Digital Photography


Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

With DIY Food Photography, you'll be taking better photos in no time with what you have in your own kitchen!

4.49 (2851 reviews)


1 hour


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

Take beautiful photographs of food in your home.

Compose a variety of mouth-watering food photographs that tell your food's story

Create a unique setting and style for your own food photography

Control natural light in your home to shoot better photographs

Edit your food photographs to make them look even better


With DIY Food Photography, you'll be taking better photos of your food in just an hour.

Every lesson is hands on, and shows you how to use resources right in your home to create delicious, mouth-watering images. We'll walk you through the entire process, and we're available if you have any questions along the way.

Whether you're a food blogger, self-proclaimed master chef, or just an Instagram foodie, this course will give you the skills needed to take professional food photos.

Impress your family and friends with great photos of your food creations!

Steps to great food photography that you'll learn in this course:

  1. Pick the best location for your photos. 
  2. Prepare and style your food and setting.
  3. Light your food with inexpensive tools like a white sheet and $1 poster board. 
  4. Choose the best camera and settings.
  5. Compose 4 types of shots to get all the best angles.
  6. Edit your photos to make them look even more tantalizing!

Tell your food's story!

Our goal is to teach you how to take better photos of your food with any camera, wherever you are. After walking you through the basics, you'll see us shoot 5 different food and drink setups that will inspire you to take your own food photos.

Bonus: Everyone who enrolls gets a composition cheat-sheet that shows how to compose your shots.

Enroll now to get started! We can't wait to see you inside!

Will Carnahan & Phil Ebiner


Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen
Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen
Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen
Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen


Dive in to Food Photography

Course Introduction

Join the Official Student Photography Group

Choose a Location

Design Your Food and Setting

Light Your Food

Camera Options: Smartphone vs. Fancy Camera

iPhone vs. Mirrorless Camera

Camera Settings (for people with cameras that can contro manual settings)

Compose Your Shots

Edit Your Photos

Exercise: Photograph Your Next Meal

Get More Photography Resources & Tips

Food Photography Demonstrations

Practice: Cereal

Practice: Morning Coffee

Practice: Key Lime Tart

Practice: Tomato Soup

Practice: Beer


Thank You

Bonus Lecture: Get Any of Phil's Course for Up to 90% Off


Cesar17 September 2020

This course is very detail oriented to anyone who wants to start food photography, is very fun to watch and easy to set up the beginning of a new style of photography.

Catherine5 September 2020

I love having a course that gives the basics in a short amount of time and using supplies from the home and available light.

Stephanie28 August 2020

Yes! I like to take food photos using what I have at hand, but with the advice given I will be able to improve the quality, and take consistently better photos. Also, the comments about the setting are useful, as I think the settings I create are more minimalist. I'm looking forward to taking photos with the 4 different angles, and using the black and white fill . All of the examples were very helpful. Can't wait to take more food photos. Thanks for a great course!

Mayank22 August 2020

I was looking for some more unobvious tips from this course. But overall the presentation and video quality was very pleasant and I realise as an extremely novice beginner it would have helped me.

Dipanjana20 August 2020

It is a basic course. It was all with natural light. Would have been great if I could have had an experience of evening settings too. Thanks

Vishali.R.S7 January 2020

Yes definitely! i started to see difference in my photography . The course is amazing. Can't wait to attend other classes.

Nicole4 January 2020

As always a fantastic course filled with useful and practical information. Thanks guys for doing it again.

Don9 December 2019

This course is a good refresher course for me. I'm a professional chef by trade and I shoot foods with a professional DSLR for menus and ad. What I needed was a view from a basic perspective. Sometimes I tend to over think a shot and try to put to much stuff around the food. Overall it was great to see a basic view of plain foods. Chef Don

Joanna31 October 2019

The course is very helpful. Everything thoroughly explained. This is what I expected. I would recommend.

Jordan7 October 2019

Truly enjoyed this course! Hit all of the basics with some great details and tips. Definitely recommend!

Ron31 August 2019

Yes, I'm a novice photographer and need the basics. I hope soon in this course he talks about what kind of lens he is using to get these shots.

Jacqueline20 August 2019

Having seen so many great food blog photos, I was really intimidated about taking photos for my own almost new blog. I learned so much from this course and feel excited about trying my hand at taking food photos of my own. I loved this course and looking forward to checking out the website at videoschoolonline.com. Thanks, guys. You rock!

Natalia12 July 2019

I do really like the course because everything was explained in details. Great for beginners when you just do not know where to start!

Fatemah15 June 2019

I know many of those tricks. But there are new things I have learned: - Putting some kind of curtain on window is a good idea to diffuse harsh sun-light . - Better understanding the difference between black/white reflector's uses. - The 3 main angels for shooting food; 45 degree, flat & hero shot! [ The best thing I loved!] Thank you =)

Dawn2 June 2019

Will and Phil are great! I have taken several courses with both, including Sam, and have learned a great deal about photography. I was an absolute beginner using auto settings. Now, I am comfortable using manual settings and all I think about is taking photos.


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