Food Photography & Styling Experiences & E-Courses

Whether it is a hilly region of the Province of Treviso, not far from Venice, tucked between the Dolomites and the Adriatic in a small strip of area where the prosecco DOCG region lies, or Helsinki the vibrant seaside city of islands with its great green parks, or the pulsating and booming metropolitan of Dubai, my aim is to create inspirational and bespoke food photography and styling experiences around the world for creative minds looking to nourish their creative skills, to relax, to be inspired anew, and to connect: with others, with themselves, and the world around them.
I have been giving food photography and styling workshops since 2010 and have travelled from Helsinki, Vienna, Venice, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome to Dubai and many more cities connecting with talented, creative and eager people who have now become a part of my very large alumni. Here's what some of them are saying

Meeta's workshop in Rome can be summed up into one word - inspiring. The location, her instruction, and our exposure to the local food culture is exactly what I needed to renew my creative energy. I was able to combine the inspiring atmosphere along with new techniques and tips for styling and photography to improve my work. ~ Lori Rice, Rome 2017
Attending the workshop in Vienna was an unforgettable experience! Both days were so eventful, filled with indoor and outdoor activities, ranging from theory to hands-on experience, which made it even more fun and inspiring. Besides learning so much about food photography, it was great to finally meet other people who share the same passion. Thanks again for your professionalism and for welcoming us so warmly! ~ Rosa M, Vienna 2015
I attended a two day course run by Meeta in March 2015 and took so much away from it. Meeta is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the subject of food photography and styling, and it is all the more inspriring that she is completely self taught. Meeta had an extremely warm and friendly approach to teaching and she made us all feel welcome and comfortable enough to ask for advice and guidance whenever we needed it. The two day course included a perfect balance of teaching time and hands on practical tasks. It is a testament to Meeta's skills as a photographer, stylist and teacher that she has attracted such wonderful sponsors on the way that provided us with incredible food and drinks to photograph (and eat) over the two days. I would highly reccomend Meeta's courses ~ Ixta B., London 2015
This page is an on-going schedule and a reference point of upcoming workshops I will be teaching and more information will be added once details are finalized. This page also provides a detailed overview of all the past workshops I have taught.

If you have any questions or feedback or would like me to lecture at your workshop or conference, please contact me: meeta[AT]whatsforlunchhoney[DOT]net.

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WORKSHOP CALENDAR 2018


 

DUBAI, UAE | 5 - 6 October 2018

 

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DESTINATION DUBAI 2018 | THE WORKSHOP

DAY ONE - PHOTOGRAPHY

The focus is on photography, where we will tackle aspects like the fundamental settings on your camera, using ISO, White Balance, Aperture and Shutter Speed. We will then dive more deeply into the more intricate techniques of photography. Capturing natural light, finding a spot-on focus, creating a mood and atmosphere, building a narrative and concept for your images, will be discussed in detail and developed in practical hands-on exercises. Demos by the instructor will serve as a basis for your assignments and aid you to develop your own ideas. We will also discuss how to use your smartphone to capture food for Instagram.

DAY TWO - STYLING

The main highlight is entirely on styling and props. We will begin our styling session by making our own backgrounds, which is often one of the most vital props in our setups. In a guided session we will show you how to paint and create a background using simple items easily available. You will then work on creating your own individual backgrounds, which you will use throughout the day in your images. We will examine colour and texture and consider perfect placement and appealing composition. Building your frame based on the different angles and how to pursue your own style and voice.

A session in post-processing in Adobe Lightroom will give you a basic insight on how to enhance your images using Adobe Lightroom as a tool. We will use our own images taken over the two days and experiment with the basic functions of post-processing.

