Classes are suitable from absolutely anyone, from beginner to confident cook. We hold the classes in pop-up venues in and around Oxford, and each class in 2.5-3 hours long. All ingredients and equipment are provided – just bring yourself, and come along to enjoy cooking and eating together.
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If you are the lucky recipient of one of our vouchers, all you need to do is send us an email at email@example.com. Let us know your voucher number, and which course you would like to attend. We’ll book you straight in.
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FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY WORKSHOP – 22nd September 2019
22/09/2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A whole day dedicated to taking stunning hunger-inducing photographs, led by leading food photographer, William Shaw. Whether your equipment is an iphone or a more sophisticated digital camera, you’ll learn how to work food and compose shots, make the most of natural lighting, and understand what makes an image of a scone or a sizzling tray of oven roast vegetables sing on the screen or page.
Our home for the day is the magnificent Honesty Cookery School near Newbury.
Taking pictures of food that make every viewer desperately hungry to eat the plate clean is
something William seems to do effortlessly. Of course, nothing is that simple, but in this day-long course he will be passing on some of his expertise. Whether you work with a smartphone, or a DSLR camera, William will be showing you how to style, compose and frame your photographs, how to make the most of your camera settings, how to exploit natural light, or to light food indoors, how to tell a story with a single shot.
We will provide: refreshments, including lunch, through the day; ingredients and cooked food for
styling and photographing, endless support and encouragement.
WILLIAM SHAW has worked as a free-lance photographer for over 20 years and is as happy snapping a sheep farmer on the side of a windswept hill as he is working in his own studio. He has worked for a seemingly endless array of clients including the BBC, Olive Magazine, John Lewis, Sainsburys, the Hairy Bikers, the late lamented Antonio Carluccio, Mary Berry and many more. His warm manner and light touch make him a joy to work with, and just about the best person to teach how to extract the best from any food scene.
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS PROGRAMME:
Taking pictures of food that make every viewer desperately hungry to eat the plate clean is something photographer William Shaw seems to do effortlessly. Of course, nothing is that simple, but in this day-long course he will be passing on some of his expertise. Whether you work with a smartphone, or a DSLR camera, William will be showing you how to style, compose and frame your photographs, how to make the most of your camera settings, how to exploit natural light, or to light food indoors, how to tell a story with a single shot.
10 a.m. Arrive, Coffee, Tea and Settle In
10.30 Photography Part 1: WILLIAM SHAW
In this first session of the day, William will be concentrating on working with both natural and indoor lighting, and composition. These are absolutely hands on sessions, and throughout the day we will provide selections of ingredients and cooked dishes of various sorts, some more challenging than others, to practice on with William’s guidance. With a maximum of 10 people taking the course, there will be time for him to offer individual notes and suggestions.
13:30 Photography Part 2: WILLIAM SHAW
This afternoon we get a little more specific. William will be talking and demonstrating how to style and frame cooked dishes. The aim is not only to produce a beautiful piece of art, but also to make the viewer long to reach out, grab the food, take a bite and savour the taste. It’s no small order, but this is your chance to to learn the essentials, and try them out in practice.
16.30 Final Evaluation
17.00 Time to Go Home
BRING WITH YOU:
Your smartphone or camera (improvers)
USB stick, laptop
2 examples of food photography that really appeals to you