Still Life Food Photography: Cup of Tea

In this food photography class Karl continues to work with food photographer Anna Pustynnikova as, together, they demonstrate essential preparation, styling and lighting techniques for eye-catching food photography.

Simplicity and elegance are the key ingredients in this next shot, as Karl and Anna photograph a cup of tea. This photography class shows the gradual build up of both the styling and lighting leading up to the final shot. Karl uses just a two light setup and makes use of some surprisingly simple tools to add an enchanting aspect to Anna’s elegantly styled creation.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • Product Photography: Food Photography
  • How to photograph liquids
  • Selecting different props to achieve the right aesthetic
  • Different light modifiers and their effects
  • Reducing highlights and controlling reflections on shiny surfaces

Don’t miss Anna’s live show — watch it here.


  1. Love this. Very happy I subscriped. Ia m not sure though how i would do this with two softboxes with one speedlight in each. Should I diffuse further with extra difussion fabric?

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