Photography +STORYTELLING Workshop
Join me (Eva Kosmas Flores) and Izy Hossack of Top with Cinnamon September 17th - 21st for a 5-day workshop in the Irish countryside. We'll stay in Linden House, a cottage made from local stone perched atop a hillside overlooking Glengarriff Harbor with sweeping views of the sea. Along with the photography and storytelling portion of the workshop, we'll also cover manipulating natural light, creating an animated GIF, editing in Adobe Lightroom, and discuss the business side of photography, blogging, branding, and social media. Attendees will also have a 20-minute one-on-one session with Eva or Izy on the last full day of the workshop to ask any remaining questions and get feedback on their work. During the course of the workshop, we'll also visit the 18th century manor Bantry House and its beautiful, sprawling gardens. We'll also be enjoying delicious Irish country fare prepared by my dear friend Shannen Keane of Ireland's own Diva Boutique Bakery.
Workshop material covers: adjusting internal camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and their effects on the image, lenses and their focal lengths, creating an animated GIF, manipulation of natural lighting, food styling and plating, the business side of photography, and post processing 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
Monday September 17th: Welcome dinner at 7 pm
Tuesday September 18th: Photography lessons, hands on shooting & styling, social media + business roundtable
Wednesday September 19th: Styling lessons, hands on shooting & styling, Adobe Lightroom demonstration
Thursday September 20th : One-on-one sessions, Animated GIF lesson, visit to Bantry House
Friday September 21st: Farewell breakfast at 9 am, guests depart by 11 am
Shared Twin Bedroom Shared Bathroom - $2,950
Private Twin Bedroom Shared Bathroom - $3,150
Private Full Bedroom Shared Bathroom - SOLD OUT
Private Full 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.
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!!”