I am happy to confirm that our next Food Photography Workshop is on Sunday 30 April 2017, which falls over a long weekend. As before the day is a collaboration with fellow photographer Francois Pistorius and well known stylist, author and market madam Isabella Niehaus.
Last year saw the release of the book “Die Storie van ‘n Huis – Fabels en Feeste van La Creuzette” that Francois and I photographed in France. It was through working with Isabella that the opportunity crossed our paths, so we have joined forces to share our knowledge and how we do things.
We will be hosting the workshop at Isabella’s beautiful “home on the dune” in Langebaan. Her house overlooking the Atlantic provides the perfect creative setting with ample surfaces, textures and props on hand for us to play with. This workshop is a great opportunity to get more comfortable with your camera as we are there every step of the way, assisting with settings and hands on support for you to work at getting the perfect shot.
The aim of our food photography workshop is for it to be a creative space to play and practise so we will try to keep the theory and talking to an absolute minimum and spend most of the day styling and taking photographs. Isabella will cook one of her famous west coast lunches with a few bottles of bubbly on hand to make sure we are all well taken care of.
We will start the day at 9am with a brief chat by each of us on the following subjects:
Light: Understanding and how to read light
Styling: Food styling basics
Composition: How to approach a photograph
The rest of the day is a practical photography session of ingredients and dishes. You work at your own pace and have the freedom to use any ingredients or props as you please. We also love to close the day shooting some “food porn” – think splashing drinks and icing snow storms.
The workshop is not just for people with DSLR cameras. Bring the camera you are using and we will work with it. If it has manual settings even better as we aim to show you how you are in charge of your camera by shooting in manual mode. As well as your laptop if you are using editing software and would like to look at your photos during the day.
The cost of the workshop is R2500 for the day. Please send a mail to heinstirred at gmail dot com to book and I will reply with all the necessary details.
We are looking forward to the day and hope to see you there!