Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Phototasting: A Gastrophotoblogging Experience, Checkers Downtown 2/6/2010

For those of you who have been with me since the beginning, do you remember when my food photos looked like this???

Well, it took four long years of experimenting with my photography for sushi to represented in a much better fashion on my blog. (OK fine, I got a new camera, but you know what they say. It's not the camera...) Now, I can make photos of sushi look more like this!

Where was Phototasting when I needed it? If only I had a fun workshop to go to back then when I couldn't take a picture to save my life and knew not a soul in our wonderful food blogosphere. If you can relate to what I went through, you're in luck! By coming to Phototasting--an interactive gastrophotoblogging workshop led my myself and other local food bloggers--you'll have an opportunity to learn and practice basic food photography skills while also getting a small tasting of Chef Todd Allison's winter seasonal menu and meeting new people. This workshop is geared toward both Point-and-Shoot and DSLR users, so don't worry if you don't shoot with fancy-schmancy equipment.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 12:30-3:00 pm at Checkers Downtown. Please see the media release below for more information. Register soon at http://phototasting.eventbrite.com/ as spaces are limited!


Do you like food? Do you like taking photos? Do you like taking photos of food? Phototasting is a unique opportunity to do all of the above with the guidance of several seasoned Los Angeles restaurant bloggers and the gorgeous new Winter Seasonal Menu of Chef Todd Allison. Not only will you practice capturing the splendor of Chef Allison’s culinary masterpieces, but you will get to savor them as well.

This workshop offers simple tips for both point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras and is geared toward photography of dishes in restaurants. Through hands-on demonstrations, you will learn elementary elements of exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. The interactive presentation will also introduce core composition and digital post-production techniques.

LA restaurant/food blogger extraordinaire Daily Gluttony, as well as contributors to The Knot and Tripvine.com, will guide attendees through this fun gastrophotoblogging experience. To register, please visit http://phototasting.eventbrite.com/

A newly renovated boutique hotel, the Hilton Checkers Downtown serves as the perfect backdrop for Phototasting. Come to Phototasting to learn elementary restaurant food photography, sample Chef Allison’s delicious and innovative dishes, and experience the cool elegance of the Hilton Checkers Downtown.

Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Location: Checkers Downtown, 535 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071

(213) 624-0000


SinoSoul said...

holy cow. Canon SD100. 3.2mp FTW! I had the even older S100. Good times!

yutjangsah said...

You make ugly sushi look pretty. I learn from the camera-master-san one day. Then me talk pretty too.

weezermonkey said...

So exciting!

Kung Food Panda said...

Good luck at the event Pam!

Andee (LAEasyMeals) said...

Fun! I'm signed up for the event, can't wait!

Presto said...

it's ok as long as you have improved. i must say that dslr cameras have greater advantage as what you have done on the second pic. i am dreaming for having a dslr camera. lucky for you. and now, you have great shots.

OakMonster said...

Just found out about this from Tasting Table today. And of course, you're all sold out.

I'm sooo bummed! Will you do another one sometime?

Food, she thought. said...

This is so funny. I look back in horror at early blog pictures of my own. I tried to book for Phototasting the Thursday prior, but it was already sold out. Pewp. Waiting for a blog post about the event.

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