Tickets: AED 2575 (EUR 610) / per person

THE FOCUS of this food photography and styling  experience is to:

  • tap into your creativity using the productive sessions and practical demos and hands-on exercises
  • help you to learn to explore all the aspects required to easily create beautiful pictures
  • find your focus on photo and styling processes, from basic natural light manipulations to more advanced ones.
  • guide you to create succulent stories with your photos, create the right atmosphere
  • get you out of the rut and ignite that spark again
  • discuss many important topics revolving around photographing food: picking ingredients, cooking/photo time management, post-processing
  • take steps towards discovering your unique voice and artistic style
  • help you master the perfect composition
  • encourage you to find new ideas
  • inspire you to experience a new culture, expand your knowledge and think outside the box
  • give you valuable points on props, how to find them, how to make them and how to budget with them

WHO SHOULD JOIN

This photography and lifestyle experience is perfect for you if:

  • You are a photographer who wishes to discover all the exciting aspects of capturing beautiful food and lifestyle photos in a unique location
  • You are looking to take your food and lifestyle photography skills to the next-level
  • You are a blogger, web designer, graphic designer, stylist, magazine editor, creative designer, foodie, writer (all were past participants of my workshops) or similar and you wish to capture beautiful images for your business or blog
  • You wish to improve your styling, learn how to make your own props and find your way through the jungle of food styling to create the perfect set-up
  • You have a basic knowledge of using the DSLR and camera settings
  • anyone who is keen to spend a few wonderful days and network with like-minded people exploring and enjoying the world of food photography and styling

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

We have everything covered for you. All you need to do is pack your bags and camera gear and join us! We have taken care of all meals, beverages and material. We want you to focus on learning and capturing great images and having a relaxed and fun 2 days with us.

  • Complete two-day workshop session, which will cover food and lifestyle photography and styling, practical hands-on exercises and assignment work
  • All material/equipment for on-site photography and styling sessions, including wooden boards, paint and equipment to create your own backgrounds, which you can then take home with you
    (does not include cameras and other photography equipment like tripods, laptops, cables etc.)
  • All meals and beverages

  • Friday: Meet & Greet lunch, refreshments (coffee, tea, water) and snacks during workshop sessions, dinner night out in La Mer (including soft drinks and water)
  • Saturday: all beverages (coffee, tea, water) light lunch and snacks during workshop sessions, Finale Dinner

Not included

  • Flights to Dubai
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation (we can make some great suggestion near the workshop venue)
  • Travel insurance (or insurance of any kind)
  • No alcoholic beverages

Location SCAFA School of Culinary and Finishing Arts, Jumeirah Lakes Tower, Dubai, UAE Website: http://scafa.ae/

The Destination Dubai 2018 Food photography and styling  experience is limited to only 10 participants and works on a first-come-first-serve basis.

BOOKING & PAYMENT

To book your space for this unique experience please register and complete the registration process. Full payment due upon registration. We are unable to offer refunds after booking unless you can find someone to fill your space.

Please Note: The organizers reserve the rights to modify the programme should the need arise. Presentations and main workshop language will be in English (instructor and organisers speak German, Arabic and Hindi).

The workshop is aimed towards participants with a basic understanding of how to use their DSLR camera. We will recap fundamental aspects like aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance and focus mainly on photography concepts and techniques during theory sessions and provide ample room for individual practical exercises. During individual exercise both instructors will be able to provide basic help with modes, settings and any difficulties and challenges in this respect can be discussed.

Please bear in mind that it is not possible for instructors to offer an intensive/in-depth one-on-one course on using your DSLR camera.

Book Your Destination DXB 2018 Experience!!
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5 comments:

  1. Doing any workshops in US? I was curious to know! I would be really interested!
    Thanks

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    1. Yes there is - in October just posted details!

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  3. Hi,
    I love your work! I live in Weimar too and if you are planning anything in Weimar, I would be interested!
    Shilpa

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    1. Hi Shilpa! How wonderful! I will definitely let you know!

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Thank you for visiting What's For Lunch, Honey? and taking time to browse through my recipes, listen to my ramblings and enjoy my photographs. I appreciate all your comments, feedback and input. I will answer your questions to my best knowledge and respond to your comments as soon as possible.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy your stay here and that I was able to make this an experience for your senses.

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Meeta