BREAKOUT SESSIONS

The Inspired Table: Light, Style & Composition in Food Photography

with Caroline Jensen, Kellie Bieser & Julie Peveto

$25

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 14-24, 2017
all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

From the farm to table, from cafe to kitchen, from family gathering to formal affair, this is the breakout that will change the way you approach food photography.

Come behind the scenes with Caroline Jensen, Julie Peveto & Kellie Bieser in a series of shooting videos and an original eBook filled with tips, techniques, pullbacks, and diagrams that reveal the secrets to food photography. You’ll learn how they style a scene, work with light, and carefully compose culinary components to create mouth-watering photos that are a feast for the eyes.

what you’ll get

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EXCLUSIVE EBOOK

A beautiful 136 page eBook showing pullbacks and final images

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BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS

Over three hours of behind the scenes videos showing how the photographers light, style and capture their images

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Bonus Editing Videos and Lightroom Preset

Bonus processing videos from each presenter and Caroline's "Simple Moody Food" preset

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BONUS VIDEOS

Props and styling

Stop motion and cinemagraph

Creating a backdrop, testing a new location

Finding, using and creating light for food

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INTERVIEWS

An interview with each presenter covering light use, favorite backgrounds, styling preferences and more

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STUDENT Q&A

Submit questions to the Presenter anytime during the program's duration, and receive a copy of the recorded Q&A video at the end of the breakout's run.

what you’ll learn

// THE WHOLE STORY

See pullbacks and learn how each photographer achieved her final images

// STAGING THE IMAGE

See how the photographers stage and capture their work through pullbacks and videos

// USING LIGHT

Get an inside look at how to use the light around you (and what to do if you don’t have enough)

// CHOOSING A LOCATION

How to choose a location for your shot

// BACKGROUNDS

How the photographers choose a background for their images

// THOUGHT PROCESS AND STYLE

Get to know each of the featured artists through interviews and imagery

// DIFFERENT COMPOSITIONS

How the photographers create a variety of images from one setup

about your presenters

This is a group Breakout featuring the work of three presenters: Caroline Jensen, Julie Peveto and Kellie Bieser. Caroline Jensen, A Sony Artisan of Imagery, is a photographic artist living on the prairie. Her favorite things include cozy nights in front of her natural wood fireplace, camping in her Airstream, and read alouds with her children. Kellie Bieser is a wife, mother, and visual historian based in Columbus, OH. Assisted by a bottomless cup of black coffee, Kellie likes to spend her time away from the camera running, reading, and playing in the yard with the kids. Julie Peveto is a project manager by day and a photographer in her free time. She is always looking for beautiful light and composition whether she is shooting portraits of her daughter or the food on her table. She recently relocated from suburban Dallas to the woods of Northern New Jersey.



48 Comments

  • Danielle Awwad says:

    This breakout is absolutely amazing! I couldn’t believe the amount of videos and bonuses that were given because the PDF was already a ton of wonderful information. I have learned so much already about this genre of photography and I haven’t even gotten to view all of the videos yet. This is the breakout I needed to help me push past my struggles in food photography and begin documenting the images I have always dreamed of.

  • Wendy says:

    The pdf is packed full of beautiful images to inspire creativity and the videos which accompany this breakout explain how each image was achieved step-by-step. It’s taken me almost a week to go through all the videos and pdf because there is so much to watch and glean from. The videos / pdf cover lighting (both natural light and artificial lighting), light direction, camera and light equipment, shooting angles, food styling and lot of other tips and helps which are invaluable to this photography genre. Each of the tutors are extremely hands on in the forums offering further tips and helps plus some great lighting hacks you don’t want to miss if you are working on a budget. This BO is going to be really helpful to food bloggers looking to present their food photography beautifully styled and in the best possible light. It is also going to be a help to those who want to document their family recipes and family get together’s in a beautiful way.

  • Sol Sánchez says:

    I signed up for this BO because I used to take lots of images of food, what I haven’t done for a while. I wanted to reignite that passion but I’m having way more than that! There are tones of information in this course that will take me some months to study: from styling to editing, light patterns and… recipes!! If you want to expand your photography to new horizons, don’t miss this BO, for the price it is just a gift!

