Best Food Photography Courses

Find the best online Food Photography Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Food Photography Courses.

Food Photography: Capturing Food in Your Kitchen

With DIY Food Photography, you'll be taking better photos in no time with what you have in your own kitchen!

Created by Phil Ebiner - Top-Rated Instructor, 2 Million+ Students


Students: 91558, Price: $99.99

Students: 91558, Price:  Paid

With DIY Food Photography, you'll be taking better photos of your food in just an hour.

Every lesson is hands on, and shows you how to use resources right in your home to create delicious, mouth-watering images. We'll walk you through the entire process, and we're available if you have any questions along the way.

Whether you're a food blogger, self-proclaimed master chef, or just an Instagram foodie, this course will give you the skills needed to take professional food photos.

Impress your family and friends with great photos of your food creations!

Steps to great food photography that you'll learn in this course:

  1. Pick the best location for your photos. 
  2. Prepare and style your food and setting.
  3. Light your food with inexpensive tools like a white sheet and $1 poster board. 
  4. Choose the best camera and settings.
  5. Compose 4 types of shots to get all the best angles.
  6. Edit your photos to make them look even more tantalizing!

Tell your food's story!

Our goal is to teach you how to take better photos of your food with any camera, wherever you are. After walking you through the basics, you'll see us shoot 5 different food and drink setups that will inspire you to take your own food photos.

Bonus: Everyone who enrolls gets a composition cheat-sheet that shows how to compose your shots.

Enroll now to get started! We can't wait to see you inside!

Will Carnahan & Phil Ebiner

How to Shoot Food Photography: Complete Guide for Beginners

Food Photography basics, Composition, Lighting effects, Color Theory, Props and Styling

Created by Rose Nene - Professional Photographer and Videographer


Students: 10204, Price: $69.99

Students: 10204, Price:  Paid

How to Shoot Food Photography: Complete Guide for Beginners

What you will get out of this course?

Food Photography basics, Composition, Lighting effects, Color Theory, Props and Styling

-How to do food photography using any camera including smart phones?

-What type of lighting to use and its effects on food photos?

-How to set up light and DIY accessories to create a balanced looking scene?

-How to style your food?

-Composition techniques that will change the way you take photos(if you actually do them)

-What is color theory?

-How to edit and enhance your food photos?

-How to export photos for different platforms such as facebook, intagram, website and blogs?

-How to use your smart phone for food photography?

BONUS: How to shoot light and airy as well as dark and moody food photography?


  • You'll get a simple step-by-step instructions on how to shoot Food Photography without expensive gear or technical skills

  • You'll get specific examples and ideas how to shoot a photo

  • You'll get MP3 Audios (to listen to the course on-the go)

  • You'll get Downloadable PDF's

  • Easy to implement video (in bite-size chunks)

  • Full Life time access to on demand videos

  • Premium Support from your instructor (Receive answers and feedback within 24 hours)

  • You'll get 100% money back Guarantee

  • and many more!


Basic Food Photography

Learn how to take delicious food photos from scratch

Created by Andrew Olson - Food Photographer | One Ingredient Chef


Students: 7815, Price: $49.99

Students: 7815, Price:  Paid

[New Updated Lectures for 2020! Including an all-new head to head comparison between smartphone vs. "pro camera" food photos.]

With Basic Food Photography, you can quickly learn to take stunning food photos even if you’ve never picked up a camera and never styled a plate of food! 

Thanks to social media, food photography is now a big deal. Sites like Instagram and Pinterest make it easier than ever to take pictures of food and share them with millions of viewers. But getting your pictures noticed requires so much more than just a well-composed snapshot... 

The problem is, Food photography is uniquely challenging because it demands the perfect balance of artistic and technical skills. A great food photographer knows how to combine the technical skills of taking well-composed pictures with the artistic skills of styling gorgeous food scenes. 

That's the goal of Basic Food Photographythis 27-lesson video course weaves together the art and the technology behind food photography in a way that you can put into practice. The skills you learn here will help you take stunning photos from start to finish - anytime, anywhere, with any camera. 

Specifically, Basic Food Photography will teach you these core skills: 

  • Food Storytelling - Learn to give your pictures power by telling a delicious story through the food and the scene.

