Course ID: #1057 -

Food Photography

In a reality dominated by visual communication, especially through social media, food photography has assumed fundamental importance in promoting the work of chefs and, more broadly, every operator in the food and wine sector
Teacher: Paolo Matteoni
July 17th
1 day


The course will offer a methodology for interpreting images capable of creating a strong relationship between the image and the dish created. Through this approach, students will have the tools to understand what kind of image (and therefore atmosphere) will best represent their culinary creations. The ultimate goal is to create coherent communication that conveys the unique characteristics of the chef.

The workshop, dedicated to professionals, students in the field, or simple enthusiasts, will have a primarily practical structure; through the working group, formed by teachers and students, we will cover all the phases of the creative project that will lead to the execution of the final shots.

Workshop Organization
The event will take place in a single working day: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Morning, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Operational definition of the project/s
Setting up the "ingredients" set
Shooting the ingredient sets and basic photo editing
Taking reportage shots of "The Kitchen" during dish preparation

Lunch Break, around 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Afternoon, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Project and setting up the "Dishes" sets
Shooting the finished dish sets and photo editing
Photographing food with makeshift means
Conclusion of the day and final considerations

The necessary equipment for the running of the workshop will be provided: cameras, lenses, studio lights, shooting tables and backdrops, etc.; each participant can bring their own equipment, whether it's a camera or a smartphone, with no obligation.

The teacher:

Paolo Matteoni
Florentine, a Food Photographer for many years, has collaborated with important magazines and companies in the sector. He has a long career dedicated to teaching alongside associations, institutions, and businesses. Since 2023, he has been the head of the Digital Photography department at the "Alma Artis" Academy of Fine Arts in Pisa..

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