A Taste of Food Photography

Join renowned international food photographer Neil Corder for a hands-on food photography workshop!


This intensive one-day session - which includes plenty of practical shooting time - will cover all of the elements that go into making delicious photographs.


Get a peek behind the scenes of some of our past "A Taste of Food Photography" workshops here:


who should attend

You are a confident user of priority shooting modes and understand full manual exposure control. You want to learn more about food photography and are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.


Profoto studio lights will be set up for you and you will be given basic instruction on how to trigger them from your camera, so that even if you have no previous experience with lights you will be able to shoot. However, this workshop is NOT designed to teach you how to use studio lighting equipment.

What's covered

Neil will start with a theory session covering the relevant topics of lighting, styling, composing, and propping, as well sharing the tricks of the trade that go into making his mouthwatering images.


Following the introduction session, you will have the opportunity to watch Neil in action. He will shoot live and demonstrate how to work with various types of foods and different light sources.


Working his way around three unique studio set ups, Neil will demonstrate a range of lighting techniques using daylight/available light, professional flash/studio lighting, and even showing you how you can create a home studio using inexpensive lights and everyday household lamps as continuous light sources to create professional lighting effects.


You will gain a great understanding of what goes into the collaboration between a photographer and a food stylist as you witness firsthand how Neil communicates and works with Fiona Archibold, one of Dubai’s top food stylists, to produce and execute his shots.


You are guaranteed to walk away with a taste of how the business of food photography works, some hands-on experience testing the techniques learned during the day, and some great images.


Practical Assignment:

We want you to make unique images and get the most out of the session, so one week before the workshop you will receive a brief detailing the practical project assignments that you will be undertaking. This will give you time to prepare any props you might want to bring along and to think about how you might execute your shots to best express your style.


Armed with your props and practical advice and guidance from Neil and Fiona, you will then have the opportunity to shoot in the three different studio setups: daylight/ambient, studio lights, and tungsten/home setup. Working in small groups, your teammates will assist you to execute your shots, and vice versa.


We will end the workshop with a Q&A session, followed by a short critique of the work produced during the day.

What to bring
  • Your DSLR or mirrorless camera (fully charged)
  • Tripod
  • Lenses – anywhere in the 50mm to 150mm range
  • A macro lens if you have, or extension tubes (there will be a limited number of extension tubes provided at the class)
  • Empty CF/SD card(s) (marked with your name)
  • Any props you wish to use for your shoots
NOTE: Please download your workshop briefing sheet here: http://gulfphotoplus.com/uploads/A-Taste-of-Food-Photography-Student-Brief.pdf
You MUST have read this before the class!
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancelled 7 days prior to the start of workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date.
  • If cancelled a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of your workshop, no refund is possible, but you may be rescheduled to another date.
  • If cancelled less than 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.

Workshops can be rescheduled within 3 months of the original booking.

Bookings can only be transferred ONCE.  If you transfer your workshop booking and later wish to cancel it, we will unfortunately not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances.

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