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FEBRUARY 22 - 25, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Hosts: Bella of @ful.filled & Timothy of @mississippivegan

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Join Bella and I as we co-host our food styling and photography workshop. This is the perfect opportunity for any student to learn and grow as artists, while also meeting and connecting with likeminded people. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to shift our students' perception of viewing food and cooking, not only as sustenance, but as a true artistic expression. Our aim is to teach students how to tap into their hearts and their passions while expressing themselves in the most beautiful way that they can. Our curriculum provides the tools to effectively use a camera and build your brand while learning hands on how to beautifully style and photograph food.

Interior of the location (photograph provided by owner) 

Interior of the location (photograph provided by owner) 

We will be gathering at a beautiful studio/home located in the Laurel Heights district of San Francisco just two blocks from the iconic Golden Gate Park. San Francisco is home to some of the most incredible farmers markets in California and you can be sure that we will be sourcing all of the prettiest seasonal produce to style, shoot, cook and of course, eat! Chef Matt Flores will be preparing all of our meals which will be 100% vegan, not to mention we will get a sneak peek into some of the recipes that will be featured in Timmy's forthcoming cookbook! This particular workshop is a non-lodging workshop, meaning, we are not able to provide sleeping accommodations for all of our attendees. We made this decision due to the fact that many of the attendees will be coming from the local area. Not to mention, if you are interested in attending and you are not local, there are many lodging options available whether you find a lovely Airbnb or choose to stay at a nearby hotel (we are working on possibly getting a special discount for a local hotel in SF, exclusively for our attendees).

Interior of the location (photograph provided by owner) 

Interior of the location (photograph provided by owner) 

On the note of lodging, we do have a couple of sleeping options available at the home where we are hosting the workshop. If you are interested in lodging at the workshop home, please email me so we can further discuss this option.

After hosting workshops all throughout 2017, we learned exactly what schedule would best serve our attendees and we are excited to be offering extra time together with our attendees in an expanded format for this upcoming workshop! Instead of having to check-out Sunday morning, we have extended the workshop schedule to include a full day of content on Sunday!

Here's the curriculum for the workshop: 

THE FUNDAMENTALS

We will start by covering the foundations of photography to get you comfortable shooting in manual mode and learning how to effectively use the most important settings on your camera. 

FINDING YOUR LIGHT

We will go over how utterly important light is for photography and will show you different examples of what kind of light to look for and use. We will cover natural and artificial. 

COMPOSITION

We will cover how to create a well-composed food image - discussing the principles we use to artfully style compelling food images.

STORYTELLING + HUMAN ELEMENT

We’ll put together beautifully styled food stories, demonstrate how we choose a shooting space and example how we select props to fit the scene. We will explore various ways to incorporate human presence in food photography and we will have opportunities for you to capture those shots that add so much life to a photo.

FOOD STYLING + PROPS

We will address the most important essentials for how to style food effectively and beautifully while also covering how we approach prop selection for a particular shoot.

EDITING + FINDING YOUR STYLE

Learning to photograph is only half of the skill set needed to master food photography, post processing is where you create your style and leave your personal stamp on your work. We’ll do an in-depth tutorial of Lightroom, learning the editing techniques that will make your photography stand out.

BUILDING YOUR BRAND

We will go over the basics for building your brand and provide tips and tricks for how to do so authentic way possible. Timothy will also hold a Q & A in regards to landing his very own cookbook deal and provide insight on his process. 

MARKETING + CLIENT WORK

Turning your passion into a business is no small feat. In just a few years, both Bella and Timothy built their blogs/Instagram accounts into profitable careers. We’ll discuss branding techniques, how to reach out to clients and how to develop social media strategies that pay off. 

Cheesy Kale Pasta by Timothy 

Cheesy Kale Pasta by Timothy 

Here is a brief overlook of the schedule:

Thursday 2/22

3-4pm attendees arrive at house

4-5pm light refreshments + welcome photo shoot

6-8pm welcome dinner + discussion

9pm good night

Friday 2/23

8-9am attendees arrive at house

9-10am breakfast + discussion

10am-12pm lessons + photo shoots

12-1pm lunch + discussion

1-2pm one on one time

2-4pm lessons + photo shoots

6-8pm dinner + discussion

9pm good night

Saturday 2/24

8-9am attendees arrive at house

9-10am breakfast + discussion

10am-12pm lessons + photo shoots

12-1pm lunch + discussion

1-2pm one on one time

2-4pm lessons + photo shoots

6-8pm dinner + discussion

9pm good night

Sunday 2/25

8-9am attendees arrive at house

9-10am breakfast & discussion

10-12pm lessons + photo shoots

12-1pm lunch

1-3 final lessons + reflection

4pm farewell

Carrot Orange Juice by Bella 

Carrot Orange Juice by Bella 

TICKET OPTIONS:  $1950 USD (non-lodging ticket) 

Do note that we have only a few beds available for lodging at the workshop venue. If you are interested in reserving a lodging ticket send me an e-mail. The nearest airports to this workshop location are SFO and OAK. There are multiple Airbnb and hotels close by for students visiting, as well as Uber.

Reservations will be secured on a first come first serve basis only.

What's included?

  • All lessons + discussions
  • Chef prepared meals: 3 dinners, 3 lunches, 3 breakfasts
  • Welcome gifts
  • Other drinks and bites during the workshops

Things you will need. 

  • DSLR Camera + SD cards
  • Laptop and smartphone  (if you wish to participate in editing sessions)

To purchase a ticket, please e-mail me directly stating that you would like to reserve a spot. You will then receive a PayPal invoice for a deposit of 50% of the workshop price. Once completed, this will reserve your reservation. The remaining amount will be due no later than January 31st, 2018. (You will receive an invoice in advance.)

Please note that due to the nature of this workshop, tickets are non-refundable - travel insurance is highly recommended. Thank you!