PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS



Our mission at Poppy Bee is not only to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind photo backdrops but to empower YOU to elevate your own photography. In-person workshops, in our opinion, are the best way to learn and grow as a photographer because nothing replaces the conversation and collaboration that happen when people come together in real life. We are so thrilled to be able to offer this experience to you.

Workshops are available to ALL skill levels unless otherwise specified, and take place at Clare’s photography studio in beautiful Brattleboro, VT.



UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

📸 ELEVATE YOUR BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY 

WHEN: Dates for 2023 to be announced soonEmail us to be added to the waiting list.


WHERE: Clare's photo studio in Brattleboro, VT

TIME: 9AM- 4PM 

COST: $275*
**Workshop fee is non-refundable unless spot can be filled**


WHO IS THIS FOR:

This one-day workshop is specifically for small businesses who are wanting to improve their product or food photography for marketing purposes. Whether you are a maker who sells their wares or a person who is handling photography for their employer, this class is for you.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Lighting
Composition
Photo styling for your brand
How to create an effective flat lay
How to create a stop-motion video
And MORE!

We are going to cram a lot of information into this one-day workshop! There will be PDFs and demos by Clare (your instructor) but most of your time will be spent on photo assignments.
The day will end with a photo critique.

TO REGISTER:  Email us to be added to the waiting list.


“I’m not a photographer, I am a potter.  But the workshop Clare puts together allows for all levels of photographic capability, from professional photographers to artists engaged in learning this aspect of the business.  She has an impressive depth of knowledge, and fosters a wonderful learning environment, where I was able to connect with her and others to gain concrete skills I am able to bring home and immediately use to improve the photographs I create for social and other marketing materials. It was such a tremendous value to me and my business."

-Janet O.















📸 3-DAY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING INTENSIVE 

WHEN:  **Multiple dates in 2023 to be announced soon. Email us to be added to the waiting list. **

WHERE: Clare's photo studio in Brattleboro, VT

TIME: 10AM- 4PM each day

COST: $800*
**Workshop fee is non-refundable unless spot can be filled**

WHO IS THIS FOR:

This workshop is perfect for all skill levels and is ideal for business owners, food bloggers or even pro photographers wanting to take their work to the next level.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Lighting
Composition
Prop styling
Food styling basics
Telling a story with your images
Incorporating products and packaging in your work
And MORE

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

•3 days of instruction and multiple hands-on assignments

•Access to all Clare's props and surfaces

•Demos by Clare

•PDFs of the lessons covered in class

•Lunch all 3 days

•Group critique at the end of Sunday

“I heard about Clare and her workshop through a commercial photographer friend. I’m not new to workshops and have been to many. Some were good and others had too many participants or not enough direction form the instructor. One look at Clare’s beautiful work and I thought I’d try her workshop and see what she’d have to share. She does not hold back! Clare opened the firehose and taught us everything from how to find great lighting to working with props and products, how to put together the scene to tell a story and then she led a group critique of our work. We had many levels of photographers there and agreed everyone left feeling successful. Most of the time was spent taking pictures so we had a lot of time to practice what she taught. I’m getting so may compliments on the photos I took at the workshop! I would definitely go back to beautiful Vermont and take another Poppy Bee workshop!”

-Jill B























“Clare has been shooting marketing photos for my business for many years and her photos have elevated our brand and been a complete game changer.
I took Clare’s workshop to learn more about her process and what goes on in her head while she is working. I learned SO much, she shared not only her techniques but more importantly, her thought process. I went to the workshop not knowing how to use a digital camera. By the end of the 3 days I felt comfortable using my camera and incorporating lighting, props and styling. Amazing!”

-Laura Z.







 




 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

Q: WHAT WILL I NEED TO BRING?

A: A DSLR or mirrorless camera, a tripod and a laptop or tablet where you can download your images.
 

Q: WHO IS OUR TEACHER?

A:
 That would be ME. 😊 Here is where I talk about myself in the third person...


Clare Barboza is the co-owner and co-founder of Poppy Bee Surfaces and a professional food photographer. She has shot close to 3 dozen cookbooks and has worked with food brands all over the country, including Vital Farms, Chemex, Effie's Homemade, Pete & Gerry's, AquaStar, Califlour Foods, Grafton Cheese, Maplebrook Farms, Franz Bread, Real Pickles and more. 

Clare has been teaching photography workshops for the past 12 years and considers it one of the very best parts of her job. 

Q: WHERE, EXACTLY, IS BRATTLEBORO, VT?

A:
 Brattleboro is located in southeast Vermont, just north of the Massachusetts border and just west of the New Hampshire border. It is a 2 hour drive from Boston and a 3.5 hour drive from NYC.

The closest airport to Brattleboro is BDL in Hartford, CT. It's about 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Brattleboro and a very easy drive.


Q: ARE ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDED IN THE 3-DAY CLASS?

A:
 No. However, there are a number of hotels in the area as well as a good number of 
Airbnb options.


Q: IS THE WORKSHOP REFUNDABLE?

A:
 Workshop spaces are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your spot. 

 

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