This pass week I went and took a photography workshop in Charleston, South Carolina. This class was to help me improve my food photography. I will say I had a wonderful time. I learned so many wonderful new things and made many new friends as well. The teachers are leaders in the industry of food photography and such kind generous spirits.
I do not know if I can even begin to put in to words all the things I learned. Would I do it again…without a doubt, YES! I think I will do it again next year! We stayed at the beach all together in a lovely beach house and worked most of the day and evening while Chef Laura prepared wonderful meals for us. We went to the Charleston Farmer’s Market. We had a wonderful meal at Lana’s Restaurant. Many of you that know me, know I love to take cooking classes and have gone to many different places in pursuit of some food thing or lesson. I love to learn and improve my skills in all aspects of the craft. Why?? I do love and enjoy cooking.
Important Things I learned is:
Develop your own style
Props ~ this is very important and love this part of the job
Do your props make sense
Plan your shots
Plan your compositions
Use natural light only for food
Know where your light source is coming from ~ side, back, etc
Aperture ~ Shutter Speed ~ Exposure
Our home away from home…..nice
Our wonderful teachers….
Clare ~ Laura and Helene
All of us havin a little fun with our cameras.
Smile……Smile purdy now