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Austin Texas Food/Prop Styling and Photography Workshop :: Part One

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Whenever we pick a new location for a food/prop styling photography, we like to pick a place that has a great food culture and great scenery. Austin, Texas, if you’ve never been, is a must on your go-to travel list.

It’s not only a really cool location, but the food scene is really amazing. The intergalactic headquarters of Whole Food Market (a quote from Deborah) is awesome, and as you can imagine, the pickings are good. We had the most amazing selection of props and objects, just how I like it, so our attendees would have plenty to choose from.

IMG_6944 Pictured: Deborah picking a few uncommon objects for our workshop.

Austin is also home to the holy grail of prop houses Uncommon Objects.

Deborah and I were so excited to get the VIP tour from one of the owners Steve, and also get an opportunity to use some of the amazing found objects from his collection. Of course I came away with some amazing personal finds – after all a girl needs a little something for herself.

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The workshop was held in a charming little well-equipped photo studio; the perfect fit for our group, and a great behind the scenes real life experience of how we work in a photo studio in real life.

We gathered in the morning for breakfast and a slide presentation by Deborah, and then it was my turn. Lot’s of creative conversation and great questions, lots of sharing, and then on to getting set up for the day.

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All of our attendees were of various experience, so we took a minute to get everyone on the same page, and then all photographed the set up I styled with our beautiful red snapper. The group broke up after lunch to shoot their own sets with our selection of food stuffs and proppage.

Here are a few images from our really amazing group of attendees/photographers and stylists. I can’t tell you how much fun it was to work with each and everyone of you.

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If you are thinking about taking our Marrakech Workshop, this will give you an idea of what a fun experience it is; it’s a great way to meet people from all over the world. You will make friends with like-minded creatives and learn to improve your skills all while exploring an exotic land with your instructors ( Deborah and I ) in tow. It’s a hands on experience for all levels, it’s a safe place to hone your styling and photographic skills, and there’s plenty of one on one instruction.

Thanks to our sponsors, Keith Kreeger Ceramics, Westelm Austin, Raw Marterials Design for our stylist aprons, Uncommon Objects for there kindness and help. Minted for the cool notebooks, and Staples for the pretty pens. A special shout-out to my hubby/photographer Frank and the studio manager/photographer Tony for their technical assistance to all attendees. As always, thanks to Rachel for assisting with food prep and styling tips.

Pictured: Austin Class of 2014, we hope to work with you all again, and in the meantime y’all stay in touch! xx

2014 Austin Food styling & photo workshop

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