New Course: Composition for Food Photography

Exciting news! Today we are releasing a new course in the Food Photography module that includes 12 lessons on composition. It’s called Composition for Food Photography.

Why composition? What’s the big deal?

Does anyone really care about the arrangement of props and food items in a photo?

Blue slide with Food Blogger Pro logo that reads 'Composition for Food Photography'

When I first started taking pictures of my food for Pinch of Yum, the concept of composition was such a mystery to me.

I thought that the arrangement of food and props in food photography was a completely artistic process that was only for the super creative food photographers of the world. I didn’t think that it was possible for me (a self-perceived non-artsy person) to learn composition in simple steps, like a skill.

Maybe even more importantly, I didn’t understand that this one simple thing – composition, or the arrangement and layout of my photograph – was an element of photography that could make my food photos go from blah to eye-poppingly yummy.

Two images of soup: one without styling and one with styling


Over the years, I’ve proven both of my preconceptions wrong and I’ve learned two VERY TRUE things about composition:

  1. Composition is extremely important to creating engaging food photos (read: photos that aren’t boring).
  2. Composition is an artistic process, but it can be explained and taught using five straightforward, essential concepts as a guide.

Composition for Food Photography

As of TODAY, our newest 12-lesson video course on Composition for Food Photography is available to all Food Blogger Pro members.

Composition for Food Photography course on Food Blogger Pro

In this course, you’ll discover the five essential concepts of composition and how they apply specifically to photos of food.

  1. Orientation
  2. Angle
  3. Rule of Thirds
  4. Creating Movement
  5. Negative Space

For each concept in this series, you’ll find two videos – the first video is about 2-3 minutes long with an introduction to the concept, and the second video is a demo lesson where we’ll put the concept into practice with an actual shoot using different food scenes in each example. I’ll just let you know up front that maybe I did use Girl Scout Cookies for one demo and maybe I did eat one on camera. Priorities.

I’m so excited to share this course with you!

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