12 – 16 September, 2018
LOCATION – Hampi, Karnataka, India.
The retreat is located in a magnificent landscape and the resort where we will stay, reflecting the fort like entrances, stone-paved boulevards, arched hallways and regal chambers mirroring the famed palaces of a bygone but glorious era. Your stay will be in luxurious rooms that are a perfect blend of traditional architectural charm juxtaposed with modern facilities.
Travel back in time to the glorious days of the 14th century Vijayanagara Empire, in the fantasy land of boulders and ruins. Let the monuments at Hampi tell you the story of what was once described as “the best provided city in the world”. With stunning rugged forests and boulders forming its backdrop is where we will take pictures not just of the stunning food on offer but also its people and landscape.
In this perfect setting learn not only the tips and tricks in Food Photography and Styling but also walk where once Kings and Queens did. Learn about the amazing history of one of the richest and most successful empires in the history of the world.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
This workshop is for anyone who has been thinking of delving into photography seriously or even as a hobby. It is for any level of photographer. For the beginner who has never picked up a camera, we will be going through camera settings and photography basics. For the intermediate and advanced photographer, you will be in a stunning location, in a setting perfect for photography, honing your skills. This retreat is perfect for those interested in food photography (but not limited to) and who want to meet like-minded creatives from around the world.
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 an opportunity to talk 1-on-1 with us about your goals and ambitions concerning food photograpy, styling, blogging (+ editing) etc. Aside from the learning, we will also gather, laugh, 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, how to approach lighting 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 lighten pictures, if that is the direction you’d like to take. 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.
Heritage walk – Hampi’s ruins are spread over 16 square miles and has been described by UNESCO as an “austere, grandiose site” of more than 1,600 surviving remains of the last great Hindu kingdom in South India that includes “forts, royal and sacred complexes, temples, shrines, pillared halls, mandapas, memorial structures and water structures. We will have the chance to not only visit these ruins but also have the opportunity to shoot them.
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.
The business of 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,
Feasting – You will be treated to exotic food that was prepared for royals hundreds of years ago! You will be indulged and pampered to the best vegetarian or non-vegetarian food that this region has to offer by some of the best chefs in India.
- Workshop will cover: basic camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and their effects on the image. Lenses and their focal lengths, manipulation of natural lighting, food styling and plating, and post production in Adobe Lightroom.
A DLSR, or smart phone camera is required. (no point and shoot)
- All accommodation, meals, drinks (excluding mineral alcohol), walks are included in the workshop cost.
- Price listed is per person.
- Space limited to 8 attendees.
- Wednesday September 12th: Check in and welcome dinner cooked by Rakhee and Aimee at 7:30 pm.
- Tuesday September 13th: Photography lessons, hands on shooting & styling, visit the UNESCO Heritage Site.
- Wednesday September 14th: Styling lessons, hands on shooting & styling, social media, how to pitch to brands and creative writing.
- Thursday September 15th : Adobe Lightroom demonstration, tips and tricks, human element photography.
Visit more ruins.
- Friday September 16th: Farewell breakfast at 9 am, guests depart by noon.
Single bed (shared room) $1950
Queen bed (shared room) $2250
4 nights shared accommodation
A shared room on a beautiful and luxurious resort for the retreat period
All classes and demonstrations
All meals and drinks (alcohol not included)
Visit to the historic site
A wonderful goodie bag
Transport to and from to the location
There are several ways to get to Hampi. I am listing them below:
- Fly to Bangalore International Airport (BLR) and drive to Hampi. Its a 6 hour drive through a beautiful countryside.
A rare opportunity to see India and its villages.
- Fly into Hyderabad Airport (HYD) and then take a local flight to Jindal Vidyanagar (VDY). This will bring you just 37 kms away from Hampi. Airport transfer from Jindal Vidyanagar are included.
- If you are a seasoned traveler and would like to explore the option of traveling by bus or train from the nearest airport, I can help you plan this.
EXTENDED STAY IN INDIA
Please let me know if you would like to stay in India little longer or come some days before the workshop begins. I can advise you on neighbouring cities and places to visit. If you would like to travel extensively in India, I can help you plan this.
A 50% deposit will be required on booking to hold your place, the balance will be payable latest by August 1, 2018.