  • Katrina Steele says:

    Ok, being totally honest, I don’t usually leave reviews – either because I was less than thrilled but don’t want to be a negative Nellie, OR because it just takes some effort to be specific about what I want to say and then I get busy and forget to do it. So yeah. But this breakout? It is SO GOOD I just HAVE to leave a review!

    The Inspired Table really is SO worth the cost. The pdf is gorgeous and well laid out, and the videos are fun and informative and show so much of the real life “how” behind achieving great food images. I have only been able to watch through about 20 of the videos so far, and there are still a LOT more to go! (Yes, there are a LOT of videos!). It’s wonderful having three different presenters because you get three different ways of shooting and set ups and styling. All of them are great, but it is beneficial to have the variety in case one way meshes better with how you want to do it. There is so much information to digest (haha – did you catch the food-ish reference?!). I think any food photography course would be lacking without images, and the ones in this are plentiful and will make your mouth water! Sure, some of the foods are things we don’t eat or can’t get here, but there are plenty of normal food images that show how you can elevate even simple foods into art. I highly recommend this breakout if you have even the slightest interest in food photography – whether to document family recipes, create a cookbook, sell images, or even just for fun.

  • Karen Burns says:

    Just the kick in the pants I needed to continue on with some still life work. Many things here can apply to stills that are not food, and I love all the tips and hints I’m picking up along the way of the course. You have packed a lot of great info in here, many thanks.

  • Iris says:

    I was super excited when CM announced the food photography breakout. I am so glad that I have purchased it, because it is amazing!!! The material is more than I could have hoped for. I already used a couple of tips to make the food look more pleasing. I am so excited to finally be able to photograph food in the best light possible and make compositions pleasing so that people are enticed to eat the food that I photograph. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Caroline, Kellie, and Julie for creating this amazing breakout.

  • Jennifer Weston says:

    This is a truly inspiring breakout. These 3 ladies have produced so much information that I doubt I will have time to get through all of the material in the time this breakout is live. There is information about styling, lighting, props, backgrounds, flat lays, post processing, and so much more. (And even some delicious recipes.) The ladies are also very active in the breakout and really how can anyone go wrong with Kellie Bieser, Caroline Jensen, and Julie Peveto. If you are on the fence, don’t hesitate to sign up. It will be worth it.

  • Jackie Voeller says:

    I have been telling EVERYONE about this breakout! It is very well put together and thorough. Food prep is *HARD* with several small kiddos, and for me this has put a little pep in my step! It has inspired me to make healthful and beautiful meals for my family-with great JOY…because I get to photograph it! What is surprising is that food photography is nothing what I thought it was…this breakout gives you the tools to get started and do it right. This breakout will not disappoint. It is for all levels of shooting…great if you are starting out-to get great images of a still subject, and great for people who want to get their feet wet with studio lighting…shaping it, placing it, and using it to your advantage…something new for me! The breakout is aptly named as it is TRULY inspiring!

  • Claudy says:

    Warning, do not read and/or watch this BO on an empty stomach! Caroline, Julie & Kellie have truly outdone themselves. The BO contains a LOT of materials! Enough to keep you occupied through the holidays and beyond. The PDF is packed with stunning images accompanied by wonderful interviews with all three photographers. There are a lot of video’s, from behind the scenes to props to editing. Being new to food photography, this BO is really everything I could want to get me on the road… or in the kitchen.

  • Gina Shupe says:

    This breakout is FUN! All three instructors put so much time and effort into the materials, and they are present and helpful in the live forum as well. There is an amazing amount of material – beautiful pdf, SO many videos, and many bonus materials that continue to be posted. The live group is active and supportive as well. It seems that everyone is somewhat new to food photography so we are all learning together, and that makes the live run really fun. This breakout comes at a perfect time of year and with Kellie, Caroline and Julie as instructors you really don’t want to miss out! Don’t hesitate to join in on this one!

