Live Talk Show – Food Photographer Anna Pustynnikova

Russian food photographer and stylist Anna Pustynnikova, who has joined Karl for two live photography workshops, joins us in studio for this live photography talk show to discuss her career and all things related to food photography.

Anna shares how she started in the industry, where she finds her inspiration and why it’s important to never shy away from a challenge. The multi-skilled photographer also stressed the importance of practice, hard work and expanding your skill set.

She answers questions from members, revealing her success with stock photography, the latest market trends and how to grow your portfolio.

This show provides an insightful look into the food photography industry, stock photography and how you can continue to push yourself as a photographer. It’s a must watch for anyone interested in food photography, product photography or the business of photography.

Topics covered in this live photography talk show:

  • Food styling & photography
  • Food photography tips for beginners
  • Stock imagery: The market & demands
  • Equipment for food photography: lighting, lenses & props
  • Post production for food photography

To see more of Anna’s work, visit our Product section to watch her complete range of food photography classes. You can also watch her live show, where she and Karl photographed an assortment of cheese. 

If you have any questions about this live show please use the comments box below 🙂



  1. Hello Karl,

    I love the special guests you have on, as much because they introduce me to the excellent work of photographers I wouldn’t know of otherwise, but also the useful tips they provide. Watching this one made me think of British food photographer Howard Shooter. I wonder if you’d ever consider having him on?

    Best regards,


  2. Hi Karl, it was great bringing us top photographers to share their views and experiences with us. it’s very nice of you..
    I learnt many things from you epecially the most important thing for a photographer, which is “light”
    Thanks a lot once again..

  3. I am a viewer from China, the videos are not subtitled, there are obstacles to watch, I hope the video will be subtitled.

    1. She said it’s either way, but she likes it pronounced Anna and she uses that herself for her website although I think in Russian they might use the other one? 🙂

  4. Great show Karl. I had asked one of the last questions of the day but it was not delivered correctly. It was actually two questions that were interpreted into one. The juices part of the question was answered.
    So what I would like to know is… With using a thermometer at what temperature are you pulling your beef out of the oven. The meat is very rare looking so I would imagine you would be pulling it sooner than the recommended temperature for beef.

    1. Hi Geoff, I’ll check with Anna as I’ve no idea on the cooking side of things! I will come back to you here.

  5. Yes, I guess you can’t cut the video afterwards, but maybe just add in the description then, that “jump 22:57 to get to the start of the broadcast”.

    I would be greatly appreciated on all these recorded live shows.

    1. Hi Robert, Ben our video editor has forgotten to trim that bit off, I’ll ask him to sort it, thanks for pointing it out.

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