A week later and I am still in awe over the fact that people at Nourished really enjoyed my presentation on food photography. Aww, you like me, you really like me! As promised, I am happy to make my presentation available to share with you. I’ve given it a little facelift, adding some images and comments to further explain what we talked about and to answer some of your questions.
For those who weren’t able to make it, my presentation was geared towards beginner food photographers. (An advanced session was scheduled with Susan of Fat Free Vegan, but unfortunately, she got stuck in her travels and wasn’t able to make it – Susan, we missed you!) My presentation covered the following topics:
- Setting up your photo studio: What equipment and props do you need? Where can you find these things?
- Plating and styling your food: Using contrasting or complimentary colors for backgrounds and props, accessorizing, tricks for “difficult” food
- Lighting and camera settings: Lighting positions, dSLR settings, point-and-shoot settings, side-by-side photo demonstrations showing the effect of varying settings
- Post-processing: Simple steps for editing your photos with a free program available online
If you attended Nourished, you are welcome to a free copy of the presentation. Simply email me through my contact form and tell me something you enjoyed at Nourished. It can be something you learned or experienced or even your favorite food served during lunch. Basically, prove to me that you were there
Some of you who did not attend have asked to see the presentation as well. I am happy to share it with you in exchange for a small ($2 – I told you, small!) donation. I hope you’ll think of it as a little bit of help to defray my cost of traveling to Nourished and to support me in this special project. If you’d like a copy of the presentation, simply click the PayPal donate button below. When making your donation, be sure to leave your correct email address so that I can email you the document. Thank you!
To say I stressed over what to wear to this thing is an understatement. I’m a pretty casual person but I do love me some glam. When speaking in front of a crowd, how much is too much? Seeing as I had never presented at a conference like this before, I really had no idea. In the end I was pleased with my choice of a silk polkadot pencil skirt, ruffly blouse and peep-toe pumps, but I couldn’t have gone wrong with something from Shabby Apple’s new line, The Block, either.
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