In April Jake and hosted a food photography workshop in the Black Dragon Cafe, here in Dali, China. It’s our first time hosting a workshop, well, in China! so we were a bit nervous and excited. We worked with CC, the owner of the Black Dragon Cafe on providing lessons for shooting in the studio as well as shoot outdoors. The class were quickly filled with attendees who flew in from Beijing, Shanghai and everywhere in between.
For the in studio lessons we focused on teaching still life photography + movement photography that involve food/cooking. Here we were teaching patterns, layering, textures and studio lighting without the studio equipment. After still photos we moved on to movements. And the smell of baked bread made everyone a bit hungry.
After we’ve baked and photographed in the studio, it’s time to pack up the car and head to a local farm where we continued our workshop outdoors. Since it’s our first workshop in China, we were worried about communication, turns out most of the attendees spoke English so we had no issue communicating some of the more abstract concepts of photography/art.
Since this is a photography workshop not a cooking/baking workshop most of the attendees bought their own baked favorites and one even bought wine from a friend’s vineyard.
So what do you think, would you take a photography workshop on your vacation, in China?!