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Food Photography and Styling Workshop

The idea to teach food photography and styling workshops came to fruition after countless of our readers asked if they could come to our photo shoots, or take a private lesson. We recognized the great demand for amateur photographers, bloggers, foodies, chefs, and others who simply have a passion for food photography, and decided to provide a workshop based on our aesthetic outlook. Today, after teaching over ten successful courses in the past 4 years, we can honestly say that teaching has become part of our job and we love doing it. We are proud to share our students work on the blog and on Facebook, and are even more proud when we see our past participants utilizing the knowledge they gained through the course, whether it be on their own blog, website, etc.

Weekend Workshop – From Farm to Frame/Nazareth

Course objectives A three day weekend getaway where we learn the basics of food photography and styling, outside of the realm on the studio and in some of Israel's most beautiful locations. The weekends include stay, all meals, photography and styling sessions and so much more.
Where Hila Farm (Northern Israel) or Nazareth.
When TBD. Dates will be published on the blog.
How to register Send us an email [matkonation@gmail.com] with the subject “Weekend Workshop” and we will send you information on our upcoming courses.

Style Tour in the Yaffo Flea Market

Course objectives In a two and half hour tour, learn about all of the interesting vendors of the flea market alongside the new design shops in the trendy flea market. Understand how to find one of a kind treasures that will make your photography/house tell a story.
Who the course meant for Vintage lovers, design lovers, food and lifestyle photographers, groups looking for something different.
Where The flea market, Yaffo-Tel Aviv.
When TBD. Dates will be published on the blog.
Cost 200 NIS+V.A.T.
How to register Send us an email [matkonation@gmail.com] with the subject “Flea Market” and we will send you information on our upcoming courses.

Photoshop for Food Photographers

Course objectives To learn how to recognize flaws in images that need and can be corrected, how to balance colors, contrast, sharpness and brightness. How to touch-up images and how to save files.
Where In Danya’s studio in Jaffa, Tel Aviv.
When TBD. Dates will be published on the blog.
Cost 300 NIS+V.A.T.
Requirements A laptop, an updated version of Photoshop (you can download a trial version), basic knowledge of food photography.
How to register Send us an email [matkonation@gmail.com] with the subject “Photoshop” and we will send you information on our upcoming courses.

Matkonation Advanced Course – 4 Sessions

Course objectives To advance knowledge of food photography and food styling.
Who the course meant for Anyone who has done our Basic Matkonation Course, a similar course, or with previous knowledge in the field of food photography and styling.
Course structure Four 4 hour sessions. All sessions include hands-on work. Three of the sessions will take place in Danya’s studio, one will be an on-location shoot.
What’s taught How to prepare food for photography, using natural light and flash photography, detailed compositions, photographing on location, etc.
Where In Danya’s studio in Jaffa, Tel Aviv.
When November 2.2015. 10am-2pm.
Cost 1600 NIS+V.A.T.
Requirements A digital SLR and a tripod.
How to register Send us an email [matkonation@gmail.com] with the subject “Course” and we will send you information on our upcoming courses.

Matkonation Basic Course – 3 Sessions

Course objectives To teach the fundamentals of food photography and styling while working independently but with close guidance by both Danya and Deanna.
Why us Our courses are small and intimate, with up to only 10 participants per two instructors. The courses take place in Danya’s photography studio, and participants have access to the equipment we use for our professional shoots.
Who the course meant for Anyone interested in food photography and styling that has basic knowledge of the fundamentals of photography.
Course structure Three 4 hour sessions. The first session is a lecture on the basic principles of food photography and styling. The other two sessions students take part in hands-on exercises.
What’s taught Working with natural light, composition, food styling, prop styling.
Where In Danya’s studio in Jaffa, Tel Aviv.
When October 12.2015. 10am-2pm.
Cost 1200 NIS+V.A.T.
Requirements A digital SLR and a tripod.
How to register Send us an email [matkonation@gmail.com] with the subject “Course” and we will send you information on our upcoming courses.