LEVEL ONE: FOOD + CAMERA
Our February 2017 workshops are sold out. Sign up for the waiting list to get notified when the next workshops are available.
What we cover:
How to Take Photos that Perform: We’ll talk about ways to style and take photos that get more likes, comments, and engagement in places like Pinterest, Instagram, and Google search results.
How to Style with Confidence: You’ll discover the basic rules of styling and composition that should be guiding you in building out the entire frame of your food photos.
Tricks for Saving Time: You’ll walk away with tools for shooting and editing in a way that allows you to complete your workflow – from camera to blog or website – within an hour.
LEVEL TWO: STYLE + BRAND
Next session: 2017
What we cover:
MUST-HAVES for Developing a Consistent Style: You’ll walk away with a clear brand message statement, core values, and a description of the visual style that is not only visually appealing but, most importantly, reflects the heart of your brand.
How to Use Food Photos to Earn an Income: You’ll learn how we use food photography to help us create an income with our blog, Pinch of Yum, and you’ll gain ideas for how to use food photography to work with brands or build a strategy for monetizing.
Get Your Creative Joy Back: Think about it: YOU are one of the most important assets of your brand or blog, which is why it’s so important to invest in your creative soul. Without your heart and energy, your brand or blog doesn’t thrive. These workshops can help you either find or reconnect with the core of your visual brand.
TEACHING: 12 hours of small group instruction (workshops limited to 12)
FOOD: Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days as well as extra food for practicing
PRACTICE SPACE AND MATERIALS: One window and table set up per person, and use of all props and tools in our studio
BONUS – ONGOING LEARNING: One year membership to Food Blogger Pro, valued at $279
BONUS – PROPS: Exclusive discount to Erickson Wood Works, valued at $60, to purchase background surfaces
Be sure to read each of the event descriptions so you know which is the right fit for you. We strongly recommend that attendees for Style + Brand workshops be familiar and comfortable with shooting in manual mode with their DSLR camera.
These food photography workshops are hands-on learning experiences that allow you time to learn, observe, and practice food photography and food styling.
All of our food photography workshops include three distinct teaching formats:
- Direct Instruction where we talk you through concepts with picture examples and Q&A;
- Live Demonstrations of each concept with a tethered camera set up (meaning you’ll be able to see our camera and photos live on the screen as we do demo photo shoots);
- Practice Photo Shoots that give you a chance to practice and get individualized coaching and feedback as needed.
Our food photography workshops are hosted in the North Loop area of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in our rustic-industrial 3,000 square foot studio.
Also, be excited: we have enough windows, space, and props to provide each attendee with their own table and window to use for practice. Wheee!
Not from Minneapolis? No worries. Over two-thirds of our workshop attendees come from out of state. Most fly in the night before and leave on the last day of the workshop. There are several hotels within 1-2 miles of our studio and we can give you recommendations for getting around once you register.
In general, our workshop attendees are:
- food lovers
- food bloggers
- people who want to start a food blog
- new-camera-owners who want to step up their food photography game
- social media managers
- food photographers for food brands
- content creators for food brands
- creative directors for food brands
- independent freelancers
- ALL AROUND AWESOME PEOPLE.
Lindsay taught us a ton editing, storing, and uploading tricks I didn’t even know were possible. A billion lightbulbs were going off in my head followed by even more “aha” moments.
– Sally, Sally’s Baking Addiction
To be completely honest I was hesitant about how much I would get out of the workshop, given my photography background. But I walked away feeling inspired to really take my photography to the next level. After just a few shoots I am already so happy with the improvements I am seeing.
It was rejuvenating and just what I needed. It was the highlight of my year!
– Lindsay, Veggie Balance
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or advanced photographer; her workshop is incredibly beneficial for all levels. It was worth every penny!
– Amy, Amy’s Healthy Baking