A creative membership academy for aspiring food photographers

We offer food photographers the resources they need to take their work to a professional level. Whether you're a food photographer with your own business, or a food blogger, stunning food photography is at the core of success. Let us show you how to succeed the easy way,
in Food Photography Academy™

Unlimited access to our extensive (and ever expanding) library of pro Food Photography courses.

Tech walkthroughs of some of the most useful programs, plus links to everything you need, all in one place.

We believe in you having full control, join for a month, 6 months, a year or a decade, it's up to you.

Quit the guessing game. Ask your question to the other food photographers in the community forum.

Want to use the academy from your phone or tablet? No problem! Everything is set up to run in the same way across all devices.

LIVE monthly trainings hosted exclusively for Academy members. These live trainings are run by a host of industry experts.

Learn by Watching

Tech Made Simple

Got a Question? Answered.

Flexible Membership

Any Device, Anytime

Live Masterclasses

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What students have to say...

"The class from Lauren Caris Short (Food Composed) is hands down the best photography course I've ever taken and I feel like I've taken them all.  It was the most organized, informative class I've ever taken. She's a natural teacher. A lot of classes are good, but not structured well. It's why teachers go to school to be teachers, there is an art and skill to it. Lauren is a great teacher."

Bree H. - bakedbree.com

The Programme

Premium Food
Photography Courses

Unlimited access to our (constantly expanding) suite of food photography courses. We cover different aspects of food photography including composition, manual mode, building a portfolio and editing (coming soon!)

The Tech Vault

Knowing what you need to be a pro food photographer can be overwhelming. The Academy Tech Vault lays out everything you need to really kick your food photography up a notch.

Live Monthly
Masterclasses

Every month we host live academy masterclasses, hosted by a range of experts. These masterclasses are saved in the Academy so no panic if you can't join live!

The Community

Arguably the best part of the Academy. The built in forum allows you to harness the hive mind of the Academy and get real answers to your most burning questions.

See the full current course curriculum

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and join the academy for just $36/month

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The Current Course Curriculum

Our library of professional food photography courses is constantly expanding, and as an Academy member you get access to everything as it's published.

Manual Mode Master

Before you do anything else, you have to master your camera. From there, anything is possible. In Manual Mode Master you'll learn how to confidently utilise manual mode, opening up a world of possibilities in your food photography.

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Food Composed

Learn what really separates the amateurs and the pro's, by harnessing the power of design techniques and composition. Great photos don't happen by accident. Learn how to consciously create iconic food photos using techniques mastered over 100's of years.

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The Portfolio Project

Having a killer portfolio can be the difference between being considered for a job... and not. We'll show you how to curate a professional portfolio that shows of your style at it's best, and helps you stand out from the crowd.

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Food Photography Editing
Lightroom Classic (name tbc!)

Learn how to edit your images like a pro, with a complete walk through of Lightroom Classic CC. Learn the ins and outs of this powerful program, applying advanced editing techniques to your food photos. 

Coming January 2020

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Food Photography Editing
Lightroom Mobile CC (name tbc!)

Learn to edit on your phone like a pro. Smartphones have come a LONG way in the last decade, and now you can have the power of Lightroom CC at your fingertips!

Coming January 2020

What
students
have to say...

"During the production of my cookbook I realized that I need to get myself up to speed with Food photography. The penny had dropped and oh boy…really no jokes…The light went on for me... and I did a shoot with Tulips I got from a friend. You helped me find and define my style." 

Annelien P.

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Meet your teacher

Hi, I'm Lauren!

I've been a professional food photographer for the last five years, shooting for magazines and clients all over the world.

I started teaching online food photography courses at the beginning of 2018 and have welcomed hundreds of happy students through the doors. But I wanted to create something even better...

Food Photography Academy™ contains ALL my online courses, plus a killer tech vault, a supportive community and live monthly trainings run by me and other industry experts.

I'm making food photography education accessible and practical, providing you with the MOST value in the most flexible way. Whatever you need... it's here.

Monthly Membership

Annual Membership

$36 / Month (usd)

$360 / year (usd)

Full suite of Food Photography Courses

Access to The Tech Vault

Live Monthly Masterclasses

Exclusive community

Access to all new academy content

Full suite of Food Photography Courses

Access to The Tech Vault

Live Monthly Masterclasses

Exclusive community

Access to all new academy content

Membership Options

Food Photography Academy™ is brand, spankin' new - which means you'll be the first through the doors! For one month only, I'll be launching the Academy for the special VIP price of $29 a month.

equivalent of $30 / month

or...

17% Annual Savings

Annual Membership

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We respect your privacy- By joining the VIP waitlist you'll also be subscribed to the Food Photography Academy newsletter. For more information please see our Privacy Policy