Learn how to make the subject the hero of the shot in this food photography class with Karl and professional food photographer and stylist Anna Pustynnikova.
Throughout this video, you’ll learn how to choose a background that complements rather than distracts from the subject, how the choice of outfit can be used to juxtapose the subject and make it stand out, and how you can use effective lighting setups to make the subject pop. Photographing waffles as an example, Karl and Anna walk you through the start-to-finish shoot to demonstrate how you can achieve this eye-catching editorial-style image.
- Learn how to photograph food
- Food photography lighting setup examples
- Lighting techniques to make the subject stand out
- How to use colour in photography
- Outfit choice & styling
If you have any questions about this class, please post in the comment section below.
For this waffle food image, we utilised a number of subtle techniques to really draw attention to the subject and make it stand out.
As you’ll see in the class, one of the first things we addressed was the choice of outfit. Eventually opting for the blue denim jacket, this provided a great contrast with the golden yellow of the waffles, the bright red berries and pop of green mint.
Lighting was the other key tool used to help make the subject stand out. There were a couple of techniques I used to do this, including controlled patches of light on the waffles, berries and mint and a beam of light on the background to help draw the eye to the subject.
Throughout this class, you’ll see how just slight adjustments can really help enhance the final image, and in the end I was very pleased with the result.