Levi’s Foodspotting Workshop | lauren colchamiro photography

Levi's Foodspotting Workshop

Around the end of November, my friend Amy – you may remember her from our Daily BR!NK shoot awhile back – invited me to speak at a workshop she was helping organize on behalf of Foodspotting. At the time, Levi’s was hosting an incredible interactive photo space on Wooster St. in NYC. In addition to a massive studio setup with professional lighting and other equipment, there was a wall full of vintage cameras to use and rent (for free!), large format printers, and screen printers. Over three months, there were a number of free seminars and workshops for people to learn about and play with photography. A really impressive resource.

Along with three other photographers, I spoke briefly about best practices for getting great photographs of food, specifically when you’re seated at a restaurant as Foodspotters around the world do every day! My summation: Sit near a window if you can. Avoid using the flash. If it’s dark and you have to, try bouncing the flash off a napkin or a menu so the light isn’t too direct and harsh. Don’t be afraid to pose the food, and try to take a photo before you dig in.

Levi's Foodspotting Workshop

Levi's Foodspotting Workshop

Levi's Foodspotting Workshop

They also had a photo booth for people to play around in. I had a blast! Thanks, Levi’s and Foodspotting!

Levi's Foodspotting Workshop


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