Learning from Others

Hi all, I haven't posted in a while and lots has been happening so I'll thought I'd just do a quick post with some of my photos from the last month or so.

Among these are some photos that I took when I recently had the great fortune to spend the day taking pictures with the lovely Clare Barboza and a group of avid food photographer students at Clare's food photography workshop in Seattle, WA.  Clare is a Seattle based documentary food photographer and spending the day with her was truly a joy. We have so much to learn from each other. I was so struck how of the 7 people in the workshop, not one of us had the same shot, even though we all had access to the same props and subject matter.  It truly goes to show you the importance of vision. Thanks Clare for a truly magnificent day.

The food was  prepared by Seattle chef Becky Selengut and I can tell you it tasted as good as it looked!


Additionally, I'm including some photos from some of the things I've been baking and cooking lately.


A Food Blogger's Dream Opportunity

Recently one of my favourite food photographers, Penny De Los Santos, of Saveur and National Geographic Fame, agreed to give a free food photography workshop through CreativeLive. You can sign up on the CreativeLive Website. The workshop is free for those who watch live online on the weekend of May 13 to 15.  As an added bonus, Penny offered a chance for some lucky people to attend on the day with her in Seattle as part of the live audience by submitting a video audition. Penny, this is truly a gift of your great talent and just to get a chance to do this is an honour. But seriously, please pick me.

Here is my video:


I'm hoping that Penny will see the story of my vision through the bad editing (nothing like a challenge to give me a crash course in Garage Band  and iMovie!) But for a first effort using these tools, I'm pretty happy.

For more information on Penny De Los Santos and to witness the beauty of her talent,  visit her website.