I am SOOO excited, it’s that time again! I know many of you have waited for this day!
I am thrilled to announce the registration opening for my next and totally unique FOOD & LIFESTYLE Photography Workshop! I have truly pushed myself to the limit to make it one of a kind and it all begins March 15. 2017!
Yesterday I notified my waiting list and the response was AMAZING! You can secure your seat for the workshop, AND get amazing BONUSES – if you register for the the early-bird offer.
This is a 6-module online course for all levels of photographers who want to learn every exciting aspects of creative lifestyle photography!
In this workshop I teach you EVERYTHING I know about photography + you get to access to my exclusive Lightroom editing tutorials!
Join my very passionate community of supportive female photographers, from all over the world, from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy professional training, helpful tutorials, a private forum, AMAZING bonuses (ONLY for those who register early) and much, much more!
Gain support, motivation, inspiration and answers to all of your questions, as I expose everything it takes to capture and create magazine worthy pictures.
NB: Registration is only open for a limited time twice a year, so if you want in don´t miss this chance!
I´ve been on full speed in my studio lately re-vamping my biz + creating AMAZING new training for YOU. My goal this year is to help even more fabulous creatives build their dream lives, doing what they love.
I just released a brand NEW Challenge to Improve Your FOOD + STILL LIFE Photography In Just 5 Days.
With this mini course you´ll discover the secrets to capturing beautiful photos and take your FOOD + STILL LIFE photographs to the next LEVEL.
And that´s not all….(don´t you just LOVE surprises!)
TODAY I´m also launching a brand NEW and totally FREE MEMBERSHIP CLUB for creative women. Needless to say I’m over the moon excited about this!
You get access to a powerful collection of workbooks, checklists and mini-trainings to help you remove blocks that get in the way of achieving your goals.
You´ll find helpful tips on branding, business, creativity, productivity, blogging and photography. If you´re ready to honor your BIG dream and become unstoppable, come join us! I would love to have you on board.
If you love to photograph food and still life, but don´t have the right background/surface to use for it, I have good news for you! In my studio I have all kinds of backgrounds. I often like to use tables made of wood and old iron, but they are difficult to clean due to the texture of the surface.
So after a messy food photography session it´s not much fun to clean up. That´s why I love to use two other options, which I´ll share with you today; Foam Boards with photo prints and Vinyl Backdrops. They are almost weightless, easy to move around and not to forget; super easy to clean!
This was an idea I came up with a few years ago when I was ordering some large prints for a client. While I was placing the order, I suddenly started thinking; I wonder if I could photograph a wooden table or a rustic wall, then print it on foam boards and use them for photography? I decided to test it. I ordered about ten different prints, some made with photographs I´d taken myself and some with photos I found on an istockphoto site.
I was super excited when the prints arrived. Most of them turned out really beautiful and useful. A few of the prints didn´t work and looked unreal and not very authentic, but since the backside was white I could use them as reflectors – pretty awesome.
There´s NO limitations to what you can use as print; wood, old wall paper, old painted wood, shabby chic tables, brick wall, marble ext. You just have to create the photo or find it on an Istock website. Keep in mind that not all prints will turn out perfectly, but it´s worth the try. I´ve had mine for five years and use them often. They simply can´t break and are super delightful to work with.
Make sure the photo you use are high resolution between 250-300 dpi. Upload it to an online printing service (I used foto.com) and order the print on a thick foam board.
Choose a matte print and avoid the glossy look. If it´s too glossy it will create reflections and that´s not very nice. It´s up to you which size you prefer but I like size 50cm x 70cm or size 100cm x 120cm. The smaller size works great as surface and the larger print can be used as a background.
You can also buy made-for-you Vinyl Backdrops on Etsy. Companies like Swankyprints ship to all over the world. But be aware that the quality can vary. Some prints are great, others not so much and you don´t know until you get them. The prints are made in thin vinyl material which you can easily roll up and put away. When you use them for photography, you might have to tape the edges as they tend flip from being rolled up.