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Masterclass food- and tabletopstyling April 5th


Meet the Blogger is an international organisation who brings interior, design, lifestyle, travel, food and well, most other bloggers and publishers together. They’ve been around for a while now and since last year they also organize a few fun masterclasses in the country.

So when Alex and I were asked to give a masterclass food- and tabletop styling we didn’t take a lot of time to think about it. And as is the case with things like this; time flies! So the masterclass is on April 5th in the beautiful town of Geijsteren (Limburg). Alex – for those of you who do not know here – is a food- and tabletop stylist and has worked with people like Niven Kunz, Jeroen van der Spek and – ofcourse – yours truly. Most recently she has done the fabulous styling for the latest book from Bluebelle: Easy Peasy. Next to that we have been giving the workshop photography and styling for foodbloggers for a little more than two years now. Alex has a blog dedicated to sweets and hotspots  Serve with Cream and you can find her portfolio website at  AlexStyling

Fotografie in opdracht van Euroma; styling Alexandra, fotografie ik

Photography assignment for Euroma; styling Alexandra, photography me

The workshop is a one day workshop where we will discuss the below topics.

The location will be at the burgundian restaurant Hoeve de Boogaard on the stylish, noble estate of Geijsteren, with the hospitable hosts patron cuisinier Jan Cremers and his wife Anita. They will also participate in the MC and happy to answer your questions from their food and cooking profession.

– The importance of a good photo in food and table top styling
– How to determine your personal style
– How to choose a good composition for food photos
– Choosing props
– Food and table top styling: tips and tricks
– Food and table top styling: difficult dishes
– Basics of (daylight) lightning of food photography

– Attendee level
: please have a basic knowledge of photography: what is
aperture, shutter speed, white balance, iso.
– Price for the complete one-day Masterclass is € 89,00 (excl. VAT) and includes
a great, healthy lunch, coffee, tea, drinks , small bites etc. served by
restaurant Hoeve de Boogaard
– Goodiebag included
– The Masterclass will be given in English.
– Please take your camera and tripod with you
– Date : Saturday 5 april 2014
– Time : 9.00 – 16.30 h.
– Location: Hoeve de Boogaard, Geijsteren
(10 km of the German border – 50 km of the Belgian border)
– Max. 40 students


As extra we are giving away one free ticket to the masterclass. What you need to do to win? Share the  de masterclass on facebook an like the Meet the Blogger’s facebook page.

Leave a comment in this post telling us you’ve done so and we will pick one lucky winner. You have until March 3rd to enter for the free ticket.

Ofcourse you can also register straight away on the site of  Meet the Blogger and we hope to see you soon in Geijsteren!


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  1. Shared and liked! Ik zou dolgraag meer leren over foodstyling !

  2. I’ve “liked” Meet The Blogger” facebook page and am sharing de Masterclass on FB as well.

  3. What a wonderful opportunity for you, Simone, and for others to learn from you! What fun!
    I can only imagine what an incredible day it will be.

  4. Hello my Dears!
    I linked and liked and would love to win a ticket as so far I have never attended a Food Styling Workshop of any Kind.
    LOL hard to believe but true after 4.5 years of Food and travel Blogging ;D

  5. Hello, I liked the FB page from meet the Blogger and I shared the masterclass on FB.
    I am blogging for 3 months now en I LOVE it! I don’t have a blog about food but I want to learn more about tabletop styling. I love that too! And maybe I can use that on my blog:

  6. I wouldn’t be able to attend, but please share some post-event tips and tricks 😉

  7. Oh I would love to win this competition! I attended the first MTB Masterclass ever and it was so inspiring! I learned a lot during the day! And I know no-thing on food photography (I discovered that while practicing…) So I could really use some knowledge! Tomtidomtidom… (visualizing it now… that works, doesn’t it? 😉

    (By the way: Liked and Shared of course!)

  8. Shared and Liked 🙂
    As an international student in The Netherlands with a great passion for photography and cooking, I have been looking for an English-taught workshop for a long time with no results.

    Hopefully I will win or do my best to join it 🙂 and even if I don’t, I hope Simone will have some other workshops in English!

  9. Ge liked gedeeld en fingers X

  10. Done en Done, Lijkt me geweldig!

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