SOLD OUT – Local is Lovely Spring food photography, writing and styling workshop with Skye McAlpine and Luisa Brimble, October 5/6 2016
Celebrate Spring through the lens and creative visions of author and blogger Skye McAlpine, photographer Luisa Brimble and food writer and blogger Sophie Hansen. British-born Skye is flying out from her home in Venice (yes – she gets to live there!) specially to co-host this workshop and it’s going to be a wonderful few days.
Our small, intimate group will be privy to Skye’s inspirations, tips, knowledge and experience as one of the world’s most inspiring food writers and stylists, and she will lead sessions on creative writing, styling and how to write and develop beautiful, seasonal recipes. Luisa will cover photography basics, how to capture light and tell stories through sequences of images. Each participant will spend one on one time with both Skye and Luisa to discuss their goals for the workshop and how and why they are shooting food and lifestyle images.
Over two and a half days, we will cook, shoot, style and share simple, seasonal meals together. And all in the lovely setting of Kimbri farm, 2 1/2 hours west of Sydney, just over the Blue Mountains.
What we’ll cover
- Photography basics (manual camera settings, how to approach lighting, compositions, angles and lenses).
- How to develop a recipe and stir emotions and memories through food writing.
- Hands on demonstrations of styling and photography with Skye McAlpine, Luisa Brimble & Sophie Hansen. Skye will create a simple dish from scratch, while Luisa shows students students how to use natural lighting, capture the different stops and compose images. Then we’ll then divide into groups and photograph sets of food themselves with direction and assistance by Skye, Luisa & Sophie.
- How to build a portfolio; collaborating with brands or other creatives, tips on editing and workflow from preparation to post processing.
- Each participant will have the opportunity to do one on one photography and writing advice with Skye & Luisa.
AUD$1,500 includes 2-nights shared-room accommodation at Kimbri Farm, Rydal Blue Mountains October 5 and 6th 2016 • All meals (Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner) • Pracshop tuition. BYO Alcohol. A $500 deposit will be required on booking to hold your place, the balance will be invoiced two months before the workshop. Please note we are unable to offer refunds or transfer workshop dates. Bookings are now open, please click here to secure your spot.
Skye McAlpine (above) is a freelance writer and seasoned home cook. She is the author of the Italian lifestyle blog, ‘From My Dining Table’, which explores the food and life of Venice through the eyes of someone who has lived in the city for longer than they can remember. She divides her time between Venice, where she grew up and where her heart is, and London, where her husband works. Skye has contributed to a number of print and online publications including Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveller, The Saturday Telegraph Magazine, Where Women Cook, Design Sponge and The Huffington Post, and writes regular columns for Food52 and Corriere della Sera. Her work has been featured in the Evening Standard, SBS Australia and La Repubblica.
Luisa is a food and lifestyle photographer whose distinct photography style has been featured in a variety of print and online publications including Kinfolk Magazine, Frankie Magazine, Cereal Magazine, The Simple Things Magazine, Broadsheet Sydney and The Design Files. In the past couple of years Luisa has completed and/or contributed to several book titles including ‘Community’ Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen by Hetty McKinnon (Plum/Pan McMillan); ‘Amina’s Home Cooking’ by Amina Elshafei (Lantern/Penguin Books) and ‘Urban Oz Harvest’ by OzHarvest. When not photographing, she collaborates with other creatives to conduct food photography and styling workshops and also manages the production of Alphabet Family Journal – a magazine about people who make a home together. Website: http://lbrimble.com/
Sophie is a freelance food writer, home cook, fledgling photographer, author and farmer from Orange, NSW (or wife of one!). Before moving to Orange ten years ago, Sophie worked in food and lifestyle magazines as a features editor then editor and from 2001-2003 lived in north-west Italy, working for the Slow Food movement’s editorial house. One of the main things she took away from her time with Slow Food was that a good way to change the way people source, share and consume their food (for the better) is by making it a pleasurable and user-friendly exercise and this is what she hopes to achieve through her Local is Lovely (the blog and book), the regular farm lunches and tours she co-hosts with Tim and calendar of workshops she collaborates on with creatives from around Australia and now the world!. Website: https://local-lovely.com
All images in this post by Skye McAlpine.