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Creating Culinary Photo Series

A course by Espacio Crudo
Food Styling Studio. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined October 2018
, Food Styling Studio

Learn to create artistic food styling projects and delve into the different types of lighting involved

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (282)
  • 8264 students

Learn to create artistic food styling projects and delve into the different types of lighting involved

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (282)
  • 8264 students
  • 16 lessons (1h 57m)
  • 10 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

It's undeniable that upon seeing food our mouth starts to water. Food photography can make you taste a dish without even having it in front of you. To master the discipline, you need a series of specific tools and techniques to get the most out of the food you're photographing.

If you like photography and follow countless food accounts on Instagram, join the Espacio Crudo audiovisual studio and discover the secrets of food photography. Learn about lighting, concept design, and art direction all relating to food and food styling so that your photos have what it takes to go viral on social media.

And if you are passionate about the business of food styling, you can sign up for the first Espacio Crudo course, focused on developing food styling projects, Introduction to the Business of Food Styling.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The idea
  • U3
    U3. Let's prepare our scheme
  • U4
    U4. Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by finding out what Espacio Crudo is, who they are, and what each person does in the team, as well as some of the work they have done and their sources of inspiration.

Discover the power of observation as a source for generating ideas and learn about your teachers' creative process. Work through a series of exercises to generate ideas and put them into practice.

Transform your ideas into visual concepts through mood boards and sketches to help you pin down an idea. Next, review the materials you need for the course.

Address one of the key processes involved in food styling: pre-production, which includes making the food shopping list, the purchase, the preparation, and food packaging.

Take photos that tell different points of view of your visual concept, using a lighting scheme with various configurations, creating a defined and tangible aesthetic.

Finish the course by doing the post-production of your photos, from development to posting them on Instagram.

What is this course's project?

Take three photographs of the same theme using different types of artificial light.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in photography—especially food—who has prior knowledge of lighting.

Requirements and materials

Intermediate knowledge of photography and some knowledge of prop styling is required. You also need to know how to cook and have kitchen utensils and a kitchen at your disposal.

As for photography equipment, you must have a reflex or DSLR camera, a tripod, various studio lights, a computer to view the images, and other tools that will be detailed throughout the course.


8264 Students
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Espacio Crudo

A course by Espacio Crudo

Teacher Plus
Food Styling Studio

Natalia Londoño, Paola Sánchez, and Andrés Caicedo lead Espacio Crudo, a photography and food design studio located in Bogotá, Colombia. Their work focuses on making gastronomy the center of everything, using photography to reinterpret ingredients, recipes, traditions, and food itself.

For Espacio Crudo, behind every great idea there is a great plate of food.


  • U1


    • Raw?
    • It's not how creative you are, but how well you keep your references
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    The idea

    • Mom, where do the ideas come from?
    • How do we count it?
    • Moodboard
    • Paint them!
    • What do you need for the photos?
  • U3

    Let's prepare our scheme

    • 1 to 3. Base lighting scheme
    • Make it real. Art direction
    • The important thing is the outside
    • 6:00 am. Photo 1
    • 8:00 am. Photo 2
    • 10:00 am Photo 3
  • U4


    • Lettering and painting
    • 500 copies required
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creation of gastronomic photo series

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Creating Culinary Photo Series. Photography, and Video course by Espacio Crudo Best seller

Creating Culinary Photo Series

A course by Espacio Crudo
Food Styling Studio. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined October 2018
  • 97% positive reviews (282)
  • 8264 students