Flavour: A Food Photo Workshop

October 16, 2019
Bloomsbury Farm | Smyrna, Tennessee



About the Workshop

This workshop is the first of hopefully several Flavour photo workshops. I am so excited to share about food photography in this intentional and curated day full of shooting, learning, connecting, and eating really good food.

My goal for this workshop is for each attendee to leave equipped with some new skills for photographing and styling food, a collection of beautiful food images to add to their portfolio, and a renewed sense of creativity.

Read all the details below, enter your email to be notified when signups are live (very soon), and feel free to send me an email if you have any questions at all.

I can’t wait to see you there!

— Alyssa



When & where?

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Bloomsbury Farm in Smyrna, Tennessee. The workshop activities will go from 9am to 5pm. We’ll be shooting in this beautiful kitchen and on the grounds of the farm!


What will the workshop include?

Connecting with other creatives/food lovers

Learning the essentials of food photography (go-to setups, gear, camera settings, composition, color theory, etc.)

Helpful food styling tips & tricks

Hearing from prop & food stylist Jennifer Oatsvall (Feather + Oak) on how to select, source & style the best props

Hearing from amazing guest speakers Hannah Messinger and Melissa Haithcock

Practice shooting challenging dishes (i.e. a casserole, meat, soup) as well as the pretty ones (i.e. fresh produce, desserts, drinks)

A delicious lunch catered by personal chef Courtney McKay of In Good Company Nashville

Expanding (or starting) your food & drink portfolio with fresh, beautiful images


Who can attend?

This workshop will be perfect for you if:

- you love to learn
- you have an interest in food photography and food styling
- you love connecting with new people
- you may photograph people for a living (weddings/portraits/etc) but are looking for a new creative outlet or new skill to add to your business
- you love good food (obviously)

This workshop will not be great for you if:

- you’re not open to learning new things
- you don’t get along well with others
- you don’t know how to operate your camera*
- you don’t care about good food (who even are you?!)

This workshop is limited to 10 attendees. I believe learning in a small-group setting is so beneficial and relationships are cultivated so much better that way!

*While you don’t have to be an experienced/professional photographer to attend, some photography experience is recommended (i.e. know manual mode). If you’re not sure if you’re ready or not, don’t worry — please email info@flavourphoto.com and we’ll chat about it. I will be honest if I feel that it’s not a great fit for you!


What should I bring?

Bring an open mind and an eagerness to learn.

Bring your DSLR (or mirrorless) camera and lenses (I recommend 50mm or longer focal lengths), memory cards/camera batteries.

Bring containers for taking food home — there will be a lot of photo shoot leftovers & we don’t want to waste!

Wear something you wouldn’t mind being photographed in (you may be asked to step in to a photo as a hand model or for an action shot).

Optional, but useful: a good tripod if you have one, a collapsible reflector/diffuser, and closeup/macro filters (I have these and love them — just make sure to get the right width for your lens).