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Let’s get to the Foodtography School Review, shall we?
Who created this course? Sarah Crawford (formally Fennel). On Instagram, you can find her at @bromabakery and if you want to check out her students’ work, you can find that at @foodtographyschool – if you want to see more, you can head to the Foodtography School website.
You can also check out Sarah’s food blog at bromabakery.com
Course Outline – What’s Delivered
Intro + 4 Units
- Intro Unit
- Fundamentals and Composition
- Light and Color
- Social Media
Each of these units contain 5-6 videos. In addition there are bonuses that cover: fundamentals of photography, props and backgrounds, food styling, a Lightroom walk-through, a lesson on artificial light, smartphone editing, and a sample pitch email. Sarah also provides a PDF with recommendations for camera body, camera lenses and tripods for different budgets, Lightroom presets as well as a Lightroom basics mini-course (this is different than the Lightroom walk-though bonus).
Who is Foodtography School for?
The new food photographer and food photographers or food bloggers that aren’t sure how to compose their food scenes or what angles to photograph their food.
Who is Foodtography School NOT for?
- Intermediate to experienced food photographers
- Food photographers who have taken other food photography courses that cover composition, angles and principles of food photography
- Photographers who shoot anything other than food
For new food photographers or food photographers or bloggers who have never taken a food photography course, this course will change.your.game. It gives you a framework to use that will build your confidence going into your food shoots. You will know exactly which angle to shoot your food and how to set up your scene. There’s a lot of information and practice is KEY.
Value for the money? Oh yeah. And then some.
Did you make your money back? Sure did! I took Sarah’s course in September of 2018. I booked my first paid shoot in July of 2019 and by August I made my money back.
Short (4-16 minute) videos that teach you the basics of food photography, food styling, color, styling, composition and angles. As a result, you get bite sized (no pun intended), actionable techniques that you can put into practice immediately. I love that you can easily refer back to one piece of information instead of having to wade through a 3 hour video trying to find the exact spot where the course creator teaches something you’d like to review.
I don’t really have much? I think it’s the best beginner course out there. The first two units are the “meat” of the course – Sarah covers all of the basics of food photography that will give you an excellent foundation. To build on this foundation you’ll want lots and lots of practice and to refer back to the principles that she teaches. I personally made myself a sticky note with all of the high points. I also would focus on one area – such as geometry, or repetition, until I felt like I had a really good grasp of how to create that in my work.
Course length: This is a go-at-your-own-pace course. You can binge all of the videos in one day or in a weekend – I know I did! I was so eager to soak up everything Sarah taught.
Lifetime access? Updates? Yes, you get lifetime access. I think there were a couple of bonus videos added in the last year but no major updates since I purchased the course.
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