Learn how to take mouth-watering pictures of food for your blog, menu or portfolio
Whether you’re a photographer, blogger or aspiring food stylist, this Masterclass will transform your ability to create stunning pictures of food. Led by Guardian Cook photographer Jill Mead and food stylist Rosie Reynolds, this highly interactive course covers the technical and creative essentials of food photography – from how to get the right lighting, to how to make good food look even better.
The day includes a mixture of talks and workshops, and a photoshoot where you’ll put your new skills to the test. Plus, you’ll receive guidance on breaking into the industry, as well as tips on how to work to a commercial brief. With plenty of practical exercises on your DSLR camera, the course is guaranteed to help you to create better images for your blog, menu or career portfolio.
Jill Mead is a photographer for the Guardian and Observer who regularly contributes to the Guardian’s Cook section. In addition, she has been commissioned to illustrate numerous publications including three books with Gordon Ramsay and, more recently, the Mumsnet family cookbook.
Rosie Reynolds is a freelance food stylist, recipe writer and developer. After completing a diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine in 2010, she started working for BBC Good Food and Olive magazine. More recently, Rosie has worked on book projects with Glynn Purnell, from Great British Menu, Franco Manca and Bill Granger, and is a regular contributor to Guardian Cook.
Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.
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