Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a one on one food photography workshop to the talented vegan food blogger, clinical nutritionist, and cookbook author, Gena Hamshaw, of Choosing Raw.
It was such a pleasure to share photo tips and tricks with Gena, all the while taking pictures of beautiful vegan dishes prepared by Naturally Delicious.
These private photo sessions I teach are unique as I can really focus on specific aspects of photography and styling particular to the one attendee. The attendee brings his/her own camera(s) – film cameras or digital cameras, or both. It’s less about what I want to teach but more about what the attendee wants to learn this day!
On this full day of learning and practice last week, we covered a short history of still life photography, manually shooting, camera fundamentals (technique, exposure, white balance, etc.), and a quick Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge tutorial. We photographed about 10 gorgeous dishes styled by Loren Michelle at Naturally delicious. At the end of the day Gena and I had time to download our photos, edit, and work on getting images ready for our blog posts.
Here are some of the images I made this day alongside Gena, of the vegan dishes prepared by Naturally Delicious.
Here are some of the vegan dishes we photographed, served by Naturally Delicious in the PDR:
Winter Roasted Vegetables with Olive Oil & Aged Balsamic
Tuscan White Bean Bruschetta with Basil
Winter Farro Salad with Oven Roasted Tomatoes & Vegetable Skewers
Kit Kat Fudge Brownie, “Speculoos Wafer” and Chocolate Mousse
Shaved Fennel Salad with Orange Segments and Lemon Dill Vinaigrette
Thai Vegetable Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili Dip
Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
Homemade Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Chips
Raspberry Vanilla Cupcakes
Roasted Winter Parsnips & Carrots with Black Sesame Seeds
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Milk
Are you hungry yet?!
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