PHOTOGRAPHY + STYLING + BRANDING
Draw in clients + customers through your jaw-dropping photos
Bring the image you have in your mind into the one you see in your camera
Feel comfortable + confident styling, shooting, and editing your images
Create a consistent look + feel throughout your entire visual brand
Eliminate pre-shoot anxiety, knowing that you can make juuuuust about anything look beautiful with your wild skills
Imagine what it would feel like to:
In an ideal world, you’d be getting inquiries from potential clients left and right. They’d find you through your instagram feed, that’s chock full of gorgeous photos that reflect the beauty of your business. Or, through Pinterest, with the lovely pin image drawing them directly to your site.
When you talk with these folks, you find that your message truly resonates with them, because the imagery of your brand drew in the RIGHT crowd.
Instead, you know that to grow your business + your client list you need to create this beautiful feed + website, but the truth is—you’re struggling with it.
You know that as more people enter your creative field, you need to make your work stand out from the crowd and catch attention, but learning on your own is SO time consuming and your progress feels like it’s inching along.
Every time you try taking pictures, you end up with this ball of frustrated anxiety growing in the pit of your stomach because what you have in your mind just won’t come through into the camera.
You hear people brag all the time about being self-taught, but I’m here to tell you that’s not what it appears to be. Being ‘self-taught’ just means that they had to struggle alone in frustration for YEARS while making tiny incremental progress—and you don’t have to.
Hi there! I’m Eva Kosmas Flores, and after teaching thousands of hours of photography + styling courses in-person and online, I’ve created a course that distills down everything YOU need to know to create a beautiful photo. Everything you’ll learn is based on practical techniques + applications, so that you can master creating your own eye-catching content and feel confident while doing it!
All of the 9+ hours of pre-recorded video tutorials are permanent resources for you to go through at your own pace and rewatch as many times as you'd like, at any time. You have lifetime access to all the course content, from videos to pdf guides to bonuses.
You won't be left on your own with no one to answer your questions. Instead, I'll be there for you, LIVE, for the whole year, to answer any and all of your questions on zoom each month. It lays a foundation of resources you'll have in your creative toolkit for years to come, while giving you that personal + live support as you grow!
including a video tutorial detailing how to shoot tethered both wired and wirelessly, a Project Proposal Template to make pitching projects to clients seamless and professional, an invitation to a private Facebook group, where we can continue to forge to connections + provide the support established in our zoom calls, and more!
so you can easily read through to re-iterate the lessons, and if you're hearing impaired or English is your second language, you'll always know + understand what's happening
from Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts to a Manual Shooting Settings Cheat Sheet to a Shooting Angle Checklist and more, these printables will help speed up your learning process and relieve the pressure of having to keep everything in your head
that includes every piece of equipment + program I mention in the course, so you have all the right equipment + recommended tools and resources at your disposal, from lenses to shooting surfaces
that correspond to each lesson to help you put your newfound skills into practice and forge that mind-body connection
With richly detailed information and approachable explanations, plus loads of example images to help guide you through the concepts + techniques you're learning about
In addition to the pre-recorded course video lessons, you'll also have LIVE group zoom meetings with me once a month on zoom starting September 2022, so you can get clarity, have your questions answered, + have consistent support
Over 9 hours of permanent recorded video tutorials with hands-on demonstrations (no hours of talking head shots and slides, here!)
Including shooting top-down food videos, stop motion videos, editing video in Adobe Premiere, and creating stop motion videos in Adobe Photoshop.
These resources will save you time, energy, and headache that comes from those business growing pains. Included are Email Templates for Food + Lifestyle Bloggers (including pitch emails), my Client Communication Checklist, and My Pricing Guide!
Every visual creative has a unique perspective to share with the world, and that's why there's FOUR different Media Kit Templates for you to choose from. With a variety of warm, cool, modern, and rustic vibes, you're sure to find the right fit for you! Each template can be customized with your own images, colors, and typefaces. And whether you want to edit in Canva or InDesign, I've you covered!
In this bundled collection, you'll get over one hundred photography presets customized to a wide variety of styles + lighting conditions. Inside this Bundle are the Moody Food Presets, Bright Food Presets, North Travel Presets, and South Travel Presets, and my best-use guide to utilizing the presets in Lightroom.
