The Food Porn Lab

Location

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles , CA 90012 United States

Visual Communications', the nation's premier Asian American Media Arts organization is hosting a "Food Porn Lab" A FREE three-part feast for the senses that combines education with competitive fun. One-part educational photography tutorial and food styling workshop, one-part photo competition, and one-part community potluck, this event is going to give the foodie in you multiple foodgasms. Seriously.THE WORKSHOPProfessional photographers from the Los Angeles Times, including a two time pulitzer prize winner, will teach the techniques of Food Photography and Food Styling in three separate workshops:1. Photography: Beginners’ Basics;2. Photography: Advanced Techniques;3. Food Styling Basics.THE COMPETITIONThe last two hours will be dedicated to the Food Porn contest, where participants will duke it out with their digital cameras in a shoot-out to the death.Each individual competitor must use their newly acquired techniques to style, light, and shoot dishes donated by Starry Kitchen with the provided props and equipment. We’ll be looking for resourcefulness and creativity. Nguyen and Thi Tran owners of the famed underground restaurant, Starry Kitchen, will judge and select the winning photos. THE PRIZESBesides the Fame and notoriety forever, winners will receive:1. Winning photo framed and displayed at Starry Kitchen’s restaurant;2. Winning photo displayed on Starry Kitchen’s website and menu;3. 2 All-Access Festival Passes for the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival;THE POTLUCKIt’s summer! The perfect time to meet new people, so join us for free drinks, good food, and a good old fashioned recipe swap. Come chill and get to know us at the potluck preceding the workshop.Don’t forget to bring your best dish to show off. You’ll be among foodies after all.DATE:THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, 5 PM TO 9 PMVISUAL COMMUNICATIONS, 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Basement Level, Los Angeles 90012ADMISSION: Potluck dish for 5-9 people 

HOW TO REGISTER:Register in person at the day of the event or in advance by emailing alexis@vconline.org with the following information:1. Full Name2. Email3. Phone number4. Camera model and type (DSLR or Point & Shoot)

SCHEDULE:5PM: Community Potluck6PM: Workshops7 PM: Competition9 PM: End

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