Food Photography with Tim Clinch at Camont
Using only available light and Kate’s honest Gascon food, award-winning professional photographer Tim Clinch - whose credits include international magazines like: House & Garden, Country Living, Architectural Digest and Food & Wine- demonstrates how to get the most out of what is in front of your lens, naturally. In the sequence above, Tim shows how he builds a photograph for a workbook for our butchery & charcuterie program.
In the first shot, the kitchen terrace table is chosen to serve as the backdrop while Tim establishes the angle of the shot; a perfect peach stands in for the paté. Next, the paté is dropped in place, cut in half because Kate wants us to see the inside texture. The rosé wine is poured and the rest of the frincadaux is put in place in the next shot. At last, the home-made pickles and a warm reflector are added to complete the scene. Tim then processes the photograph in Lightroom to reveal its best qualities.
Weekend Course details
We start at mid-day on Friday and over lunch, prepare for the first of three intensive workshops. Using reflectors and tripods instead of harsh electronic flash, you’ll learn how to style food for your blog, website or personal project including tips on story development. All work is digital and you’ll learn how to professionally correct and enhance your photographs with the most current software.
Day One: we work at Camont with the best products building a repertoire of simple techniques. Day Two: we take to the colorful markets meeting and photographing the people who grow our good food. After breaking for a long French lunch of the best seasonal Gascon produce, Tim and Kate take you through the story boarding of a magazine quality article. Day Three: we concentrate on more shooting as well as portfolio building, blog posting or other personal projects.
3 days of tuition (approximately 16 hours), 3 lunches, transportation to market visit, and portfolio revue.
Please note: dinners and accommodation are not included, please see here for our pick of favorite local places to stay. Remember Camont is just a 4 hour fast train ride from Paris or 1+ hour from Toulouse or Bordeaux.
The above photographs of making Green Walnut Wine were taken by workshop participant Food Stylist Karen Gillingham. To see some of this year’s students workshop images click on Mardi Michel’s eat.live.travel.write blog and Monica Shaw’s SmarterFitter blog.
To book, email katehill (at) email (dot) com with the subject line Food Photography Workshops
For more photos showing what we get up to on Natural Light, Natural Food courses, see http://naturallightnaturalfood.com.