Professional Food Photography Course by Jan Bartelsman

Award-winning photographer Jan Bartelsman, specialised in culinary photography, is giving two 3-day professional food photography courses at Farm 215 during early January 2014. Jan Bartelsman has published many photography books as well as restaurant guides such as, “Dining in Amsterdam”, “Dining in New York City” and “Hong Kong and Macau Magic”.

Travelling the world, Jan has photographed countless and diverse dishes. His clients include (to mention a few): renowned chefs around the world, Supperclub restaurant, Intercontinental Hotels, Domaine de La Romanee Conti, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Culinaire Saisonnier and Food Arts Magazine USA.

“Bartelsman’s unique artistic vision and technical expertise are essential components of his working method, and help him to capture images that grab the attention, seduce the senses and transcend the ordinary. His photographs display culinary ingredients to their freshest and most contemporary advantage. He always strikes just the right balance between light and shadow, sharpness and the creative use of blur.”

For more information on Jan Bartelsman : http://www.bartelsman.nl/

The meals during this course will be prepared by Dutch Chef and food stylist Cees Nouwens.

The program will consist of lectures and demonstrations but because the group is small (maximum 12) the program is flexible so that individual wishes can be catered for. This course is hand-on and down-to-earth: learning by doing with an expert photographer available while enjoying good food and perfect wines in a relaxed atmosphere and in the middle of the beautiful settings of a pristine nature reserve.

The course is meant for: food bloggers, culinary journalists, chefs who want to take photos of their own food, amateur and professional photographers who want to know more about the tricks of this trade.

This 3-day course will cover: photographic fundamentals and equipment; file types, white balance, exposure, digital cameras, lenses, accessories; lighting (natural and artificial) using reflectors with natural window light and using flash, soft box etc; food styling; basics, tips and tricks, props; editing, postproduction with adobe creative suite, working with raw files, photoshop.

The course will include :

• 3 nights accommodation in a fybos suite or in a homestead room on a first come first serve basis
• 3 X dinner, 3 X breakfast, 2 X lunch
• 4 bottles of wine per person, coffee, tea and snacks in between
• Wine pairing with the wines of Lomond Wine Estate www.lomond.co.za

Dates:

· 1st course : in Monday 6 January , OUT Thursday 9 January 2014

· 2nd course : in Thursday 9 January, OUT Sunday 12 January 2014

Price:

ZAR 12’453 (about 1000€ or 1250 US$) per person sharing a room; supplement of ZAR 2000,- for single occupancy

If you want to know more about this course, feel free to contact Jan Bartelsman directly : Send Jan an email Bookings can be done through Jan or through farm 215 : book@farm215.co.za and you will receive a booking form.