Food and Lifestyle Photography Workshop Florence, October 2017

Beach Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Olive Oil Cake| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Olive Oil Cake| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Olive Oil Cake| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

Florence in October .. grey and heavy sky, this will be scenario for Photography Workshop in October 2017 with Renée Kemps, Marina Denisova, Emiko Davies and me.

Renée and myself will help you to find your own style, play with light and shadow and learn to tell a story. We will style food scenes, play around with props, gather around the table and talk about photography.

We will be based in Numeroventi, located in the very heart of Florence, inside the historic Palazzo Galli Tassi built in 1510. From there we will explore Florence, eat amazing food made by food writer and cook Emiko, who will also teach us to make a fresh pasta and share some of her Florence secret spots with us.

Details:

Where: Florence, Italy

When: October 16-20, 2017

Hosts: Sanda Vuckovic & Renée Kemps

Cost:
1250 € single sofa bed
1500 € double sofa bed single capacity
1750 € double bed single capacity
All beds are in shared apartments

Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due August 15, 2017.

What is included:

– 3 days & 4 nights accommodation at Numeroventi;
– all meals during the workshop (welcome snacks & drinks, 4 dinners, 3 lunches, 4 breakfasts, snacks & refreshments during the workshop);
– 3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography, lectures, one on one sessions, classes, hands on, post processing
– all activities and excursions.

Activities:

– Visiting local food market
– Florence city tour
– Visiting local maker
– Making fresh pasta
– Styling a picnic

Excluded: airfare or transportation to & from the workshop.

Venue: Numeroventi is a guesthouse, exhibition space and artistic residence. Designed by Andrew Trotter, editor of Openhouse Magazine, it’s located in the very heart of Florence, inside the historic Palazzo Galli Tassi built in 1510. Clean and simple, yet warm and inviting, Numeroventi has become a landmark for creatives from all over the world.

Collaborator: Emiko Davies is a Florence-based Australian food writer, photographer and cook. Tuscan capital has been her home for 11 years. Passionate about traditional italian cuisine she is the author of two cookbooks (Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence and Acquacotta). She also writes a regular column for Food52 and has written extensively for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Jamie Oliver Magazine and more.

Organizer: Marina Denisova, is a Florence-based photographer. Originally Russian, she moved to Florence 7 years ago and started to develop her career as a professional photographer. Today she shoots a variety of material including interior, food, travel and lifestyle for local and international publications and brands.

Cancellation policy: Due to planning logistics, there will be no refunds for this workshop.

Reservations: For reservation please contact us at florenceinoctober@gmail.com

Beach Picnic

Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Last September my friends gathered for beach picnic to celebrate the end of summer.
This gathering made part of Spoonful Salt Issue.

I made Spelt Sourdough Bread that we ate with Herbs Labneh and Black Tea Cured Salmon, baked Beef and Olives Empanadas and for desert we had Berry Tart with Crumble and Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Hazelnuts and drank Grapefruit and Fennel Lemonade.

You can find all these recipes and story about our celebration in last issue of Spoonful magazine.

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
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Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
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Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

There is something very special about organising workshop, it’s all about being inspired.
Last week Marta and I traveled to deep Alentejo, where we couldn’t get enough of beautiful landscapes .. small hills, olive trees, yellow grass burnt by sun…
We found peace, one that force you to calm down, take a big breath and slow down.

On Sunday we welcomed amazing group of ladies who made following days filled with laugh. Together, we searched for the best light and captured what surround us.
But not just that.. we had long meals, ate amazing food made by Filipe, foraged wild flowers with Chelsea, roasted marshmallows late in the night, picnic and swim in the lake and exchange our life stories, experiences and opinions.

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
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Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

I came back to Lisbon richer for so many new friendships, experiences and memories. All of these ladies influenced me and I got inspired by each one of them … be prepared to get inspired as well by Mina, Jette, Sorraia, Natalia, Marta, Nevena, Ana, Zosia and Marielle

Partners:

São Lourenço de Barrocal
Quinoa Organic Bakery
Created and Found
SAL Atelier

Collaborators:

Chelsea Fuss
Filipe Lucas Frazão

Silent Living

Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
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Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
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Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
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Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Spending days surrounded my water, nature and friends, enjoying silence or spending hours speaking about this and that around the table, having long walks on the beach or in the forest, reading, eating, listening to sounds around us …
Silent Living houses are based on some of these value. I spent few days in their houses trying to capture all of these and here you can see few of my favourite images.

