The FUNdamentals of Food Photography
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The FUNdamentals of Food Photography

at Capital Photography Center - Downtown, Washington, D.C.

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$195 10 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Nov 05, 2:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

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Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1616 H St NW
Btwn 17th St NW & Jackson Pl NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Laura Chase

What you'll learn in this photography class:

Have fun with your food!

LC will share her creative process in an inspiring and image rich presentation and discuss the technical details, equipment basics and creative aspects to consider to help build your food photography portfolio and develop your own style and vision. She'll also discuss and demonstrate how to build a shot from the very beginning using available light (like what we might have at home in our own kitchens), as well as using a using a basic studio light setup.

Following the presentation, students will break into small groups and practice photographing food in different lighting conditions with her creative expertise and guidance to help along the way.

Topics covered:

  • Camera settings & lenses that are best for food photography
  • Exposure settings
  • Depth of field and focus choice
  • Lighting including available light vs. studio light
  • Composition and camera angles 
  • Building the shot
  • Effective use of props
  • Basic food styling tips
  • Recommended gear
  • Industry resources

and more!

Bonus image review section at the end of class! Each student is invited to share up to 4 images to be gently critiqued by LC.

Students should bring:

  • Cameras and a macro lens (if available), otherwise a normal lens in the range of 24-70mm.
  • A laptop in order to download and choose your favorite for sharing. 

Please note: Students should be familiar with photography basics and manual exposure controls such as ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. We will not have time to introduce you to these at the class. 

School Notes: Mailing address:PO Box 855 Alexandria, VA 22313

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Refund Policy
  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 6 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 6 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.

Please check the name and date of the class carefully.

  • Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 6 business days prior to the class.
  • If request to reschedule is given less than 6 business days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.

If the school cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.


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Capital Photography Center was created by Marie Joabar who for more than a decade was the Education Programs Manager and Corporate Trainer at Penn Camera, one of Washington D.C.’s long standing photography retailers. Marie developed that company’s educational program growing it from...

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