Recommended For Beginner

Workshop Fees
Public: S$100
My Sony Members: S$50
SDW Members: S$50

NOTE: If you wish to register for your complimentary workshop, please log in to your My Sony account.


Date : 08/02/2020 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Available : 17
Workshop Status: Open
Address : Cookyc Inc (Within HometeamsNS Balastier) 31 Ah Hood Rd #01-04 Singapore 329979 (Map)

To participate, you need to have a Sony α camera and able to commit to the full duration of the program

Inspiring photos of wonderful food instantly lights up our palate, and it is truly an acquired skill to photograph great food. In the delicious world of food photography, photographers spend more time on preparation than the actual process of photographing each shot. In this workshop, you will learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes in the mouth-watering world of food photography.

About The Instructor: John Heng

Interest is what fuels John’s photography palette. After numerous “food shots” assignments while working at a local business paper, food photography became an obsession. John has since been published, most prominently, in Time Magazine. Food, sports and people are what moves the 39-year old nowadays. When he is not shooting food, he can be found swimming at the bottom of pools photographing people, hanging off the top of a yacht or at a local hawker centre.

What to Expect?

Experience what it feels like to be a food photographer during this 1-day workshop. The instructor will be sharing lighting techniques and styling tips to give your photographs the extra "oomph"! More importantly, this workshop brings you to a professional food studio where you will have the opportunity to style, light and photograph two dishes of delicacies, under the guidance of an acclaimed food photographer. At the end of the session, you will also get to savour these delicacies with a group of like-minded photographers.


What Is Exclusive?

An entire cooking studio is booked for the participants of this session. Special lightings have already been arranged  for the session and participants can expect to learn from one of the most sought-after food photographer locally. Transportation to the studio is inclusive with ticket.

The curriculum is designed for participants of all skills level using the Sony Alpha System.

However, participants must have a strong understanding of:

  1. The basics of camera exposure
  2. How to operate manual mode on their Sony Alpha Camera

What to bring?
- Sony Alpha Camera
- Fully charged battery, with spare if possible
- SD Card(s) with sufficient memory available

Complimentary Loans
Selected lenses (including SEL90M28G & SEL100F28GM) will be available for complimentary loan during the workshop, however these lenses are limited and subjected to availability. Equipment will be loaned out based on early bird registration to the workshop.

Module 1: Theory 

- Recommended settings for food photography
- What goes on behind each food shot
- Lighting techniques used in food photography
- Where to place your focus
- Plating tips to style and arrange your subject
- How to take full advantage of your Sony Alpha Camera 

Module 2: Practical

- Style and arrange two dishes at a food studio
- Experiment with various forms of lighting
- Real-time guidance will be provided by instructor

Module 3: Feedback (Online)

- Personalised feedbacks by instructor

"Journey to Greatness" Series
This workshop is part of the "Journey to Greatness" workshop series. There are 6 workshops in total covering the following genres – Portrait, Wildlife, Food, Sports, Performance and Travel. These workshops were designed exclusively with Alpha photographers in mind, to hone their skills towards becoming greater photographers.