Food Photographer: Jacosta Clarke
Jacosta Clarke, photographer will show you how to start doing your own food photography. Food Stylist, Erica Ryan, will also be on hand to offer tips on how to make your food look its very best for photo shoots, events or trade fairs.
Jocasta Clarke has been working as a professional photographer for over 19 consecutive years, having left Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design with a distinction in Commercial Photography.
For the past 15 years she has specialised in Food, Product and Packaging Photography, creating simple but creative images.
Jocasta's credentials include work for Musgrave, Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Kerry Foods, Kelkin, Boyne Valley, Glanbia, Irish Distillers and O'Briens Wines to name but a few.
She has extensive experience, working in collaboration with design and marketing agencies involving graphic designers and a variety of technical and creative disciplines.
Recently she has produced some appetising images for cookery books, including The Butlers Pantry and The Good Mood Food, featuring Donal Skeahan. Current projects include working on the extensive re brand of Supervalu and Centra.
Jocasta is liberal in sharing her knowledge about food photography and has held workshops with Bord Bia and the Meath Partnership while also lecturing in her college.
She is passionate about offering assistance personal guidance to food photography, and its process from start to finish.
With a background in Art and Design, Erica Ryan moved into the area of food styling, covering all aspects of food promotion and development. Having cooked from a early age and with a passion for food, she also became involved with recipe and product development for some of the larger companies such as Unilever and Freshcut Food Services.
Now with twenty years of food styling experience behind her, she has covered a broad range of work, from photography and commercials to television and film. Her understanding of all aspects of the job means that, whether for rebranding, a new product emerging onto the market or preparing a medieval banquet for film, the principles remain the same. Composition, colour, texture freshness and quality are all part of the criteria and appeal needed to best represent the product. Retaining this for the camera under lights is the skill she brings to the job.
She has worked on commercials for Superquinn, Centra, Dunnes and Tescos and well as the photography for the packaging of their own brand products.
She has been involved with several cookbooks including The Baileys Cookbook, Oyster Cuisine (Mairin Ui Chomain), and more recently Good Mood Food with her nephew Donal Skehan. Her latest television and film work includes the T.V. drama series “Raw”, “Camelot”, This Must Be The Place“, “Albert Nobbs”, and the cookery programme “Kitchen Hero” currently being aired on R.T.E.
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