Now when the ice was broken, we did the first workshop.
We were thinking, where and how to start and when we came to a decision it was going to be a food photography workshop, we got down to work. Finding an appropriate room that is spacious and bright was a bit of a challenge, but after we sorted that out, the things got easier :).
We called some of our familiar foodists and asked them if they would be interested to participate in a food photography workshop. Although the date was set during the holiday weekend, we were happy with the number of attendees, and it was easier for us as we knew them. Then we needed to make an agreement with the lecturer – a photograph Davorin Marjanović, who we went through the procedure of the workshop with.
Few days before The Day, Karmela and me have bought everything what we might need on the day of the shooting (paper trays, plates, boards) and the day before the workshop we went to the market Dolac and got enough veggies, fruit, prosciutto and cheese. Karmela prepared the sweets for the shoot, well that didn’t go so smoothly but in the end it turned out great.
And That Very Saturday finally came. I put loads of stuff in the trunk and made it to the destination. Karmela arrived as well and our loyal assistant Tatjana. After we had unpacked, our first attendees arrived. As we knew each other before, the atmosphere was relaxed and after introduction and short lecture by photographer it was the right time to get down to work. The scenes for photographing were set, we were mingling around the table, elbowing a bit, each one of us with the camera and post, hoping for good shoots of the food, and listening carefully to the lecturer. Just a few unveiled secrets were enough to make attendees even more curious and to make them try harder to set up the camera, stand and every scene. To begin with, we photographed a bowl with fruits, then a veggie bowl, Dalmatian plate and in the end, cake of Island Brač. Is it necessary to point out that everything from plates was gobbled by the end of the workshop?! 😉
Cameras clicking, interested and satisfied faces of our attendees after the first completed workshop were enough proof that we did our job well (of course there is always space for improvement) so although tired and happy we are starting something new that will hopefully attract all present and future foodists.
If you are still not sure whether this workshop would help you to create better food photos, read through some reviews of our attendees.
“The workshop was a wonderful intro for learning about such a beautiful but delicate topic like food photography. I believe that the day I spent with wonderful teachers will be continued. I thank you and it was my pleasure!”
“The workshop was useful and very enjoyable and I hope there are many interesting and attractive ones to come. We have learned a lot and as far as I could notice all the attendees were surprised by some of secret tips of photography. I’m starting to implement them from today!”
“After almost fifty years working in different fields of photography I was invited to the “ Workshop of food shooting” conducted by Davorin Marjanović. As I enjoy photographing food as well, it was really a new beginning, with some profound challenges. Besides bunch of new tips and tricks of how to take food photos, I realized that besides looking for the object of shooting, when talking about food, a good photography requires – creating an object of shooting.”