Introduction to Commercial Food Photography

A course by Karla Acosta , Photographer

Photographer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined November 2016

Learn to photograph different gastronomic projects and create mouth-watering images using perspective and lighting

  • 90% positive reviews (10)
  • 776 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to photograph different gastronomic projects and create mouth-watering images using perspective and lighting

A course by Karla Acosta

Mexican-born photographer Karla Acosta is a foodie at heart. These are three characteristics that define her behind the lens, helping her to create mouth-watering images and exquisite narratives. Throughout her career, she's collaborated with names like Nestlé, Herdez, Samsung, and Vans to create unmistakable pieces seasoned with her personal brand.

In this online course, discover commercial food photography alongside Karla, who teaches you the techniques to capture irresistible culinary scenes. Prepare to make eyes pop and stomachs rumble!

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 37 downloads

Telling a Story
3 minutes, 43 seconds
The Laws of Gestalt
3 minutes, 44 seconds
Funds
4 minutes, 0 seconds
The Props
5 minutes, 9 seconds
  • 90% positive reviews (10)
  • 776 students
  • 19 lessons (2h 26m)
  • 37 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design two scenes considering composition, lighting, and perspective, to tell exquisite stories through commercial food photography

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in discovering the art of food photography.

Requirements and materials

To take this online course, you need:

    - A camera with interchangeable lenses and manual mode
    - A memory card or cable for shooting from your computer
    - An external flash
    - A computer with Lightroom or Capture One and Photoshop installed
    - Food
    - Tableware
    - Table decorations


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776 Students
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Karla Acosta

A course by Karla Acosta

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Photographer

Karla Acosta has been a professional food photographer for over a decade, after initially starting out in graphic design for food packaging. Being a passionate foodie is what made her become the creator of mouth-watering visual experiences she is today, and her work as a food photographer has given her the opportunity to collaborate with brands like Samsung, Nestlé, and Vans.

A large part of what she does, as well as her personal experiences and lessons, is showcased on social media, where she invites her followers to share in the delicious world of commercial food photography.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Gastronomic Photography and Its Characters

    • Types of Photography: Specialization
    • Types of Photographers: Soloists and with Orchestra
  • U3

    The Scene

    • Telling a Story
    • The Laws of Gestalt
    • Funds
    • The Props
  • U4

    Light as Raw Material

    • The Properties of Light
    • Studio Lights
  • U5

    Photographic Equipment

    • Camera and Optics
    • Other Accessories
  • U6

    The Photo Session

    • First Photo: Overhead Shot 1
    • First Photo: Overhead Shot 2
    • Second Photo: 45º
  • U7

    Digital Retouching

    • Developed with Lightroom 1
    • Developed with Lightroom 2
    • Revealed with Capture One 1
    • Revealed with Capture One 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Commercial Food Photography

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Introduction to Commercial Food Photography. Photography, and Video course by Karla Acosta

Introduction to Commercial Food Photography

A course by Karla Acosta
Photographer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined November 2016
  • 90% positive reviews (10)
  • 776 students