Famed food photographer Penny de los Santos will be hosting a free online food photography workshop next weekend from a studio not far from our digs in Seattle. This past week, she offered six people spots in the studio with her while she conducts the class. The catch? Everyone was required to make their plea via video, and ask her questions. You can watch her own introductory video here.
So, here’s mine. I think the questions that I’ve posed plague aspiring food photographers, so at the very least, I hope that’s helpful.
To participate and watch the course as it streams over the weekend is free. After that, you’ll need to pay for it. I’m all for coming up with varying models to teach people all kinds of stuff, so I’m a proud supporter for what the Creative Live team are doing.
I will utterly understand why Penny doesn’t select me. After all, there are some great videos out there. My favorite was by a woman named Dana; if I was Penny and the Creative Live people, I’d totally pick her over me. This guy’s video was very impressive — he even got a chef to give him an on-air pitch why he should be in Penny’s workshop (!) I love this guy from Brooklyn. I also totally dug the video by this woman in Seattle who has a spice company. (Hey, she’s trying to bribe Penny with food, too, specifically salted caramels). I liked this guy and his questions about how she prepares for a photo shoot, although I felt he tried to curry some favor with the whole “go Bobcats” thing at the end since Penny went to Ohio State University. This woman brought in her whole adorable family to vouch for her.
I guess even more than being in the studio with her, I’d like to spread the word about what’s she doing. I know that whether I’m in the studio or not, I will be watching…