This hands-on Food Photography Workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate photographers who are eager to learn, observe, and put their newly acquired knowledge into practice the same day! We’ll cover everything from the history of food in photography, manual camera settings, basic rules of styling/composition, prop sourcing/selection, best lighting techniques and equipment, editing tools, and much more. The workshop will be broken into three distinct teachings formats, beginning with direct instruction, moving onto live/tethered demonstrations of each concept, and wrap up with time for everyone to practice styling/photographing with individualized coaching and feedback. The goal of this workshop is for each attendee to walk away confident they can successfully compose, light, and style food/beverage to create beautiful photographs!
Note: This workshop will be based around cameras with manual settings, but will be beneficial and applicable to all cameras, and will even have a segment dedicated to smart phones. A small tripod is highly recommended for the course as many of the techniques will require some sort of camera stand. This class will be in the instructor’s kitchen in Medford, not at the museum.
Natalie Schaefer is a Boston-based mixed-media artist and photographer, born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston and earned her MFA in photography from Lesley University of College and Design in 2017. She currently works as a freelance food photographer and a photographer at Wayfair and has worked previously as a food photographer and marketing associate at a food/tech startup, as the Assistant to the Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Natalie was the Exhibitions Assistant at Lesley University for several years and has taught at the University level as a recipient of a Graduate Teaching Fellowship in 2016. Mining her life for subject matter, Natalie’s personal work is mostly autobiographical. In her ongoing collaborative project Trust, she explores the possibility of communicating intimacy through performance and video. Her work has been exhibited in group shows at Raizes Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Griffin Museum of Photography, Gallery South, Roberts Gallery, Vandernoot Gallery, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
All sales are final on products purchased through the Griffin Museum. Participant cancellation of a program/lecture/class will result in a full refund only if notice of cancellation is given at least 2 weeks before the date of the event.