Create & capture your foodie vision with our 2-day mouth-watering workshop in lighting & framing with accomplished food photographer, Matthys van Lill. And gain valuable insights from acclaimed food and lifestyle photographer, Tasha Seccombe, about food photography blogging and how you can get work towards reaching the same incredible results.
Taking great photographs of food is a hard-earned skill—after all, that’s why some people are lucky enough to get paid for it. But it’s also a lot easier to hone these days, no matter who you are.
What separates magazine-worthy photos from their less impressive counterparts isn’t a fancy camera or expensive equipment. It’s an understanding of what it takes to compose an appealing image and the confidence to execute your vision.
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Two sessions, over two days
Includes tuition and lecture notes
This workshop is limited to 10 students. Reservation is essential.
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– Learn more about her life in photography & experiences in the food photography industry
– Ask questions & get invaluable tips and insights
– Enjoy a cup of coffee & connect with fellow food photography enthusiasts
– Learn about the technical skill required to shoot food
– Gather tips on how to work with lighting and composition
– Any questions on camera settings & capabilities? Now is the time to ask!
– Bring your very own food or dish of choice and learn to capture it in the best way possible
Matthys started his photography career as a teenager when his father gave him his first Pentax 35mm film camera to capture his friends surfing on the East Coast. From here his love for photography grew and he decided to pursue his passion as a career.
His focus is on Food and Beverage photography and has collaborated on recipe books for the likes of Struik Publishing House and Jan Braai (Human & Rossouw, Book Storm). With his own studio which has a well fitted kitchen, plenty of light and space, Matt makes it the perfect place for your shoot!
“I am a wedding and food photographer based in Elgin in the Western Cape, South Africa and I find so much beauty in the little details of life and love. I want to photograph happy kisses, bear hugs, hand-me-down jewellery, teary father-of the-brides, feet in the sand, light through the window, Karoo sunsets, sea mist, people madly in love and food that inspires you to go cook something delicious! I adore my job!
From very early on I knew I wanted to do something visual with my life and was fortunate enough to be encouraged to follow that dream by my creative, talented and enterprising parents (see more about their boutique gourmet hotel in the Drakensberg – Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse). It was while I was studying Fine Art at the University of Stellenbosch that I first discovered cameras, film and the pure joy in photographing beautiful things. While my husband finished his studies in England I had the great luck to be able to meet and assist for some of my food and lifestyle photography heros and so came to realise there wasn’t a future for me without a camera (and a lot of lenses!!) in it! Since coming back to South Africa and settling in the Cape my beloved little business has found it’s feet and this journey is now really underway!
It’s been amazing, joyful, liberating, creative, demanding, eye-opening, challenging and inspiring to be able to document and capture life and love (and food!!) 🙂 Thank you to everyone who has let me be there… It’s been an honour.
Some of the projects she’s involved in:
The Pretty Blog
The Food Fox
Good Taste Magazine
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