  • Lucia Vaquero says:

    I’m not a cook, it wasn’t really a big thing in my family so I kind of faced opposite, and let my hubby do it. This BO has made me gain interest in cookint and experimenting, in observing color and light in a different way, in looking for texture and arranging my compositions.
    I even have decided to give artificial light a try!
    So, please, go ahead and purchase it! And better while it’s live! I’m in love!!

  • I have barely scratched the surface of all the incredible content provided in The Inspired Table and I’m already so inspired! I have wanted to create a cookbook of cherished recipes from family and friends for what seems like forever. You are giving me the tools and inspiration I’ve needed. Thank you!

  • Beth Cagnoni says:

    This breakout is amazing! It’s so much fun and there’s so much information. Everyone loves food, and we all have an emotional connection to special dishes. We are learning how to capture beautiful images of those dishes and create that connection for our viewer. And it’s definitely a fun break from my usual subjects: food is so much more cooperative ;) . The instructors are sweet, informative, and talented. I can just drool over their images all day. This breakout is a bargain and I recommend it to all photographers, even if you don’t plan to do food photography for a living.

  • Linsey Davis says:

    Just in time to capture all those family favorites! The images & videos are gorgeous & with so much content. Kellie, Caroline, & Julie are a talented trio that have inspired me to create a Family Legacy book with our recipes, stories, & gorgeous images of those recipes. Truly an inspirational breakout. And if that isn’t enough……Mr Bieser makes an appearance…y’all know we all love Mr B.! Thanks again ladies for putting this together.

  • Alicia Bruce says:

    I decided to take this breakout – my first! – as a way to break out (hah, pun definitely intended) of my creative slump. I’m a professional photographer and I felt like my work was becoming methodical and less creative, less inspired, less intentional. The photos I’ve been taking over the last few days are the first personal shooting I’ve done in wayyyy too long.

    The three instructors walk viewers through their process so we can see and hear exactly how they approach each food shot. It’s so helpful to also see their final image as well as the others that didn’t make the cut, all while they explain their reasoning behind any style or perspective changes that were made.

    I definitely recommend this breakout to anyone from newbies at food photography, to professionals who are looking for a bit of inspiration, to anyone who feels like they need to sink their teeth into a fun (and yummy) personal project!

    • Thank you so much, Alicia! Food photography is definitely therapeutic for a pro who just wants to shift gears and relax into something that challenges a new part of their photographic voice. :) It is both personal and universal at the same time!

  • Megan says:

    Wow, this breakout is packed FULL of information! I am trying to soak it all in! I will definitely be watching videos and re-reading the content for months, trying to absorb everything in here! If you are on the fence, run and purchase this breakout RIGHT NOW! Honestly, I can’t believe how much there is in here, especially for the price! I can’t wait to try out all my newly-learned skills.

  • Deb Garman says:

    I LOVE this breakout. The three presenters manage to cover every thing I could have possibly asked. Tons of videos. They’re so helpful and knowledgeable. The live run is very fun with all the participant images too. Someone has probably already said it but they are all literally drool-worthy. Perfect timing right before the holidays!!

  • Wendi Matt says:

    The teachers in this BO are amazing. I have not taken from Julie before, but this is my second class with both Kellie and Caroline and they all are VERY inspirational. Just seeing their photographs alone are enough to make you get off your couch and buy some cookies, but the pdf and videos have so much information. How is this only $25? In true Kellie fashion, she brings emotions to still life and helps you understand why food is such an important part of life. Caroline’s photography and processing are so beautiful, it’s breathtaking. I’m not being dramatic, I really mean it. And Julie’s styling is so amazing, it gave me lots of new ideas for what to do with all of my still life. The introduction of artificial light is a big piece because I am lost when it comes to flash and continuous light. Overall, this breakout is a must.

  • I can not say enough about this amazing breakout. These three talented ladies have created a breakout that is packed with information. There is so many awesome videos and they explain every step they took to create each image in the breakout. They provide pull backs and explain their thought process. They go over what props to use and why. From backdrops, to lighting and each one has a different technique. So much bonus materials it is unreal! I have learned so much from this amazing breakout. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to do food or product photography. My kids are at school all day so I thought I would dive into something I could do when they are at school. I can’t stress enough how much information is provided in this breakout and for such a low cost, worth every penny Just in time for the holidays to photograph those pies that took all day to make!

