Food and Product Photography Hands-On Intensive

What You'll Learn

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn and photograph the fundamentals of product and food photography. Working in a professional photography studio, you'll learn to build and craft images - we'll cover a huge range of concepts from the basics of lighting to the finesse of building a great image. We'll shoot multiple set-ups throughout the day, each one building on the last one, so you'll leave with a library of images you helped create and shoot!

Class will cover:

  • The fundamentals of flash photography.
  • The fundamentals of studio lighting and modifiers.
  • The many roles of lighting in the image.
  • Impact of lens choice on the final image.
  • How and why to shoot tethered.
  • How to read the light in an image.
  • How to manipulate light in your image to achieve a desired outcome.
  • How to troubleshoot areas of an image.
  • The different types of product images.
  • How to bring your creativity to the image.
  • How the client's role and input is different in commercial photography from other disciplines.
  • How food photography differs from other disciplines.
  • The role of the food stylist and how critical they are in the process.


Students should have a good understanding of the fundamentals of exposure and composition. Feel free to contact us if you are unsure about this or have other questions!


You should bring your own camera and its user manual. A prosumer or professional camera offering manual controls is required. If you do not yet own a suitable camera, the instructor can help you arrange to rent one to use during the course. If you have them, it is recommended you also bring your flash, tripod, any lenses you own, and any other accessories you might have. A computer is not required in this workshop, as we will not cover post-production in this workshop, though we will mention a few of the concepts.

Presented By Matthew Davies

Matthew Davies

Matthew is an award-winning photographer who has been teaching and mentoring for the past decade. He also holds a Photographic Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America, which was awarded in recognition of his service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor.

He is an active member of Professional Photographers of America, American Society of Media Photographers, American Society of Photographers and American Photographic Artists. He currently works providing still and moving images to businesses to help tell their story to customers and prospects more effectively. He shoots sports photography as a hobby.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $249.00

Non-Members: $269.00

Available Dates

December 14, 2019 / 9am - 5pm

In Boulder Location


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