Working with meat always made me nervous because it is not easy to get the appealing image from your meat everytime. There are certain techniques to be applied by the food stylist and photographer to get the best results. At this meat 'styling & photography techniques' workshop, I have met two very talented and experienced ladies, Heidi Robb and Clarissa Westmeyer, who are very good at their proffessions. They showed us how to work through multiple stages of meat styling, lighting and photography from raw to cooked, and how to best preserve its integrity for time spent on set. It is so rewarding to see the harmony between them while they were working on set. First and foremost I really appreciate generousity of sharing their knowledge and experience with us.
Clarissa is adjusting her camera settings while Heidi is preparing the meat.
Heidi is styling the meat plate with fresh and beautiful garnishes from the china market.
This is the final image from my lens. For the other posts about Food Photo Festival 2015, you can check on these links
'Danish Food Still Life’ with Carmen Trosser is one of the most inspirational food styling workshops I have attended at the food photo festival in Denmark. It was really fun to make simple, beautiful "messes" with locally sourced artisan breads, cheeses, jams, fish, and other local foods. And I am so happy to have an opportunity to place a piece of Denmark in my portfolio. It was also a pleasure to meet such a kind and talented photographer in person, I am totally fell in love with her portfolio. If you love food photography I recommend you to check her website
It was a fine day in september, Rana and I got together for a photography project at my studio. She runs her catering business, The Bake Shop. A graduate from Le Cordon Bleu, Rana is a young and enthusiastic cook who prepared us amazing delicious deserts that day. Below you can see the ginger shortbread cookies preparation. I feel very grateful to have such a polite, easy going and lovely person around me.
You can visit her website to meet her or check her instagram for daily inspiration.