Food photography on your smartphone
“People eat with their eyes”
If you run a restaurant or café - your menu is critical. You even designed your menu around many factors – including visual presentation (height and colours).
This workshops is designed to empower you and your staff to capture your own creative, stunning smartphone food photography. Images for social media in-between professional photographer engagements keep your social media followers engaged to increase free, organics reach.
Tara brings her in-depth knowledge of lighting and food styling to empower you to also create irresistible, mouth watering and imagination evoking images.
You will quickly learn that so much of achieving these amazing images has nothing to do with the camera that you are using.
Similar to product photography - your website and social media are often the first impression of your food. You need to present your food in the best possible way with a variety of methods that bring out the vibrancy and appeal of the food.
Why not host a smartphone food photography workshop for your customers!
Show your customers how to capture, edit and proudly share amazing photos of your food. User generated content is incredibly powerful for social proof. It demonstrates how your food is presented in real life (not staged) and how it makes customers feel!
- Restaurant, café and bar owners
- Hospitality staff
- Catering and events
- Food and beverage retailers
- Basic phone camera techniques and tips
- Creative research on how to capture your food
- Concept design and basic styling
- Discuss the importance of lighting – natural lighting
- Practical and cheap options for lighting and props
- How to set up and structure the photo
- Photo editing process using Snapseed app
Do you ask your customers to share their images with you?
You can help your customers create amazing images of your food, venue and their overall experience. There is nothing more powerful than social proof.
Introduce your customers to how they can start taking better mobile photos.
- Email our get started page full of free resources or our free course containing five daily 6-7 minute videos
- Offer a gift voucher as a social media prize to one of our scheduled workshops in Geelong and Melbourne
- Host your own group workshop for Mike and Tara to not only your customers - we can up-skill your staff at the same time
What our clients have to say
Using social media for my job I wanted to improve the quality of my photos I post. Mike was a fantastic teacher and I learnt a lot over the two hours. It’s hard to believe what you can do with your Smartphone! I’ve been able to immediately put many of the tips into practice and would highly recommend his courses. Thanks Mike.
City of Melbourne, Visitor Insights
I joined the workshop to learn how to take WOW images, for work reasons and for my own personal images too. The session was great and useful for people with all levels of technology knowledge. I learned some handy information that I will now use on a day to day basis. Mike was friendly and very knowledgeable. Thanks
Business Events Geelong
Mike's workshop really opened up my eyes on what is achievable with these devices. The workshop format was very flexible and allowed me to ask lots of questions based on the types of photos I take both for work and personally. Mike's knowledge of both camera and editing apps was amazing.
Mike's workshop is clearly presented, well organised and a lot of fun. Mike is very knowledgeable and presents the information in a jargon-free, non-judgmental manner with a lot of positive re-enforcement and tips to improve your photographs. I highly recommend the course to all who want to get more from their smartphone camera.
The workshop has helped me to move out of my mobile photography 'comfort zone' and start experimenting with other editing apps and more features of my iPhone. The FB group is a great follow up support as the news skills will take time to develop. Thanks Mike for answering all my questions and the great follow up.
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About the facilitators
Mike James has combined 20 years of experience in photography and mentoring to become a sought after smartphone photography training specialist – delivering extraordinary value, in an engaged and intelligent way. Sorry no PowerPoint!
Mike’s passion comes from being on a mission to help you become more photography literate, priding himself on avoiding any technical jargon – leaving you and your staff educated, inspired and ready to create stunning images.
Starting at the basics, you will soon be empowered to save time and money, capturing, creating and sharing images well beyond the limits of the standard phone or tablet. The phone camera technology, combined with Mike’s jargon-free techniques, tips and recommended apps have made the smartphone a viable tool for professional photography.
Hello. I am Tara, the Hungry Artist. I'm a passionate food photographer, qualified graphic designer and social media guru.
I know how to combine these skills to make damn good brands look even better and gain the exposure they deserve. A beautiful social media feed will lift your brand image and drive more patrons through your door.
I have worked with a raft of well-known brands in the Geelong region to shoot, edit and design images for marketing. I can work with you and your brand in a number of different ways - let's start with a chat.