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Food photography basics

Kathrin McCrea
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Award-winning lifestyle and food photographer, Kathrin McCrea dispels some popular myths around photographing food in this free downloadable guide.

Through tips and tricks, Kathrin provides you with the basics of food photography so that you'll be able to make your meals look sleek and professional.

With UNLIMITED ACCESS 24/7, you’ll be able to refer back to it anytime, whenever you need a reminder for the best approaches to food photography. By the end of this short course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the best lighting techniques
  • Create a setting for your food that photographs well
  • Apply the proper use of angles

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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Myth 1: You need studio lights or a lot of light
  • Myth 2: You need a lot of props and ingredients
  • Myth 3: You need to shoot at a consistent angle to achieve a signature style
  • Downloadable PDF guide

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Portrait of award winning photographer Kathrin McCrea.

Kathrin McCrea

Kathrin McCrea is a lifestyle and food photographer based in Hackney. With a passion for food and photography, she has been lucky enough to combine the two and to work for magazines, packaging, advertising and digital agencies.