Together, we’re going to learn the skills you need to allow your creativity to flourish. It’s time to get excited about your work again.
Stop doing the same old things over and over and learn to use new techniques to find your signature style and keep your work fresh.
I'm going to teach you how to effectively plan your photos, so you can nail your composition every time.
I hear ya! That's why I'm sharing everything in one step by step system that guides you through from the foundations to advanced, professional techniques.
When your work stands out, so do you. I’m going to teach you the composition skills to take your images from good to great.
Bring a fresh, exciting feel to your photos. Get away from the "same old" styles you've relied on in the past.
Know how to build your photo layer by layer (from scratch), and kick that daunting "blank canvas" feeling to the curb.
Learn how to plan your photos, so you don't need to take a million snaps to achieve the perfect look in your shoot.
Evoke emotions through carefully crafted narratives.
Create recognisable, unique work that gets you noticed.
In this course we’re going step by step through the composition process, so you’ll learn how to arrange every element of your frame intentionally.
I'm sharing the composition tools professional food photographers use to create stand out photos every time. No more guessing how to set up your photo scenes.
We’ll dive in depth into 7 composition grids & rules to help you get away from boring photos and start shaking things up.
Learn how to evolve your style as you build on the tools and techniques we’re learning.
Bring your vision to life with the powerful composition techniques we’re going to learn.
I'm opening myself up to embarrassment so you can see just how powerful the techniques in Food Composed are. Let's take a look...
We’ll learn how the pro’s use composition techniques to create stand out images that get noticed.
Lighting plays a huge role in composition. We’ll learn how to choose the right lighting direction and how to work with shadows.
Learn how to tell your food story through your composition and styling. Learn how to avoid that "staged" look, and achieve a natural "stumbled upon" feel, giving your food photography authenticity.
"Lauren is a natural teacher and you will grow and develop in ways you didn't know were possible when you sign up for this course. I love this course! Lauren shares her food styling and composition tips in an easy to understand and engaging format. I am inspired by Lauren's instruction and have come away from this course with valuable resources and tips that can be implemented immediately."
"Lauren is a natural teacher and you will grow and develop in ways you didn't know were possible... I love this course! ...I am inspired by Lauren's instruction and have come away from this course with valuable resources and tips that can be implemented immediately."
Go through the course at your own pace with no time limits or deadlines.
Interactive video lessons, guided activities, a comprehensive workbook and composition grids will get you putting into action what you’re learning. This course is all about taking action.
I’ll teach you how to use the most powerful tools available (and go beyond the rule of thirds), so you can start harnessing the power of advanced composition techniques. Then you can print my composition guides and use them to plan every shoot.
Build your own “client ready” portfolio, showcasing your stunning food photography so you can start landing your dream jobs.
20 Video Lessons
37 Video Lessons
Basic Composition Guides
Complete Composition Guides
Manual Mode Cheat Sheets
Manual Mode Cheat Sheets
Style with me videos
Style with me videos
4 Live Feedback Sessions
VIP BONUS COURSE:
The Portfolio Project
We’ll start off studying the technical side of composition, analysing ratios, grids, how they work and how you can use them to bring cohesion and intention to your compositions.
These are the tools pro photographers use to compose magazine worthy photos. We’ll start with the foundations and then move onto more advanced techniques like dynamic symmetry, the golden ratio and the rule of odds, to help you craft unique, breathtaking images.
Now it's time to go a step further looking at how you can use camera angles, negative space and shapes to bring flair to your compositions.
We’ll talk about choosing the right lens for your composition, creating the right depth of field, choosing the best focal point and much more. You’ll learn how to “feel” your images, creating work that truly excites you.
Learn how to use light, colour and contrast to tell powerful stories in your composition. We’re taking a deep dive into light and shadows in this module, looking at how the direction of the light, and the way you manipulate it affects your photo.
We’ll also study the brightest area and the greatest area of contrast, so you can make sure your hero subject stands out in the frame.
Food photography is about stories and narratives. It’s through these stories that we connect with our viewer, evoking powerful emotions with our work.
