Advanced Photography +STYLING + BRANDING Workshop
Join me, Eva Kosmas Flores, and Bea Lubas of Bea’s Cookbook October 6th - 10th for a 5-day workshop in Glengarriff in the heart of the Irish coastline. We'll stay in Linden House, a cottage made from local stone perched atop a hillside overlooking the bay with sweeping views of the North Atlantic. Our home is equipped with a sauna, two fireplaces, and a solid glass wall in each living room that allows you to watch the waves of the sea along the shoreline while staying cozy in front of the fire.
Along with the advanced photography and styling portion of the workshop, we'll cover the business side of photography, blogging, branding, and social media, creating a cinemagraph, manipulating natural light, and editing in Adobe Lightroom. Attendees will also have a 20-minute one-on-one session with Eva or Bea to ask any remaining questions and get feedback on their work, as well as a group feedback session.
During the course of the workshop, we'll visit the 18th century manor Bantry House and wander its beautiful, sprawling gardens and historic interior. We’ll also visit one of southern Ireland’s hidden gems, St. Finbarr’s Oratory, a small stone church on a peaceful island on a lake, and enjoy a picnic lunch while taking in the stunning natural surroundings. There will also be a walk around the grounds of our workshop home, Linden house, where we spotted deer roaming about and a very friendly donkey last year. Throughout the workshop we’ll enjoy *delicious* farm-to-table Irish fare prepared by my dear friend Shannen Keane of Ireland's own Diva Boutique Bakery. We can’t wait to share this experience with you!
— Please Note —
This workshop is geared towards attendees who have previously participated in either my or Bea’s workshops, or who are comfortable shooting in manual mode.
Workshop material covers: advanced photography techniques (such as shooting tethered + shooting with interval timer/interval settings), pricing, client communication, workflow, advanced styling, in-depth natural light adjustments, creating a cinemagraph, group feedback session, and best practices in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.
The nearest major airport is the Cork Airport (ORK), about 1 hour 20 minutes from the house by car
A mirrorless, DLSR, or iPhone camera is required
All lodging and meals are included in the workshop's duration
Prices listed are per person
Space is limited to 10 attendees
If you'd like to split the registration fee into 2 payments, just enter the code SPLITPAY at checkout
Sunday October 6th: Welcome dinner at 7 pm
Monday October 7th: Advanced photography lessons, hands on shooting & styling, workflow + creative business + pricing round table
Tuesday October 8th: Natural light manipulation, hands on shooting & styling, creating a cinemagraph, picnic lunch at St Finbarr’s Oratory, Adobe Lightroom demonstration
Wednesday October 9th: Hands on shooting & styling, one-on-one sessions, visit to Bantry House, group feedback session
Thursday October 10th : Farewell breakfast at 9 am, guests depart by 11 am
Shared Twin Bedroom Shared Bathroom - $2,897
Private Bedroom Shared Bathroom - SOLD OUT
Private Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom - SOLD OUT
The listing price for each accommodation type is the full registration fee, if you'd like to split the registration fee into 2 payments just enter the code SPLITPAY at checkout.
No refunds available after booking unless you can find someone to fill your space.
Travel insurance is recommended.
lets us teach + take care of you!
All you need to do is pack your bags, grab your digital camera or iPhone and show up. We’ve got the rest covered! All lodging, meals, and excursions are included in the workshop. Just relax—focus on learning, having fun, eating well, and shooting the lush beauty of Ireland!
"a lifetime experience & unique journey"
Not sure if workshop is the right word to describe this event. It is more of a lifetime experience and a unique journey. I found myself sharing these ladies’ passion, learning from them in the most natural and fulfilling way, exchanging ideas and thoughts with a group of participants from each and every corner of the globe. It is all in the little details that they transmitted to me that made a huge difference in my food styling and photography career. It is all these meals and gatherings we shared together that enriched my soul, in such a short time.
"MY EXPECTATIONS WERE TOTALLY EXCEEDED"
There is something to say for when you get the opportunity to be in the midst of someone you admire in your field. To spend a few days watching how they work, listening to their advice and soaking up as much information as you possibly can that leaves you feeling blessed.
I had the pleasure of attending my first FWE workshop with Eva two years ago, held in Iceland. My expectations were totally exceeded and I was left wanting more.
Besides the wonderful food & beauty that surrounded me daily I was amongst some of the most amazing ladies. The talent, joy, enthusiasm, passion, and drive that sat around the table daily was the biggest reward of this workshop. Coming from all over the world, with different levels of experience, we came together and shared our passion for Photography."
"We were chatting & telling each other stories like we'd known each other forever"
The days I spent with Eva, Trisha, & company in Istria were truly glorious. I learned a lot about food photography and styling and feel confident now to get to the next level. I also got to know a bunch of fabulously interesting women from all over the world. We were chatting and telling each other stories like we'd known each other forever. This kind of connection feels very special to me. I went home with a head full of inspiration and ideas and a heart full of gratitude. Thank you Eva and team for creating a truly unique, creative and amazing experience.
"It was the best days of my life!"
Those days were so relaxing and full of good memories, so warm (because of the people!), inspirational and, of course, sooo tasty! The food was really incredible!...To be honest, it was my very first trip outside of Russia, and it was the best days of my life! I got much more than I expected.
Easy Cooking Project
"They are passionate about sharing their love and knowledge of the industry"
“I am so happy to have discovered the all encompassing food photography workshops called First We Eat Events. Every workshop is a unique opportunity to rub shoulders and learn from the best professionals in the industry. They are passionate about sharing their love and knowledge of the industry and have perfected the workshop adventure by finding fantastic villas or historic homes to occupy while they dive in and create an experience (and food) in amazing settings. Magic happens when you spend four concentrated days learning from them; two top notch professionals that graciously share their individual artistry through stylized meals in beautiful settings. I have made great strides in my own photography and I can honestly say that I owe my successes to my experiences with First We Eat!!”