On Saturday I attended the Food Photography for Bloggers workshop run by William and Susan Brinson (House of Brinson). I knew their space was going to be awesome from the photos on Design Sponge, so I was extra excited about seeing it with my own eyes. It was quite a space! It pretty much made me want to toss out all our furniture and hunt down unique antiques. :P
I wanted to learn how to take moodier and darker food photos. A lot of it is in the right props, so I will need to find myself some dark linens like the awesome burlap cloths I used below. Seeing how simple black and white foamboards and even small black cards placed strategically affected the overall mood was very interesting. Of course I had read about such techniques in books but it made a huge difference to actually see it in person and to try it myself.
Man they make it look so easy! I'm still most comfortable with candid restaurant food photography but this kind of careful styling and the real good stuff is something I want to improve on, especially as I hopefully start cooking more... erm, yeah, about that...
Some shots I took at the 'shop. Yes, we got to sample the foods. :D
Thanks to the Brinsons for a great experience!