Styling for Food Photography

Want to get into food styling?

RMIT offers food styling and food photography courses for those who want to publish a recipe collection or create a portfolio for personal or commercial purposes, understand the food photography industry and explore culinary art.

Learn about the basics of food styling with the Styling for Food Photography - Level 1 course, including a range of food themes, tips and tricks to preparing food for the ideal shot, display creation and the process of taking great shots.

You can then move on to learn learn advanced components of styling for food photography with the Styling for Food Photography - Level 2. RMIT Photographer and cooking professional presentations are included to provide helpful tips to achieve a hero shot. A variety of food themes, styling and propping will be explored.

We also ofer a Food Photography course if you want to learn how to capture those perfect food moments, using different camera angles, lighting tricks, camera settings and editing techniques. 

This is what some of our students have produced.

Deborah Hall

"The Styling for Food Photography - Level 1 course was an excellent introduction to food styling.

The facilitator is a passionate and very talented stylist. Her teaching styling and the willingness to share her knowledge and experience is a reflection of her dedication to teaching."

Styling also by Justine Baranauskas.

Meet one of our expert facilitators.


Olivia Sparks

Course(s): Styling for Food Photography - Level 1 and Styling for Food Photography - Level 2

Olivia is a stylist in interiors, fashion, food and lifestyles, with many years of experience. Her tertiary studies were initially in business and then creative studies, which means her classes are abundant with artistic learnings combined with business acumen.

Olivia prides herself on being professional, informative, innovative, helpful and organised, to ensure students gain as much as possible from the courses she teaches.

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