Delicious Photography
© Nestor Pérez-Molière
ONLINE COURSE
 

Delicious Photography

Dates: Thursdays, Jan 20–Mar 17, 2022
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 8 (No class on March 10 so students can work on their final project)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $460
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Do you have a passion for both the culinary arts and photography? Bring both together in a single practice and discover how food photography can activate the senses. In this course, students will learn all the ins and outs of food photography in order to make viewers salivate. Through weekly shooting assignments, students will experiment with different types of foods as well as different moments in the process of preparing these delicacies. We will look at the work of professional masters of food photography and discuss what makes it look scrumptious. This course will also dive in on a do-it-yourself approach to lighting to make your plated food shine and glisten.

Throughout the course, students will develop a final project in which they photograph their family or personal recipes to develop into their own cookbook. We will discuss a variety of photographic moments in the process of building a cookbook, from step-by-step photography, mise en place, plated food, and environmental shots.

 

Please note: This class is intended for photographers who cook or have a cook who would like to collaborate with them during the class.
 
Thank you Nestor, for a fun and illuminating DIY lighting class. I loved your combined free-wheeling “go for it” approach with the gentle but rigorous critiques. I learned a lot about intentionally “sculpting” with light to create mood and content. I also appreciate your willingness to be vulnerable in showing and talking about your personal work, which meant a lot to me. You created a mini-community of sharing and learning. Muchas gracias! 
—Irene (Pennsylvania)
Néstor’s class was amazing. His presentations thoroughly captured the range of styles of still life photography and I think he was incredibly thoughtful with his critiques. I really enjoyed the class and am inspired to keep going!
—Jyoti (California)


Néstor Pérez-Molière
Néstor Pérez-Molière

Néstor Pérez-Molière was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in The Bronx. His practice takes place mainly in the realm of photography, but also incorporates performance, drawing, video, installation, and intaglio techniques. All of these are used in unison as he turns his camera on himself and delves into self-portraiture, exploring his relationship with his body, body image ideals, and food relationships as subject matter.

Nestor has an MFA from Hunter College and holds a BSc in botany. He was part of the Artist in the Marketplace and Creative Capital’s Taller mentorship programs, and was part of The Bronx Museum of the Art’s Fourth Biennial. He has exhibited at the Museo de las Américas, the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Longwood Gallery, and the Liga de Artes de San Juan. He currently teaches digital and darkroom photography at the International Center of Photography and The Point CDC.

Néstor teaches lighting for still life and more   for StrudelmediaLive.