Tasty Food Photography Workshops: November and December

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And that’s a wrap!

The 2015 Tasty Food Photography workshops are officially done! My brain is just a leeeeeettle bit fried, and I’m feeling all the pre-Christmas feels (especially the ones related to looking at pictures of snowy-sugar pancake stacks instead of doing WORK work) and I can’t be the only one, right? You guys feel me.

So today I’m pulling you into the feelings of distraction with me and giving you a sneak-peek-fly-on-the-wall inside look at what actually happens at these jam-packed, crazy fun weekends via a million and one pictures.

Even though I could probably say a lot about what these workshops have been about, what they’ve meant to me, the ups and downs and OMG moments of all three of them, I guess the best way to sum it up in a word is WOW. Wow-eeee. What a gift to be able to meet people in real life and share food and talk about things that matter to us (food and otherwise) and obviously – play around with styling and photographing food together. It’s just way too dreamy.

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My highlights from these last two workshops (November and December) were many, but the ones for sure worth mentioning are:

  • watching both workshops sell out in just under four hours (!!) – I was clicking refresh on that page like a madwoman
  • seeing the SHOCK AWE AND JOY on peoples’ faces as they tried shooting in manual for the first time – this alone would be reason enough for me to do a million and one of these workshops
  • working together as a group to figure out how to achieve the perfect snow-sugar-sprinkle shot, hands-holding-bowl shot, pour shot with AND without a tripod, and any and other weird problem-type shots that only the food photographers of the world understand
  • watching people find confidence in their unique food photography style and branding
  • meeting people from all over the United States (and Canada!) who I’ve emailed with back and forth many times and finally being able to look at their REAL LIFE face instead of their email avatar

The real-life stuff is the number one reason that I wanted to get into workshops, and it’s been even more awesome (and even more exhausting because I’m old and I’ve apparently lost all my teaching stamina?! wahh) than I ever could have imagined.

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Friends. You need to know that there WILL be workshops in 2016 🙌 in our brand new, very own studio 🙌 and I’m SO hoping to see you at one of them, if nothing else just to share the studio with you and PARTYYY.

DON’T MISS OUR NEXT WORKSHOP: take two seconds to sign up for email notifications about workshop registration. You can even do it right from your phone. We don’t make a public announcement for workshop registration, so you need to be on the list in order to grab the link for enrollment.

Stay tuned for and email with more information about our next workshops coming in early 2016! Wheeeeee!

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Now – onto the pictures!

You, your hot chocolate, and your slippers (or your professional work clothes but just dream with me for a minute here) are so ready for this mind-candy of a post.

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I might be biased just a teeny tiny little bit, but our team is the best of the best.

Hugest of huge thanks to Abby, Krista, Katy, my mom, and Amanda ❤️ for running around to get props, setting up meals, and cleaning up after my styling messes during these last two workshops.

Also: we are so well-fed during the workshops and we owe that to some very generous and delicious sponsors.

From Chipotle style-your-own burrito bowl lunches to a Seven Sundays muesli styling bar breakfast, to a pancake styling activity featuring Wholesome sugars and syrups and a sparkly + glittery Copper Hen champagne cupcake to wrap up the weekend, we are not lacking in the food department.

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  • Drink Bai
  • French Meadow Bakery
  • Cafe Zupas
  • Chipotle
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  • The Copper Hen
  • Wholesum Kitchen
  • Erickson Wood Works (not food, but in the business of making food look awesome)
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DON’T MISS REGISTRATION!

Take two seconds to sign up for email notifications about our upcoming workshops in 2016!

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Soo I guess we’ll catch ya tomorrow with back-to-normal blog stuff?

Normal as in delicious, can’t stop, needs more foooood kind of a situation?

Yeah. That.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I would LOVE to attend one of these workshops. What could be better than geeking out over food and photography with like-minded people? Sounds like heaven. Does one need a laptop to attend?

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      No! It’s definitely helpful, especially for the editing section, but we’ve had a few attendees who haven’t had laptops and we can make it work.

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    Hi Lindsay,

    Great article! I would absolutely sign up for your seminars. They look so well organized and then you are a professional teacher. So sad I’m not going to be in Minnesota any time soon. You are totally welcome to visit the west coast of Canada:)

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      Thanks Dorothy! I appreciate the kind words! We actually had an attendee from Canada at our first workshop – can you believe that?! So fun that she was able to come down for it.

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    <3 <3 <3 I just LOVE photography…I never even knew that until THIS year!

