James Robertson - Storytelling Through the Art of Food Photography
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About the Event
Food brings families together, and brings back memories from days gone by, and we all eat first with our eyes. Food photography brings the story of the dish to the viewer, and puts them at the dinner table, and it is our role as the photographer to transport them there.
We will discuss the elements of bringing dishes to life, from equipment to lighting styles, and composition to color design.
There will be a live shoot done to go through the steps from conception to completion, and afterwards, a food playground for your turn to do your own food shoot as well.
Make sure to bring your camera, tripod and a favorite lens.
About the Teacher:
I am James Robertson, a food photographer from Norman, OK by way of San Diego, CA. A long time sports photographer, my wife's passion and artistry in the kitchen needed to be captured, and after all my time with a camera in hand, naturally my first photos I took of her food... were awful! But still, I was hooked. After years of running all over a field, crawling on top of dugouts, and hanging off light poles hoping to capture a once in a lifetime moment and praying for decent light, I suddenly found myself composing tapestries of light, shadow and food.
As with any craft, food photography takes practice, being willing to make mistakes, practice, and more practice. My hope is that I can help guide you past some of my earliest growing pains, to help you compose delectable tapestries of your own.