Joy the Baker, Shutterbean & A Food Photography Workshop
What do you get when you add a beautiful Saturday afternoon,
Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean,
a bunch of awesome & beautiful ladies,
some delicious catered food,
and some awesome tips and techniques on food styling?
You get an unforgettable Saturday.
Yep – that was me last weekend at Tea House Art Sudio. Chumming it up and being the occasional stalker fan (on the inside) with Joy and Tracy. You may know Joy as the Baker with a fabulous website and an awesome cookbook. You may know Tracy as the one and only Shutterbean with an unbelievable food and photography website. You may know them both from the Joy the Baker podcast on Home Fries. However you know them, you should know them.
Not only are these ladies super talented, they are super down to earth. I learned quite a bit that day – from how to add in depth layers, to how to style my food photos, to how to work my camera (thanks Michael!) using the ISO and Aperture.
Joy and Tracy taught us some tricks of the trade and then showed us how they did their handiwork.
After they enlightened us for a few hours and explained the art of food styling, they let us have a go at it using what we had learned. Here are a few shots I took using my new found knowledge.
We got some pumpkin bourbon milkshakes, some granola, and some swag bags to take home. But, being the fan that I am, I couldn’t leave without dorking out and getting a photo…
And you bet I got my cookbook signed (thanks Joy!)…
Then I rushed to the Crate and Barrel Outlet to stockpile new props.
It was a wonderful day and I met some wonderful women, some were bloggers and some not. But we all had something in common – a passion for food and expressing it through photography. I look forward to more workshops and expanding my knowledge. If you have a chance to attend a workshop in your area, I highly recommend you take advantage.
Thanks again to Tea House Studio in Berkeley for hosting, Tracy and Joy for instructing, Michael Friedman for teaching us the technical side of our cameras, and to the other women who attended happily along with me!