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!!


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