Join food photographer Neil Corder for a hands-on food photography workshop. This intensive one-day workshop, including lots of practical shooting time, will cover all of the elements that go in to making delicious photographs
Neil will start with a theory session, covering the relevant topics of lighting, styling, composing and propping, as well sharing the tricks of the trade that go into making his mouthwatering images.
Following the introduction session, you will have the opportunity to watch Neil in action. He will shoot live and demonstrate how to work with various types of foods and different light sources.
Working his way around three studio set ups, Neil will demonstrate a range of lighting techniques using daylight/available light, professional flash/studio lighting, and even showing you how you can create a home studio using inexpensive lights and everyday house hold lamps as continuous light sources to create professional lighting effects.
You will gain a great understanding of collaboration between photographer and food stylist, and see first hand how Neil communicates and works with Fiona Archibold, one of Dubai’s top food stylists, to produce and execute his shots.
We want you to make unique images and get the most out of the session, so one week before the workshop you will receive a brief detailing the practical project assignments that you will be undertaking This will give you time to prepare any props you might want to bring along and think about how you might execute your shots to best express your style.
Armed with your props and the practical advice and guidance from Neil and Fiona, you will then have the opportunity to shoot in the three setups; daylight/ambient, Studio lights, tungsten/home setup. Working in small groups, your teammates will assist you to execute your shots, and vice versa.
We will end with a Q&A session and a short critique of the work produced on the day.
You are guaranteed to walk away with a taste of how the business of food photography works, some hands-on time to test the techniques learned during the day, and some great images.
See behind the scenes at the last A Taste of Food Photography workshops here:
Who should attend:
You are a confident user of priority shooting modes and should understand full manual exposure control. You want to learn more about food photography and are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.
Profoto studio lights will be set up for you and you will be given basic instruction on how to trigger them from your camera, so that even if you have no previous experience with lights you will be able to shoot. However, this workshop is NOT designed to teach you how to use studio lighting equipment.
What you should bring