Improve the quality of food images using modern digital items such as mobile phones, iPads and Cameras.


Who is this for? 

Chefs, Instructors, Account Managers, Event Managers and anyone interested in talking high quality food images for their websites, menus, their own portfolio etc.

Why should I take part?

You will be able to improve the quality of food images using modern digital items such as mobile phones, iPads and Cameras, and discuss best equipment to use for different food scenarios. How best to use modern technology to get images that catch the eye of your customers.

An Introduction into food photography

Are you intrigued by the captivating world of food photography and its influence on social media? Meet Simon and Anne, our food photographers in the public sector, renowned for their innovative approach and impactful imagery.

Having over 15 years experience in leveraging the power of food photography in fast paced events and competitions creating images for the realm of social media and print. Their work not only celebrates culinary delights but also resonates with audiences, fostering engagement and awareness through visual storytelling.

In this introductory course, attendees of the course will gain valuable insights into the art and technique of food photography tailored for the public sector. From creating compelling content for social media campaigns.  They will impart essential skills and strategies to effectively communicate through food imagery in the digital age.

This course is designed to empower aspiring photographers and complete beginners to harness the potential of food photography for public engagement and digital storytelling.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will...

  • Get hands-on demonstration/imitation, video and visual presentation, showing how best to prepare, light, present, capture and process interesting, informative and professional images of food, produce, ingredients, etc.
  • Understand light, both quality and quantity. Natural light verses Artificial light.
  • Develop your ability to use flash, camera formats, props, tips and tricks and the use of social media.
  • Learn how to take Chef Portraits and capturing shots of people in the foodie environment.

Following the event, you will...

  • Be able to take brilliant photographs of food to showcase it to your customers
  • Enhance your social media posts with appealing photographs

About the trainers!

You will know Simon and Anne if you have attended any of the TUCO Conferences or Competitions with many of the TUCO Magazine front covers coming from them in regards to Conference and Competitions.













What’s included?

  • One full day of photography training
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Use of camera equipment (However, please also bring along your own equipment that you would usually use, if you don't have your own camera equipment it is fine to use camera phones during the day)

What’s not included?

  • Travel to and from the development day
  • Accommodation


10:30 Introductions and theory

12:30 lunch

13:30 practical

15:30 end of session

The location is at The University of Strathclyde, The Technology and Innovation Centre. 

From Glasgow Central station it is less than a 10 minute taxi ride or approx.. 20 minute walk. 

From Glasgow Queens street station is approx. a 8 minute walk

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Full Member
Associate/Affiliate Member


University of Strathclyde,
The Technology and Innovation Centre
99 George St,
G1 1RD


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