Smart Phone Food Photography (Online)
Taught by Sarah Lohman
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma.
*Participants will need their smartphone (you can switch back and forth from the Zoom app and the camera, but I recommend watching the Zoom on a separate laptop or desktop). And a simple fruit or veggie to photograph: apple, orange, potato, celery--whatever you've got!*
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 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.