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Photography retreat on Malloca, April 26th-30th 2016

MALLORCA IN SPRING
How to tell captivating food & travel stories

- a photography, visual storytelling & styling retreat
April 26th-30th 2016

From 2.300,00
Tickets are sold here.

Join us for an inspiration-packed 4-day photography, styling & visual storytelling retreat led by Danish stylist, photographer, recipe developer and food writer Nicoline Olsen and Danish photographer, publisher, award-winning cookbook author Sif Orellana. We are so excited about this retreat and have put our heart and soul into creating the most educational, inspiring and eventful program, that take your photography to the next level, give you a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from all over the world, make you enjoy great food and indulge in the exquisite nature of the island.

LOCATION
Set in a huge, authentic 16th century “ nca” (i.e. farm house), ‘Cas Bernats’, located on the outskirts of the picturesque city Port of Soller - a little village situated in one of Mallorca’s most beautiful horseshoe harbours on the est coast - this location will make the perfect backdrop for our photography and hands-on styling sessions.

‘Cas Bernats’ lies in the Tramontana mountains surrounded by ancient olive groves, citrus gardens, and past roman ruins. The place is characterized by peace and tranquility; sheep and horses inhabit the land and chickens wander under the citrus trees, knowing its their job to provide fresh eggs for our breakfast. If you are an early bird and would like to begin the day with a swim, ‘Cas Bernats’ o ers a relaxing swimming pool area, where you can enjoy a dip before breakfast and appreciate the view of mountains, the port and the sea.

FOCUS
Throughout the workshop we will teach you new ways to style and shoot evocative food photos, capture the soul of a locati- on with your camera, tell captivating food & travel stories, and bring your photography to a new level. It is our goal to inspire and help you to create your own visual identity and “personal voice”. High-quality food photography is tricky, and we have created this workshop to share all our very best tips and tricks with you and load you with knowledge from the photographic industry.

MALLORCA IN SPRING
On the day of your arrival we will welcome you with cold cava in the glasses and delicious tapas made by our talented house chef, that cooks all our meals in the “ nca”, based on organic, fresh ingredients, many of them grown in the garden belonging to the farmhouse. After the aperitif we will serve you a festive Mallorcan dinner and celebrate our rst night together.

During the workshop we will build up the illusion that we are all part of an editorial department at an international maga- zine, FOOD & TRAVEL. The theme of the upcoming magazine is MALLORCA IN SPRING - a theme that the magazine wishes to cover from di erent angles through various features about Mallorca, local recipes, stories and photographic expressions. Nicoline and Sif take the roles of chief editors of the editorial department and guide each attendee in the choice of her/his angle of “Mallorca in Spring”.

EXCURSIONS & CLASSES
Throughout the retreat we will invite you on a number of excursions, where we can both style, shoot and enjoy some good meals. We will invite you on a trip to one the charming villages in the area. We will ask you to come along to the old, rural oli- ve mill in the mountains not far from the farm house, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch together served at a long wooden table in the midst of old pottery and olive bottles.

Each day during the workshop we will have classes and training sessions, where we will share our experiences within the pho- tographic industry with you, teach you about styling, expression, light, trends, composition, use of props and backgrounds, editing and camera techniques and give you all the tools needed to bring your visual storytelling and photography to a higher level and help you transitioning from passionate amateur to passionate professional.

WHO
This retreat is aimed at anyone interested in food and lifestyle photography - from the amateur food bloggers and insta- grammers to those looking to break into the industry on a professional basis, or even those who just love posting images of gorgeous food that they eat. We can’t wait to welcome you on this inspiration-packed journey, where you will meet with like-minded people with the same passion for visual storytelling and food & lifestyle photography as you.

EQUIPMENT
You will need to bring your camera - whatever you normally shoot food with is best. Bring also your laptop and tripod. Space is limited to 12 people.

Included: All meals during the workshop (both in the farm house and on excursions) as well as snacks and refreshments. All transportation expenses during the excursions plus the printed magazine.

Not included: Travel costs, transportation from and to the airport/train station and market purchases.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This purchase is non-refundable but is transferable - please register only if you know you can attend. If you’re unable to attend the workshop for any reason, you may sell your spot to another attendee. Please contact us directly in that instance and we’ll adjust the class list accordingly.

Nicoline Olsen has more than 25 years experience working as a freelancer in the photographic industry. Nicoline lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, with her husband and two daughters. She is the CEO and founder of Vkstockimages which is a Danish production company who produces editorial stories for magazines and other medias worldwide. Styling, text and photos
are produced together as a concept. Vkstockimages specializes in lifestyle, interiors, food and DIY. She has also written four
books - the last one together with her two daughters about easy and healthy food for teens. Nicoline Olsen has studied art history at Copenhagen University.

Sif Orellana is a Danish born publisher, photographer and award winning cookbook writer (10 cookbooks) based in Aarhus, Denmark, with her family. Her latest family cookbook, was in June 2015 named number 2 in “Best in the World” by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She is currently working on her rst book for the American market, named “My Happy Danish Kitchen”. Sif has an MA in literary history and mass communication, with additional post-graduate quali cations from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. She frequently appears as a chef, compère, guest speaker, lifestyle consultant and debater on Danish television channels, writes food & lifestyle articles for Danish magazines and holds talks.

