Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

Stolen

In last few weeks, we’ve come across an astounding number of food photographers who have had their food photos stolen. Big magazines have done it. Big hotel chains are stealing food photos. Even famous chefs have used food photos without permission and not compensated food photographers.

We at LFP HQ would like to help you share the stories with fellow food photographers. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

Food Bloggers Giveaway

It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far.

We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography.

All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ;) )

Here’s what’s included in more detail: [Read more…]

What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

WHAT'S COOKING

It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed.

Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better.

Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… [Read more…]

How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

Backlit Food Photos

Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects.

Take it away Taylor.

I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. [Read more…]

Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

30 Days to Better Food Photos logo

We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos.

Are you up for the challenge?

The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos

Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment.

This course will teach you:

  • How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you know nothing about food photography
  • How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch
  • How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use
  • How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even if you never been on a professional photo shoots
  • How to Continue Learning even if you’ve been taking food photos for long time
  • How to start on the food styling journey step by step

These lessons will be short. The assignments will be detailed. The goal of this course is to DO – Take action and DO the work.

The intent is not to overload you with information but drive you to take action.

These lessons will be low on words and not prescriptive. I don’t want you take a photo as I like to take. I want you to develop your own style. I won’t tell you to frame a photo a certain way. I’ll show you and tell you what’s possible. Use that and make your OWN photo.

Are you ready to this? Are you up for the challenge?

How To Participate

This edition is different from all previous editions in many ways.

First, 2014 edition will be an email-only course. Unlike previous editions 30DBFP will be available only for those who really want it. The lessons will not be posted on LFP like we’ve done before.

Click below to sign up. You will be taken to signup page.

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The enrollment is open for only 5 days. Course closes on Aug 1st. Once it ends you won’t be able to join this challenge.

Once again: Click below to start the course.

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Can’t Participate Everyday?

I strongly recommend that you participate in this course the way we have designed it. If improving food photography is your priority, stop here and participate in the 30 Day challenge the way we have designed it.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Stop watching Game of Thrones or those horrible Saas-Bahu serials if they are popular where you live or whatever is on the TV these days
  2. Stay an hour late or wake up an hour early. Find one hour by NOT doing things that are not your priority

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Now, if you just cannot – meaning if you travel a lot or have a baby or something you just can’t avoid – in that case and only in that case do this:

Step 1: Register for the Course

Step 2: Start receiving emails

Step 3: Do the Assignments at your own pace

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Special Note: IF You’ve Completed 2013 Challenge

If you’ve completed the 2013 Challenge, you’ll find the difference in the way this program is structured. The lessons are very similar to 2013 edition. I received a lot of requests for private photo critiques from many of you and we’ve added that as an option this year. There were also lot of follow up questions from many of you. That has been added this year for those interested.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have a DSLR can I participate?

Yes, the lessons are designed in a way that both DSLR camera owners and non-DSLR camera can get the most from this course.

I can’t participate everyday, can I join?

Yes, read “Can’t Participate Everyday” section above.

Will you post lessons on this blog?

Lessons will be available only by signing up for email. We will be sending these lessons to those who have signed up for the course. Blog readers will not get emails from me unless they’ve registered for this course. To register Click to Start