May 22+23 2016

Join myself and photographer/stylist Paola Thomas for this 2 day intensive food photography and styling workshop to be held in the beautiful town of Victoria, BC on Canada's west coast. The focus of the course will be on both technique and style as well as developing a 'look' that is all your own. We'll explore the business end of the trade, learn how to tell "food stories", and dig into all of the principles, tips and tricks that the professionals employ.

Learn the "how-to's" of working food with light and angles, understanding contrast, depth of field and composition, 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.

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 love 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!

Want to know what the workshops are like? Check out these reviews from past participants:

Melissa Love (designer & photographer)

Sarah Toomey (photographer)

Jodi Redhouse (photographer)

$550 early bird / $650 if booked after April 1st: payments payable in 2 instalments between booking and final payment May 1st.

Included: 2 days full instruction / all props supplied / all meals & beverages for the 2 days 

Not included: initial transportation to Victoria, BC / accommodations / all personal retail purchases / camera equipment 



Danielle (DL) Acken is a Canadian born professional food photographer currently based out of Ludlow, England and Bear River, Nova Scotia. Danielle has worked with a variety of commercial food clients and has several cookbooks under her belt. She is currently working on a book for Fordhall Farm in the north of Shropshire. www.dlackenphotography.com

Paola Thomas is a British food and travel photographer currently living in Seattle in the glorious Pacific Northwest. Food is her joy and she loves to document the stories behind both food and the people who produce it, cook it, sell it, eat it and love it as she does. Nothing makes her happier than photographing a bustling market, writing about an artisan producer, crafting a cake recipe or styling and photographing food vignettes in the studio. www.paolathomas.com