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Become a master in food photography. Everything you need to know is in this course, brought to you by Rob Andrew.

  • Advertising your business and finding your first client
  • Selecting a right gear for a food photography
  • Examples of shooting on location
  • Post-Production in Adobe Photoshop

Author: Rob Andrew

Watch the interview with Rob here

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of natural light on-location food photography as well as mixing natural light with strobes.

Rob also covers equipment, basic food photo retouching in Photoshop, some words about workflow, basic food styling tools and his tips for acquiring and keeping clients as a food photographer.

This course is for you, if you:

  • Your level is from beginning to intermediate in food photography.
  • You want to see a start-to-finish food shoot.
  • You want to pick up some great general tips about becoming a food photographer.

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Course Breakdown:

Total Running Time:  4+ hours

Level: Intermediate

Photo Shoot

  • Camera Gear - 7min

    Rob goes over the main camera equipment, lenses and other camera related items he brings on a typical food shoot

  • Basic Food Styling Tools - 7min

    In this clip we’ll discuss basic tools you can bring with you to help style food (even if you’re not a professional food stylist).

  • Lighting Equipment - 9min

    In this video, you’ll learn about the lighting gear involved in food photography and Rob’s philosophy of “going light” with minimal equipment

  • On Location - Chieckn shot, part one - 9min

    Hello from the wooden Spoon.

  • First Dish (Chicken) - Part Two - 5min

    Continuing to explore the first dish, we’ll adjust the composition and lighting on the shot.

  • First Dish (Chicken) - Post Production - 25min

    Our first retouch is covered in this video. Learn about brightness/levels adjustments, cropping, cloning and healing, fixing issues on the plate, content aware fill.

  • Second Dish (Duck) - 7min

    In shooting our second dish (duck confit, farro salad, olives, pickled raisins, oranges), we’ll discuss and show and examples of all flash vs. daylight/flash mixture. We will use the 4 foot softbox.

  • Second Dish (Duck) - Post Production - 16min

    In Photoshop, learn how to fix a spill, clone distractions, duplicate a drop of sauce and more.

  • Third Dish (Dessert - butterscotch pot du creme) - Part One - 6min

    Taking a natural light food shot with bounce cards. Using a fresh table surface scouted from outside.

  • Third Dish (Dessert - butterscotch pot du creme) - Part Two - 5min

    Continuing our dessert shoot, we’ll change the composition to finalize things and polish them up a bit.

  • Third Dish (Dessert - butterscotch pot du creme) - Part Three - 4min

    Continuing our dessert shoot, we’ll change the composition to finalize things and polish them up a bit.

  • Third Dish (Dessert - butterscotch pot du creme) - Post Production and Thoughts - 20min

    Rob talks about the composition, selecting the right image and retouching. Photoshop techniques include liquify, cloning, brightening.

  • Beet Salad - Introduction - 2min

    A second visit to the restaurant. Background and lighting gear for shooting a beet salad.

  • Beet Salad - Photoshoot - 6min

    Photographing a beet salad using the strobe in an octobank. Exploring a soft quality of light.

  • Beet Salad - Bonus Video - 3min

    See the difference between the way an octobank lights the salad vs. a cheap shoot through umbrella.

  • Beet Salad - Post Production - 25min

    This one needed a bit more post work, we’ll discuss compositing two similar images to make one final and making more major repairs to a photo.

  • Burger - Photoshoot - 6min

    Photographing a burger with two light sources and daylight for the background.

  • Burger - Post Production - 28min

    In this video we colorize the background for a more interesting look and work the clone stamp and liquify tools.

  • Workflow - 7min

    Introduction to Rob’s workflow including of Photo Mechanic, Capture One and Photoshop interaction.

  • Business Intro and Show and Tell - 2min

    Rob shows off a couple of studio items.

  • Identifying Potential Clients - 8min

    Who the clients are in food photography.

  • Advertising Your Services - 12min

    Some ways of advertising your food photography services.

  • Advertising - Part 2 - 9min

    Continuing discussion of advertising and social media. Philosophy of using Instagram.

  • Keeping Clients Happy - 11min

    Some tips on keeping clients happy and keep them coming back.


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Course Curriculum

Camera Gear 00:07:00
Basic Food Styling Tools 00:07:00
Lighting Equipment 00:07:00
First Dish (Chicken) – Part One 00:09:00
First Dish (Chicken) – Part Two 00:05:00
First Dish (Chicken) – Post Production 00:25:00
Second Dish (Duck) 00:07:00
Second Dish (Duck) – Post Production 00:07:00
Third Dish (Dessert – butterscotch pot du creme) – Part One 00:07:00
Third Dish (Dessert – butterscotch pot du creme) – Part Two 00:05:00
Third Dish (Dessert – butterscotch pot du creme) – Part 3 00:04:00
Third Dish (Dessert – butterscotch pot du creme) – Post Production and Thoughts 00:20:00
Beet Salad – Introduction 00:02:00
Beet Salad – Photoshoot 00:06:00
Beet Salad – Post Production 00:25:00
Burger – Photoshoot 00:06:00
Burger – Post Production 00:28:00
Workflow 00:07:00
Business Intro and Show and Tell 00:02:00
Identifying Potential Clients 00:08:00
Advertising Your Services 00:12:00
Advertising Your Services – Part 2 00:11:00
Keeping Clients Happy 00:12:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Worth every penny


    The food photography class was awesome. Rob explained everything in a way that was super easy to follow, and he knows his stuff. Would love to do an in person workshop with him.

  2. Perfect for food photographer


    I like to much how Rob andrew show the way how to get perfect foof photography. This course is perfect for food photographers.

    Highly recomended

  3. The course is great!!!


    For me, the course was very helpful to start in this area and I am vary happy with the presentation of the workflow. Also the last part of the course – “the Business Tipps” is very useful. Thanks Rob!

  4. Little weak course


    Really BASIC.

  5. Course for beginners!!!


    Nothing new has been learned for myself. 30 minutes to watch as a brush to clean, are you joking? more useful information on YouTube. th.

  6. Worth Every Penny!


    I’ve been doing food photography as a hobby on and off for a number of years, but Rob’s course has really lit a fire under me to pick it up again and get more serious about it. I’ve always had trouble with post-production, and I learned a ton of useful things in this course in that area! I also picked up a lot of new lighting tips. I loved how well the lessons flowed, and how conversational he was in his presentation, which was fun to watch and easy to follow. I plan on reviewing all of the segments more than once to solidify the knowledge. I took nine pages of notes!

  7. Thank you Rob


    I just finished the Rob Andrew food photography tutorial “THE BASICS OF COMMERCIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY”. Rob does a great job of explaining his lighting. He goes through a variety of lighting techniques including window light, soft box, and octabank. I particularly loved the photo editing portion. Rob takes you through the edit of each of the images he shoots in the video and clearly explains the how an why of his edits. He then talks about the business of finding and keeping clients. This tutorial is targeted to beginning a intermediate food photographers but, as an advanced food photographer, I was able to learn valuable things as well.
    I wish that there was more. I would have loved to see the early decisions on selecting a background, location, camera angle, and plate positioning. That being said, this was a very easy to follow, educational and inspiring experience.

    There is one technical issue, the last section, “KEEPNG CLIENTS HAPPY” is actually a repeat of the section two above “ADVERTISING YOUR SERVICES”. I think that “ADVERTISING YOUR SERVICES – PART 2” should have been called “KEEPING CLIENTS HAPPY” or there is a missing video.



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