Kirby tours the world with her camera and a bottle of sorghum syrup. Based in Tennessee, she spends half her year traveling and hosting workshops on food photography. She has brought students to kaiseki meals at traditional bathhouses on Japan’s Mount Aso and taught a food-styling class in Venice. Recently, on a beach in Portugal, students switched off taking pictures while Kirby set a picnic scene with vintage enamelware, bread boards from a roadside flea market and plates of olives, chorizo and pastries. “After we get the shot, it’s time to eat,” she says. localmilkblog.com.