Thursday, May 12, 2011

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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