  • Food Styling - If the food looks unappealing, so will the photos. Learn to style your food in ways that are photogenic to create stunning pictures.

  • Scene Composition - Compose beautiful and structured food scenes that make best use of lighting, surfaces, accents, and more.

  • Photo Shooting - Learn how to get the most from your equipment (from iPhone to DSLR) to take gorgeous, well-composed food photos every time.

  • Image Processing - The goal with any food photo is to make it look realistic. This can be enhanced with a few key editing effects that you’ll learn how to apply.

  • Sharing - Gain recognition for your work by applying techniques that engage the social web around the delicious photos you’ve learned how to create.

In this course, I am sharing all the photography techniques that have helped my food blog grow to over 125,000 monthly views in less than a year. Whether you want to start a food blog, or simply share more rewarding food photos with friends, Basic Food Photography is designed to give you the confidence you need to take stunning food photos that get noticed

In addition to over 5.5 hours of practical, hands-on instruction, this course includes a printable 17-page “cheat sheet” with key points that you can reference time and time again to make your photo shoots more successful. This dynamic Udemy platform also gives you direct access to me where I can offer you personalized instruction and feedback along the way. 

In just over 5 hours of lessons, you will gain the skills and confidence to shoot more rewarding food photos that you can be proud to share with others. I cannot wait to see the amazing pictures you're going to take! 

Andrew Olson
Photographer & Recipe Developer,
One Ingredient Chef

Ready to get started? 

  1. Click the "Take This Course” button above

  2. Enter your details and click "Confirm Purchase"

  3. You’ll have instant access to all the information in this course

P.S. Basic Food Photography comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. Sign up today and check out all the material. If it doesn’t help you take stunning food photos in 30 days, you’ll get a full refund. No questions asked. Go ahead and click the “Take This Course” button now - there's absolutely no risk. 

Learn Lightroom and Photoshop CC: Improve Food Photography

Use Lightroom and Photoshop to Make Your Food Pictures Vibrant, Tasty and Sharp!

Created by Sebastian Jezierski - Professional Photographer, Filmmaker and Instructor


Students: 3108, Price: $124.99

Students: 3108, Price:  Paid

Make Your Food Photography stand out using Photoshop and Lightroom. Learn editing food pictures like a pro. Bring your photos from "ok" level to "Delicious-Mouth-Watering-I-Want-It!" level.

Learn Lightroom and Photoshop with Food Photography - Gain Your Skills FAST with this Focused Course.

  • in Lightroom Quickly and effectively choose your best pictures out of many from the photo sessions
  • Transform a good pictures into delicious ones.
  • Become a Food Photo Retoucher.
  • Organize your pictures in "Collections" in Lightroom, so you can easily find them in the future
  • Use Photoshop and Lightroom effectively
  • Being focused on food photos only you will dive deep and become able to make even advanced editing in no time
  • Prepare photos for publishing on websites, blogs, Facebook and other social media sites both in Lightroom and Photoshop

Bring Your Food Photography to a New Level with a help of Lightroom and Photoshop

Whether You are a food photographer, food blogger, a cook or restaurant owner/marketer, you need as good food pictures as possible to attract clients, guests and readers. Sometimes it can happen that the picture is great straight from the camera. Still its good to prepare it in a right way for publishing.

On the other hand, it can happen that there is not everything as you would like in the picture, or even maybe you don't know, that the picture could look better ...much better.

The difference between "ok" picture and "wow" picture many times is in a series of little tweaks, little changes, which combined makes the big difference. Some of those changes you can do while taking a picture. And more little changes - in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. In this course you will learn how to do this little and also quite big changes in editing process.

Content and overview

The course is designed for beginners and those who have already some experience in working with Lightroom and Photoshop. The main goal was to walk you through only the options and adjustments needed to effectively edit food pictures. Anything else was skipped in order to make the whole process easy and to not make you feel overwhelmed with all the possibilities this programs have (and they do have).

The course contains 3 main parts (sections): first you will learn how to import, select and make general adjustments to your best pictures in Lightroom. Then you will go deeper with editing, retouching pictures in Photoshop. After that i will show you how to prepare pictures for websites, blogs and social media sites.

