Perfect Props And Stylish Backdrops — Product Photography Workshop At West Elm




Friday, September 23 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: United Photo Industries Gallery

Geared toward crafters, makers, and small business owners, this workshop will offer tips and tools to simply style, light and photograph your products and make them look amazing! Shooting on location at the newly opened West Elm location in DUMBO, students will have the opportunity to stage small scenes and shoot lovely products of their own or those on display at the store, while guided by Big Leo photographer Evi Abeler and prop stylist Robin Zachary. Participants should bring a camera and our instructors will guide you through the process of creating interesting and unique photos that you can use in your online store or in your marketing materials.

This is a BYOC (bring-your-own-camera) workshop that will meet for a brief intro and slideshow presentation by the instructor at the United Photo Industries Gallery before heading out for a guided shoot. The workshop also includes an (optional) wrap-up session and casual group critique, where students can share the work they shot and get feedback from instructors and workshop peers.
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Hot Props for Food Photography


Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind dinnerware is a hot trend in photography, especially food photography. Enter ABC Carpet & Home in NYC and you'll find me—and every other creative director—drooling over those delicious bowls. If you are a thrifty shopper you'll appreciate the sources for the story above. Just quit your eyes and you'll be able to see! I shot this for Spaces Magazine, with the art direction of Barbara Schmidt, founder of Studio StyleB


Workshop: Take Food Photos Like a Pro Without being a Pro! Hosted by Foodstand

Friday, June 5th, 1-2pm EST 

Sitting at a dimly lit restaurant? Fingers covered in dough? Elbowing people at the market? Many times the best food moments are not the easiest to capture with a quick photo. Join me for a virtual workshop where I'll share pro tips to help you take fast, beautiful, and crystal clear food photos to share with the world.
RSVP here and we’ll send the instructions to join via the web.

A Recipe Video: Creative Collaboration with Laura Silverman

I had the pleasure to collaborate with creative director Laura Silverman on a series of videos for Glutton for Life, where she writes about truly shameless indulgence at the table, from the garden, in the wild and on the road. The first recipe video I am sharing is her Passionfruit Pavlova. In case you did not know, the pavlova was created in honor of the Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova, during one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.