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Posted By: Aileen Adalid at 4:57 PM, Monday, January 14, 2013 ▸
Last 2012, I mentioned how I was lucky enough to be invited to CCA Culinary School's 5-Day Food Media Course [see related post here], but what I did not mention was another one of their sessions: food photography!
Obviously, owning a food blog such as this involves a 'responsibility' wherein I should at least take good shots of the dishes that I encounter. Having to own only a point-and-shoot camera has limitations, but thankfully, I manage. Nevertheless, this class did not involve teaching us into 'how' we should take photos, but rather involved on a 'sneak preview' on how professional photographers take salivating shots of food for magazine covers (for example). And woooow, just looking at all the set-up and lighting dizzied me!
Looks a bit complicated if you ask me, but it was interesting to say the least! A few of my foodie friends and I had a good laugh though as we joked on how we would bring props like these to every restaurant that we visit; and boy, that would of course, cause such a scene!
This session was actually held as the last part of the course, wherein the students would make a dish that involved all the teachings of Chef Eugene Raymundo in food styling. The students will also direct the 'look' or 'style' of their dishes on their own and then have Chef Eugene's professional photographer to just take a snap of it.
And just for the fun of it, I tried to use my point-and-shoot to take shots of my own. Hah! Amateur! LOL.
The Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) Podium Culinary School Market Cafe has a lot of courses to offer for those who are trying to get a career in the culinary arts or even for those who are just simply enthusiasts. Simply go to their website below to inquire. Enjoy!
"Foodie from the Metro" : CCA Culinary School | A Sneak Peek at Food Photography