    I just HAVE to share…I switched to manual fuuuullltime this month and I am freaking out 😀 sooo much better. A couple UGH moments of switching back to auto mode just to get a picture before the natural light was gone, but now I haven't gone back <3 Thanks to YOUR push in FBP 🙂

    Oh, and DAT' CHAMBRAY….WHERE…I love.

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    I can’t say enough about how helpful and FUN the workshop was this weekend! I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen this morning to take photos. Thanks, Lindsay!!

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      That’s so fun to hear Jessica! You are so sweet – literally – those caramels you gave me are basically my snack all day every day right now. 🙂 Looking forward to hopefully hearing good news about the adoption in the next few months!

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    That snow falling on pancakes photo? I CAN’T EVEN.

    I’m definitely going to sign up for one of these workshops in 2016 – I’m sure I’ll learn tons but it would be worth it for the hanging out with awesome fellow bloggy peeps alone! Also I’m dying to get a look at your awesome new studio in person!

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    OMG! Why did I not know this was a thing until now?! I will definitely be signing up for this! I was a little worried when I read the workshops already happened, SO glad you’ll be hosting more in 2016. I can’t even say how helpful Food Blogger Pro has been but this is just a whole other level!

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    Your workshop looks great! I’ve learned so much from your Food Photography e-book. Come to So. California and put on a workshop! 😉

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      Ahhh that would be so great! For now we’re sticking around here to get comfortable with workshops in the new studio but maybe someday we’ll take it on the road!

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      Hi Mary Beth! We haven’t announced dates yet but those announcements will happen soon through the email list! 🙂

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    So great to hear about the workshops and how rewarding they were! I’m jealous! I signed up to get notices of upcoming workshops, but the reality is I probably won’t be able to go. We’ll be in the States for a visit in April — that’s all I know. If you Bjork ever need an excuse to come to southern Italy, our house is your house — but you have to love big dogs! 🙂

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    Ugh, I drool over all your pictures all the times but these, my friend, are just gorgeous. Maybe this Louisiana college girl will hop on a plane for Minneapolis for the next workshop….bring on the cold❄️

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    This workshop was absolutely AMAZING! I really feel like I’ll be able to take my photography to the next level. I’ve already shot photos for two blog posts and I’m so pleased with how they turned out. Shooting in manual and editing with Lightroom have made all the difference in the world. Thank you so much, Lindsay!!

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    Arielle

    Ugh, these photos are just dreamy! Gorgeous, gorgeous. And now I’m off to sign up for workshop notifications!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What a fun post, and BEAU-TI-FUL photos!!! These workshops look like such an amazing learning opportunity. We are so thankful to have found FPB and it has helped us SO much with getting started in the food blogging community. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    Lindsay, I am LOVING those moody-dark photos! And I seriously cannot wait until I attend one of your workshops! Your food photography course in FBP has seriously been life-changing! I’m super proud of the photos I’m posting on Thursday because of and that course and you 🙂

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    Just started following your blog and what a great post for me to see first. I never knew there were classes for food photography, how fantastic. I love all your images from the classes, they are great and I am super jealous of all the natural light that everyone had to work with. Thanks for sharing

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    I’m based out of India so I’ll probably never be able to attend one of your workshops, which just makes me so so so sad – you have no idea! There are tons of bloggers with food that looks like art on their blogs, darker, moodier etc etc but for some reason, I always get drawn to your pictures. It’s just more real. It’s the kind of food I’d eat and want to pick up and eat, and I always feel that a reader would too. I really hope I could meet you in person, and actually learn from you someday!

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    I love seeing all the fun from the workshops, Lindsay! It’s easy to see how much work and love went into preparing for and leading them. Your pictures OF the event are even beautiful. So much talent. I can’t wait to attend one next year!

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    I still can’t get over that snow!!! Yaaaaaas! What a dream come true that workshop was. I cannot thank you enough. I learned SO much, I’m still soaking it all in! Thank you for doing what you do! xoxo

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    It was such a wonderful weekend Lindsay! The workshop was so much fun and incredibly helpful! Not only was it great to work with some awesome food bloggers but I have learned so much about my camera, my style and how to bring it all together. Thank you!

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    I absolutely love your photography style! Do you have any tutorials online? I’m not a food blogger, but love your aesthetic (as well as recipes!) and I think I could learn a lot from one of your workshops. Hopefully one day I can make it to Minnesota but would love some 101 online tutorials!

    Thank you for inspiring me!