Sometimes there are things that work so well that they just have to be repeated. Like Sally Prosser and me - we really harmonize and complement each other so well. After organizing and carrying through the Atlantis Food Photography and Styling Workshop in April this year, we just knew we had to do this again.
The Dubai: A Superlative Workshop at Atlantis, The Palm was a big success in April and after the reviews we got and what participants told us about how much they valued and benefited from the workshop, Sally and I wanted to offer another workshop for all those who mentioned their interest.
Here it is!
We’ve taken what we did in April and re-modeled it slightly, offering more courses and more hands-on sessions in a packed 2 day workshop. To be able to work together more closely we have partnered with the incredible people at Miele who have offered us full access to their fantastic gallery. The gallery provides state of the art kitchen, presentation room, and lots of open, light-flooded rooms for styling and photographing in a private and relaxed atmosphere. Here we will work intensively together on honing your food styling and photography skills, with presentations, exercises and assignments, which I will guide and aid you to develop.
Furthermore, we have a few surprises in store over the period of the 2 days, with a few outstanding special guests joining us to prepare some awesome meals, giving us a taste of some culinary delights. We will experience first-hand from these professionals, working with them interactively to prepare enticing dishes and dining in style.
Wait! It does not stop here - we also have an amazing late afternoon and evening event planned on the first day at a stunning location. More will be revealed soon!
Have I whet your appetite?
Well then here are the details:
When: Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October 2012
Where: Miele Gallery, Sama Tower, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Your Instructor: Meeta K. Wolff
Your Host: Sally Prosser
The workshop will be limited to only twelve people, which will allow me to provide each person with the best attention and guidance. The aim is to solve as many of your food photography and styling problems as possible so you leave the workshop with the information and skills you need to create great food images. You'll be given the inspiration and the means to unleash your creativity allowing you to hone your skills. This workshop is ideally suited for food bloggers, stylists and photographers.
The course will cover basic and advanced food styling, from choosing props to composition and will focus in-depth on photography techniques, including post-production. Through comprehensive exercises, hands-on assignments, field trip and cooking classes, a variety of aspects of food photography and styling will be addressed. The hands-on approach means plenty of individual coaching and one-to-one contact. All your questions can be answered, ideas can be shared and practical experience gained in a relaxed, sociable environment.
The programme covers the following:
Tuesday 23rd October
Meet & Greet Brunch
Photography and Styling Presentations
Free-Style Photography Exercises
Evaluation and presentation of exercises
Surpirse Dinner Event
Wednesday 24th October
Setting the theme for the major assignment
Lightroom and Photoshop Techniques
Styling session and demo
Lunch prepared by special guest
Intensive work on assignment
Evaluation and presentation of assignment
Surprise Finale Dinner
A more detailed programme will be sent to participants once they have registered bindingly for the course.
The workshop includes two days of intensive instruction on food photography and styling with me, brunch/lunch on both days, dinner on both evenings, coffee breaks and all beverages throughout the sessions at the Miele Gallery. Transport to and from the off-site assignment is also included.
Have I tempted you to join us for this workshop? Click on over to the workshop website and register here. You’ll find all further details on how to register and the great programme we’ve put together for you.
Dubai Food Photography and Styling Workshop Updates
We have partnered with the incredibly gracious team from Atlantis,The Palm again, who have put together an amazing field trip at their stunning locations. There will be a grand tasting at Asia Republic where we will be treated to cuisines of South East Asia, China and Korea. Form there we will enter the Zen-style gardens of Nobu where we will have access to the location for a on-site photo shoot. We then will arrive at Ossiano, a world of mesmerizing tranquility created by the captivating ocean life of the Ambassador Lagoon where we will sip a few pre-dinners cocktails to unwind and finally dine at the exquisite Saffron, a contemporary interactive buffet featuring International and Asian inspired cuisines.
A few exciting updates on the upcoming Dubai Food Photography and Styling Workshop. We’ve integrated a new session to the programme and I am really excited that my dear friend Sally Prosser (the incredible hostess behind the workshop) will be holding a session on “Social Media Strategy for Food Blogging.” Sally will give us tips and share secrets on how to optimize our social media know-how for best results. As a Marketing Communications Consultant, specializing in Social Media Strategy, she has all the experience to lead this session.
A vital part of food styling is the props! Finding the right selection of props to match the mood and atmosphere of the image is an important factor. That is why I am extremely thrilled to announce our collaboration with Tavola ME. The folks at Tavola have literally opened their store for us and will be sponsoring all the props we need to set the perfect scene for our assignments.
I am thrilled to to announce that the vibrant Dima Sharif of the very successful “I COOK, Specialized Culinary Courses” will be teaming up with us at the workshop to offer an amazing course training our lucky participants in preparing and cooking a sublime Arabic menu. Dima will share some of her authentic dishes to a divine menu that we have just put together. She will guide participants in a hands-on session giving tips, talking about the authentic presentation and the history of the dishes.
We will then style and shoot some of the dishes and last but not least enjoy this tantalizing meal together in a relaxed atmosphere. Dima is one of the leading cookery instructors and food writers in the UAE region.
Now if we have tempted you to join us in this exceptional 2-day food photography and styling course (we have more surprises coming up) you’ll have to hurry as we only have a few places left on the workshop. Interested? Register here!
About Dima Sharif
“Dima Sharif, is a Food Artisan and Cookery Instructor living and working in Dubai. She had been working in the food industry for over 7 years through which her brand - “Dima Sharif” Bringing food to life - was born. Her experience in the food industry is diversified and touches on catering, gourmet food production, cooking and baking training, recipe development, live cooking demonstrations as well as food writing. She is currently a dedicated cookery instructor and food writer. She conducts a variety of cookery courses some of which are specialized courses and others are casual classes and sessions. Dima also writes a food blog entitled “Dima Sharif” that is dedicated to explaining to her readers how food and cookery work. Known for developing scrumptious, very well balanced recipes as well as exploring various concoctions both savoury and sweet from different cuisines in great depth - often in step-by-step tutorials - had her reach out and connect with lots of food enthusiasts, home cooks as well as industry figures.
During the last five years Dima’s reputation as a Food Artisan, writer and cookery instructor has grown considerably in stature particularly amongst her fans and other industry figures. She has developed an enthusiastic following and fan base on various social networks, her blog had gained considerable readership and continues to grow and she is determined to continue bringing food to life through all her current and upcoming projects.
For more information about Dima and her courses please visit www.dimasharif.com “
See you in Dubai!
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