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playful and creative days

Food Photography Courses

February 27, 2019

Lower East, Malthe Ivarsson & Camillo’s Kitchen proudly present: Camillo’s Food Photography Courses!

4 intense days together with the team behind the cookbook from Camillo’s Kitchen; writer & chef Jørgen Smidstrup, designer & illustrator Helle Marietta and photographer Malthe Ivarsson.

The cookbook “Food, that makes people talk to each other”, that came out in September 2017 and again in a second print September 2018, has been a big success on the Danish market. The book is filled with recipes, stories and more than 175 photos – now the team behind the book wants to share the learnings from creating the book.

Get inspired, get playful, learn about lighting, camera techniques, tips and tricks – share your thoughts, ideas and dreams with us and the rest of team. Practice & create photos both in the studio and on location during the course.

We have planned three courses so far; April 25th-28th in Berlin, Germany, July 18th-21st in Tversted, Denmark and October 3rd-6th again in Berlin.

Come join four playful and creative days – sign up either for our studio/lab in Kreuzberg, Berlin or wonderful summerdays in Tversted by the North Sea coast in Denmark.

We imagine that you would love to improve your skills, boost your ideas, develop new “tasty” food photos – and extend your creative network. Maybe you are a food writer and blogger, or a photographer, a chef, a culinary professional – or simply just ready to take new steps into the world of delicious food photos.

The teaching will be in English (and in Danish if/when needed).

Bring your camera (most cameras will be sufficient for this workshop, the ability to manually control the cameras settings is however essential, the ability to photograph in any RAW-format is also preferable) and your laptop with a photo editing software (if you don’t have any editing software you can download the trial version of adobe lightroom, it’s free for one month).

Salade Nicoise from the cookbook. Photo Malthe Ivarsson.


The program

1. day
On the first day of the workshop we will start out with getting to know each other over a lovely breakfast and good coffee. We will present our cookbook and the work behind. The rest of the day will be spent getting a fundamental understanding of all the practical and technical aspects of camera and lighting techniques. The day will end with a small food photography assignment and will end with a dinner out in town.

2 & 3. day
The second and the third day will be more practical. We will start out both days with breakfast and a thorough, constructive critique on the photos you have created throughout the previous day(s). There will also be talks and discussions about; what makes a good food photography, how to get there and how we create atmosphere in our photos with storytelling, styling, props and colour. The rest of these two days will be filled with hands on food photography and assignments, both in groups and alone. The second day will end with a dinner in the Camillo studio, while the evening of the 3. day will be an evening off.

4. day
The fourth and final day of the workshop will be focusing on finalizing your work. On feedback and constructive tips and directions of your future photos. We will talk about digital editing and we will help you edit your best photos from the past three days. Finally, we will print the photos and make an exhibition in the studio – and celebrate with a final joyful dinner!

Prices and info
The price for the four days is DKK 8.500 (€ 1.150) per person.
Included in the price: the food, the breakfast, lunch and two of the dinners – and the three teachers. You take care of accommodation yourself.

We gladly help you with accommodation, in Berlin there are fine and cheap hostels, hotels and flats – and in Tversted there’s bed & breakfast, rooms and summer houses.

On our food photography courses there will be between 8 (minimum) and 12 (maximum) participants.

The locations
Lower East Lab Berlin, a design studio, popup restaurant, workshop space and the base of Camillo’s Kitchen – in a cosy backyard in the lively and very foodie Kreuzberg.
Tversted by the North Sea coast in Denmark, one of the most beautiful summer spots in the country up north. At an old school, now a lively cultural center.

Please feel free to sign up, and to write or call us for more information.
Jørgen Smidstrup camillo@camilloskitchen.com or +45 40636899

Hope to see you in April, July or October!
Helle, Malthe & Jørgen

Check out – and find the cookbook

Select Spritz from the cookbook. Photo Malthe Ivarsson.

Brussel Sprouts from the cookbook. Photo Malthe Ivarsson.

Having fun in the studio. Photo Malthe Ivarsson.

Props in the studio. Photo Malthe Ivarsson.

Table full of props. Photo Malthe Ivarsson.

Hard work in the studio. Photo Malthe Ivarsson.

And time for fun and dinner. Photo Malthe Ivarsson.