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Italy - May 9-12
Food Photography Masterclass
at Borgo dei Gatti 

Ciao, I'm Solli

I'm your host at this unique experience taking place in a charming house of Borgo dei Gatti in the Medieval village Golferenzo, with only 200 inhabitants. Surrounded by the enchanting vineyards this village is also recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Join me on this journey where I unveil the secrets of creative food photography.


I'm originally from Sweden but based in Paris since 13 years ago, the City of Light, where my photographic journey began 13 years ago. Today I work with various brands such as Le Creuset, Carrefour and Ankarsrum.


I love sharing my knowledge and my skills and I'm regularely invited by different brands to host webinars and I also have a YOUTUBE-channel where I share Food Photography tutorials. My work has been supported and recognized by many brands and today I am proud to say I am a Nikon Europe Ambassador, Adobe Insider, Calibrite Ambassador and BenQ Expert.


My biggest inspirations are Old Masterpainters like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and Vermeer, I love how they play with the light and shadows in their paintings and the technique, chiaroscuro, is something I like to replicate in my work. But I also like to go into details and explore fruits and vegetables with my macro lens but most and foremost I want to evoke emotions with my images.



Borgo dei Gatti

You will be staying in a villa belonging to Borgo dei Gatti, a relais that is part of a redevelopment project to revive the almost forgotten village of Golferenzo.

Nestled among the rolling hills of Oltrepò Pavese, Golferenzo is a testimony to ancient charm and culinary excellence. Situated in the province of Pavia, Lombardy, this medieval gem of just over 200 inhabitants has retained an intimate charm that enchants every visitor.

Majestically perched on a small promontory 464 metres above sea level, Golferenzo offers breathtaking views over the sprawling vineyards of the Versa Valley. This idyllic setting is renowned for producing internationally acclaimed wines, particularly the esteemed Riesling and Pinot varieties. A leisurely stroll through the heart of Golferenzo reveals a maze of narrow stone paths, quaint lanes and picturesque houses leading to the central square.
The elegant parish church of San Nicolò stands proudly surrounded by walls, a reminder of the village's rich heritage.




Closest airport is Milano Linate. You can either rent a car and drive (85 km) 1 hour 30 minutes. There is free parking.


TRANSFER is included from Milano to the village of Golferenzo. Together with those participants that choose this option you will be picked up together and taken to Golferenzo (1 and 1/2 hours by car) in the afternoon and the return to Milano will be in the morning before the check-out time. The exact time of the transfer and pick-up point will be announced 2 weeks before the Masterclass.

Why join?

Unique experience in a village with endless of photography opportunities, indoor and outdoor


Discover the Art of Table Setup, Creative Food Photography incorporating Storytelling, and Post-processing Techniques.


Dark and Moody Still Life Photography


Mastering the Art of Light and how to modify it (LED-light, flash and natural light)


An Intimate Experience with a Small Group: Maximum of 6 Participants.


Throughout the Masterclass journey, I am available to provide assistance and answer any inquiries you may have. Feel free to make the most of my guidance and ask any questions that come to your mind.


For who?

The Masterclass is ideal for all food photography enthusiasts, of any level


If you work with interior design, flowers, or if you're a blogger or a cook, this journey will ignite your inspiration as well.


Regardless of whether you shoot with a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or even your phone, this journey will empower you to practice and develop your unique style.

The Schedule

From your arrival to your departure, we will be immersed in a stimulating environment where you will have the opportunity to enrich your photographic knowledge.


  • 16.00 Arrivals and Check-In

  • Free time to explore the house and the village

  • 18.00 Aperitivo. Getting to know each other and sharing expectations

  • 19.30 Welcome dinner (mainly vegetarian, made by a chef using local and seasonal produce)

The planning is subject to change. The final program will be sent out to you 2 weeks before the Masterclass.


The Schedule


  • 08.30-09.30 Breakfast

  • 10.00 Mastering the light and how modify it + How to tell a story with photos

  • 11.00 Shooting food that is being made

  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch (mainly vegetarian, made by a chef using local and seasonal produce)

  • 14.30-16.00 Photographing a Still Life Dark and Moody scene inspired by Old Master Painters

  • Free time (hiking in the area, relax or possibility to arrange a 1-1 if you want to deep dive in any photography topic)

  • 19.30.Dinner (mainly vegetarian, made by a chef using local and seasonal produce)

The Schedule


  • 08.30-09.30 Breakfast

  • 09.30-11.30 The Art of Setting a Table + shooting the scene


  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch (mainly vegetarian, made by a chef using local and seasonal produce)

  • 14.30-15.30 Photographing an outdoor scene using natural light

  • 16.00 Photo editing in Lightroom & Photoshop - showing my workflow and some useful Tips & Trix

  • 17.30 Free time (hiking in the area, relax or possibility to arrange a 1-1 if you want to deep dive in any photography topic)

  • 19.30 Farewell dinner (mainly vegetarian, made by a chef using local and seasonal produce)


The Schedule


  • 08.00-09.30 Breakfast and farewell

  • 10.00-10.30 Check-out and transfer to Milano

The Workshop Includes:

  • Several different settings to photograph

  • Professional tuition

  • Post-processing session in Lightroom and Photoshop

  • 3 nights accommodation, single room with private bathroom (check-in May 9th, check-out May 12th)

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are allergic to any food please inform me upon your reservation.

  • Transfer to and from Milano to the village of Golferenzo



EARLY BIRD PRICE :  1 895 EUR until November 30th

(original price 2 095 EUR) includes: workshop and accommodation in single room with private bathroom including breakfast, lunch and dinner and transfer between Milano and the village of Golferenzo (1 and 1/2 hours by car)

OPTION 1: Do you want to share a room with a friend? Its possible to reserve a room with a double bed and ensuite bathroom for the Early  Bird price: 1 695 EUR until November 30th (original price

1 895 EUR). Let me know upon your reservation.

You can EITHER pay the full amount upon reservation or 50% as a non-refundable deposit to secure your spot and pay the remaining 50% by end of March 2024.


Reserve your spot by contacting me at


The fee DOES NOT include travel and medical insurance. I highly RECOMMEND you to get a travel and medical insurance

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