With the advent of social media foodie culture, food photography is everywhere. The market is saturated with smartphone images of cappuccinos, barley salads and elaborate toast. And while you might not be a contestant on the Great British Baking Show or Cupcake Wars, there is a real opportunity to expand your reach (and even your business) through food photography.

Enter CreativeLive, an online education platform featuring classes in photography, video, design, music, craft, entrepreneurship and more. One of the most popular classes is Getting Started in Professional Food Photography, which walks students through the basics of becoming a food photographer—whether you want to step up your Instagram game or turn it into a career.

The class, taught by veteran photographer Steve Hansen, will teach you:

  • How to shoot a beverage, main course and dessert.
  • How to light and style your shots to get the most compelling images.
  • How to build out your basic studio gear to get the most out of your food styling and photography.

Cost is just $79. Sign up here.

CreativeLive has created more than 1,500 classes, 25,000 lessons, 2,000 articles and over 10,000 hours of highly curated HD video education.  A combination of live and pre-recorded classes allows one-of-a-kind access to the best teachers and a global community of students.  Live classes encourage free, real-time interaction with experts and students, plus pre-recorded videos allow students to learn at their own pace.