    **WARNING: This breakout may make you extremely hungry and make your mouth water.

  • Drea Eisenberg says:

    Julie, Caroline, and Kellie went way above and beyond with this breakout, there is SO much info! PDF, videos, pullbacks- whatever way you learn best you’ll find it in this breakout. I’m having so much fun I’m trying to fifure out how to keep it going while on vacation in Vegas this weekend- would that be weird? Ha!

  • Donna D Grider says:

    I firmly believe that the everyday details of our lives are more significant than we sometimes realize – and this includes the food we prepare and eat. For me, capturing these details causes me to pause and realize how grateful I am for things as basic as eating and cooking for people I love. So, I photograph my coffee, my food, the preparation, etc. However, sometimes my efforts don’t do my subject justice!! Enter “The Inspired Table” breakout … I can truly say that this breakout has been worth much more to me than its price. The wealth of information across the diversity of styles and methods guarantees that there will be something for everyone in this breakout. I can’t recommend it strongly enough. It really has been full of tips and tricks that I will put to use immediately. If you can get in on the live run, then don’t wait – sign up now! This one will still be very valuable after the live run is over – and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it even then – but right now while it’s live, you’ll get even more value out of it.

    • You are so right on your thoughts about the everyday details that we can take for granted, Donna, and I am just thrilled that you are finding this breakout is a place where you feel inspired to capture some of the culinary details of your day <3

  • Christine Catherman says:

    This breakout is so lovely, so inspiring, and just what I needed to spark my creativity and expand my daily shooting beyond just my kids and friends! The e-Book is so beautifully arranged with interviews, pullbacks and final images to get you started and thinking outside the box. The videos are just jam packed technical details like arrangements, set up, equipment and so on. Caroline, Kellie and Julie are so talented and so generous with their knowledge. It’s worth every penny and more! Don’t hesitate, just come and join us while the breakout is live…you won’t regret it!

  • melisa anger says:

    I just got this breakout and I can’t stop reading it and taking in all the delicious information!! I have always admired food photography and have never been able to quite get it right in my own images. The knowledge these three photographers share, from lighting, preparation, styling, gear and more……is so valuable and inspiring. I love seeing all the pullback images and the finished product photos are divine! The behind the scene videos are so helpful and packed full of useful tips! I can’t wait to try out some of the creative expertise shared in this breakout!

  • April Milani says:

    In the three days that this amazing breakout has been live. I have been wowed at how packed full of inspiration that I have already uncovered. This goes deeper that just food. These three artists brought in lighting and emotion too. I can not wait to bring all of the tips and tricks in to my holiday festivities. Thank you ladies for pouring out your heart and soul. My Thanksgiving photos are going to rock this year!

  • Missy Mayo says:

    I have been poring over this breakout for the last two hours, and I know this is strange for me to say but I am truly in tears. (And yes, I know this is a breakout about food.) Why? Well, I started thinking about the upcoming holiday season. At Thanksgiving my grandmother will make her famous creamed onions and my mom will serve her broccoli rice casserole (because I request EVERY dang year and NO one can make it like she can). At my in-laws house we will toast with my father in laws special mulled wine recipe and finish our meal with my mother in law’s divine flourless cake. One day I will not have these special people in my life. I may still be able to make their treasured recipes, but it won’t be the same. This year I plan to document the labor of love it takes to plan and execute the perfect family meal. I want to photograph our Thanksgiving table and capture the love that went into the planning of traditions. So, yeah…… I’m crying. Because I am NOT a food photographer. I didn’t know about styling or the best lighting scenarios, but I am learning now. Thank you for an amazing breakout! So much inspiration!!

    • Well now *I* am crying, Missy! I am so glad that you are loving the breakout and that it has inspired you to want to capture the people you care about and the food that symbolizes your relationships with them. Because it’s about more than food, isn’t it? <3

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