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Food Photography I: Introduction to Food Photography

Learn to create mouth-watering images that look so good, you can practically taste them! This 10-week workshop will introduce students to the exciting world of food photography. From advertising to editorial, travel and lifestyle to social media smartphone photography, all areas of food photography will be explored. Beginning in the studio, students will learn simple and effective lighting techniques, along with creating a concept and the importance of styling and picking the right backgrounds and props.

Come creative and hungry!

*No class on 7/4


Students should have a strong working knowledge of, and supply their own DSLR camera, and must have a tripod and cable release.

To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Chris Vaccaro

Chris earned his B.F.A. in Commercial Illustration Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1987.  In the years that followed, he worked as a studio manager and assistant for some of the top photographers in NYC. In 1989 he moved to the studio manager position at the Maine Photographic Workshops. From there, he ultimately helped to launch the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops as the studio manager in 1990. In 1993, Chris opened his own commercial studio in Rhode Island, landing major accounts with Swarovski Crystal, Wenger Swiss Army and Rhode Island Monthly Magazine as well as other regional and national publications. Over 20 years later, Chris continues to run his commercial photography studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island photographing everything from products, food and people to fashion and architecture.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.