Friday, July 29, 2011

Food Photography Class at The Kitchen Studio 10/1!

Isn't this pretty:

If you read this blog with any regularity you know that:
  1. I don't use many photos
  2. My photos typically...suck (which may explain the whole "not using them" thing)
In my heart, I believe that I have the potential to take gorgeous photos of anything, most particularly food. In my head, I know that this is not my strong suit. Case in point:

Bad lighting etc., but at least I made the pancetta!

I've looked for food photography classes locally and have come up empty handed every time, and for those of you who think food photography is as easy as getting your niece or nephew to smile in that group shot on family vacation, well, you've got another thing comin'.

Enter the lovely and talented professional photographer Andrea Walker. Of Seattle. And Frederick. (How cool is that?!)

I have somehow convinced the talented Ms. Walker to stop by the little 'ole Kitchen Studio on Saturday, October 1 to teach a class on The Art of Food Photography. Isn't that fantastic?? Here, take a look at just a few of her gorgeous food pics:

Andrea has a command of light, and that makes all of the difference in photography.

If you want your food pics to look better... more professional... less sucky, for your blog or whatever, do NOT miss this one-time class, The Art of Food Photography at The Kitchen Studio on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10-2.

You'll work in small groups on several food set-ups, using both natural and artificial light. An SLR camera is recommended but not necessary, so bring what you have and learn! Andrea will also will have a selection of equipment and light modifiers to use during class.

The class runs from 10am-2pm and you just know I won't let you leave hungry. A light meal will be served during class.

Interested? Of course you are! Register for class here, and just between you and me, I wouldn't wait too long -- there are only 12 spaces and this class is sure to have a big draw!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

FCC & Me

First thing first, have you seen THIS:

For some reason, the lovely folks over at Frederick Community College (FCC) asked little 'ole me to be on the cover of the brand spanking new continuing education course catalog. Woo-double-hoo! Not only did the charming Amanda Glenn from FCC set up the entire thing and made it happen in a flash, but I also had the chance to work with one of my favorite photographers, Kurt Holter, again. And let me just say that if Kurt can make a silk purse out of this sow's ear, well, mad, mad skills I tell you, mad skills.

I'm actually a huge fan of FCC's continuing ed classes and have not only taught a few (on blogging no less), but I've taken several as well, on writing and photography. I love education, which is a good thing, since I do own a recreational cooking school.

And while I've got your attention, you can tell from my lack of posting that summer cooking camps are in full swing at The Kitchen Studio. We are busy every single day cooking with kids & teens, and in the evenings, we've been hosting not only slammin' classes like our Modern Greek cooking class (Greek yogurt panna cotta...yes please!), but corporate teambuilding sessions as well. The summer so far has been covered in awesome sauce with a side of boo-yah!

We're currently planning and plotting our fall cooking class schedule and plan to have it online by August 1. In the meantime, we still have some space in the following summer classes:
If you have a class you'd like to see on the fall schedule, please let us know. We'd love to see you at TKS soon. :)