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Welcome to our 7th Food Photo Tournament in October/November 2023 - creating our 6th issue of the  magazine of the Members' Club!

Your assignment

What is your task

Your task (as a team or individual contributor) will be to create magazine pages - including 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 as a team decide to 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 limits of pages: 1 (min) - 2 (max) pages 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. 

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. Give me the permission to access and edit your template, so I can copy all images & text from there. 

No need to upload images to a google drive. 

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.

Our teams & themes for the assignments

  • Susi, Natalie, Claudia - Winter pleasures to warm our body and soul
  • Ana, Silvia, Esther  - Winter in south european countries
  • Wendy, Zuzana - Baking with / for children in cold months.... traditional you do with your kids? consider taking photos of cooking/baking with your kids... ? :)
  • Daniela, Rossana, Leona - A dinner menu for the winter family sundays (get inspired by your countries)
  • Giorgia, Consuelo, Laura - A food as a Medicine
  • Luciana, Carrie - From North to South and typical dishes in Dicember, January, February - you can show differences between your seasons

Individual contributors

  • Claudia Oliveira - Homemade fingerfoods for the season
  • Wendy Ke - Asian deliciousness of the season - easy to prepare for everyone
  • Rossana Pertosa - Dive into black winter forest 
  • Zuzana Rainet - Winter Hot Drinks
  • Kerri Leung - Healthy winter food for the whole family - your favourite but healthy snacks for kids maybe?
  • Gayatri Vinod - Celebration time!
  • Anila - New year is approaching 
  • Rosaria - Comfort winter food - brown food :)

This is the link for your canva templates, where you upload all information for delivering your work & magazine.

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
  • use negative space in your images - this is where we need to place text for 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.
  • 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.
  • Important: please, mention the type of recipe under your title: *vegetarian, *Vegan *Gluten-free *Dairy-free *Lactose-free or anything else.
  • Please, write all credits on each final page

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 PART 2, 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 @casadelavida.nl

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:  October 24 & November 4
Link for the live call is provided in our calendar 

Do you want feedback on your image?

For short/quick questions or help, please, share your image in the forum. For more complex review, please, submit your image for the Image Critique, and for feedback that would require a discussion, please, send your image for the live composition&editing calls.

Need a technical support?

If you need any help, or you see that something stopped working (happens sometimes :), email me at lucia@foodlight.io

Connect with other members

Visit our forum to connect with other members, exchange a constructive feedback and share your questions about content, courses, resources, etc... 

need more personalised help?

Join us live on any call to talk about your challenges (Access the live calls schedule) or book a 1-1 call with me and we will discuss your challenge directly there.