OUR APPROACH + HOW TO PREPARE
A HANDS-ON APPROACH
We believe that the real value in our workshop is your extensive, hands on involvement in the creative process. We’re there to help you every step of the way, but we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. We begin by helping you set up your equipment (if needed), then it’s time to develop the concept, begin propping, navigate lighting, work through the best composition, practically plate or place and finally you take the shot. We work along side you, mentoring you and sharing what’s needed to help you capture your desired image. We also offer one-on-one workshops if you’re interested.
You can prepare as little or as much as you like. We’ve had participants who arrive on the day with their iPhone ready to shoot whatever is available. Others bring a range of their products to photograph and are searching for a specific aesthetic. We’ve had workshoppers arrive with a mood board in hand and a specific project to shoot and those who attend with food and ingredients, prepared to capture specific content. We really don’t mind how you approach your time with us. The aim is for you to learn to shoot the content that’s relevant to you regardless of you skill level or equipment.
WHAT TO BRING
• Your camera or smart phone (don’t forget chargers, batteries and memory cards). Please ensure that you know how to use your camera or smart phone. • Related camera equipment (if you have it) e.g. tripod, laptop, tethering lead, etc. • Products you’d like to shoot (if relevant) • Food or ingredients for specific recipes or arrangements. We have ample cooking facilities if you choose to cook something of your own. You could also bring a preprepared dish and we can help you revamp it to give it that fresh, ‘just-made’ look
• We run through a brief example of a typical commercial editorial food shot, tethering to a computer under artificial light • Both Aimee and Joe will be providing tuition on using your DSLR camera • We share advice on using available light and composition
9.00-11.00 · Welcome, intro, coffee & tea. Natural & artificial light demonstrations, tethering directly into a laptop, creating and styling a set. We will cover camera settings and lens selection. We will demonstrate using 3 different food set ups. Showcasing composition, the importance of interpreting a clients brief and mood board. 11.00 -13.00 · We will assist set you up to start shooting on your own with our guidance all the way. There will be two assistants on hand to help. 13.00 · Lunch 13.00-15.00 · Continue with our personal assistance . Challenge yourself with different angles, lighting techniques & styling tips. 15.00-16.00 · Assistance with post production (Lightroom or Photoshop). Discussions focused on business promotion. Cost · AUD $700 per day. All inclusive (drinks, vegan lunch, snacks, a personalised, supported experience). If you’d like to attend both days, we are offering a $100 discount (both days for $1300)
SECURE YOUR POSITION + TERMS AND CONDITIONS Places are limited so be quick
Please email us ASAP to reserve your place at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We require a deposit of AUD $350 to secure your place ASAP. We require full payment for either workshop by 20th FEBRUARY 2019. We will send you a pay pal request.
– ‘Book a workshop’ means you accept the applicability of the general terms and conditions – The published rates for the services offered are in AUD. – We apologise, there are no refunds. You may transfer your position to another person.
AUD $700 covers all that you need for the day (excluding specific food or products you might like to photograph). We will have a range of fresh market produce, grains (raw and pre-cooked) and a dessert for you to play with.
The fee is payable via bank transfer, Paypal or credit card. For those people wanting to attend both days, we offer a special rate of $1,300.
We provide a light, plant-based lunch which we share in the early afternoon and have snacks to refuel you while you work. Please let us know prior to attending if you have any specific dietary requirements.