*This retreat has already happened*.
A 2 and a half day chiaroscuro food photography, styling and cooking retreat held in Berry, NSW. Apologies for anyone interested, this event has now sold out.
Host: Anisa Sabet
The retreat is set at Bundarra Farm, a beautiful homestead nestled into the delightful village of Berry. The homestead is a beautiful large house with a communal kitchen and dining area where most of our classes will be held. The grounds are beautiful and we will have lots of opportunities (weather permitting) for outdoor dining. Berry is located approx. 2 hours from Sydney and Canberra.
Who Can Attend
This workshop is for beginner – intermediate photographers. If you’ve never picked up a camera, we will be going through camera settings and photography basics. This retreat is perfect for those interested in food photography and who want to meet like-minded creatives. There are only 12 places available.
April 28 – 30 2017
Accommodation included is for April 28 and 29 2017, is on site, and is single beds or bunks in shared rooms. Accommodation is nice, immaculately clean but basic.
Join us for an intimate chiaroscuro food photography, styling and cooking retreat set in the picturesque and rustic Australian bush. We will cook, we will feast, we will laugh and learn. Workshop sessions will be taught by photography creatives, Zaira Zarotti of A Freaky Table and Valentina Hortus of Hortus Cuisine. Both have mastered the beautiful art of story telling and moody photography.
Retreat highlights include
Photography basics | We will go through basic camera settings, how to approach lighting, colours, compositions, angles and lenses.
Styling process | Together, we will learn how to create beautifully styled food stories. Zaira and Valentina will demonstrate how to create a scene by going through the thought process, set up, examining natural light, crafting an environment, choosing props, managing time, and choosing angles.
Chiaroscuro | We will learn how to create this dark and moody type of photography with ingredients and using florals to make beautiful still scenes.
Forage walk | We will (weather permitting) lead a participatory guided foraging walk around the grounds to show you how to find various plants and florals that would be suitable for use in photography styling.
Lightroom demonstration & preset building | We will sit down to a collective lightroom editing session, where we’ll talk about post-processing and how to develop your own preset to get the look you want consistently.
Business and Marketing | We will talk about the business side of blogging which is as important as the creative side. We will discuss blogging, sponsorship, marketing, social media and how to develop a consistent brand.
Special barnyard dinner | You will be treated to a special barnyard dinner under the stars. We will share a meal, sample local wine and share stories.
Autumn cocktail class | In a special masterclass, you will learn about autumn cocktails, which alcohols work best and which fruits and flavours to pair with them.
Feasting | The best part of the retreat – the feasting! Together we will cook and eat local produce, sample regional delicacies and get to know one another.
Friday 28 April
Welcome lunch and housekeeping
Session 1 – Photography basics (theory)
Autumn cocktail class
Long table dinner
Saturday 29 April
Session 2 – Styling basics (theory)
Session 3 – Collective chiaroscuro styling (practical)
Picnic lunch and foraging walk
Session 4, 5 & 6 – Small group styling (practical)
Session 7 – Editing and preset building
Sunday 30 April
Session 8 – Business, marketing and social media and Q&A
Farewell morning tea
**Note this programme is subject to change**
There are only 15 tickets for this workshop available. Be sure to get in quick to avoid missing out on this once in a lifetime retreat.
Two nights shared accommodation on site
Beautiful cottage farmhouse location for the retreat period
All lessons and discussions
Welcome snacks and drinks
One picnic lunch
Two morning teas
One afternoon tea
Carefully curated set of gifts
Snacks during the retreat
Transport to and from Berry
The workshop commences 12pm Friday 28 April and finishes 12pm Sunday 30 April. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The all-inclusive cost for the retreat is AUD$1,500. This includes 2-nights shared-room accommodation in Berry for April 28 and 29 2017 | PLEASE NOTE: due to the logistics involved in planning these events no refunds are available unless you find a person to replace you on the retreat.