Intro To Food Photography

Matt Armendariz | Lighting - Confident Beginner

Are you a blogger, chef, or someone interested in food photography? In this beginner's class, students will learn the basics of food photography, from theory to composition to execution. We'll start with a current state of the industry, its history, and current and future trends before we begin to dive into hands-on food photography. You'll be guided as you shoot and work with a food stylist to create appetizing images full of impact. Topics covered throughout this workshop will also include camera basics, working with prop and food stylists, location vs studio, working with chefs, color theory, camera settings from a to z, lighting, and what goes on during commercial food shoots. Students should have a basic understanding of their cameras and lenses and should bring a tripod. 

 

Type 

2 day workshop

Sunday, February, 12 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday, February, 13 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

COST $695

This session is limited to 16 students only

You are a very confident user of priority shooting and full manual modes for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

who should attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting and full manual modes for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

* your own camera
* tripod
* lenses (macro or zoom and nothing too wide)
* card readers
* your laptop with the ability to shoot in tethered mode to Adobe Lightroom, Capture One Pro or Canon/Nikon software.
* Some tethering cables will be provided, but please bring your own if you have it or your camera has special requirements
*If you don't have the required software, please note that you can download trial versions of Lightroom and Capture One Pro online. Please ensure that these programs are loaded and working before the workshop, but don't download them too easy as they have a limited duration. 

*An interest in cooking (and eating) is beneficial! 

 

 

What you should bring

* your own camera
* tripod
* lenses (macro or zoom and nothing too wide)
* card readers
* your laptop with the ability to shoot in tethered mode to Adobe Lightroom, Capture One Pro or Canon/Nikon software.
* Some tethering cables will be provided, but please bring your own if you have it or your camera has special requirements
*If you don't have the required software, please note that you can download trial versions of Lightroom and Capture One Pro online. Please ensure that these programs are loaded and working before the workshop, but don't download them too easy as they have a limited duration. 

*An interest in cooking (and eating) is beneficial! 

 

 

Notes

This workshop will take place at the Miele Active Kitchen. More details will be communicated to students a few days prior to the workshop.

About the Instructor
Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz began his career as an art and creative director in the food world, but it was the photographic process that energized, thrilled, and motivated him enough to trade in the cubicle for a camera.  As a commercial photographer, Matt now explores the world through food for a variety of editorial and advertising clients such as Target, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Coca Cola, as well as various book publishers and publications. His most recent projects include a year-long food campaign for Target and a cookbook (the 30th that he has photographed) that will be released this year.

Matt is based in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, February, 12 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday, February, 13 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

COST $695

This session is limited to 16 students only

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