Want to feel in control of your camera?

The quick and easy way to start creating delicious food photos you'll be excited to share.


New to photography? You're in the right place.

Who's your instructor?

I'm Joanie! I'm on a mission to make learning food photography as easy as possible so that you can get to the important work of being creative.  Life's too short to waste time fumbling through things when you've got a friend in the photo biz who's excited to help you out!

I have a secret sauce. I'm not just a photographer. I spent a decade as a teacher and counselor on college campuses and I know how to create curriculum that sticks!

Let's put your camera to work and start creating drool-worthy images ASAP!

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What's on the Agenda?

This course was created to maximize learning with no room for fluff. Get the most vital photography lessons condensed into an easy to follow format of 16 on-demand video lessons with plenty of interactive prompts for hands-on learning.

Camera Basics

Dive into the basics of your camera and all its settings and functions. Lenses and focal lengths, buttons and camera settings, how to nail focus and more. You'll learn all the essential settings and gain control of your camera.

Working with Light

Light has the most significant impact on the look of our images. Learn how to diagnose the light you're working with and manipulate it for total control over your final images. All lessons are demonstrated in natural light.

Getting Creative

As food photographers, we are responsible for choosing everything that's captured in the frame. From backgrounds to props, styling and arranging objects, learn the tools to create effective images.


This module follows the workflow of an image. It starts with storing images then follows the path of import and editing in Adobe Lightroom and ends with best practices for exporting.

Practice & Demos

Put everything you've learned into practice with a final course assignment and watch demonstrations of different food and different styles including light and airy, dark and moody, shooting overhead shots and capturing action.

Get ready to fall in love with your camera.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

As the name of the course states, it's created specifically for beginners. If you just bought your first camera or have a camera that's been sitting in your closet because you're afraid to learn it, you're in the right place. Let's show that camera who's boss! (ahem, that's YOU!)

Food bloggers, aspiring commercial photographers, content creators, restauranteurs, and marketers welcome!

Who is this course NOT for?

Anyone who feels competent in shooting a camera in manual mode, the basics of lighting and / or is already using Adobe Lightroom. 

Also, this is not a food styling and composition focused course.  There are introductory concepts presented in this course on how to prepare food for camera and how to create an effective composition, but it's not an in depth study of these specific disciplines.

Can I find what is taught in this course through free online resources?

Yes, the concepts here can be found if you take the time to do the research and comb through the internet's worth of free content. The  advantage in this course is it's all organized into the most important concepts in an easy to follow format to save you time and comes with personal support for any questions you have or help you need.

What gear do I need?

Any DSLR or mirrorless camera will work great. All camera brands welcome! And all demonstrations and lessons are taught using natural light.

Cell phone photography is NOT covered in this course.  Once you sign up, there is also a list of recommended additional accessories that are not required, but you might find helpful as you continue on your photography journey.

Is it only for food photographers or can other photographers benefit?

The content is created specifically with food photography in mind and all demonstrations are relevant to the experience of a food photographer. 

How long can I access the course materials?

You have lifetime access to all course materials and videos on demand hosted on my course website.  Plus, you also will receive any future updates and additions to the course for your one-time purchase!

Can I ask questions and get help in the course?

Absolutely! This course comes with 60 Days free access to The Bite Shot Forum, an online community space where you can ask questions and get timely assistance. It's also a great place to connect with other students and forge new relationships in this unique photography niche.  If you want to continue access to The Bite Shot Forum after the first 60 days, it's just $10 per month.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

You bet! If for any reason you aren't satisfied with the course, notify me within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.



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