visual storyteller + educator

I'm Eva

Hello, friend!

Photographer, Educator, Author, Stylist, and someone you can count on to always have a snack in her purse. I'm so happy you're here. Pull up a seat + let's get you started!

The most in-depth photography + styling program, period.

Find Your  Visual Voice

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PHOTOGRAPHY + STYLING + BRANDING

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For creatives who want to take that gorgeous image out of their mind’s eye and bring it into a stunning real-life capture

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: 

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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!

SOUND GOOD? LET’S DO IT!!

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Visual storytelling is kind of my thing...

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!

It's BOTH!

Is it live or can I go at my own pace?

This is the only photography program that offers both.

I believe that the combination of both permanent *and* live resources makes the best possible learning experience. And I want you to make leaps and bounds in your abilities! 💪

We also have LIVE course Q&A discussions on zoom EVERY MONTH for 1 year to answer any questions that have come up as you're going through the material and putting it into practice.

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!

My signature Photography + Styling + Branding course is the ONLY comprehensive program that equips you with the skills to create beautiful images in your *own* voice at every step of your creative journey, for a lifetime.

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SEVEN STEP SYSTEM

what's inside

Lesson One

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!

CAMERA SETTINGS

Module 1 — Aperture, Shutterspeed, ISO, RAW vs JPEG

Module 2 — Live View + Focus Modes + Capturing Motion

Module 3 — Shooting Mode Dial + Exposure

Module 4 — How to Photograph Yourself in Frame + Remotely

Module 1 — Aperture, Shutterspeed, ISO, RAW vs JPEG
Module 2 — Live View + Focus Modes + Capturing Motion
Module 3 — Shooting Mode Dial + Exposure
Module 4 — How to Photograph Yourself in Frame + Remotely

In Lesson 1, we'll go over:

lesson Two

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!

LENSES + FOCAL LENGTHS

Module 1 — Focal Lengths, Aperture Notation, Mirrorless Lenses vs Non-Mirrorless Lenses, + Full Frame vs Cropped Frame Lenses

Module 2 — Zoom, Prime, and Tilt-Shift Lenses, + Which Lenses to Use for Different Environments

In Lesson 2, we'll go over:

lesson THREE

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.

WORKING WITH LIGHT

Module 1 — Natural Light + White Balance

Module 2 — Artificial Fill Light for Natural Light Photographers + Recommended Gear

Module 3 — Advanced Natural Lighting Techniques

Module 4 — Lighting Frequently Asked Questions

In Lesson 3, we'll go over:

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!

lesson FOUR

STYLING + STORYTELLING

Module 1 — Composition + Balance
Module 2 — Color Theory
Module 3 — Props + Shooting Surfaces + Backdrops
Module 4 — Plating Dishes for the Camera
Module 5 — Visual Storytelling Strategies
Module 6 — Advanced Composition Theory

In Lesson 4, we'll go over:

lesson FIVE

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!

BRANDING + SOCIAL MEDIA

Module 1 — Visual Branding
Module 2 — Making the Most of Instagram
Module 3 — Pinterest Strategy
Module 4 — Your Email List
Module 5 — Client Communication

In Lesson 5, we'll go over:

lesson SIX

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.

EDITING IN ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Module 1 — Lightroom Classic - Library Tab + Importing + Collections

Module 2 — Lightroom Classic - Presets + Develop Tab

Module 3 — Lightroom Classic - Tool Panel in Version 10.9 or earlier + Exporting

Module 4 — Lightroom Classic - Updated Tool Panel in Version 11.0 or later

Module 5 — How to Edit a Still-Life Image

Module 6 — How to Edit a Motion-Based Image

Module 7 — How to Edit an Image with Skin Tone

Module 8 — How I Edit in Lightroom Classic Version 11.0 or later

Module 9 — Lightroom Preset Best Practices

Module 10 — Editing in Lightroom Mobile CC

Module 11 — Editing in Lightroom Desktop CC

In Lesson 6, we'll go over:

lesson seven

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.

CREATING CINEMAGRAPHS

Module 1 — Shooting a Cinemagraph
Module 2 — Editing a Cinemagraph

In Lesson 7, we'll go over:

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!

It's BOTH!

Is it live or can I go at my own pace?

This is the only photography program that offers both.

I believe that the combination of both permanent *and* live resources makes the best possible learning experience. And I want you to make leaps and bounds in your abilities! 💪

We also have LIVE course Q&A discussions on zoom EVERY MONTH for 1 year to answer any questions that have come up as you're going through the material and putting it into practice.

A DASH OF GUIDED LEARNING, A SMIDGE OF PRACTICE, AND A SPRINKLE OF ZOOM Q&A'S...

AND NOW WE WAVE OUR MAGIC WAND...

“I'm thrilled with how far my work and aesthetic has evolved. I credit Eva's course for playing a huge role in that.”

LISA TUTMAN-OGLESBY
@lisatutmanoglesby

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."

100+ Lightroom Presets
Lightroom Best Practices Guide
4x Media Kit Templates
Email Templates for Bloggers + Photographers
Client Checklist for Bloggers + Photographers
My Pricing Guide

7 lessons with a total of 29 modules, with over 8 hours of video tutorials, including:

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⬅ All of that, PLUS:

⬆ All of that, PLUS:

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Lesson 1 — Camera Settings
Lesson 2 — Lenses + Focal Lengths
Lesson 3 — Working with Light
Lesson 4 — Styling + Storytelling
Lesson 5 — Branding + Social Media
Lesson 6 — Adobe Lightroom
Lesson 7 — Creating Cinemagraphs

13 Hands-On Exercises

That correspond to each lesson to help you put your newfound skills into practice.

