5 day retreat in coorg India with box of spice
31st March – 4 April 2017
Coorg, India. We are staying in a 7-star resort, in villas, a private pool, its own courtyard, free WiFi, room service etc. Accommodation is included, and you will be sharing the villa with one other person. The rooms are very luxurious. Some meals are cooked by us, others are provided on site and consist of the finest and freshest food this bountiful area has to offer. Included in the price are: 4 nights, all the meals + snacks + beverages + direct transport from and to the airport.
A 5-day food photography workshop, where both Rakhee and aimee will share their knowledge on technical skills, styling, social media, creative writing, and Adobe Lightroom. There will be classes we teach together, others will be taught separately and of course, there will also be an opportunity to talk 1-on-1 with us about your goals and ambitions concerning food photograpy, styling, blogging, video (+ editing) etc. Aside from the learning, we will also harvest, cook, gather, enjoy each other’s company and have an amazing time in this beautiful country.
Classes + activities:
Theory of photography – We will talk about the basic camera settings. By the end of the workshop you will know everything about ISO, aperture, shutter speed, composition, lenses, full frame vs. cropped frame, white balance and much more. On top of that, you will know how to use this knowledge to your advantage and become your camera’s best friend.
Styling practical – For this class we learn by doing. Rakhee and aimee will show you how we go about styling and creating a food story. aimee will focus on how to use natural light to end up with bright food photos, whereas Rakhee will demonstrate how to create the opposite, a dark and moody setting which beautifully contrasts the bright colours of food. We will also show you how to purposely use props, and what negative space does with your photography.
In the kitchen – Together with a guest blogger we will bake or cook something special, which we will decorate, style and photograph.
Out & about – We plan to visit the nearby coffee plantation, where there can also be found many spices, so common to this region, such as cardamom, vanilla, and pepper. There will also be an outing during which we visit local vendors in the village.
How to use Adobe Lightroom – A sit down session where we talk about editing your photos and how to create a personal preset to give your images that consistent look and feel.
Talk about social media – In this session we talk about growing a community on Instagram and Pinterest, talk about developing a style, the use of hashtags, dealing with the algorithms, how to go about sponsored posts, collaborations, balancing creativity & business,
Welcome dinner – After a long trip, you will be offered a lovely dinner. Long tables, a home-cooked meal by Rakhee and Ingrid, candle light, local wine and good company!
Capacity: there are only 8 tickets available for this workshop .
4 nights shared accommodation in a villa
A shared room on a beautiful and luxurious resort for the retreat period
Transport to and from the resort
All classes and demonstrations
Snacks and drinks
All meals, some cooked by us, others by the chefs at the resort
A coffee & cardamom tasting
A welcome dinner
A picnic lunch
Coffee & tea
A wonderful goodie bag
Single bed in shared room in villa $2000 (4 spots)
Queen bed in shared room in villa $2150 (4 spots)
This includes a 4-nights shared-room accommodation in Coorg. A 50% deposit will be required on booking to hold your place, the balance will be invoiced one month before the workshop.
Secure your spot today by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deposit is non-refundable unless you can find another person to fill your spot.
3-Day London Food Photography and Styling Workshop
Registration is now open for a fun filled 3-day food photography and styling workshop in London. The workshops will take place over 3 days and students can attend just 1 or 2 or all 3 of the workshop days! The dates are March 24th – March 27th, 2017 and the workshop will be hosted Kimberly from the little plantation and my self
Each day will cover different topics from learning about camera settings, working with natural light, food photography composition, visual story telling, editing in photoshop and creating dark and moody food photography shots. For lunch we will explore 3 different local restaurant that all focus on vegetarian cuisine with vegan and gluten free options available too. Goody bags will also be provided.
Classes will be kept to a maximum of 4 students to allow for individual attention and lots of hands on practice. Please contact me at email@example.com or kimberly at kimberly(at)thelittleplantation.co.uk to get further information, the full timetable or to book your spot. But be quick to avoid disappointment ;).
there are only two spaces left