In this module we'll cover how to create two types of narratives, how to choose and use props and backgrounds to create different moods, and we’ll walk through styling several food scenes.
Ever wondered how to capture the perfect action shot? Or how to nail the dark and moody look? In this module we’ll learn exactly how to execute some of the most creative techniques to create breathtaking images.
We’ll also look at minimal styling, and how to use composition tools to create knock out minimal images with four props or less.
As a serious food photographer, having a portfolio is a must. But building one that stands out isn’t easy.
In the course project we’re going to build your own “client ready” portfolio. We’ll cover the 10 photos you have to have in your portfolio, and I’ll show you how I use my portfolio to land clients.
Having a professional portfolio is essential for demonstrating to clients what you can do. We’re condensing everything you learn in the course into a project, so you come out with a “client ready” portfolio, ready to help you land those dream jobs.
I’ll show you my own professional portfolio and how I’ve used it to land jobs in magazines all over the world. These are the secrets to building the food photography career you dream of.
I’ll teach you why you need a portfolio, the 10 images you need to have, then we’ll work through activities and a project workbook in order for you to build your own portfolio.
This is the blueprint towards your professional career as a food photographer
Plus there’s an exclusive project workbook to help guide you through with recommendations on website layouts and tips + tricks for successful shooting and editing.
"I love this course! Lauren shares her food styling and composition tips in an easy to understand and engaging format. I am inspired by Lauren's instruction and have come away from this course with valuable resources and tips that can be implemented immediately. One of my favorite parts is the Style With Me section where Lauren shows how she styles a beverage and a breakfast."
"Thank you so much, I was struggling so much with front view and reflection before. Your advise and lessons are brilliant. It’s is like a live classroom session. Your instructions are clear organized and very helpful. I love how you broke down each module and explained each topic clearly without rambling. Makes it so interesting and easy to understand even for a first timer. "
"Haven't finished all lessons yet but I think they are really easy to understand and the length of the lessons are perfect. It's also great and generous with a lifetime access since life is busy"
The Rule of Thirds
The Golden Ratio
The Golden Spiral
The Golden Triangle
The Rule of Odds
Placement & The Rule of Space
Triangles in composition
Using cropping guides
How to sketch compositions
I lead an awesome community of ambitious food photographers and bloggers on my website That's Sage, where I help them understand their camera, find their style and start shooting their best work. I've taught more than 1,900 students in my courses, and as a food photographer I've built a portfolio of dream clients.
But things weren't always that way. Just a few years ago I was struggling to find my groove with food photography, shooting the same pictures again and again, feeling deflated, uninspired and frustrated.
Since implementing the techniques I'm teaching you in Food Composed, I've grown my food blog to hundreds of thousands of views a month, my Instagram following exploded to over 20k in just one year, and I landed my dream clients that allowed me to take my food photography career full time.
So whether you're a complete beginner with your food photography, or you're looking for a way to challenge yourself and take that next step in your work, Food Composed will become THE food photography masterclass that changes everything for you.
You have lifetime access to the course! You can access the course materials any time and complete the course at your own pace. You'll also receive all the future updates to the course, at no extra cost!
There's no need to have a DSLR to take this course and get a lot of value out of it, but there are some lessons that reference the use of a DSLR or mirrorless camera.
The course is delivered in video lessons, so you can follow along easily. There is also a comprehensive course workbook and composition guides to help you start taking action straight away.
Absolutely not. The live sessions will all be recorded and uploaded to the course platform for you to catch up on later.
Yes absolutely! If you’d like to upgrade to the advanced level course, you can do so from within the course platform.
Yes, but enrollment won't be open again for a few months so I can really focus on the new students in the course.
You bet! I'm 100% sure you're going to love this course and get a lot of value out of it, but if for some reason you don't love it, we offer a generous 30 day refund policy.
Yes... and no. You can find pretty much anything online, but that doesn't mean it's good quality, or what you really need. You could spend hours looking for the right techniques to get you started, and then still find it was a waste of time. Food Composed is the complete system I use to compose my own work, plus the advanced composition secrets most professionals are unwilling to share, packaged up into one convenient place for you.