Friday, September 25, 2009
Holy cow. I think I'm a geek.
So I will be in San Francisco on Saturday attending an all-day conference called BlogHer Food '09. It's being hosted by a group called BlogHer. This one-day conference is specific to food bloggers. It's basically going to be about 200+ super chatty girls at the St. Regis hotel - together - for a full day. And into the evening. Because of course there is a happy hour and after-happy hour-parties. Yippee!
There is a breakfast and lunch sponsored by California Milk and Bertolli. And breaks and demonstrations by TopChef, Pillsbury, Scharffen Berger Chocolate, Campbell's Soup Company and Swanson.
There are three types of breakout sessions to choose from. The first, on developing your blogging voice; the second, on food photography; and the third, something about the values of food. I'm going to stick to the sessions regarding my "voice" and photography. I am not out to change the world and start a food movement. Sheesh. I can barely get Elli to school with a lunch. How would I have time to change the frickin world. Plus, they'll probably tell me not to say frickin. Actually, I suppose the "voice" group will tell me that.
I have two cameras that I use. I keep the COOLPIX in my purse. And use the big fancy Nikon (which is Don's) at home. It has the potential to take great food shots - I've been successful a few times. But not enough. The lighting is the tricky part. And the little one does a fine job when we're out. (I'm trying to keep the geekiness to a minimum.)
So there you have it. Wish me luck. Biggest issue of the moment - - I have not decided what to wear!