Cook, Shoot and Eat Gascony

Natural Light Natural Food, a food photography workshop, brings a bit of Gascon country magic to two city venues – Paris and London for a weekend edition of our favorite Natural Light Natural Food photography workshop: Cook, Shoot & Eat Gascony.

Join UK Photographer Tim Clinch ( ) and American cook and author Kate Hill ( ) for an intensive weekend of learning how they make their stunning photographs and building your own French look portfolio.

Cook: Kate Hill brings a suitcase loaded with the best of Gascony: quatre epice and rose garlic de Lautrec, saucisson and other charcuterie from the Chapolards, foie gras and duck confit from Mme. Jehanne, wheels of cheese from the Pyrenees, les Pruneaux d’Agen, Armagnac, and Tarbais beans. Kate helps you recreate some of France’s most famous regional food from cassoulet to clafoutis, foie gras to terrines.

Shoot: Tim Clinch, famed lifestyle and food professional photographer, teaches you to hone your digital skills using only natural light and reflectors. Tim’s work graces the covers of magazines from Country Living to Forbes to House & Garden ,as well as being featured on international magazine, food & design blogs and websites. Tim’s knowledge of Gascony extends from the plate onto the page where he instructs workshop participants in the delicate art of natural light photography as well as working with Lightroom to process your new photographs into fabulous finished shots.

Eat: following the workshops we create the bistro vibe of a small French café as we gather around the tables to sample and share our Gascon dishes. The fête continues as we toast the cooking that creates your new Gascon portfolio for all to share in two wonderful lunches, one festive dinner!

Costs: Each 2-day workshop includes: 15 hours instruction weekend, with 2 teachers, 2 lunches & one dinner, all food costs, edible materials and props. Each participant must bring their own digital camera (optional computer). Two days in a top secret venue featuring fabulous food and creative energy costs – in London: 300£ per day per person; in Paris: 300€ per day per person.

For a closer look at our longer residential French and Spanish workshops:

Dates: London: May 21 & 22, June 11 & 12. Paris: July 2 & 3. 2011

Bookings: To make a booking, please contact [email protected]

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Kate Hill

Kate Hill, a published author and professional cook of 30 years, founded Camont as a cooking school in 1991. The programs at Camont have grown from her close relationships with Gascony’s thriving food community – our butchers, bakers and Armagnac-makers. Kate teaches workshops on French food internationally and consults with professionals like the BBC’s French Odyssey series with chef Rick Stein, which was filmed in Camont’s wonderful kitchen. Kate’s work has also been featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Dish, Appellation and Maison Sud Ouest magazines, as well as the New York Times, the LA Times, London Times and the Boston Globe.

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