I recently attended a food photography workshop at Old Joe’s Kaia. I’ve never been a huge foodie, but it was still right up my alley, especially the styling side of it.
The workshop started off with a discussion on Friday evening. Then, after breakfast on Saturday morning, we had another discussion before starting the practical.
We were separated into groups of three or four, and assigned to a scene. The first one was a berry pavlova, which was lit with natural backlighting and a couple of reflectors:
Second was another pavlova, also lit with natural light, with a teapot made out of complementary colours, and many leading lines which draw the eye through the photo:
Finally, the third scene was of a bowl of grapes, which was backlit with studio lighting and front-lit with a fill light:
Once we were finished with the pre-set-up scenes, we were given free-range outside with some bits and pieces. I started by playing with an old vase, some moss, a piece of string, and some tomatoes:
Next, I took some cookies and used a mosaic as a leading line and a rose for some colour:
I’ll be posting the photos from Saturday afternoon next week.