(If you would like to pay in three instalments please mention this in the email)
Secure your spot today by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the deposit is paid, you will be required to pay the remainder which will be due no later than August 1, 2018.
No refunds will be available unless you find someone to take your spot.
* in order to provide optimal experience, the program may be subject to small or minor changes dependant on local partners.
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I am teaming up with silvia bifaro from salvia and limone and Isabella from twome to bring you a two day workshop that combines two great skills together, natural fabric dying and food photography. we will dye some fabric that can be used in your food photography shots.
where = Clapham studios london
when = 21st 22nd april 2018
what you will learn
day one = we will learn and have a hands on fabric dying workshop from Isabella from twome, she will share how to dye your own fabric using natural materials and each attendee will dye fabric for themselves. Silvia and I will talk through camera settings and how to shoot in manual and we will photograph the process of the fabric dying and teach how to capture motion, then we will style and shoot together using some fabric so show how it adds great textures in your food photography.
day two = on day two we will learn how to style and photograph a table scene and flat lays to do this we will shoot a recipe story from start to finish, we will show you how to create a story with a set of photos this is great for bloggers wanting to show the processes of a recipe.
who Is this for?– beginners or experienced photographers wanting to learn more about styling, bloggers wanting to learn how to shoot a recipe story, crafters wanting to learn how to dye fabric at home using natural materials like avocado stones and pomegranate skin. any one looking to learn a new skill
how much is it? we are going to set the price so you can attend day one or both which will be
day one £299
Both days £549
these is 10% off for early bird booking if you book by January 15th.
email email@example.com for all booking info and schedule
lunch, snacks and tea, coffee and soft drinks will be included on both days. The fabric is also included.
August 24th -28th (spaces limited) there is also an option to come for the day
Set over 4 nights this intimate workshop takes place on the coast of Scotland in Prestwick, this is an ideal location for a trip to the isle of Arran where we will go on day three.
On the first two days we will have hands on food photography and styling workshop where i will share all i know about food photography and styling. then we will take the ferry over to arran for the day and enjoy the beautiful island and take some outdoor shots.
FRIDAY 24th aug
Arrive: Anytime after 4pm (tea & coffee available)
Assemble in lounge for 6.30pm
Dinner at 7pm
3 course dinner with soft drinks/wine, coffee/tea after in lounge
Breakfast – 8 to 9am
Workshop start at 10am approx.
Mid morning coffee & treats – 11.30am
Lunch – 1.30pm , 2 courses with soft drinks/wine
Workshop resume at 2pm
MidAfternoon Tea break – 3.30/4pm
Assemble in lounge 6.30pm
Dinner at 7pm, 3 Course with soft drinks/wine, tea/coffee after in lounge
Breakfast – 7.00 to 8.00am
Train Station for 8.34am train from Prestwick Town to Ardrossan Harbour – arrive 9.20am
Ferry to Arran 9.45am, arrive Arran 10.40am
Day in Arran
Last ferry back is 7.20pm, arrive on Main land 8.15pm
Train from Ardrossan Harbour to Prestwick Town – 8.30pm. Arrive Prestwick 9.15pm
Tea & Coffee available.
breakfast then leave before lunch time
the workshop will include
- two full days of learning, we will talk about camera settings, natural light, styling and editing. we will style and photograph together and create a visual story.
- day trip to arran with lunch and dinner and train/ferry
- 4 nights accommodation
- all meals in a Scottish theme cooked for us.
The photography workshops we will learn
- How to shoot in manual mode,
- How to use natural light and the best angles
- How to style a scene, prop placement, colour pallets
- How to capture movement and hands on photograhy
- How to tell a story with your photos
- How to find your personal style
- Editing with Photoshop light room
- Social media talks and blogging advice
there are 5 rooms available, I am going to sell them as single occupancy but if you want to come to the workshop with a friend and share i can reduce the cost.
