Working direct with the chef | Esther Ling on food photography
Saturday 7th March, 10:00pm – 2:00pm
Panasonic ambassador and seasoned food photographer Esther Ling will be teaming up with baker Helen Swan at Vanilla Bird Cake Company for an exciting look at photographing food in a live setting, offering you the experience of a professional commercial shoot. You will have the opportunity to watch the Helen and Esther work, photograph the making process in action, and capture some stunning portfolio shots of the finished work.
Working on a live shoot like this can be challenging. Time is limited and you can be restricted on movement as you will need to manoeuvre around the creator as they create their stunning pieces.
After the creations are made, you will have to chance to sample some of the dishes.
Throughout the session, you will have the opportunity to talk to Esther, and watch her shoot to see how she works in a pressurised environment. She will help you get the best out of the opportunity at hand. You will then spend the remainder of the day photographing the plates created. These are the shots that are crucial and would usually be the main images requested in a commercial job.
At the end of the session, you will critique the work made and have the chance to ask any questions remaining.
You will need:
- Memory card
Esther is a self-taught professional photographer. She believes in simplicity and not overcomplicating the way you shoot. Where possible, Esther works with natural light and wide, open apertures; a definite lover of a shallow depth of field.
Esther has been a full time working pro photographer for 16 years and in the main is self-taught. A self-confessed, non-techy photographer she learnt on 35mm and carries over her disciplined way of shooting to digital.
She specialises in Food Photography but also covers weddings & social location portraits. She believes in simplicity and not over complicating things and works where possible in all genres of photography with available light and wide open apertures, a definite lover of shallow depths of field.