This course can be applied toward a program:

Studio photography gives you plenty of control over your shots, but to take advantage of that control, you need to know how to use specialized equipment and apply the correct techniques. That's where this course comes in.

In addition to learning how to set up a home studio and use three-point lighting, you'll discover how to plan for and stage a shot, how to enhance the story appeal of the photo and how to alter your approach for different situations, including family portraits, food and product photography, or even if you want to use the photo for a website or social media channels.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Photograph objects in the studio using appropriate lighting and point of view
  • Make mashed potatoes or even green beans look beautiful. Seriously, food photography is very difficult
  • Describe the components of setting up a home studio with artificial lighting such as three-point lighting and other techniques
  • Understand the advantages of different lighting and lighting styles for portraits
  • Select appropriate settings to make images suitable for distribution on a website or on social media
  • Apply artistic and technical rules of good design to improve the visual appeal of your images
  • Harness techniques to shoot compelling images on your smartphone


Module 1: Introduction to Studio Work

Module 2: Photographing Challenging Objects and Setting up a Home Studio

Module 3: Food photography

Module 4: Photography of Objects and Human

Module 5: Post-Production - Your Final Product

Evaluation Method


Required Materials

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Access to upload digital image files to an online drive (Google Drive)

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CapU Lonsdale
250-125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V7L 0G5
604 984 4901


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