After chatting with a few new friends about the food photography design camp I’ll be teaching at Alt Summit next week, I realized that it might be a good idea to write a post about what you can expect to take away from the workshop.
Great food photos tell a story that tickles your senses so that you can almost taste what’s there. Lighting, props, angles, and styling all play a role in enticing readers to take a bite out of your blog. I’ll be covering all of these aspects of storytelling in food photography in this workshop for beginner to intermediate food photographers.
What do I mean by “beginner to intermediate”? You should come to class having a working knowledge of your DSLR camera, but you by no means need to be a pro. In fact, if you are a pro, you might find yourself disappointed. I’ll be helping attendees to understand the basic elements of what makes a really Pin-worthy food photo.
Everyone can expect to leave understanding:
– Strong image layouts
– Tricks to make food look appealing
– What props you really need
– How to get the shot you want quickly
– How to work with the light you have (even if it’s not great)
My dear friend Lindsey Johnson will be there to help, and we’re so excited about the workshop! Lindsey has a beautiful blog called Cafe Johnsonia, which is filled with lovely food photos. Her recipes are pure elegance. And on top of all that, she’s really such a kind person. I can’t wait for you to meet her.
P.S. If you can’t make it to the design camp, don’t worry — there will be lots of photos and information, which I’ll share here on the blog soon!