DIRECTIONS
‘Cas Bernats’ lies above the Port of Soller along the North-west coast of Mallorca. Leaving the airport and arriving at the gates of ‘Cas Bernats’ takes approx. 45 minutes by taxi. From Port of Soller – ‘Cas Bernats’ is a 10 minute drive.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

ACCOMODATION & BOOKING:
http://www.siforellanashop.com

 

 

 

A Roman Spring Fairytale - A Food Photography, Styling & Props April 14th-18th 2016

from € 2.100,00
Space limited to 10 people
See the room options & book your seat here: bayandorellana.com

Come along with Danish stylist, food and lifestyle photographer Signe Bay and Danish award winning cookbook writer, publisher and photographer Sif Orellana on a four-day intimate and intense food & travel photography and -styling retreat in the midst of ancient Rome, April 14th - 18th 2016.

LOCATION
During the retreat we will stay in a huge, cozy and authentic apartment in the quiet part of Trastevere, the old, picturesque area in the very heart of Rome. The magical atmosphere and charm of the ‘belle époque’ is real in this place - from the antique tiles on the floors, the red velvet on the beds to the finest art deco interior.

 PROGRAM - EXCURSIONS & CLASSES
With cold spumante in the glasses the retreat will kick off with a ‘Meet & Greet’ to get to know one another. We will then serve you a festive dinner made by our Italian gourmet cook and celebrate our first evening together.

The next morning we will tell you about our approach to food & travel photography and styling, and then dive right in to some hands-on workshopping. One element of the workshop that day is to stroll through our neighborhood to the beautiful food court at Campo de’ Fiori to shoot the greenest vegetables and all the beautiful fruit, then select some fresh fruits and berries to bring home and make the loveliest Italian pastries of – to style and shoot and then savor together with a nice cup of tea later in the afternoon.

Another day of the retreat will consist of an excursion to the outskirts of the center of Rome, to an old rustic villa situated in the midst of fields of greenery and from where we will prepare a big feast together on long wooden tables; we might make some homemade ravioli with fresh spinach & ricotta, roast a veal on an open fire, and bake some lovely galettes with the very first wild strawberries, set the long tables and sit down and enjoy the lunch together, talking, laughing and learning.

We will invite you out for breakfast an early morning and afterwards to explore Rome’s biggest flea market, where we will introduce you to the some of the old, charming stands with props and antique linen. We will then stroll around the streets of Trastevere, finding the hidden gems, learning about street photography, and have a long three course lunch at one of our favorite trattorias - just to mention a few of the many activities vi have planned for you.

During our four days together, you will get new tools and guidance to help improve your photography and styling, regardless of your skill level. We will work on our DSLR, but for those interested, and as an extra feature, we will guide you through successful shooting and editing on iPhones as well, and talk about how to work successfully on the social media arena.

Through hands-on photo assignments across four days, you will learn about our workflow and our process from how we conceive a shot and execute. We will teach you how to tell enchanting food stories, that really move and appeal to your audience. We will share our stories and experiences transitioning from passionate amateurs to passionate professionals, and through the entire four days we will talk together and share ideas and projects for the future.

GOALS
Our main goals for the four days are to give each participant a magnificent experience of both workshops, sensing the city, savoring good food made from the freshest produce and to give her/him a clearer idea of not only how to style and shoot, but also how to find her/his own voice within photography and styling.

WHO
This course is aimed at anyone interested in food- and lifestyle photography - from the amateur bloggers to those looking to break into the industry on a professional basis, or even those who just love posting images of gorgeous food that they eat. Come and join us for an incredibly yummy and informative retreat in the most charming atmosphere you can dream of. We can’t wait to take you on this fairytale!

EQUIPMENT
You will need to bring your camera - whatever you normally shoot food with is best. Bring also your laptop.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Space is limited to 10 people.

Included: All meals during the workshop (both in the apartment and at restaurants) as well as snacks and refreshments.

Not included: Travel costs, transportation from and to the airport/train station and market purchases.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This purchase is non-refundable but is transferable - please register only if you know you can attend. If you're unable to attend the workshop for any reason, you may sell your spot to another attendee. Please contact us directly in that instance and we'll adjust the class list accordingly.

TEACHERS
Signe Bay is a Danish born professional visual aesthete who works in the field of food and lifestyle photography, styling, recipe developing and prop hunting. Signe is based in Copenhagen, but has lived in Rome and regards the eternal city as her second home. Just recently she quit her job as a graduate teacher and is now working full time as a visual aesthete and storyteller.

Sif Orellana is a Danish born professional award winning cookbook writer (10 cookbooks), publisher and photographer. Her latest family cookbook, was in June 2015 named number 2 in “Best in the World” by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She is currently working on her first book for the American market, named “My Happy Danish Kitchen”.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. You can catch us at: bayandorellana@gmail.com

Accomodation: Book and see accommodation options at http://www.bayandorellana.com