Thank you for such a splendid day. It was so informative, Derek was so professional and is clearly at the top of his game

kay fackrell – canon cps member attending canon food photography masterclass

Food Photography Workshops

Whether you are a food blogger, an aspiring food photographer, or just love photographing delicious creations, I will take the complications out of food photography.

As Canon UK and Ireland’s preferred trainer in food photography, I offer one on one food photography day workshops.  This workshop is about teaching how a commercial client shoot works, utilizing studio flash, developing your own style, creating mood, flavour and tone. Our hands on approach allows you to experiment with food and props learning how a simple set up can change the way you photograph food. 

I want to inspire you and teach you creative shortcuts, lighting techniques and styling cues that will give your photographs the edge. 

I have shot images and campaigns for many national and international clients both here in New Zealand and the Uk and continue to service both markets. Using my extensive Executive Chef and food styling background, I will also pass on tips and tricks required to style food for the camera. 

I’ve also taught photography across all genres – Fashion, Beauty, Documentary, Still Life, Portrait, Product, Travel and Photojournalism at the esteemed South Seas Film & TV School in Auckland. 

During the days workshop we will cover – 

  • Introduction to commercial food photography 

  • Camera settings and lenses 

  • Composition 

  • Understanding light and colour

  • Studio flash lighting and modifiers 

  • Studio equipment required on a professional shoot 

  • Shooting tethered in Capture One 

  • Food Styling 

  • Prop Styling

  • Post Production 

Canon CPS Training Session 

The Details

Workshops are run in a fully equipped commercial food studio in Grafton where I normally shoot for my commercial clients if I’m not on a location shoot. I bring my full studio set up with me (250kg of kit) that I use on my day to day jobs. We shoot with professional level Elinchrom Pro HD lighting, Canon’s highest resolution studio camera along with all manner of grip and studio accessories. 

Food (& drinks if applicable) is in additional to pricing. 

$1250 plus GST (Exc food cost) 

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