February 21, 2013

London Supperclub Food Styling and Photography Workshop

Friday and Saturday past, I was lucky enough to attend a Food Styling and Photography Workshop with the talented Meeta K. Wolff from What's for Lunch Honey, Sumayya Jamil from PukkaPaki.com and South African Jeanne Horak-Druiff from Cook Sister at the Central Cookery School in London.

I've considered food photography as a career for a little while now, but wanted to see firsthand what it entailed and whether I could see myself doing this as a job. I must say, that after having done this 2-day workshop, I can definitely see it as a viable option for me. I still have loads to learn in the styling area, but I will definitely be experimenting as much I can from now on and see how I go.

Meeta, Sumayya and Jeanne are such lovely ladies, not to mention extremely talented at what they do and I would recommend you have a look at their websites.

Here are some of the shots I took over the two days. There was so much energy and I loved meeting and mingling with everyone. We had a ball of a time chatting, joking, shooting away and of course, eating.


We also had an opportunity to dine and shoot at the Chiswell Dining Rooms. Finally I was amongst people who also shoot their food, which is always fun. It was hilarious to see everyone whip out their cameras though. Restaurant paparazzi comes to mind :) The dining room was beautiful and the food, rather divine.


Besides learning about food styling and meeting a fun bunch of ladies, I have to say one other, rather surprising facet of this workshop that has stuck with me, is Pakistani food. Sumayya cooked up a storm for us and we all learnt so much about Pakistani cooking. It's definitely sparked my interest and I hope to try one of her recipes. We all pretty much drooled over everything she cooked us. If you are interested, her recipes are on her website.


I would highly recommend Meeta's workshops. Any upcoming workshops are on her site, so be sure to check it out.

10 comments:

  1. Lovely pics and the food looks amazing! *tottering-off-to-find-something-to-eat*

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    1. :) thanks. the food was divine, especially the Pakistani food.

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  2. Dear Nuraan,

    what a lovely collection of photos you have made during the workshop!! Thanks a lot for sharing them and it was so nice to meet you :)

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    1. Thanks Eva! was nice meeting you too :)

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  3. Dear Nuraan,

    I love your photos You made, so great! And it was so lovely to look over them, so many nice memories....
    I'm glad that I discovered your blog, I will follow You! It was nice to meet You, Aniko

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  4. What a great post! Beautiful pics (if I ask nicely could you send me the high-res version of me taking a pic pretty please??) It was such a pleasure hearing your beautiful South African accent on the Friday that I arrived and I really enjoyed chatting and getting to know you. We should have a reunion! xx

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! It was really cool having a fellow south african there :) Love your blog so much. No problem, I will send you the full res pic.

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  5. HAHA! I have to say the same ... when I heard your accent I loved the South African twang! You see I have a soft spot for SA people (mainly Jeanne). Nuraan .. it was great meeting you and working with you! I am so happy to read that you benefited so much from the 2 days! We had a ball indeed. Please stay in touch and I shall be checking out the progress you make. Here's wishing you all the very best of luck for your future career!

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