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2017 Gotland Workshop

May 19, 2017

 Join us this August (23rd – 26th) for four days of photography, styling, foraging, creativity and exploration. Together Olivia @Adelasterfoodtextures & I will be hosting an intimate workshop on the charming Swedish island of Gotland.  

Here in this historic Swedish holiday destination, we will spend our days exploring the creative process, the basics of camera mechanics, food styling, and the visual narrative. We will be joined by guest teacher Linda Lomelino for an afternoon tea. She will share her beautiful expertise of baking, styling and creating a cookbook over the course of the afternoon. There will be a hands-on styling demonstration with Linda and a Q&A as we enjoy a leisurely time at our ‘afternoon tea table’. In addition to spending time creating at our rambling Swedish farmhouse, we will make an excursion into the world heritage town Visby, lunch at one of the island’s restaurants and an afternoon wander at the island’s herb farm.

As we explore the local food and cultural landscape of Gotland, there will be ample consideration and guidance in the art of the photographic narrative and the composition of the lifestyle photograph. With photo-rich opportunities abound, Olivia will guide us through an afternoon of making herbs and flowers into tonics, teas, scrubs and skincare to use at home. She will also lead attendees who share an interest of wild food on a walk identifying wild plants and keeping a watchful eye for the unique and “only native to Gotland’, Salma berries.

We are also incredibly excited to offer an optional yoga session each morning to further cultivate a space for personal reflection, and stillness. Weather you this will be your first time or you have years of experience, we hope it will bring another dimension to our time on Gotland. Yoga has been a part of Krissy’s life and creative practice now for 5 years and she could not be more delighted to be able to share some of the joys of this style of bodywork with participants. Sessions will be taught in English by a Swedish instructor.

With days packed full of inspiring opportunities for creativity, styling, cooking and photography; mornings and evenings will focus on the simple joys of gathering, sharing meals and the camaraderie of conversation. Sharing plant-centric meals, together round the table, this will be a time to reflect, relax and ask questions about everything from social media to pitching freelance work. This will also be a time to explore the needs of attendees, whether you are just starting out and looking to focus on developing a personal style and learning how to find work or are more experienced and looking for new opportunities in the industry, with a focus on working from anywhere in the world.Olivia and Krissy are also presenting attendees with the very unique opportunity to have a preparation call before the workshop and to have our week’s work followed up with a 4 month portfolio review. Krissy and Olivia will review your work four months after the conclusion of the workshop via skype should you like. Giving you time to address those questions as you continue creating at home.  

We hope you will join us in Gotland, Sweden this August! We look forward to meeting you.

Details:

– Dates: 23rd – 26th August 2017

–  Gotland, Sweden

– price in usd:

  • $2600 private bedroom 
  • $2100 king bed, shared room with one twin bed 
  • $1950 single bed, shared room with one king bed 
  • $1950 twin bed, shared bunk room with four beds (one place remaining)

Please know that all baths in our farmhouse are shared

– 11 participants

– 4 days of food and lifestyle photography and instruction

– 3 breakfasts/brunch

–  3 dinners

– all entry and tickets for activities

– 4 month Follow up Portfolio Review with Olivia & Krissy  

 

Materials, meals and three nights accommodation covered in the cost of the ticket

Nearest major airports are Gotland, Malmo, further afield Stockholm

Daily ferries from the mainland to the ferry

Please note, airfare, ferry and transportation to the workshop is not included in the ticket price

Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due August 1, 2017.

There will be no refunds or cancellation. So please ensure you are able to attend before registering

For reservation or more details please contact: krissyoshea@gmail.com

Who can attend:

Anyone with an interest in food, photography or visiting Sweden. Anyone looking for inspiration, a chance to immerse themselves creatively or steel a few days away and shore themselves against a bucolic coastal landscape. Photography beginners and advanced photographers will enjoy this experience equally. For the more advanced photographers and stylists we can angle it towards professional development and industry opportunities in Sweden.

  • Olivia has worked as a photographer and stylist in Australia and upon returning to her native country Sweden hosted a restaurant pop up in nature. She also continued to work with photography and has exhibited her non food related photography in Australia and Sweden. Much of the food she makes has some elements of wild ingredients.

