Tier 1: Food Blog Photography Course

Learn How To Become
A Food Photographer

Even if you have no experience!

Do you love food? Have you always wanted to learn how to take mouth watering photos just like the professionals do?

With our approach, you’ll easily and quickly learn food photography. We are known industry wide for our easy to understand training that can help anyone up there game when it comes to Food Photography.

It’s built so literally anyone can do it - even if you’ve never used a DSLR camera before.


Hey, I'm Melodee
& I'll Be Your Instructor

As a former school teacher, I wanted to be able to contribute financially to my family, but the desire to work from home while my boys were young outweighed everything. I’d been photographing as a hobby for several years and loved it, so starting my own home-based photography business seemed like the answer. What I learned, was that I just need a kitchen, a camera, and a computer to help me do it

  • ​Pretty Focused was created in 2017
  • Over 1000 students have joined
  • We truly believe that anyone can learn to do this!!


" It was a major "aha moment! "

"When I first started with Pretty Focused I had very limited knowledge of how to use my camera correctly, I understood there was an exposure triangle but my biggest issue was how to make that work for the best picture using correct lighting, aperture, and shutter speed. Learning that helped me to be able to understand how my camera worked together and how to nail my focus. It was like a major aha moment once it all clicked I am very grateful for Pretty Focused and the way this course explained that I could understand how to use my camera correctly."

Sherri -

" I am surprised how much I learned! "

"This course taught me that there is so much more that a camera can do other shoot in auto focus. I learned that your camera can be customized to all sorts of settings according to what you are trying to capture. And that there are different factors that can help, or hinder, your ability to get a great shot. This was all new to me but I am surprising myself at what I can learn."

Andrea -

" My photo quality has improved so much from this course. "

“The only experience I had shooting food was posting what I was eating on Instagram. The tips and tricks Melodee has shared helped me take my photos from beginner to holding their own among elite food photographers!”

Kim -

" Your photography knowledge is really expanded. "

“After joining Pretty Focused I learned new ways of using aperture and lighting. It expanded my previous knowledge and made my photography better overall.”

Addie -

Just look at these amazing photos from our students!



  1. Getting to Know Your Camera
  2. Setting Up Your Camera
  3. Camera Lenses
  4. Lighting
  5. Aperture
  6. ISO
  7. Shutter speed
  8. Putting it All Together
  9. White Balance
  10. Understand the Focal Plane
  11. Adjusting Focus
  12. Shooting in RAW
  13. Camera Setting Cheat Sheet


  1. Tutorial Based Photography
  2. The Readers Journe
  3. Composition Guidelines
  4. Centering and the Rule of Thirds
  5. Forming Triangles Pt 1
  6. Forming Triangles Pt 2
  7. Adding Movement
  8. White Space
  9. Plates and Props
  10. Styling Boards
  11. Linens
  12. Garnishes


  1. 5 Components of Photographing Recipes
  2. Planning Your Session
  3. Ingredient Shots
  4. Photographing Process
  5. Photographing Heroes Pt 1
  6. Photographing Heroes Pt 2
  7. Photographing Heroes Pt 3


  1. Culling in Photo Mechanic
  2. Importing Images
  3. Lightroom Tools and Panels
  4. Editing Photos
  5. Adjusting White Balance
  6. Pretty Focused Preset
  7. Exporting Images
  8. Lightroom updates 13.1
  9. Understanding the Histogram
  10. Editing Blues
  11. Editing Greens
  12. Editing Meat
  13. Editing Pasts
  14. Editing Red Drinks
  15. Lightroom Shortcut Cheat Sheet

A Breakdown of What You'll Get

The Food Photography Training System

4 Modules
40+ Lessons
Over 9 hrs

Professionally arranged training, highly organized, to make learning fun and easy. And it all fits into your schedule!
Accessible on any device, anytime, from anywhere.

4 Photography Modules:

  • 12 Lessons on Camera Foundations
  • 12 Lessons on Composition and Styling
  • 7 Lessons on Photographing Recipes
  • 15 Lessons on Lightroom Photo Editing

Plus 2 FREE Bonuses


This 12-page comprehensive digital guide is packed with all the resources and information you need from our camera basics module, presented in an easy-to-read format. Keep it right at your fingertips for quick reference during practices.


Edit with ease and speed using our preset. Say goodbye to long hours at the computer and hello to more time doing what you love.

Total Value:

4 Photography Modules:

  • 12 Lessons on Camera Foundations
  • 12 Lessons on Composition and Styling
  • 7 Lessons on Photographing Recipes
  • 15 Lessons on Lightroom Photo Editing

(Valued at $3,997)

2 Bonuses:

  • Camera Setting Cheat Sheet
  • Lightroom Preset

(Valued at $94)

> Total Value $4,091 <