It was an exciting weekend full of positive energy. I’m very glad for the moment I’ve decided to join this full day event in Orlando, Florida. One of the best things about blogging is being part of a community that creates “magical moments” like this. And that was well-shown during the day: every single person was concentrated to make the most of this reunion. The organization was superb, the speakers excelling on each session and the attendees thrilled to have the most important topics about food blogging so well covered. Plus, the networking and social aspect of a seminar like this is something not to forget. In a word, the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. Fun!
One of the sessions was held by Helene Dujardin about light and food styling with lots of tips on the basics of camera modes. She did a live demo about styling and composition as you can see from the pictures above. And I took this picture of one of her composed plates.
Outside, the weather was sunny and extremely hot. Inside, we’ve received a warmth welcome and the schedule was almost strictly followed. Impressive! High-five to Floridian Julie Deily, from the organization. In the other sessions, we talked about the printed publications, including the ethics of traditional media with Jeff Houck and Heather McPherson. Lindsay Landis teached us about design and optimization and how the blog functionality can be beautiful; Peter Scott gave some interesting insights about SEO and social media sponsorships and the sweet Dawn Viola exemplified through her experience the effectiveness of “just ask”.
The day was running really fast. But not before we were elucidated about how to build a personal brand and a blog business by the team Jaden and Scott Hair from Steamy Kitchen. Jaden is a ball of energy and I loved her spontaneity.
Wait, there’s more. And I’m not talking about the fabulous swag bags and prizes poured during every break (but in case you ask, yes it was beyond awesome). The next day, I had the chance to participate in another photography workshop by Helene Dujardin, elle–même.
This was a hands-on approach about food photography and styling, so we got to compose our dish and, at the end, eat it! Isn’t that one of the most enjoyable aspects of food blogging? I would say we have a lot of responsibility on this: since we get to eat our food posts, they better be good!Food Blog Forum Orlando Creative Kitchen – Food Blog Forum Orlando ~ An Unforgettable Experience Dinners & Dreams – Rabbit and Faisselle Flan Fertile Ground – Food blog forum conference takes the cake Fork Spoon Knife – Gluten Free Peanut and Almond Chocolate Brownie Pots and the Food Blog Forum Orlando inspired taste – Breakfast Rolls My Life as a Mrs – Inspired My Sweet Zepol – Food Blog Forum in Orlando, Florida Return to Sunday Supper – Food Blog Forum Seminar – A Wonderful Experience Steamy Kitchen – Rockin’ Time in Orlando Sweet Bites – Photography workshop and oh, yeah the Food Blog Forum Conference in Orlando The Domestic Mama & The Village Cook – Food Blog Forum Orlando The Little Kitchen – Food Blog Forum Orlando – Connecting with some awesome food bloggers the merry gourmet – sharing our passion – food blog forum orlando What a Healthy Family Eats – My Experience at Food Blog Forum Orlando Wicked Good Dinner – Food Blog Forum Seminar Recap