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Le Cordon Bleu Food Photography and Styling Workshop (2 days)
Mon., 01/05/2017, 1:00 pm – Tue., 02/05/2017, 5:00 pm ACST
See one of Australia’s premier food and wine events through artistic eyes and bring your lens along for a culinary adventure at Tasting Australia. Le Cordon Bleu is offering an exciting hands-on two-day course with prominent food photographer Josie Withers. Students will cover natural light food photography techniques, image styling, exploring objects and surfaces, the use of props, correct equipment, editing and post production and social media applications. Course includes shooting on location in a ‘live’ chef’s kitchen and the opportunity to shoot a variety of dishes. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants. Students must bring a DSLR, or SLR, a tripod and laptop. Editing programs Lightroom and/or Photoshop recommended.
Day 1 – Regency TAFE
- Using natural light techniques in food photography & image styling; explore objects and surfaces, shape and form, light and shade: direct and indirect light
- Collecting props for food photography and useful equipment
- Editing and post production
- Planning and preparation for at-home photoshoot
- Lunch will be supplied.
(All food to be supplied by Le Cordon Bleu, including lunch)
Morning Powerpoint presentation - theory
Lunch on campus provided
Afternoon Powerpoint presentation - Editing demonstrations and tips.
Tuesday 2nd - Day 2 (half day) – Tuesday 2 May
Location: Town Square
- Festival environment – on-location photoshoot at Tasting Australia town square – food photography and styling
- Access to Town Square kitchens and 1 Glasshouse structure over 2 days (times to be determined) for Food Photography and Styling Workshop participants
- Conception, organisation and realization: examine different photographic approaches
- Explore Design and Content – Individual artistic approaches
- Food Preparation, Pros and Backdrop
- Trouble shooting + critique of images
- Exposure to photographing in a ‘live’ Chefs kitchen
Numerous dishes will need to be made to showcase a variety of ingredients and cooking techniques for photo purposes.
During this session, students will shoot the chef/s as a moving subject in order to document the kitchen practice.
Finish off with graduation lunch at the Square.