FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS
Calling all professional food photographers and stylists!
Where can you learn from the best talent in the world? The FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS brings you the masters of our industry - Adrian Mueller, Daria Khoroshavina and Geoff Binns-Calvey.
This unique workshop series (in English) begins in March in Munich, Berlin and Düsseldorf. Find out more or sign-up while spaces are available.
Daylight and strobe food & drinks PHOTOGRAPHY
by Adrian Mueller
New York, USA
New York is certainly the toughest and most demanding market for a professional food photographer. Adrian Mueller, born in Switzerland, has been facing this for 20 years with great international success. He is permanently listed in "Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide". In his hand-on workshop, Adrian teaches how to master the use of daylight and studio strobes, applied to food and drinks.
Adrian is patient, calm, concentrated and focused. He implements his ideas with precise clarity. The result are seemingly simple pictures, which are masterpieces of reduction, achieved through a perfect and harmoniously sensitive use of light.
The psychology on how to work with a client on set is also touched upon. His workshop is not only a technical knowledge transfer of food photography, but also an eye-opener on achieving the best results by understanding how to smoothly interact with clients and crew alike.
Adrian gave a workshop on "Daylight Food Photography" at the International FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL 2017 & 2019 in Vejle, Denmark.
by Daria Khoroshavina
A Cinemagraph is a combination of a professional studio still, with partial video elements. The result is both surprising, and oddly calming to watch. The master of this discipline with a worldwide reputation is Daria Khoroshavina. Already in 2015 Jena Fite wrote about Daria's hypnotically perfect work in National Geographic.
The best way to get an idea of the process is her full-day workshop. The goal is, to teach every participant to create a cinemagraph themselves. Every single step will be shown: styling, the shooting and post-production leading to the finished Cinemagraph. Daria will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different output formats like GIF or MOV. All participants who want to do the whole process themselves should have a camera, a laptop with After-Effects and Photoshop.
Daria gave a workshop on "Food Styling for Cinemagraphs" at the international FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL 2019 in Vejle.
Special Effects for Food Styling
by Geoff Binns-Calvey
A few years ago I took on the challenge of photographing a BBQ book, 100 food photos with glowing coals that constantly where smoking and steaming… Despite two barbecue setups, stable weather and a glowing coals assistant, we consumed far more material and time than estimated.
A little later I discovered a video of the Chicago rigger Geoff Binns-Calvey on Instagram. He poured a red liquid in a mould of a burnt piece of coal. After he painted the red plastic grey/white/black and shone a flashlight through it I literally saw a perfectly glowing coal.
This special effect would have saved me a week of work and a lot of money and nerves. And this is exactly what Geoff's workshop is all about. Learning how to prepare glasses and bottles, from varnishing to drilling a hole in the bottom to always have the same fill level when taping up. Understand how to use simple means, e.g. a few rubber bands, to make different parts of a hamburger land on top of each other with precision or how to make crisps fly into a yoghurt from five different corners at the same time. Summing up you will learn to create a perfect and reproducible setup for your food Photography and food styling assignments.
Geoff gave a "Rigging for Food Photography" workshop at the international FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL 2019 in Vejle.
Paulina de la Cerda - Guatemala www.paulinadelacerda.com
Hein Stirred - Cape Town South Africa www.heinstirred.com
Søren Gammelmark - Denmark www.gammelmark.com
Heidi Robb - USA www.heidirobb.com
Dan Lev - Tel Aviv - Israel www.studiodanlev.com
So who are we?
The international FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL is an initiative of the German Food Photographer Günter Beer. Together with Event Producer Manon Straver and a team of enthusiastic collaborators the festival was created in 2010. The first two editions took place in Tarragona Spain, where the tone was set for a beautiful event that brings together professionals from all over the world to celebrate and learn about the art of Food Photography. The last three edition where celebrated in the city Vejle, Denmark. The next edition will be in 2021.
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