Smartphone Food Photography - 92Y, New York

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Smartphone Food Photography

Sarah Lohman
Smartphone food photography

Whether you want to start a food blog, or blow up your Instagram, this class will help you take better food photographs.

Smartphones have beautiful cameras; but understanding both their advantages and limitations are important. This class will cover how angles, staging and light can make your photos look better; and we'll investigate Instagram editing tools as well as Photoshop to tweak your image.

Overall, smartphones are a great way to get started taking food photographs without spending money on a professional camera, and this class will teach the tools and techniques to take the best photos possible.


Sarah Lohman

Sarah Lohman is the author of Four Pounds Flour, a blog dedicated to uncovering the flavors of the past and using them to inspire contemporary cooking. Lohman is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she began working in a museum at the age of 16, cooking over a wood-burning stove. She graduated with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005; for her undergraduate thesis she opened a temporary restaurant/installation that reinterpreted food of the Colonial era for a modern audience. Lohman moved to New York in 2006 to work as Video Producer for New York Magazine's food blog, Grub Street.  Currently, she works with institutions around the country to create public programs focused on food, including The American Museum of Natural History, The New York Public Library, The Brooklyn Brainery, The Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Institute for Culinary Education, The Great Hunger Museum (New Haven), The Culinary Historians of Southern ...