Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Introducing The Frederick Food Photography Club

My mind races as soon as the lights go out each night, as I come up with new things to do or try or cook. And one of my predominant thoughts has been how much I suck at food photography. Because I do. Ok, maybe not completely suck, but there is some definite room for improvement.

My friend Bruce is in the same boat, only, he's a much better amateur photographer than I am, though still with a ways to go before we really take shots of something really, really great. He and I even got together one day this winter to shoot a few food shots and practice our skills. It was inspiring and fun, and really stoked my creative juices, of which there are few. Look...I took this one:

So I came up with this idea. What would it be like to start the Frederick Food Photography Club? No dues or anything crazy like that, but more so a group of people who want to take better food pics for blogs or whatever, meeting a couple of times a year, or even bi-monthly to share food, tips, and camaraderie.

Here's what I propose:
  • Bi-monthly meeting at The Kitchen Studio Cooking School on Sunday afternoons for an hour or two
  • Everyone brings a prepared dish or raw ingredients to shoot
  • Everyone brings a camera (doesn't matter what kind)
  • If you have fill cards, or lights, or backgrounds, or props, feel free to bring 'em
  • All of the bowls, equipment, dishes etc at TKS are available for use
  • We all clean up the joint together
  • Cost is $0. Free. Zero. Zippo. Zilch.

So, what do you think? Interested? Comment to let me know if you think this could work for you, and we'll take it from there.