Speakers Series – Dec.2023 – Adrien Duey

CAPA Speakers Series

CAPA presents via Zoom : Adrien Duey

English presentation : December 6, 2023
French presentation :  December 13, 2023 

Pacific 4:00 PM – Mountain 5:00 PM – Central 6:00 PM – Eastern 7:00 PM – Atlantic 8:00 PM (Canada)

Theme/topic of the presentation: Food Photography

Although there is only one rule in food photography (it must be appetizing), the first thing that we notice in any food image is: the lighting. Lighting in food images cycles through modes and approaches, changing every couple of years.

Advertising is always a few steps behind Editorial in photographic stylistic modes. While shooting for President’s Choice packaging, Adrien adapted current editorial approaches to the brand’s packaging images – limited depth of field and focused lighting. Adrien would like to share his unusual lighting techniques and discuss the creation of studio backgrounds for food photography.

Adrien Duey’s website is Adrienduey.com

Available to Individual CAPA members via the members only section of the website. Please login, go to Members > Zoom Invitation, copy and save the Zoom link before the presentation.

Speaker's Bio

Adrien Duey

Adrien is a photographer and art director who operated his studio for thirty-five years in Montreal before moving to Almonte, Ontario. His work is focused on PEOPLE (Air Canada, Bell), FOOD (President’s Choice, Dairy Bureau), and STILL LIFE (Royal Canadian Mint: 2022 Opulence Series of coins; Canada Post: the world’s first interactive postage stamp, and a stamp for Governor General Romeo LeBlanc).

His innovative style and approach have won him numerous national and international awards; including New York Art Directors Award, Applied Arts Gold, National Magazine Awards Gold, Polaroid Large Format Transfer Art Awards, and has been twice nominated for Juno Awards for Album Art.

Adrien has worked in all photographic formats (including 8 x 10) and creates his own sets and backdrops in his workshop, incorporating mixed media in the process.

Adrien has had solo exhibits since 1984 and is currently working on two new still life series.

He teaches at SPAO: School of the photographic arts: Ottawa.

Enjoy a selection of Adrien Duey’s works below.