Update: My Food Styling & Photography Workshop in France

I am so excited to finally be able to announce more details on the food styling and photography workshop that I will be hosting in France’s Dordogne region this upcoming October.

The feedback and reaction after the first announcement have been incredibly positive. I have received many emails from readers eagerly awaiting for more details and interesting in learning how to register for the workshop. Thank you all for your kind words and patience as Stephanie and I were finalizing details regarding lodging and the logistics of it all.

The workshop will be limited to 6 people, which will allow for me to spend one on one time with each participant and to create a relaxed learning environment.

The workshop will take place on October 2-5, 2011 at the Manoir de la Malatrie where attendants will stay. Each day I will discuss my own process of procuring, styling and photographing food. There will be visits to local markets and we will learn about local artisans.

The workshop includes 4 days of cooking, styling and photographing food in the beautiful manoir nestled up against a stone cliff overlooking a lazy river. The cost is $1950/person (based on double occupancy) and covers 4 nights accommodations in a luxurious bed and breakfast, 4 gourmet breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, transportation during workshop hours, 3 days of full instruction, and 1 day of sightseeing in the area.

I will focus on my approach to food styling. Selecting and prepping ingredients, cooking and styling food for the camera, how to compose a shot, and how to communicate a story through props.

Then, I will discuss my food photography philosophy by understanding your camera’s manual settings, how to find the best source of natural light, and how to manipulate it to create a mood.

We are happy to announce that registration will be open on Friday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. PST (that’s 2 p.m. EST). This is how registration will take place:

1. Right at 11:00 a.m. a post will go live indicating an email address where you’ll need to send your intent to register. Please make sure you are online at this time if you are interested in attending this workshop as we are operating on a first-come-first-serve basis.

2. Once you hear back from us via email, you will be required to sign a liability form and return it to us via fax, email, etc.

3. Once payment is made and requested forms are signed, your spot will be secure. At this time you’ll receive an email from us confirming the good news. If you are not able to secure your spot at this time, we will be sure to add your contact information to a waiting list.

4. A detailed itinerary will be issued to the 6 participants via email within 48 hours of registration.

You can also read the announcement on Stephanie’s blog. She has been hard at work getting all the pieces of the puzzle together. Thank you Stephanie!

I hope you are as excited as I am!

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36 Responses to “Update: My Food Styling & Photography Workshop in France”

  1. Anonymous says:

    And how much will it cost? always good to know before signing up!


  2. That is so great! I am happy for you. So sad I don’t live close enough to attend your class.



  3. Seanna Lea says:

    This is terrific news. While I cannot go to France, I’m sure that there will be a ton of people clamoring to be one of the coveted six.

  4. Dana says:

    SUPER exciting!!!! ;) xoxoxo

  5. I wish my funds were unlimited but…sigh. Do you any information about cost?

  6. Aran, Is it possible to find out the price for the workshop? With the time difference, I’d liek to know if I can afford it before staying awake at odd hours. Much appreciated!

  7. Anne, Sarah, Lick my spoon- yes, i’m sorry about that. I understand how knowing cost should be first thing when making these decisions right? I just updated the post.

    The cost is $1950/person (based on double occupancy) and covers 4 nights accommodations in a luxurious bed and breakfast, 4 gourmet breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, transportation during workshop hours, 3 days of full instruction and 1 day of sightseeing in the area.

    The exchange rate is kind of ridiculous right now so that is one of the factors to take into consideration.

    Thanks guys and hope you can join!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Will you be posting the seminars online for the rest of us to watch? Or is there a way for us to purchase a video copy of the seminar after it is presented in France?

  9. unfortunately there will not be a stream of the workshop online as i will be focusing on the attendants. we will have behind the scenes images after the fact though. thanks!

  10. Melanie says:

    Wow. How amazing!! I adore your work and hope you do more of these in the future!!

  11. Photo-copy says:

    How much is it for us Europeans? ;-)

  12. Ann- it will be a deal for you europeans since the exchange rate is so high! you would pay in dollars and whatever exchange rate applies that day, that will be your cost in euros. it is done through BigCartel.com


  13. Thanks for the price info. I am ever so eager to come…..Im going to try and find out if my flights can be covered by airmiles and take it from there. Thanks.

  14. So incredible! I am dreaming right now of how wonderful this workshop will be. What an incredible experience it will be for you and your students.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I’m confused about the time since I am not an American. What time does the registration start in France?

  16. Registration will begin on Friday at 14:00 hr New York time, 20:00 hr Paris time.


  17. Danielle says:

    What an opportunity!! If we could only bring our trip to France forward by a few months I’d definitely be there – can’t wait to hear about how it goes!

  18. Junglefrog says:

    Well I’m in.. :) Now I just have to be on time to register!

  19. Okay I really want to do this, just have to hope I make the cut off : )

  20. Svet says:

    But where is the email address? :-)
    I would love to participate!

  21. stepho says:

    Hi! I very much hope to get in my application to register but do not see the blog post with the correct email address. Is there any update on how to register? Thank you for this amazing opportunity! Hopefully, Stephanie L.

  22. Jasmine says:

    Where’s the email?!? It’s 8 pm Paris time and no email yet…. :((

  23. Anna says:

    Hi there,

    I am sitting here waiting eagerly to register for the work shop – shouldn’t the registration be open by now…

    Anna :-)

  24. Looking forward to sending e-mail as soon as the location is posted!

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  26. Hi all- I apologize for all the confusion. Our blogging platform Blogger has been having technical issues since Wednesday. After I posted my notice yesterday, Blogger completely shut down leaving us without access to our blogs. Blogger did not give us a timeframe as to when their issues would be resolved. Stephanie and I didn’t know if we would be able to create a new post for the scheduled time today, so we were forced to make the decision to postpone registration until tomorrow, same place same time.

    I know many of you made arrangements to be online today at the requested time and I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

    We will be here tomorrow with the exact details to start registration.

    Thank you very much!


  27. antonia says:

    At what time in spain?at 5pm?

  28. Antonia- at 8pm in Spain. Gracias!

  29. rileymadel@yahoo.com

    I would like to REGISTER~!!!

  30. Jon says:

    This is something we’d love in Australia.

    Any chance you’ll ever make it out here?

  31. Jon- I’d love to one day! It’s be a dream!

  32. Caroline says:

    Is it too late for this opportunity? I will be in France form September 1- 28 and can definitely extend my trip. This would be a dream for me. Keeping my fingers crossed, if not maybe next year. What an extraordinary opportunity. Bisous.

  33. Caroline- Yes, the workshop sold out right after we opened registration. We received over 40 applications the first 10 minutes. But we might do it again next summer, so stay tuned!

  34. Caroline- Yes, the workshop sold out right after we opened registration. We received over 40 applications the first 10 minutes. But we might do it again next summer, so stay tuned!

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