The 2013 International Food Blogger Conference is taking place in Seattle this weekend! Soon I’ll be surrounded by lots of people who share the same passion for food, photography, and writing. Gathering a bunch of food writers and photographers in one place is always a good time.
I’m especially looking forward to the food photography workshop with Andrew Scrivani, food photographer for The New York Times! I plan to blog about it, of course. Food photography is still pretty new to me, but I’ve been having lots of fun with it lately.
You may be thinking, Wait a minute, is this a food blog? I thought it was about photography. Well, it’s both. It’s been a journey for me. When I was invited to speak on a food blogger panel for a social media event in Tacoma last spring, I wondered, Am I a food blogger? I was hesitant, because I hadn’t really defined a niche for my blog. It was just photos and photography, sometimes involving food. Of the four bloggers on the panel, my blog was the least food centric.
More recently, you may have noticed a stronger focus on food photography—dessert photography in particular. I’ve always loved baking. I’ve always loved photography. It seems strange that I never really considered combining the two until recently. But if you look back to my first post, it’s about cupcakes. So that’s a pretty big sign to me that it’s the right move. It took me a long time, but I’ve finally discovered my favorite photography subjects: food and nature.
If you’re attending IFBC, come find me! I’ll most likely be hanging out with Tacoma Foodie and scoping out the vegetarian options—and desserts, of course!
I’ll leave you with a photo of one of my favorite signs in Tacoma, found inside Shake Shake Shake, a burger place in the Stadium District. It commands you to “EAT,” and I plan to do plenty of that this weekend!