I’m behind on blogging this weekend and these pictures feel like I took them a week ago – not yesterday!
Trips like this are expensive and I’m just some poor Mexican, so I don’t have the money to travel the world as easily as I make it seem on ol’ RER.
I volunteered to be a Live Blogger so I could get a free ticket to Blogher Food and Tina let me crash in her room. Thank you Tina!!! I.O.U. something I don’t know what (but no, I still won’t rub your feet).
Yesterday morning’s first session was Food Bloggers as Storytellers. It was really interesting to hear the panel of bloggers talk about how they approached telling a story with a recipe. Each one had a different approach, but everyone agreed that the most important thing is to be authentic and really tell your own story the way you feel comfortable.
Moderator: Rebakah Denn www.eatallabouttit.com
Beth Lee www.omgyummy.com
Melissa Crane www.dashofeast.com
Molly Wizenburg www.orangette.blogspot.com
Tori Avery www.theskiksa.com
My favorite snippet from this session came from Beth Lee (www.omygyummy.com) who said,
I heard a quote from Frances Lam that I wrote down, “I write about food because I love people.”
Also one of the attendees chimed in a suggested the book, “On Writing” that I want to check out.
After the session we had a small break (that’s when I posted breakfast) and then it was time for exploration and lunch!
The tables were all full so we grabbed our stuff and headed to the park across the street to eat.
Then, I bought the most expensive pear of my life!
I was about to buy some strawberries, but the vendor gave me a piece of pear to sample and it was delicious. I asked for 2 and it cost $6.00! I was shocked, as asked how much they were each. They’re sold by weight and apparently weigh 1 lb. each! I almost canceled my order, but was embarrassed so I handed over my dirty green paper and took my fancy fruit.
We had an hour to kill before the second session of the day and relaxed back in the room.
Free Photo editing programs:
Fix as much as you can before you edit = make sure the lighting is good!
If you are taking more than 2 minutes to edit a photo you’re taking too long.
Don’t over edit or make it look cartoon-ish
More to come…