It’s a little late, but if you are in Sonoma County this weekend, there is a Food Photography Weekend Workshop this Saturday and Sunday (May 20 & 21, 2006) that I just stumbled onto in Craig’s List.
Instructor Cosimo Bargellini graduated in Art History from the University of Florence. He has had experience in theatre photography as well as documentaries and architecture photography. His work includes photography for fashion, advertising and publications for editorials. Many of his works have been published, and in 1992 he had an exposition at the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Accademia Carrara di BergamoÃ¢â‚¬Â in the MuseumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s collection of Italian Photography. Cosimo has been teaching at Apicius Ã¢â‚¬â€œThe Culinary Institute of Florence since 2002 and also holds the position of Program Director for Florence University of the Arts.
Day 1 is an introduction to food photography, focusing on composition, colors and basic food lighting techniques. Day 2 will cover natural lighting and some food styling on set (bases, tricks for presentation, etc.) Bring your camera, as part of the class is hands on shooting, and you get to take your photos home on a CD or DVD.
The class is $150, and class size is limited.
To register, contact VIVA:
7160 Keating Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Tel: (707) 824-9913 Fax: (707) 824-2285