Over the last several months you have seen the ads, tweets, facebook reminders and any other way that I have hyped my December food photography workshops. Well the waiting has ended. This past weekend, the Food Photography Overhaul workshops took place.
I have taught food photography classes before, but this was the first time that I have created, marketed, and run my very own food photography workshop. From 8:30-4:30 on Saturday and Sunday, I had the privilege of sharing what I have learned with 7 amazing photographers and amazing individuals. Before the workshop began, I was pretty nervous about what to expect. 8 hours is a long time to fill. I planned out my lesson of the topics that I wanted to cover, made some slides, and prepared the best that I could. Throughout the day we covered everything you could think of. From the basics of shooting in manual mode, to different types of artificial lighting, learning a little but about Adobe Lightroom, how to set up a studio in your home, using color theory, and many more topics. During day one, I was having so much fun watching everyone shoot and answering questions, that I only instagramed a few behind the scenes shots.
On day 2, I did remember to take some behind the scenes images, so here is a sneak peek in what was going on.
While the props and shots varied between classes, there was one shot that I did in both classes. This involved a can of tomato soup. The purpose of this shot was to learn how to get a highlight on your soup and was an exercise in complimentary colors. Here is the shot that Class number 1 came up with.
and here is class number 2′s soup.
Here are Mary’s thoughts on the workshop.
I had so much fun with these two workshops that I will definitely be doing more in the future. I am in the planning stages of taking the workshop outside Charlotte and on the road. In April, May, and June, I could be coming to where you live. If you and a few of your friends are interested in having me do a workshop on your town, send me an email (taylor at taylortakesataste.com) and I would love to visit your city for a workshop!
Every workshop includes my excellent hand modeling…
Thank you again to everyone who participated this weekend! You were all amazing, and I can’t wait to see the new pictures you create!