I’ve been getting lots of questions about food photography lately, so wanted to tell you about what’s helped me the most: Foodtography School! I signed up for Foodtography School in 2020 and have learned so much about food photography AND the business of food photography from the class. This post includes my honest review, my discount code, and a special bonus offer!
I want to mention that I’m a Foodtography School affiliate and that this post contains affiliated links. If you decide to purchase Foodtography School through any of the links in my post or with my coupon code, I will receive a commission that will come at no additional cost to you. Use my discount code ‘PARSLEY’ for 15% off everything at Foodtography School (excluding bundles and payment plans) plus a bonus photo critique of one of your photos from me!
Since we are photographers, let me start with a visual:
WHAT IS FOODTOGRAPHY SCHOOL?
Foodtography School is one of the most popular online courses out there for food photography! They offer several courses and have lots of useful offerings for food photographers.
There are five different courses available: Foodtography School, Advanced Foodtography School, iFoodtography School, Restaurant Foodtography School and The Style/Edit.
I took the signature Foodtography School in 2020. The course was updated in 2021, so my review is based on the most recent 2021 Foodtography School course. I haven’t taken the Advanced Foodtography School yet, but I’ve heard great things about it and am definitely planning to take it!
Foodtography School is about a 7 week course with each lesson focusing on a different element of food photography and the business the business of food photography. One of the things I love about Foodtography School is that you can go at your own pace and rewatch videos anytime. I still rewatch videos anytime I feel like I need a little refresher!
Foodtography School costs $587. Get 15% off and pay $499 with my code PARSLEY.
WHO IS THE TEACHER OF FOODTOGRAPHY SCHOOL?
The founder and teacher of Foodtography School is food photographer and blogger Sarah Crawford of Broma Bakery. I saw that Sarah was working with brands I wanted to work with and taking the kinds of photos I dreamed of taking so that was definitely a selling point for me!
WHY I SIGNED UP FOR FOODTOGRAPHY SCHOOL
I signed up for Foodtography School in January 2020 after starting my blog six months before that. I put a lot of time into developing my recipes and wanted the pictures to do my recipes justice!
I felt excited and at the same time clueless when I started my blog. I tried watching Youtube videos and reading random blog posts about food photography. Some stuff helped, but I honestly wasn’t even sure what to search for.
Foodtography School took a lot of the guess work out of it for me and gave me confidence in my photography skills and knowledge of the business side of food photography!
WHAT DOES FOODTOGRAPHY SCHOOL COVER?
Foodtography School is broken up into 7 useful units:
- Unit 1: Fundamentals of Photography
- Unit 2: Composition
- Unit 3: Light
- Unit 4: Branding
- Unit 5: Editing
- Unit 6: Social Media
- Unit 7: Business + Marketing
One of the main reasons I recommend Foodtography School is because it’s not just a photography class or just a social media class. There are units that I didn’t know I needed such as units and lessons on editing, branding, and social media!
IS FOODTOGRAPHY SCHOOL WORTH IT?
Yes! It is definitely worth the investment. You absolutely get your money’s worth.
I tried for six months to learn on my own and by watching free videos and reading random articles. Foodtography School gives in depth lessons on everything you need to learn and saves you all that time aimlessly searching for answers and trying to piece information together. In the end it saved me so much time.
Foodtography School is full of information, but it does take time and practice. I’ve watched some of the videos several times and get something new out of them every time. I can’t promise results for you, but I can tell you for sure that it has improved my knowledge of skills of this industry more than anything else!
DOES FOODTOGRAPHY SCHOOL TEACH YOU THE BUSINESS SIDE OF FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY?
Yes it does! I signed up for this class mainly to improve my photography. I had no idea I would learn about influencer marketing or how to land and work with brands. I didn’t even know I needed to learn about all of that!
Foodtography School covers all of this! They even help you figure out how to price your work. This is so helpful since it’s a topic that’s not often talked about.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT FOODTOGRAPHY SCHOOL?
To be totally honest, if Foodtography School had invited me to be an affiliate last year, I would have hesitated because I was disappointed with the lesson on camera settings. I actually had someone ask me if I’d recommend Foodtography School this past winter. As I mentioned, Foodtography School was updated this year so I told her let me watch the new, updated section on photography and get back to her.
I’m happy to say the updated section on photography is absolutely amazing! They totally surpassed my expectations and needs for that section and I can wholeheartedly recommend Foodtography School to anyone looking to improve their food photography skills!
WHAT ELSE DOES FOODTOGRAPHY SCHOOL OFFER?
In addition to the awesome classes, courses, Foodtography School also offers a lot of templates and guides. I purchased the Media Kit and use it as an informative introduction when I reach out to brands.
They also have some super useful preset bundles available that are so helpful when you’re starting out with editing. The presets can be used to transform your photo from raw and unedited to edited with just one click!
You can use my discount code PARSLEY for 15% off all templates, guides and presets!
WHAT ARE THE BONUSES FOR SIGNING UP?
When you sign up for Foodtography School using my link and code, you’ll also get the following bonuses!
- 4 STYLING SESSIONS: You’ve most likely seen people do styling sessions on Instagram reels. Those are fun to watch, but these styling sessions are so much more in depth! Sarah puts what she’s taught in the main units into practice and explains how she goes about styling.
- 3 EDITING SESSIONS: I am definitely someone who learns from watching instead of reading an overview. So helpful to watch how Sarah edits her photos.
- EDITABLE WORKBOOK: I love referring back to my notes in my workbook!
- CLOSED CAPTIONS: Makes the course more accessible to all.
- PRIVATE FB GROUP: I’ve made so many great connections in this group!! It’s so helpful for feedback, support and answers to questions from Foodtography School and other Foodtography School students! Such a great community and you have access for it even after you’ve finished the course.
WHAT IS THE BONUS OFFERED BY PARSLEY AND ICING?
If you do choose to sign up and use my link or discount code, I’m happy to provide a free critique of one of your photos! Feedback can be so helpful and I’d be happy to use what I know to give you feedback on a photo!