Still life photography (or table-top photography) is a genre that allows a photographer to focus carefully on design, composition and the creative use of light. On this one and a half day course, we’ll use simple food subjects and kitchen props to explore the creative possibilities in a small group of photographers.
Dachslerenstrasse 10, 8702 Zollikon (both sessions).
Our Friday session runs from 17:30 to 21:30 at Erwin’s studio. On Sunday we’ll start at 10:00 and wrap up by 17:00. Please note the rendezvous times (for Van pickup) are 30 min before the workshop starts. Pickup is at Museumstrasse 1, outside the Zurich HB.
This workshop is conducted in English but both instructors speak German/Swiss German.
For dinner on Friday we’ll serve some sandwiches at the studio. Lunch on Sunday will be at a nearby restaurant (not included). Students may opt to bring their own lunch and eat-in if they wish.
Open to enthusiasts who are new to food photography. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in Viewfinder’s popular Digital Photography 1-2-3 Course are recommended.
We recommend either a digital SLR or mirrorless type camera. Lenses (zoom or fixed) covering a range of focal lengths will provide plenty of flexibility in terms of composition and approach. It’s not necessary to come with a large arsenal of lenses. Our preference is to work with medium-length lenses, between 50mm and 100mm.
Minimum of 4 participants, Maximum of 6.
Erwin Windmüller and Matt Anderson.
Registration closes two days before event.
Workshop tuition and hand-out
Sandwich dinner on Friday
Transport from Zurich HB to Erwin’s studio and back.
Lunch on Sunday is not included.
Our small group will meet at the Zurich HB at Musemstrasse 1. We’ll head over to Erwin’s studio and from 17:30 to 21:30 on Friday and on Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 we’ll work on how food can be nicely presented.
Friday evening we’ll talk about tips and tricks to avoid beginners food photography mistakes before we practice it. Sunday we’ll kick off with shooting and lighting with help from Erwin and Matt.
- Use of a professional photo studio in Zurich.
- Lighting assistance from two professional photographers with extensive studio experience.
- Access to background materials and easy-to-use light modifiers.
- A variety of subjects and shapes to experiment and get creative with.
- On-site feedback from Erwin and Matt towards the end of our shooting day.