April 2015: Food Photography and Styling Workshop in Vienna, Austria


Vienna, Europe's cultural capital and a metropolis with a unique charm and flair, will provide the backdrop for my first Food Photography and Styling Workshop in 2015. We start in style this year!

Together with my colleague Jeanne Horak-Druiff, who will co-instruct with me and the lovely Monika Kogler who will be our host, I am very excited to have a fantastic and very competent team for this workshop.
The three of us have put together an exceptional programme for our participants and we will have the opportunity to work and play in the heart of this beautiful city.

For the first day we will house ourselves in a fantastic studio and kitchen where we will not only work on the theory of food photography, hands-on exercises and assignments, but Monika will also be spoiling us with typical homemade Viennese dishes. The studio with it's many large windows and plenty of natural light provides the ideal venue for our lessons and the state of the art equipped kitchen allows us to enjoy convivial meals together.
Day two will be an active one as we take you to the famous Naschmarkt and the vintage market for your photography assignments, where you will have the opportunity to take impressive market shots and also buy some amazing vintage props ;) To round off the day, a coffee house visit in a more modern locality at the Naschmarkt will offer another photo opportunity for our restaurant photo shoot.

Vienna 2011 (0028) by Meeta K. Wolff 

It is important for us that the participants who visit the workshops have an all round experience and while we plan to 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. There will be sessions on natural lighting, detailed presentations on styling, creating moods, props, post-processing and saving your images and we will focus on low-light photography, giving you tips and ideas of how to master your camera in low-light situations.

Vienna 2011 (0029) by Meeta K. Wolff

To make your mouth water browse through my travelogue to Vienna with some lovely images at the Naschmarkt :)

We have also arranged for accommodation for the workshop at the wonderful Ana Adalon very much in the centre of the city!

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

Intensive 2-day workshop in the imperial grandeur of Vienna!

Day one - Friday 17th April 2015
  • Meet & Greet Brunch
    A light brunch, featuring typical Viennese specialties prepared by Monika

  • Photography Fundamentals by Jeanne
    Mastering the camera & learning the basics (shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.)  

  • Photography Techniques by Meeta
    Natural light techniques; getting a sharp focus; color & texture

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

  • Styling demo with Meeta
    Free-style Photography/Styling Exercises
    Short exercises to warm you up

  • Restaurant photography by Jeanne

  • Pushing Photoshop by Jeanne
    Rescuing your low-light images

  • Enlightening yourself with Lightroom by Meeta
    Workflow, post-processing, watermarking, tagging

  • Dinner prepared by Monika
    Comforting and soothing rustic Viennese dinner

Day two - Saturday 18th April 2015
  • Field trip - Naschmarkt
    A tour to the famous Naschmarkt food market in Vienna and the vintage market; as well as time to gather images for your main photography assignment

  • Lunch & Photo shoot at a Viennese coffee shop at the Naschmarkt
    Restaurant shoot for the main photography assignment.

  • Intensive group work on main photography assignment

  • Evaluation, discussion & critique on assignment
    Constructive feedback, discussion and critique on exercises

  • Finale Apero & Farewell

  • 2 day food styling and photography sessions with Meeta and Jeanne

  • 1 night accommodation including breakfast

  • Friday: Meet & Greet Brunch, Dinner
    Saturday: Field trip transportation, Lunch at Viennese Coffee shop, Aperitifs

  • Snacks and beverages during the workshop

NOT included:

  • Travel costs to venue, travel insurance
Limited to max 10 participants

Please note: The workshop is limited to only 10 participants and works on a first-come-first-serve basis. Presentations and main workshop language will be in English (instructors & host speak English and German) 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 Vienna!

Our workshop is generously supported by:

Nino Franco

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  1. Hi Meeta, The workshop looks very tempting. Do you plan to do one in India? Thanks for your beautiful recipes.

    1. Hi Ratna,
      Currently I have no workshops planned in India. But one never knows ... it could happen!


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