Food Styling & Photography Workshop in New York

We’re so excited to announce our upcoming workshop on October 21st in NEW YORK:

Food Styling & Photography Workshop
for Food Lovers & Food Bloggers

We are happy to announce that we have another Food Styling and Photography Workshop planned! This time we will be in Chelsea, NYC! How amazing is that? We can’t wait to find out who will sign up…

We will be working together with photo stylist Sylvia Lachter in her amazing skylit loft in historic Chelsea, which has been the set of many films, TV episodes, and commercials.

Join us for a one day intensive workshop to learn the fundamentals of Food Styling and Photography for Food Lovers & Bloggers. Learn about basic camera techniques, how to use natural light, aperture, ISO, white balance, and file sharing. Gain hands on experience in basic food styling, and choosing prop and surface selections that showcase your food. Learn about how a successful cookbook series („Anni kocht“) was created, and share the story behind a blog that reaches food lovers and bloggers around the world.

Date: Sunday, October 21st 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: The KitchnLoft, a NYC skylight-lit loft in Chelsea
Recommended equipment: Digital SLR camera or other camera, possibly a laptop as well
Participant costs: $ 350 (includes workshop, lunch, food & props)
All levels welcome. Limited to 12 participants.

Please register here:


About your hosts:

Sylvia Lachteris a freelance producer and photo-stylist in advertising photography living in New York. Although trained as a painter, she quickly gravitated to photography and never looked back. She works in advertising photography doing national ads, magazines, packaging, with a specialty in food photography. Her work overlapped into tabletop book publishing, where she has nine titles to her name in cookbooks, lifestyle and crafts. Sylvia works closely with photographers and clients, who often shoot out out of her loft, where they can make use of her extensive table-top prop and backdrop collection to produce award-winning campaigns in print and film for Fortune 500 companies.Her amazing skylit loft in historic Chelsea has been a location in many films and TV episodes. Most of Sex in City’s A Woman’s Right to Shoes was shot there. And The Food Network fell in love with her space and big open kitchen, which became the location for Alex’s Day Off, as well as numerous FN projects.

When not in the city biking around discovering the constantly changing landscape of the city, she’s either out sailing in Long Island Sound, or at the boatyard working on the the restoration of her classic cutter-rigged sailboat Nutmeg of Consolation.

Designer Lisa Nieschlag (Liz), cookbook author and food blogger just finished her  third cookbook. Together with her business partner, she invented “Anni” two years ago: a friendly kitchen expert, the kind of grandmother we all wanted. Their first cookbook, “Anni kocht in Münster”, took readers by storm in 2010, followed one year later by “Anni backt in Münster”, its baking equivalent. Now a children’s cookbook followed as third cookbook. Photographer Julia Cawley shot both books, which depict their Westphalian homeland as much as its typical dishes, adapted to modern tastes.
When Lisa is not trying out new recipes in the kitchen, she is busy as one of the founding partners in her own business, the agency for communication design “Nieschlag + Wentrup”. In Münster, Germany, and beyond, those in the know frequently encounter its prize-winning work. And as if this weren’t enough activity, Lisa also founded the fashion label “Lizzawest”, specializing in T-Shirts for women and children known for their playful animal motifs. She lives in Münster, with her husband and their two-year-old daughter.
Julia Cawley (Jewels) is a photographer living in Brooklyn, although her heart still resides in her hometown Münster, Germany, sometimes. She photographs architecture and interiors, but also has a passion for tasty food and for photographing it. She just finished shooting her third cookbook „Anni kocht für Kinder“.


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