[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]After a long week at work, I would’ve loved to have slept in on Saturday, but that would have meant missing a day with these two hooligans at the inaugural Blog Better Boston conference.
I always have a good time with Bridget and Ali, regardless of what we’re up to. In addition to catching up and lots of laughs, the highlight of the day was definitely Kristin Teig‘s food photography workshop.
It was great to have access to such a talented photographer, see demonstrations on lighting techniques, and pick up a few tips and tricks. While she focused on food photography, the information she shared was useful for all types of photography and not limited to DSLR cameras. In fact, she shared an incredibly beautiful shot of fresh strawberries… and then revealed that it had been taken on her iPhone.
Here is Kristin walking Bridget through the aperture priority setting on her camera.
Kristen shared an extensive list of resources, and recommended we check out Creative Live‘s various online courses.
Other resources she recommended:
- Lens Pro to Go for renting photography equipment before buying
- Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole S. Young
- Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop tutorial videas from Brian Tetrault Productions
- Visual guide to your camera’s manual settings
The other sessions I attended paled in comparison, but it was great to spend time with Bridget, Ali, Colleen and Michelle. I am excited to break out my camera and play around a little bit over the next few days. In the meantime, I have 42 loads of laundry to tackle. And a French bulldog who is in serious need of a bath.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Sunday night yoga: my favorite way to start the week
- A few vegetarian dinner ideas
- A bit of spring cleaning
Is there a particular skill you’re looking to improve?