We will start by meeting outside Olympic Village skytrain station (or granville island) and from there head to Granville Island where we will talk about the process of food photography and then explore the market, do some shopping for our shoot and take some images along the way. After we finish up at Granville island we will head back to my home photo studio where I will prepare what we have decided to shoot. I will then guide you through the process of a simple editorial style food shoot using the food we have purchased and the props I have on hand. After our shoot we will have something to eat! After, I will drop you off at King Edward, Broadway-city hall or Olympic village skytrain station. Transportation, food, drinks and props provided. Please bring your camera! I recommend a DSLR or mirrorles with full manual controls, although I can still help you make some interesting images with a cellphone camera! If you have a tripod feel free to bring that as well but I will have extras.
I am a photographer specializing in food and lifestyle photography (markgibbonphoto.com). I have been shooting for 10+ years and have my work in a number of publications and magazines. Before becoming a photographer I trained as a chef and have 10+ years of cooking experience working at various restaurants throughout Canada. As well as being a photographer I am also a photography instructor at Langara college in Vancouver and run private photography workshops.
Contact me if you have dietary restrictions and we can discuss if I can accommodate you.
Granville island market, located just south of downtown on beautiful False Creek inlet, is host to specialty food shops, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, artisans and more. This is a hotspot for tourists and locals alike. My studio apartment is located in Cambie village, a mostly residential area of the city not far from the Granville Island Market. The apartment is on the ground floor with lots of natural light for easy access and shooting.
Having a basic level of how your camera works, the "exposure triangle" and manually controlling your camera will be beneficial but even if you just bought your first camera (or shoot with a phone) I will help you to make beautiful images and learn along the way!
Farmer Market Food Photography Workshop