Molly Yeh is one of the most loved, multi-talented and fun food bloggers, stylists and photographers in the world and we are SO excited to be welcoming her to Australia to co-host this winter workshop with Luisa Brimble and myself in July.
Over two and a half days, we’ll learn food photography and styling from Molly’s perspective; how she props, styles and shoots her stories. The secrets behind her famous cakes (how she styles and shoots them), and how she develops her recipes. And just to gild the lily, super star photographer Luisa Brimble will also be in the studio sharing her skills, experience and generosity. We’ll go through editing, collaborating, social media use and loads more.
And all of this will take place by open fire places in the beautiful country setting of Kimbri Farm, just two and a half hours west of Sydney. There will be baking, caking, lots of shared meals together and time to learn, be inspired and sit by the fire and make new friends.
What we’ll cover
- Photography basics (manual camera settings, how to approach lighting, compositions, angles and lenses).
- How to produce fresh, original and exciting content. We will set up scenes to style then shoot, with direction and assistance by all workshop facilitators.
- Collaborating with other brands or creatives, building your audience and using social media platforms such as Instagram to develop new relationships and opportunities.
- Recipe writing.
- A session with Molly specifically on styling and photographing cakes.
- Molly will also make some recipes from her book, which isn’t released until October so lucky us will be getting a very special sneak preview!
- Sharing tips on editing and workflow management from preparation to post processing.
- Each participant will also have the opportunity to do one on one photography and styling sessions with Luisa and Molly.
AUD$1,500 includes 2-nights shared-room accommodation at Kimbri Farm, Rydal Blue Mountains • 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 and required 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!
Molly Yeh recently moved from Brooklyn to a sugar beet farm outside of on the North Dakota-Minnesota border, where her husband is a fifth-generation farmer. She spends her days baking, writing, photographing, and navigating the new-to-her upper Midwestern cuisine, like vegetable-less salads and tater tot hotdish. She documents her adventures on her blog, my name is yeh.
Molly’s work has appeared in Saveur, Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, Food52, The Kitchn, Kinfolk, and Modern Farmer, and last year she was featured by the New York Times alongside Sam Sifton in a video about the Norwegian flatbread Lefse. Outside of the kitchen, Molly is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and has performed with orchestras around the world, in off-Broadway theater, and as the glockenspielest for the pop-band San Fermin. She is mama to 14 hens who are all named Macaroni and one rooster, Falafel.
Blog summary: my name is yeh is a blog about food, adventures, and farm life. Recipes on my name is yeh draw inspiration from Molly’s Jewish and Chinese heritage, her 90s Chicago suburban upbringing, her years spent in New York, and her new Midwestern farm life. Tales and photos about traveling and living on a farm wiggle their way in among the colorful and multicultural recipes that each aim to inspire readers and tell a story. Homemade funfetti cake, scallion pancake challah, and a kind-of-to-scale gingerbread replica of her farm have been among her most popular content, but if you search far
beyond those, you’ll find old embarrassing photos from drunken escapades around Amsterdam and less-than-graceful moments from the month that she exclusively ate schnitzel. my name is yeh is 2015’s Saveur Blog of the Year and 2014’s Yahoo Food Blog of the Year.
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.
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!