Food Photography

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

Program Description

Food Photography

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

With our Early Booking campaign you can obtain a 15% discount on the course fee if you make the full payment by February 28th 2017.

An intensive course that aims to provide participants, which already possess the basic photographic techniques, the tools in order to learn the methods, the tricks and the difficulties of professional food photography. The student will learn to plan and organize their own creative process, starting from the idea of the project, then move through the process of the research for the proposed topics, planning for the following operational phases such as shooting, post-production, and finally the elaboration of the final product. The photographers will also have the ability to interact with various figures working in the world of food and professional photography. The practical part will allow to experience the photographic medium with techniques and tools suitable for the type of shooting and the desired image. Students will learn how to build up a set, find the best solutions to create and obtain images in a short time and in a variety of situations.


18 - 22 July 2016


1 week, 5 days (Monday-Friday)

Hours of Instruction:

• aproximately 30 hours in total - each day of instruction (outdoor lesson excluded) consists of morning and afternoon sessions

Morning session hours: 10:00-13:00

Afternoon session hours: 14:00-17:00

Language of Instruction:


Certificate issued:

Certificate of attendance

Program summery:

  • Introduction, the food in the history of art and photography
  • Know the food: types, times and ways of cooking, final yield of materials
  • Revision of the basic techniques of shooting and postproduction
  • Project management: from the theme, through the idea, to the realisation:
  • idea
  • research
  • lay-out and planning
  • shooting
  • postproduction and editing
  • delivering the photo
  • Elements of still life: tips for food photography
  • Creation of an own publishing project or adv
  • Shooting editorial following a layout
  • Shooting adv following a layout
  • Editing and post production of your project

Entry requirements :

  • Basic knowledge of photographic technique and ability to use camera manually (e.g. knowledge of
  • aperture, time, composition, etc)
  • Written and spoken English fluency
  • Completion and approval of enrollment form

Equipment requirements:

  • (SLR) digital camera body
  • Lenses compatible with your SLR camera
  • Memory Card reader

Additional useful equipment

  • Recommended lens: tele with open aperture
  • Laptop or personal computer with Photo management and editing programs
  • Tripod (professional)
  • Hand-held light meter
  • Cable or electronic remote shutter release
  • Flash unit compatible with your SLR Camera

Number of Participants:

The minimum number of participants for the course to initiate is 6 people. We will confirm by 29 May 2015 the initiation status of the course with those who have enrolled so that travel arrangements can be made. In the event the the course does not initiate, enrollment fees will be 100% refunded.

Modes and Options for Payment:

Modes of payment: check or bank transfer (the instructions for the payment will be sent via email after compilation of the on line enrollment form)

Options for payment:

Option 1: single payment of € 800 on or before 27 May 2015

Option 2: two payments, paying the full amount by 27 May 2015

  • pay the initial enrollment fee of € 200 upon enrolment
  • pay the balance of € 600 by 27 May 2015


Students may cancel their enrollment to the course at any time. Enrollment fees paid are non refundable. Upon cancellation, the amount refunded to the student will depend on when the student cancels.

Refunds given upon cancellation are as follows:

  • Cancel by 25 April 2015, student receives 100% refund (not including enrollment fee)
  • Cancel by 29 May 2015, student receives 50% refund (not including enrollment fee)
  • Cancel on 30 May 2015 or after, no refund is given to student
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 13, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2017
30 hours
Full time
800 EUR
June 30, 2017
Italy - Milan
Start date: July 2017
Application deadline June 30, 2017
End date July 21, 2017
July 2017
Italy - Milan
Application deadline June 30, 2017
End date July 21, 2017