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Food & Culture Photography

This workshop proposes to tell stories through food. Understand the light and how it has a decisive influence on what we want to tell. Know how to use the camera to be able to transmit the feeling, the narrative, the textures, the flavors and colors of food. Know the creative and technical process that food photography requires and stimulate whoever wants to tell their own food stories to do so in the most creative possible way.

Workshop Date

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1-day workshop
AED 1200.00
What's Covered

Covid-19 Notice: At GPP we’re committed to keeping you, our students, our teachers and our colleagues safe. Following the government’s latest guidelines, we want to share with you our combined efforts to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience when you visit our space or take a workshop - Check out the blog here for more information on social distancing in workshops.


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

Covid-19 Notice: At GPP we’re committed to keeping you, our students, our teachers and our colleagues safe. Following the government’s latest guidelines, we want to share with you our combined efforts to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience when you visit our space or take a workshop - Check out the blog here for more information on social distancing in workshops.


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
what's included
  • 5 hours of instruction (both theory and practical)
  • 5 hours of instruction (both theory and practical)
who should attend

Suitable for beginners to food photography with intermediate Photography skills!

 

You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and how all of these relate to each other to achieve a correct exposure. If you are not familiar with these terms or currently shoot in Auto or P mode, we recommend enrolling for our Photography Level 1 workshop prior to attending. If you have completed our Photography Level 2 workshop, you will be equipped to benefit most fully from this workshop.

Suitable for beginners to food photography with intermediate Photography skills!

 

You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and how all of these relate to each other to achieve a correct exposure. If you are not familiar with these terms or currently shoot in Auto or P mode, we recommend enrolling for our Photography Level 1 workshop prior to attending. If you have completed our Photography Level 2 workshop, you will be equipped to benefit most fully from this workshop.

What to bring
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery
  • Lenses (We recommend lenses within the in 80mm-150mm range, if you have them)
  • A macro lens (if you have one)
  • Tripod (if you have one)
  • Empty memory card for your camera with an identifying mark
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Props of your own if you have a setup in mind
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery
  • Lenses (We recommend lenses within the in 80mm-150mm range, if you have them)
  • A macro lens (if you have one)
  • Tripod (if you have one)
  • Empty memory card for your camera with an identifying mark
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Props of your own if you have a setup in mind
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancelled 7 days prior to the start of your workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
  • If cancelled a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of your workshop, no refund is possible, but you may be rescheduled to another workshop date(s).
  • If cancelled less than 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • GPP reserves the right to change the location of any workshop to another location within the same city and/or emirate as deemed needful in accordance with management discretion.
  • Workshops can be rescheduled within 3 months of the originally booked workshop date(s).
  • Bookings can only be transferred ONCE, including in the event of a workshop relocation. If you transfer your workshop booking and later wish to cancel it, we will unfortunately not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances.
  • You must be 16 or older to attend this workshop. If you are younger than 16 or booking for someone under 16 years of age, please contact us first and we will be happy to advise you.

Workshop Date

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1-day workshop
AED 1200.00