Food Photography Workshops

For the love of Food Photography please join us for 4 day workshops in Victoria or Tasmania. These extended programs offer an abundance of gourmet inspiration and professional tuition, with all accommodation and meals covered. Ewen Bell is an editorial photographer who shoots for Food & Travel UK, National Geographic Traveller Australia, Vacations & Travel, and many other publications. His partner for these workshops is Iron Chef Shellie, one of Melbourne's most talented food bloggers, stylists and masterful cooks. Together they offer a wide range of experience and insight to help you take better photos, and love every minute of it!

April 17-20, 2015 - Daylesford, Victoria (fully booked)
October 12-15, 2015 - King Valley, Victoria
November 24-28, 2015 - Agrarian Kitchen, Hobart
April 15-18, 2016 - Daylesford, Victoria

Maximum group size of just 6 people - Priced at $2750
Includes all meals, accommodation and an indulgent few days of fun :)



Short but Sweet

Accommodation, food and inspiration are all included. Bring your camera and a healthy appetite for learning. Basic techniques, creative shortcuts, food styling, lighting ideas, processing techniques, folio production and editorial angles for travel, food and wine.

These workshops are open to everyone and anyone who simply wants to enjoy their food and photography. There is time and opportunity to gain new skills during the workshops, and inspiration abounds thanks to the charming regional locations and immense culinary delights. Our schedule is designed to let you enjoy the experience, and learn at the same time.

It's a small group so we offer extremely personal levels of guidance. Two professional photographers on hand for the duration to assist a maximum of 6 people.



Food from a different angle

These workshops are indulgent and immersive, offering a wonderful opportunity to take serious steps forward in your knowledge of how to shoot, process and output high quality food shots.

Yes we'll be spending lots of time shooting sweet treats and fine cuisine. But food photography is allowed to go beyond beautiful food on the plate. These workshops also make a few stops in the local region to search out farm fresh ingredients that make the food special. Documenting the story of food from farm gate to kitchen makes for a more detailed a varied experience.

We'll also be meeting some of the local people who have helped to make places such as Daylesford, Hobart and King Valley such wonderful gourmet regions.



Completely Covered

EVERYTHING is included except the wine, and we'll even have a little of that too. The workshop fee covers your accommodation and all meals, nothing additional to pay. Naturally you'll want a taste of the local wine and bubbles, at your discretion. We want you to relax and embrace the charms of each destination, fully. All arrangements are taken care of on your behalf once you arrive at the accommodation.



Ewen Bell

Editorial photographer, journalist and publisher of "Photography for Travellers" website. Ewen runs regular photo tours and workshops in Australia, the Arctic and Asia. Ewen will share his knowledge on any aspect of photography you wish to explore, from careers to cameras to salted caramel macarons.

Iron Chef Shellie

Food blogger, stylist and masterful cook. Shellie will be on hand to prepare beautiful dishes, add a touch of styling to our workshops and share her professional experience. Shellie also makes sure Ewen doesn't eat all the smoked bacon for breakfast.



How to Book

Just send an email to and request to sign up for the workshop. Once payment of the $950 deposit has been received your place in the group of 6 is confirmed. If you're buying the workshop as a special present we can keep a secret for you too!

Email now and Book


King Valley

October 12-15, 2015

Agrarian Kitchen

November 24-28, 2015


April 15-18, 2016


April 17 - 20 Food Photography: Daylesford Fully Booked
June 03 - 16 Australia by Air 1 place left
June 25 - July 10 Scotland Fully Booked
September 13 - 18 Workshop: Flinders Ranges 2 places left
October 12 - 15 Food Photography: King Valley
October 19 - November 03 Bhutan
November 24 - 28 Food Photography: Agrarian Kitchen
December 28 - January 10 Myanmar
February 5 - 17 Iceland Winterscapes 1 place left
February 25 - March 10 Norway Winterscapes 1 place left
April 15 - 18 Food Photography: Daylesford
June 01 - 14 Australia by Air
October 16 - 30 Nepal
January 28 - February 11 Swedish Lapland 1 place left



Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.

Photography for Travellers

Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."


"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."



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