I was talking to my friend and mentor Clare Barboza recently and we were discussing workshops as that is how she and I met. Hers was the first photography workshop I had ever taken and it really influenced how I shoot and what I am drawn to. Clare has photographed many cookbooks- my favorites being local farm-based ones. I love that she too is passionate about capturing where food comes from as it really connects how we eat. So when she reminded me that she had a farm to table workshop coming up in May I wanted to share it with you. The group will be traveling to Whidbey Island just off the coast of western Washington. It is a fabulous island (I secretly dream of relocating to a farm there!) and the farms she is visiting promise to be filled with amazing photo opportunities.
I find that workshops are an amazing place to connect with people who are passionate about their craft just as I am. I love the “going to camp” feeling that binds the participants and I can promise you- Clare is a gem of a teacher. She is positive and warm and so encouraging. If you are looking to do a lifestyle workshop that is food related and in a wonderful venue, this is your chance. I am so envious that participants will be visiting Little Brown Farm and as it will be May, there will be baby goats!! What is cuter than photographing baby farm animals? Another farm they will be visiting is Willowood Farm on Eby’s Landing. What a gorgeous setting~ And if you do go, please tell me as I would love to see your images and hear all about it!
When: May 23-26, 2013
Where: Whidbey Island, WA
What: 3 days of photography, 2 (maybe 3) farm visits, a trip to the farmers market, delicious meals, lessons in natural light food photography and how to tell a story through images, ample time to play with lots of fun props, and last but not least, time to relax with like-minded people in a beautiful setting.
How much: $1350, which includes everything– all workshop instruction, 3 nights accommodations here, (please note that rooms are SHARED), all meals, beverages, and snacks.
Click HERE to register.