The past year has shown how important video skills are in a creative's toolkit, and being able to quickly throw together a beautiful stop motion or cooking video for social media is not only incredibly useful for your own platform, but it's a highly lucrative client offering to add to your creative skillset.
Eva’s First We Eat Photography-Storytelling-Branding course has been a valuable resource in my growth as a food photographer. When I look back at my earlier photos, I kinda cringe but I’m also thrilled with how far my work and aesthetic has evolved. I credit Eva’s course with playing a huge role in that development. Her course helped me to better understand the use of props, lighting, and thoughtful staging to create a particular mood and natural-looking presentation where every element has a true purpose for being present in the scene. Through Eva’s course, I learned to manipulate light and use specific equipment and editing techniques to help me tell the visual food stories that I always wanted to express through my photography, but often had trouble achieving. I love that Eva’s course is broken down into easily digestible sections that are designed to demystify food photography. I’ve always been drawn to Eva’s beautiful signature photography and this course not only brims with her trademark creativity but also provides an easy-to-follow roadmap on how to build upon the skills learned to not only improve today but continue to elevate and hone skills beyond the coursework. If you want to improve your images and get busy creating your own mouth-watering pictures of food, I whole-heartedly recommend Eva’s Photography-Storytelling-Branding course. It’s been a game changer for me."
When you join, you won't be beholden to a deadline. And you won't be asked to pay some additional fee to extend access. I want you to be able to reference the program as many times as you want, whenever you want. Whether that's months, seasons, or years from now, you can count on this this course to be there for you!
After college, I started shooting digital and fell completely in love with the capabilities of DSLR cameras. I've seen trends come and go, technology change, and have been there since the birth of social media (WILD times!)
I'm an enneagram type 2 wing 3, 'The Hostess' (which means I love helping + nurturing others), I have a moderate houseplant-collecting compulsion, I love gardening, my husband, my dogs, my chickens, and my cat, my mother + sister + brother are teachers, and I love bodies of water but can't swim.
I learned how to use my DSLR on my own through YEARS of small incremental progress and frustration, back before online courses + workshops existed. The transition from film to digital was….difficult. I was doing it on the weekends of my very-stressful day job, and felt overwhelmed 99.99% of the time.
My path was a really frustrating and painful one for those first few years—but yours doesn’t have to be.
I have a Saveur-nominated food blog, Adventures in Cooking, and have authored + photographed two cookbooks, one of which (First We Eat) was nominated by IACP for best cookbook of 2019. I’ve shot for clients as big as 7-Up, and as small as local restaurants. I’ve done takeovers on the @Instagram main feed (I still pinch myself about that one!), my work’s been featured in dozens of magazines + publications, I've taught thousands of students from every continent (except Antartica...for now!), and I work full-time doing what I love.
It wasn't always like this though...
There is no medal for punishing yourself and doing things the hard way.
THE QUICKER YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS, THE SOONER YOU CAN START LEAVING YOUR BEAUTIFUL MARK ON THE WORLD.
I created this course because I want passionate folks like YOU to be able to share their vision with the world, without feeling alone + lost in the learning process.
Instead, let’s start your journey together! No struggling on your own, no questions with no one to answer them, no frustrations about what to do next.
I’m here to lend a helping hand, and guide you through the process of taking that beautiful thing inside you and transforming it into something palpable for the whole world to see.
If you're ready to finally be able to take that image out of your mind's eye and bring it into reality, feel confident in your creative abilities, and say goodbye to endless frustration, I'm here to help you do it!
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Knowing the ins and outs of your camera is the first step in creating beautiful imagery. It allows you to take an image out of your mind’s eye and put it out into the real world. Understanding how your camera works will help you shoot faster, and more efficiently. Plus there’s SO many incredible tools within DSLR + mirrorless cameras, it’s awesome to know the mind-blowing things they’re capable of!
Module 1 — Aperture, Shutterspeed, ISO, and RAW vs JPEG (this might all sound like mumbo jumbo now, but not after going through the course!)
Module 2 — Live View + Focus, including auto focus points, AF Modes, and what modes work best for which shooting settings.
