Photo Workshops for Food, Styling, Crafts & Video of Bi-Rite Creamery Cookbook!

by on March 4, 2012

Happy Sunday everyone! Now that were home for 10 days straight (yes!), we’re finally able to finish off some details of our upcoming photography workshop announcements. We have much to share with you today, but let’s start with the cookbook promo video we produced for Bi-Rite Creamery’s new cookbook!

 In our previous post, we mentioned that we produced the cookbook trailer video for Bi-Rite creamery. It was such an honor to be able to work with the amazing Bi-Rite Creamery team and Ten Speed Press folks.

Chef’s Anne and Kris produce some of the best ice cream in the country. Now they’re sharing many of their terrific and special recipes in their latest book , Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones. We’ve had the book in our possession for the last few weeks and it’s hard to not put it down.

The recipes are made with love, great ingredients and local pride. You can now make their ice creams right in your own home.

Enjoy the video! And take a close look at all the food blogger cameo appearances. Do you see them in the video?

iphone shot- Thanks to friends for joining us at Bi-Rite shoot: John, Michelle SFQ bbq sauce, Darya,  Jenna , Anita, Irvin, , Kirsten Bi-Rite Market, Jessica 

Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones Cookbook Promo Video 


Photography Workshop Preliminary Details: 

So many of you have emailed, messaged and asked us about our next workshops. Sorry to make you wait so long, but we’ve been planning this so that we can properly organize and structure the workshops to make them the best that we can! We’re almost ready to launch and announce those dates next week. Thank you so much for all your patience.

We’ll be offering a variety of dates and different types of photography workshops, specializing for the needs of food bloggers, craft/design bloggers and portrait/lifestyle bloggers. Each discipline of photography has different and unique techniques and methods, so we decided to divide our workshops into different categories so that we can focus on each of your specialties.

Here’s a sneak peak at  what we’ll be offering & announcing next week: 

1. Food Photography & Food Styling Workshop  & Business of Food Photography Hands on- 2 day workshop at our photography studio in Orange County, CA.

Learn both the creative process and business of food photography. This exciting 2 day, hands-on workshop will empower you to share your food photography and food stories in the best way that you can.

Topics during this 2 day workshop:

Food Styling & Prop building and making! : learn how to style food, prep it and prop it for the camera. Play in our prop room!

Make your own prop boards/surfaces: learn how to make your own prop boards & surfaces. We’ll have material for you to make, paint and create your own surfaces to keep and take home! (those traveling from out of state must ship your own props back home)

Food Photography: learn your camera, gear, basic principles of natural light, composition and workflow

Food Story, your voice: learn how to share your food story and define your own unique voice with your photographs

Photo Editing, Workflow & Tethering: learn the value of both free-hand and tethered shooting. Learn how to edit and manage your files and create a workflow that best fits your business. We’ll help critique one another’s images.

Business of Food Photography: Discussions on how to make an impressive professional portfolio, platforms, how to sell your images and the food photography business.

Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner will be served for both days.

2. Craft, Design and Lifestyle Product Photography – Etsy & Pinterest inspired! 

This workshop is created for craft, design and lifestyle product bloggers. Define your creative style! Want to learn how to photograph for your craft and lifestyle products to for Pinterest or your Etsy store?

Join us for an intensive 1 day, hands on workshop and learn how to make pretty pictures for your Etsy store or Pinterst.

You will learn basic principles of natural lighting, camera, composition, gear, editing and photographic techniques for your crafts.

Styling- knowing how to style and prop your crafts and products is equally as important as the technical part of photography. Learn how to prop and style your photographs to make them visually stunning.

Bring your crafts/products! ( limited to 2-3 small, hand held items only please) : with time and space permitting, bring your crafts to photograph and practice with.

Location: Our Photography studio

3. Portraiture- Life Faces . Captured.

The people in our lives nourish us with joy and beauty. Documenting those special people, their faces and personalities  are important to remember those valuable moments.

Learn natural posing techniques, camera, gear, composition and lighting. Understand the value of the imperfect  image and the strength of storytelling.

Location : TBD


{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristina March 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

see, I was JUST saying I need to get down there for a workshop!! :D


2 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Hi, you can pencil me in for at least one of the workshops! Would love to hear how you think that the first one will differ from Food & Light in Boulder because I want to come but just want to make sure it’s going to be different and new (and it sounds like it is…yay!)

You guys are awesome. Can’t wait to come learn more from you :)


3 White on Rice Couple March 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Averie- Pretty much the same content will be covered. Main difference is that this workshop will not have a restaurant location shoot. Instead, we’ll be focusing on making shooting surface props for food styling.


4 Mama's Gotta Bake March 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Hi, my name is Sheryl and I love and follow your blog! I would like nothing more than to take your Food Photography workshop. I will check back to your blog for details, but I hope you have an open space for me! Looking forward to it.


5 White on Rice Couple March 4, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Hi Sheryl, it’s nice to “meet” you. We will announce it next week, so keep checking back because the classes are small and space is limited. Thank you so much!


6 Maureen March 5, 2012 at 1:53 am

Oh if you weren’t an ocean away! I love your photography so much.

Cute video but now I want ice cream.


7 Kathryn March 5, 2012 at 2:05 am

I’m keeping everything crossed that the food photography workshop will be held when I’m in California because I’d love to learn and be inspired by you guys.


8 Susan in the Boonies March 5, 2012 at 4:39 am

I think the Bi-Rite video turned out GREAT! Such a cheerful, happy tone you guys created!

