Master Food Photography in 6 MONTHS

(instead of years)

Without the crushing overwhelm!

Which one of these food photography issues
frustrates you the most?

Which one of these food photography issues
frustrates you the most?

"I have no idea what equipment and software to buy. Which specs actually make a difference? What's worth the money, and what's not? TOO MANY CHOICES!"

"The rule of thirds, the golden ratio, the rule of odds, which one do I use when? Do I use them all at once? I'M SO CONFUSED!"

"I feel like I have NO CONTROL over the final outcome of my photos when I'm working with natural light. If only I could get CONSISTENT RESULTS!

If any of the above statements sound like you, you're not alone

Lauren Short, Food Photographer and creator of Food Photography Academy

I, Lauren Short, a full time professional food photographer, have struggled with all of these issues at one point.

Yes, ALL of them.

If you're anything like I was when I started out, you're excited to learn and grow as a food photographer.

While at the same time being overwhelmed by how much you STILL don't understand and frustrated by how far you have to go before you can become a professional food photographer.

You already know that if you don't master your camera skills as well as your understanding of composition, lighting, and editing, you'll never be able to produce photos that do your creative vision justice.

And worse, you'll never feel confident enough to work with clients and actually CHARGE for your services.

Lauren Short, Food Photographer and creator of Food Photography Academy

If you're not where you want to be as a food photographer yet...
it's not your fault

It's just that no one has ever taught you the secret to mastering food photography in a matter of months (instead of years) and without the overwhelm.

Most people teach a bunch of surface level tactics that may help you produce a couple of cool photos that are marginally better than what you were creating before.

But when it comes time to shoot a different food in a new environment, you're lost.

And confidently and consistently creating the looks you envision feels IMPOSSIBLE.

why?
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why?

Because you were only told WHAT to do.

If you're anything like most new food photographers, you were taught how to IMITATE the pros by using quick hacks and gimmicks.

But you were never taught how to THINK like a pro so that you can BECOME one.

Chances are no one has ever explained to you the reasoning behind each creative decision. The WHY.

You've also probably never had anyone breakdown the WHEN. When to use hard light vs. soft light. When to use a lower f/stop vs. a higher f/stop. When to follow each composition rule and when to break them.

And it's likely, you haven't had the HOW broken down in small enough steps for you to be able to EXECUTE what you learn with confidence.

The secret behind mastering food photography in a matter of months (instead of years) and without getting overwhelmed is...
The secret behind mastering food photography in a matter of months (instead of years) and without getting overwhelmed is...

If you want to produce professional photos and develop your own signature style, you can't just IMITATE random tactics

To become a Pro, you must think like a Pro

To become a Pro, you must think like a Pro

What to do and what not to do

These are your tactics

for example: Don't shoot pies head-on.

The Why.

These are the principles and reasoning behind your strategy choices.

For example: The reason why you shouldn't shoot a pie head-on is because most of the pie won't be visible. And the picture will come out flat. When photos lack dimension, the food doesn't look as appealing.

The When.

These are strategies behind your technique choices.

For example: Shoot from above (flat lay) or a 45° angle, not head on when you are shooting a shallow dish such as a pie. 

And the How.

The technique behind executing every tech decision and tactic you choose.

For example: First, you set your camera to an aperture of around f/4.5 - f/7. Next, mount your camera on a tripod at a 45° or flat lay angle for stability. Then choose your light direction. Finally, you shoot. And that's how to shoot a pie.

But how do I master all of that?

But how do I master all of that?

DIY
Study Blogs and YouTube Videos
Buy Expensive Courses

You could try to figure out everything on your own. Learn by trial and error. And let experience be your teacher. This path takes years, in some cases, decades.

And everyone has blind spots when learning a new skill. You don't know what you don't know. So, how are you going to get the results you're after when you don't have answers to questions you don't even know to ask?

You could rely on YouTube and food photography blogs for answers. But as you've probably already realized, most blogs and YouTube videos will only teach you random tactics. But not the principle behind why you're applying that tactic.

Binge consuming blogs and YouTube videos will only take you so far. And more likely than not having access to an overload of tactics with no guidance on how to apply them to your situation will likely leave you confused and overwhelmed. Spinning in circles instead of moving forward.