Module 3 — Shooting Mode Dial + Exposure, including metering and continuous shooting mode.
Module 4 — Setting up to Photograph Yourself in Frame, including setting up your camera for wifi, shooting remotely with your phone, shooting with an actual remote, and shooting at intervals solo to capture motion.
Deciding what lens to invest in is a big decision! In this course we’re going over all the things that make up a lens, and what kinds of lenses to use for which types of shots. Using a good quality lens can make a HUGE difference in the quality of your image, and I have some tried + true recommendations for you here!
Module 1 — Focal Lengths, Aperature Notation, + Full Frame vs Cropped Frame Lenses, including which focal lengths are best for which shooting angles, and why I recommend against using a cropped frame lens
Module 2 — Zoom, Prime, and Tilt-Shift Lenses, including which you should use for particular captures + shooting environments.
Being able to work with and manipulate natural light makes a huge difference in overall image quality. Working with natural light is free (woohoo!), but that also means that when the weather changes the light changes. A conundrum, for sure! There are things you can do to make it work to your advantage though, and once you understand the important role light plays in images, and what types of light work best, you’ll be a photography master.
Module 1 — Natural Light + White Balance, including how to create soft diffused natural light while keeping shadows, plus the color casts of different forms of light.
Module 2 — Artificial Fill Light for Natural Light Photographers + Recommended Gear, and nope this isn’t a strobe light. The artificial fill light I recommend is SUPER easy to use and affordable! Plus lots of other equipment recommendations that will make your shooting set up easy peasy.
Module 3 — Advanced Natural Lighting Techniques, including shaping light, utilizing the dramatic power of chiaroscuro, creating bright and airy scenes, and more, all with the most simple + affordable equipment.
Module 4 — Lighting FAQ, where I answer the most common questions I hear about lighting set-ups, techniques, and my recommendations for troubleshooting common lighting issues.
Learning and tuning into your visual voice is essential in creating a style that clearly conveys you + your brand. Styling is something that most folks struggle with, but do not fret! There are actual tools and techniques you can use to create a visually compelling image that BOTH resonates with viewers AND tells your story. Let’s dive in!
Module 1 — Composition + Balance, including tips + tools for crafting eye-catching compositions and techniques for creating balance within the frame, and what that actually means.
Module 2 — Color Theory, including working with the color wheel and creating purposeful color ‘themes’ for shoots.
Module 3 — Props + Shooting Surfaces + Backdrops, including my FAVORITE prop + shooting surface sources, as well as what to look out for when choosing props + surfaces for a shoot
Module 4 — Plating, including how to keep dishes looking fresh when they’ve been sitting out, how to add dimension + breathe life into to plain-looking dishes.
Module 5 — Storytelling, including best-practices for creating a frame that draws the viewer in and makes them feel as through they’re a part of the story.
Module 6 — Advanced Composition Theory, where we'll go through some of the more advanced composition techniques and strategies you can harness to give your images an extra eye-catching factor, and help you style your scenes when you're feeling stuck or uninspired.
With all the algorithm changes, growing on social media can definitely be tricky at first. However, there are lots of tools + strategies out there for you to use that will help you reach your key audience, and we’re diving into all of them in this portion of the course! Honing in on what makes your brand unique visually + what you have to offer to your following is a key part of that process, too, so we’ll also focus on that. Get ready to learn all about branding, instagram, pinterest, email lists, and client communication!
Module 1 — Visual Branding, including what aspects of your brand should have a cohesive look + feel.
Module 2 — Instagram, including growth strategies, posting frequency, hashtag techniques, the apps I recommend to use alongside IG, and lots more!
Module 3 — Pinterest Strategy, including ways to boost your site traffic through Pinterest + tools to make pinning easier + automated.
Module 4 — Your Email List, including my recommend email list building platform + techniques for growing your email list.
Module 5 — Client Communication, including my list of must-ask questions that will save you loads of headaches later on.
The ability to transform an image from ‘okay’ to ‘ah-mazing’ in Lightroom is nothing short of mind-blowing. This application was made specifically for editing photographs, and has all the tools you’ll ever need to correct anything that might be bothering you about any image. Don’t like that stray cat hair? Gone! Annoyed by how dark the tabletop turned out? It’s brightened back up in a couple of seconds! We’re diving deep into the full Lightroom suite, including Classic CC, Desktop CC, and Mobile CC, and I’m going to show you the true magic of their editing powers.
