Available on demand
Improve the images you take of food
Hello foodies! Our level one food photography course has been such a success that we're now making it available to take any time you like throughout the Summer (here in the UK).
I’m Emily Quinton. I teach people to take beautiful photographs.
Increasingly, to communicate well online we're using images, and many of us now carry a camera around in our pockets every day – our phones!
But do you know how to really use a phone or a camera to create images of food that work well online?
I've teamed up with award-winning food photographer Catherine Frawley to offer a series of online courses for people who want to improve their food photography.
Join us and get inspired to improve your food photography.
Our popular food photography course
Now available to take on demand
Professional photographers Catherine Frawley (of Borrowed Light) and Emily Quinton (of Makelight) took their popular Food Photography & Styling workshop online for the first time this year. It went down a storm! It's now available again for you to take whenever you like.
A two week course that will really help you improve the standard of your food photography.
What have you been using photography for so far? How are you styling your food to capture it at its best? Are you getting the best from your camera or Smartphone? Are you getting the most out of social media and sharing?
Make time to learn some new skills. Stop sharing grainy, poorly-lit images and learn to tell the story of you and your food in a beautiful way.
What this course covers
Video lessons and exercises including
Composition and image-making
How to create well-composed images
Using natural light
Great camera settings for photographing food
Styling tips and tricks to help your food look amazing
Advice about props
Picking backgrounds and colour combinations.
Telling food stories
Tips for formats to use
Sharing your food photography on social media
Love for the Makelight experience
Just some of the feedback we've had from our courses.
There is a lot of information, things that I haven't thought of that are really helping me think about my brand. Also, I love that I can fit this in as and when I have time. I would say the amount of information given and contact through webchats and lessons is good value.
Good quality content, helpful, inspiring and supportive courses and community.
Makelight is the most accessible and supportive community I've ever been part of. The instruction is top notch and you are never alone. Amazing!
How it works
Makelight.com is an online learning membership site for creators, makers and doers.
A community of entrepreneurs, Instagrammers and bloggers all learning how to grow communities, online audiences and businesses around what we're passionate about.
This is a one-off course with no ongoing commitment, but if you enjoy it we hope you'll join us as one of our monthly members where you'll receive lots more like this.
You can learn at your own pace
Lessons are snackable so they're easy to fit in
Live video Q&As are great for motivation
Exercises are achievable and realistic
A supportive community helps you keep on track
Advice should be useful, honest and no-nonsense
The price should be affordable
What you'll receive by joining the course
Join a community
of makers and entrepreneurs all looking to improve how they share what they're passionate about online
including videos with text, images and embeds all delivered by our own custom-built learning site.
of support and advice
from the Makelight team and the community, or more if you join as a subscribing member
on equipment, apps and how to use them
to help you with your workflow and planning
A profile page
that will enable others in the community to find and follow you
A dedicated Facebook group
just for the people taking the course
with inspiration and ideas
to recap or catch up whenever you like
Phew! Sounds like a lot, but don't worry, the course is calm, inspiring and keeps you motivated throughout.
This course is hosted by Emily and Stef, co-founders of Makelight.
Hi, I'm Emily Quinton I'm a photographer, writer, teacher and founder of Makelight.
Learn to create beautiful images that tell your story, plus gain tools and techniques to grow in an authentic, inspiring way using the approaches I've learnt.
Over the last few years I've grown a following of 500,000 across Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. Some of it's luck, but a lot of it is about consistently working towards what you're trying to achieve. Along the way I've learnt a lot and with our Makelight courses and membership sharing it all with you!
Hi, I'm Stef, Emily's husband. I'm a designer and technologist I'm working full time building and designing the Makelight.com you see around you today.
My background is in computer science, and I studied artificial intelligence at university. I'm applying that knowledge to help build our Instagram analytics tools.
I'm also a photographer and you'll see some of my photos on our shared Instagram account @thequinskis.