An Introduction to Food Styling for Photographers

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of food styling for photography. You will learn how to conceptualise, prep, prop, and style mouthwatering images of food while gaining insight into tools of the trade and tips for preparing and shooting food under pressure.


Venue support by Miele Gallery.

who should attend

You should be completely comfortable shooting in aperture priority on your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, and you should be confident adjusting your camera's settings to create correct exposure. We strongly recommend taking Photography Level 1 beforehand to ensure you are at the correct skill level for this course. This workshop is a perfect fit for those who have already completed An Introduction to Studio Lighting, and is complementary to our Beginner's Food Photography Workshop.

No prior food styling expereince is necessary.
Note: This workshop is designed for photographers interested in shooting food photography, not for those interested solely in styling.
what's included
  • 6-hour workshop, a mix of theory and practical
What's covered

This part-theory, part-practical introduction to food styling for photographers will give attendees a unique insight into the genre while equipping them with the styling tools needed to help make a food photography shoot successful.


Through live demonstrations and hands-on experimentation, you will learn how to conceptualise, prep, prop, and style food items to ensure you get mouthwatering results. You will also learn in-depth tips and tricks needed to make your dishes look sensational and to keep them looking that way over the course of a photo shoot. Fiona, one of Dubai’s premiere food stylists, will share an impressive array of styling tools and invaluable insights when it comes to styling food for a shoot under pressure.


Note: While Fiona Archibald is one of Dubai’s premiere food stylists, she is not a photographer. A GPP staff member will be present to assist with shooting, but the focus of this class is the styling of the food itself in preparation to be photographed, not photographic techniques. The majority of the practical portion of this workshop will be dedicated to styling; your photography skills will come into play only to document the styled dishes you have worked on during class.

What to bring
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery
  • Lenses (in the 50mm-150mm range)
  • A macro lens (if you have one)
  • Tripod (if you have one)
  • Empty memory card for your camera with an identifying mark
  • Notebook
  • Pen
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancelled 7 days prior to the start of your workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
  • 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 workshop date(s).
  • If cancelled less than 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.


GPP reserves the right to change the location of any workshop to another location within the same city and/or emirate as deemed needful in accordance with management discretion.

Workshops can be rescheduled within 3 months of the originally booked workshop date(s).

Bookings can only be transferred ONCE, including in the event of a workshop relocation.  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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