Food styling and photography workshop places left!

Just wanted to let everyone know there are still a few places left on our workshop set for Sunday 26th of July next in Howth, Co Dublin.

We would love to see you there!

Please contact either myself or Erica if you would like to attend.

 

 jordanphoto@iol.ie

ericajaneryan@hotmail.com

 

 

 

2 new food photography and food styling workshops in July 2015

If you are interested in food photography or food styling we would be delighted to invite you to attend either of our up and coming one day workshops in July 2015.

The dates are:

Saturday the 11th July or Sunday the 26th July from 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Location:

Howth Co.Dublin

(Both days cover the same material so it doesn’t matter which day you pick to attend.)

Myself and Erica have worked together for many years in the commercial food business. During the day we will pass on the many tips and tricks we have picked up during our time creating mouthwatering dishes for TV, film, print and the web. We will cover the fundamentals of preparing food for the camera, props selection and backgrounds, basic camera techniques and the use of light and lighting along with processing your images. 

The workshop will take place in Erica’s fully equipped kitchen overlooking Howth Harbour and Ireland’s Eye. Places are limited, so book soon!

 

Christmas themed food styling and photography workshop announced for the 8th November 2014

Myself and Erica are delighted to announce another Food Styling and Food Photography Workshop for the 8th November. This time we have decided on a Christmas theme.

As always, the workshop is designed to assist budding food stylists, food bloggers / writers or artisan food producers who want to capture their produce at its best and take their skills to a higher level. Over the day you will be introduced to the fundamentals of preparing food for the camera, props selection and backgrounds, basic camera techniques, the use of light and lighting along with processing your images. Places are very limited. Erica and myself, who have worked together for many years in the commercial food business, will pass on the many tips and ‘tricks’ we have picked up over this time creating mouthwatering dishes for TV, Film, Print and Web. The workshops will take place in Erica’s fully equipped kitchen overlooking Howth Harbour and Ireland’s Eye.

If you are interested in booking a place,please contact Erica directly at :

Erica Ryan:

ericajaneryan@hotmail.com

Mob  086 8594939

 

| When: 8th November 2014  from 10.00am to 4.30pm| Where: Howth, Co Dublin | Price : €165 PP with lunch included |

 

Photokina 2014 gets underway on September 16th.

Once again #Photokina opens it’s doors in Cologne to the worldwide photography industry.

If you are interested in anything remotely photographic, this is the trade show for you! I was was there a number of years ago and the scale of the event is breathtaking. You will find all the events here:

http://www.photokina.com/events

 

 

Food Styling and Photography Workshop hosted by Erica Ryan and Gary Jordan announced for March 22nd 2014

If you are interested in Food Styling or Food Photography our workshop on March 22nd might be just what you have been looking for.

The Workshop is designed to assist budding food stylists, food bloggers / writers or artisan food producers who want to capture their produce at its best and take their skills to a higher level. Over the day you will be introduced to the fundamentals of preparing food for the camera, props selection and backgrounds, basic camera techniques, the use of light and lighting along with processing your images. Places are very limited.

For more information please click on the link below:

or contact us directly:

jordanphoto@iol.ie  | ericajaneryan@hotmail.com

 

Avonmore Smooth Vegetable with Crème Fraîche & Garden Herbs Soups

New Limited Edition Avonmore Soup

While doing the weekly shop the other day I came across the New Limited Edition Avonmore Soup on shelf. This is a new edition to the main Avonmore Vegetable range for which I did the original photography. I think Richie Ryan of Greenhouse has done a great job once again on the design of this new pack. Originally, the use of one main colour (green) across the whole range was a big step to take with the design, as colour is usually used to differentiate the various recipes from pack to pack, especially when there is a lot of variants. However, when you see the whole range of green packs side by side they look really strong together. Also the descision not to show soup on pack and just shoot the ingredients helped to make this new line jump out.

From a photography point of view our biggest challenge was to make each pack look different, as with a range as big as this where vegetables are the only ingredient, this was very tricky, especially with no variation in colour!

However, with a good team around us i.e art direction (Richie Ryan) food styling ( Sally Dunne) and the marketing team from Glanbia we managed to achieve this while still keeping a nice harmony throughout the range.

The new Avonmore Smooth Vegetable with Crème Fraîche & Garden Herbs Soups I think works really well as an addition to the original range. Once again Art direction (Richie Ryan) and food styling this time was by Erica Ryan.

Richie Ryan Creative Director @ Greenhouse 

http://greenhouse.ie  ( great website by the way! )

Sally Dunne Food Stylist  

http://www.sallydunne.com

Erica Ryan Food Stylist

Mob 086 8594939

smitten kitchen

Really great food blog called Smitten Kitchen!

I have just come across this really great food blog called Smitten Kitchen. It is the creation of Deb Perelman who does all the cooking, writing and photography.

I just love the layout and design of this blog. It is really easy to get around which is always a plus! Out of her small apartment in New York, Deb cooks and photographs her dishes which look fantastic. It is incredible how many dishes she has on the blog with full cooking instructions and really clean crisp images to guide you.

I am definitely going to give some of her recipes a go!

Check it out:

http://smittenkitchen.com/