Venue : NIE
Presented by AHES, in partnership with Canon
About 25 teachers signed up for the workshop. Ms Shirley Wong welcomed all of them and highlighted some of the advantages of attending the workshop :-
- to connect with students! Food photography and food blogging is exciting and current.
- to change the way your school and colleagues look at home economics.
- allows for interdisciplinary partnerships with other departments.
- it is an excellent module to launch for "white space" in the curriculum; creating a food photography portfolio is highly creative, and this is in line with the I&E intiatives.
- can be introduced as an optional post exam activity.
Shirley covered the module outline and conducted theory lessons with the teachers in the morning session.
There were plenty of opportunities for teachers to do hands-on session. Practice makes perfect!!!
Any camera we have, DSLR with long lens, point and shoot... LET'S TAKE PHOTOS.
And teachers shared the shots, discussed the colours, lighting and most importantly had lots of fun!
These are the colourful and yummy objects for phototaking. Smile, 123, Cheese!!!
A quick blogging session sharing was conducted by Pooi Pooi and Shirley Goh.
After lunch, everybody was excited to meet the Dr Leslie Tay who is the famous blogger of ieatishootipost.sg. He shared with us lots of great tips on food photography. We were encouraged to think out of the box and unleashed our creativity.
Mr Russel from Canon brought along few sets of DSLR for the teachers to practice taking photos. Before that he explained the functions of a DSLR camera to the teachers. He also shared what are the differences between capturing photos with a DSLR camera and a simple "point and shoot" camera.
Some teachers were tempted to purchase their own DSLR after having the oppportunity to try the cameras.
Overall it was a fun and enriching workshop for all the participants.
Special thanks go to our partners, Canon and Dr Leslie Tay for your time and valuable sharing on food photography:)