11. Raspberry dessert

Karl teams up with food photographer Anya Pustynnikova to create this simple yet irresistible image of a raspberry dessert, demonstrating essential preparation, styling and lighting techniques throughout the shoot.

After testing various compositions and lighting combinations, Anya goes for a simplistic style for this close-up image, but Karl opts for a more intricate lighting setup to really emphasise this beautiful dessert.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • Product Photography: Food Photography
  • Working with multiple light sources
  • Simulating sunlight using studio lights
  • How to emphasise shape and texture
  • Testing different lighting combinations for various effects

Don’t miss Anya’s live show — watch it here.


  1. Great video. Two different styles, two great results.
    Thanks for sharing.

    (All we need now is an ‘twelfth’ light just to fill this little area…haha 😉

  2. Hi Karl. May I ask you how much Anya ask for her work? For istante, for a food photo for a magazine… How much should I make me pay?

    1. Hi Micaela, as I mentioned in my previous answer this varies greatly you need to check our business course for more answers on how to price your work.

  3. Hi Karl, Can I ask where you get your scrim paper rolls from? It’s one this I just can’t seem to find anywhere.

  4. Love this…….. Details ! Plus you have patience like me, I can see it. Great Video.
    Thank you

  5. Excellent demonstration of light and shadow control. I’m glad you demonstrated the two types of lighting scenarios. I hope you can schedule Anna for a live shoot or another workshop sometime. Very inspiring!!

  6. When I take photos of products, sometimes when I edit I realize that it lacks some light, I usually guide me with the histogram so everything is as right as possible, Is there any way of knowing how much light reaches the object is enough? Thank you

    1. Hi Justiniano, the best solution for product work is like in this tutorial, use a tethered set up and examine the images on a decent screen.

  7. You guys are both fantastic! I really enjoyed watching this course. Very inspired by styling and lighting which I will try in my food photography. Thank you!


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