To speed up your progress, you could invest in expensive online courses. But they cost hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars for each individual course topic.

So, you invest lots of money to get only small fragments of information. And it’s hard to figure out how all of the moving parts actually come together to form the big picture (literally and figuratively).

just imagine...
just imagine...

What if there was a way to learn the reasoning behind every decision professional food photographers make when selecting equipment, composing and lighting shots and editing in post-production? The WHY

What if there were a resource that gave you the confidence to know WHEN to use each tactic and technique? (The big picture).

And what if you had someone to show you step by step HOW to EXECUTE the techniques the pros use so you can produce photos that actually look just how you envisioned in your head?

How much faster would you grow as a food photographer?

Imagine how good it will feel when you see the look of amazement on your dream client's face as she looks through your portfolio.

Your heart races with excitement when you hear her gasp in awe before complimenting you on your distinct style and fantastic creative choices.

You smile knowing that you were able to create such uniquely stunning photos because you finally mastered the principals and strategies behind great food photography and used them to choose the right techniques and tactics to bring your creative vision to life.

You have the talent. You have the Vision.
You just need the right Training.

That's why I created

Food Photography Academy

Introducing Food Photography Academy

The Most Comprehensive Professional Food Photography Training On The Market for Creative Food Photographers Who Want to Go Pro

I reveal all the insider secrets I've learned as a full time professional food photographer, including the principles behind WHAT to do, WHEN to do it, and HOW to execute your creative choices like a pro! And I invited my mentors and colleagues to share their expertise too. I broke everything down into digestible chunks, and structured it so you can master your new food photography skills in months (instead of years) and without getting overwhelmed!

Food Photography Academy isn't just an online membership

It's a transformational continuing education program that will give you the skills you need to graduate from confused amateur to confident pro in record time!

Food Photography Academy Transformation

Ready to get instant access to the entire Academy today?

Food Photography Academy is the first program of it's kind that...

Includes comprehensive training on ALL the skills you need to master food photography in ONE membership.

Teaches you how to THINK like a pro.

Provides up to date continuing education.

Gives you access to a private community of ambitious food photographers.

1 - The Course Library
1 - The Course Library

The Course Library

A comprehensive professional training library that covers all of the food photography skills you need to go pro.

Food Composed

Food Composed Introduction

Food Composed

Discover the step by step food styling and composition system that takes the guesswork out of food photography so you can confidently and consistently get professional results.

($497 Value)

Lightroom Uncovered

Lightroom Uncovered Course

Lightroom Uncovered

Learn how to harness the power of Lightroom Classic (the professional editing software of choice for top food photographers) to process your photos like a pro. Even if you're tech phobic.

($497 Value)

The Portfolio Project

The Portfolio Project Course

The Portfolio Project

Find out how to create a stunning food photography portfolio so you can stand out from the crowd and attract your dream clients.

($397 Value)

Editing Foundations

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Editing Foundations

Discover the big mistakes most food photographers make before they upload their images into the editing software. And how to avoid them, so you don't waste time.

($197 Value)

Manual Mode Master

Manual Mode Master Course

Manual Mode Master

Learn how to take control of your photoshoots by becoming the boss of your camera. Now you can finally create the look you want every time.

($297 Value)

Natural Light Bootcamp

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Natural Light Bootcamp

Discover the secret to unlocking the magic of natural light so you can create stunning images.

($297 Value)

and more...

Total value of the course library $2,182

1 - The Course Library
1 - The Course Library

Expert Masterclasses

Stand out in the industry by keeping your skills fresh with expert masterclasses taught by me and leading industry experts. And access to the complete archive. Here's a peek at some of the current masterclasses in the academy:

Intro to Flash Masterclass

Working with Artificial Light

Learn how to leverage the power of your flash with confidence in the Principals of Working with Flash Masterclass.

($97 Value)

Inside Shooting a Cookbook

Find out what really happens behind the scenes when shooting for a cookbook from special guest Joanie Simon in our Inside Shooting a Cookbook Masterclass

($97 Value)

Inside Shooting a Cookbook Masterclass
Capture One Tethering Masterclass

Tethering in Capture One 20

A two-part live masterclass where we go through live tethering in Capture One 20, including my set up and a live shoot.

