May 2023

Welcome to our 6th Food Photo Tournament in May 2023 - creating our 5th issue of the  magazine of the Members' Club!

Your assignment

What is your task

Your task (as a team) will be to create 3 magazine pages - including the content creation, recipe development, creating the layout & design your pages and make images of the recipes & story you will write about. 

Each team will be free to decide how they divide the tasks between themselves - whether each member will create one page, or you will assign tasks based on the skills of your team members - one person might create the recipe, another might make the layout & design of the pages and the third member will create needed images. 

Please, respect the minimum number of pages - 1 per each person, maximum number of pages 2 per person. 

What the assignment will include

Each team has a specific topic, and is free to decide what content they will create. It's up to the teams, whether they will create 3 simple recipes (one for each page), or they will do one recipe on three pages, teams can write a story of the recipe (1st page), ingredients list (2nd page), instructions & final dish (3rd page). The number of pages corespondents to the number of team members. (2-4 pages for a team of 2 members, 3-6 pages for a team of 3 members).

Then, each team can follow these steps

Step 1 - planning & content creation

 In this phase, plan and discuss with your team the theme and the content. Divide the roles within your team and write & finalise all the written content for the project.

step 2 - design & layout

Once the content if finalised and ready, you can access  your templates in canva and write the content there directly. In Canva, you can create any kind of layout you want. You can move/adjust/delete anything you don't need.

step 3 - photography

After your layout in Canva is finalised, you can use it for creating images for your pages. You can download the layout as a PNG with the transparent background and use this layout while tethering. 

If you have never tethered, please, access this course inside our Members' Club.

step 4 - put it all together

After you complete images for your assignment, you can  upload them to Canva and add them to your template. Then, download your 3 pages and upload them to your assigned folders. DDL for sending your final pdf of the project is 1 week before the live Tournament.

step 5 - live presentation

As a team, you will present your project and tell us more about what you created. Each team will have about 10 minutes to speak about your magazine pages. 

See the schedule of the live call below. If you can't attend live, the replay of the call will be saved in the Club after. I would ask at least 1 member of each team be present on the call, to present your pages.

A few recommendations for the assignments

  • I recommend creating layout with the text first, then doing photography. You can use that layout while tethering, so your image will perfectly fit into your page
  • access the course about tethering and creating your layouts here
  • Create more final images - if you cook & shoot a more complex recipe for this assignment, please, create a few process images too - we can use them in the magazine
  • Please, create images from different angles and perspectives too, it's good to have a variety of angles in the final magazine, therefore it will help if we can choose the final images
  • Also, if possible, you can create images with a few different compositions. We might need some extra images for different sections of the team introductions, or anywhere else.
  • Remember to include more negative space. I recommend to move props around, take as many images as you can, including negative space, so we can use it for the text in the final magazine
  • Top tip about negative space - is with the negative space in the middle. After you create your final dish, please, move the props and ingredients around the frame - leaving an empty space in the centre of your scene. Just to give you an example: this can become beautiful introduction image of your project.
  • when you deliver the project to us, please, follow the instructions of how & where to upload your images. Each team will have a specific folder, & spreadsheet to complete all the important information about the team, credits & recipes. 
  • Important: please, mention the type of recipe under your title: *vegetarian, *Vegan *Gluten-free *Dairy-free *Lactose-free or anything else.

Schedule of the Tournament - Live call

The Food Photo Tournament might take about 1,5-2 hours. You can see the schedule of games & activities we will go through. 

1. Presentation of the team assignments

We will go through the presentation of the group assignments - themes. I will share them on my screen and the team will have 10 minutes to talk about what they were creating. After all presentations, voting for the best teams will get open for 1 week. The categories will be: Layout, Content, Photography, All.  

2. Other Games & interviews

After the presentations of teams, we will play a game :) 

3. Winners announcement 

1 week after the presentation, we will announce the winning team. The winning team of "All" category will be featured on the cover of this magazine, will have a special pages for the interview about their photography & blogs & will win a backdrop of their choice by

Included in our next edition of the magazine

#2 Interview with the winners

We will do an interview with the winners of the "all" category - featuring your blogs, recipes, photography and services you provide.

#4 Food Photography /dishes tips

We will include your tips for photography or a dish at every page (or double page) you create. Please, write your tip in the spreadsheet you will receive, sharing a brief advice on how to photograph that specific subject or any other tip for the recipe.

#1 Featuring restaurants recommended by members

This is a great opportunity to develop a professional relationship with a location - bar or restaurant you wish to work with. You can contact your dream client, take a few images of the location, write a bit about them, and we will feature them in our magazine. 

#3 Individual contributors

You can join the magazine as an individual contributor, and create 1 or 2 pages. Individual contributors won't be included in the voting. 

Have you seen our previous issues?

Download our previous magazine to see what we created the last time 😍 

Let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to share them in our forum or we can discuss them during the live calls. 

Can't wait to see you at the Tournament!

Date and time:  To be defined yet!
Link for the live call is provided in our calendar 

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