Award-winning food and advertising photographer Bill Robbins has been sharing the art and science behind shooting food and drink photographs for years. Join him as he shows how to enhance a food's color, shape, and texture and how to convey a sense of mood, environment, and story. The course also addresses essential gear, effective prop placement, and lighting techniques, and includes tips for styling various dishes, staging and photographing drinks, shooting on location at a restaurant, and editing the final photos.
Understanding what makes a food photo appetizing
Comparing emotional and graphic compositional styles
Bill Robbins is an educator, award-winning advertising photographer, and commercial film director. He is currently a faculty member and chairman of the advertising concentration at Brooks Institute. Before coming to Brooks Institute, Bill worked with advertising clients from all over the world at his studio, Bill Robbins Photography, Inc., in Los Angeles, California.
Bill was a founding member of the Advertising Photographers of America and served as the president of the Los Angeles chapter for two years. Bill was honored by Advertising Age with a show of his work "The Art of Advertising," and has been featured in editorials in Photo District News, PhotoPro, and Rangefinder Magazine. Bill's work was also featured in American Photographers Today, a traveling show and book published by the Tokyo Designer Gakuin College.
Over the past thirty years Bill has been honored and recognized for his work by the advertising and the photography industry, receiving CLIO Awards, and Belding Awards, and recognition at the New York Art Directors Show, Communication Arts Photo Annual, and the Los Angeles Art Directors Show, among others.
Bill's clients have included Apple Inc., ABC Television, Disney Studios, United Airlines, Toyota, Nike, Miller Beer, IBM; advertising agencies such as J Walter Thompson, Chiat Day, McCann Erickson , Gray, and BBDO; and magazines, including Sports Illustrated, Family Circle, and American Way. He has also directed commercials for Hills Bros Coffee, Los Angles Food Bank, PacTel Cellular, and Mattel. Bill's work can be seen at www.billrobbinsstudio.com.