Orlando Weekend with Food Blog Forum

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!

Check out my fellow bloggers recaps about Food Blog Forum – Orlando:
Aggie’s Kitchen – 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

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23 Responses to Orlando Weekend with Food Blog Forum

  1. Belinda @zomppa April 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    It sounds like so much fun – and inspirational!

  2. Delishhh April 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    What a great experience. Wish I could gave been there. Thanks for the fabulous summary.

    • thatshowiroll April 13, 2011 at 8:47 am #

      You’re welcome. It was worth it and I’m still devouring everything :)

  3. sippitysup April 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    I see some familiar faces in the crowd! GREG

    • thatshowiroll April 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

      I wish I had taken more pictures with everyone.

  4. megan @ whatmegansmaking April 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Wish I could have gone! Sounds like you learned a lot :)

    • thatshowiroll April 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

      I did! And I’m working on something new ;)

  5. Binky April 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Wasn’t it great? It was so nice to meet you. Lovely photos! Brings me right back! ^_^

    • thatshowiroll April 12, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

      It was lovely to meet you too. I love your artistic cakes!

  6. Maria April 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    What a fun workshop! Glad you had a good time!

    • thatshowiroll April 12, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

      I think we all had a great time! I’m ready for another one soon lol

  7. carolinaheartstrings April 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    What a great looking event. It sounds like there was so much to be learned.

  8. Julie M. April 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    Loved FBF! So glad you had the opportunity to attend one!

    • thatshowiroll April 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

      I’m glad and working on applying all the inspiration I got from there :)

  9. marla {family fresh cooking} April 14, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    How fun was FBF!! Looks like a blast. So fun looking at all your photos!

  10. Winnie April 15, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Lovely! Very jealous of you for attending this event…would love to take a class with Helene!

    • thatshowiroll April 15, 2011 at 10:31 am #

      I hope there will be another one soon and that you could come too :)

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