Creating your own voice, Paris workshop
Learn how to master your own food photography during a 2 day hands-on workshop, taught by food photographers and food writers @sliceofpai, @thepineapplechef and @evainthekitchen. With a special cake demo by Linda Lomelino.
You can reserve your spot by shooting me a message.
Our 2-days hands-on workshop will take place on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11.
In Paris! Our location is a beautiful Haussmannian apartment in le Marais (and yes, those pretty pictures are of our workshop location!). Paris is absolutely gorgeous in spring and markets are bustling with fresh produce from the French countryside.
What will you learn?
We’ll cover food photography, food styling and how to create gif’s, stop motions and cinemagraphs. You’ll learn how to cook for the camera, so that your food looks its absolute best, and how to create different moods to find the perfect style that fits your voice. We’ll also cover how to work with natural light and how to use the right props to help visually strengthen your story. In addition to that, we’ll show you how to set up a shoot in your own home, and how you can transform your living room into a temporary studio with just a few simple tricks. You don’t need crazy equipment to make a beautifully styled image, you’ll see!
After we’ve taught you how to set up different moods and you’ve taken plenty of pics to practice, we’ll guide you through the editing process in Lightroom. After the weekend, you’ll have a portfolio of new pictures to use and the knowledge how to set up your own shoots to create the mood and image (or moving image) you want.
09:00 AM – Welcome and introduction at the apartment / Coffee, tea & pastries
10:00 AM to 12:00 AM – Photography masterclass by Joann Pai (photography basics including camera gear, manual shooting and the magic triangle of aperture, ISO and shutter speed to get the correct exposure). How to create a dark or light mood in an improvised studio in your own home
12:30 PM to 14:00 PM – Lunch @the apartment (also another excellent moment to practice your ‘real life’ food photography skills)
14:00 PM to 16:00 PM – Cake demo by Linda Lomelino
16:00 PM to 17:00 PM – Tea time (eating those cakes!) while going through Post-production with Lightroom class by Joann Pai, Elise Dumas and Eva Lambooij
17:00 PM to 19:00 PM – Optional apéro in the Marais
09:00 AM – Welcome, coffee, tea & pastries
09:15 AM to 10:30 AM – Visit of the local market
11:00 PM to 13:00 PM – Lunch preparation / How to shoot the cooking process & recipes
13:00 PM to 14:30 PM – Lunch @the apartment
14:30 PM to 16:00 PM – How to make cinemagraphs and stop motions, by Eva Lambooij
16:00 PM to 17:00 PM – Round-up and Q&A
17:00 PM – Time to say goodbye
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone with an interest in food photography. Whether you’re a blogger, food writer, restaurant owner or photographer searching to expand your knowledge. A DSLR camera is recommended, but you can also participate with a point and shoot camera (or even an iPhone).
Elise Dumas is a French native but has lived abroad for many years (Africa, Holland, United States) before settling down in Paris. She has worked for 15 years for luxury houses as a visual merchandising expert and is also the recipe author, chef, food stylist and photographer of her blog The Pineapple Chef. Her work is often published in French food magazines and she collaborates with restaurants in Paris for culinary shoots. She has organized food and lifestyle retreats with well-known food photographers and social media major players.
Joann Pai is a food & travel photographer in Paris, originally from Vancouver, Canada. She has journeyed all over the world working on lifestyle brand shoots and editorial assignments. Her work has been featured in esteemed publications such as Vogue, Saveur magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and EnRoute magazine.
Eva Lambooij lives in two great European cities: Utrecht and Paris. She has more than 10 years of experience in PR, a foodblog and travels the world to take the food and life style photos that have become her personal trademark. Eva is one of the food photographers for Stockfood agency and has published her recipes and pictures in several magazines.
evainthekitchen.com and evalambooij.com
During the workshop we’ll use high quality products and props from our fantastic partners: handmade ceramics by Parisian artists Malo Atelier, Arielle de Gasquet and Judith Lasry, the best wines from Château de Malle and Château de Pessan, beautiful flowers from Pedro Domingues and the world famous pastries from Pierre Hermé.
Other practical information
We’ll teach in English and French, but we also speak Mandarin, Spanish and Dutch.
Because we want this workshop to be very practical and have enough time to guide and help each of you individually, we only take a limited number of participants.
Price and reservation
The costs for the two day workshop are 750 euro, and you can reserve your spot by shooting us a message.