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Charleston 3 Day Food Photography Workshop May 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 5:00 PM to Monday, May 7, 2012, 11:00 AM
Isle Of Palms, 715 Oceans Boulevard, Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
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Food Photography Workshop & Retreat May 2012 $1250.00 $2.00
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Join food photographers, Clare Barboza and Helene Dujardin for a 3-day/4-night photography retreat in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The workshop is set up for 12 attendees.
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Imagine spending 4 nights in a gorgeous house located across the street from the beach in The Isle of Palms, enjoying great food and wine, learning all about food photography and styling from Clare and Helene, and taking lots and lots of photos. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn about exposure, utilizing natural light, composition, choosing props, styling, and how to tell a story through photographs.

Price includes:
- transportation from Charleston International Airport (CHS) to the house on Isle Of Palms and back on the day of departure
- transportation to the farmers' market and Lana Restaurant on Saturday
- lodging for 4 nights (please note that bedrooms are shared with plenty of queen and single beds. See floor plan here:
- all meals + dinner at Lana
- 3 day photography workshop by Clare and Helene

Workshop Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, May 3rd:
Meet and greet at 5pm with cocktails and nibbles.
Attendees will be treated to a homemade dinner prepared by Clare and Helene (contribution of their better halves at the grill not excluded!). Please list any food allergies or restrictions at time of registration.
Enjoy the evening walking on the beach, checking out the music scene a block down from the house or get a good night of sleep in preparation of the coming days.

Friday, May 4th:
Enjoy breakfast on the back deck before gathering with Clare and Helene for your first session of the day!
Session #1, The Nitty Gritty of Food Photography (basic camera function, exposure, light, depth of field)
Photo shoot
Lunch prepared by your hosts
Session #2, The Nitty Gritty of Composition and Food Styling (learn simple yet essential art guidelines, camera angles, etc.)
Photo shoot
Session #3, How to tell a story with images ( in preparation for field trip the next day)
Dinner at the beach house, served family style

Saturday, May 5th:
A field trip to the Charleston farmers market, (bright and early!)
Photo shoot- photographing seasonal bounty and market finds, as well as cooking, styling, composing, shooting breakfast/ brunch
Session #4, Shooting on location
Dinner at award winning restaurant Lana, in downtown Charleston

Sunday, May 6th:
Photo shoot- picnic on the beach (food preparation and styling, working outdoors, telling a story)
Downloading and choosing images
Critique and Review
Farewell dinner bash prepared family style.

Monday, May 7th:


Package is all inclusive. No substitutions.
Schedule subject to change.
Only 12 spots available.
Attendants must bring a DSLR and a tripod. Laptop highly recommended.
No children or babies allowed with attendees as it increases disruption of workflow and sessions for parents and other attendees.
Refund policy:
- 50% of balance is refundable if cancellation is before March 15th.
- No refund after March 15th
Full payment due at registration. No payment plan available.
The workshop is designed as a community event of 12 people plus instructors sharing lodging, meals and field trips together. While we understand attendees are adults and may decide to go get a burger for lunch instead of the salad we planned (example), they register for the full workshop, not sessions without lodging or lodging without sessions. This is to ensure the best workflow possible and make sure that everyone has the chance to register for the workshop package as designed by the instructors. There will be no exceptions.

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