Earlier this week I participated in a food photography workshop with Portland photographer, Chris Ryan. The class was organized by the Newspace Center for Photography. Our small group of about ten students met at Chris’s Northwest Portland studio.
After a discussion of composition and local publications that use food photography, we put together some food displays and practiced shooting in the studio. Later, we carpooled to Tasty n Sons, a restaurant in North Portland. The restaurant graciously hosted our group and provided some food and beverages for us to photograph. Our presence did not seem to faze the staff, or the patrons.
We wrapped up the day back at the studio, taking turns at photographing and asking Chris many questions. Toward the end of the day, we kept our energy up by eating some of the props! The pastries and candy were delicious.
Photo credit: Tamara Muldoon