Sunday, December 13, 2009

Food Styling Workshop , UiTM Penang

A workshop on Food Styling and Food Photography organized by the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, UiTM Pulau Pinang was held on 9 - 10th December last week. I was given the responsibility to conduct the workshop. Participants of the workshop were lecturers and assistant lecturers of the culinary arts and foodservice department. The objective of the workshop are to give and share ideas on how the Food Styling Class / Course should be conducted, since UiTM Penang Campus will be offering the BSc (Hons) Culinary Arts Management, this coming July.Techniques, tips and ideas of how to present food for the camera are given to the participants. And some basic food photography techniques are also been taught - Alhamdulillah my little photography knowledge does help me a lot.
The workshop are conducted for 2 days, and breakdown into 2 session. The first day of the workshop started with a 2 hours theory - 'Introduction to Food Styling' and followed with a hands-on session. And, for the second day, 1 hour lecture on 'Identifying Props and Utensils, 1 hour lecture on 'Introduction to Food Photography' and followed with a hands-on session.

Participants were exposed to several techniques and tips in presenting food for camera. There were three hands-on task given. There were Roasted Chicken, Grilled Steak and Ice Cream (using Fake Ice-Cream as stand-in or an actor). Prior to the hands-on session, participant are given a brief introduction on how food should be presented, tehnicques were simulated using beverages, salads and crisps. Participants were also exposed on angle of shooting, lighting, and shadow in photography.
Detail pictures on techniques and tips will be posted later.

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