Photography Workshop at Strand Theater Gallery

Posted on March 8, 2023 By

The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, is calling all foodies and shutterbugs to the first of many community art events in the Gallery. Bring your camera to a hands-on workshop Saturday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Strand Theater’s Gallery for a “Food Photography Workshop with Andrei Jackamets,” a commercial photographer.

To begin developing one’s own signature photographic style, Jackamets, the owner of Andrei Jackamets Photography, will lead attendees through camera settings, lighting, and composition with an emphasis on texture, color, props, and light modifiers. The Photo Center of Brick and Camera Culture of Red Bank will also be present to advise on cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment.

Attendees will especially learn the essentials and tools for food styling with Gigi Alterio, the director Of Culinary Arts and Concepts at Creative Marketing Services. Alterio is the food stylist for commercials, advertising, and package design. She is also skilled in culinary concepts for new product development, line extensions, menu trend applications, recipe development for cookbooks, advertising, commercials, product packaging, recipe development, editoral application, development of product label directions, product specifications, and nutritional data.

Kendall Szpakowski, pastry chef and owner of Keke N Ko will also bring her unique confectionary creations to be photographed.

Tickets are $30.00. Purchase tickets at For more information, contact Andrei Jackamets at 732-213-4040.

About Andrei Jackamets Photography: Andrei Jackamets has experience in the pharmaceutical, hospitality and advertising industries, both nationally and internationally, ranging from executive portraits, editorials, and corporate events to product photography. He and his work have been featured on the entertainment (reality programs), such as Chef Roble & Company, Fashion Hunters, Top Chef, Tabatha Takes Over, Real Housewives of New Jersey & New York, and Ghost Hunters.

Jackamets photography has been featured on;;;;;;;; and in Industry Magazine, INTIMA, New Jersey Magazine, People, and Us.