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Announcing a Four Day Gourmet Cooking – Food Styling and Photography May 13th-May 17th In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!


I am really excited to announce that I am teaming up again with my dear friend John Ondo, Chef at Lana restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina for a 4 day workshop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 13th-17th 2014, combining cooking classes and photo/styling….!

We were able to open registration to one more student thanks to the property we chose which is always good since our workshop always sell fast and with a wait list. Hopefully you will be lucky number 13! Yes, it’s a good number (my birthday is May13th…)

I have known John for many years and have photographed him and his crew many times. His food, cooking, restaurant are like home to us. He’s incredibly talented, down to earth and a great teacher. We had such a great time teaching our last workshop together that we decided to do another one. 

We wanted to bring a workshop that was not only full of information but relaxing at the same time and we are always thinking the beach is about as relaxing as one can get!

We looked around and found an idyllic spot in Myrtle Beach. The house we selected offers a private bedroom for everyone (as well as bathroom) and a private access to the beach. Not to mention a swimming know, when relaxing after an afternoon of cooking and photography calls for a little play in the water…

Workshop Myrtle Beach

In this workshop, I will share with the attendees my photo and styling processes. Anything from camera basics, creating an edible narrative with your photos, styling naturally, working with different light situations, current propping trends, etc…

Students will get to spend time with John work his craft in the kitchen through various small group cooking classes covering lots and lots of different ingredients and dishes (gnocchi, lamb, cast iron cooking…) Through both our personal guidance, attendees will develop their own creative process for styling, shooting and editing their photographic stories. 

Throughout the workshop, I will take the group through studio/home as well as on location shoot, be it a bakery or a restaurant, a food focus event, etc… I am an open book, so any question you have about photography for blogging, editorial or cookbook will be answered. There will also be an open session for you to ask me anything you want about the business, or how to get started in the field. 

I will share with you my experiences and tips on who to connect with, how to approach potential clients, or just how to best submit your blog for recipe development and photographing for brands. John and I will share with you the tips and hindsight we both gleaned from being the one in front or behind the camera and how to best approach light, time and space constraints. 

Nothing is off limits with questions, from how to pick ingredients and how to cook them, how to manage your cooking/photo time efficiently, knowing about photography for blogging, cooking for photography, photo as a hobby or how to get started in the business. Both John and myself will be 100% available to all your questions. While we are in the gorgeous setting of the South Carolina coast. 

Everyone, all levels of photography or cooking are welcome!

Workshop Myrtle Beach

Here are the details: 

When: May 13th – May 17th 2014 

Where: Beautiful house in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. More details about the house here and a video here. 

How much: Fee is $1,850 and includes: 

4 nights accommodation (each student will have his/her own private room and bath) 

3 days of technical and practical instruction with cooking, food styling, composition, prop styling and photo sessions .

All meals, snacks and refreshments 

Reception cocktails and appetizers on the evening of the 13th.
Snack, refreshments, happy hour, etc.. 

There will be no refunds for this workshop – please know you attend before registering. 

Full payment due at time of registration. 

The workshop is open to 13 people. 

Does not include travel fares to and from the workshop. 

Registration is NOW open! To register please visit here.

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Shelly February 24, 2014 um 7:19 am

So excited about this workshop!! Recently discovered your work, and was hoping you'd hold a "local" workshop (in the South). Looking forward to the experience and education!! By the way, your book is fantastic, I can't put it down. Beautifully photographed and exceptionally well written.

Unknown April 29, 2014 um 7:30 pm

I am moving to SC in a few weeks, but won't be there in time to attend! PLEASE do this again in the future so i can take advantage and go!!

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