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.
£945 GBP - payments payable in 3 instalments between booking and final payment September 25, 2018
Thursday, September 27
Join us for a Meet & Greet wine and cheese at the beautiful Dinham Weir House. Meet the team and find out what the weekend holds in store! Enjoy the incredible atmosphere and soak up the beautiful Ludlow atmosphere while you sip on local ciders and wines and nibble on Chef's Angela's delicious treats.
Friday, September 28
We'll start the day with an introduction from the Bullock Lake Farm team - they'll give us some insight into their farming methods and philosophies behind the foods that they grow.
DAY 1 SHOOT 1
WORKING WITH LIGHT DEMO - watch Danielle and Aurelia create a simple yet beautifully lit image featuring some of the area's most gorgeous goods. Participants will then be given their choice of products to shoot to create their own light-scape photograph.
Fresh From the Farm food created for the group by Home-Ec chef, Angela Hartley
DAY 1 SHOOT 2
STYLING AND PROPPING - 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
Tea Time!! What can be better than creating a photo food story than a Cream Tea! Participants will be able to create their foodscapes, photographing the process as they go.
More deliciousness from the Dinham Weir Kitchen.
Saturday, September 29
Today is all about visual storytelling so hold onto your hats as it's going to be EPIC!
DAY 2 SHOOT 1:
- MORNING IN A MARKET TOWN: This morning we'll meet for coffee down at the legendary Ludlow Market Square. After a quick discussion on the how to's of journalistic food story telling, we'll spend about an hour walking the town, tasting the treats, enjoying the sights, and meeting the local vendors. Particpants will be encouraged to connect with a local vendor to create a story ending in a product shot.
DAY 2 SHOOT 2:
- CLIENT BASED PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY: Back at the House, we'll demonstrate a product 'beauty' shot for a client with creative art direction and input. Participants will then break out to photograph their own market products and complete their chosen stories.
LUNCH: more Farm-to-Table perfection from our House Kitchen
DAY 2 SHOOT 3:
- AN ORGANIC FARM: Time to take in a farm! Come along as we take a field trip out to a beautiful working farm. We'll get the chance to see the farm from the inside out and create journalistic images as we go.
DINNER: BE OUR GUEST at this exclusive Farm-To-Table dinner created specifically for our group. Enjoy entertainment and refreshments along with an incredible meal - the stuff memories are made of!
Sunday, September 30
Start the day with a round table discussion on the state of the industry and the art of breaking into the business.
DAY 3 SHOOT 1:
- THE ART OF BLOGGING: working in partners we'll split out and work through a few recipes - shoot the ingredients, prep, and final product in blogging style.
LUNCH: enjoy the fruits of our labour as our chef finishes off and serves up our delicious farm fresh lunch.
EDIT BREAK: Take a few moments to quick edit your top 5 favourite images from the weekend to be shown in our review
REVIEW AND CRITIQUE: The team will weigh in and offer constructive criticism and praise for your top 3-5 images.
DEPARTURE: Until we meet again.
Danielle (DL) Acken is a Canadian born professional food photographer currently based out of Ludlow, England and 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 for Fordhall Farm in the north of Shropshire.
Aurelia Louvet is a 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.
Angela Hartley is a seasoned farm-to-table cook with over 25 years in the kitchen crafting food meant to enjoy. She brings
ABOUT DINHAM WEIR HOUSE Dinham Weir House is a stunning private home sleeping up to 12 people set on the River Teme, a short walk from the medieval market town of Ludlow. This luxury self-catering accommodation had been designed by the new owners and their team at Godrich Interiors London. Stay in the 6 en-suite bedrooms, with their own sitting rooms, hire a private chef to cook in the kitchen of this former Michelin Star restaurant, dine and relax in the long room with huge light-filled windows looking onto the courtyard overlooking the river. Sit and absorb the nature that surrounds you in the garden and cook up a feast on the BBQ fire-pit.
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Early Bird until Sept 1 £945 GBP
Regular after Sept 1: £1045 GBP
Payments payable in 3 instalments between booking and final payment September 15, 2018
Included: All accommodations for September 27-30 inclusive. Accommodations are shared. Thursday evening wine & cheese meet and greet at DWH plus 3 days all meals. 3 days instruction / all shoot materials and props supplied
Not included: initial transportation to location / all personal retail purchases / camera equipment