I haven’t been attending very many blogger events lately but when Kristina expressed interest for one this past weekend, I knew I had to join her for it!
- Breakfast and a photography lesson by Betty
- Hands on experience with using our cameras and styling
- An excursion to the SOWA market to checkout props and food
- Enjoying a homemade lunch made by Betty and Meg
The event was one of my favorite blogger events that I have been to. There was only enough room for 10 attendees which meant it was not only easier for me to ask questions to Meg and Betty and also to get to know the other attendees. Sometimes when I go to larger events, it can be overwhelming to network and find a group of people to chat with.
Another aspect of the workshop that I enjoyed was that I always felt engaged and enjoyed seeing what was coming up next. I have recently been finding that I tend to do well in a classroom setting where I can apply skills and then ask questions based on what I try.
Before getting hands on experience, Betty gave a clear and concise intro to the most important settings of your camera (aperature, shutter speed and ISO) and also went over some important keys to composition. I appreciated that she said to not worry rules like the 2/3rds rule. Just do what you find appealing and are drawn to to find what works for you.
Here are some of the photos I took…
They aren’t perfect, but I think they are better than other photos I have taken in the past. In the past, I also would have just had my camera on automatic and I was excited to really learn how to manipulate my camera settings better. I would detail what I learned, but I’d like to have a bit more time to experiment before doing so.
I was glad to leave the workshop with some more knowledge, new blogger and foodie acquaintances, and also an adorable goody basket with treats from some of the sponsors! Thank you Farm and Fable, Meg and Betty for hosting such a great meet up!
Apotheker’s Kitchen – honey-sweetened chocolate bars
Blackbird Doughnuts – doughnuts for breakfast
The Everyday Napkin – linen
Formaggio Kitchen – cheese plate + gruyere/goat cheese for quiche
Hush Lettering – name cards and menu calligraphy
Michael’s Woodcraft – honey dipper spoons + wooden boards for photography
Ogusky Ceramics – tea cups and soup bowls
Russel Orchards Farm – honey
Scoopsies Ice cream – roasted strawberry marscapone ice cream