A Killer Resource for Wine Pros: How to Develop a Photographic Story

How to Develop a Photographic Story

If you are in the food and wine industry and want to learn how to take stunning photos, do I have a workshop for you! David Duncan Livingston is heading up a class on how to develop a photographic story that is on brand and beautifully photographed. David has over twenty years experience and his published work includes magazines such as House Beautiful and Sunset, and numerous coffee table books including California Country Style.  His one-day intensive hands on workshop Wine Photography: Storytelling in a Bottle is intended for insiders of the wine industry needing to direct and present their releases with evocative wine photography.  If you want to learn how to photograph a wine “story” for use in traditional print, website and social media marketing channels, you should not miss this workshop!

Photographers of all levels will learn how to develop a photographic story through different styles of wine photography. His tricks of the trade will be shared and you will have the opportunity to practice what you learn by photographing through a few different set ups.

For my Northern California blogger and wine marketing friends, this sounds like a great opportunity to sharpen your photography skills and learn from a master. David is holding this one-day session in Napa and if you are interested, check out the details below and contact him directly to sign up.

When: February 20, 10am to 4pm

Where: Quixote Winery in the Stags Leap District

Cost:  $200. Fee includes a picnic lunch

Who should attend: wine writers and bloggers, emerging photographers and wine marketing professionals

What to bring: any camera that you have working experience with, a tripod if you have one and three wine photos that inspire you

For more information, visit David’s site or contact him via email david@davidduncanlivingston.com or 415-383-0898.

*** Portland foodies and winos, if you would like David to teach this class in Portland, hit me up with a comment. He also has a “Food Photography for Chefs & Bloggers” workshop and maybe we could persuade him to combine these classes to fit the audience. We need at least 10 participants (well, only 9 because I’ll be there!) to entice him to fly to Portland and teach this workshop.  Let me know if you’re interested by leaving a comment below. ***

Photo credits: David Duncan Livingston


About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.


  1. Darcy February 13, 2012 at 7:34 AM - Reply

    I would be interested

    • enobytes February 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM - Reply

      Awesome, that would be fun for you to come to Portland and participate!

  2. Mandy February 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM - Reply

    This sounds like a great workshop!

    • enobytes February 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM - Reply

      I hope you can make it Mandy! It definitely sounds like a great workshop.

  3. Jim February 14, 2012 at 7:40 AM - Reply

    I would be interested in the Portland workshop

    • enobytes February 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM - Reply

      That makes three! :)

  4. Pat Thomson March 11, 2012 at 7:22 PM - Reply

    You West Coast guys have all the luck. As a wine writer and try-my-best photographer, I’d love a pro to up my game. But I’m here in NYC!

    • enobytes March 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM - Reply

      David is willing to travel if he has enough interest…I’m trying to get a group of 10 wine and food bloggers together to get David to come to Portland, OR!

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