BlogHer Food 09


I’m just back home after a weekend spent in San Francisco attending and speaking at BlogHer Food 09. What a wonderful trip! I was so honored to be asked to speak along with so many of my food photography/blogging heros… Heidi Swanson, Matt Armendariz and Todd & Diane, as well as putting faces to names of so many bloggers that I love (too many to name here!)

Matt & I finished up the visual track with a talk on Advanced Photography, which was more about workflow and some thoughts on taking your photos to the next level than f-stops and ISOs. I had an absolute blast!

If you missed the talk, or wanted to revist the slides, I’ve posted them here. The PDF file is a little on the large size, so be prepared for a bit of a slow download.

If you have other questions, as always, feel free to send them my way.

Thanks again to the folks at BlogHer for inviting me to speak!

PS – If you missed BlogHerFood, why not head to Ixtapa in January for the Food Blogger Camp? I’m thinking about heading down myself!

12 thoughts on “BlogHer Food 09

  1. Wish you could have been there too Aran! Soon, we’ll all do something together!

    Kamram – You are very welcome… but these are just the slides from the talk that Matt & I did. I bet T&D would post their slides though if you asked!

  2. Hi Lara, I attended your session on Saturday and wanted to say thanks for putting this up. You guys gave great tips (and links for oh-so-sexy props) and I can’t wait to put your suggestions to use.


  3. Finally meeting you was the highlight of the conference for me. Many ideas and questions were answered but so many more arose. Would I be bold enough to bother you with an email? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for all the hard work that you and Matt did and put together. Loved your presentation.

    And omg you are just too hot in a dress:)

  4. Thanks so much for posting this! I was a little bummed I couldn’t attend, so this is super helpful, especially you and Matt cover a lot of the topics I am interested in (like shooting in a restaurant or out of the studio).

  5. Hi Lara,
    Thanks for this post. I have posted a link to this post on the UK Food Bloggers Assoc forum where we have been discussing improving our photography skills.
    Would have loved to be able to attend in person, but we really appreciate not missing out on the inspiration!

  6. Laura, thank you for putting together such a dynamic presentation with Matt. I took furious notes for the first couple slides, then realized that I’d rather watch the screen and you and Matt instead. I just tried to download your workflow and it didn’t work (I don’t think I have the right program to open your file).

    If you have it in a different format, I would love to try it again.

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