Farm to Fork: The Art of Food

Farm to Fork: The Art of Food 
Spring 2015

“Farm to Fork: The Art of Food,” led by Farrell Scott and Melanie Dubberley will immerse you in the art of photographing food. Over the past decades, food photography has advanced from being untouchable studio still shots to becoming palpable expressions of one's passion for food.  Food blogging, increased interest in chefs, the farm-to-fork movement, and of course camera phones have sparked this shift.  The focus of this workshop explores this editorial approach to food photography.  Learn to take alluring food photographs while investigating composition (plate and shot), lighting (artificial and natural), and styling (food and prop). We will shoot a variety of subjects; whether it be food in the garden, on a plate, the preparation process, or one bite of food.

As part of the all inclusive package, participants will stay on site at the Christian Brothers Retreat & Conference Center. Our intent is to minimize distraction and maximize contact with instructors and fellow students. 

You will find the retreat center nestled near the end of a scenic winding road, a refuge from tourism and traffic. Plan to be inspired by its dramatic backdrop of hillside vineyards and classic Mediterranean architecture. Only a short walk away, the Hess Collection Winery built in 1903 will surprise you with its unexpected elegance and contemporary art collection featuring works by such famed artists as Andy Goldsworthy and Robert Motherwell. From gourmet cuisine to fine wine, the weekend is designed with the refinement worthy of a memorable experience in the Napa Valley.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for the emerging professional photographer, student or food blogger interested in food photography. There will be critiques, hands-on help and one-on-one time with Farrell and Melanie.

Workshop Tuition

Workshop Location & Accommodations
Christian Brothers Retreat & Conference Center
4401 Redwood Road
Napa CA 94558