Food Photography Class

Food Photography class - Fresh baked goods and a cappuccino © Sandy Weatherall

Food Photography - Fresh baked goods and a cappuccino

Join Sandy for this food photography class that takes an extensive look into food photography.

With the boom in social media and the foodie craze, food photography is more popular than ever.  However, food photography has the unique characteristics of being both technically and artistically challenging.

With her 25+ years of professional food photography experience, including being the photographer for the popular 'Company's Coming' cookbook series, Sandy will guide you through a series of lectures and practical hands-on photography exercises through the steps, techniques and equipment necessary to make captivating images of food.  And don't worry, you'll get plenty of chances to create photographs in this food photography class. We will provide a food photographers playground of props, lights, backgrounds and other fun tools and accessories. This class covers the important technical aspects of photographing food, but more importantly you will learn the tricks of the trade in making your edibles look even better than they taste. The class is held in a commercial cafeteria kitchen so students can expertly prepare thier shots. The most fun you can have in the kitchen!

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Food photo of a BBQ hamburger © Sandy Weatherall

Food photo of a BBQ hamburger

Food photo of a stack of pancakes with raspberries © Sandy Weatherall

Food photo of a stack of pancakes with raspberries

About Your Instructor

Your instructor will be Sandy Weatherall.
Sandy Weatherall has worked in various areas of the photography industry since graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology over 25 years ago.

She enjoys photographing her favorite things in life such as pets and sports but her greatest passion is Food Photography.

You might recognize Sandy from your Digital Photography for Beginners class. She also teaches the Macro Photography class, and the Photoshop for Lightroom Users class here at our photography school.

Sandy has been published in food magazines and over 30 cookbooks. She also shoots restaurant menus, product labeling and marketing material for major food companies. Sandy's Jinsei Photographics web site will let you learn more about her and her photography.

Check out this video of Sandy featured on CTV's "Who Does That Job?" television segment.

food photography example of a cocktail glass with garnish © Sandy Weatherall

Cocktail glass with garnish for a menu

Photo of Bacon wrapped roast with brussels sprouts © Sandy Weatherall

Bacon wrapped roast with brussels sprouts

What You Will Learn

  • Camera equipment for food photography
  • Shooting food under studio and natural light conditions
  • Deciding what food is worth shooting and helping boring food look delicious
  • How to choose angles and depth of field based on types of food
  • How to prep for a food shoot – ingredients, backdrops, plates and props
  • Basic food styling tips and tricks
  • A few special effects for food photography
  • Who are you shooting for? Clients and audience requests
  • Basic post production tips on editing

What to Expect

  • 12 hours of classroom instruction
  • Access to backdrops, props and accessories
  • Handout booklet to keep
  • Certificate of completion
  • Small group size, limited to just 9 participants

Prerequisites for the Class

Food photo of roast leg of lamb and kiwi © Sandy Weatherall

Roast leg of lamb and kiwi

Equipment Required

  • DSLR
    • lens longer than 50mm, or a macro lens or 90 mm tilt/shift lens
  • Tripod (Optional)

Class Location

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Our classes are taught at the Providence Renewal Centre, located in southwest Edmonton, within the city limits.

It’s a beautiful retreat centre, situated on over 20 acres of park like grounds, and it also has a cafeteria for meals (for the weekend class). There are numerous hotels and shopping located very close by for those of you that are travelling.

bucket of crab legs with lemon shot for a cookbook © Sandy Weatherall

Bucket of crab legs for a cookbook

Cost of the Food Photography Class

  • $300 Canadian Dollars (plus tax).
    • Current currency exchange information between the Canadian dollar and your local currency is available here.

More Information

Policies and payment information are available here.

For additional information, please contact us at:
E-Mail: Contact us Electronically
Phone 780-669-1261

Please read above and if the class you are interested in sold out, please click here to add your name to the wait list