Food Photography & Styling

Tell a story on a plate!

 Whether you want to explore a new career in food styling and photography or are seeking to improve your existing food styling skills, this course will arm you with the knowledge to succeed.

Food Photography is now a big deal, thanks to social media and especially sites like Instagram and Pinterest, but taking a good looking professional shot is not as easy, as it seems. Now you have the chance to learn from the photography guru- Mr. Ilian Iliev, you can read more about his professional background and look at his portfolio here.

In June and October we are organizing an intensive Food Photography & Food Styling course. The classes will be held every day  from Monday to Saturday from 14:00 h to 16:00 h.

The price for the course is €400 and needs to be paind upon registration.

During the course you will acquire essential skills, such as working with natural light and studio lighting, composition and styling, commercial and editorial food photography, postproduction with Photoshop and much more. 

Food styling photography isn’t just about taking a delicious image; it’s a way to tell a story about tastes, emotions, colors, and aesthetics. Learn how to tell delicious stories with your camera.

The Agenda for the course is as follows:

1. 10 June  - 14:00 – 16:00 – Food styling and photography - talk 
2. 11 June  - 14:00 – 16:00 - camera, lenses, settings / photo shoot 
3. 12 June  - 14:00 – 16:00 composition / photo shoot  
4. 13 June - 14:00 – 16:00 - lighting / photo shoot 
5. 14 June – 14:00 – 16:00 styling / photo shoot 
6. 17 June – 14:00 – 16:00 editorial styling and photography / photo shoot 
7. 18 June – 14:00 – 16:00 commercial food styling and photography  
8. 19 June – 9:00 – 11:00 mobile phone photography, image-processing apps / photo shoot 
9. 20 June – 14:00 – 16:00 photo-shoot in the kitchen and the restaurant  
10. 21 June – 14:00 – 16:00 food styling and photography industry talk and final review of the students work 

Classes will be held at the teaching restaurant Talents (9 Petar Beron Str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria - near NDK).  The first class will be on 10, June, Monday at 14:00h.

You will be needing a photo device (any type of camera or a mobile) for the exercises during the course.

Next starting date:

10 June 2019 - 21 June 2019. For signing up, more information and schedules, send us an e-mail at 


Learn how to tell delicious stories with your camera.

Tuition fees

  • Food Photography & Styling

    400 EUR (incl. VAT)

Course Disciplines