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Learn food photography tips and tricks with the next Capture Online free seminar

Capture Online free seminar
(Image credit: The Photography Show)

For the second installment of The Photography Capture Online series, Sony ambassador and food photographer Kate Kirmnan will guide you on how to make your images look extra delicious. The free session will go through techniques, tips and tricks on how to create Instaworthy shots.

If you’re a serious foodie, chances are you want to take photos of all the yummy food you eat. Making food and drink look mouth-wateringly good isn’t hard - but you do need to know what goes into taking that perfect shot of your favorite meal. Experienced food photographer Kate Kirkman will help you understand all the elements involved in taking that perfect snap including lighting, styling, composition and camera settings.

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Coming from a background in fine art and art history, Kate started to pursue a career in photography in 2010 and launched a portraits, wedding and boudoir business which she still runs today. Alongside her husband and fellow photographer Brent, the pair started a photography school called Training by Lumiere which is dedicated to food photography and filming.

Ahead of the session, Kate has shared two of her top food photography tips. The first is that food and drink photography really benefits from stability so if you can attach your camera to a tripod, a c stand or a boom it will not only help prevent blur but will allow you to focus more on lighting, composition and styling. 

Capture Online Food Photography

(Image credit: Kate Kirkman - Lumiere )

Kate’s second top tip is to not forget about styling - just like you would style a fashion shoot, food photography benefits from the same careful consideration when it comes to putting items together. Kate will explain what works and why and what doesn’t. If you seriously want to pursue food photography you’ll have to start collecting some props but there are plenty of ways you can do this without spending too much money. 

The Photography and Video Show is the UK's largest indoor photography event which brings together professional and enthusiast photographers, the biggest camera brands and the latest photographic innovations. This year the event takes place between the 17 - 20 September at the NEC, Birmingham, UK and as always there will be a range of talks, workshops and masterclasses to attend. 

While the online seminar is free to attend, registration is required via The Photography Show website. The workshop starts on 10 February at 7.30 pm (GMT) and anyone who registers will receive joining instructions at least 24 hours before the seminar starts. 

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Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specialises in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylised product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.