Food Styling & Photography

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Take your food photography to the next level at this workshop in Sydney.

Amazing food photos are gold – they can make or break your foodie blog, send your Instagram likes soaring or bring hungry customers via your Facebook page.

This fun and informal workshop will take you through the fundamentals of food styling so you can create amazing food images using props and lighting you have at home – along with your smartphone, a few insider tricks and some very clever apps!

You’ll get the basic skills (and loads of tips, tricks and confidence) to plate, style and compose some very “likeable” and tasty food pics.

Ideal for…

This class is perfect for food bloggers, instagrammers and café owners wanting to improve their food styling and photography. It is also suitable for home cooks and foodies who want to learn more about plating and styling.

Course content

This 3-hour hands-on workshop will cover the basics of food styling and smartphone photography as you plate and style up three picture-perfect dishes.

Course content…
  • Picture-perfect cheese platter (everybody say cheese!)
  • Produce, plating and produce (a what’s in season challenge)
  • A sweet and creamy parfait glass dessert (more sprinkles, please)
  • Some food photography do’s and don’ts
  • Plating your dishes and using props to create context
  • Lighting
  • Composition: how to fill the space, how to use negative space
  • Finishing and posting your images

Please note: This is not a cooking class, so you’ll be working with quality pre-prepared foods, and the focus will be on plating and photographing. Although there will be some food available for snacking (and you may eat your masterpieces when you’re done snapping), this workshop does not include a full sit-down meal. We are not able to provide substitute ingredients for people with allergies or food intolerances.


The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
146 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

Please note: Street parking is very limited nearby. You might try St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. It is a 5-minute walk from the venue, with casual parking rates after 5pm at approx. $4/hour.

Please come prepared…
  • Please bring your own smartphone and/or digital camera
  • Make sure you have loads of free space or extra memory card
  • All participants must wear closed-in shoes
  • Aprons supplied, but dress appropriately for the kitchen, NO heels and tie back long hair
  • Arrive up to 15 minutes before the class start time

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: It was great thank you

  • said: "Five stars"

  • said: Great introduction to food styling and photography - plus yummy food to nibble on! What could be better?!

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