food photography workshop in coorg india

At the end of march rakhee from box of spice and I are hosting a workshop in coorg India. we have been advertising it on Instagram but there as are two spaces left so i thought I would do a blog post and mention it on here. coorg in south west India is almost untouched my commercial tourism so it is really beautiful and unspoilt. I went to kerala in south india before Christmas and fell in love with the country so I jumped at the chance to be part of this workshop. I hadn’t heard of this part of India before so I was intrigued, I went straight on google and looked at photos and was blown away by how green and lush it is here, that’s probably why a lot of spices are ground here. its also the perfect location for growing coffee and we will visit a coffee plantation and taste coffee while we are there. shivesh from bake with shivesh will also be joining us for a demo.

(photos from 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. Both bloggers will demonstrate how to create moody settings which beautifully contrasts the bright colors of food. We will also show you how you could light pictures. All dependant on the style you choose. 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

Not included
Room service

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

The deposit is non-refundable unless you can find another person to fill your spot.


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