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We created Foodtography School for the eager student looking to take their photos from RAW to rockstar. This is a fast-paced, information-packed course that will forever change your food photos.




In this course, you'll study classical art techniques like the rule of thirds, textural layering, and implied movement, in order to energize your compositions and speed up your shooting process. 


You have a unique way of seeing the world, and your photos should be the ultimate reflection of that. Through visual branding exercises, you'll develop a look and feel that is distinct to you. 


None of this matters unless you treat your food photographs as a business. This course will teach you how to market your photos and yourself, so that you can turn your passion into a profitable business.


Foodtography School is founded on the belief that food photography, like any other form of visual art, is inherently linked to strong composition and visual principles of design. In studying these topics, your food photography will transform into a still form of art.

This course is for you if you have an inherent understanding of your camera, Lightroom, and basic composition. This course is not for the beginner who is just getting used to shooting in manual mode or does not feel comfortable in Lightroom.


Everything Included When You Join Today:


Introduction to Composition

Part 01: Core Composition Principles

Part 02: Shooting with Perspective

Part 03: Capturing Movement

Part 04: Textural and Contrast Layering

Part 05: Importance of Working in Multiples

Implementing What You've Learned



Introduction to Light & Color

Part 01: Understanding Slides

Part 02: How to Shoot in Good Light

Part 03: How to Manipulate Bad Light

Part 04: Understanding Color

Part 05: Color Stories

Part 06: Finding Your Visual Voice

Putting it to Practice



Introduction to Social Media

Part 01: Misconceptions About Social Media

Part 02: Branding

Part 03: Importance of Value

Part 04: How to Grow Your Audience

Part 05: Your Top Social Questions Answered

Real World Application



Introduction to Marketing

Part 01: Content Marketing

Part 02: Why Foodtography is Valuable to Brands

Part 03: Your Marketing Checklist

Part 04: Pricing Your Work

Part 05: Cultivating Amazing Brand Relationships

Putting it into Effect


"Foodtography School was amazing. Since taking the course I have booked 2 full rate paying jobs. I’ve already made $1000 since finishing the course and it has made me so excited that I can actually make this into a career. Through Sarah's suggestion of reaching out to brands on Facebook I am now in talks with multiple brands for collaborations. Sarah's openness about everything is so refreshing and inspiring. She is an amazing teacher and mentor, joining the tribe was one of the best decisions of my life."

Rezel Kealoha

"Sarah's Foodtography course was an absolute turning point in my food photography career. Leaving the course, I feel more confident knowing how to price myself, work more efficiently (on and off set!), and pitch to clients - which has had a real impact on my business already! I've already realized over 5X return on my course investment, and 2018 is shaping up to be my biggest year yet. "

Jess Larson

The Proof Is In Our Students' Results

Check out these stunning before & afters, and hear what past students have to say about our course!


Ariel Liang

"This course taught me to know my worth. I now style and shoot with purpose, and approach brands knowing my skill set is valuable. That alone was a game changer."


Tamsin Sophia

"Editing techniques helped me create a a consistent editing look and feel for all my photos. I feel like my look is more consistent."


Jess Larson

"This course was an absolute turning point in my food photography career. I feel more confident knowing how to price myself, work more efficiently (on and off set!), and pitch to clients." 


Felipe Tamayo Bournás 

"I’ve had SO much fun reshooting old recipes from my blog and it has been truly the best investment ever"



Mary Smith

"My biggest win from joining Foodtography School was getting my first paid sponsorship! My Instagram following has also increased from less than 1,000 to 3,250 in 3 months 🙂"  


Cindy Feingold

"I have been blogging for almost nine years, and Foodtography School helped me to take my editing skills in Lightroom to the next level. Finally understanding the tone curve and learning to pay attention to the histogram has been enlightening."


Tiffany Welsh

"Sarah's class was fantastic. I learned so much about editing and finding my style. My feed has gotten more consistent and I'm gaining followers faster than ever before."


LeAnne Shor

"This was a game changing course! I gained so much knowledge and confidence."


Allie Doran

"This course was SOO informative & gave me so much clarity! Thank you, Sarah!!! So excited to get working on the homework. Everything was so well explained."

Pricing Options




 Unit 01: Fundamentals and Composition

Unit 02: Light & Color

Unit 03: Social Media

Unit 04: Marketing

Bonus training on Props & Backgrounds

Bonus training on Food Styling

Bonus training on Lightroom Walkthrough

Bonus training on How to Edit in 4 Distinct Styles

Bonus training on Top 5 Broma Lightroom Presets

Bonus training on Smartphone Editing

Bonus training on The Pitch Email I Send to Every Brand


A Food Photography School for All Levels

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and all skill levels. Even if you're just starting out, this course will help you improve your photography.

"To be clear, I had barely held a DSLR before taking this course! In just a few weeks with your lessons, I have defined my mood, messaging and color story, I know how to adjust my camera settings to get the exposure, focus and dreamy blurred background that I want, I know how to choose a camera angle based on my subject matter, and I know my way around Lightroom to edit my photos in a style that is consistent and speaks to my mood and messaging. These have been the biggest breakthroughs for me as a beginner who has not yet launched her blog, because my focus is on creating amazing and consistent content. Once I dive deeper, I know the course will continue to be useful for me in a whole new way."

Elise - Beginner
Foodtography School Alumni

"On a scale of 1-10, I would rate myself as a 2. I've taken other courses, I did [another course]. I believe she has updated it, I completed the previous version. I did not feel that it was particularly engaging, and for the amount of content covered I did not find it valuable. The class would cover concepts without covering the WHY, i.e. rule of thirds was talked about but not WHY that's important. The course specifically covered photography, not what to DO with photography as this class did with how it covered marketing, social media, growing your audience, etc. There was no Q&A, no Facebook group to have further support, etc. Your editing video would have been worth the cost of the course alone. Also, I didn't understand how to effectively use my camera on manual more and this has completely changed the way that I shoot. "

Claire - Beginner
Foodtography School Alumni

"My skill level before taking the bootcamp was pretty beginner, I would say in the 2-3 range. I got my first DSLR a few months ago, and have been practicing ever since. I did join [another course] and found their photography courses helpful, but I wasn't sure if just blogging was exactly the direction I wanted to take. Foodtography helped me soooooooo much in taking the basics to the next level. I liked how the homework assignments made us think about the moods and messages we wanted to convey. I still have a lot of practice to do but now I have a set of guidelines to keep myself focused and to check if the pictures I'm taking fit with my final goals. My biggest breakthrough with Foodtography was definitely learning to work with Lightroom! I plan to use what I learned to promote my cake decorating workshops."

Katie - Beginner
Foodtography School Alumni

"Before the course, I did not understand natural lighting. I thought you needed direct sun for a beautiful natural lit photo. I live in an old brownstone in Chicago and do not have any windows with direct sun shining in. I was convinced I had to resort to artificial lighting for my pics (which didn’t get me the airy feel I wanted). After watching all the lessons so far, I understand indirect natural light is the best for food photography and I can underexpose my photos and fix in Lightroom. Turns out I have the perfect window in my house for natural indirect light. I did a practice run this morning just with a bowl of berries to see if it could capture the photos I wanted. I am so happy with result. I have a lot to learn about natural light and how to properly harness it, but it’s just an amazing feeling that i actually have the option. I feel this is a game changer for my blog, photos and business. Thank you so much Sarah Fennel!!!! "

Danielle - Beginner
Foodtography School Alumni

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