Sooner than later I would like to learn more about how to take beautiful photos of food. (Like my hero Aran Goyoaga at Cannelle et Vanille. That’s her photo above. Go get addicted to her site.) This is very high on my learning list. It’s such an art to make food look as beautiful in photos as it does in real life…and I’m guessing that by knowing how to do this, somehow, your food becomes more beautiful…and more tasty…in real life.
This is what I’m betting on.
This weekend, I’m attending the BlogHer conference in San Diego. I’ve gone to this conference for years (I think this is my fifth), but, honestly, this is the first conference I’ve attended (in years!), where I’m just attending. I’m not putting on any parties, or art exhibits, or the entire conference. I’m just soaking it in. Learning, even.
High on my list: I’m really excited to take this food styling workshop that Hillshire Farm is doing. They’re having two, and they are led by these people:
- Sara Remington, renowned food photographer and contributor to The New York Times, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Food Network Magazine, among others
- William Smith, renowned food stylist and contributor to Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Ladies’ Home Journal, among others
- Jill Houk, Hillshire Farm Chef
- Helen Rosner, online editor for Saveur Magazine
Awesome, right? I’m excited.
They have tons of stuff going on at their booth all weekend. So if you’re at BlogHer (there are 5,000 of us here), check it out. (I’m pretty sure you can still sign up for classes at the booth.) If not, stay right here and I’ll report back. For instance, I’m also going to be interviewing hilarious Wendi McLendon-Covey (from Bridesmaids!) while I’m here. More on that next post. (20 questions with Wendi. And Jenny wrote some of the questions.) Stay tuned.
This is the third of four posts sponsored by my favorite Hillshire Farm. Check out their lovely promotions. They put them on the Hillshire Farm Facebook page. You’ll like them. All the details are right here.