Food Photography By Joe Glyda

1 hr 18 min
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Joe Glyda, former Digital Imaging Advisor for Kraft Foods in Glenview, Illinois, has put together a killer class to teach you his secrets. You’ll learn all about editor photography, packaging photography and you’ll pick up tips for styling and lighting food. If you’re shooting food or ever had an interest in learning how, don’t miss Joe’s class

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Beginning the initial setup using dummy food
Getting ready for the food stylist to deliver the final product
Setting up the plate and getting the food ready for the shoot
Positioning the elements in the shoot to get the most appetizing shot possible
This lesson covers the entire process of setting up this vegetable shot
This setup involves manufacturing a late evening light and to create a dinner mood
Using a steamer to create the heat on the corn, then adding the butter
Create the effect of airborne salad by placing the green on top of glass and shooting through
Using fake ice, adding frost to the glass, and mixing the liquid to the right consistency
Combining all of the elements from the shoot into a product shot that grabs the eye
This shot involves dipping a strawberry into chocolate
Compare two shots - one done with a stylist and one without
Using a substitute for milk in order to get a better cereal shot
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Joe Glyda


Joe Glyda is a recognized commercial photographer specializing in food and product photography. Joe retired from Kraft Foods as the manager and primary photographer of their Creative Services department after 36 years. He continues his photographic career through Joe Glyda Photography, Inc. of which he established in 1988. He currently l...

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  1. Profile photo of mhodgen mhodgen

    Great tips! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of Ross Ross

    I had the honour to speak with Joe at Photoshop World and was so impressed by what a fine gentleman he is in addition to his photographic talents. Food photography was not on the top of my list of skills to develop but I liked Joe so much I determined to give the class a try.

    What a blast! I learned so much and have pages and pages of notes to review. I will also have to review some parts of the class to pick up on small things I will forget.

    This class is great because it is about how to get to the work of food photography, it’s not about Joe, or how great he is, (the work shows, he doesn’t have to tell you). And that is a big part of what makes the class great. No ego, no condescension, just excellent information presented in a very usable manner.

    I’m looking forward to the next class. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of capsix capsix

    this is one of the best tutorials on food i have found so far,thanks guys.lets see some more! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of Cross_ Cross_

    Wonderful course. Many videos on Kelby Training have redundant information (this is a layer mask, this is a stripbox,etc) making it necessary to skip segments. This Food Photography course on the other hand had useful information the entire time. Also loving the candid videography with lots of trial & error. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of Denis Biron Denis Biron

    Great class – as I’m new to photography, hearing what lens is being used, f-stop, shutter speed, or which mode is used would greatly appreciated.

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