Tuesday, 3 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Class Alert: Master your DSLR camera
When: 20 March 2015, 10 am to 1 pm OR 21 March 2015, 12 to 3 pm
Where: Bloesem Creative Space in Singapore, 77 Seng Poh Road #01-81 Singapore 161077
Are you ready to take your DSLR photography skills to the next level? We have invited photographer and author, Jennifer Young, from California to teach you all of the basics to help you to learn your way around your camera. The class will cover different camera types and brands, camera settings (iso, aperture, shutter speed, etc.), lenses, as well as valuable techniques and tips for taking professional-looking images. Jennifer will also share with you stylistic and compositional tricks to help you style and take the perfect shot with the equipment you've got! You will learn the skills to make your photos stand out in a competitive and ever evolving social media world, proving that you don't need to (or hire) a professional stylist or photographer to have stunning and unique images. If you're interested in taking better photos for your creative work, business, or just personal leisure, this is the class for you!
More about Jennifer Young..
Jennifer Young is a lifestyle, portrait, travel photographer and creative fond of human connection, authenticity, travel, juxtaposition, and finding beauty in the simple. She lives and works out of San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles, California. A self taught photographer, and author of I Art U, she blogs about a number of subjects including travel and food. Jennifer's work can be seen in notable sites, blogs, and magazines such as Apartment Therapy, TRENDLAND, Houzz, Martha Stewart Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, A Beautiful Mess, and Los Angeles Magazine.
WHAT'S INCLUDED 3 fun hours of mastering your DSLR camera and learning the art of styling from photographer, Jennifer Young. Open to all abilities, the workshop will cover key photography and styling tips by Jennifer, sufficient time for you to practice using your DSLR and plenty of feedback and help from the teacher. We'll also make sure that our tummies are satisfied with yummy refreshments to feast on. At the end of the class you will also receive a professional portrait taken by Jennifer and a booklet summarising all you have learnt during the class. All you need to bring to this class is your DSLR!
All images by Jennifer Young.
.. Jennifer Young
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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Class Alert: Basic + Gold-foiling calligraphy
* Weekend classes in March are all sold out, limited spots remaining on Thursday and Friday's classes. We are opening up more weekend classes in April. Visit our website for more updates!
Do you fancy handwritten calligraphy quotes that are trending on Instagram or Pinterest? Want to learn this amazing skill but fear that your handwriting just does not make the mark? Well, in this new class we will give you the right tools and skills to kickstart your journey to writing beautiful strokes and lettering even if you think that you have barely legible handwriting. And to top off the modern sophistication of calligraphy, this very unique Bloesem Class will teach you how to work with gold foil elements to give your lettering a lush and festive look!
Join us for a morning of learning the skill of modern calligraphy and gold leaf application with teacher, Veronica Halim. Truly for beginners, Veronica will go over the basics of calligraphy including assembling your pen, dipping your pen nib in ink, holding your pen at the right angle, applying pressure for different stroke thicknesses, as well as tracing basic lower case alphabets and capital letters. You will also learn gold leaf application techniques to give your lettering a pop of metallic golf foil! With all these basics at your fingertips, you will then learn to write your name or a favourite quote to design your very own print! We are very sure that after this class, you will be adding sweet and personal touches to birthday wishes, wedding invites, scrapbooks, notes and more! Having taught many workshops in Indonesia, Veronica is the perfect person to learn this art from.
3 fun hours of learning a new skill and enjoying delicious food and drinks in our Bloesem studio. Open to beginners, the workshop will cover a demonstration of calligraphy and gold leafing techniques by Veronica, have sufficient time for you to practice strokes and lettering, plenty of feedback and one-on-one help from the teacher. You will receive a calligraphy starter kit that you will use in class and is yours to take home together with your writing creations! It will be a great time of developing your own lettering style and mastering your penmanship in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.
Image credits: Veronica Halim
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Thursday, 12 February 2015 by Irene Hoofs
4 days of our #Instafood class went by just like that! We can't believe it. So we're thankful we had Nicole, aka Sorella Muse, there to capture all the foodie magic that was going on. The Bloesem Team, represented by Zara S., together with popular instagrammer, Trisha Toh from Malaysia, taught the students how to make full use of their smart phone camera and style food to create those mouth-watering shots you see on instagram.
Bloesem will be taking our #Instafood class to Amsterdam this March! So make sure to grab your spots early.
In the meantime, here's a quick look back at how the Food styling and mobile photography classes went. If you love the photography like we do, make sure to follow Nicole on her instagram as well. She's a peach! (this works perfectly when talking about a food styling class don't you think?)
Handy booklets so every students gets the most out of every class. Take them home and make sure to practice, practice, practice! We also share some of our favourite instagram accounts to get inspired by.
Trisha shared all her tips and tricks that turns a photo from "ooh that's pretty" to "wow! how did you do that!"
Students tried their hands at their own food styling projects. After listening to all that information, it was time to test out their new skills. We were blown away by the shots taken during the class, you can see them on instagram under the hashtag #bloesemclass. Keep up the great work guys!
Photo credits: Sorella Muse
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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Flash forward nearly a year of Bloesem classes, The Bloesem Team is excited to finally bring our classes to our friends in Amsterdam. After the success of our #Instafood classes in Singapore, we are proud to announce that we will be hosting 4 #Instafood classes in Amsterdam this March!
The Bloesem team represented by Zara S., together with Trisha Toh a well-known instagrammer will teach you how to artfully style your food and take Instagram shots that will make your followers drool all over. Learn how to make full use of your mobile phone's camera and be amazed at the shots you can take with just a simple smartphone camera and some editing applications.
