Meet Francesco Sapienza, Your Food Photography Coach

The Smartphone Food Photography course was created by Francesco Sapienza, an Italian professional food photographer based in New York.

Francesco Sapienza grew up in Rome. Educated in Stockholm. Now a New Yorker.

He works with clients such as Eataly, Lavazza, Union Square Hospitality Group, Hawksmoor, Gruppo Italiano, Rizzoli Publications, Smithsonian Books, and the New York Times.

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Who is this course for?

Aspiring Food Photographers

Individuals who are interested in food photography and want to build a solid foundation with the potential to pursue it professionally.

Smartphone Users Looking to Enhance Their Skills

People who primarily use their smartphones for photography and wish to improve their technique and capture stunning food images.

Hobbyists and Social Media Enthusiasts

Anyone who enjoys taking and sharing food photos on social media or as a hobby and wants to elevate the quality of their images with practical tips and professional insights.

How this Course Will Help You Succeed

Course Overview

Smartphone Food Photography

COURSE FRAMEWORK

Outline and Objectives

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The Pizza Oven

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Telling a Story

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LIGHTING

Recognize Light

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The Window Light

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Light Direction

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COMPOSITION

Camera Angles

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Composition Rules – Part 1

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Composition Rules – Part 2

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CAMERA (PHONE)

Camera Settings

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The Portrait Mode

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EDITING

What Is Photo Editing?

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The Basics

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Portrait Mode and f-number

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The Crop Tool

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WHAT'S NEXT?

The 10 Steps for Great Food Images – Course Recap

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A Personal Statement on Talent

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Access at all times via our Mobile Application

Our course is available through our very own app in Android and iOS.

Listen to our Podcast Interview with Francesco Sapienza | GBPW Episode 182

Frequently Asked Questions

Still not sure? Find answers to your questions here...

No, this course is designed to help you take amazing food photographs using just your smartphone.

Yes, the course is perfect for beginners. It provides a strong foundation in food photography and covers all the essential principles.

While the course provides a strong foundation in food photography, becoming a professional will also require additional practice and experience. This course will set you on the right path.

You will have access to a community forum or support where you can ask questions and get help from the instructor and fellow students.

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