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Light Your Food Basics

Getting started with Artificial Light for Food Bloggers and Photographers

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ONLINE ARTIFICIAL LIGHT COURSE

Are you frustrated with the light changing through the day, or not being able to create the same lighting conditions whenever you want?

We’re here to help you get started with using artificial light to mimic natural light for all your food photography needs.

No matter if you’re just starting out or ready to set up to using professional strobes, we got you covered!

Ready to get started?!!


What to expect from Module 1 Basics:

  • Introduction to using Studio Strobe and Speedlight to create the look of window light.
  • Setup with lights, accessories, and stands.
  • Light Placement to create desired highlights and shadows.
  • Modification with diffusion and grids.
  • Bonus section on our favorite Constant Lights!


Artificial Light for Food Photographers and Bloggers

Are you frustrated with the light changing through the day, or not being able to create the same lighting conditions whenever you want? We're here to help you get started with using artificial light to mimic natural light for all your food photography needs. No matter if you're just starting out or ready to set up to using professional strobes, we got you covered.

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU:

"I'm scared to try Artificial Light"
It's intimidating, I don't know what to look for in order to make it look natural.


"I' don't feel like I totally understand it"
I've tried using Artificial Light in the past, but always end up frustrated.


"Totally Lost"
I don't know where to start.


We've been in your shoes!

We took the leap to learn Artificial Light and it changed our lives!!


Your Instructor


Shelly Waldman
Shelly Waldman

Jenn Davis is a food photographer and blogger from Nashville, TN. She loves creating imagery that transports the viewer into the scene. When photographing food, she places an emphasis on details of lighting, mood, texture, and color. Her goal is to have the viewer connect emotionally with her photos.

Creatively, Jenn wants the freedom to manipulate light from bright to soft or crisp to moody at any time. Replicating the look and feel of natural light using artificial light has become a huge passion project. She is someone who started shooting food at only the perfect time of day in the doorway of her laundry room; to shooting all types of light at anytime of day anywhere.

Learning to use artificial light in her photography has improved not only her images, but her workflow and increased her opportunities for jobs.

Shelly Waldman is a commercial and editorial photographer based in the San Francisco bay area. Her works spans food, product, and people. She loves being able to express her creativity through images. Her work has a approachable and friendly feel which is crafted through her lighting and composition choices.

She finds that being able to manipulate artificial light in any situation has allowed her opportunities to work on location with no fear of, "What if there is no natural light?" Her first big commercial gig was shooting a crawfish broil for Millers/Coors. It was to feel like a summer afternoon. Shooting in San Francisco meant being prepared for the fog to roll in and block out the sun. So her knowledge of lighting and being able to replicate daylight using strobes was a huge asset and continues to be.

Learning to use artificial light in our photography has improved not only our images, but our workflows and increased our opportunities for jobs.

We want you, our students to have the same confidence in using artificial light as the main light source for your photography, so that time of day, and location are no longer obstacles allowing for you create the scene as you imagine it.

Our clients list includes national and international brands. We’ve been feature in multiple publications including the US and Europe.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I already shoot with Artificial Light?
In this course Jenn and Shelly review their favorite artificial lights, how they set them up, and ways to manipulate light to create the look and feel of a scene. You may learn something new outside of your current set-up.
Will there be more modules after Basics?
Yes! Module 2 will be coming out soon! It will include advanced light manipulation, choosing props and backdrops for certain looks, troubleshooting, more behind the scenes set-ups start to finish, etc.! Stay tuned!!
 

Who 'Light Your Food'- Basics is for?

  • Passionate creatives who love food photography.
  • Anyone interested in exploring how to start using Artificial Light.
  • Photographers, Bloggers, Instagram Influencers who want to expand their abilities to manipulate light, create natural window light at any time of day, and increase their workflow.


Who 'Light Your Food'- Basics is not for?

  • Masters of Artificial Light. You're already killing it with light manipulation!!
  • Photographers who aren't interested in shooting food or don't want to shoot anything other than natural light.


Get started now!