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.


Sara R. said...

What a great idea! I would definitely be interested.

Jenna said...

Ooo! I like food and photography, this is right up my alley!

Caryn said...

VERY interested! Missed the food photography session you had a while back, and have been hoping for another...would there be some instruction involved, to help us learn to be better food photographers?

Chef Christine said...

Definitely no formal instruction Caryn--the intent is more to work together and to try to learn from each other. I haven't been able to nail down another food photography instructor to host another class (our last wonderful instructor was from Seattle!), but if I do, we'll absolutely hold another class.

Anonymous said...

I am very interested in joining this club! I am an amateur in every sense of the word, but would love to extend my skills to be able to improve the quality on our blog.This is a great idea. thank you.

Sarah said...

This is such a great idea! I'd really love to be involved. You can only learn so much from books, by yourself ;-).

Bruce said...

You know I'm in but can't start on the 20th. I'll be glad to assist in any way, just let me know!

RooRoo9 said...

I would be interested too!!

Dee said...

Yes I am in.