Monday, May 16, 2011
Food photography & bacon jam
So, this weekend was filled with a seminar by the amazing Penny de Los Santos teaching all about food photography at the Creative Live Studio in Seattle...not that I was there...I watching from my little iMac in my little office in my funky desk chair in Colorado Springs. Which was just fine, because when they took 10 minute breaks I could run upstairs to throw in a load of laundry and feed the kids something and get another vat of water and coffee and popcorn. Not together.
Anyway, today my mind is whirling with all the food that I want to shoot and places I want to go and just how the heck am I going to make it all happen?! Because gosh darn it, it's going to happen. One day, James Oseland from Saveur will know who I am and I will call him "Jim" and we will enjoy inside jokes and send each other holiday cards and he will call me a freakin photographic genius. Or I will just stand before him, not making eye contact, throw my portfolio in his general direction, and run for my life. Same thing.
Whatever. One of the greatest things about Creative Live courses is that they forced me to use Twitter. And truth be told, I was hesitant, cuz I didn't really get it. I didn't understand how to read it...I just didn't get it. And then I felt older than cheese just thinking that I didn't "get" twitter and it made me feel bad and lonely.
BUT, if you want to be part of the giveaways during a Creative Live seminar, you have to use twitter and that was the poke in the butt that I needed. And guess what? I actually won something!!!! Wait for it....
Bacon Jam from Skillet Street Food...a jammin (haha) food truck in Seattle. Usually Creative Live gives away software or camera straps or books. And the one time they give away food, it's bacon jam. And I win it. Me, who is sorta a vegetarian, who eats fruit and veggies and beans 80% of the time. Hysterical. But I trust my husband will enjoy it. Plus, getting anything sent to you in the mail is fun. I will try not to envision Wilber from Charlotte's Web when I pull the jam out of the box.