Storytelling Through Food Styling & Photography in Tuscany
After a year of hard work and planning, Delectable Destinations is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with 2 amazing and talented ladies, Food Stylist Catrine Kelty and Photographer Kristin Teig to offer you this unique food styling and photography workshop in Tuscany. We could not imagine a more perfect backdrop for our upcoming adventure, as we learn to create “through our lens” and celebrate the delicious Tuscan cuisine during the harvest season.
My love for Italy began 14 years ago and with it, my love for the food, culture and people of this beautiful country. This passion for Italy is the main reason I began my journey of organizing culinary experiences and during these trips, I “developed” a new excitement for photography. This naturally led me to begin the process of organizing a Food/Photography trip. Teaming up with Catrine and Kristin is the final ingredient in making this project a reality, in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy.
Together, we invite you to join us this Fall for our Food Styling & Photography Workshop & Culinary Experience in the beautiful Chianti Region of Tuscany.
October 26 – November 2, 2014. We are offering a 7 night/6 day Food Styling & Photography workshop in the charming town of Impruneta, just outside of Florence. Our accommodations will be at the beautiful Estate of Villa La Quercia, a 17th century stone cottage, surrounded by olive orchards and vineyards.
This experience includes cooking classes and workshops as well as visits to some of the most magnificent, charming & historical towns of Tuscany. Florence, Radda, Pienza, and Montepulciano to name a few. Visits to private vineyards for wine & olive oil tastings, an organic percorino farm, an artisanal goat cheese farm, chef guided market day in Florence and a beautiful day trip to the region known as Crete Senesi, a spectacular area of Tuscany that includes some of the most picturesque scenery. Dining at local trattorias and private villas throughout the week.
Together, Catrine and Kristin will show you how they collaborate to tell stories through food photography and styling. Students will learn how to see food at its best through understanding/modifying natural light, composition, styling and props.
This workshop is for anyone with a love of photography who is looking to improve their technical skills and deepen their artistic vision. Bringing a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera with manual controls is highly recommended. For anyone that is more interested in focusing on the food styling component or those with a basic point-and-shoot and/or camera phone are welcome to join us. The topics we will be covering will give you the tools to create better images for yourself and also challenge you to experiment and be creative! Please email us if you have any questions about equipment you have or are looking to buy or rent for the workshop.
Highlights of the workshop include understanding the fundamentals (ISO, shutter speed, aperture), understanding tools (tripods, reflectors, diffusers, lens selection), shooting on location, and how to compile a group of images to effectively tell a story. When we are not focusing on food photography and styling, we will be exploring landscape and portrait photography in the countryside and city, and at the market and farm.
In addition to technical instruction, Catrine and Kristin will talk about the creative process, finding your voice, and various resources for taking images off the screen and into the form of prints and books.
With the small class size, there will be opportunity for personal instruction as needed.
Catrine Kelty is a professional cook and food stylist whose work appears in magazines, cookbooks, commercials & catalogs. Catrine’s culinary experience and expertise will help you understand food in a way that will make it easier for you to photograph, while sharing some “tricks of the trade”.
Kristin Teig is an editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in food, travel and lifestyle photography and who’s work has been published in many established magazines. While studying painting in Italy during college, Kristin shared a family meal that sparked a love for documenting food and the stories behind each dish.
Carol Ketelson is a culinary travel planner, organizing trips to Italy and France since 2006, making each experience truly unique and authentic. Small groups, (max. 7 people), assures each trip is personal & intimate. Carol believes in building memories around wonderful food, wine and new friends.
THE FINE PRINT
$3550 per person
Airfare not included
Deposit – A 50% non-refundable deposit of $1775.00 is required to secure your spot
Final Payment of $1775.00 is due September 25, 2014. Workshop is limited to 6 people.
We hope you will join us for this incredible week. New friends, wonderful food and wine, and honing in your photography & styling skills. You will not only see Italy, you will “feel” Italy!
Carol Ketelson is the owner and operator of Delectable Destinations LLC. Dedicated to planning, co-ordinating and curating customized group tours to hand-picked destinations. As an experienced travel planner, Carol’s customized itineraries, specialized tours and off-the-beaten-path experiences create memorable journeys for her small groups of singles, couples, divorced, widowed and solo travelers seeking exceptional trips into the culture and cuisine of destinations around the world. Spring and Fall bookings invite travelers to taste delectable local cuisine, culturally rich traditions and mesmerizing sights. For over 10 years, Carol’s tours have captured the true essence of Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Puglia, Spain, Ireland and India.