I apologize for the bombarding of announcements on the blog lately as I am beginning to plan my 2013 calendar.
I am excited to announce that I will be at The Makerie retreat in Boulder, Colorado April 11-14 teaching two different sessions, one on food and prop styling and another one on food and lifestyle photography.
Here are the details…
On day 1, during the food and props styling session we will take a field trip to the Lyons Farmette to learn about my philosophy when it comes to food and prop styling. We will learn to develop a recipe for an editorial story, how to shop for the freshest ingredients, plan props to tell the story, style food for the camera and have time dedicated to cook and bake some of my favorite recipes. We will plan a meal and work in groups to create a delicious farm to table luncheon.
On day 2, we will head to the Lyons Farmette again for a food photography session. The objective of this session will be to tell the story of life on a farm through people and food. We will discuss the basics of photography and camera gear, how to shoot in natural light, the challenges of shooting on location and how to be prepared for them. We will tour the Farmette where we will be photographing the farmers and the food they grow. We will also learn about post-processing and workflow and review group images at the end of the day.
How does it sound?
But here is the exciting news…
We are partnering with the Whole Foods for a photo contest and the winner of this contest will win a full package to attend both of my workshops and everything else that comes with it.
Capture an image of your most beautiful food tradition this Thanksgiving and share it with us on the Whole Foods Facebook page. A photo that captures a story, a family and a time and place – whatever it might be. Share it with us.
The contest and voting begin at midnight MST on Tuesday, November 13th and ends at 11 pm MST on Monday, November 26th. Must be a resident of Colorado to enter.
Visit the Whole Foods Boulder Facebook page (you must “like” their page in order to enter) and submit your photo. That easy. We will announce the winner on November 27.
I am also planning a book signing on April 10th at the Whole Foods on Pearl Street. Will keep you posted!