Thank you for such a splendid day. It was so informative, Derek was so professional and is clearly at the top of his game

kay fackrell – canon cps member attending canon food photography masterclass

Food Photography Workshops

I’ll take the complications out of food photography so you can focus on what really matters, whether you are a food blogger, an aspiring food photographer, or just love photographing delicious creations.

As Canon UK and Ireland’s preferred trainer in food photography, I offer one on one food photography day workshops. This workshop is about teaching how a commercial client shoot works, utilizing studio flash, developing your own style, creating mood, flavour and tone. Our hands on approach allows you to experiment with food and props learning how a simple set up can change the way you photograph food.

I have a diverse background that includes shooting images and campaigns for both international clients here in New Zealand or UK. I am also an Executive Chef, so my skills cover everything from food styling to recipe development – all with the goal on capturing perfect shots!

Let me show you how to take your photography from good, to great!

Creative shortcuts, lighting techniques and styling cues that will give your photographs the edge.

My experience with photography spans all genres – from fashion and beauty to documentary still life, portrait product or travel. I’ve taught at the South Seas Film & TV School in Auckland.

During the days workshop we will cover –

  • Introduction to commercial food photography

  • Camera settings and lenses

  • Composition

  • Understanding light and colour

  • Studio flash lighting and modifiers

  • Studio equipment required on a professional shoot

  • Shooting tethered in Capture One

  • Food Styling

  • Prop Styling

  • Post Production

Canon CPS Training Session

The Details

Workshops are run in a fully equipped commercial food studio in Grafton if I’m not on a location shoot. We shoot with professional-level Elinchrom Pro HD lighting, Canon’s highest-resolution studio camera along with all manner of grip and studio accessories. We are able to create high-quality food photography. Using professional equipment and lighting makes for top-notch images that will impress even the most demanding palate!

Food (& drinks if applicable) is in additional to pricing.

$1250 plus GST (Exc food cost)

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