Presented by: Valeria Bismar
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
I was born and raised in Italy—where food always sparks a serious debate and passionate opinions.
Before landing in Montreal, I lived in the UK and Australia where my curiosity for photography started. I considered photography a career, and not a hobby anymore, when I enrolled in the Commercial Photography program at Dawson College. Since my graduation in 2014, I've worked full-time as a freelance photographer specializing in food, lifestyle and travel.
My work ranges from editorial projects published in international magazines, to collaborating with local food-based companies, all the way to teaching. In addition to co-hosting workshops in Quebec and Ontario for several years, I’ve also organized two food photography retreats in Europe, where our North American guests explored the Italian food culture through images and various activities.
Simplifying Food Photography with Light and Composition
With this talk, I’d like to share insights into food photography—from the biggest challenges to the easiest ways to dive into this world and re-emerge with satisfying, sense-evoking imagery.
Together, we’ll discuss composition, storytelling, food styling and the importance of props. A couple of slides will be dedicated to equipment and all the basic tools needed to start taking food images. My intention is to inspire you to start looking at food photography in the most organic, simple, and natural way.