Please join me for a one day intensive Food Photography & Styling Workshop at iCi Restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It's two weeks away, on Wednesday, November 6th, and there are still spots available!
Learn how to improve your photography technique, how to use better lighting, master composition, styling and photo edting. You will receive film photography tips from me as well!
Special guest, Xochitl Gonzalez, of A.a.B. Creates will be helping with styling that day. Learn how to prop-style a table from one of the most talented event designers in the city as Xochitl will be designing a gorgeous tablescape for us to shoot and later dine at.
A little background: My interest in teaching
began when I was a teacher’s assistant for the Large Format class in the RISD
Photo Dept. I also TA'd for Photo 101 and the Lighting class. I have always
grasped the technical aspects of photography pretty well, and it’s always been
rewarding for me to share this knowledge.
I'll always remember
the professors who had an influence on me. Ann Fessler for her awesome
critiques and for pushing our bodies of work to the edge, Richard Lebowitz and
Henry Horenstein for emphasizing the importance of sound technique and darkroom
work, and Deborah Bright for imparting her knowledge of history onto us - those
stunning/piercing portraits by Dorothea Lange and Julia Margaret Cameron will
forever remain engraved in my mind. I owe it to many of them for their
encouragement and sometimes grueling honestly but mostly for seeing the merit
in my work.
On Nov 6th I hope to
share and also to hear about what you are currently working on to help you
Please click HERE to register for this awesome opportunity/investment.
*All payments are non-refundable. In case of cancellation, you may find someone to take your spot.
September is one of my favorite months of the year. In New York, New England and Quebec, where I spend a lot of time, the weather cools down perfectly while the foliage stays lush and colorful.
Last September, I had the pleasure of photographing Elisabeth and Peter's gorgeous wedding at Stonover Farm in the Berkshires. It was a drizzly day, but the warmth and love really shone through in Elisabeth and Peter's photographs.
Last August, I had the awesome and unique experience of photographing for 3 full days in and around Santa Barbara, California, in organic tomato and corn farms, in dahlia-filled fields, farmers' markets and in a private lemon orchard.
Organized by Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic, we decided to collaborate on this farm to table shoot from long distance. I was in New York, having never visited SB before. But with phone calls and scout pics, we were able to produce something great from afar. Before I headed out west, I just knew it would be a stunning and busy weekend of shooting.
From the moment I got there, we captured Santa Barbara's natural beauty. I shot the fresh fruits and vegetables at Santa Barbara's Saturday market, while our friend Ashley of Duo Events who was guiding us, chose the ripest produce cook. The following day he concocted a beautiful and delicious meal for Kelly's friends just north of SB. The friends had gotten together to celebrate Samantha + Todd's recent engagement, in Todd's family's garden just north of SB. The dining table was set up outside, decorated with the local dahlias Kelly and I picked from a nearby farm.
Only in California can one plan this kind of party, without the fear or rain, cold or hurricane coming through! Instead we were guaranteed a beautiful and lengthy sunset, and a sky filled with stars while candle light enhanced the mood.
I just returned from a long and lovely week of shooting a wedding in Massachusetts and then driving up to visit family and friends in Canada (my homeland). Spending time in Ontario's "fruit belt" reminded me of a beautiful engagement dinner I photographed last year under the stars decorated with freshly picked dahlias, ripened fruits and local wines.
Here are a couple of images from that session, shot on film.
Stay tuned for a surprise feature later this afternoon!
One of my portraits is featured in Kodak's newest film brochure!
This film portrait I took on a chilly winter's day in Brooklyn was chosen to promote Kodak's beautiful Portra 160 print film! I'm so honored, and proud to be a part it, as most of you know I continue to love and support beautiful film photography, using it as often as allowed with every project I do.
Lately I've been using Skype a bit more to "meet" with prospective clients, some of whom live in London, Montreal or California. I photographed a few albums and album layouts to demonstrate what they would typically see at my meetings.
Below is an example of Marina and Sam's Flush Mounted 12x12" Queensberry album in Slate silk.
And below is an example of Lindsey and Scott's Flush mounted 11x14" Cypress album in Sage silk.
Here are a couple of 12x12 albums in contemporary leather by Queensberry:
And here are a few more layouts. My designs have been created by Tamar Avni in Los Angeles, or Queensberry's designers.
Text can be incorporated in the layout, as well as on the cover, blind embossed.
At our meeting I can show you a swatchbook of leathers and silks for your album cover:
Hello! I'm Karen Wise, a Brooklyn based photographer specializing in destination weddings, food & still life. I'm a RISD trained fine art photographer with a BFA. I grew up in Montreal, Canada and french is my second language.