Food Photography Class: Philippines
7 Jun 2006

In this intensive two-day workshop at the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, food photographer Mark Floro will guide you step-by-step through the range of lighting and photographic techniques used to make food look great in photographs, including:

  • Equipment needed
  • Lighting for food photography
  • Different styles of photographing food
  • Bringing out color and texture
  • Lighting for drinks
  • Finding a good food stylist
  • Tricks to making food look appetizing
  • Problems and treatments in photographing food
  • The business side of food photography
Mark Floro is one of the most sought-after food photographers in the Philippines. In his twenty-year career, he has put together a client list that includes some of the biggest names in the food industry, such as Chow King, Jollibee, Manila Peninsula, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Purefoods, Robinson's Convenience Stores, and San Miguel Corporation. He is past president of the Advertising Photographers of the Philippines, and former director of the Advertising Suppliers Association of the Philippines (through the photography sector). Mark also has a degree in commercial advertising photography from the Arts Center, College of Design (Pasadena, California). Dates: June 29–30 August 23-24 TIME: 9 AM to 5 PM Cost : PhP 4,800 (USD 96) + VAT (Includes materials, lunch and snacks. Plus roll of film, developing and printing.) Participants should have completed a Basic Photography workshop, or have equivalent experience. Also, the Center for Asian Culinary Studies (Cafeysabel.com) in Manila offers classes for both food styling and food writing. None are currently scheduled, but their website lists a phone number to call to find out when the next round of workshops will be happening.

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