“My biggest struggle is composition.”
I see all these beautiful pictures and I want to do the same. But out of 5 pictures I take, there’s one I liked, another that’s ok and the rest is trash.
I really like the organized-yet-messy-type of photos. But it’s difficult to make everything look natural. I am trying hard to make it look good but it ends up looking completely staged. It just doesn’t convey the mood of sitting together at the table and sharing apples that someone just cut in the kitchen. My biggest mistake is to make everything look placed.
A food stylist was going to be there
It would not just be food photographers. That’s why I didn’t doubt at all when I saw the workshop. I thought it was awesome that there were people who actually worked in this industry.
Because you usually don’t get a chance to ask specific questions. I could ask my teachers at school but it’s not the same. They are not specialized in food photography.
I already know the technical aspects
I am in touch with a lot of photographers. I know how to use light, reflectors and gobos. But the food styling stays a mystery to me.
I got guidance with that as well as composition. And how to use props. All with natural light. I learned about the workflow and how to build a set. Starting with something simple and then adding on top of it. That when you go to far, you already have something.
It’s one thing to listen, but actually doing it is different
There is tons of workshops on the internet and I can go on youtube. That’s why I liked the information part of the workshop as well as its hands-on aspect. They were very well done.
The team is excellent. Ariel, Valeria and Michelle offered lots of support and were spot-on. Being surrounded by people who know what they talk about, guide you, help you, give you suggestions and tips, makes a big difference.
That’s why I recommend this workshop.
Stephanie Meyer Amaro, Photographer