Rome, Italy | A Roman Summer Feast | Photography & Styling, Food, Flowers & Props | June 4th-7th 2016 | SOLD OUT
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Afternoon strolling in the small, hidden corners in the back of Trastevere, followed by styling and shooting sessions of delicious homemade Italian pastries and lots of beautiful flowers in the dim library light in a big, authentic apartment with antique tiles on the floors in the very heart of Rome. Doesn't it sound infatuating? 

'A Roman Summer Feast' will be both market and cobbled street strolling, lunch and dinners at family run trattorias, prop hunting at our favorite market, Italian pastry and beautiful summer flower styling & shooting, theoretic classes on photography and aftenoon tea and talks about work-life balance, social media and exchanges of dreams & ideas.  

Due to a huge request, Danish stylist, food and lifestyle photographer Signe Bay and Danish award winning cookbook writer, publisher and photographer Sif Orellana are now launching their second retreat in Rome and can't wait to invite you on a three-day intimate and intense food & street photography and -styling adventure in the midst of ancient Rome, June 4th - 7th  2016.

During the retreat we will stay in a huge, cozy and authentic apartment in the quiet part of Trastevere. 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.

With cold spumante in the glasses the retreat will kick off will with a ‘Meet & Greet’ to get to know one other. We will 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 & street 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 - after having had the most delicious lunch at a 'trattoria eccellente'. 

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, the old, picturesque part in the heart of Rome, learning about street photography, and have a long lunch at another of our favorite trattorias – just to mention a few of all the activities we have planned for you.

During our three 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, and for those for interested, we will guide you through successful shooting and editing on iPhones as well and talk about how to work successfully on the social media scene.

Through hands-on photo assignments across three 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 and street 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 three days we will talk together and share ideas and projects for the future.

Our main goal for the retreat is 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.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in food and street photography and in styling food, flowers and props - from the amateur or professional  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 welcome to this Summer Feast!

Check in at the apartment: Saturday June 4th at 16 o'clock

Check out: Monday the 7th of June at 11'ish o'clock

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

Space is limited to 10 people.

ALL levels are welcome!

Everything from workshops, materials, all meals during the retreat (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.

End of April we will send out the detailed program to all the participants with lots of other information about where to stay and eat if you plan to stay longer in Rome, great tips on where to find litterature and tutorials on photography . Beginning May the Roman Summer Feats's Facebook group will open for the partecipants to communicate e.g. about sharing taxis from airport and other practicalities. 

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

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. Signe’s aesthetic sense is consistent in her work. She is drawn to all things beautiful and loves to spot, create and communicate beauty to people. Just recently Signe quit her fulltime 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”.

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