food writing + food photography/styling workshop with Katrina Meynink and Sneh Roy
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100% hands on fun food photography & styling workshop with Sneh Roy

A couple of weeks back I returned to Cook Republic HQ for another workshop with Sneh Roy. This time it was a practical food styling and photography workshop directed by Sneh. (You can read about my first Cook Republic workshop HERE).

We started the morning constructing our own morning refreshment. We were presented with table of delicious fruits, nuts, granola and yoghurts that we styled and then photographed.

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Sneh discussed several food styling methods and we were encouraged to style and photograph each one. Styling with only one prop was interesting…

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We headed outside for some food styling under the trees. We were directed that our focus was to be on the bok choy.

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The ceramic platters (above) came from Natalie Velthuyzen a Sydney based ceramic artist. Love the glazes she used, reminded me of the beach with the soft sand colour of the clay and the blues of the glazes. Natalie can be found on Facebook and Instagram.

Our lunch spread was prepared by Sally Boyle of Simmer and Boyle (@simmerandboyle on instagram) We enjoyed delicious salads with mini onion and cheese tarts. Panacotta followed for dessert.

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One more styling/photography session was fitted into our day; we filled our market bags with fruit and headed outside...

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The Parisian cotton net bag used in the above image came all the way from Canada, from Mur Lifestyle.

The last very important task of the day was to eat cake. A beautiful cake made by Sally, was almost too good to cut into, but we did!

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Thanks to the generous sponsors of the workshop. I came away with some lovely goodies from (with their instagram accounts):

This was such a fun day spent with Sneh and a friendly group of women who had travelled from all over Australia (and New Zealand) to attend the workshop. I think there were actually more people from interstate/overseas than there were from Sydney!

And now I have to make time to practice more photography!

Until next time.


Fiona x 


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