Explore the aesthetic possibilities of food and its packaging
Francesc Guillamet is one of the best gastronomic photographers in the world. For his camera have passed the creations of great chefs such as Ferran Adrià, Sergi Arola, the brothers Roca (Jordi, Joan and Josep), Carme Ruscalleda or Paco Torreblanca.
In this course you will learn to portray food in an aesthetic and harmonious way, highlighting the nobility of the product along with the chef's preparation. As an example, Francesc will show you the challenges he has had to overcome when it comes to portraying vegetables in miniature, very difficult elements given the delicacy of the raw material, the size, the absence of color and textures.
What's included in this course?
You will begin by getting to know Francesc Guillamet's work better, his photographic references and his beginnings in the profession together with Ferran Adrià and the El Bulli team.
Next, Francesc will talk about the cameras, objectives and lights he works with. It will guide you through different lighting solutions both artificial and natural light and will show you the disposition of the set you usually use in each session.
Later you will know different ways of presenting the product (either raw or cooked), different ways of treating the raw material and how to photograph a freshly made dish in the kitchen itself.
Then you will review the process of viewing and selecting the final images. In addition, the retoucher Cati Palau will explain some professional techniques of Photoshop with which you will be able to highlight small details, work the light and give harmony to the whole.
The final result will be a collection of snapshots that will make your mouth water to the most exquisite palates.
What is this course project about?
Following the indications of Francesc and Cati, you will elaborate your own collection of photos to illustrate a fictional cookbook with the menu that you like the most.
Who is it for?
To professional photographers and fans of culinary photography who are interested in experimenting with their plastic possibilities. It can also be especially interesting for gastronomic bloggers.
You will need to have some basic knowledge of Photography and a camera. You will also find it useful to use a flash but it is not essential.
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Francesc Guillamet is one of the most prestigious photographers specialized in gastronomy in the world and a regular collaborator of important chefs with a Michelin star such as: Ferran Adrià, Sergi Arola, the Roca brothers (Jordi, Joan and Josep), Carme Ruscalleda or Paco Torreblanca.
Some of his works include publications "Comer Arte. A photographic view of Ferran Adrià " , a book in which Guillamet and Catalan chef worked together since 1992 and 1846 taught the world the creations of Adrià. Also "The flavor of the Mediterrani" , with excellent snapshots that illustrate the advice and culinary recommendations of Ferran and "Desserts of El Bulli" , a collection of the best tablecloths created by Albert Adrià throughout his career.
Other important works are the cookbooks "Entre mar i muntanya. Apunts de cuina a l'Empordà" by Xavier Sagristà, "From Plat to Life" by Carme Ruscalleda or "Foie Gras" by André Bonnaure.