Last week, I was able to attend a workshop class organised by Bloesem. In my blog, I often take a lot of food pictures when I discover new restaurants or when I do restaurant reviews. I learned in my previous workshop with Bloesem, The Art of Visual Storytelling the importance of taking good pictures for your blog and creating quality visual content . I know that I have a lot to learn as I go along in my blogging journey.
Credits : @zaaras
The class was held at Bloesem Creative Space in charming Tiong Bahru. Bloesem Creative Space never fails to inspire me. I love the decor of the place and the lighting emitting inside the room is just perfect for photography. When the class attendees were settling in, we were offered some drinks. I haven’t had my regular morning java yet so I had coffee before the class.
We were given a workbook that will guide us throughout the class. Inside the workbook features some of photos taken by Trisha Toh.
The class started with the introduction of the Trisha and Zara S. We, the class attendees, also introduced ourselves and what we expect to learn from the class.
The first part of the class was about the basic photo tips and how to utilise our smart phone into a tool in taking a perfect food shot. No need for DSLRs. We learn about technical concepts of lighting, rule of thirds, negative space and many others. We were also given examples of good apps we can use in editing our photos. Then, we were also taught how to style our food by creating a story, keeping the food fresh, choosing a good placement & angle and choosing good backgrounds & props.
Then, we were grouped into three and each group will practice some of the things we have learned on the teach. I have to admit, I was hesitant in styling and taking a photo of my creation(s). I don’t think I have enough instinctual creativity at the moment.
Everyone was busy styling the food and props that Bloesem provided for us and uploading the photo into instragram with the hashtag #bloesemclass.
Here are some of the my food styling photos. Please be gentle with me. I am still practicing. If there are some points for me to improve, do drop me a line on the comment box. I would gladly appreciate it so I can improve my mobile photography skills.
Little Miss Honey’s #Instafood Photos
It was so much fun! We made a lot of mess in the work space though, haha.
(This is the real mess we made. No food-styling done here)
After our ‘hard work’, we had a yummy lunch made by Bloesem resident cook, Ruth. She is an amazing cook. Her cooking is rich with so much flavour playing in our tongues. We has avocado pasta & toasted bread and lemon cake with coconut cookies for dessert. It taste glorious as it looks.
I learn so much from the workshop. It made me appreciate the creative process of food styling, the power of food and the wonderful world of food-stagram.
There is a great news for my friends in Amsterdam. Bloesem will be taking this #Instafood- Food Styling & Mobile Photography workshop in Amsterdam this March. For those interested, sign up here.
For more classes offered in Bloesem, click link.
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