Module 1 — Lightroom Classic - Library Tab + Importing + Collections, including organizing your images in Lightroom.
Module 2 — Lightroom Classic - Presets + Develop Tab, including overall light, color, and tone curve adjustments.
Module 3 — Lightroom Classic - Tool Panel in Version 10.9 or earlier + Exporting, including spot correction & selective adjustments to one area of frame.
Module 4 — Lightroom Classic - Updated Tool Panel in Version 11.0 or later, including the new masking tool and color grading areas.
Module 5 — How I Edit a Still-Life Image, an editing demonstration.
Module 6 — How I Edit a Motion-Based Image, an editing demonstration.
Module 7 — How I Edit an Image with Skin Tone, an editing demonstration.
Module 8 — How I Edit a Still-Life Image, an editing demonstration.
Module 9 — How I Edit in Lightroom Classic Version 11.0 or later, an editing demonstration.
Module 10 — Lightroom Preset Best Practices, including how to install them, how to make them do the most for your images, the preset file types, and how to create your own.
Module 11 — Editing in Lightroom Mobile CC, including the amazing shooting aspect of the app that gives you total control over shooting settings on your phone.
Module 12 — Editing in Lightroom Desktop CC, including best-uses for this app vs Lightroom Classic CC.
Cinemagraphs *consistently* give me the best engagement on social media, and I can’t recommend making them highly enough. The motion they capture allows you to create a sense of presence + reality within the frame. Plus, the fact that you can also edit the photo aspect of the image in Lightroom, means that you can easily create a video that is completely in line with your overall visual style. It’s an incredible method for creative storytelling, and an awesome tool to use for growing on social media.
Shooting a Cinemagraph, including the techniques for capturing both the still image + the movement portion of the cinemagraph.
Editing a Cinemagraph, including how to assemble + export it in the Cinemagraph Pro application.
"Eva's course is taught SO incredibly in depth, I learned things in her course that I haven't seen anywhere else! She gives immediate action tips for growth and also longer assignments to help you reach your full potential. I liked that the modules in each lesson weren't too long or overwhelming and still had a TON of useful information and learning packed into them. I absolutely loved the styling sessions and highly highly recommend this course to help you grow your food photography career!"
Monthly Live Q&A Discussions on Zoom
The power of community is real, and through our year-long monthly LIVE Q&A discussions with me starting in September, you'll have your questions answered, connect with other creatives, and have a community of accountability and support around you. Plus, lifetime access to our exclusive private facebook group, where you can continue that discussion outside of our zoom calls.
Comprehensive Gear List
Nothing is more frustrating than following along with a tutorial and realizing your equipment is completely different than theirs. I’ve spent years testing out various types and pieces of equipment, and I’m sharing the ones that I recommend + love with you! You’re getting my recommended gear list, including both physical goods, like my go-to tripod and favorite ceramicists, and digital goods, like my favorite email list building platform.
Shooting tethered is a great way to see your image displayed on your computer’s big screen as you’re shooting. It makes it so much easier to spot any issues and make corrections during the shooting process! I’ll guide you through it via my video tutorial all about shooting tethered, including shooting tethered with a cable vs shooting tethered with the wireless connection in wifi-enabled cameras.
File Storage + Back-up Guide
Dealing with those huuuuge RAW files is a headache for every photographer, and after 16 years of working with them, I have a safe and simple storage solution that I'm sharing with you in this richly detailed guide! It will keep you from loosing your entire body of work if anything happens to one of your hard drives, and ensure that you have a stress-free system in place that keeps your computer running as fast as ever!
Customizable Canva Client Proposal Template
This Client Proposal Template will help you clearly communicate the expectations, deliverables, cost, and timeline of the project with your client in a polished and professional way. This means *less* miscommunication and more matching expectations 👍 And with the template housed on Canva, you don't have to learn or download any paid application to use it (yay!)
