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Georgetown Studios
Seattle, WA
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Keren Brown Media and Foodista Present

SEATTLE, WA(August 29, 2009)- Seattle's first professional-level workshop for food photography, an all-day seminar titled FoodSnap! will take place September 18th at the historic Georgetown Ballroom  (inside the former Rainier Brewery) at 5890 Airport Way S.  

The event, organized by Keren Brown Media and Foodista.com, will feature New York food photographer Lou Manna, (http://www.LouTheMan.com), the Olympus Visionary and New York Times photojournalist, commercial photographer, educator and author of Digital Food Photography.  Lou is an associate professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York and a consultant in the Food Studies Program at New York University. He also teaches digital food photography workshops in his studio, and accepts students for private, hands-on classes.

Lou will lead the workshop with the assistance of food photographer and blogger Lara Ferroni (http://www.platesandpacks.com) as well as Seattle's top food photographer sand stylists, Rina Jordan (http://www.rinajordanphotography.com), Charity Burggraaf http://charitylynne.com/ and others.

The location, known as Georgetown Studios, is an ideal venue for photography and is often rented for commercials and advertising shoots. It is owned by Kathryn Barnard (http://www.kathrynbarnardphoto.com), a professional photographer whose work has been featured in top publications such as Seattle Magazine, NW Home and Garden,
Ladies Home Journal just to name a few.

FoodSnap! is open to anyone interested in food photography. The target audience of FoodSnap! is food bloggers, food-related social media, food companies and food photographers. Cost is $159 which includes all fees for registration before September 4st. (Price will be $180 thereafter.) Attendance is limited to 75 participants.

The sponsors, whose products will be used in the displays to be photographed, include Emily's Chocolates, Frost Doughnuts, Fooducopia, Wink Cupcakes and Red Ticking.
Kathy Casey will be serving a Foodsnap Gelee signature cocktail that will be used as photo inspiration as well.

The organizers will host a photography contest immediately after the event, providing participants with the incentive to upload pictures taken at the event and further enhancing the visibility of the photos and food products.
Please check website periodically for details on contest and where to upload pictures to be reviewed.

The Mayflower Hotel is offering a special rate for out-of-town participants, $139 plus tax for a classic guest room.  Overnight parking will be $10.

SCHEDULE for FoodSnap
No Experience Required

5890 Airport Way S.
Hours: 10 am -5 pm


Lou Manna will review and critique each participant's food blog or photographs.  He will show his own blog, http://www.digitalfoodphotos.com/blog , and social network site http://www.digitalFoodPhotography.ning.com .

Following that he will use a Power Point presentation to provide an overview of the basics of digital food photography and tricks of the trade.  He will review the different features found on most digital cameras, highlighting how they can be used correctly to photograph in any situation.

LUNCH BREAK- lunch will be provided

The afternoon will be dedicated to hands-on practice.
Groups of participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at food photography with the help of Lou Manna and Washington States own food photographers and stylists.
Lou will demonstrate how to work with each specific light source, how to use mirrors, diffusers and small white cards to create mouth-watering photographs with a simple point and shoot camera.
Participants will utilize new skills learned in the workshop to shoot each set up while Lou and his associates offer individual guidance to optimize each participants photographic techniques.
About Lou Manna

Lou Manna is an award winning New York photographer and educator. After shooting for the New York Times for 15 years, he established his own Fifth Avenue studio, where he works with corporate, advertising and public relations clients. His work has appeared in major magazines, national ad campaigns, and more than forty books.  

He has a sense of style, color and composition with an inherent understanding of how to create a beautiful image. The ability to make food sparkle like a jewel with his lighting is Lous forte.

Lou recently published his first book, Digital Food Photography, which is to date the only book on the art of food photography devoted exclusively to digital technology


Keren Brown Media
Keren (also known as Frantic Foodie) has been organizing the Seattle Food Blogger Events for the last two years, a series of monthly meet-ups that help bloggers create lasting contacts and connections. Keren is the founder of Foodportunity, food networking events that connect members of Seattle's vibrant food community: chefs, food writers, food bloggers, purveyors and more. Details at http://www.foodportunity.com. Information about Keren's food events can also be found online at Frantic Foodie at SeattlePI.com, FranticFoodie.com and at MyNorthwest.com

Foodista (http://www.foodista.com) is a collaborative project to build the world's largest, highest quality cooking encyclopedia. With http://www.foodista.com/recipe/new user contributions, Foodista is creating a free resource to help millions of people learn how to cook everything and anything. Launched in 2008 by a group of Amazon.com veterans, the site features thousands of recipes and articles about foods, cooking techniques, and kitchen tools. Foodista organized the first International Food Blogger Conference in May of 2009, http://ifbc.foodista.com.


Georgetown Studios
5890 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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