On Thursday night as a study break I attended a food photography workshop at school led by Emilie, aka The Food Eye. Having retained a surprising amount from photography class regarding shutter speed, aperture and ISO (wish I could say the same of other subjects), instead what I gained from the most were her tips on styling. Emilie's work has a distinct and almost child-like vibrance to it, particularly in the way she plays with color and texture. Definitely some artistic inspiration for the future.
After a brief presentation she let us play around with some props, studio lighting, and desserts prepared by one of our chefs. Results below.
I stuck around afterward hoping that we would get to eat something (IMO the best types of free things are food, wi-fi and drinks, in that order), but alas this was not part of the agenda. Luckily chef took pity on me and let me try some anyways.
However, not everything was as delicious as they appeared to be. The wafer is, indeed, a cookie topped with raspberry jelly, while the chocolate dessert is actually just a plain old bar of chocolate. Chef said that the macaron was "fake" but...my friend and I stealthily split one when no one was looking and it tasted real enough to us.