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I Ate the Props: The Art of Food and Drink Photography

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

Food and Drink Photography - Nancy Ori Photography Workshops

Have you ever seen a mouth-watering photograph on a food blog or in a magazine and thought “I wish I could eat that?” – now you can!  Join us for a fun twist to ‘happy hour’, as you explore the art of food styling photography using artistic and delicious appetizers and cocktails as your subject matter. In addition to having a good time, there is a great deal to learn about photography through the practice of lighting, styling, composing, and shooting food, as well as the bonus of getting to eat and drink the props at the end of class!

BYO wine and camera – even cell phone cameras can create quality images today.  Experiment with shooting several different types of set-ups with food plates and glassware using the proper lighting techniques that we will be demonstrating.  Then take the skills you learned at this workshop to capture images of your own culinary creations, perfect for sharing on social media!

This lecture, demo and hands-on workshop will help you gain confidence as you learn the secrets of lighting and shooting that can be applied to any type of photography.  There will be an opportunity to hear about and then try out the equipment necessary along with great tips on the creative use of aperture and shutter speeds and how they affect the final image. How to set up a successful composition, different types of lighting techniques, and white balance.  Most importantly, a demonstration on how lighting affects the mood and communication of your photographs will be provided.  Lecture and demo will take place in a controlled studio environment with an opportunity for students to try out instructor-supplied lighting equipment, props and techniques so you can put your new skills into practice. Our Chef and bartender will be preparing items specifically for us to play with and then enjoy!

This workshop is for any level photographer who already knows how to operate their camera and is willing to explore new avenues of expression and approaches to their photography.  This is not a beginning camera workshop. The goal is always to give you the ability and confidence to see differently on future shoots.

Reservations: email at nancyori@comcast.net or call 908-790-8820

Fee: $150  Checks should be made out to New Jersey Media Center LLC. Includes a copy of Nancy’s book.

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Payments, Cancellation Policy and Refunds: Please make tuition payments as instructed in your workshop itinerary and/or flyer. Payment is due in full at time of registration.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop because of inadequate enrollment that makes the workshop economically infeasible to operate or because of good-faith concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If that is the case, the cancellation announcement will be sent to all registrants as soon as possible and all payments for the workshop will be refunded. We will not be responsible for any refund for anything else.

Every reasonable effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but alterations may still occur after final itineraries are sent. Participants should allow for flexibility due to changes in weather, local events, or other logistical arrangements deemed necessary.

If you need to cancel: All cancellation notices must be received from you in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark. Cancellation Policy works as follows: A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations on or before 14 days prior to your workshop. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that or for any unused portions of the workshop.

Included in the workshop fee: Please see your itinerary and/or flyer for what is included  in the workshop. The right is reserved to substitute meeting locations of similar category for those indicated, to make changes in the itinerary or transport where deemed necessary, or to substitute trip leader or instructor (s) for the leader or instructor (s) that was originally specified, in which cases the substitution or change is not a basis for participant cancellation or refund other than provided by our normal cancellation policy.

Photography: We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any workshop or part thereof and to use the resulting photography, videos, or recordings for promotional or educational purposes.

Other: Other Terms and Conditions may apply to some workshops and will be provided with pre-trip mailings. By registering for a “NJMC” Workshop, the participant agrees to the Responsibility statement and the Terms and Conditions herein.

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The Art of Food and Drink Photography Workshop

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March 31, 2019
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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NJ Media Center
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 United States
(908) 790-8820


Nancy Ori
(908) 790-8820