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Introduction to Food Styling for Photographers

Learn how to prep, prop, and style mouthwatering images of food, along with all the need-to-know basics of food styling for photography. Whether you’re shooting commercially, or for your food blog, this workshop will prep and prime you with all the tips need to perfect the food styling game! 

What's Covered

With a combination of theory and hands-on exercises, this workshop will give you a unique insight into the genre, while equipping you with the styling tools required to conduct a successful food photography shoot. 

 

Henriett, premiere food stylist in Dubai, and your instructor, will give you a live demonstration, along with in-depth tips and tricks needed to make your dishes look sensational. This will be followed by a hands-on experimental session that will teach you how to conceptualise, prep, prop, and style food items to ensure you get mouthwatering results, all while exploring your personal style.  

 

Note: While the art of food styling and photography often complement one another, as they will in this workshop, they both differ tremendously in terms of skill required. Since Henriett Braun is one of Dubai’s premiere food stylists, the focus of this class will be the styling of the food itself in preparation to be photographed, not photographic techniques. Although a GPP staff member will be present to assist with shooting, your photography skills will come into play only to document the styled dishes you have worked on during class. If you are interested in joining a workshop to hone your food photography skills, sign up for our Introduction to Food Photography workshop.

With a combination of theory and hands-on exercises, this workshop will give you a unique insight into the genre, while equipping you with the styling tools required to conduct a successful food photography shoot. 

 

Henriett, premiere food stylist in Dubai, and your instructor, will give you a live demonstration, along with in-depth tips and tricks needed to make your dishes look sensational. This will be followed by a hands-on experimental session that will teach you how to conceptualise, prep, prop, and style food items to ensure you get mouthwatering results, all while exploring your personal style.  

 

Note: While the art of food styling and photography often complement one another, as they will in this workshop, they both differ tremendously in terms of skill required. Since Henriett Braun is one of Dubai’s premiere food stylists, the focus of this class will be the styling of the food itself in preparation to be photographed, not photographic techniques. Although a GPP staff member will be present to assist with shooting, your photography skills will come into play only to document the styled dishes you have worked on during class. If you are interested in joining a workshop to hone your food photography skills, sign up for our Introduction to Food Photography workshop.

what's included
  • 6-hour workshop, a mix of theory and practical
  • 6-hour workshop, a mix of theory and practical
who should attend

You must be proficient shooting in aperture priority on your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, and  confident adjusting your camera's settings to create correct exposure. You must have attended our Photography Level 1, or equivalent, beforehand to ensure you are at the required skill level for this course.

This workshop is a perfect fit for those who have already completed An Introduction to Studio Lighting, and is complementary to our Introduction to Food Photography Workshop.

No prior food styling experience is necessary.

Note: This workshop is designed for photographers interested in shooting food photography, not for those interested solely in styling.

You must be proficient shooting in aperture priority on your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, and  confident adjusting your camera's settings to create correct exposure. You must have attended our Photography Level 1, or equivalent, beforehand to ensure you are at the required skill level for this course.

This workshop is a perfect fit for those who have already completed An Introduction to Studio Lighting, and is complementary to our Introduction to Food Photography Workshop.

No prior food styling experience is necessary.

Note: This workshop is designed for photographers interested in shooting food photography, not for those interested solely in styling.

What to bring
  • A smartphone - as there will be plenty of opportunities to snap mobile images as you go!
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery
  • Lenses (in the 50mm-150mm range)
  • Tripod (preferably with 90 degree angle capability)
  • A macro lens (optional)
  • Empty memory card for your camera with an identifying mark
  • Notebook & Pen
  • A smartphone - as there will be plenty of opportunities to snap mobile images as you go!
  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery
  • Lenses (in the 50mm-150mm range)
  • Tripod (preferably with 90 degree angle capability)
  • A macro lens (optional)
  • Empty memory card for your camera with an identifying mark
  • Notebook & Pen
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.
Please Note: Our classes are open to ANY brand of camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and any other intermediate to advanced cameras (As long as they have manual controls i.e. NOT point-and-shoots) are welcome!

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