27+ Free Lightroom Presets
Presets have saved me countless hours of editing time and freed me up to focus on other areas of my photography + my business. They've also helped me form a consistent look and style throughout all my imagery—from my blog to my cookbooks to my instagram feed—and they will do the same for you! These presets are from my limited-edition "Festive" collection that's no longer available for purchase, so you can get exclusive access to them through the course!
This course has been one of the best investments for me. It was a lot for me to invest but the presentation was so convincing that I took the leap and I couldn’t be happier! To learn things like textural contrast, showing multiple food stories with a simple fruit like orange, using fabric in the right way, and all of it using natural lighting is just fantastic. The entire program has been a great source of learning. I still go back to the course when I feel stuck. Above it all, I’ve been able to connect with Eva and it’s just wonderful how she readily helps when nothing else seems to work.
"You know those moments when you find yourself in a creative rut and can't quite seem to get out of it? Eva's course was just what I needed to not only get out of that rather deep rut, but to feel inspired to keep honing and sharpening my photography skills, especially with regards to food photography. As a self-taught photographer, it was awesome to have a very clear and concise course that covered camera settings, photo editing, composition, and branding across various social media platforms. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this course and feel like I have renewed my passion for photography!"
"I have absolutely loved taking this class. I am blown away by what a natural, empathetic, and detailed teacher Eva is. She really is a gifted and natural teacher—she has found her calling! Eva makes food photography approachable, fun, and inspirational, whereas otherwise I’d feel so overwhelmed and stuck, not knowing where to start. Plus she is so down to earth and her style is so sweet that it makes what would otherwise be a stressful learning experience really exciting. I appreciate all the work she puts into creating such a detailed and valuable course. Sometimes with online courses you are worried they will be all fluff, but with Eva’s course, it was the opposite. I don’t feel like you can put a price on all that valuable knowledge and inspiration, it was worth far more than I paid. I progressed ten times as fast in my journey as a food photographer than I would have without Eva’s guidance. And I’m creating images I’m actually excited about for the first time! Any skills I have been able to acquire as a food photographer I feel like I owe to Eva. So here is a huge, huge, thank you! If she is ever in Dallas, I owe her a drink or dinner! I owe her so much for all I’ve learned from her! (Also please keep creating such great courses! I’ve enjoyed the two I’ve taken so far and can’t wait for more!) "
“I am so, so grateful that I found Eva's course when I did.”
"I am so, so grateful that I found Eva's course when I did. It really helped me to understand Lightroom in much more depth and made me think a lot more about colour theory when styling my images. I attribute Eva's course to helping me to polish up my photography in general but also to help me realize that not every style is for me. Finding our personal style is a process of practice and being more in tune with what feels natural. Thank you so much for your wonderful course and insights Eva!"
“This is the only course you will ever need to better your food photography.”
"I have followed and admired Eva’s work for a while now, always wishing I could be as good a photographer as she is. I finally took the plunge and signed up to her online course and It’s the best investment I have ever made. The course is magic! Eva explains every detail of photography with clear, simple and detailed instructions. Since taking the course I can see the improvements in the pictures I am taking. If you ever want to learn about photography, look no further. This is the only course you will ever need to better your food photography. Eva is not only a brilliant photographer but a wonderful human being and that shines through which is also one of the reasons I am drawn to her work. It comes from an authentic place. Thank you Eva for giving this newbie the confidence to take not just beautiful pictures but to also be able to tell a story through it."
“I have been pursuing food photography for under a year and have been able to make leaps and bounds in my photography skills, all thanks to this course.”
"I honestly owe it all to Eva. Being a trained chef, I always thought it was a shame I could create a beautiful dish, only to last a few moments before it was devoured.
Many times, I tried to capture a picture of it so the dish could last not only in my memory. Every time I was disappointed and actually put off how the photo reflected the dish. Most of the time deleting the photo and giving up. I listened in on one of Eva’s free tutorials and instantly felt connected to her as a person, her photography style and teaching methods. To learn I need it all; to listen, to read, to take notes and to watch in action. Her course does all that with perfection. I was a beginner, the greenest of the green and Eva gave me the courage to pick up my camera and start. I feel like food photography is a part of me that was always missing. If it wasn’t for the perfect timing to come across her course, this “idea” to pursue food photography may have been missed and a part of me that may have never been explored. That is why I owe it all to Eva. I have been pursuing food photography for under a year and have been able to make leaps and bounds in my photography skills, all thanks to this course. Now, having a better understanding for the basics, I have gone back and watched classes again to gain even more knowledge. The classes are packed full of timeless useful information. I could seriously ramble and rave on and on about the Photography + Styling + Branding Course as I am eternally grateful for Eva sharing her gift of photography with us all. Thank you, Eva!"
“This course is nothing short of magic.”
"In the last couple years, I realized what I wanted to pursue was a career that revolved around food. Slowly honing in on what that would look like, I knew that photography would be the foundation for my future site and food blog. I learned some very basic photography skills several years ago, in high school, and attempted to Google and Youtube more informative instruction over time (which is a method of learning I don't enjoy). After countless wasted hours of trying to self-teach online, I still desperately needed clear cut direction and answers. Enter Eva. I've followed and admired Eva for a few years - always wishing I could go to her workshops or Secret Suppers, but never finding the right time or wiggle room in the budget. When she announced she was releasing this course, I was elated! At the brink of boiling over with the desire to finally take the leap and follow my dreams, there was no more room to make excuses and NOT invest in myself. This course is nothing short of magic. Eva gently draws back the veil and gives clear, simple, and richly detailed instruction. Instead of wasting hours searching the vast void of the Internet, I happily found that all the answers I sought have been neatly capsuled in this beautifully conducted course. Not only have I learned SO MUCH technically, but I feel more confident and capable in tackling my passion and future. Thank you, Eva, for bridging the gap, eliminating my insecurity, and placing me within reach of my dreams."
At the end of the year, you can hardly believe how far you've come from where you started. You have a range of gorgeous images you're proud of, a supportive creative network, and a life you love. Turns out, investing in yourself is definitely worth it!
You ask questions + share experiences at the live Q&A discussions with me + the course on zoom. We'll meet 1x a month on zoom starting in September, so you can get the support + accountability you need to make progress.
You go through the course video lessons at the pace that works best for you (you have lifetime access, so no need to rush!) + start applying what you're learning through the guides + exercises.
"I really did enjoy Eva's course so much, it was just absolutely amazing and the exact thing I needed to boost my photography skills! Every time I was looking forward to seeing the next videos she prepared for each lesson. The course materials are marvelous and include comprehensive written scripts, videos, or mp3 with her guidance, in-depth explanations, tutorials with examples clearly described on her own beautiful photography work. Each lesson made me thirsty for the next one, as I knew I would again learn plenty of new things! It made me feel like I was approaching perfection when following her course! :)
I love how complete the course is - it starts with the basics where even practicing food photographers can learn something new, but it also offers a lot for those who already feel advanced in food photography. Eva is one of the most talented food photographers out there and I am happy that through her course, she helped me to work and define my personal style, deepened my knowledge base, and become more creative using various styling, storytelling, and composition techniques she teaches.
I had been hesitating about enrolling as I only do photography on the side next to my full-time job and having a young toddler at home, but I am happy I did enroll - one of the key aspects of this course for me was that I could access the materials at my own pace whenever I had time, there was no need to strictly follow a schedule or to finish the course before a deadline. The difference and added value I see in this course compared to other online photography courses I've taken are the facts that she's a great teacher that provides enough clarity and challenge, but also the live Zoom meetings that are part of the course where we can ask our questions and get more clarifications directly from Eva.
She is there not only as a virtual teacher we know from her blog and Instagram pictures but also a real person in the live discussions which brings the online course closer to the real-life experience. I also loved that she shared with us her personal tips, favorite sources of props, or tools that others can benefit from too. There was a nice interaction between the other students, fellow photographers with whom we can network further even after the course! I love the sense of community Eva creates around her courses and workshops, bringing like-minded people together! I highly recommend this course as a great investment into your development as a food photographer!"
"I can honestly say that taking courses from Eva was just so lovely. I have taken courses with two other online mentors. One only answered 4-5 questions that were put into messages and mostly chatted with her assistant during the Q & A….. filling time…You couldn’t ask any live questions----It was horrible----I left the call feeling taken for the course. Eva has been the opposite—really taking the time to thoroughly answer questions and not rush everyone---and help people at whatever level of expertise they are at----she meets you where you are so sincerely!"