I would give my eyeteeth for me and my husband (the Big Bison) to be able to come out and take your food photography course.

It was spectacular to meet you in Gnashvegas at Blissdom: next time, we’ll bring you to the Boonies for a meal. I think you’d fall in love with our little corner of heaven.


9 EatLiveRun March 5, 2012 at 6:57 am

This post made me SO happy this morning! Love, love, love the video and so excited to hear that y’all are planning more workshops! Thank you for including me—I’ll eat ice cream with you guys any day. :)


10 Maria March 5, 2012 at 7:28 am

Love the video and now I am craving ice cream:)


11 LiztheChef March 5, 2012 at 7:48 am

Sign me up for the 2-day workshop…Fingers crossed that the date(s) will work. Cannot wait until you announce the details next week.


12 Elizabeth Perhac Schmitt via Facebook March 5, 2012 at 7:51 am

Love the video – wishing for some salted caramel for breakfast, my favorite flavor there.


13 Broderick March 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

Love the video!!!


14 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious March 5, 2012 at 8:03 am

Ooo the workshops sound like tons of fun! I’ll be watching eagerly for those dates!!
Take care..


15 Amy March 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

I live in a different time zone–so wish these workshops could be streaming live:(


16 Nick (Macheesmo) March 5, 2012 at 8:14 am

Did you guys do a photography clinic in Boulder last year? I would love for that to go down again.

Would definitely make the trip for it.


17 White on Rice Couple March 5, 2012 at 8:23 am

Hi Nick, yes we were at Food and Light, created and organized by Jen of
I don’t think there will be one there this year.


18 Dana March 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

Can’t wait for dates! Pencil me in!


19 JulieD March 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

Oh goodness, I need to go to Orange County for your workshop…I’m totally there. Can’t wait for you all to announce it!


20 TripleScoop March 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

Love the workshops. I hope they are on a date I can attend!


21 JulieD March 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

PS I love the video!!


22 Bao Ngo via Facebook March 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

Great work as always!


23 Nicole March 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

I am so excited for the release of the Bi-Rite Creamery Cookbook. What an awesome video, you really captured the spirit of the owners. Love it!
I’m tempted to take your workshop even though I was at Food and Light just so I can poke around your prop room and see your studio. Looks like so much fun.


24 Jenny March 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hi! I would LOVE nothing more then to attend your workshop, I absolutely adore you’re guys’ work! What is the best way to ensure a spot? Can’t wait for all the details next week!


25 Colleen Porter via Facebook March 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

This is a great video. So proud of you two!


26 A.W. March 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

You make everything so inviting! Can’t wait for the Bi-Rite Creamery book to come out!


27 Chef Connie March 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I missed the Boulder workshops and I live in Boulder. Maybe I can make Orange County. Will you be posting more details on your blog??


28 Christyna March 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

So excited about this! I recently started my own food blog, and bought a dslr that I have not yet felt comfortable taking off auto mode. I really, really want to attend this workshop! However, before I get my hopes up, is it possible for you to let us know what the cost of the workshops are? I’m a phd student, i.e., I’m subjecting myself and my family to wages barely above the poverty line. Lol. At least it’s temporary (I hope) :) thanks!!


29 MikeVFMK March 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Love the video and love what you two are up to lately. Doing what you love and sharing that gift with others. If only I lived in Cali I’d be dropping in for your class, but I know everyone that does will be better off because of it.


30 Lori Narlock March 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Sign me up for the food photography! Can’t wait for more details.


31 Carrie @ Pure & Yummy March 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I am VERY interested in your workshop. I live here in Orange County and have been hoping for a workshop like this to pop up. I just hope I am able to get a spot in the class. Looking forward to it! :)


32 Kiran @ March 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm

So excited for the workshop — keeping my fingers crossed!!

Ps: LOVE the video. And now I am left with MAJOR ice cream cravings :D


33 White on Rice Couple March 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Kiran- thank you and look forward to seeing you in Orlando soon. xoxo


34 Kiran @ March 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Diane + Todd,
You are welcome and ditto about Orlando! Cannot wait to meet you guys. xoxoxo

Hey, just to inform you about your Facebook fanpage. You can claim your own url by logging on, and go to Your facebook fan page url is too long. Just thought to inform you about it :) That way, you can include it on your stationary and website.


35 White on Rice Couple March 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Kiran- thank you :) you’re the 3rd person to have informed us. We’re really behind and “newish” to Facebook, still understanding how it all works sometimes. Eventually, we’ll get around to changing our url.
see u next week!


36 Cristina March 6, 2012 at 6:59 am

Great video on the Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones…heading over to Amazon to reserve my copy now!

Looking forward to possibly attending your 2-day workshop in Orange County!! :)


37 Geri Miller March 6, 2012 at 7:30 am

Oh….would l-o-v-e a workshop on garden photography!!!! Pleeeeeze! ;)


38 Molly March 6, 2012 at 9:52 am

Love the video! Add that to my list of cookbooks I’m drooling to get. I love that you guys share your gift through workshops! I live in the Milwaukee area (not exactly a bustling hub on the topic) but would love to cross paths with you at some point. I just recently got into photography to enhance my blog and capture our “adventures”. Thanks always for sharing and maybe I’ll be able to join in on one of your workshops soon :)


39 Kathy M March 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I’m in! Looking forward to details.


40 Heidi Roth March 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

REALLY looking forward to seeing the upcoming workshop dates – I hope to attend!


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