Mid May in New England brings longer days and slightly warmer nights. We start looking for blooming flowers along the road sides and breaking in that new pair of sandals. The farmers markets begin and the boats are being launched in the harbor. Its time to put away the heavy coats and pack up the skis. The beach roses are blooming and the fish markets are bustling once again. Summer is just around the corner.
Betty of Le Jus d'Orange and I are so excited to announce our second Table Sharing workshop. We are spending four nights in a renovated 19th century beach house in the colorful town of Oak Bluffs on the island of Martha's Vineyard off of Cape Cod. We will be exploring the island learning about photography, light, and how to create a food story. We will be visiting an oyster farm, learning about the sea farming process and how to properly shuck an oyster. We are planning many al fresco meals, a picnic on the beach and a chowder tasting. We are going to soak up the early summer sun and enjoy what it means to be vacationing on the Vineyard.
Betty and I have always said that one of our favorite parts of food photography is telling the story behind the recipe. There is so much creative freedom when showing what a recipe means to you. In this workshop, our goal is to teach our attendees how to capture the moments that turn a recipe in to a story. Weather you are making stuffed quahogs, breakfast scones or your favorite chowder, every recipe can be an opportunity to tell a beautiful story.
In this workshop we will cover:
• manipulating light, both indoors and outdoors
• incorporating the human element in photography
• styling a recipe from start to finish
• using the land and sea to tell a food story
• styling your environment to tell a story
• basics of internal camera settings and gear
• discussions on blogging, social media, and your rights as a photographer
• post processing in Adobe Lightroom 6, and developing your personal style
Betty and I can't wait to kick off the summer exploring, feasting, and being creative with you! If you would like to check out a bit more information, visit Betty's page here - and we hope to see your smiling face in May!
If you would like to check out our previous event that was held in New Hampshire last October, you can read all about it here on Betty's blog!
• schedule •
Thursday, May 19th - Cocktails and appetizers begin at 5pm, followed by a welcome dinner
Friday, May 20th - Comprehensive photography lesson, telling a story - "from quahogging to stuffed quahogs", chowder tasting cocktail hour,
Saturday, May 21st - Oyster farm, photography and post processing lessons and an out door dinner
Sunday, May 22nd - Picnic on the beach, lessons on social media and blogging
Monday, May 23rd - Farewell breakfast
this schedule may change a bit, but the topics will not!
• Room Options •
twin bed - shared room: $1500 SOLD OUT
queen bed - shared bed, shared room: $1200 SOLD OUT
queen bed - private bed, private room: $1800 SOLD OUT
private suite - queen bed, en suite bathroom: $2000 SOLD OUT
shared suite - shared bed, shared en suite bathroom: $1400 SOLD OUT
The price for this workshop includes your lodging and all meals (with the exception of one lunch meal in which we will have an afternoon off, and you will be responsible for that one meal). You are responsible for your travel expenses. You must also bring your DSLR camera, and your laptop with Light Room if you wish to participate in the post processing portion of our lessons.
A 50% initial payment will be due at checkout, the remainder will be due no later than May 1st, 2016.
There are a few ways to get to Martha's Vineyard - but all of them require a boat (or a plane!). Be sure to check the ferry schedule and book your ticket as soon as you can. There are ferry docks all over the place to get to the Vineyard, but this website really explains every option for those of you flying from other states (or countries!) and what you need to do to get to the island. Don't hesitate to ask us for any help we can provide!
all photos are by the talented Betty