You get the full access to this course for a lifetime. All updates and new lessons are free and forever. You can always ask questions in the forum inside the course.
You have a 30 day no questions asked full money back guarantee. There is no risk on your side at all! You can only win!

You Found It! Foodies Ultimate Food Photography Masterclass

Beautiful Food Photography with any smartphone, iphone or digital camera. See Progress Quickly. Fundamentals matter!

Created by Ted Nemeth-Highly Rated Udemy Instructor & Professional Photographer - Founder of: THE BUSINESS SCHOOL for CREATIVES!


Students: 992, Price: $94.99

Students: 992, Price:  Paid

FINALLY!  A professional instructor and food photographer put EVERYTHING you need to learn into a fun, easy to understand course that will actually have you taking better food photographs with any camera.   The key is I rely on true photography fundamentals, which apply directly to beginner photographers specifically for food photography.

Dark & Moody Food Photography Workshop for Beginners

Boost Your Instagram/Business/Blog with Stunning Food or Product Photos, Create a Rustic Look by Smartphone & Low Budget

Created by Alexandra Gábor - Professional Art Teacher and Artist


Students: 387, Price: $89.99

Students: 387, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the Dark & Moody Food Photography!

Are you into food and you are looking for inspiration to make your Instagram more appealing?

Do you have a small business and you would like to make Stylish and Rustic photos of your (hopefully small) products?

Are you writing a blog and you would like to get inspiration how to make stunning photos to attract your audience?


Hello! I am Alexandra and Artist and an Art Teacher! I have lots of experiences in Photography - I made food/product photography for companies, had my photos even exhibited in Art Shows.


I have created this course to show you the BEHIND THE SCENES of those amazing rustic&stylish&dark&moody photos and that they can be created in your home, even with your SMARTPHONE!

Check out this amazing short course and GET INSPIRED!

You don't need to purchase anything to accomplish this course: just be creative, collect the things around your home and BUILD YOUR OWN DIY HOME PHOTOSTUDIO with me!

What will you learn?

- How to analyse light on photographs

- How and where to find inspiration

- How to analyse light in your home - spotting the right place to build your studio (you don't need a big space, a chair is enough)

- How to play with light (creating a light tunnel, using a home made reflector)

- How to create a background

- Camera Basics

- Composition Rules

- How to Set a Scene

- How to Play with Angles

- How to tell a story with your photos

- How to use negative space

- How to edit your pictures on your Smartphone and in Photoshop

- How to set the perfect size of the pictures for sharing on different Social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest)

What else will you get?

- Lifetime Access

- 30 day NO QUESTIONS ASKED money back guarantee

- Full support form a Professional Art Teacher and Artist in the Q/A section

So what are you waiting for?    ENROLL

Food Photography 101

Take better food photos when you learn these creative & technical tips and tricks.

Created by Barbara Cameron - Pro Photographer


Students: 311, Price: $99.99

Students: 311, Price:  Paid

With Food Photography 101, you will learn how to get better results with your food photos. When you know how to use your camera’s settings and learn some creative composition and styling tips, you will be proud of your food photos and they will get noticed.

Master Your Camera and Composition to Take Great Food Photos

  • Learn what “perfect exposure” means and how to use your camera’s settings to get it

  • Understand how technical decisions affect your food photos

  • Master natural light to bring out the best in your food photography

  • Recognize how to use or break the rules to make your compositions stand out

  • Create impact using food styling tips and tricks

If you’re frustrated with your food photos, this food photography course is for you.

I want to share with you all the things I learned that helped me get my food photos published. Whether you want to be an instagram influencer, food blogger, or magazine food photographer, I designed this course to give you the information and tips you need to take your food photography to the next level.

In addition to the video instruction, you get to download lesson summaries that you can save to your mobile phone to have with you at every step of your food photography journey. These portable tips & tricks graphics mean you have me in the palm of your hand during every food photo shoot.

And I invite you to use the Udemy platform to connect and stay in touch with me with your questions and success stories!

