Food Styling and Photography Workshop
Learn how to photograph and style food for the camera from veteran food photographers James Peterson and Jamie Tiampo together with food stylist Laurie Knoop. In this innovative hands-on class, you will have an opportunity to style (and, if you bring your own camera, shoot) your own dishes and have them photographed by a professional photographer. This is an excellent chance to see what your food looks like in print! You'll learn all the basics of modern digital photography, including how to manipulate shutter speed and aperture for best results. You will also learn how to work with and control natural light to create your own signature look. Digital prints will be made in-class to compare and review composition, lighting, styling. Some props will be provided---you're welcome to bring your own---and a number of classic and innovative styles will be explored and compared. Bring your digital SLR---this class is an invaluable introduction for aspiring food photographers and stylists to start building a portfolio. After working as a chef and culinary instructor, James Peterson focused his culinary pursuits on teaching and on writing cookbooks. He is the author of thirteen books (with more in the works), many of which have won prestigious James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards. Peterson photographed all his books, which include Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making, which was awarded the prestigious Cookbook of the Year award by the James Beard Foundation, Splendid Soups, Fish and Shellfish, Vegetables, Essentials of Cooking, Glorious French Food, and his latest opus, Cooking. Jamie Tiampo, an ICE alumnus and holder of a master's degree in food studies from New York University, is a professional food photographer, host of eatTV.com, and a partner at dell'anima and L'Artusi restaurants. He has photographed four nationally-published cookbooks, and recently shot Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners. As president of see|food media LLC, he operates a specialized food photography and video production studio in the Lower East Side. He is the chair of the Food Photographers and Stylists section of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.