Convert a fresh catch into a mouthwatering masterpiece.
Are you ready to take your food photography skills to the next level? Join Karl Taylor and food photographer Anna Pustynnikova as they dive into the world of fresh fish photography. From catch to click, you’ll learn the secrets of composing, styling, and lighting to create stunning images that capture the true essence of fish.
In this comprehensive course, Anna shares her expertise in food composition and styling, including valuable tips for working with raw fish. Karl guides you through lighting setups specifically tailored for food photography, maximising texture, shape, and form to create visually striking images that stand out from the crowd.
In this class:
- How to photograph food like a pro
- Lighting setups for food photography
- Gradient lighting for dynamic images
- Tips for keeping food fresh for perfect food shots
- Elevate your food styling skills to create visually captivating images
Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.
In this food photography class, Karl and Anna undertake this fresh fish shot using a simple lighting setup and careful control of colour and composition.
They key thing for this image was the styling. In fact, the shot required very little in terms of equipment and lighting (members can view the full equipment list of the right-hand side of this page).
The lighting was a fairly straightforward setup in which Karl used one light to create gradient lighting. Gradient lighting is a common technique in product photography and is particularly useful when photographing subjects with glossy surfaces.
While Karl was working on the lighting, Anna continued to work on the styling of the image. She reworked the composition of the shot a few times to get the right feel to the image, but also explained that time was of the essence when working with fresh ingredients like fish.
When styling an image like this, it’s important to keep in mind compositional elements such as colours, textures and lines. You’ll see how Anna and Karl used each of these elements to guide the viewer’s eye and keep them in the shot. So even if you’re working against the clock, take your time to get these details right.