BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO | LEARN THE BUSINESS | EAT BEAUTIFUL FOOD!
All level of photographers are welcome! Whether you're an amateur or professional food blogger, pro photographer looking to break into the commercial industry, a wedding photographer looking to up their food game, or even someone who just loves posting images of gorgeous food that they eat, this course will take your food photography to the next level. Come and join us for an incredibly fun, informative and delicious weekend!
Come and learn the how-to's of professional food photography: working food with light and angles, understanding contrast, depth of field and composition as it applies to food, as well as the key equipment involved in food photography. We'll also discover the way in which your choice of props, surfaces, and other styling aspects change the look and feel of your shot. Props and styling aids will be supplied.
REGISTRATION: $875 + GST | fee includes lunches, snacks, props, and class instruction
Payments payable in 3 instalments between booking and final payment November 10th, 2019
Friday, November 15
Join us for a meet and greet wine and cheese hour. Meet the team and find out what the weekend holds in store!
Saturday, November 16
DAY 1 SHOOT 1
WORKING WITH LIGHT DEMO - watch Danielle and Aurelia create a simple yet beautifully lit image featuring some of BC’s most gorgeous produce. Participants will then be given their choice of products to shoot to create their own light-scape photograph.
Enjoy a delicious lunch created by the incredible chef, cookbook author, and olive oil sommelier, Emily Lycopolus.
DAY 1 SHOOT 2
STYLING AND PROPPING - award winning stylist Aurelia Louvet will demonstrate how propping and styling food can influence the 'mood' of your imagery. Participants will then be given art direction and the opportunity to create their own images using all of the props and sets provided.
DAY 1 SHOOT 3
Sunday, November 17
Today is all about visual storytelling
DAY 2 SHOOT 1
VISUAL STORY TELLING: Learn how to incorporate movement and the human element into your images to make the food come alive.
DAY 2 SHOOT 2
IN THE MOOD: Learn how Art Directors dictate mood and what elements go into preparing a stylised shoot to spec.
More deliciousness from our guest chef Emily Lycopolus!
ROUNDTABLE AND REVIEW:
An informal conversation on the state of the industry, getting a foot in the door, social media and marketing to your ideal client.
Review time! A gentle critique with contructive comments to help you get the best from your food photography.
Danielle (DL) Acken is an award winning Canadian born professional food author and photographer currently based on Salt Spring Island, BC. Danielle has worked with a variety of commercial food clients and has several cookbooks under her belt. She is currently working on a book of the Atlantic Canada Provinces for Random House.
Aurelia Louvet is an award winning food stylist and cookbook author based on Salt Spring Island. Having lived and eaten around the world, Aurelia’s work delivers a unique combination of modern North American sensibility and classic European beauty.
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Private Room: $875 CDN +GST
Payments payable in 3 instalments between booking and final payment November 10th, 2018
Included: lunches both days, all props, backgrounds, and instruction
Not included: initial transportation to location / accommodations / all personal retail purchases / camera equipment