COMING JUNE 7 - The Focused Feast Styling & Photography Workshop - The Art of the Cocktail Party

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One-Day Workshop
Friday, June 7, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch Included
$175 Per Person
Capacity: 12 Participants


Join us for this intensive one-day workshop taught by Claire Barrett, professional photographer and creator of The Focused Feast. Participants will have access to accoutrements from Shelby House’s in-house Spirited Goods shop, a carefully curated collection of all things celebrating the cocktail hour and entertaining at home. Unique vintage and contemporary barware are available for styling and shooting throughout the day, as well as finger food arrangements and specialty cocktails for photographing. DSLR, mirrorless, or smart phone is required for the workshop, and laptop computer is optional. Workshop includes lunch and beverages from local Santa Fe faves Mamunia and Artful Tea, and is limited to 12 participants.


Basics of Photography: we’ll get you comfortable using your camera in manual mode, discussing ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed
Visual Storytelling: how to choose a shooting space, styling techniques, use of props and surfaces, manipulation of natural light
Post-Production Techniques: using Adobe Lightroom

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9:30am - Welcome & Introductions
10:00am - Photography & Camera Settings
10:30am - Styling & Visual Storytelling
11:00am - Styling Demonstration
11:30am - Hands-on Styling & Shooting
1:30pm - Lunch by SF Locals Mamunia & Artful Tea
2:15pm - Post-Production Techniques Using Lightroom
3:00pm - Reflection & Celebration

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Claire Barrett is a professional photographer and creator of The Focused Feast; photography and styling workshops that tell the stories of food and living. Originally from England and later California, Claire now calls Savannah, GA, home. Claire’s clients include Veuve Clicquot, Jack Daniels, Chanel, Hennessy, Elizabeth Arden, Moet & Chandon, Grand Marnier, Dom Perignon, and Stolichnaya.


“I’m a visual storyteller…
I like images that evoke feelings, a sense of place and curiosity about who might have just stepped out of the frame.” —Claire Barrett

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All beautiful photos on this page courtesy of Claire Barrett.

Liz Rees