A 150-Page Guidebook

With with richly detailed information plus example images to help guide you through the course

Transcripts of Every Video

So no need for note-taking, plus extra clarity if English is your second language or you're hearing impaired.

My Recommended Gear List

This resource outlines every piece of equipment + resource I mention in the course.

Printable Guides + References

These printables will  speed up your learning process + relieve the pressure of having to keep everything in your head.

Plus BONUS Content (woohoo!)

LIVE discussions + Q&A's on zoom every month starting in September to answer any questions you have!

A video tutorial + written guide detailing how to shoot tethered both wired + wirelessly.

Customizable Client Project Proposal Template
 
And if you pay in-full, you'll also get my file storage + back-up guide that shows you how to safely store those huge RAW image files.

My complete Flatlay video + stop motion course, including:

Module 1
Creating Top-Down Videos

Lesson 1 — Video Shooting Set-Ups
Lesson 2 — Video Camera Settings
Lesson 3 — Shooting the Video
Lesson 4 — Editing in Adobe Premiere

Module 2
Creating Stop-Motion Videos

Lesson 1 — Introduction to Stop Motion
Lesson 2 — Gear + Tools
Lesson 3 — Capturing Stop Motion
Lesson 4 — Editing Your Stop Motion Video in Lightroom + Photoshop

Exclusive E-book

"A Guide to Food Videos + Stop Motion", which addresses all of the above in text-form.

Workbook

Containing 8 hands-on exercises corresponding to each lesson to help you put your newfound skills into practice.

Gear List

With hyperlinks to all the video equipment discussed in the course.

Premiere Workspace Template

So that your Premiere program layout will be set up exactly the same as the one we use in the course.

Shot List Template

So you can quickly and easily create an organized-workflow for your video. 

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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.

LIVE Monthly Q&A's for 1 Year

This printable PDF reference makes it easy to refer back to and refresh all the information shared in the course. With richly detailed information and approachable explanations, plus loads of example images to help guide you through the concepts + techniques you're learning about.

150+ Page Guidebook

These tutorials cover every *single* aspect of creating stunning images in a variety of styles, and are broken down into 34 easily digestible + applicable pre-recorded video lessons. They're filled with richly detailed b-roll footage, behind-the-scenes, and screen captures showing you visual examples of the strategies + applications covered within the program.

12+ Hours of Detailed Video Tutorials

Nothing helps cement learning new techniques like putting them into practice, and this assignment workbook will help you do just that! Each exercise corresponds to each module of the course to help you put your newfound skills into practice and forge that mind-body connection 💪

13 Hands-On Assignments

All of the 12+ hours of 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, including updates to the course! Plus closed captions + written transcripts for every video, so no need for note-taking, plus extra clarity if English is your second language or you're hearing impaired.

Lifetime Access to All Course Content + Updates,
Plus Closed Captions + Transcripts for Every Video

This resource 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 to lighting gear! No more pausing tutorial videos and googling, I've got everything listed out for you here in one tidy place so you can improve as quickly as possible.

The Photography + Styling + Branding Course Gear List

7 LESSONS WITH A TOTAL OF 34 VIDEO MODULES, INCLUDING:

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?

Styling Inspiration Reference

Manual Shooting Settings Cheat Sheet

Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

PLUS Easy Access  PRINTABLE REFERENCE GUIDES

Looking for the bonuses? Keep scrolling!

Shooting Angle Checklist

"Eva's course was absolutely amazing and the exact thing I needed to boost my photography skills!"

HER review

Let's do this thing!

Lifetime Access

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!

Plus access to all the updates I add to the course as equipment, gear, and technology grow and shift over time 🙌

Bonus #1

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!)

EXTRA TOOLS + Guides + resources FOR YOU!

Plus a few

Bonus #2

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.

Bonus #3

Tethering Tutorial

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.

Pay-in-Full  Bonus

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!

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...

Basically—teaching is in my DNA, helping things grow brings me more joy than anything in the world, and somebody's gotta keep an eye on me at the beach.

full disclosure before you read any further

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.

HERE'S WHAT I WANT YOU TO KNOW, THAT I WISH  I COULD'VE TOLD MY PAST SELF:

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.

“I've learned things in her course that I haven't seen anywhere  else.”

sam adler - saveur award winner frosting and fettuccine

"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!"

sounds good to me!
I'm in!!!

Flatlay Video Gear List

Workbook w/Exercises

36-Page Flatlay Video + Stop Motion E-Book

Including shooting top-down food videos, stop motion videos, editing video in Adobe Premiere, and creating stop motion videos in Adobe Photoshop.

8 In-Depth Video Lessons

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!

Plus an ENTIRE  Additional Course Devoted to Flatlay Video + Stop Motion!

Photography Business Resources

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!

4x Media Kit Templates

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.

My Permanent Lightroom Preset Collection of 100+ Presets

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.

I love using stop motion videos for quick plug + play content for social media, and food videos for more in-depth client offerings.

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WHEN YOU GET THE BUNDLE, you’ll also get access to:

Want to do the Classic course....or are you ready for the Bundle?

THESE BEFORE + AFTERS WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!

HEAR FROM MY COURSE GRADUATES

“This course has been one of the best investments for me”

shreyaa n. @the.food.letters

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.

“Eva's course was just what I needed.”

courtney west @courtweststudio

"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!"

“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.”

deborah johnson @scatterdaycafe

"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!) "

Let's do this thing.

So what are you waiting for?

“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!"

brilliant