Ashleigh Amoroso, Austin based food stylist, educator and photographer, will be heading up one of the break-out sessions during our upcoming Fall Workshop. This woman is amazing; from her delicious food shots to the travel photography that captivates her Instagram feed to the soulful lifestyle and fashion shots, there is nothing she can’t capture. She is drawn to the freedom of photography and the life it allows her to lead; full of travels with her husband and less rigidity than a typical corporate gig.
She moved to Austin 10 years ago and found her place among fellow foodies. Drawing inspiration from other's love of food, as well as her own, she feels she is right where she should be. Ashleigh loves becoming immersed in a project, cookbooks especially, learning all about other cuisines and cultures and aspires to shoot more around the world.
In the break-out session lead by Ashleigh, you will learn how to style photos and then actually shoot what you style. The technology and quality of camera phones these days allows almost anyone to take a professional shot with their trusty iPhone. You just need to know how, and that’s where Ashleigh comes in!
The most amazing aspect of these smaller sessions is the opportunity to ask questions as you go and really get a feel for the process; get comfortable with it. I know we all look at some Instagram feeds and wonder “how in the heck did they get that shot” or “how do you get the background to be blurry” and “how can I do that?!?” So, here is your chance to, literally, to learn from the pro.
Ashleigh’s previous clients read like a who’s who of contemporary brands, including Vitamix, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, TBS, Noosa and Target. Seriously, she knows her way around a lens! Do not miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best, grab your ticket now before they are sold out!
We asked and she answered:
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What is your proudest achievement to date?
My marriage. My husband is the greatest joy of my life.
Favorite bands at the moment?
Rodrigo Amarante, My Morning Jacket, and Quantic
Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip FOR LIFEEEEEEE.
In high school were you the jock, nerd, social, or_______??
I went to five different high schools so I was always “the new girl”. In fact, I am still referred to as “the new girl” by some old friends hahaha. Because of that I was the girl always trying to make friends with everyone to fit in and find my place.
Favorite vacation spot ever?
This one is tough… it’s between Big Sur and Southern Portugal.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A scientist! And I hated math and science but I always thought being super smart was super cool.
What's one thing most people don't know about you, including your mom?
It’s one of my biggest dreams to be in the presence of and photograph wild elephants. Someday!
What is your spirit animal?
All photos by Ashleigh Amoroso.