Cocinoterapia MurciaLearn to cook Japanese style

I started out as a photographer for visual website content and still a lot of my photography work is done for websites. In this particular case I did a shooting for cocinoterapia.es. Cocinoterapia is all about Delia Torrano offering courses in cooking in the region of Murcia. This time she was asked to give a course on preparing Japanese food, like sushi. 24 people attended the course held at the “Espacio Joven el Palmar” and for about 5 hours I documented graphically all kinds of cooking activities.

Remote controlled flash

Sushi Murcian style
My primary problem was the existence off good light. I took with me some fast prime lenses and a Speedlight. But working in a small crowded area made it difficult to shoot. Students where running around in an on organised way and being on time on the right spot was a challenge. But in the end I was quiet pleased with the results. What worked pretty well was attaching my speedlicht to my Manfrotto monopod so I had some freedom to move around with my camera using a remote control to trigger the flash from a fixed point.

Cooking experience

For this type of work it helps having experience as a photojournalist. As a photojournalist you do not get a second time and you need to be very focused on not missing that one moment.