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Our First Live Photography and Prop Styling Workshop

Price:           Php 16,000
Early Bird:  Php 14,500
Slots:           Only 16 slots

When:         July 22–23, 2017
                     8:00AM–5:30PM

Where:       Unit 108–110 G/F Ferros Bel-Air                      Tower, corner of Durban, Felipe,                      and Polaris streets Brgy.                      Poblacion, Makati City, 1210


Early bird pricing is only applicable for applicants who confirm on or before June 19, 2017. Sign up now!
 

Join the Photokitchen team in a two-day intensive class on the Fundamentals of Food Photography, Prop Styling, and Basic Post-Processing.

Explore different ways of working with natural light and create professional looking food shots using affordable equipment. Design sets for food subjects using Photokitchen’s extensive prop library and learn how to post-process your food images for both personal and commercial outputs.

We’re only opening 16 slots for this class to give each student a very personal hands-on experience. Students will be immersed in different practical exercises where they’ll be able to shoot and prop style dishes in their respective work stations.

 
 

 


Course Overview:

  • A clear understanding of natural light in food photography, and how to make the most out of it. How to use front, side, and back light.
  • Take noise-free food shots in low-light conditions.
  • Basic equipment, camera settings, lenses, and affordable tools to boost the quality of your food shots.
  • The different styles of composition and framing for food.
  • How angle & perspective is affected by the nature of the dish.
  • Starting your own prop library: What props to buy first.
  • Hands-on exercises. The class will be given editorial briefs to photograph and style sets of dishes on their own, with the guidance of the Photokitchen team.
  • Tips on dealing with clients and working with food brands in the form of actual real-life case studies.
  • Finding your workflow: Planning, styling, shooting, and post-processing using Adobe Lightroom.
 

 


 

What You'll Get:

  1. Knowledge and practical training to shoot food at a professional level.

  2. Live demos, exercises, and real-life commercial and editorial briefs to hone your technical skills.
  3. A food photography portfolio to start a career in the craft.
  4. Live critique of photos taken during the class itself.
  5. A certificate of completion.
  6. Access to all online classes here in Tablecrafter worth $265.
  7. Meals and snacks for the entire duration of the class.
  8. Access to exclusive food photography Lightroom presets made by the Photokitchen team.
 

 

What You'll Need:

  1. Full knowledge of basic photography principles. You can complete Tablecrafter's free Digital Photography Essentials online class here.
  2. A DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual and live view functions.
  3. A tripod during class.
  4. A laptop with Adobe Lightroom.
 

 
 

You may sign up here. Hurry! We only have 16 slots open.

Cooking

Make It Fresh: Melon Pan

Make it Fresh is a Tablecrafter series that features great recipes that you can recreate at home.


Popular in many countries, particularly in Asia and Latin America, the sweet melon pan captures more hearts by the minute. Not necessarily melon flavored, its name can be attributed to its resemblance to a melon. Although the bun has a various flavorings, from actual melon to being filled with custard. Simultaneously sweet, crisp, and fluffy the bun triumphs in textural variety. Savour each crumb of this bun at home by making yourself a batch. 

Melon Pan

Yield: 16 servings
Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (2 hours and 30 min prep / 15 min baking)


Ingredients:

bread dough

  • 300g bread flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast

cookie dough

  • 120g all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • sugar, for sprinkling

Procedure: Bread Dough

  1. Combine the yeast, milk, and sugar in a small bowl or jug and cover. Set aside for 5 minutes then stir in the egg.
  2. Combine the flour and salt in a stand up mixer with the hook attachment.
  3. Add the liquid mixture and stir to form a soft dough, knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  4. Transfer the dough in a greased bowl and cover. Set aside in a warm place to proof for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Procedure: Cookie Dough

  1. Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat until light and creamy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla essence, mix until throroughly combines. Fold through the flour and baking powder.
  3. Roll into a log and chill for 25 minutes.

Procedure: Assembly

  1. While the cookie dough is setting, divide the bread dough into 8 equal parts and knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  3. Roll out the chilled cookie dough to 5mm thick. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out 3 inch wide cookies. 
  4. Once all the bread dough has been kneaded and the cookie dough has been rolled out and cut, place the cookie dough on the divided bread dough and wrap together.
  5. Score the cookie dough surface diagonally and roll on the granulated sugar. Repeat for all bread rolls.
  6. Place the prepared bread rolls on a lined oven tray and set aside for about 10 minutes or until doubled in size.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

Did you enjoy our Melon Pan recipe? Let us know how much you enjoyed this recipe by sending us an email at hello@tablecrafter.com. We can't wait to hear more from you!