ARAN GOYOAGA  |  FOOD STYLING + PHOTOGRAPHY - CREATING AN AUTUMN FOOD AND LIFESTYLE STORY | KATRINEHOLM, SWEDEN | SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 3, 2016

Aran Goyoaga will be leading another workshop in the fall of 2016. This is one of our most favorite places to stay in the world. We will be spending 4 nights in a beautiful Swedish mansion on a lake near Katrineholm - which is 1 hour 40 minutes by car (60 minutes by train) south of Stockholm.  The workshop will include demonstrations and hands-on experience in food photography and styling and you will tell a story of an autumn experience in rural Sweden. All meals are included and chef prepared by the owner's personal chef.  Aran is the author of Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family's Journey to Gluten Free Cooking and photographer + food stylist of the very popular blog Cannelle et Vanille.

During this Ace Camp you will be living with the group in a home  on a lake and sharing breakfast, lunches and dinners. The house has access to boats, a sauna on the lake and various other amenities to make your stay fun filled and adventurous. The Lake House is situated only 10 meters from the shore of lake Tisnaren, which is one of Sweden's cleanest spring lakes. Those of you not familiar with the town of Katrineholm - it is one of Sweden's oldest towns known for its lush countryside located amongst an abundance of historic manor homes, castles, and gardens. Stockholm Skavsta Airport is situated 7 km from Nyköping and 100 km from Stockholm. The house is approximately a 40 minute drive from Nyköping near the town of Katrineholm. Participants can choose to come earlier or stay later and visit Stockholm.

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This will be an intense learning experience as you will learn how to ready your photographs for a publication -  procure ingredients, cooking preparations, styling, understanding light and how to manipulate it, composing a shot, and photographing it, all in various indoor + outdoor settings. 

image:  Eva Dailberl / Whistler Ace Camp 2012

image:  Eva Dailberl / Whistler Ace Camp 2012

Requirements: Students must have thorough understanding of their camera settings and basics of photography like aperture and shutter speed. Also, they should bring their SLR camera with favorite lenses. Tripod and laptop (with photo processing software) recommended, but not required. 

image:  Aran Goyoaga

image:  Aran Goyoaga

image:  Aran Goyoaga

image:  Aran Goyoaga

Aran Goyoaga is the writer, stylist, and photographer behind the award-winning blog Cannelle Et Vanille. Named second best food blog in the world by UK’s The Times and one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s personal favorites, Cannelle Et Vanille is also part of Martha Stewart’s “Martha’s Circle” of blogs. 

Since she started her site in January 2008, she’s garnered the attention of magazines and newspapers from Norway, Australia and even pastry-proud France as well as American publications such as Saveur and Real Simple Online. 

Aran was born in Bilbao, in the Spanish side of the Basque Country, surrounded by the Pyrenees on one side and the Atlantic on the other. She grew up in her grandparents’ pastry shop, which is still run by her family. She studied Business and Economics and even received an MBA, but she realized pastry was her passion. She enrolled in culinary school when she moved to Florida and worked for many fine dining restaurants and hotels. She left the professional kitchen when she became a mother and soon after started Cannelle Et Vanille. She currently resides in South Florida with her husband and two children and has finished her first cookbook, which was published by Little, Brown & Co in fall 2012. 

image:  Aran Goyoaga

image:  Aran Goyoaga

 

This Ace Camp includes:

  • 3 day workshop with Aran Goyoaga
  • One-on-one private session with Aran
  • 4 nights at an exclusive home on the countryside in Sweden (based on double occupancy)
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners including final night dinner party.
  • Snacks + beverages during the workshop
  • Transportation to/from the train station should your arrival by train.

You will be sent a list of supplies to bring upon registration.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Fee: $2449.00 - airfare is not included
Deposit: $1400.00 - due when place in workshop is confirmed. 
Final Payment of $1049.00 due June 15, 2016

There will be no refunds for this workshop - please know you can make it before your registration.

 
You can purchase Aran Goyoaga's book Small Plates & Sweet Treats by clicking on the image above.

You can purchase Aran Goyoaga's book Small Plates & Sweet Treats by clicking on the image above.


ITINERARY 

DAY ONE

Travel day - you will be sent information regarding transportation to the accommodation.

Dinner -  Welcome Meet + Greet dinner at the house.

DAY TWO

Demonstration and discussion 

Morning workshop and cooking session at home. 

Discussion and introduction: Aran will discuss her philosophy on food styling and photography. The basics of food styling, composition, and photography. Understanding aperture, exposure, and shutter speed. Shooting RAW. Practice styling and shooting simple ingredients, selecting the best lenses to get the job done, understanding and manipulating light, choosing best angles, and selecting props.

Afternoon group cooking and photo shoot.

Other discussions will be held on the importance of selecting ingredients, how to preserve them during the shoot, and styling food for camera from an editorial perspective.

 

 

DAY THREE

Cooking and styling an autumn picnic + lifestyle shoot around the lake house, in the fields and duck pond.

Morning session:  Learn how to set up for a shoot on location.  We will prepare for our picnic shoot + outdoor lunch. How to tell a story of people, time, and place through images and ready your images for a magazine submission.

Afternoon session:  Styling and photographing a summer country picnic. Storytelling through food and props. 

DAY FOUR

Morning session:  The group will learn how to turn your hobby (or better your profession) into a business.  Aran will share tips on how to work your ideas into reality.

Afternoon:  Working with your platform to produce magazine ready photography.  One-on-one sessions with Aran ~ followed by final presentation by all participants.

Dinner with wine.

DAY FIVE

Travel Day ~ rides will be shared to train station for those that require.


NOTA BENE: THIS IS A PROSPECTIVE ITINERARY. IT IS SUBJECT TO MODEST MODIFICATIONS, DEPENDENT ON LOCAL WEATHER, NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND THE DESIRES OF THE GROUP.