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Passar dias rodeada de água, natureza e amigos, desfrutar de silêncio ou passar horas a falar sobre isso ou aquilo a volta da mesa, ter longas caminhadas na praia ou na floresta, ler, comer, ouvir sons a minha volta …
Silent Living houses são baseados em alguns desses valores.
Passei alguns dias em casas de Silent Living tentar capturar tudo isso e aqui podem ver algumas das minhas imagens favoritas.

Credits:

Models : Eglė Bazaraitė / Soraia Martins
Photography and Styling: Sanda Pagaimo
Place : Silent Living // Casa no Tempo, Casas na Areia, Cabanas no Rio
Ceramics : SAL Atelier

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017
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This workshop is now SOLD OUT. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, write to little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com.

Thank you everyone!
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Last year I joined Marta Greber and we organized workshop we are both proud with.
We had amazing group of participants to whom I can call friends today. We worked very hard, ate great food Filipe prepared for us and above all we had so much fun and laugh a lot.
Thoughts of those few days always put smile on my face.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017
So .. we are doing it again. We are so excited to announce our second Food and Lifestyle Photography Workshop!

If you feel like playing with photography, improving your skills, learning how to control light, style, look for a right angle and spend amazing time in the most beautiful spot in Portugal, this is for you.
Together with a talented flower stylist who will take us foraging and will compose a beautiful flower arrangement for us to shoot, an artist who will show you how to make your own backgrounds, we prepared a great program.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017

Details:

When: 14th – 18th of May 2017
Price: 1350€ for shared double room 1500€ for private room. Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due March 1, 2017.

What is included: All below listed except transfer from and to the airport
*3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography, all lectures, one on one sessions, classes, hands on
*all meals, refreshment and snack during workshop
*all activities and excursions including flower foraging with Chelsea Fuss and background making with Filipe Frazão
*accomodation at São Lourenço do Barrocal

Where :
São Lourenço do Barrocal is a 780-hectare estate in the stunning Alentejo region of Portugal. Bordering Alqueva lake, the estate spans olive groves, vineyards and meadows, as well as the remarkable stone formations.It is a place to embrace nature, no matter what time of the day.
Seventh-generation family-owned, the property is being sensitively transformed into a rural retreat, comprising a five-star hotel of understated luxury, its own winery, a farm to table restaurant and organic vegetable garden, a farm shop and a spa by Susanne Kaufmann.
All of this continuing to thrive as a working farm, producing olive oil from centenary olive trees, its own brand of single-estate wines, certified organic cattle, and oats.

Collaborators:
Chelsea Fuss is a floral designer and prop stylist originally from Portland, OR, now living in Lisbon. A former flower shop owner, Chelsea has studied floral design in London and worked alongside flower farmers in the English countryside. She loves casual, unfussy, flower arrangements that look like they were just gathered from the garden and strives to use locally grown or foraged flowers whenever possible.
Filipe Lucas Frazão is a Food Photographer based in Lisbon. With education in Fine Arts and Photography he is also a food lover. Food photography and food styling are the avenues he have found through which to communicate his passion for food, and ones he feels deeply fulfilled. Besides Photography Filipe also loves to cook simple and seasonal food and the freshness of a good fish is something he hardly resists.

Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds on cancellation.

Reservation: For reservation please contact us on: wsiefbt@gmail.com or little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com.

SUL

SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

I am so proud to be part of ‘SUL family’.
I can see this brand growing and I grow with them. Every new piece is even more beautiful then the previous one.

I know people who design them and those who made them, and knowing what care and love is involved in every stitch is also very important in feeling those pieces and trying to capture them in the best way.

Evey peace is made by hand in Portugal, with leather sourced locally.

