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Dark And Moody Food Photography For Instagram Success
5.0( 2 REVIEWS )
1h 6m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of dark, emotional food photography, capture photos that tell unique visual stories – about a place, a person, or a culture.

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1h 6m


Hey guys! I'm Sean. I'm a professional lifestyle and travel photographer who strives to capture the true essence of a scene with my camera. Emotion and storytelling are two central pillars of my content, and I am always looking for new and interesting stories to tell via my camera. I'm originally from San Francisco, California, but have spent the last few years traveling throughout Asia in search for new inspiration. Most of what I teach relates to my background with travel and lifestyl

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anyone who is interested in taking better photos, or anyone who wants to take their Instagram to the next level.

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to find perfect lighting
  • How to style your photos to enhance the story
  • Three simple compositions to follow
  • Essential gear and smartphone photography
  • Editing on computer and smartphone


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

Join popular lifestyle photographer Sean Dalton as he shows you how to capture visual stories with dark and moody food photography — the style that helped Sean establish himself as a photography influencer.

Dark and moody food photography is what Sean does. If you’ve seen his Instagram, you’d know that. But there is something deeper to these photos that you might not notice at first glance. Each photo tells its own unique story, a story about a place, a person, or a culture. Together, they comprise a collection of works that aim to elicit emotions within their viewer. This aspect of emotional storytelling is central to any form of photography, and is one of the most crucial aspects to capturing powerful food photos. 

In this 1-hour course, Sean breaks down his entire visual storytelling process, providing practical insight on how he achieves his unique food photography style. 

Whether you’re someone that photographs their food with a smartphone, an amateur food photographer with a passion to improve, or professional food photographer, this class mixes technical information with foundational photography skills that appeal to everyone. See the inner workings of a professional food and lifestyle photographer, and take your visual storytelling skills to the next level.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to tell a story with food photography.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about emotional food photography.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
The Anatomy Of A Food Photograph 00:00:00
Storytelling And Photo Review 00:00:00
Course Project 00:00:00
Section 2 - Food Photography, Shooting And Editing
Lighting 00:00:00
Styling 00:00:00
Composition 00:00:00
Common Mistakes 00:00:00
Shooting 00:00:00
Editing 00:00:00

Course Review


2 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    great resource


    Pictures were stunning!

  2. Anonymous

    Excellent Course


    Sean is a great photographer and instructor. Information was logically organized, well presented, and easy to follow with lots of nuggets along the way. He even shares the works and names of other photographers who he admires, which I think is awesome. I got through the entire course in one evening, including rewinding several times and pausing to catch my notes up. Photography is only a hobby for me – at least for now – and I’m a novice who is now applying his techniques, and what a difference they make! My only negative is that Sean states his Sony camera model # and the name of an editing app rather quickly, and I wasn’t able to catch either of them. I’m considering upgrading my Sony, so this info would’ve been helpful. However, both are minor matters, as they’re somewhat of an aside. Therefore, I highly recommend this course!


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