If you have always wanted to attend a Bloesem class but do not reside in Singapore, this is your chance to join us for 3.5 hours of food and fun in Amsterdam! We have limited spots for the class so make sure to grab your seats asap.
We'll also be sharing more photos with how our #instafood class went last week. We can't wait to meet more of you and spread the joy of food styling! Amsterdam here we come!
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.. For our Singapore Bloesem classmates, classes will go on as per usual.. view our exciting line up of Bloesem classes for 2015.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Class Alert: #Instafood - Food Styling & Mobile Photography
Have you seen tons of food photographs on Instagram that made your mouth water and thought to yourself: " How do they do it?!" Well, this class is exactly what you need to up your food styling and photography game! Together with Trisha Toh a well-known instagrammer, the Bloesem team will teach you how to artfully style your food and take Instagram shots that will make your followers drool all over.
9 reasons why this is the class for you:
1. Learn the basics of mobile photography - learn to make the most of whatever phone you are using.
2. Pick up technical skills on how to capture the perfect food shot - technical concepts, lighting, angles, framing & composition of a shot.
3. Find out all the best mobile apps to edit the photos you've taken.
4. Basic techniques of food styling will be at your fingertips after this class.
5. Get to know what food styling tools you can use to help you. (yes there are tools.. all behind the scenes)
6. Learn how to choose backgrounds and props to complement the food item you are photographing.
7. Learn how to craft a food story through images you've captured.
8. We'll share the tips and tricks of community building and a successful instagram account
9. Actually style and shoot your own food shots during the class itself and get immediate feedback from Trisha and the Bloesem Team.
Wednesday 4 February 2015, 10.00 am to 1.30 pm
Thursday 5 February 2015, 10.00 am to 1.30 pm
Friday 6 February 2015, 10.00 am to 1.30 pm
Saturday 7 February 2015, 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Bloesem Creative Space in Singapore
77 Seng Poh Road #01-81 Singapore 161077
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Designed for food bloggers, foodie instagramers or enthusiastic cooks who enjoy taking photographs of their food, this workshop will cover some mobile photography basics and go in-depth into the art of food styling. The Bloesem Team will teach you technical skills to capturing a perfect food shot — from technical concepts, best lighting and angles, framing and composition to using the best apps to edit your photos. After which, Trisha will delve into the basic techniques of food styling, using food styling tools, choosing appropriate backgrounds and props as well as learning how to craft a food story through images that are believable, intimate and meaningful. For those who are exploring a new career in food photography, The Bloesem Team and Trisha will also share their tips and tricks to creating a personality through your visuals on Instagram and the importance of community building to create a thriving food photography business. And of course, since it's a food styling and photography class, you will get a chance to try your hands at styling and Instagram it!
WHAT'S INCLUDED 3.5 fun hours of learning all about being an Instagram pro and the art of food styling from popular Instagrammer, Trisha Toh, and the Bloesem Team. You will get a chance to put your skills to practice by styling with props and food to use on location. We'll also make sure both your eyes, as well as your tummies are satisfied with beautiful and yummy refreshments to feast on. After all, scrumptious food is a Bloesem Class tradition! And we will not let you leave without a booklet summarising all you have learnt during the class. All you need to bring to this class is your smart phone!
ABOUT TRISHA Trisha Toh is a freelance photographer and stylist based in Kuala Lumpur. She has a an eye for food styling and have worked for clients such as Food Bites, The Spice Peninsula Co. and The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery. A popular Instagrammer of handle @trishates, Trisha's photos are mini experiments of different techniques and styles and a representation of her photographic development over time. She loves the freedom of creating Instagram images using everyday objects and the fresh perspectives each image presents of seemingly ordinary things. She is also the blogger behind, The Weekend Brunch, where she documents her travels, collaborations, little fables here and there, now and then.
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Friday, 19 December 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Bloesem Class: The Perfect Gift
To round up the gift giving, we thought we'd share with you the most thoughtful of all the gifts. A Bloesem Class. Purchase a Bloesem Class for a friend or loved one and let them learn a new skill, pick up a new hobby and enrich their lives in 2015! In the spirit of Christmas, buy a class for a friend and attend it together! We promise you a great time and maybe even a life changing experience.
It is going to be an exciting 2015 with our line up of teachers and classes next year! We've spent the past few months planning the classes for the coming year... we'll have new classes as well as some 2014 classes that are back by popular demand.. so if you've missed them last year, this is your chance to sign up! Expect lots of drool-worthy snap shots, fancy calligraphy and colorful weaving and macrame..
Read on for more of Bloesem Class 2015 ..
Bloesem Class Roster 2015
17 January 2015 - The Art of Visual Storytelling with Irene Hoofs *Back by popular demand*
4, 5, 6 & 7 February 2015 - #Instafood- Food Styling and Mobile Photography with Trisha Toh *NEW*
5, 6, 7 & 8 March 2015 - Write it in Gold! - Gold Foiling Calligraphy for Beginners with Veronica Halim *NEW*
8, 9 & 11 May 2015 - Tapestry weaving with Natalie Miller *Back by popular demand*
12 & 13 May 2015 - Knots and Ropes - Macrame with Natalie Miller *Back by popular demand*
And many more to be announced very soon! You can read more details about all the classes by simply clicking through on the links above. FInd out more about the length of the classes, what exactly you will learn and much more about the teachers and their crafts. We had a great 2014 with all new classes but 2015 will be even better so we hope you will join us on this exciting journey and pick up a new skill and make some new friends! Grab your spaces before it's too late!
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Image Credits to Trisha Toh