Photo by Melissa Skorpil

Are you tired of being rejected by FoodGawker? Do your Instagram pics leave commenters asking just what is that? Are all your family photos dark and blurry? You’re not alone. Join us for Photography Camp!

Two years ago AFBA offered its first photo class. This year, we’re upping the ante with an all-day event!

Our group of experts, chosen from the Austin food community, will share their knowledge on choosing the right gear, figuring out lighting, styling food, deciding on the best phone app, and more. Whether you’re using a DSLR or a camera phone, you’ll come away with plenty of tips and tricks to make your photos truly drool-worthy.


Saturday, September 28

8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


AOMA campus in South Austin, behind Westgate Shopping Center (map)


Tickets are on sale now! Purchase on Eventbrite.

Your ticket gets you hands-on training and photography best practices, a yummy box lunch provided by Pamela Jane’s New England Lobster Rolls (vegetarian and gluten-free options available), morning sips and snacks by Zhi Tea and  Better Bites Bakery, iced coffee by Chameleon Cold Brew, and happy hour snacks sponsored by Dinner Lab.


Food Photography 101Melissa Skorpil takes you through everything from how to plan a shoot to setting up lighting and using props.

Photo EditingMary Helen Leonard takes you through editing basics.

Don’t Fear the Manual SettingChris Perez will help you step outside your autofocus safety zone.

Rig ItRyan Schierling teaches you how to get the most out of your camera.

Phoning It InJane Ko will show that gorgeous photos can come from your phone, too.

All About the GearPeter Tsai discusses the best gear for your camera.

plus Breakout Shooting Sessions



Chameleon Cold Brew

Zhi Tea

Dinner Lab


Better Bites Bakery

Holland Photo

Citygram Magazine





Interested in sponsoring Photography Camp? We have packages available for every budget. Please contact for more information.