What you will learn:

  • How to make light work for you when taking food photos

  • How exposure decisions make or break your food photos

  • How to use your camera’s settings to get perfect exposure

  • How shutter speed, aperture and ISO decisions help you take great food photos

  • When to use a tripod or hand-hold your camera

  • What location in your house or restaurant is the best place to take food photos

  • What kinds of household tools can help you use natural light to your advantage

  • How the location of the natural light affects your food photos

  • How to manage dark locations and still get good food photos

  • What composition rules to use and what rules to break to create compelling food photos

  • How important your background is to help frame your photo and tell your story

  • What angles to shoot at for good food photos

  • How to use negative space, leading lines and diagonals to make food photos stand out

  • How to create compelling scenes using food styling tips & tricks

  • Why simplicity is your friend

  • How to have fun when styling your food photos

  • What role the color wheel plays in your food styling choices

  • How to use texture and other food in food photography styling

Smartphone Food Photography : Practical Guide

How to Take Amazing Food Photos with Your Smartphone!

Created by Foodior Class - Professional Food Photography Services


Students: 217, Price: $89.99

Students: 217, Price:  Paid

Learn how to take amazing food photography with any smartphone you have!

Learn practical steps from setting simple yet powerful artificial light at your home (so you can take photos anytime during the day!),

setting photo properties and background, up to editing to make the photos even more beautiful!

Learn step-by-step how to create BRIGHT Mood and DARK Mood Food Photography.

Take photos of your home-cooked meals with smartphone.

No need to change/upgrade your Smartphone.

Learn practical steps to create amazing images without expensive tools.

You'll see different result with the techniques you learn with current smartphone you have.

And of course, anyone can learn, No basic in photography required.

Free Bonus Session Smartphone Dark Mood Food Photography

- The Smartphone Food Photography course especially for dark mood theme to get you started shooting stunning photos without dishing out tons of cash

- With 5 different food photoshoot sessions. Starting from eggs, pretzels, two kinds of bread, to beverages

- Consists of 35 lecture from : Introduction, Smartphone Basic, Lighting, Styling, Shooting, to Editing with recommended Smartphone Apps

- Bonus session duration is more than 2 hours!

- It doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or Android – this bonus session class works for both!

Get it now!

I'll see you in class.

Food Photography: How to Photograph Food using Natural light

A complete beginners guide teaching you how to create gorgeous photos of food for your instagram, blog & website

Created by Jacqui Nightscales - Food Photographer


Students: 61, Price: $89.99

Students: 61, Price:  Paid

This practical course will teach you what makes a great food photo and how to achieve it from beginning to end. I've got you covered from using your phone to your DSLR using actionable techniques to transform flat, lifeless images into captivating photos that impress.

Hello and welcome!

I hope that you're as eager as I am about learning new techniques and improving your food photography. Photography is definitely a journey, and I want you to be patient with yourself with wherever you are. I've tried to cover all areas so that no one is left behind, and the more seasoned photographers still have room to learn and grow.

There is a popular quote that is so true:

Knowledge is power but knowledge without action is useless

And that's so true of photography! You need to apply and practice what you learn here in this course. The more you practice, the easier it will become.

How to make the most of my course, in the fastest possible way. Beginners should start with Section 1, if you are intermediate, you can skip until Section 3.

Section1: We will talk about camera gear and accessories used in food photography. I will discuss camera bodies, give my recommendations on different lenses, tripods, and accessories. I will explain how to make the most of your mobile camera too. This course is designed for anyone with a camera, so it's important to start taking photo's with whatever camera you have!

Section 2: This is for absolute beginners, or photographers using automatic mode on their camera's up until now. I will go through the basics of how camera exposure works so that you understand it, but you do not need to know every technical aspect of photography. I will show you the essentials. We will cover -

  • Exposure

  • White balance

  • Camera Angles

  • Shutter speeds

  • RAW vs JPG

  • Where to focus in the scene

  • 11 ways to create depth in your images

Section 3: We will look at all the aspects that make up a good food image. I'll also show you how to read food images. This is really an important skill to have. It will help you to understand what you like in an image, and how you can recreate it in your own work.

Section 4: In this section, we will look at how natural light behaves and it's characteristics. I include one of my biggest takeaways from this course - What to STOP doing and what to START doing to dramatically improve your images. We're going to cover the directions of light and how we determine which one to use, and why. We will talk about your light source - ie window/door/outdoors as we are working with natural daylight, and how to modify and shape the light with bought modifiers, or using things that you have at home. There are 3 behind the scenes videos showing the set up using the different directions of light.

