Food Photography, with Nina Gallant
The perfect class for students who are interested in learning the theory and practices of food image-making in the context of art and media, this series—held at food photographer Nina Gallant’s studio in Allston, Mass.—will provide an accelerated introduction to food photography and styling. Students will learn how to use their own cameras while exploring the basics of Photoshop, beginning food-styling practices, and visual storytelling. No previous photography experience is necessary.
The goal of this class is to introduce photography techniques and visual understanding of food photos, as well as the best ways to present food for the camera. Students will learn how to tell their own food stories through guided experimentation and assignments. Along with lectures to present the basics of camera work, image editing, food styling, and visual storytelling, there will be guided, hands-on experiences in the studio using props and food. We will also take our cameras on the road to observe and photograph food production.
There are no prerequisites; however, students must provide their own equipment:
• Digital camera with at least a 10 MP capacity
• Camera lens, minimum of 70mm
• Laptop with the technical specs required for Photoshop Elements and enough space for the software and images
• High-capacity flash memory card
• Memory card reader