($127 Value)

and more...

Total value of the masterclass library $637

3 - The Tech Vault
3 - The Tech Vault

The Tech Vault

Get professional guidance on what tech and equipment to use for wherever you're at in your journey.

Shooting Equipment

The best shooting equipment for newbie, intermediate, and professional food photographers, simplified.

Lighting Equipment

All the light equipment you need for artificial light set up to get the exact look you want.

Editing Software

The perfect editing software recommendations to give your photos that professional touch.

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The tech you need to create stunning food videos that stand out from the crowd.

Time Saving Business Resources

Time saving business resources, including contracts, client management, and more.

Equipment for sorting your Photos

Our favorite equipment for storing your photos.

The tech vault is always being updated with new recommendations, so you can always stay ahead.

Total value of the tech vault $297

4 - The Community
4 - The Community

The Community

Connect with like-minded creatives on the same journey! In our private community, you can ask questions and get personalized support and feedback for your unique situation. Get the motivation, support, and guidance you need to master food photography like a pro.

Value: Priceless

Ready to get instant access to the entire Academy today?

So what would it be worth to you if...

In just 6 months from now, you're taking professional food photos worthy of being published in top food publications.

You had 100% confidence in your food photography abilities. And you felt comfortable charging professional rates for your photos.

You had a stunning portfolio that you were proud to show to clients.

Your creative vision was no longer limited by a lack of skill. And you could easily create the looks you always envisioned and enjoy full creative freedom.

That's what I want to give you access to today

Plum Galettes, Food Photography Academy

Student Feedback

"I'm finding my own style and I'm gaining confidence I didn't have before"

Ever since I enrolled in the Food Photography Academy, I've noticed a huge improvement in my photos! I thought I knew how to work with the manual mode, but omg.. Lauren's course was so eye opening. That, along with all the actionable tips and the Food Composed course, my pictures are getting so much better. I'm finding out my own style and I'm gaining confidence I didn't have before.

- MARIA, Food Photography Academy Student

Join Food Photography Academy Today
and get instant access to...

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The Course Library

($2,182 value)

Time Saving Business Resources

The Masterclass Archive

($637 value)

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The Tech Vault

($297 value)

Equipment for sorting your Photos

The Community

(PRICELESS!)

And on top of all of this...

You also get regularly updated continuing education to keep you ahead of the competition

Now you can...

- Transform from amateur to pro in the fastest time possible!
- Develop your own signature style!
- Become the boss of your camera!
- Create a stunning portfolio that you're proud of!
- Eliminate confusion and step into confidence!
- Continue to grow and improve every month!

Student Feedback

"After Going through your training I finally get it!"

Over the last two years I have taken a lot of video courses. And I really struggled with the nuts and bolts relating to just about everything. After going through your training I finally get it! Your step by step approach to Lightroom is just fantastic. You go just slow enough that I can see the cursor (usually I can not follow what the heck is going on) and your explanations for the REASONS behind what you are doing are really enlightening and so helpful. What's the point of just moving sliders around if you don't know WHY you are doing it? Thanks for explaining the reasoning behind everything!

- JANE, Food Photography Academy Student

When you add it all up, it's a total value of $3,116

That may look like a big investment. But most people would say it was worth it for a creatively fulfilling, lifelong, and income producing skill like Food Photography.

But it's not going to cost you $3,116 to enroll in Food Photography Academy.

I don't want talented and driven photographers to be shut out of the training they need to thrive due to financial obstacles.

I want everyone who's passionate about Food Photography and serious about getting results to be able to enroll in the Academy.

So, I'm offering access to everything for just one low monthly investment. And you can even subscribe yearly and save.

Today, you have the opportunity to get access to all the training you need to become a pro photographer at an accessible investment.

But I can't promise that I will always keep the investment this low. As the Academy grows, the price will too.

So, click the link below to join today and lock in these affordable rates for the lifetime of your membership.

