Food Photography and Styling Workshop

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:30am

Escape for a day into the enchanting world of food photography. This hands-on workshop will teach simple concepts giving you the tools you need to take lovely photos of food.

Speakers include Jessica Furniss of Spiffy Eats & Giggle Water, Beth Branch of Beth's Cake Blog, Audrey Davis of Audrey Davis Photography, and Rishon Hanners of Speakers will dive into learning the art of prop and food styling, harnessing the power of natural light, embracing the beauty of story telling, and utilizing simple photo editing tools.

For ALL levels. Phone cameras and DSLRs welcome!

All attendees will receive a course workbook during the workshop. This workbook will contain outlines from each speaker so you can follow along, take notes, and look back after the workshop. The workbooks will also contain THREE POST WORKSHOP PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGES! These challenges are designed to help you improve your skill over the next month after the workshop.

After the month of challenges, Jessica Furniss will host a Facebook Live Q & A to answer any challenges you may be facing in your food photography. We will also take this opportunity to share creative ideas and encourage one another.

Light snacks and beverages provided during the workshop, but we encourage you to eat breakfast before coming.

BONUS >>>>> As the last part of the workshop we will head to Real & Rosemary in Homewood, AL for lunch AND OUR FIRST PHOTO CHALLENGE! All attendees will be given a photo challenge before heading to lunch that will encourage practice of all the information learned during the workshop. The photo challenge will be interactive as we share to Instagram and Facebook. Lunch is included in your ticket price.

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Let me introduce you to our speakers! 

Meet Audrey Davis.
"Audrey Davis received her B.F.A with a concentration in photography from Birmingham-Southern College. After graduating she exhibited several fine art series while also supporting herself through working in restaurants. Her separate love of food and photography collided when Time INC. Food Studios announced their move to Birmingham. She pursued the prop fellowship program and later accepted the position of prop coordinator. As prop coordinator at Time, Audrey is responsible for sourcing, purchasing, and inventorying props, painting surfaces, and prop styling. She hopes to develop a hybrid position in the future of prop stylist and surface maker."

Styled by Audrey Davis, Photographed by Caitlin Bensel

Meet Rishon Hanners.
"Rishon has a Bachelor's in Journalism from UA (Roll Tide) and Associate's in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales Univ. in Devner, CO. She grew up cooking in her parent's restaurant and then continued throughout college (Hotel Capstone in Tuscaloosa, Souper Jenny in ATL), but always knew that her passion for food and media would one day merge. After culinary school she became an intern at Time Inc. with Oxmoor House Books where she discovered the art of food styling. She was hired on as a Food Styling Assistant when the Time Inc Food Studios were formed in Jan. 2016, where she works across all food related brands such as Cooking Light, Southern Living,, Health, Real Simple, etc."

Styled by Rishon Hanners

Meet Beth Branch.
"Beth Branch is a Birmingham native and food blogger at Beth has been blogging for about seven years, and has always used natural light when it comes to photography--partially because that's what's easiest, and partially because photography equipment is expensive! Shooting in natural light has become her preferred style, and she believes anyone can shoot good quality food photos with the right lighting."

Styled and Photographed by Beth Branch

Meet Jessica Furniss.
Jessica is the owner of Spiffy Eats & Giggle Water and the host of the food photography workshop. After years of practice and research Jessica has honed the skills required to take lovely photos of food. Her focus on community and story telling led her to develop a large following on social media and eventually start hosting in-person workshops. She strives to show others that food photography doens't have to be complicated to be beautiful! She is a food stylist, food photographer, and creative recipe developer.

Styled and Photographed by Jessica Furniss