We had a deal. We are off to Rijeka. For many reasons. One of them was to make a food photography workshop, taste some delicacies of coastal area Kvarner and to hang out with some familiar faces.
Preparations were made, the photo shooting backgrounds defined, and the instructions how to get to the venue printed out. And we took off. At Lučko, Davor joined us and now the team was complete. As usual, somewhere on the way we got lost but it wasn’t so much our fault, rather I would say due to misleading street signs. The sign for Rujevica is placed on the top of the tunnel so it takes more orientation skills to hit the right road as the sign doesn’t show up later on. Navigation in cell phone did help, so we arrived safely to our destination.
The scent of corn porridge, fried potatoes and squid stew welcomed us upon arrival, as they were prepared for shooting. Sandra G., Lidia M. and Sandra Ž. were ready to learn something new. We started with a short theoretical introduction. And then the most fun part followed– the practice. Phenomenal wooden surface and delicacies from Sandra’s garden created a pure perfection. Little bit of fruit and veggies, cheese, corn porridge, shells and shrimps, some delicious bits on the side and good instructions how to photo shoot, resulted in loads of fine photographies. Neither long standing, nor cooking and repeating the shoots did affect our enthusiasm.
We had three and a half hours of fun, enjoying creative activities with food. Setting up the lights, that didn’t go well every time, setting up the cadre, and other aids. After well accomplished job we had to taste all those delicacies. And yes, we were hungry as we stuck to the old rule – first work than play.
Besides nice food these are some of the impressions by the girls:
“Workshop was interesting, educational and very useful, little wonders make a difference. I will try my best to implement what I have learned in the future when I’m photographing food.”
“I could start with the saying: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” I have been looking for expert advices about food photography for (too) long and this workshop has met all of my expectations. After such a pleasant day spent in workshop it is a wonderful feeling to see the results that can even beat the ones in professional magazines. Thank you!”
“I’m very satisfied because I have learned a lot about my field of interest. Actually now I have realized how little I know, or better to say how much I don’t know about how to make a good photo. But now I hope, with a little practice and patience it will get better. It is interesting how just a little bit of light from the right or wrong side can make such a difference. Now when I have seen all that I hope I have learned it as well.”
We can just join in and say a big thank you as we learned a lot about Kvarner cuisine, and now you can have a look how it looked like at workshop.