Food Photography Talk at the Foothills Camera Club

Prairie Girl Cupcakes

The Foothills Camera Club is Calgary’s oldest camera club and a great place to learn from and share with other photographers. I have presented at the club a few times over the years, and it’s always great to share photos and knowledge with fellow photographers. This year I presented about my experience learning Food Photography through my work with Prairie Girl Bakery.

I started working with the bakery in 2010 and have over time done increasingly more complex photo shoots. We started with simple high key product photos on a white backdrop, so we could display their delicious cupcakes on their website. The photos turned out beautifully, so the next time I was asked to photograph a variety of scenes using the cupcakes for use in website banners. Over time, we did seasonal displays, used models, and creating increasingly more complex setups. In 2014, the project grew to include imagery for a bakery cookbook that would be published by Random House, which I shot over 50 images for. It was one of the most rewarding projects I was able to work on and I’m very proud of what we created.

The Foothills Camera Club talk covered my creative journey of learning food photography through my work with Prairie Girl, and how it came to ignite a great passion of mine. I also shared lots of tips I learned along the way and advice for working with food. I also showed lots of samples and included this slideshow of the best cookbook images.

The feedback on my talk was great, and I was approached to teach a food photography workshop as a result. Thank to you everyone who attended my talk. I will post details about the food photography workshop when I have it all confirmed.

Thanks again to the Foothills Camera Club. If you want to get involved with the club, I highly recommend attending one of their monthly meetings. More info at: www.foothillscameraclub.ca

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