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welcome dinner + 2 days of dynamic, hands-on lessons

{ to register: email bella [at] to reserve your spot }

I am thrilled to announce that Bella, creator of gorgeous site ful-filled, and I are co-teaching an immersive weekend workshop all about food photography and styling!

The workshop will be held in the beautiful light-filled space SF Studio Smith, and the food will be prepared by amazing chef Matt Flores. We are beyond stoked.

We will celebrate the season with a focus on California’s abundant, beautiful summer produce.


PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATIONS | We will start by covering the foundations of photography to get you comfortable with shooting in manual mode. Good photography is less about what gear you have and more about knowing how to use it coupled with having a purpose in the pictures you take.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE | Whether you have an entry level DSLR or a top of the line full-frame DSLR, we will cover equipment basics so that you know how to put the gear you have to best use.

STORYTELLING | A compelling photograph captures an emotion and tells a story. We’ll put together beautifully styled food stories, demonstrate how we choose a shooting space and example how we select props to fit the scene.

INCORPORATING THE HUMAN ELEMENT | Including the human element is a huge part of our photography style. We will explore various ways to incorporate human presence in your food photography and we will have opportunities for you to capture those action shots that add so much life and movement to a photo.

LIGHTROOM DEMONSTRATION |  Editing allows you to put your personal stamp on your images and create a consistent look with your photography. We will sit down to a collective Lightroom editing session where we will talk about post-processing and how to best utilize Lightroom to take your work to the next level.

STYLING + PROPS | Props are just as important as the food that we photograph. The beauty of a handmade plate, the texture of a wrinkled linen cloth: incorporating the right props into your storytelling will set your images apart. We will cover how we approach prop selection for a shoot and share tips on how we have built our prop collections without breaking the bank.

BUSINESS | Turning your passion into a business is no small feat. Bella and Kimberley have built full-time businesses in the food blogging & photography industries from what simply started as passion projects. We will have discussions on building a business, working with brands, and how to develop social media strategies that pay off.

REFLECTION | An important part of any design or artistic process is reflection and critique. We’ll showcase our work and encourage the camaraderie of collective critique, examining our personal preferences and what our eye is drawn towards. This will allow us to evolve our creative process and find inspiration from each other.

All levels welcome, and if you are looking for a particular aspect, feel free to email either of us!

image courtesy Bella Karragiannids


SF Studio Smith is owned & operated by Julie Smith, a renowned food stylist who has curated an incredible studio space equipped with everything we will need to style & shoot incredible images. With an extensive backdrop & prop collection, this studio is a food styling & photography paradise. With a professional kitchen and two light filled studio bays, this space is the perfect setting for the photography & styling lessons and the long table meals that we will share.



JULY 14-16
San Francisco, CA
taught by kimberley & bella


[ $150 savings – available until June 21st ]

all lessons and discussions
1 welcome dinner, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts
welcome gifts
other drinks and bites during the workshop

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*Please note that airfare, transportation to and from workshop, and lodging
are not included in the ticket price

*bring your, DSLR, laptop and smartphone if you wish to participate
in photo and editing sessions

*our editing lesson will be taught using Adobe Lightroom – if you do not already have Lighroom installed on your laptop, you can download a free trial here:

Register by emailing bella [at] to reserve your spot and feel free to email me or Kimberley ( hello [at] if you have further questions!

To book your spot, we require 50% initial payment, then the remainder will be due by July 7th, 2017.

Due to the nature of this workshop, this workshop is non-refundable

  • Paige - Oh I wish I could be there for this workshop! It looks like so much fun!


  • Kelly Mahan - Damn, I wish I lived closer to come to your photography workshop. It sounds so cool and interesting! Either way, thank you for the opportunity and for organizing it! =)ReplyCancel

  • Alex - Could you please notify me when the next workshop will be?ReplyCancel

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  • Omair Ahmed - Hey Could you please notify me the workshop dates for Next year 2018. RegardsReplyCancel

  • luccia lowenthal - Hello

    Im interested in your workshops. Will you be having any in 2018?ReplyCancel

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