Fine Dining Food Photography: Photoshoot

Working with food photographer Anna Pustynnikova for this series of food photography classes, Karl and Anna set about creating a sleek and stylish shot of duck leg confit for the next food photography class. Together, the pair demonstrate essential preparation, styling and lighting techniques for eye-catching food photos.

In this chapter Anna details her step-by-step styling, building up to the final mouth-watering shot while Karl gradually builds up the lighting and shows simple techniques to highlight key elements of this delicate dish.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • Product Photography: Food Photography
  • Photographing food in plan view
  • Food styling for different camera angles
  • Photographing food using multiple studio lights
  • Selecting depth of field for food photography
  • Achieving focussed light with alternative lighting techniques
  • Full frame vs medium format — results comparison

If you enjoyed this food photography course, watch Anna’s live show here.


  1. Absolutely spectacular work. Watching these videos is mesmerizing. Actually going to buy some small mirrors now to give it a shot!

  2. kenshi2008

    I am glad to sign up again. Give me ideas using speed light and accessories in a small room. I think sign up at least 2 or more months. Signed up another place also to gain additional skills if I every look for work.

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