Credits:

Bags : SUL
Photography and Styling : Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo / Little Upside Down Cake
Models : Ally Walsh & Rita Quion
Place : A Sociedade

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo :: Portugal, Ocean and People

Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

I didn’t have any idea, 10 days ago, how me and my view of life would be influenced with the days that followed.
Looking back at these day, I can now clearly see it. I got richer with 10 new friendships, met 10 amazing women, got insanely inspired by them and collected memories for a lifetime.
10 days ago I was packing my bags to leave Lisbon for a workshop with Marta. I was excited but also scared. It was a new adventure. The weather forecast was not good and we made a plan B for all activities that we have been planning in the last few months.
But, as the participants started to arrive, I started to feel the positive energy… I knew everything would be ok even with the rain, wind and thunderstorms that were announced.
We changed plans, but the new activities turned out to be even better.
We chased fishermen on a rainy day, we picnicked in the woods with wind, we visited a maker’s house with thunder outside, and the light… the one we chased and wanted to capture, was divine, and we could feel it with any each snap of our cameras.
We spent these days at a beautiful place eating amazing food, drinking great wine, editing, sharing stories and experiences and laughing… laughing a lot.
Now I know I changed, and each one of the ladies influenced me because, despite being all different, they all have some things in common… smart, independent, creative, funny, beautiful and I truly believe their work will soon come to you. So, please check out their visions of those passed days and be prepared for all that is coming in the future from Sini, Marina, Lisa, Jonna, Simone, Anna, Ana, Pilar, Giulia and Mina.

Partners:
Cabeça da Cabra
Adegga
Filipe Lucas Frazão
MF Ceramics

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Não fazia ideia, há 10 dias, de como eu e a minha visão de vida, seria influenciada com os dias que se seguiram.
Olhando para trás para estes dias, agora posso vê-lo claramente. Fiquei mais rica com 10 novas amizades, conheci 10 mulheres incríveis, fiquei incrivelmente inspirada com elas e colecionei memórias para a vida.
Há 10 dias atrás, eu estava a arrumar as minhas malas para sair de Lisboa, para fazer um workshop com a Marta. Eu estava animada, mas também com medo. Era uma nova aventura. A previsão do tempo não era boa e fizemos um plano B para todas as actividades que tinhamos estado a planear nos últimos meses.
Mas, à medida que as participantes começaram a chegar, comecei a sentir a energia positiva… sabia que ia correr tudo bem, mesmo com a chuva, vento e trovões que foram anunciados.
Mudamos de planos, mas as novas atividades acabaram por ser ainda melhores.
Perseguimos pescadores num dia chuvoso, piquenicamos no bosque com o vento, visitamos a casa de um artesão com trovões lá fora, e a luz… a que nós perseguimos e queriamos capturar, era divina, e podiamos senti-la a cada click das nossas câmeras.
Passamos estes dias num bonito lugar, a comer comida incrível, a beber muito bom vinho, a editar, a partilhar histórias e experiências e a rir… a rir muito.
Agora eu sei que mudei, e cada uma das senhoras influenciou-me, porque, apesar de serem todas diferentes, todas elas têm algumas coisas em comum… inteligentes, independentes, criativas, engraçadas, bonitas e eu realmente acredito que o seu trabalho irá em breve para vocês. Portanto, vejam por favor as suas visões destes dias passados e estejam preparados para tudo o que está para vir no futuro da Sini, Marina, Lisa, Jonna, Simone, Anna, Ana, Pilar, Giulia and Mina.

Parceiros:
Cabeça da Cabra
Adegga
Filipe Lucas Frazão
MF Ceramics

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Croatia

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Join Krissy of CottageFarm and me for a 5 night photography and lifestyle retreat in Croatia.

This October (5th – 9th) we will call the tiny island of Zlarin home. Set just a few miles offshore from the Croatian mainland, this picturesque island is one of the only a handful on the Adriatic Sea where cars are not allowed, making it an idyllic spot to nurture the imagination and encourage relaxation.

