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food photography with Andrew Scrivani on creativeLIVE


Today I had the fortunate opportunity to sit in on a Food Photography workshop with photographer, Andrew Scrivani. Andrew is teaching a free, LIVE, Food Photography workshop on creativeLIVE this weekend. For more details on the class click hereā€¦ Food Photography.

Andrew’s background includes an immersion into cooking that many food photographers may not have, from my perspective this really provides something unique, as he has a real understanding and passion for food. Along with that, he’s quite the food stylist.


It was a great kick off for the workshop, filled with fabulous inspiration, practical information and inspiration about food photography. Much of which can also apply to photography in general. There was a combination of a slideshow of images, talking through their story; along with hands-on plating demonstrations and more.

Andrew reviewed about the following topics:
– Light: The use of Light & learning to see it.
– Props: Selecting props and integrating them into your shot.
– Food styling: Food selection, matching the props to the food, etc…
– Plating: Tips, Tricks and Tools to get everything just right.
– Gear: What’s in his gear bag and why.


Many folks ask me for advice on buying gear, camera’s specifically, so it was nice to hear Andrew speak on this. He asks several questions, which I’ll often ask people who ask me for advice on this topic.

– What’s your budget?
– How much space do you have?
– What’s your level of knowledge?
– What is your style of shooting?

I also like to add, what do you need the camera to do?

Thinking through these things, going to your local camera store and putting cameras in your hand is a great way to find a camera for yourself.

Tomorrow is going to include lots of shooting on the creativeLIVE set, mostly by Andrew, but I hear the students too. As well a guest appearance by Shauna James Ahern of Gluten Free Girl. And the final day of the workshop is going to be focused on the business of food photography.

If you’re a food photographer, or food blogger, or just a foodie who wants to create better snaps of the meals you eat or cook, check out the next two days, as you’ll be bound to get something out of it.


Here’s a few of my fave quotes from today:

“When the door’s open a crack, you kick it down, you don’t peek in!”

“You’ve got to be bold, you have to be willing to get in there and get the shot.”

“You have to let your personality bleed through in your photography but not give it all away.”

“The little imperfections in things sometimes make the photograph.”

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~ kate

image by kate hailey

food photography with Andrew Scrivani

off and on since 2009 i’ve dabbled in the realm of food photography. i truly enjoy capturing the beauty in food. doing so in natural light and with studio lighting, even off camera flash! it’s always been something i’ve done for fun, personal projects, still life’s, etc… but this weekend i’m presented with a unique opportunity, i get to be a student in an upcoming creativeLIVE workshop!

image by Andrew Scrivani

image by Andrew Scrivani

creativeLIVE has a Food Photography workshop featuring Andrew Scrivani. Andrew is a wonderful commerical/lifestyle photographer, focused in food photography & styling. He’s photographed several cook books, as well written/shot for the New York Times. Andrew’s workshop is going to be 3 full days, from the basics of food styling to the gear to create beautiful images.

creativeLIVE is bringing in a special guest, Shauna Ahern of Gluten Free Girl. along with all the photography, the workshop will also include recipe selection and blogging.

what’s so fabulous is anyone in the world can tune in and view the FREE LIVE broadcast of Andrew’s workshop. if you’re a photographer who’s into food, or a foodie who’s into photography, or a food photographer interested in seeing how a published lifestyle photographer makes it all happen, then you should check the workshop out! For more details check out the course page: creativeLIVE has a Food Photography with Andrew Scrivani.

two more things to note about this class…

one. there’s a google+ hangout, Wednesday July 17 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time.

two. there’s a hashtag on instagram for everyone to share their #foodphotoLIVE images. so if you like to take mobile snaps of your meals, creativeLIVE wants to see them… so use the tag #foodphotoLIVE during now! :)

here’s a few of my food fotos, i’m truly looking forward to taking my food imagery and styling to the next level!

image by kate hailey

image by kate hailey

image by kate hailey

trophy cupcake – image by kate hailey

image by kate hailey

image by kate hailey

thanks for reading and i hope to see you online!

~ kate

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