£1600 pp for four nights
- all meals and drinks
- day trip to arran
does not include travel to or from the workshop
If you don’t want to stay in the house and just want to come on the day you can attend the photography workshops on the Saturday or Sunday or both, they will be priced at £350 a day including lunch
we will be staying in Prestwick which is easily assessable from Glasgow.
to Book email firstname.lastname@example.org
one to one workshops
I am really pleased to announce that I am now holding one to one workshops at my home studio in Torquay in Devon. these workshops can be tailor made to what you want to learn and we can discus and plan it in advance. Also I am flexible with the dates and can work around your schedule.
the workshop can be a day workshop or held over several days to suit your needs. we will cook and photograph a story discus styling and backdrops and post editing and anything else you want to learn.
email me at email@example.com to discus pricing and dates
I can also come to you and do the workshop at your home, this can be great if you are unsure how to work with the natural light you get your home, this price will include my transport.
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A 3 day food photography and styling retreat held in Daylesford, VIC.
Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios
Host: Anisa Sabet
The retreat is located in an absolutely breathtaking house, in the quaint town of Daylesford. Daylesford is located approx. 75 minutes from Melbourne, VIC.
Who Can Attend
This workshop is for beginner – intermediate photographers. If you’ve never picked up a camera, we will be going through camera settings and photography basics. This retreat is perfect for those interested in food photography and who want to meet like-minded creatives.
11 – 13 May 2018.
Accommodation included is for 11 and 12 May 2018, is on site, and is single beds in shared rooms (one ensuite per 2 people).
Join us for an intimate food photography and styling retreat, being held in a beautifully curated house in quaint Daylesford of Victoria. We will cook, we will feast, we will laugh and learn. Workshop sessions will be taught by Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios who has mastered the beautiful art of story telling and moody photography.
Retreat highlights include
Photography basics | We will go through basic camera settings, how to approach lighting, colours, compositions, angles and lenses.
Styling process | we will create a food story and learn how to style shots so they look great
Moody photography | We will learn how to create this dark and moody type of photography.
Lightroom demonstration & preset building | We will sit down and show you our editing process show you how to make presets
Business and Marketing | We will talk about the business side of blogging which is as important as the creative side. We will discuss blogging, sponsorship, marketing, social media and how to develop a consistent brand.
Autumn cocktail class | In a special masterclass, you will learn about autumn cocktails, which alcohols work best and which fruits and flavours to pair with them.
Feasting | The best part of the retreat – the feasting! You will be treated to a beautiful meals throughout the weekend by our famed caterers Alfie’s Kitchen. We will share meals, sample local wine and share stories.
Friday 11 May
Welcome lunch and housekeeping
Session 1 – Photography basics (theory)
Autumn cocktail class
Long table dinner
Saturday 12 May
Session 2 – Styling basics (theory)
Session 3 – Collective styling (practical)
Session 4 – Small group styling
Session 5 – Editing and preset building
Sunday 13 May
Session 6 – Business, marketing and social media and Q&A
Farewell morning tea / lunch
**Note this programme is subject to change**
There are only 16 tickets for this workshop available. Be sure to get in quick to avoid missing out on this once in a lifetime retreat.
Two nights shared accommodation on site
Beautiful Daylesford house for the retreat period
All lessons and discussions
Welcome snacks and drinks
Two morning teas
Two afternoon teas
Carefully curated set of gifts
Transport to and from Daylesford
The workshop commences 12pm Friday 11 May and finishes 12pm Sunday 13 May. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The all-inclusive cost for the retreat is AUD$1,850 (only $500 despot required to secure your spot). This includes 2-nights shared-room accommodation in Daylesford for 11 May and 12 May 2018 | IMPORTANT: due to the logistics involved in planning these events no refunds are available unless you find a person to replace you on the retreat. If you pay the deposit, please note you are still required to pay the remainder (due Feb 1 2018) until a replacement is found. Thank you for your understanding.
* If you have any dietary requirements, please let me know upon booking and our caterers will ensure to accomodate you.
Here is some feedback from some of my previous workshops
“Thank you so much for the workshop i learnt so much and i cant wait to go home and use my new skills”
”I cannot tell you how much I loved your workshop and wish I could do it all again!!! I felt there was just the right amount of people for me to get the most out of it and I learnt so much. Thank you so much.”
“I would highly recommend one of the group workshops i felt like i learnt so much”
This was, by a mile the most inspiring, productive and information packed workshop ever”
“i never thought i would be able to create the type of images aimee does but by the end of the say i was shooting images that blew my mind”
“finally i understand how to use and get the most out of my camera”