What You'll Do
It’s one thing to appreciate the colorful sights and sounds of the bustling Ferry Plaza Farmer Market, but it’s quite another to capture them for your own wall-worthy prints. Join photographer Van Nguyen-Stone as you journey into the aesthetic depths of the marketplace via fresh foods and the vendors behind the stands while bolstering your photo skills. With the Bay as a backdrop, explore telling a story through an image, and discover how to find, compose, and shoot stunning photos while getting Van’s feedback throughout the experience.
Indulge in a Food Photography Workshop
Learn insider photo techniques and composition tricks before snapping photos of market foods and vendors
Boost Your Camera Skills Alongside an Expert
Pick up expert tips and tools of this savory trade from Van Nguyen, a food photographer and filmmaker with over a decade of experience
NOTE: This is not an introductory photo workshop. Guests should have an understanding of camera basics.
The experience lasts two hours. Each event is capped at six participants; each event requires a minimum of three participants in order to take place.
Documentary Photographer, Filmmaker
Few have as personal an aesthetic inspiration as Van Nguyen-Stone, whose work is guided by the name “Jomi Jomi” that was given to her from the Lukumi tradition and signifies both the spiritual world and the material one. Infused with this outlook and her father’s passion for family portraiture, Van went on to the niche field of photographing local ska and punk bunds before earning a master’s in film production. For more than decade since then, Van has immersed herself in independent filmmaking and photography, and her work encompasses everything from dance documentaries to food videos for About.com.
Where You'll Meet
Groups convene at the Ferry Building at 1 Sausalito before exploring Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.