Enroll in a Monthly Membership

$36 (USD) per Month
  • Instant access to professional training on composition, lighting, editing, and camera skills
  • Expert Masterclasses and continuing education
  • Up to date tech recommendations and guidance
  • Membership community and forum to get personalized advice and encouragement
  • 30 Day Hassle Free Money Back Guarantee
  • $36/Month Rolling Membership

Enroll in a Yearly Membership and save!

$360 (USD) per Year
  • Instant access to professional training on composition, lighting, editing, and camera skills
  • Expert Masterclasses and continuing education
  • Up to date tech recommendations and guidance
  • Membership community and forum to get personalized advice and encouragement
  • 30 Day Hassle Free Money Back Guarantee
  • $360/Year (Get 2 Months Free!)

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30 Day Hassle Free Guarantee

If you're on the fence, I know it's scary investing in yourself. And I don't want anything to get in the way of you accessing the training you need to master food photography. So, I'm taking all the risk. You can enroll in the Academy and explore all of the trainings for a full 30 days. And if, for whatever reason, you're not satisfied, just send my team an email within 30 days of your enrollment asking for a refund. And you will get a 100% refund, no questions asked. Now you can enroll in the Food Photography Academy risk free.

Need help ordering or have questions about the course? Email Us. We're happy to help.

Here is what some of our happy Food Photography Academy Students Asked us before enrolling…

faq
I have a full time job and don't have a lot of spare time. How many hours a week will Food Photography Academy take?

The Academy is designed for you to go at your own pace. You can spend as much or as little time as you want on each of the trainings.

Will I have to remember to re-enroll every month?

Nope. If you sign up for a monthly membership, it auto-renews every month. And if you sign up for a yearly subscription, it auto-renews every year. You'll have access to your billing history and your subscription status inside the Academy.

What if I want to pause my membership? Will I be locked into recurring payments forever?

You can pause or cancel your membership anytime, no questions asked. All you have to do is click a button inside your account in the Academy.

What if I don't have a full studio and fancy equipment will I still be able to follow the trainings inside the Academy?

Yep! The principles of good food photography are the same regardless of equipment and software. And the Academy is designed to meet you where you're at and grow with you. So there are training and resources for newbies, intermediate and expert.

There is so much material in the Academy how will I keep it all straight without getting overwhelmed?

The Academy is structured and organized so you can always find what you are looking for within seconds. You can filter trainings by topic. You can also bookmark and favorite videos you want to refer back to. And there is an easily accessible feed of all the most recently released trainings, so you'll never miss anything.

Student Feedback

"The way you structured everything gave me so much inspiration and excitement to work on my project!"

Yesterday I went through the whole Portfolio course in Food Photography Academy. I am so impressed with all the information and tips you shared! Seriously, the whole platform is like a gift that I received at the right time in my life. The way you structured everything gave me so much inspiration and excitement to work on my project. I am now busy with building my own portfolio and working on my website.

- MAJA, Food Photography Academy Student

Now you have a choice.

You can choose to enroll in Food Photography Academy and get everything you need to become a professional food photographer in months.

Or you can try to figure out everything on your own and struggle for years.

Do you want to risk looking back on this choice a year from now with regret over how you haven't improved as a food photographer?

The choice is yours.

If you choose growth and mastery, click the link below to
enroll in Food Photography Academy today
to lock in your membership price.

I'll see you on the other side!

Join Food Photography Academy Today!

Enroll in a Monthly Membership

$36 (USD) per Month
  • Instant access to professional training on composition, lighting, editing, and camera skills
  • Expert Masterclasses and continuing education
  • Up to date tech recommendations and guidance
  • Membership community and forum to get personalized advice and encouragement
  • 30 Day Hassle Free Money Back Guarantee
  • $36/Month Rolling Membership

Enroll in a Yearly Membership and save!

$360 (USD) per Year
  • Instant access to professional training on composition, lighting, editing, and camera skills
  • Expert Masterclasses and continuing education
  • Up to date tech recommendations and guidance
  • Membership community and forum to get personalized advice and encouragement
  • 30 Day Hassle Free Money Back Guarantee
  • $360/Year (Get 2 Months Free!)

Need help ordering or have questions about the course? Email Us. We're happy to help.