Tucked away in this beautifully rugged little seaside paradise, dotted with fig and cypress trees, we will have the chance to fill our lungs with fresh salty air and awaken our creative spirits. Here, in this intimate setting, we will delve into the creative process, exploring the art of photography and styling. You will learn how to create, shoot & style still life scenes and we will discuss the use of natural light, camera mechanics, prop selection and scene creation.

Over the 5 days, we will also explore the local lifestyle and regional cuisine of the island from leisurely al fresco lunches in the garden to boat rides on the brilliant blue Adriatic. A visit to one of the area’s most well known vineyard is also on the itinerary.

While days will be dedicated to learning and exploration, evenings will focus on the simple joys of gathering, sharing meals and the camaraderie of conversation. This time to reflect and relax is as important as our information filled days to fostering the creative process and finding personal inspiration. Our rustic island house will serve as the gathering space for us throughout the workshop and its large table a lively assembling place.

We hope you will join us in Croatia this October! We look forward to meeting you.

Details:
– dates: 5th – 9th of October
– island Zlarin, Croatia
– price: 1400€
– 10 participants
– 3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography
– 4 breakfasts
– 3 lunches
– 4 dinners
– drinks and snacks during the workshop

Transportation, outings and accommodation covered in the cost of the ticket
Nearest major airports are Zadar and Split
There are daily ferries to and from the mainland. Ferries leave from Sibenik
Please note, airfare and transportation to the workshop is not included in the ticket price
Rooms and beds are shared
Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due August 31, 2016.
There will be no refunds on cancellation.
For reservation please contact us on: krissyoshea@gmail.com or little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com and we will send you more details.

Inês Telles Jewelry

Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

There are no words with which I could describe Inês Telles and her work. I always hoped I would have the chance to put it into images.
This is how I visually could express it, feminine but strong, soft but aggressive, light but dark… her work is extremely inspiring.

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Não há palavras com as quais eu possa descrever a Inês Telles e o seu trabalho. Eu sempre esperei ter a oportunidade de o conseguir com imagens.
E é assim que eu posso visualmente expressá-lo, feminino mas forte, suave mas agressivo, luminoso mas escuro… o seu trabalho é extremamente inspirador.

Credits
Jewelry : Inês Telles
Models: Yana & Zi
Hair : Tania Sousa
Makeup : Sandra Melo
Styling : Inês Telles & Sanda Pagaimo
Photography : Sanda Pagaimo

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo

I met Marta a year ago. Marta in person was exactly as I imagined she would be, while reading her blog. We had a click. Since then we kept contact, share our lows and highs, ask advices from each other…
I kind of always knew I wanted to do a project with her… I love her work and the idea of the workshop came… and, come on, we are the two bloggers with the longest blog names out there. It just had to be!
So, I am really excited to announce our May workshop at the beautiful Cabeça da Cabra!!!

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo

Each picture you take should be an unique experience, should tell a story. You have everything you need to achieve it – your camera, magical natural light and props you like. Sometimes all you need is to understand how to look, so you see what’s so special and extraordinary in each meal you want to shot.
We will help you to play with shadows, use colours and choose angles.
We will style food together, talk about photography, share our tricks, meet local makers, experience and eat delicious Portuguese delicacies.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo

Join Marta (WSIEFBT) and me for 5 days of the food photography workshop (4-8th of May ) on the beautiful coast of Portugal. We will share our knowledge, experience and help you to discover your own style. You’ll learn how to style and shoot indoors, how and when to find the best light. You will also experience shooting in the most unpredictable conditions like on a beach during a specially prepared and styled picnic, while talking to local fishermen and makers. Most importantly, you will learn to tell a story with your pictures… and spend all this time surrounded by food and gorgeous Portuguese architecture and culture.

Details:
– dates: 4th – 8th of May
– price: 1100-1500€ varies on accommodation options
– 8-12 participants
– 3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography
– accommodation at Cabeça da Cabra
– 4 breakfasts
– 3 lunches
– 4 dinners
– drinks and snacks during the workshop

Price does not include transfer from and to the airport.
Rooms are double and triple.

Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due March 31, 2016.

There will be no refunds on cancellation.

For reservation please contact us on: wsiefbt@gmail.com or little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com and we will send you more details.

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