Due To Covid-19, Food Photography Has Been Moved To A Virtual Format.

Save up to 50% off regular price classes through virtual classes! Select adult photography classes have been moved online, to learn more about our offerings select one of the following options.

Food Photography

DURATION: 4 Hours Of Instruction
FORMAT: 1-Day Weekend Workshop
PREREQUISITES: Photo 101 or equivalent

Create Mouth Watering Images

This 4 hr workshop will teach you how to create stunning food images that will make your eyes and stomach jealous! Various setups with natural light as well as topics like composition and food styling will be covered in this class. Take part in a valuable shooting component to practice what you learn and get feedback from the instructor. Food, props and materials will be provided!

“Class was very informative and a great balance of theory and practice. Only 4 hours long but it flew by and I really felt I walked away with a solid foundation!”
– Brigette McCabe


All of our classes incorporate a hands-on approach to learning. To really make it ‘click’, we get our students shooting outdoors and putting the principles they learned into practice.

5 Star Reviews

Not only do we consistently get 5 star reviews, we’re also listed as one of Toronto’s Top 10 Photography Schools by BlogTO.

Quality Instructors

Our instructors are professional photographers AND excellent teachers! They know how to simplify technical concepts and teach through exploration, and creativity.

Small Class Sizes

We have small class sizes to ensure the attention every student needs. Many of our classes have 1:10 instructor to student ratio; that’s only 10 students per instructor!

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Course Summary
  • Lighting concepts (indoor window light, outdoor set up, indoors with flash or low light)
  • Composition specific to setting up food (grouping items, selecting a “hero”, flattering camera angles etc.)
  • Propping to enhance the subject of your shot instead of taking away from it
  • Basic styling tips and household items you should keep in your styling kit
  • Approximately 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of hands-on shooting time
Lighting Concepts

Lighting is a big topic covered in this 4 hour, hands on workshop. The instructor will go through lighting basics and then various types of scenarios like artificial lighting, natural day light and shooting outdoors.

Composition & Propping

There are certain types of composition that are commonly used for food photography. Learn what they are and how to properly apply them to the types of food you plan on shooting. Important considerations for propping like colour schemes and what to use as a background will also be discussed.

Shooting Time

Half of this workshop is dedicated to shooting time. With a selection of simple subjects to shoot, students are encouraged to work on their lighting and composition with the help of the instructor. At the end of workshop is a chance to share some images with the group as well as exchange website, blog and social media info to stay connected!

How early do I need to register?

Registration is open right up until the day the session begins. Please note however, that some of our classes sell out well in advance. In order to guarantee enrolment, we recommend registering as soon as you know your schedule.

What are your class and cancellation policies?


  • Prepayment is required to confirm your registration and spot in the class / camp / workshop.
  • All sessions begin promptly at the stated time. Any missed material is forgone by the student.
  • Register early: If you wait until the last minute, the class might be filled or cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

Cancellation by Student:

  • CLASS/WORKSHOP: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for class; however, if we are notified within 7 days prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule you to another session but a $50 administration fee will apply*.
  • PRIVATE LESSONS: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for the lesson; however, if we are notified 48 hours prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule your session, but a  $50 administration fee will apply.

Class Cancellation:

  • GTA Photography Classes reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class if there is inadequate enrolment. In the event that a class must be cancelled, you will be notified by email in advance (please be sure to register using the email address where you can best be reached). You may then either reschedule for another session or receive reimbursement of class fees.

*Exclusions: Travel Photography purchased as a Photo 101 add on is non-refundable and non-transferable prior to or post your scheduled session.

Do you offer certificates?

We offer a certificate of completion to students upon request. Please contact us through email or by phone to speak with an instructor to receive your certificate if you require one. Certificates will be delivered through email. There will be a $25 admin fee if you would like a physical certificate mailed to you.

What equipment should I bring to class?

• DSLR Camera or point & shoot camera that can shoot in manual mode
• Tripod
• Memory Card
• Fully Charged Battery Pack
• Class notes (you’ll be able to download these in your confirmation email)

What type of payment do you accept?

Most of our registration is done ONLINE using MC and VISA. We do however, except CASH / CHEQUES in person at the studio. (Note: We do not accept Debit) Please phone ahead to make an appointment to register if paying by cash, as we may be in session or out on assignment.

Cheques can also be mailed to our studio. Please make them payable to GTA Photography Classes.

Mailing Address:

25 Toronto St.
Suite #200
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5C 2R1

Do I need prior training or experience?

For the introductory courses (Photo 101) and photo tours, no prior training is required. More advanced courses such as Photo 201 and our workshops, do require prior experience as they build on basic techniques taught in Photo 101. If you have some prior knowledge or experience and not sure if you need some of the prerequisites, give us a call and talk to an instructor today!

Do I get more instruction in the in-class Weekend Boot Camp or the 4 week program?

All of our programs include the exact same lecture / workshop material.  You will not get any more or less in any of the sessions. We design our courses and workshops so that we equip all our students with the knowledge they need! You just select the class type that works best for your schedule.  Leave everything else with us!

Where are you located? Is there parking?

For all of our classes in Toronto, they are located at 25 Toronto Street, Suite #200. Parking is available on Toronto St and at several other paid-parking lots around the area.

For all information about our location, contact and map with parking options, please visit our Contact Page for more details.

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