Food Photography Course -Introduction to Food Photography

Food Photography Course

Using a Digital Camera to Photograph Food.

Next Available: Sun, 14 Jul 1:30PM (AEST)
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3 hours


This Food Photography Course is ideal for food bloggers, bakers, restaurant and Café owners or anybody who loves food and wants it to look good!

The course focuses on taking great images of Food using your own or easily obtainable equipment. The class also covers the basics of food styling, although it is not the central element of the course.

Food Photography and Lenses  

Choosing the right lens to capture your Food to make it look appetising.

Food Photography and Composition

There is more to food photography than snapshots. Choosing the right background, props and accessories are very important. 

Food Photography and Exposure

Sometimes the camera will not like your choice of background!

Food Photography and Lighting (Home and Studio)

Lighting is the most challenging part of food photography, some lights make the Food look too bright, and reflections on the plates can ruin the shot.

Food Photography and Software (Making it look good for the Web) 

The next challenge is to put your Food on the Web. We show you how to use software (Such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Elements) to display your cakes and dishes as they should be.  

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What you will learn

  • Advice on how to photograph food from restaurants to cake shops
  • How to use light (natural and artificial) to enhance our food
  • Settings for printing and websites

What you will get

  • Class notes and ongoing support
  • Small class max 4 persons
  • Local venues with weekend classes available

What to bring

  • Camera, Cards,ntebook and pen and an eagerness to learn

What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Alwyns Photo School

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Who am I

My name is Alwyn Hanson, I have been teaching photography for over 30 years in Melbourne. I have worked with and taught over 30,000 people including new users as well as training groups such as Victoria Police,  MFB and many Government Departments. 

I believe in teaching photography in a simple, logical way rather than boring lectures. My classes are short, practical and complete. Most are three hours long (My experience is longer classes don't always achieve good results)

I teach photography and software based on classes that have run with great success in my previous position as manager of Michaels Media School in the Melbourne CBD. 

I am passionate about teaching and want you to use YOUR camera to take great photos.

I can teach you in a class or if you prefer at your home, cafe or local park. 

You tell me what you want and I can make it happen.

Why Alwyns Photo School is different.

We believe in working WITH all the special features on the camera,NOT turning them all off and going manual. The camera companies have spent millions in development, so why reinvent the wheel. We can teach YOU how to take great photos on YOUR own digital camera.

Alwyns Photo School, making great photography easier.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Classes are based on a Maximum of Four Students, in the unlikely event that the minimum number of bookings is not reached we will organise either an alternative date, offer and alternative class option or offer a full refund.

Outdoor workshops and events are subject to Weather if bad Weather is forecast (Based on BOM forecasts 48 hours ahead) we will offer an alternative date, or an alternative class option or offer a full refund.

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