Food Photography with Joanie SIMON


Joanie Simon is a freelance food photographer and educator. She shares her foodie photog knowledge on her YouTube channel, The Bite Shot, and creates craveable images in her kitchen studio for a wide variety of national food brands and restaurants. When she’s not behind the camera, Joanie is busy keeping track of her two young boys alongside her husband, Ryan, on their “Ranchito” in Phoenix, Arizona.

Acclaimed food photographer, instructor and blogger Joanie Simon joins Chef James Porter in the ultimate foodie umami: Food and Photography. Guests need to bring their own cameras, and Joanie Simon will lead classes in how to shoot the best food images of dishes they make with Chef Porter during daily classes in the Cookery.

Simon’s instruction will include:
Camera Basics – The ins and outs of camera settings and what you need to know to create beautiful images
Light – Learn about light, how to see it, and harness it like and artist
Telling a Story – Cultivate storytelling when you press the shutter and create more than pretty pictures
Photo Walk – Experience TERRA through the lens and enjoy a creative, therapeutic photo walk
Food in Action – Capture movement and express action with clarity and beauty
Final “Art Show” of images


Please use the reservation request button below to submit your request for one of our upcoming courses. Once submitted, a concierge team member will be in contact to arrange your stay.

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