Access to the course NEVER expires. You’ll always have access to it, plus any updates we make to the course as technology + cameras progress!
The course is completely flexible, you can do it slowly just on the weekends, or you can dive all-in and go through it Mad Max-style. There is no set time-table for the course, it's intended for you to move at the pace that works best for you to learn.
This course starts with the basics and builds from there to more advanced techniques. This way, you begin with a foundation of knowledge that you can apply the new skills you’re learning to as the course goes along. It’s meant to help you build your skill level as you progress through the lessons + modules.
Yes, you can use a mirrorless camera or a DSLR. A DSLR or mirrorless camera will give you the most control over the final image and have the highest image quality, so investing in one is definitely a good idea if this is something you want to pursue.
All the equipment we recommend for the course is linked to in our Gear List pdf, which will be emailed to you upon purchasing the course. It's full of hyperlinks to all the equipment discussed in the course, so you don't have to worry about googling anything or accidentally ordering the wrong thing :)
Yes! All the videos are available for streaming immediately, and they can be downloaded starting 30 days after the course starts. All course documents are available for immediate downloading, too!
If you want to learn Adobe Lightroom, you will need to download the program. I also highly recommend downloading Cinemagraph Pro (you can use the code EVAKOSMAS for 10% off the program via the application link) for the cinemagraph portion of the course.
I love using VideoAsk to give you the most helpful, in-depth, and personalized answer possible, and if you're camera shy, don't worry! You can just send a message via text, or even an audio recording. It's easy, I promise!
Just hit the 'reply' button and let me know what I can answer for you, and my response will be sent to your inbox! :)
And if you feel more comfortable with email, no prob! Just reach out at email@example.com ♡
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When you join, you'll be a part of a community of passionate and and warm creatives who are just as committed to and excited about growing their skillset as you are.
By the end of the 14 days, you'll have access to all of the course materials and the bonuses. This means you'll be able to go through as much of the course as you'd like *before* making a final commitment. If you don't feel like you're improving in your imagery, just reach out, show me you've done the work, and I’ll gladly give you a refund. [Full details here]
"Eva’s Online Course helped me to give my food photography business a big boost. All the topics I can think of are covered in this course. I love the fact that you can approach the material in a manageable way, at your own pace. I especially enjoyed watching the videos. Eva is such a wonderful teacher. She explains all topics in an inspiring, professional and calm way. I paused the videos when I wanted to take notes, or whenever I get so excited to start and implement the tips & tricks right away. The course is a real treasure and investment for any food photographer: beginner or experienced. I assure you, you’ll learn something new that generates business or inspiration. Eva thank you so much for sharing all your thoughts, skills and experiences!"
If you tuned into my lighting masterclass, you know that there is SO much more that goes into creating a beautiful image than just the fancy expensive gear you have (my lighting kit totals around $41). In the course I’ll explain why some cameras cost a lot more than others (hint! It has to do with something called a sensor), and some work arounds for older DSLR cameras that might not have certain setting options, like how to connect and use a remote interval timer if your camera doesn’t have an internal interval timer. (That might sound like jibberish now but in the course it will all make sense, I promise!)
Time is not something you have to worry about with this course. You get lifetime access, you can go at your own pace, everything from videos to pdfs can be downloaded, there is no rush whatsoever. I want you to go at the pace that works best for you to *learn*.
I've taught thousands of hours of courses, both online and in person. Half the attendees of my advanced Croatia retreat were repeat students from previous entry level workshops I've taught. What I teach and *how* I teach truly resonates with my students. I’m an open book and I share *everything* about creating beautiful images with you in this course. But you don’t have to take it from me. This page is covered top to bottom with testimonials from successful + happy students. They didn’t shout their praises for nothin’! :)
Let’s sit crooked and talk straight—I don’t want to give you fluff. I know your time is valuable, and I don’t want to waste it with irrelevant side tracks and long boring monologues. Everything in the course has been distilled down to help you learn and improve as quickly and simply as possible. There’s over 8 hours of video content broken down into 7 lessons and over 29 modules, with assignments for you to complete paired with each lesson, so it will take time to work through it, but a very *manageable* amount of time.
