I’m excited to announce an upcoming food styling and photography workshop I’ll be hosting in Paris this January 16-17 with stylist Garbriel Cabrera of @ArtfulDesperado. There are only a few spots left, and I want to encourage you to consider joining us! I fell head over heels for this city when I first visited years ago and spent the following years plotting my eventual move here. I can’t wait to share Paris with you: the seductive smells that emanate from the butchers, fromageries and bakeries, the well-attended markets with their beautiful, meticulously displayed produce (and no touching!) and how there are enough cheeses to try a different one each day of the year. Now I’m super excited to show you around this city that I call home. You’ll experience Paris the way I do: through your camera and your stomach!
So what will you learn? Good question! We’ll be showing you how to tell stories with food and photography, from planning to execution. To be clear: this is not a demonstration only class; it’s an intensive, immersive hands-on class. That means you’ll get lots of time to practice, gain confidence, and learn some great tips, tricks and foolproof techniques… all while creating your own beautiful pictures.
We’ll spend the first day in a beautiful Parisian apartment in the heart of the Marais district.
The focus will be on building out a plan in preparation for a photography session. We’ll show you how to approach and implement dynamic, engaging styling, explore camera settings and share some of our favourite equipment (technical and improvised) to control natural lighting.
We’ll also show you how to convey a mood or feeling with the use of props, set design, lighting, and editing.
By the end of the day you’ll have a full plan which you can adapt to different situations, from a photo shoot at home to a professional photo session for a client.
We’ll hit the streets to explore some of my favourite spots in the city for beautiful food items and ingredients, all while learning useful tips on how to capture ‘on location’ photos—just the thing for creating engaging travel and lifestyle content.
Once we’ve tracked down some tasty treats and appealing ingredients, we’ll return to the studio to get to work on our previously planned photoshoot. Styling, set prep, and photography will come next, followed by a group critique session, which will provide valuable feedback to improve your work.
After two jam packed days, you’ll have a memory card full of beautiful photos and a head full of techniques to create your own food and lifestyle shoots—anytime.
Who can benefit from this workshop?
Photographers, bloggers, home cooks… Anyone who wants to learn how the art of compelling food photography.
Unfortunately, accommodation is not included but we’ll be sending all those registered a list of suggested accommodation—not to mention my list of favourite places to eat and drink in the city! Hope to see you all there!
You can register at http://cocopaiworkshop.bigcartel.com