London Food & Lifestyle Photography Workshop

Coconut Yogurt & passion fruit

I hope you all had a lovely Easter! I have two exciting announcements today! First - spring has finally come to London and I couldn't be happier, second  - I will be teaching a food photography & lifestyle workshop with my friend and photographer Joanna Yee in London at the end on May. We will also have a food stylist and writer Olia Hercules joining us and sharing some of her secrets.

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Lyle's London, Image by Joanna Yee

Here's all the details. Hope to see you there!

London Food & Lifestyle photography workshop with Sarka Babicka & Joanna Yee 


Date: Sunday 31 May 2015 
Place: Lyle’s | Tea Building | 56 Shoreditch High Street | London E1 6JJ 
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM 

Join us for a creative & inspired one-day photography & styling workshop in London’s Shoreditch. Using the beautiful space at Lyle’s we’ll cover our approach to food & lifestyle photography including:

  • composition 
  • working with natural light to create different moods 
  • selecting & working with props 
  • the process of telling stories through images 
  • mobile photography tips 

Olia Hercules, Leith’s trained chef, food writer and stylist, will also be providing practical tips on food styling and demonstration. You will gain hands on experience styling and shooting based on what you learned at the workshop to create a small portfolio of work. There will also be an opportunity for you to get a private critique of your existing work from Sarka or Joanna should you opt to.

This is a workshop for those who are looking to learn or improve their food & lifestyle photography and styling skills. We hope you can join us for this creative and inspired day where you will leave with valuable tips & insights to execute on your own.

Cost: £300 
Includes: Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
Equipment: Bring a camera, fully charged battery and memory card(s)
Maximum of 10 participants
Tickets are non-refundable

For registration, go to our online store

About: 
Sarka Babicka is a London based food and travel photographer. She works with clients locally and internationally on a variety of editorial and commercial assignments. Her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Times, The Telegraph, Woman and Home, Bon Appetit, CNN Travel, The Huffington Post and more.

Joanna Yee is a London-based freelance photographer specialising in food, travel and lifestyle photography. Her work has been featured in Good Things Magazine, Vogue Instagram, The Huffington Post and Time Out London. She is currently shooting a cookbook ‘Summers Under the Tamarind Tree’ by Sumayya Usmani.

Olia Hercules is a Leith’s trained chef, food writer and stylist. Olia grew up in Soviet Ukraine and Cyprus. She honed her cooking skills in the fiery kitchens of Ottolenghi and later working as a recipe developer and stylist for a variety of food magazines, including Sainsbury’s and Jamie’s. Her recipes are regularly featured in 10 Best column of The Guardian’s Cook supplement. Olia's first cookbook 'Mamushka' will be published on June 1st.




Happy Easter!

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In celebration of Easter and my love for eggs, I'm sharing a few photos from my favourite feature I photographed for a Czech food magazine called Gurmet.

Have an egg-tastic long Easter weekend lovely people!

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Quantum of the Seas


Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography

I so much love sea and all things related. Being originally from a country with no sea,  I don't even know where this love affair came from. Seaside, boats, infinite shades of blue, relaxing sound of the sea, fresh breeze and the smell of the salt in the air, I can dream on. Just add good food and I'm one very happy girl.
But strangely enough, an idea of days spent on a ship cruising the ocean never really excited me. I was thinking something like "Why would you voluntarily get stuck on a ship for days? What would you do? What a boring way to spend your holiday..." I was proven SO wrong, after spending two days on board Quantum of the Seas last month. I had absolutely no idea it would be one of the best experience of the year. My first cruise ever couldn't get any better than this. From the moment I put my foot on board, I wouldn't stop saying "wow"! Starting with an amazing lunch at Jamie's Italian, followed by a lot more food at some of 18 restaurants on board, drinking cocktails prepared by a robotic bartender, watching one of the most interesting shows at the Two 70ยบ or admiring the ship from a glass pod lifted 300 ft above sea level, I was not bored even for a second and wished I could stay for another week to experience everything this smart ship has to offer. And there is a lot more!

Jamie's Italian aboard Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Jamie's Italian aboard Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Jamie's Italian aboard Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Jamie's Italian aboard Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography Jamie's Italian aboard Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Jamie's Italian aboard Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography
Quantum of The Seas Royal Caribbean cruise by Sarka Babicka photography




Rubys Of London Christmas Cakes



I admit I have a sweet tooth, so cakes are one of my favourite subjects to shoot. Recently, I photographed seasonal cakes for one of my clients - Rubys Of London. It's always pleasure to work with talented people. Beautiful, incredibly delicious, and as a bonus vegan and gluten free, Ruby's cakes are everything you can ask for. I've got to love the sweet perks of my job. If you happen to be in London on weekends, I recommend to swing by Greenwich Market to soak up the magical Christmas atmosphere, warm up with a cup of mulled wine and have a taste of Ruby's delicious cakes and cupcakes.