Section 5: How are different moods created? We will look at what makes up a dark & moody image and a light & airy image. We will also look at the differences between hard and soft light, and how to create them.

Section 6: We will look at simple editing techniques in Lightroom & Photoshop. It's nothing advanced or too fancy, just enough to really bring out the best in your images. I've filmed an easy video of how to make a composite in Photoshop (Join 2 photos together) and included PDF's of the most commonly used shortcut keys in Photoshop to make editing quicker. I'll also show you how to get rid of colour casts in Lightroom.

Who is your instructor?

Jacqui Nightscales is a South African food photographer living in Dubai.

Being a professional photographer for almost 20 years, she has years of experience in both private and commercial photography.

Apart from a full-time photography business, it is her mission is to inspire people to create food images that they're proud of, and to transform their photography journey to an enriching and successful one.

The highlights of this course include:

  • All techniques are applicable whether shooting with your phone or DSLR

  • Nail Manual Mode so you can shoot confidently

  • Troubleshoot all reasons that you could be getting BLEH photos

  • Discover my top tips to STOP doing & START doing to change your photos TODAY

  • Understand how to recreate an image that you really like

  • Learn how to edit your images to make them POP

  • 3 behind the scenes videos from real shoots

  • Start immediately and learn at your own pace

  • All course content is downloadable.

You're 100% protected by a 30 day money back guarantee.

Take the course for a test drive, put everything to work, and see how it works for YOU specifically. If at any time you feel that you didn't get the results that you expected, just let us know and you will be refunded, no questions asked. Sound fair?


I've got A's for your Q's

Does it matter if I'm new to food photography?

Nope! If you're just getting started, I think this is the best way to start learning. You'll learn a ton about light, tips and tricks for styling your scene, and how to edit your images afterwards.

How do I know it's for me?

Do you love food photography? Then it's for you. I've seen absolute beginners get gorgeous images, and more seasoned photographers understand the difference it makes when you light a scene correctly.

What happens if I already know the basics? Will I still learn a lot?

If you are here, it means that you are still struggling with natural light. I will clear up any doubts and get you on your way to taking stellar images.

What gear will I need?

You only need a camera. Your phone camera or a DSLR. Everything else is optional. I recommend having a tripod but you can shoot free-hand. All light modifiers can be made using things around the home, or cheap alternatives will be suggested to help you to shape the light.

What if I don't use Lightroom/Photoshop?

I will tell you about other free software that you can install on your phone to edit your images from there.

How long will the course take to complete?

You can watch the entire course in one day, but you will need to practice to truly grasp what you've learnt. Knowledge is not power. Action is power. You must apply what you've learnt.

Ready to grow?

Register Now.

Food Photography: Learn the basics of Food Composition

Learn 25 Food Composition Techniques in only 14 Minutes

Created by Jacqui Nightscales - Food Photographer


Students: 13, Price: $19.99

Students: 13, Price:  Paid

This course is designed for food bloggers and photographers who are new to food photography. If you already know photography basics but struggle with how to compose your food photos, then this course is for you.

After watching this video, you will be able to compose unique food images which will tell an engaging story about your food.

I didn't want to make another lengthly photography course. There's so many around. I wanted to make something short and actionable to immediately change how you take photo's.

So I've created 14 Minutes to Fab Composition. It's exactly that. I explain 25 composition techniques in 14 minutes - I make it easy to apply, and you will be able to use these techniques in your very next shoot.

I've also included 3 BONUS videos for you:

BONUS VIDEO 1) How to modify and control natural light in your home to produce better food photo's.

BONUS VIDEO 2) How to build your prop collection to help tell your food story better.

BONUS VIDEO 3) How to choose your backgrounds to create more dramatic images.

These composition techniques will help you with whatever food images you are taking - whether it's for yourself, clients, or you're trying to make your images grab attention online.

If you’re ready to have composition feel like a breeze, so that your images will make....

  • your fans BEG for more

  • clients line up to work with you at PREMIUM prices

  • your portfolio overflow with STELLAR content

If this sounds like what you want, then you are ready for my course.

Are you ready to finally take your food photography to the next level?