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 |

 

New Food Styling and Photography Workshop Announced for 19th July 2014

 

If you are interested in food styling or food photography then you might like to come along to our next workshop on the 19th of July in Howth Co. Dublin from 10.00am to 4.30pm.

In 2013 myself and leading Irish food stylist Erica Ryan decided to host a workshop to cater for the growing interest in food styling and food photography in Ireland. The workshops are 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. 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 response  could not have been better ! Here are just some of the nice comments people have passed on to us about their experience of the workshops:

” thank you most sincerely for an extremely enjoyable and very informative day on Saturday, for me it exceeded my expeditions and I learned loads,”  Clarissa Jane | CJ Cookery School |  www.cjcookery.com

 

” We were all there for slightly different reasons but with the common theme of wanting to take better photos of our food; whether it was for our food blog, or to work as a food stylist or to sell our food online. I can safely say that we all learned a lot! By the end of the day, I felt inspired and encouraged. And I hope that I can apply most, if not all of what I have learned from Erica and Gary and make this blog as visually interesting as possible.” Jessie Stuart | Ms. Cooksalot | mscooksalot.wordpress.com |

To read Jessie’s full post please click on link  Food styling and photography workshop and a visit to Howth Farmers Market

 

“Thank you so much for the workshop on Saturday – it was great! So interesting and inspiring!!”  Roisin Lydon | Lecturer in the Home Economics Department at St.Angela’s College, Sligo | www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie

“Thank you very much for having me on Saturday. It was a fantastic experience and I’ve learned a lot. Now I see my photos in a different light.” Kasia Glosnicka | www.divinebakes.ie

“I really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to doing my next few shots and see how much better I can make them.” Philippa White | Senior Culinary Chef Dawn Farm Foods | www.dawnfarms.ie

For more information on our workshops please click on the link below:

or

Contact us directly for more information @ jordanphoto@iol.ie  | ericajaneryan@hotmail.com

 

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

Gary Jordan food photographer and Erica Ryan food Stylist announce new date for their up and coming Food Styling and Food Photography Workshop for the 23rd November

We are delighted to announce another Food Styling and Food Photography Workshop for the 23rd November. Once again 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.

| When: 23rd November  from 10.00am to 4.30pm| Where: Howth, Co Dublin | Price : €165 PP with lunch included

We would love to see you there!!!