HAVE A PASSION FOR FOOD? LOVE TO SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHS?
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO COMBINE THE TWO?
Learn beginning food photography from nationally published food photographer
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Sara's professional website can be found here
Food Styling by nationally published book author
- Explaining a great food photograph (light direction, light qualities, food subject).
- Choosing the best camera angle and height when photographing food.
- Identifying good light in a location and how to photograph with it.
- How to diffuse and modify light.
- How to identify the best way to photograph food (preparation, cooking, plated, meal in progress).
- Using props that you have available to improve the overall photographic impact.
- Seeing beyond the food. How to look for photographs that tell a story.
This workshop will be held in Sara's photography studio in Emeryville, CA, 15 minutes outside of San Francisco.
A portion of the workshop will focus on food styling, and there will be a professional food stylist on set to teach ways of making the food pop / keeping the dish looking fresh.
Participants should bring their cameras (both DSLR & point and shoots are welcome), lenses, a laptop, and a card reader. It is advised that each student have basic knowledge of how to work their camera. This will be a shooting workshop, so get ready to have some fun!
At the time of registration you will be sent directions to the studio.
Sara was raised in upstate New York, graduated from Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts in 2001, and moved to California after years of being trapped in piles of snow. With inspiration derived from the beauty of raw, unprocessed foods, organic ingredients, natural light, and fresh air, Sara has the "ability to tell stories with such poignantly simple, yet elegant images that speak volumes" (Digital Photo Pro). She was the recipient of Photo District News' 30 Emerging Photographers of 2006 and continues to shoot for editorial, advertising, and book publishing firms worldwide. Sara is based in the San Francisco Bay area.
With over 15 books photographed, Sara is currently working on a project about foraging in the wild, as well as a travel book about Argentina's wine country, and a cookbook about Calabria, Italy. When not shooting, you can find Sara driving up and down the coast on Highway 1, climbing rocks all over California, and enjoying anchovies and a really stinky cheese. Sara's professional website can be found here.