Berlin Food Photography and Styling Workshop

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Berlin, my favorite city in Germany, is going to be the awesome venue for the next Food Photography and Styling Workshop and with this workshop it will be the last of my workshops in Europe for 2014.  

I am excited to announce a spectacular 2-day workshop near Germany's very trendy capital Berlin. Once again I am collaborating with my talented and experienced friends Simone Van den Berg of Simone's Kitchen and Sand Neumann, both of whom I have worked and instructed with in past workshops and on various projects. We make a sensational and very efficient team and I know that not only do they provide a high standard of know-how but they are bags of fun too.

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The three of us have put together an exceptional programme for our participants in a very unique location. Tucked just outside Berlin and surrounded by tranquil lakes and fields, the Landgut Borsig with its sprawling grounds, will house our team for the duration of the workshop. This quaint country estate is the leading sustainable private hotel in Germany and the very first organic certified hotel in Berlin. With access not only to their well equipped training rooms and kitchen, but also to their park and private lake area we have created the perfect atmosphere for many hands-on photography exercises and assignments. 

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It is important for me that the participants who visit the workshops have an all-round experience and while we will work intensively on honing your skills in the food photography area, we have also tailored the 2 days in such a way so that there will be plenty of entertainment too. We hope to provide you with challenging exercises covering the basic and advanced food styling and photography techniques as well as hands-on intensive assignments, individual guidance and critique from the instructors. But we are not stopping here - we will offer sessions on natural lighting, detailed presentations on styling, creating moods, props and for the first time we are going to be offering a special session on mobile phone photography covering topics like the dos & don'ts, the trends, the skills and what helpful apps are out there.

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If you think that is all well grab on to your seats: we are going to be offering a special tabletop styling session were you will work with your hands crafting and designing your own tabletop set-up. There will be a very unique wine-tasting where you will need your ears as much as your tastebuds and we will enjoy a pleasant picnic by the lake.

Make it a date - July in Berlin!

I hope I have tempted you to join us in July for a fun-filled and intensive 2-day photography and styling workshop in Berlin, Germany.

For partners: The Landgut Borsig is a stunning and serene location for a lovely extended weekend escape. Situated just 30 minutes drive from Berlin we can highly recommend to consider bringing your partner/family along for a long relaxing weekend. We have organized a special rate for partners which includes an overnight stay and breakfast. For details please email me. 

Here are the details of what the course covers, the costs and where you can register.

Day one - Friday 4th July 2014

  • Brunch & Introductions
    A delicious organic brunch featuring regional and seasonal specialties prepared by chef Konstantin Kovac

  • Photography Fundamentals and an Introduction to Artificial Lighting by Simone van den Berg
    Mastering the camera & learning the basics (shutter speed, aperture, ISO & co.) & basic techniques and tips for artificial lighting 

  • Photography Techniques and Natural Light Photography by Meeta Wolff
    Natural light techniques, getting a sharp focus, color & texture

  • Styling Fundamentals by Meeta Wolff
    Composition and placement, creating a mood/atmosphere, the right props, color, texture etc.

  • Styling Demo by Simone van den Berg & Meeta Wolff

  • Free-style Photography/Styling Exercises
    Hands-on exercises to get you in the mood

  • Enlightening yourself with Lightroom by Simone van den Berg
    Workflow, post-processing, watermarking, tagging

  • The Sound of Grapes by Sandy Neumann
    Wine tasting with your ears

  • Dinner prepared by the Landgut Borsig chef
    2 course menu featuring organic and seasonal  specialties prepared by chef Konstantin Kovac

Day two - Saturday 5th July 2014

  • Mobile Phone Photography by Sandy Neumann
    Extensive session on the challenges of mobile phone photography, the trends and the best apps to work with

  • Tabletop styling by Sandy Neumann
    Craft, style and decorate the perfect table setting and menu

  • Lunch - a Picnic by the lake prepared by Sandy Neumann & Meeta Wolff

  • Intensive group work on main photography assignment
    includes intensive work on styling and setting up, preparing the shot and taking pictures; as well as time to gather images for your main photography assignment
    Evaluation, discussion & critique on assignment
    Constructive feedback, discussion and critique on exercises

  • Finale Aperitif & Farewell

Workshop dates: July 4th - 5th, 2014

Further details for the workshop:

Ticket price for participants: EURO 720

Includes:

  • 2 day food styling and photography sessions with Sandy Simone, Meeta

  • 1 night accommodation (Friday 4th - Saturday 5th July) including breakfast

  • Friday: Meet & Greet Brunch, Coffee breaks, Dinner

  • Saturday: Trip to lake, picnic Lunch, Aperitifs

  • Beverages & Fruit during the workshop

Does NOT include:

  • Travel costs to Berlin and venue, travel insurance

To register for this workshop please fill out the registration form

Payment: Full payment upon registration, no refunds

Please note: The workshop is limited to only 14 participants and works on a first-come-first-serve basis. Presentations and main workshop language will be in English (instructors & host speak English, German and Dutch) and is aimed towards beginners, novice and advanced level participants. 

The instructors reserve the right to modify the programme should the need arise. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registrations containing further details and further instructions. To secure your spot on this workshop we request that full payment be made upon registration.

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!

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About Simone van den Berg

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Simone is a freelance food photographer and food- and travel blogger at Simone’s Kitchen. She has recently written a book on foodphotography (in Dutch) and works internationally for restaurants, catering companies, publishers and brands.  She has been giving workshops in the Netherlands for 5 years, starting with a course specifically on shooting cakes but since two years she has a monthly recurring workshop on foodphotography and styling together with stylist Alexandra Schijf. Her portfolio can be found at Fresh Food Photos

About Sandy Neumann

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Sandy is an avid food and travel blogger and food photographer, who lives in Jena, Germany. Her heart, however, still resides in her „second home“ – South of France.
She runs the blog Confiture de Vivre where she shares her passion for French inspired recipes, stories of extraordinary people and her approach to life. When she is not trying out new tart recipes you will find her meeting other creative people like her friends the butcher and the baker to create new sausages or bread. Since two years she is really into wine and is always looking for the perfect pairing wine with her dishes.

Sandy has a passion for table top styling, loves crafting and is hooked on mobile phone photography.


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8 comments:

  1. Whoot!!! Cant wait for this one. Excited about the location and the program!

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    1. I am super excited about the location and the new sessions we have in this one ... especially as I am really keen on interested in improving my mobile phone photography skills! Looking forward to rocking this with you and Sandy!

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  2. I love how you and Simone work together. Both so enthusiastic and passionate and (important!) so willing to share your knowledge. I'm sure this Berlin workshop will be great! Hope you're well Meeta! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Denise! Yes Together with Simone and Sandy I think I have found a special dynamics to work some good magic with them. It's not always easy finding like minded people who just work and harmonize so well with each other. I am lucky to have found them and we all have many creative ideas that we want to realize all at once LOL! There will be new projects coming up with the three of us too so watch out for that!

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  3. So creative your photography composition. A confession: you are my source of inspiration

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    1. How wonderful! A confession: you have made my day! Thank you for this!

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Meeta