Do you find yourself drooling at the sight of scrumptious looking food while flipping through a cookbook or culinary magazine? Would you like to display pictures of food that rouse hunger pangs on your blog or restaurant’s website? And have your endeavours to produce those stunning images met with failure? If the answer to all these questions is yes, then this is the workshop for you!
Food photography isn’t just about taking a delicious image. Shooting food is one of the most visually appealing forms of photography as you get to play with vivid colours, contrasting textures, interesting shapes and fascinating patterns. For this, dressing up food with the help of styling and lighting to make it look mouth-watering is an important aspect one needs to know. Learn how to artfully capture a story in-camera and share your work with potential clients and collaborators. Our workshop will arm you with the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to succeed.
We at PhotoIndia have been shooting food for commercial assignments in our studio for years and have the inside scoop on what works best. This workshop will integrate our time-tested tips with your creative ideas to help you produce the kind of food images you always dreamed of. Whether you are a seasoned photographer looking to expand your skills, or a novice with a smartphone, you will walk away with the ability to compose beautiful, vibrant images of food that stand out.
In this workshop, you will learn how to craft a food story through images that are unique and meaningful. You begin with an icebreaker where the mentor interacts with the participants and discusses the scope of as well as what they can expect from the workshop.
- A brief introduction to the fundamentals of photography with emphasis on food photography
- Lenses: What types of lenses are best for food photography?
- Photographing food in Natural Light
- How to setup studio lights for food photography
- Best approach for different types of colours, forms and textures in food
- Basic Food Styling: learn how to prep and style food for the camera
- Angles, placement and composition
- Introduction to making your own recipe videos
- Introduction to creating cookbooks
- Your Food Story, Your Style: learn how to discover & share your food story
- Practical Session
- Q & A session
- This outline is only indicative and the order in which the subjects are covered vary from one workshop to another depending on various factors.
- The workshop is not meant for a specific camera(s) but is a generic one and camera agnostic.
- If minimum number of seats are not filled, the workshop will be rescheduled/cancelled and a full refund will be given.
Who can attend this Workshop?
This Workshop is meant for amateur photographers, food bloggers and even restaurant owners wanting to learn how to take better and consistent pictures of food. The course is delivered with an assumption that the participants have an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of lighting and photography.
What should I carry for the Workshop?
All you need to bring along are your DSLR camera and any lenses you own.
In case you don’t have a DSLR, don’t worry – you will be provided with one for the duration of the workshop. Bringing your own camera will, in any case, be beneficial as you would be able to relate to and understand the topics more easily.
Why should I attend this Workshop?
This Workshop will teach you how share your food story and define your own unique voice with your photographs. You can participate in this Workshop even if you are an amateur photographer who is interested in seriously getting into food photography. There is no Age limit/ No Qualifications needed / No Pre-requisite except your passion for creating compelling food images!
What if I am unable to attend the Workshop on the day I have booked for?
No worries! We will accommodate you in subsequent Workshops and keep you informed of the dates. We do not make any refunds
“Excellent methodical approach. The theory helped a lot. Manu is such an excellent and patient tracher. Definitely worth every bit of money and more!”
“Just amazing! I started looking at the things through camera’s eye!! ”
“Great structure, will definitely help amateurs to learn more in this field”
“It was indeed a fruitful course, very informative and was extremely useful”
– Dr. Namita
“Got to know a lot about the technical side of photography, lighting and clicked a few good pictures as well”
“It was an excellent class. The best part was that the instructor showed us that a good picture is more important than the technical aspects of the camera. I had a great time.”
– V. Christopher
“Perfect. Got enough time to practice all that we learnt.”
– Amrita Srinivas