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Learn How to Shoot Stunning Food Photography on your Smartphone

This course will transform your food photography from everyday smartphone camera pics to magazine-worthy shots.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-order. The course material will be released in January once all the festivities have wrapped up & you're ready to start learning a new skill :)

What's inside?

This comprehensive course includes 8 interactive modules filled with video tutorials, live behind the scenes, presentations & tasks. I’m going to teach you how transform your food photography using just your smart phone. We’ll cover everything from understanding how to work with: Natural light Composition theory Smartphone camera hacks and I'll even be taking you behind the scenes while I shoot. Plus, I share all the tips and tricks I’ve learnt to perfect the smart phone editing process!

What will I achieve?

Expect for your food photography skills to transform from everyday smartphone snaps to magazine-worthy photographs! You will gain an in-depth understanding on how to; make the most of your smartphone camera, work with natural light in any scenario and select the best place wherever you are to shoot, compose & style your shots, all the basics on editing plus how to find and use inspiration.

Is this course for me?

This course is perfect for complete beginners looking to transform their food photography as well as photographers looking to learn more about food photography. Don't forget, this is a PERFECT gift-able course for someone in your life that loves to photograph their food!

  • Food Bloggers, Writers & Journalists

  • Chefs, Recipe Developers & Nutritionists

  • You want to improve your understanding of food photography

  • You just love food & want to share it with the world!

  • You plan on using this knowledge to shoot with a DSLR

Pricing options

This course is £98 with learning material value of £900!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Promo Video

    • Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Getting Started

    • Kit List & PDF Download

  • 3

    Smartphone Camera Fundamentals

    • Introduction

    • 1. Clean the lens

    • 2. Changing Perspective

    • 3. Lock focus & change brightness

    • 4. Overheads on an iPhone

    • 5. Switch your grid on

    • 6. Shooting with the Lightroom App

  • 4

    Understanding Lighting

    • Principle One - Light Direction

    • Principle One - Light Direction - Live Example

    • Principle Two - Block Artificial Light

    • Principle Two - Block Artificial Light - Live Example

    • Principle Three - Direct Sunlight Light

    • Principle Three - Direct Sunlight Light - Live Example

    • Positioning for light

    • Lighting PDF Download Summary

    • A quick test!

  • 5

    Composition for Beginners

    • What angle should I shoot at?

    • What's the best side?

    • Composition Theory

    • Behind the Scenes: Composition

    • TASK: Practice your composition

  • 6


    • Introduction: How to find inspiration

    • Ideas for Pinterest Boards

    • Behind the Scenes: Using inspiration to create

    • Final Note on other muses

    • TASK: Find inspiration & get creating

  • 7


    • Top 3 Recommended Apps

    • Live Editing Tutorial + all the basics: VSCO

    • Live Editing Tutorial: Snapseed

    • Live Editing Tutorial: Lightroom

    • Bonus: Colour correcting shots taken in artificial light

    • Bonus: How to straighten overhead shots

    • TASK: Editing practice

  • 8

    BONUS: Behind the scenes shooting in restaurants

    • Behind the scenes at Good Mantra

    • Behind the scenes at Kynd: Shooting in the evening or with no natural light

  • 9

    BONUS: Free detailed PDF on "How to shoot beautiful food photography on your smartphone"

    • Downloadable PDF

  • 10


    • Book in a 15min Q&A review

  • 11


    • What did you love & what did you miss?

    • Well done on completing the course & what's next...

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  • Can I purchase the course as a gift?

    How kind of you! Yes, absolutely you can. Head back to the home page and click on the gift option of the course or scroll back up to find the section on purchasing this course as a gift. Once you make the purchase you'll receive a confirmation download and I will email you an e-gift voucher with a personalised code for your giftee to access their new course. Simple as that.

  • I am a complete beginner with photography. Will your course be suitable for me?

    I have built this course specifically for beginners and have also included a lot of helpful teachings to quickly make you into a pro so yes! It is also for you :)

  • I have a DSLR camera and want to learn food photography. Will this course still be suitable for me?

    Yes, 100% - Every module, except the smartphone camera hacks module will be very useful in learning how to capture beautiful food photography. All the same basic principles apply when using a smartphone to using a camera.

  • Can I go through the course at my own pace?

    For sure! Purchasing the course will give you unlimited lifetime access so you can purchase the course and come back to it whenever you like.

  • What happens if I need help or have a question?

    You can reach out to me personally! I am always responsive on instagram @JadeSarkhel so please feel free to message me and I will help :)

  • I am already a photographer but want to learn more about food photography. Will there be anything new for me to learn?

    Absolutely. As a specialised food photographer I have noticed that when shooting interiors, portraits or anything else other than food that the principles applied are VERY different. In this course I will be teaching you the specifics on how to manipulate light and edit to enhance how food looks so every single dish you shoot will have people drooling!

Your Teacher

My name is Jade Nina Sarkhel and I'm an award-winning self taught food photographer. In 2017, I left my full time job in marketing to pursue a career as a food photographer. I had NO experience in photography whatsoever. Within a few year, I saw my work being featured publications like Vogue, GQ, National Geographic Food & Forbes Magazine! I absolutely love what I do and I am so very excited to finally be sharing all my behind the scenes secrets with you in my very first online course.

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