London, a pulsating and vibrant city full of creative impulses. I love coming back to this city as it always gives me new inspiration and encourages me to think a little out of the box. That is why I am excited to offer another Food Photography and Styling Workshop in this hotspot of a city.
I am once again teaming up with Jeanne Horak-Druiff, who will co-instruct with me and we have put together a pretty awesome programme for our participants.
Linden House, a 18th Century merchant's house directly on the Thames in west London is where we will spend our 2 days together. This tranquil, unique and elegant venue will provide us with an incredible source of inspiration and offer us plenty of room, outdoors and indoors, for our hands-on exercises and photo assignments. Their meeting rooms are fully equipped with state-of-art equipment for our presentations and theory lessons. A riverside picnic lunch on the Thames will not only be our theme for our second day but also a great opportunity to enjoy a relaxing meal together.
We will also visit a character-filled gastropub, The Hampshire Hog, for a modern Pub style dinner, a must when in London. The pub will provide a grand setting for our on-location photo shoot focusing on restaurant photography, which will address the needs of bloggers and reviewers who need to polish their skills in taking photos in busy restaurants and with nasty lighting.
The idea is to create a full food experience for the people who attend this workshop. Broken down it’s a food styling/photography workshop, where you will learn all the elements you need to hone your skills in food photography and finding your way through the jungle of food styling to create the perfect set-up and learn the fine nuances of creating an appetizing food image. Furthermore, we will guide you throughout the entire course of the workshop, teaching you to look for the perfect light to create the perfect image - dark and dramatic or crisp and light. Most of all we want this to be a fun-filled 2 days for our participants, with good food, drink and an exchange of experience so that when you go back home you are not only equipped with the know-how to create beautiful images for your blog posts, articles or your own personal masterpiece, but also look back at the 2 days as a memorable event.
Images above from the London Food Photography and Styling workshop in 2013.
Here are all the details of what the course covers, the costs and where you can register.
Hands-On Food Photography & Styling Workshop on the Thames in London!
Day one - Friday 1st May 2015
- Meet & Greet
Introductions with a selection of homemade pastries, coffee and tea
- 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
- Lunch at the Linden House
- 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
Low-light/ambient light photography, capturing details, telling a story
- Gastro Pub The Hampshire Hog
On-location photo session for restaurant photography & dinner
Day two- Saturday 2nd May 2015
- Pushing Photoshop by Jeanne
Rescuing your low-light images
- Enlightening yourself with Lightroom by Meeta
Workflow, post-processing, watermarking, tagging
- Picnic by the Riverside
Lunch & assignment photo shoot
- Intensive group work on main photography assignment
- Evaluation, discussion & critique on assignment
Constructive feedback, discussion and critique on exercises
- Finale Aperitifs & Farewell
- 2 day food styling and photography sessions with experienced tutors Meeta and Jeanne
- Friday: Pastries, Lunch, Dinner
- Saturday: Picnic lunch, aperitifs & canapés
- Snacks and beverages during the workshop
- Workshop material
Accommodation, 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 London this May!
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