Food Photography Workshop with Emily Quinton (and Me!)

Borrowed Light Food Photography WorkshopI apologise that is has taken me over a month to post this.

On the 4th July I taught my first food photography workshop with my lovely friend, Emily Quinton at her beautiful Makelight studio. If I am truly honest I was really, really nervous. I’m pretty confident and at ease 1-2-1 or in a small group but 12 people staring at me seemed really overwhelming and I also really, really dislike talking about myself. So from all angles this seemed like a really bad idea!! However, Emily who runs workshops almost weekly in her studio as well as online, convinced me that this was a good thing and I would be ok! So I agreed and just hoped no one would come! But it sold out and I had to face the reality that this was happening, so I contacted Reshmi, from Anges de Sucre macaron, marshmallow and donut cake extraordinaire to ask if she’d be able to provide pretty things for myself and the attendees to photograph – thank goodness she said yes! And then I went about gathering my best props, practising my intro and set ups for the demos that I wanted to do and crossed my fingers that it would all be ok. I don’t think we could have asked for a hotter, sunnier day. The light in the studio was bouncing around, Reshmi’s cakes that I’d collected from her industrial kitchen late the night before (with all the heat the chocolate setting had proved tricky!) looked amazing and the lovely people who attended couldn’t have been more, well, lovely.

I did my talking, my demo’s and it all seemed to go well and then after our lunch break I helped those individually with their set ups and photography. That part I loved. The day ended with the final Q&A with myself and Emily and then it was all over and we were saying our goodbyes!

I actually, really enjoyed it, so much, we are actually doing another Friday 25th September 2015 more info here. // there are just four spaces left!

Some of the attendees have written about their experience.

Lucy from Capture By Lucy

Carly from Gluten Free B

Teresa from T Cakes

Carol from Muff & TeaCake

Emily also wrote about it and made a little video too

HUGE, huge thank you to Reshmi from Anges de Sucre

here are some of the images from the day

Borrowed Light Food Photography WorkshopFood-Photography-Workshop-03Food-Photography-Workshop-04Food-Photography-Workshop-05Food-Photography-Workshop-06Food-Photography-Workshop-07Food-Photography-Workshop-08Food-Photography-Workshop-09Food-Photography-Workshop-10Food-Photography-Workshop-11Food-Photography-Workshop-12Food-Photography-Workshop-13Food-Photography-Workshop-14


  • Reviewed on my site too, some weeks ago. (note from Catherine – I’ve added your link Carol – so sorry I missed your lovely review!)ReplyCancel

  • Ahh wow those Turkish Delights looking stunning Catherine! (I think that’s what they are?) I love your photography. Well done on the workshop too, if I’d of known I’d of loved to have attended! xReplyCancel

    • Catherine

      Thank you Eshe! They are actually different flavour marshmallows! There’s another workshop on the 25th September if you can make it! xReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *