Food Photography & Styling Class: April 29

Food Styling & Photography Class

In today’s social media, “foodstagram” dominated world, taking a great pic of that perfect pizza or an awesome shot of that sushi is imperative if you are in the food biz. If you have a DSLR camera and are ready to take your food photography and styling to the next level, read on.

On April 29, Jersey Bites will host its first Food Styling and Photography class. Our instructors are the very talented Anne Herrmann and Natalie Maxwell from Fish Eye Design.

Fish Eye’s clients include Atalanta: Greek Feta Cheese, Parmegania Reggiano, Dalmatia Fig Spreads, and other imported cheese/products. Valley Shepherd Creamery, Inca Tea, Pastoral Pig Butcher, Heartisan Breads and more. Chef Natalie is a personal chef for Eli Manning and his family, as well as other Giants and Jets players.

Their photos just say it all.

Fish Eye Design gorgeous photo

So, who should attend?

  • Restaurant personnel charged with posting to social media, you need this class!
  • Food bloggers
  • Food influencers
  • Aspiring food stylists and photographers
  • Basically, anyone who has a love of food photography and wants to up their game

This is going to be a very intimate, individualized class. We are capping attendance at 12 students and we’re already half full. So, if you want in, act now by emailing

Cost: $450

Location: 141 W. Front Street, Red Bank, NJ, next to Pazzo Restaurant. Free garage parking

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Extra Goodies for Workshop Attendees

Erickson Wood Works, $35 off for our workshop participants

A signed copy of The Jersey Shore Cookbook


Morning: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1. Brief introduction

2. DSLR Basics:

  • Basic techniques to understand what makes up good exposure
  • The importance of focus / focusing techniques
  • Lenses – prime vs. macro vs. zoom
  • Other equipment and tether tools
  • Composition

3. Lighting

  • Natural light vs. studio light
  • How to find the best natural light
  • Setting up your food using the light available to you
  • What to do when you don’t have adequate light

4. Props: What does a basic prop collection look like?

  • Surfaces
  • Getting creative with what you already have

5. Styling

  • Food prep
  • How to make your food look appetizing
  • The importance of details
  • Artistic styling vs. styling to make your food look irresistible
  • Color and texture
  • How to make your food last on-set

Lunch: 12 to 1 p.m.

Provided by The French Market, Rumson

  • Rustic kale salad
  • Mini ficelle sandwiches
    • Turkey, apple, and brie with honey mustard (Vegetarian option without turkey)
    • Saucisson (French sausage) Cornichons and French butter
    • Ham, Brie and fig jam
  • Dessert: Fresh fruit tart with French vanilla custard

Afternoon: 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Shooting stations will be provided for the students to practice during an open Q&A dialogue.