On Saturday I’m going to attend my first hands-on food photography workshop. A while back I went to the Maleny Real Food Festival and sat in on Chris Klaas’s food photography presentation. It was so much fun to watch him prepare a dish, plate it, style it and photograph it.
I wanted to know more so before I left the festival I introduced myself and said I’d love to keep in contact and would jump at the chance to attend a workshop with him.
Over the weeks since then we’ve become good friends. His first workshop is this coming Saturday and there are already 11 signed up – nearly a full group. My friend Ranee of Rani’s Cuisine will be there as well as Lizzie Moult from Strayed from the Table. I’m looking forward to catching up with them and meeting the other food loving photographers.
The workshop will consist of learning about our cameras, presentation, basic food styling, lighting and post production. It’s a massive amount to cover in four hours but I’m up to the task! I will continue to take a better photo today than I did yesterday and hopefully if the gods smile down upon me, you’ll look forward to visiting me more and more.
Who’s Chris Klaas? He’s a photographer based on the Sunshine Coast where I live and he’s been photographing professionally since 1994. He’s also a professionally trained chef so he’s got all the bases covered. In his early career he worked in Sydney with some of the best advertising and fashion photographers in Sydney. He enjoys teaching and I hope I learn a lot on Saturday.
His photos tell a story and that’s what I want to learn most. If you’re on the Sunshine Coast or nearby and want to come with me, contact Chris through his website or on Facebook. There will be a fancy catered lunch and before we get to eat it we’re going to style and photograph it. Let’s hope it’s cold because I might take a long time. Chris is bringing ALL his food props for us to choose from.