Food Styling for Photography (Online)

Diana Kuan
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Taught by Diana Kuan

Diana Kuan is a food writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of Red Hot Kitchen, on cooking with Asian hot sauces, and The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, on Chinese food and culture in America. Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, and The Boston Globe, among other publications. In addition to writing and photography, Diana has taught cooking classes for the past 10 years in both Beijing and New York. Her favorite foods are dumplings, ramen, and tacos, usually with hot sauce on the side.

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*This is an online class, hosted via Zoom. Download the web client ahead of time at Link will be sent the day before class!*

Learn how to style mouth-watering food for photography in this online workshop! 

Whether you’re a blogger, chef, aspiring professional photographer, or are simply seeking to improve your existing skills, this class will give you many tips and tricks to make your food look amazing on camera, from the comfort of your own home.  

You'll learn: 
  • How to choose props and backgrounds that compliment your food
  • Compositional and lighting techniques, with an emphasis on working in small spaces
  • How to create a food styling toolbox with simple objects around the house
  • Ways to add a human touch to your photos
  • Tips for working with tricky foods 
  • How to find your voice and develop your own style
  • And more!

This class will include demos and an optional hands-on exercise if you would like to follow along at home (no special equipment necessary). We'll also answer any questions you may have about working with particular foods or props at home. 

We'll touch on a few aspects of photography, though the emphasis of the class will be on the styling of the food. A camera is not necessary but feel free to have a phone camera, DSLR, or mirrorless camera by your side if you'd like to experiment during the class. 

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