Moody Ingredients

Vancouver Food Styling Workshop - April 7, 2019

When it comes to creating beautiful food imagery for blogs and social media content, time and time again the biggest challenges we hear about from our food photography workshop attendees have nothing to do with taking the actual photo.

Do any of these sound like they came from you?

I can take a decent photo but I have no idea how to style the food!

I struggle with telling a story with my images.

I have no idea how to edit the images after I get them on the computer.

How do I give my food photos a longer life? Can I repurpose them? Can I earn extra income from them?

How can I be more productive with my content creation?


If you heard your voice above then our newest food photography workshop may be the perfect antidote for you!

Food Photography Workshop

What You'll Learn

After this six hour hands-on workshop you'll have more confidence in your ability to style and edit your recipe ingredients.

We'll be focusing on prepping and styling fresh salad ingredients and raw fruits and veggies,  just in time for spring and summer content creation.  You will learn...

* how to plan and compose a shot
* how to use props, backdrops and garnishes to help tell your story
* how to style the same items in multiple ways to create different looks and moods
* how to frame shots for different mediums (i.e. your blog, Instagram, Facebook, stock photography)
* how to work towards a zero waste photo shoot (you shoot it, you eat it!)
* how to do basic post processing and editing using phone apps or in Adobe Lightroom (bring your laptops and phones!)
* how to repurpose the imagery you create
* how to generate extra income from your food photos
* how to work smarter and more efficiently

Bright Ingredients


At the end of the workshop we want you to go home with finished content you can use.  Whether that's photos for a blog post or images you can use on social media (or both).

We'll be focusing on salad ingredients throughout the workshop and we encourage participants to create a recipe at home for a salad topper (i.e.: a new dressing recipe, a marinated feta or pepper recipe, a new recipe for toasted nuts or croutons etc).  Bring your pre-made salad topper to the workshop and we'll help you style it, shoot it and edit it so you can go home with finished images for your new recipe.
(Please note, there will be no cooking facilities on site)


If you've got a favourite prop, backdrop or linen that you'd like to have included in any images you take at the workshop, bring it! If you have a prop you love but just don't know how to incorporate into your photography, bring that too! And if you've got a few props you no longer need and would love to send off to new homes, bring those as well!

Class size is limited to 15 people to ensure that everyone gets one on one attention from both instructors throughout the day. You'll receive feedback on your work and have the opportunity to ask them questions face to face.

Learn From Lisa Bolton & Melissa Hartfiel

Food stylist and cookbook author Lisa Bolton will be guiding you through a day of learning to style raw ingredients both for your own recipe content, for brand collaborations and for your own stock library.

She'll be joined by FBC co-founder Melissa Hartfiel who will be on hand to help you master some basic post processing tips on your phone or in Lightroom to give your images some extra pop.

Both Lisa and Melissa will lead a final one hour round table discussion on the business of food styling and photography with tips on re-purposing all the visual content you create for your blog to get the most out of it. Work smarter, not harder!

Workshop Details

  • When: 10am - 4:00pm April 7, 2019
  • Where: Tapio Tea Cafe, #1145 - 2551 No 6 Rd, Richmond
  • Early Bird Tickets: $275 + taxes and fees
  • Regular Tickets: $350 + taxes and fees
  • Food and props will be provided
  • DSLRs, Point & Shoot cameras and smart phone cameras are all welcome
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Tripods are not mandatory but are recommended
  • Optional: Laptops with Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop installed if you would like to work on editing your images (phone editing is also an option if you are shooting on your smart phone)

Please do not bring water bottles to the cafe. They will provide water and drinking glasses.

Get Your Tickets Now!

You can get your ticket now on Eventbrite**.  Your full day workshop includes lunch.  Food for styling will be generously provided by Windset Farms, Bothwell Cheese and Mother Raw vegan dressings. Props, linens, cutlery and backgrounds will also be provided but we do encourage you to bring your own as well!

** plus applicable taxes and eventbrite fees

About Lisa Bolton

Lisa Bolton is a freelance food stylist, recipe developer and the creative mind behind the successful blog Lisa Dawn Bolton, a space dedicated to thoughtfully presented and wholesomely prepared meals and recipes.

Lisa holds a masters degree in business and is the author of the best selling book, On Boards, with Penguin Random House.  She is a regular contributor to Food Bloggers of Canada and authors both the On Board in 20 and Food Styling 101 columns. She lives in metro Vancouver with her husband and son.

About Melissa Hartfiel

Melissa is one of the co-founders of Food Bloggers of Canada as well as the Managing Director of Content Creation for FBC. She has extensive experience in both food product photography and food lifestyle photography.

Melissa is a graphic designer, writer and illustrator by trade. She chronicles her adventures with food, photography and her creative life with her blog, Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach.  Melissa lives in metro Vancouver with FBC's Chief Morale Officer, SamTheDog.

Tapio Tea Cafe

Tapio Tea Cafe

Your workspace will be Tapio Tea Cafe in Richmond. This bright, clean space will be all ours for the entire day!

You'll have lots of space to move around and set up as well as lots of beautiful natural light to work with.  The cafe will be staffed and you will be able to purchase drinks from their menu, including bubble teas.

There is plenty of parking available outside.

2551 No 6 Rd,
Richmond, BC

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