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Join commercial food & lifestyle photographers/stylist Todd Porter and Diane Cu-Porter at their photography studio for an intensive 2 day workshop. We'll be creative together, share food stories, make food photographs, eat together and have fun.
This workshop is structured for culinary professionals, food lovers, food bloggers, cookbook authors and aspiring food photographers/sylists.
Understand the technical & creative process of food photography, food styling and the business of food photography. This workshop will empower you to share your food story in the best visual way that you can.
Your Food Story, Your Voice: learn how to discover & share your food story and define your own unique voice with your photographs
Natural Light Food Photography: learn basic principles of natural light, gear, composition and workflow
Natural Food Styling & Prop Styling: learn basic principles on how to prep, prop and style food for the camera using real food and natural techniques so that you can still eat the food and feed your family. Play in our prop room! Ask all your questions regarding how to plate, style and prop your most challenging foods.
Photo Editing & Workflow in Lightroom 5: Learn basic editing, how to manage your files in Lightroom and create a workflow that best fits your style. We’ll help critique one another’s images & understand the value of the imperfect photograph.
Business of Food Photography: Discussions on the business of food photography, monetization & how to license your images for social media, print and advertising.
How to Be Relevant in Today's Social World: Social media is a beast with it's own photography culture. We'll talk about this and how you can manage and produce social images and still maintain your sanity.
Custom Photography Surfaces: Discussions on how we custom create different types of shooting surfaces for you and your client so your work can be unique and original.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Full payment is due upon registration. *itinerary and schedule subject to change
Todd and Diane are professional photographers and filmmakers specializing in food, travel, lifestyle. Their specialty production company produces content for editorial, advertising and cookbooks. Their work has been seen in national advertising campaigns, magazines and newspapers for clients including Food and Wine Magazine, Sunset Magazine, People Magazine, Williams Sonoma, Whole Foods Market, Los Angeles Times, Nestle, KitchenAid and Thermador.
Todd and Diane are also authors of their own cookbook Bountiful: Recipes inspired from our Garden, which was selected as one of the top cookbooks of 2013 by editors at Amazon and The Guardian.
Fueled by their love of storytelling, local people and culture, they capture and document powerful food stories from around the world. Diane and Todd share their personal food stories, recipes and snippets of life around them on their food and photography blog, WhiteOnRiceCouple.com. They also love their dogs, great cocktails, home cooked meals made with love and are geeky gardeners with about 40 fruit trees to their backyard collection.
View our Portfolio for examples of different styles of food photography & styling www.TDPhotographers.com
Photography subjects you can choose to tackle (more samples on TdPhotographers.com)
Desserts and Sweet-Tooth Stuff:
Savories and the challenging meats:
Drinks and Happy Hour is included:
Food Lifestyle and In-the-moment:
Location: Todd & Diane's 2,700 sq. ft natural light studio with extensive prop room, two staging/production and test kitchens:
Studio Kitchen #1: "Gin Kitchen" Fully stocked with professional-grade appliances and state of the art tools.
Studio Kitchen #2: "Bourbon Kitchen" Staging/Production and Test Kitchen
Studio gallery side with client meeting space on our community table including additional private meeting room with a couch for napping. Pillows & blankies included.
We have way too many props and surfaces because we're hoarders. Send help.
Two shooting bays filled with natural light because we're obsessed with light.
Expansive prop rooms for all the food photography you can think of.
Professional food & lifestyle photographers TDPhotographers.com
Photography & Food Blog : WhiteOnRiceCouple.com
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