Hi there! We're Eva Kosmas Flores and Bea Lubas, a couple of passionate food photographers and workshop hosts. This past spring we were slated to host our annual photography workshop together in Croatia, but cancelled it for obvious reasons.
As avid teachers who look forward to being able to nerd-out about photography and styling with our students, it broke our hearts to miss out on that sense of community, learning, and teaching.
And after months of shooting, editing, and writing, we’ve created this incredible virtual workshop that pulls back the illustrious workshop curtain, takes you through our creative process from the comfort and safety of home, all while creating a community to share in your experience!
"I'm so glad I joined Eva and Bea's virtual workshop!!! This is by far the best food photography learning experience I ever had. I learned so much and I feel my photography got so much better and still getting better every day due to the valuable information I gained from the work shop. I love how I got to "shadow" both Bea and Eva in a real shoots where I learned sooo much. I love the approachable and easy to use format of the course. Most of all nothing compares to the thoughtfulness and willingness to answer every question I had. This work shop truly kicks ass!!! "
"Eva and Bea did a really great job with this virtual workshop. I’m not quite a beginner in food photography, but I’m far from mastering the lighting, the focus, the depth of field and not to mention the business side of this field. In the round table discussions, these ladies came with so many examples and such thorough instructions, balancing all the important aspects of food photography. I also loved the creative process videos where I got to see how they set up their shots, how they approach lighting and how they actually shoot. Even though they have fantastic talent and skills in food photography, both Eva and Bea came across as humble and passionate. This is without question the workshop you’ll need on the art and business of food photography!” "
"Being part of your workshop was a highlight for me of the very strange year that was 2020! Thank you for the opportunity to connect with yourselves as well as the community you've created as a result. I wasn't able to join the live discussions but I followed the recordings with great anticipation & I was not disappointed. Your workshop offered so much more than just how to style & photograph food; it was filled with a wealth of information. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your craft. What a great gift to know your thoughts, processes, challenges & respective journeys. I really enjoyed being "on set" with each of you & I look forward to someday joining one of your workshops in person. Thank you! "
Hi 🖐🏼 I'm Bea! I grew up in a picturesque little town in the south-west of Poland. At the age of 20, I left a job in a local bakery, packed my suitcase and bought a one-way ticket to England. It was the most crazy decision I have ever made in my life.
Why did I move? I felt lost. I didn't really know what to do with myself and I hoped that this new adventure would help me find my direction in life. Nothing, as you probably guessed, happened overnight, but one day something nudged me to buy a camera....and that was a turning point.
Today, I create food stories for brands and magazines from all over the world and I still pinch myself that telling visual stories about delicious ingredients and recipes is what I do for a living. I could photograph and talk about food photography all day....EVERYDAY (which my husband Darek and pup Daisy can both affirm as they patiently listen to my daily creative discoveries 🙃).
Evoking emotions and telling my subject's story through thoughtful colours choices as well as focusing on creating and capturing 'eye catchers' (these gorgeous highlights that make our images magically alive ) are things that excite me the most in photography. I like to study my subject carefully, then try to capture what's so special about it, always having my viewers in mind and building a richer visual experience for them.
When I don't photograph I share my passion with other photographers in this warm and beautiful community through online tutorials, or in person workshops.
And.....after over 14 months of working on my book, How to Photograph Food has recently been published in the UK, US and there is beautiful French copy too (still feels surreal to me when I write it!)
Hey there! I’m Eva, and I learned photography on a film camera dark room-style when I was 15 (which was a loooong time ago). After college, I started shooting digital and fell completely in love with the capabilities of DSLR cameras. I have a Saveur-nominated food blog, Adventures in Cooking, and have written (and shot) two cookbooks, Adventures in Chicken and First We Eat, which was nominated by IACP for best cookbook of 2019. And I've also photographed two cookbooks for other authors.
I’ve shot for clients as big as 7-Up, and as small as local restaurants. I’ve done takeovers on the @Instagram main feed, my work’s been featured in dozens of magazines + publications, and I work full-time doing what I love—photography and teaching.
I've taught thousands of students, both online and in-person, and hosted hundreds of hours of photography + styling workshops all over the world. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a familiar face as students from my entry-level workshops regularly come back for my advanced level ones. What I teach and how I teach truly resonates with my students.
And it's because I know that learning isn't a one-sided operation. We're doing this together. No struggling alone, no questions with no one to answer them, no frustrations about what to do next. I’m here to lend a helping hand, and guide you through the process of taking that beautiful thing inside you and transforming it into something palpable for the whole world to see.
"Eva and Bea came up with a great solution to this unfortunate pandemic. They created a Virtual workshop loaded with valuable information on photography, styling, composition, challenging shoot solutions and the list goes on! Their separate videos on their creative shooting process from beginning to end was so eye opening and inspiring to watch. They also hosted a Zoom Round Table on different food photography subjects over several weeks. You could ask them anything and it was so great to meet them and other creatives from all over the World! Thank you Eva and Bea for such a wonderful and inspiring experience! I will be sure to recommend this fun, wonderful and valuable workshop to anyone looking to hone in on their photography and styling skills! "