ADRIAN MUELLER: Daylight and Strobe Food&Drinks photography

ADRIAN MUELLER: Daylight and Strobe Food&Drinks photography

Education objective: how to shoot on location with a professional approach to daylight and strobe food & drinks photography
Language: English
Duration: 1 full day
Location: Munich (17 March), Berlin (19 March), Düsseldorf (21 March), studios to be confirmed in February.

Required level: Medium. Good understanding of photography & familiarity in using a digital camera, capture software and Photoshop.
Groupsize: max 15
Equipment: No equipment needed, but you can bring your own camera if you want to take pictures, or a USB stick to use our camera and download your pictures
Timing: 8.30-17.30, full day including lunch
Price: 980€ (including 19% German VAT)



About the workshop

Natural daylight and how to shape it:
Participants will learn how to correctly set up when using daylight, adapting to the direction, angle and quality of light and how to enhance natural light using light shaping tools. They will also learn about light diffusion, fill light, contrast control, and how to create highlights; some tips on composition, negative space, framing, camera angles, aperture and depth of the field. 

We'll be showing setup, light direction and light shaping tools used, including the use and combination of multiple exposures.

Strobe work with food:
We'll be setting up and reviewing lighting concepts including workflow and strobe types / reflectors and diffusers.

Mix of daylight and strobe - combining diffused and contrast rich lighting.

Strobe work with drinks:
Strobe set up for contrast rich lighting & multiple exposures - how to combine several exposures with multiple drinks and a human element to create the perfect final image.

Finally, participants will also learn about shooting in layers and combining multiple exposures in Photoshop, and using post-production tools in subtle ways to enhance the look of the image.


This workshop requires a portfolio review.
To improve the quality of the workshop, we ask for a submission of sample images of your work after making the booking. Adrian will use these images for the sole purpose to prepare the workshop and make it more valuable for all participants. We will send you an email after your booking.


About Adrian

Adrian grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland and initially studied architectural engineering. He was drawn to photography because of the similarities in both fields: clean lines, concise structures and how light reflects off surfaces. Time in Japan further influenced his creative approach through the concepts of craftsmanship, simplicity and reducing everything to its essence. In contrast to his precise still life + liquids work.

Adrian's aim with his food and location photography is to create images that connect with a viewer's personal memories. He hopes that someone looking at his photographs will be moved to pause and remember a certain smell, taste or experience.

He lives in New York with his wife and son.


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Workshop prices include a non-deductible German VAT of 19%. 

On the catalogs apply a VAT of 4%. The VAT charges will be withdrawn in the checkout when you have entered a valid intra-Community VAT (excluding Spain) number or TAX number/address outside the EU.

Payment is possible by PayPal (also accepts credit card payments) or bank transfer.

Banktransfer details:

Bank: Triodos bank NV C/Jose Echegaray, 5 28230 Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain

Account owner address: FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL S.L. C/ Castellot, 9, 08871 GARRAF/BARCELONA, Spain

Charges:  Please transfer the amount of "Order Total" in EURO currency
BIC:   TRIOESMMXXX             

IBAN: ES 54 1491 0001 22 3000109077
Reason of the payment: Order number + Person name - it is vital information for the payment identification.

Fulfillments will be done when we will have received the confirmation of payment. The payment of your order automatically means that you agree with these terms and conditions.

If payment is not received within 10 days orders will be canceled. An invoice can be requested by email.


Tickets are personal and not transferable. After your payment has been verified, you will receive an e-mail order confirmation. Please bring it along to the event. 

The organiser of the FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL events and/or the venues reserve the right to make alterations to the published event program and dates where reasonably necessary. You will be informed by email of possible changes.

Refund in case of cancellations

Cancellations have to be done in writing to For a full refund, cancellation must be made until 1 month prior to the event. A 20€ handling fee will be substracted from the refund; Paypal fees will not be refunded. No refund will be done less than 1 month prior to the event.


Personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the event, which have been arranged by you, are at your own risk. Liability for the cancellation or rescheduling of an event will be limited to a 100% refund.

Neither the venues nor the organizers will be responsible for any loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of negligence of the venues or the organizers or other breach of statutory duty.


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Dispatch times may vary according to availability and any guarantees or representations made as to delivery times are subject to any delays resulting from postal delays or force majeure for which FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL will not be responsible.

Shipment will be done from Spain and indication of deliveries by carrier in case of standard shipment costs:

  • National: between 2 and 6 days
  • Europe: between 6 and 8 days
  • Rest of the world: depending on county


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In all other cases NO refunds will be done.


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