I specifically created this course to be approachable and give you results in the shortest amount of time possible.
And there is LOADS of hands-on examples and behind-the-scenes footage. You won’t be sitting there watching a talking head non-stop for hours at a time in this course! I physically show you how to do each of the techniques I cover in the course, and give you visual examples of how to apply them + make them a reality. Because as creatives, we tend to learn best by visual example, not just someone sitting there verbally explaining something to us.
I believe in SHOWING rather than telling, and my signature Photography + Styling + Branding Course does just that. It pulls back the creative curtain and shows you how to easily craft your own stunning images in your unique and signature style.
I decided to join Eva’s photography course, and it has been the best decision I've made this year. Her course taught me how to think as a food photographer, how to prepare for the shoot, and what to keep in mind while shooting. These are all extremely valuable skills that would have taking me months, if not years, to figure all out by myself. Thank you, Eva, for making my life easier in this regard. My favorite part of the course was definitely composition and styling. Before taking the course, I literally thought that the rule of thirds was the only rule in food photography composition. But, the knowledge she shared with us opened the door to numerous other compositional possibilities, that are way more creative and interesting than the rule of thirds. Since I took Eva’s photography course, people are noticing improvements in my work. I still have a long way to go, but now I have a general understanding of what food photography entails and what it could become if done correctly. It could become art, and that's what I'm aiming for. Thank you. Eva is a professional photographer, great teacher, stream of inspiration, and a wonderful human being. Thank you Eva for being so helpful throughout the entire course. It was an honor to be able to talk to and get advice from a photographer of your caliber.
"Participating in Eva’s online course over a year ago gave me the necessary push I needed to turn my passion for food and photography into a full time career. Eva has thought of everything possible, covering so much ground in such a wonderfully presented way. The care and thought that she has taken into putting together such a detailed course is amazing. Her knowledge about this industry blows me away, as does her ability to impart her knowledge so well. Her great video tutorials mean that she is there with you, guiding you along at every step of the learning process. The written materials are comprehensive, full of great detail and specific information, I often find myself referring back to them when I need a creative boost or need to double check a camera setting. I have attended many workshops and courses in the past and not one of them has come close to giving me as much information as Eva’s online course has. The course material is relevant and useful on so many levels. It taught me how to use my camera well, helped with my composition and styling, gave me the confidence to use Lightroom in a more detailed way and gave me so much useful information about how I could boost my social media presence. Taking her course was the best thing I ever did when transitioning into my photography career, it equipped me with the necessary tools and confidence to go out there and give it a shot! Thank you so much Eva, I will be forever grateful!"
"I've been shooting photos a long time and used Lightroom when I was working as a professional photo editor. I'm fairly new to photographing food and was utterly delighted by how thorough Eva’s classes were. I don't think she left any stone unturned. I really love how passionate she is about each part of the process.
Even though I've been shooting digitally for many years I learned several new things that helped me understand my camera better. I was also blown away by your Lightroom section. I've been using the same functions in that program and Eva really opened my eyes to what more I could be doing. So thank you!
I also appreciate all the other information she gave so freely about equipment, styling, supplies and social media. Her generosity of spirit really shows through in everything that you do and the passion she has for food photography is truly inspiring. You can tell that she really wants everyone to become the best food photographer that they can be! I thought her class was reasonably priced and actually felt once I had seen the quality and how much work Eva had put into it that it was worth much more than I had paid.
Thank you for making it so accessible! I'm looking forward to the future assignments. Thanks again Eva. I hope that one day we get to meet in person!"
This isn’t the time for the comparison game or imposter syndrome.
If you’re still reading this, I know you’re a creative soul that’s feeling the call to create something greater than yourself.
For all of us, this past year has brought into focus what really matters. And if you’re seeking permission to intentionally make your passion a part of your life and invest in yourself — nobody can give that permission but you.
Whether or not you decide to join me, I just want you to try and incorporate that passion into your being.
Even if it’s just for a few minutes a week—little by little, it will make each week brighter than the last. It might take you someplace you never even imagined—and it might find you at home but fulfilled.
And in the end, that’s all that matters.
Know that I’m here for you, whenever you’re ready to take that step. I got your back ♡
Your forever cheerleader,