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Foodphotography & styling workshop 4&5th of July in Berlin

Last year, Sandy, Meeta and I had our very first combined workshop here in Amsterdam.. And a new dream team was born.. 😉 We had so much fun organising the workshop, during the workshop and even after the workshop that it was only a matter of time before we would join forces again for another great workshop. And I am happy to say that workshop is now open for registration!

The location this time is not far from the Netherlands and will be taking place at a beautiful spot in gorgeous Berlin. Ideal to combine with a long weekend in the city I would say.. (I know I am!)

Do you want to work on your foodphotography and styling during an intensive two day workshop than this is your chance. Below you will find the program for the two days, more information on the location and the instructors. The workshop will be given in English. Registrations can be done here.

Day one – Friday 4th July 2014

  • Brunch & Introductions
    A delicious organic brunch featuring regional specialities ….

  • Photography Fundamentals and an Introduction to Artificial Lighting
    by Simone van den Berg
    Mastering the camera & learning the basics (shutter speed, aperture, ISO & co.) & basic techniques and tips for artificial lighting

  • Photography Techniques and Natural Light Photography by Meeta Wolff
    Natural light techniques, getting a sharp focus, color & texture

  • Styling Fundamentals by Meeta Wolff
    Composition and placement, creating a mood/atmosphere, the right props, color, texture etc.

  • Styling Demo by Simone van den Berg & Meeta Wolff

  • Free-style Photography/Styling Exercises
    Hands-on exercises to get you in the mood

  • Enlightening yourself with Lightroom by Simone van den Berg
    Workflow, post-processing, watermarking, tagging

  • The Sound of Grapes by Sandy Neumann
    Wine tasting with your ears

  • Dinner prepared by the Landgut Borsig chef
    2 course menu featuring organic specialties


Day two – Saturday 5th July 2014

  • Mobile Phone Photography by Sandy Neumann
    Extensive session on the challenges of mobile phone photography, the trends and the best apps to work with

  • Tabletop styling by Sandy Neumann
    Craft, style and decorate the perfect table setting and menu

  • Lunch – a Picnic by the lake prepared by Sandy Neumann & Meeta Wolff

  • Intensive group work on main photography assignment
    includes intensive work on styling and setting up, preparing the shot and taking pictures; as well as time to gather images for your main photography assignment
    Evaluation, discussion & critique on assignment
    Constructive feedback, discussion and critique on exercises

  • Finale Aperitif & Farewell


Workshop dates: July 4th – 5th, 2014

Further details for the workshop:
Ticket price for participants: EURO 720


  • 2 day food styling and photography sessions with Sandy Simone, Meeta

  • 1 night accommodation (Friday 4th – Saturday 5th July) including breakfast

  • Friday: Meet & Greet Brunch, Coffee breaks, Dinner

  • Saturday: Trip to lake, picnic Lunch, Aperitifs

  • Beverages & Fruit during the workshop

Does NOT include:

  • Travel costs to Berlin and venue, travel insurance

To register for this workshop please fill out the registration form

Payment: Full payment upon registration, no refunds

Please note: The workshop is limited to only 14 participants and works on a first-come-first-serve basis. Presentations and main workshop language will be in English (instructors & host speak English, German and Dutch) and is aimed towards beginners, novice and advanced level participants.

Price for partners:

The Landgut Borsig is a stunning and serene location for a lovely extended weekend escape. Situated just 30 minutes drive from Berlin we can highly recommend to consider bringing your partner/family along for a long relaxing weekend. We have a special rate for partners which includes an overnight stay and participation to some of the workshop events. For details please email us.

The instructors reserve the right to modify the programme should the need arise. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registrations containing further details and further instructions. To secure your spot on this workshop we request that full payment be made upon registration.

 Looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!


A freelance food photographer and stylist Meeta Khurana-Wolff has been living in Germany for the past 20  years, currently in the culturally rich city of Weimar.

Meeta’s love for food photography stems from her obsession with food itself and she combines these two passions on her multi-faceted blog. What’s For Lunch, Honey? has been nominated for several awards and can also be found on the Times Online’s Top 50 Food Blogs. Her photography is represented by Wonderful Machine and has been featured and recognized in magazines and websites around the world. Her work as a food photographer and stylist is regularly commissioned by advertising clients, book and magazine publishers including go direct publishing and the renowned Axel Springer publishing house in Germany.

Meeta’s perspective on food photography and styling is unconventional and she is not afraid to break certain rules to capture the perfect shot. Due to her distinctive photography style she has been invited to speak on the topic of Food Photography and Food Styling at various conferences. Meeta is one of the founders and organisers of From Plate to Page, a regular hands-on food writing and photography workshop, where she has been teaching food styling and photography since 2011. Her own individual Food Styling and Photography workshops have been very successful, where she has been instructing to sold out venues since 2012 from Dubai, Amsterdam, London and more. In September 2013 she joined the school of photography and multimedia – The Compelling Image (TCI) as the food photography instructor where she instructs and guides comprehensive food photography courses to students from around the world. You will find more details to her e-course schedule and workshop programme on her webpage.

Her photography portfolio Meeta Khurana Wolff Photography offers an insight into her work.

Photo by Meeta

Photo by Meeta

Simone is a freelance food photographer and food- and travel blogger at Simone’s Kitchen. She has recently written a book on foodphotography (in Dutch) and works internationally for restaurants, catering companies, publishers and brands.  She has been giving workshops in the Netherlands for 5 years, starting with a course specifically on shooting cakes but since two years she has a monthly recurring workshop on foodphotography and styling together with stylist Alexandra Schijf. Her portfolio can be found at Fresh Food Photos


Sandy-200x300 Sandy is an avid food& travel blogger and food photographer, who lives in Jena, Germany. Her heart, however, still resides in her „second home“ – South of France.
She runs the blog Confiture de Vivre where she shares her passion for French inspired recipes, stories of extraordinary people and her approach to life. When she is not trying out new tart recipes you will find her meeting other creative people like her friends the butcher and the baker to create new sausages or bread. Since two years she is really into wine and is always looking for the perfect pairing wine with her dishes.
Sandy has a passion for table top styling, loves crafting and is hooked on mobile phone photography.

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  1. Simone, really looking forward to our workshop! Miss you and the dutch language 😉


  2. Excited and trilled to be joining forces again and doing this one with you two again – dream team indeed! Berlin cannot wait to paint it red!!

  3. Happy, the three of you did it again and offer now another workshop together!
    Hugs Eva

  4. Oh, what I would give to attend! It sounds like the most amazing workshop, from the teachers to the lesson plan to the location. If only I wasn’t planning to spend my summer semester on campus this year… I just hope you plan on holding a second session, and soon!

  5. Ooh what a fun workshop this must be! Too bad, that I am on vacation!

    Good luck with it all,..;how cool for you all!

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