I've considered food photography as a career for a little while now, but wanted to see firsthand what it entailed and whether I could see myself doing this as a job. I must say, that after having done this 2-day workshop, I can definitely see it as a viable option for me. I still have loads to learn in the styling area, but I will definitely be experimenting as much I can from now on and see how I go.
Meeta, Sumayya and Jeanne are such lovely ladies, not to mention extremely talented at what they do and I would recommend you have a look at their websites.
Here are some of the shots I took over the two days. There was so much energy and I loved meeting and mingling with everyone. We had a ball of a time chatting, joking, shooting away and of course, eating.
We also had an opportunity to dine and shoot at the Chiswell Dining Rooms. Finally I was amongst people who also shoot their food, which is always fun. It was hilarious to see everyone whip out their cameras though. Restaurant paparazzi comes to mind :) The dining room was beautiful and the food, rather divine.
Besides learning about food styling and meeting a fun bunch of ladies, I have to say one other, rather surprising facet of this workshop that has stuck with me, is Pakistani food. Sumayya cooked up a storm for us and we all learnt so much about Pakistani cooking. It's definitely sparked my interest and I hope to try one of her recipes. We all pretty much drooled over everything she cooked us. If you are interested, her recipes are on her website.
I would highly recommend Meeta's workshops. Any upcoming workshops are on her site, so be sure to check it out.