MASTER CLASS 1 

The ultimate guide to
setting up a simple home
food photography studio

 

DESCRIPTION
Can you imagine how great it would be to have your own home studio, where you can style and shoot magnificent food shots in your own environment, learn how to control and manipulate natural light, use props to unfold your visual story, and play around as you wish, whenever you wish? If the answer is "yes", then this masterclass is for YOU!

Throughout my career as a cookbook creator, I have shot most of the food photos for my 12 bestselling cookbooks (+ multiple food-and lifestyle features for magazines) in my own home with a minimum of equipment and squaremeters. It may surprise you how easily you can mimic the results of a giant studio with tens of thousands of Euros worth of high-end equipment. It is easy to get lost in the many options for equipment and set-up, but studios are really all about creative control, and managing the variables that affect the light is key. We will also cover how to create a small and portable food photography studio to bring with you when you are on the go. 

PROGRAM
We meet up in my cozy, light-filled home and studio in Aarhus, Denmark at 10 AM and kick of the day with a good cup of coffee, a glas of freshly squeezed juice and freshbaked goods + an introduction to each other and the program of the day. I'll bring you through the first classes of the day. Half way we'll enjoy a delicious lunch and then continue with the classes. We round up at 4 PM.

FOR WHO
Anyone who wants to learn how to build their own food photography studio at home involving minimal equipment, and wish to learn about the use of props, backdrops, reflectors, manipulation of light, and how to create the right setting for both bright and airy photos as well as dark and moody imagery. Both beginners and advanced photoraphers are welcome to join. Please bring your iphone and/or the camera you usually shoot with.

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DATE &  TIME
February 26th 2019
10 AM - 4PM

LOCATION
My private home in Aarhus, Denmark. 
You'll receive the exact address after enrollment.

PRICE
€597 (price per person) 

Included: Classes + coffee/tea/ refreshments and fresh-baked Danish pastries + a delicious lunch + notebook and pen + the use of materials and props.
Excluded: Airfare and/or transportation to & from the masterclass, dinner and accommodation.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • The complete guide to setting up a simple food photography studio with minimal equipment in your own home
  • What equipment you would need to achieve stellar food photos
  • How to find the right places in your house to shoot in terms of light, how to position your food and what time of the day to capture the shot
  • How to manipulate & control natural light (reflect/diffuse/block/bounce)
  • Learn about backgrounds of all kinds - vinyl, paper/wood/stone/metal etc. and where to buy them/how to make them yourself.
  • The secret tools and gadgets that will make your new home studio rock

CANCELATION POLICY
Tickets are non-refundable, please confirm your ability to attend before purchasing your ticket.

ACCOMMODATION + DIRECTIONS


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ACCOMMODATION

This masterclass doesn't include accommodation. However, I can warmly recommend Villa Provence HotelHotel Guldsmeden or Hotel Ferdinand, all small boutique hotels in center of the Latin area of Aarhus with great shops, cafes and restaurants on the doorstep and the waterfront just a few minutes’ walk away All three hotels are located not more than 10 minutes drive from the masterclass-location. The cost for a 1 nights stay is approximately €175-200 (breakfast included). You pay the hotel directly on the day of your departure. 

If you need transportation back and forth from the hotel to the masterclass I will be happy to help you book a taxi. Bikes can also be rented in the center of the city - remember, we are a cycling nation.


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AARHUS & NEAREST AIRPORT

Aarhus is, with its population of 330.000 people, the second largest city of Denmark, and the city chosen as Cultural Capital of Europe and European Region of Gastronomy in 2017. Lonely Planet ranked Aarhus number two in its list of the ten best destinations in Europe in 2016 due to its “cool-cat neighbourhoods, head-turning architecture and culinary wizardry.”

Aarhus is located only 3 hours direct train journey from Copenhagen Central Station, and the closest airport is Aarhus Airport or Billund airport. If you fly to Copenhagen airport, there is a direct train from the airport to Aarhus Central Station (the train ride is beautiful and takes about 3 1/2 hours).

TESTIMONIALS


 

 

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"I like very much the way you represent the food, so vibrant, textured, inviting, understandable, fresh, multi sensorial... I can touch it, I want to eat it, I can smell it!"

 

ANTONELLA PATERNÓ RANA

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PLAYDATE today with the wonderful sif orellana whose authenticity, heart and seemingly endless creativity makes her work so special.

 

Grounded and Inspiring ... and so delightfully like-minded when it comes to a desire to make a difference on a larger scale with a platform built on healthy and delicious! Happily immersed in the essence of hygge with more adventure to come!
ANNETTE SHAFER, NAPA VALLEY

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"We'd like to thank you once again for the memorable and precious work you did last week! Your passion and kindness has been clearly conveyed to the team. Your professionalism and your energy IS noticeable in the quality of the shootings." 

 

 

You perfectly embodied the spirit of our pay off, "never give up!" (in Verona we say "Mai Molar!”)
LUCCA PICOTTI, FROM GIOVANNI RANA

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"You were the spark that has taken me on this new journey. So happy I get to learn more."

MARISA CURATOLO, CANADA


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“I am still in some kind of euphoria after my retreat with Sif Orellana." 

Thank you so much for being the most inspiring, caring and warm person I have met in a long time, Sif. I will always be grateful for this retreat.

NETTAN DAHLQUIST, NORWAY

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“I have been full of peace and happiness ever since." 

Thank you for an amazing retreat and learning experience.

LOUISE GRANHOF JUHL, DENMARK

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“I strongly recommend joining Sif Orellana in any upcoming retreat. She shares her talent, but, more importantly, her wisdom! " 

You might not know but you cannot really live happily without it!

KAJSA JEPPSON, SWEDEN

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"Joyful heart and soul! Boundless creativity and inspiration! Feeling so fortunate for crossing paths."

 

ANNETTE SHAFER, NAPA VALLEY 


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“I'm speechless I'm so thankful… It was wonderful, eye-opening 3 days for me. You are such a colorful person and genuine to share your experiences and skill sets with us. I think that it's really good that I participated in this workshop to open up new paths and possibilities in this time of transition. Your pieces of advice are precious to me and filled me with so much energy. I felt stuck when I came, but now I have found a light that gives me a sense of direction - thanks to your guidance."

I know organizing workshops is a really hard thing, but you never looked tired and I respect you a lot. Again, thank you so much. I'm looking forward to our next gatherings. With lots of appreciation”.
MINA USUI, JAPAN

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“It was such an honor to be a part of this creative bunch, made extra special by our lovely leader and teacher Sif. Her passion and ability to inspire, her big heart and kind words, her empathy and unlimited generosity are so precious and inspiring that we were all in awe." 

I came back home with a full heart and lots of new friends. It was unforgettable! Thank you Sif for bringing us all together and sharing your hearts and wisdom!”

KARMEN KODA, PARIS

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"I SIGNED UP FOR SIF'S WORKSHOP HOPING TO HONE MY VISUAL STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES...BUT I LEFT WITH SO MUCH MORE." 

For me, the main benefits came when Sif shared the inside secrets of her incredible personal success story and from receiving invaluable individual feedback which she happily provided beyond workshop hours and even upon my return home! Importantly, she makes you feel comfortable instantly, no matter your photographic experience. Her down-to-earth approach helped participants to immediately gel well together which made the workshop fun.

Sif's style of communicating her visual storytelling knowledge is unique and made me feel truly connected and inspired. I returned home equipped with more tools and fully motivated to take action on my dreams.

 I can’t speak highly enough of Sif's workshops.

IVAN EBEJER, MALTA

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“These days have been just magical! Thank you so much."

 

MARIA HÄRDNER, SWEDEN