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Food is a fundamental part of what makes us human. The connections that are generated through a recipe or a dish are intrinsic to our origin, this is the main reason why in order to photograph food we must acknowledge those origins, the culture that we are talking about. Whether we want to show the work behind the scenes of making a dish to be published in a book or a blog, transmit our culture and identity or to strengthen the identity of a brand, we must build the necessary narrative to tell that story.
This is a different approach to food photography. It is not only from a commercial view, rather an intimate and cultural overview of us, humans.
The main goal of this workshop is to enjoy a completely experiential way of learning by getting involved into the food and photography universe.
With a brief theoretical induction and a large amount of practice you will be getting down to work on the making of the photo, from prepping mood boards, choosing color palette, backgrounds, narrative and style to image post-production.
Entering into a simple creative process, without requiring expensive equipment and licensed to experiment, this workshop offers the main tools to generate images with great narrative content and a lot of appetite appeal.
We will create scenes and settings for specific products applying notions of food styling, composition and lighting with various light sources, demonstrating that to create appetizing scenes it is not necessary to have expensive equipment or large technical display.
- Planning a shoot and achieving your aims
- Camera settings & composition relevant to food photography
- Styling food with props, accessories and backgrounds
- Creating easy, at home setups for high-key and low-key effects
- Natural light, affordable artificial light, mood and tone, light positioning