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Summer Program: Food Landscape in Florence

Food and Wine have always been closely linked to Italian Culture and Art! Savethe dates and join this program to discover and taste the great food and wines ofItaly. This is a culinary voyage which will include outstanding food writing andfood styling and food photography taught by an exceptional faculty. Tuscany is the regional focus of the trip. You’ll learn the cultural rules of foodconsumption, the comparison with the rules of music, dancing and poetry, the relationships between food and religion, gender, tradition, art, lifestyle. You’ll meet chefs, sommeliers and at the same time, you’ll experience the beautiful artworks and landscape of Tuscany!

Dates: July 16th through July 24th, 2011

Day 1:

– Arrival in Florence, students will be picked-up and escorted to hotel. Housing check-in. Welcome dinner.

Day 2:

– Orientation and Program Overview: “Food Landscape of Italy”

– Architectural Walking tour of the Renaissance Center of Florence and visit to the internal part of the Duomo and Baptistery.

Day 3:

– Lecture & Workshop – Regional cuisine, Tuscany and its summer specialties. The workshop will include an introduction to the food styling and plate design, will be followed and combined with the Food Photography class.

– The participant’s styled plates will be used to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Workshop on Food Photography I: The basics of photography: camera settings (white balance, file quality, ISO speed, manual and automatic mode, lightmeter)

– Basic tips for lighting and food shooting. Artificial light: tungsten. Processing, presentation and print: photo editing and post production.

– Food Writing Workshop I: Regional Cuisine

Day 4:

– Visit to San Lorenzo Fresh Food Market, the central produce market where the reshest ingredients are available. The top floor houses all of the finest fresh fruits and vegetable, while the ground floor displays a variety of meats, fish, cheese and bread.

– Workshop on Food Photography II: Practical work with natural or artificial lightin a kitchen. Shooting the chef in action at GANZO (basics of portrait photography).

– Food Writing Workshop II: Gastronomy

Day 5:

– Lecture & Workshop: “Olive Oil in Tuscan Cuisine”, differences and usage of Olive Oil in the Culture and Diet.

– The workshop will include a food styling andplate design and will be used also to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Workshop on Food Photography III: Food styling. Tips, tricks and props to improve the shooting.

Day 6:

– Lecture and Workshop: Wines of Italy, an introduction to the art of pairing food and wine.


– Workshop on Food Photography III: An introduction to wine and spirits Photography.

– Food Writing Workshop III: Wine

Day 7:

– Lecture and Cooking Class

– Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean, exploration ofthe Italian cuisine as a part of the Mediterranean culinary culture. The workshop will include food styling and plate design and will be used also to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Lecture and final review on Food Writing and Photography. An Introduction tographic layout.

Day 8:

– Field Trip to Casamonti and Farewell dinner

Day 9: Departure from Florence

Cost: USD $1.980

Accommodation: Hotel Option:USD 700-(Single Rooms supplement USD 370)

Program cost includes: Orientation session, Information/Orientation folder•, Educational excursions and transcripts•, Student Services, Extra curricular activities•, Lab fees•, Listed Visits (including entrance fees and reservation), Licensed Art History Guide and/or Program Coordinator/Professor escorting during visits and field trips, Transportation with Private Bus or Train during field trips (as listed on day by day program)•,  Airport Pick-up and upon Arrival and drop off on Departure•, Cell phones (outgoing calls will be charged individually)•, Free Internet Access in School facilities in Florence•, Free access to the Gym•, Meals listed in the day by day calendar, on field trip if listed and after the cooking classes, Special Dinners & Lunch.

To register and for more information:

www.StudyAbroadOpportunities.ning.com

info@businessprojects.us

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Christmas Illuminations Photo Safari in Madrid

The Christmas Illuminations Photo Safari in Madrid will be an opportunity to take  brand new pictures. Even the most famous places change with the lighting of the night. The night light can create magical images!

