If you’re like us and you’re always taking pics of your food then this post is for you.
This weekend we did something a little different and booked ourselves on a ‘Level 1 Food Photography Course’ with the super talented William Reveal. Will has years of experience and also teaches courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine.
What first appealed to us when we signed up was that the course promised to be practical with hands-on teaching… and it was just that!
In the morning when we arrived we were welcomed with fresh juice and pastries – a good sign of what was to come.
The morning was spent with Will teaching the class how to correctly use our digital cameras – manually. That’s right folks, there was no automatic usage allowed! We were told the best food images are ones where the user controls their own exposure. Exposure = Shutter Speed + Aperture + ISO. Admittedly it took us a little while to get the hang of it but once we did we spent the rest of the day in the studio shooting, styling, using props, understanding the importance of lighting and capturing our shots from different angles.
Food stylist, Tara Sura worked alongside Will for the day and created a variety of amazing dishes for us to shoot. She also gave top tips on how we could enhance our images by adding props and fresh ingredients.
Throughout the day we took a number of pics that we’re really proud of and it was all thanks to such skillful teaching.
We highly recommend this course if you’re a keen photographer or just simply want to take better pics for your blog or instagram. We certainly feel more confident after the course, it’s amazing how much you can learn in just six hours. Don’t just take our word for it… book now.