  • Krissy O’Shea is a freelance photographer and stylist. After receiving her MFA in Photography from San Francisco Arts Institute, she moved to London and worked in editorial and events. She now resides in New England working as a freelance photographer, stylist, recipe developer and event designer. She is passionate about food and design and writes about it all on her popular lifestyle blog, CottageFarmblog.com.     

2017 Martha’s Vineyard Workshop

March 25, 2017

Join us in the land amid the streams for three days of exploration, creativity, photography and learning on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
This May (19th – 21st) cookbook author, food52 contributor and island resident Sarah Waldman and I will be hosting an intimate workshop in the charming island village of Chilmark. Known for its rolling hills, breathtaking water views and rural charm, it is home to some of the island’s most beautiful and bountiful working farms and food stories.
Our home base for two nights will be one of the island’s simple but quintessential shingled, white trimmed farmhouses. With bucolic views out over fields, a little brackish pond and the wild Atlantic, it will afford the perfect position for daily expeditions. We will travel to a historic harbor-side fishing village, nearby farm stands, cheesemaker, flower farm, charming in-town restaurant and beautiful beaches. continue reading

2017 Rhode Island Photography Workshop

December 8, 2016

Join us in Paradise! A three-day photography and styling workshop in Paradise Valley, Rhode Island with Betty Liu and me!

This January (20th – 22nd) we will call a beautiful  home. With sweeping ocean views and picturesque fields as our background we will nurture the creative spirit and delve into the photographic and creative process.

Tucked away in the beautifully updated Paradise Farmhouse at Norman Bird Sanctuary, we will exploring the art (and mechanics!) of photography and styling. You will learn how to and create, shoot & style food and still life scenes. We will discuss the use of natural light, camera mechanics, prop selection and scene creation continue reading

Boston Photography Immersion Class

June 1, 2016

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Workshop with guest teacher Betty Liu

Thursday, June 23rd + Friday, June 24th 2016

Dinner | Loyal Nine Restaurant, East Cambridge MA

Workshop | Warehouse XI, Union Square Somerville MA

Time | 6:30-9:30pm Thursday & 8:30am – 5pm Friday

Price | $475
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Betty is not only a masterly photographer but an inspired cook with a gorgeous food blog and incredible command of flavours and ingredients. I am always inspired by her kitchen wizardrycottagefarm.krissyosheaphotography2016-255Together, Krissy & Betty will help you to learn camera basics and the process of photography including, how to use natural light, incorporating the human element and setting up a shot.

Please join us on Thursday 23 June for a dinner at Loyal Nine, one of the nation’s most creative and innovative new restaurants. Here we will enjoy offerings from their seasonally inspired colonialist revival menu and get to know one another. There will be a bit of a discussion over dinner on discovering inspirations and social media but mostly we can just kick back get to know new friends, enjoying good food and the conviviality of the table.  

The following day, Friday 24 June will be spent at WarehouseXI making images through hands on instruction. Our day will start with a light breakfast where we will dive right into shooting! Betty & Krissy will begin with a discussion on how to use a camera and will share their knowledge, experience and understanding of photography & the creative process. You will learn how to create and shoot still life scenes, how to use natural light, camera mechanics, prop selection and scene creation. Gathering again at the lunch table, we will have time to consider the mornings teachings and engage in a Q&A session. In the afternoon we will roll off into small groups so that you may set-up a scene to shoot yourself; building upon the morning’s lessons with guidance from Krissy & Betty.

In addition, you will also have an opportunity to shoot a live scenes and learn to capture movement during our cocktail making demonstration. A guest bartender will be creating something special just for us! And mixing it up on the day – a great opportunity to capture process in action.

Equipment needed | DSLR camera with manual setting options, Lens or lenses, Batteries and charger, Notebook

Please contact Krissy @ krissyoshea@gmail.com to reserve your spot 

*Please know that due to nature of the event, payment must be made in full at the time of registration and can not be refunded. Price of the ticket includes all dinner, breakfast and lunch costs and a cocktail.Zucchini Lemon Cake _ bettysliu-4

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