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Advanced Lighting for Food Photography
Joe Glyda
with Joe Glyda
Food photographer Joe Glyda is back in the kitchen. In his second course, Joe is teaching some advanced lighting setups and working with his food stylist to create melted cheeses, ... READ MORE
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Advanced Lighting for Food Photography
lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 32min
published: 2011
watched: 1271 Member Views
Advanced Lighting for Food Photography
with Joe Glyda
Food photographer Joe Glyda is back in the kitchen. In his second course, Joe is teaching some advanced lighting setups and working with his food stylist to create melted cheeses, grilled meats, crisp vegetables, and colorful fruit salad. Joe talks about the relationship between photographer and food stylist and the importance of using dummy food before shooting the final product. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Joe and food stylist David Kennedy talk about what will be covered in this course

1min, 10sec
lesson 2: Equipment and Settings

Joe goes over his camera and lighting equipment and other tools that he uses during his shoots

3min, 34sec
lesson 3: Ham Sandwich

Joe and David build a sandwich and talk about how ingredients are styled and combined

12min, 10sec
lesson 4: Pepperoni Pizza, Part 1

Joe talks about the importance of a pre-production meeting and David begins assembling the ingredients for the pepperoni pizza

15min, 58sec
lesson 5: A Tip From Joe

A trick for making sure the plate or pizza board does not move during the shoot

38 sec
lesson 6: Pepperoni Pizza, Part 2

Joe begins shooting the pizza and talks about the final preparations for the pull shot

7min, 4sec
lesson 7: Nachos

This lesson covers how to build a plate of nachos and includes a tip for giving your clients options when it comes to food garnish

15min, 21sec
lesson 8: Carrot Cake

After sharing some tips on cutting a piece of cake, Joe begins experimenting with lower angle and longer lens for this shot

9min, 26sec
lesson 9: Steak

Simulate a hot grill cooking meat with fake coals and fake grill marks and creative lighting

12min, 24sec
lesson 10: Fruit Salad

Create daylight in the studio using a single strobe and fill cards

4min, 36sec
lesson 11: Tip 2

Put your tripod away! Always start fresh for each shoot

29 sec
lesson 12: Seltzer

An easy shot for beginners to try and home

3min, 52sec
lesson 13: Shrimp

The final shot of the day is a shrimp dish. After getting the safe shot with the tripod, Joe experiments with some different handheld angles

5min, 27sec
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Recognized Commercial Food & Product Photographer
Joe Glyda is a recognized commercial photographer specializing in food and product photography. Joe retired from Kraft Foods as the manager and primary photographer of their creative services department after 36 years. He continued his photographic career through Joe Glyda Photography, Inc., established in 1988. Joe is a PPA Master Photographer, a Photographic Craftsman, and is a Certified Professional Photographer.
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