Smart Phone Food Photography
Taught by Sarah Lohman
Dubbed a “historic gastronomist,” Sarah Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past. She chronicles her explorations in culinary history on her blog, Four Pounds Flour, and her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She appears on the Cooking Channel's Food: Fact or Fiction? and is 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy with co-founder Jonathan Soma.
Currently, she works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food, including institutions such as The American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Science, Boston, and The Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Her first book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, was published with Simon & Schuster in 2016.
Whether you want to start a food blog, or blow up your Instagram, this class will help you take better food photographs.
Smartphones have beautiful cameras; but understanding both their advantages and limitations are important. This class will cover how angles, staging and light can make your photos look better; and we'll investigate Instagram editing tools as well as Photoshop to tweak your image.
Overall, smartphones are a great way to get started taking food photographs without spending money on a professional camera, and this class will teach the tools and techniques to take the best photos possible.
(class size: 15, hands on and lecture/demo)