A picture speaks a thousand words. On one page, you are able to feel mood, space, rhythm, an artistic expression. You sometimes get just one chance to say it all. How to be sure you are on the right track or have the right tools, both in your head and and your hands to express everything you want to say? Food photography is the same. Conveying all the goodness of a dish can be a tricky enterprise.
Hélène will guide you on several photo assignments where she’ll share her tips and techniques.
Who is this course for?
Whether you have a blog, write for a local or national magazine, work with brands and need to supply food photography, want to establish a career in the world of food styling and/or food photography, etc… this workshop is for you. The class is targeted to all levels (although prior understanding of aperture, ISO, shutter speed highly recommended).
What you will learn
We will work with pasta, salads and desserts to take your photography and styling to the next level. Gently and efficiently, I will give you the tools to let you express your creativity with your styling and photography.
We will work on defining a mood and feel, working with mood boards and sketches, sourcing ingredients and styling, choosing the best props to showcase the food, composition through lighting, best camera angles and tools for the task at hand, editing and post processing.,etc…
The workshop will be held at the Juls’ Kitchen Studio, Località Lano 20, Colle di Val d’Elsa (SI).
You can easily get here with your car, or with a bus from the Santa Maria Novella bus station in Florence (the bus will leave ay 8.40am) to Colle Val d’Elsa, where you can get a taxi to reach the studio. You can search for a lift with BlaBlaCar or we can put you in contact with other attendees.
Saturday the 24th of September, 2016. The course will begin at 9.30am and will end at 5.30pm, with a lunch break included.
The cost of the Food Photography workshop is 300€ per person. Coffee break and lunch are included.
We will aim to a small class, maximum 8 people. The workshop will be confirmed with 5 people.
About Hélène Dujardin
Helene Dujardin is a French expat from Provence, France who moved to the US in the late 1990s to study History and never left.
Internationally published photographer, she dedicates herself to the craft of food and lifestyle photography but loves to grab her camera to get back to first love, people and travel photography. Her work can be seen in cookbooks from publishers such as Random House, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Southern Living, Cooking Light, Running Press and many others.
Her photographs reveal her passion for harnessing and playing with light, capturing the moment, a love of travel and genuine interest in people.
Helene has taught numerous workshops, and understands how to guide students to develop their own style. Her goal is not to create cookie-cutter photographers, but to share with students years of experience to support them in becoming the very best they can be.
All photos courtesy of Hélène Dujardin.