The Photo Safari will take place on December 18th and will start at 4:00pm. The photographer Paloma Portillo will meet the group at Plaza de España, in the heart of the city, at the Starbucks Coffee (GranVía, 58).

Before starting the journey to visit the most amazing and famous landmarks of the city, the group will go over what is required to understand and master about evening photography and obtaining special effects.

Debod Temple, Gran Via, Plaza de Callaoand, Puerta del Sol, The Palace of Telecommunications and Puerta de Alcalá are among the locations which will be photographed.

Date: December 18th, 2010

Time: 16hs.

Meeting Place: Starbucks Coffee – Gran Vía, 58, Madrid

Registrations: www.StudyAbroadOppportunities.ning.com

Information: info@businessprojects.us


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Food Styling & Food Photography Workshop in Madrid

Join Photographer Paloma Portillo from December 13th through December 17th in Madrid when she will give a Food Styling and Food Photography Workshop which will allow participants to advance your career, improve your portfolio or learn new skills and connect with other professionals. Join
Topics to be discussed include:

– A food shoot from start to finish
– Lighting set-ups for studio and location shooting
– Equipment
– Post-production skills
– Tools, tricks and techniques
– Questions to ask your client to prepare the job or to consider when photographing your own work

This is hands on practice course and you will be able to photograph under the tutelage of professionals. Dishes will be prepared on the set by a professional Chef and you will be able to style and photograph your work.

Some of the topics to be covered within food styling will be:
1) How to work with difficult foods such as Ice Cream and making fake ice cream
2) Making seafood look fresh
3) Preserving ingredients on the set
4) Working with chocolate
5) Making steam
6) Preparing layered dishes

The cost of the program is 550 Euros

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For more information email info@businessprojects.us

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Digital Food Photography Workshop by Lou Manna: “Creating Mouth Watering Images”

Creating images of food that “look good enough to eat” is Lou Manna’s forte. In this workshop, Lou will guide you through the art of food photography, including lighting, styling, composing, propping, and everything that will make your work distinctive.

Are you hungry for a new set of photographic skills?

– You will learn various lighting set-ups for shooting food on location vs. the studio and the importance of modifying your style depending on your client.

– You will be shown a variety of lights, reflectors and mirrors to create your delectable photographs.

– During the workshop the images will be viewed on a huge screen for instant feedback and instruction.

– This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business, as he shares his approaches, techniques, and special tricks for photographing different types of foods.

– Please bring your camera (either a point and shoot or a DSLR) and your instruction manual.

– An Olympus Stylus TOUGH Series camera will be raffled off to one lucky winner who is present and one who is logged on the web.

Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Time: 10am to 5pm

Place: Merrick Auditorium at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Cost: Seminar: $149 with lunch included  and  Webcast: $79

To register please go to www.DigitalFoodPhotograhy.com

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Thinking about a Career in Photography?


A photography career offers you the opportunity to create unique work in a rewarding profession. As a photographer, you will require an artistic sense as well as technical expertise.  As a successful photographer you need to possess many qualities: creativity, good communication skills, and an ability to translate original ideas into fantastic images that really have an impact.  Photography as a career offers a variety of opportunities in different fields: Professional Photographers, Photographers and Graphic Artists, Photographic Specialists, Photographic Process Workers, Photographic processors, Photographic Restorers, Photographic Technicians, Photographic Stylists, Photojournalists.

Becoming a successful photographer takes hard work, determination, perseverance and talent. Learning the craft of photography has proven to be a continual practice due to technology development and changes. In the competitive and aggressive photography job market, every bit of hard-won knowledge and technique can help you.

Lou Manna, exceptional photographer and professor and author of Digital Food Photography can take you that very important step ahead. After working for The New York Times as a photographer for fifteen years, he established his own  Fifth Avenue Studio and currently teaches Photography to local and international students giving Photo Tips Via Skype and workshops. His work has appeared in ad campaigns, major magazines, and more than forty cookbooks.

For more information please visit www.loumanna.com and www.DigitalFoodPhotography.com

Photograph credits: Lou Manna

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