Photography is one of the most important aspects on our blogs and most of us (like me) just muddle along with our phones and miscellaneous cameras. Having attended a few workshops on photography, I can say that the tips I have picked up have been really helpful in helping me take much better pictures with the equipment I have.
Our speaker this month, Jeanne Horak-Druiffe (@cooksisterblog) is one of the most experienced UK food and travel blogger who has been blogging for over 11 years. She is a fabulous photographer, teaches photography workshops and has spoken on at numerous events too.
What is this event about:
Note: this is an interactive event where you will learn to use your camera. If you use a smartphone to take pictures, you can apply all that you learn by using the Manual photography app. This will help you control your exposures and settings and take better pictures.
Are you a keen traveller who loves to record your adventures on camera but can’t understand why your pics never look like the brochures? Or maybe a food blogger who is frustrated by having an idea of the photos you want to take but never being able to capture the look you are after? Then this one’s for you.
There’s no point in knowing all about the rule of thirds when you do not know how to work your own camera, so this session aims to equip you with the knowledge you need to understand how your camera “thinks”, and how to use its functions to the fullest, enabling you to make the leap from auto to manual. Amongst other things, Jeanne will cover:
– Shutter speed
– White balance
– Shooting on aperture priority, shutter speed priority and full manual
Please bring your camera with you, as well as your manual (yes, that booklet that came with the camera that you never read!) so that I can help you find all the settings that I will be speaking about.
Who should attend?
This event would be great for any blogger regardless of their niche, who wants to improve their food, travel and lifestyle photos on their blog.
Get your ticket now to confirm your place!
Date: Tuesday 9 June 2015
6.30pm – Registration and networking
7.00pm – Guest Speaker in private room
8.00pm – Networking Drinks
Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar, County Hall Marriott Hotel
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
Nearest tube: Waterloo or Westminster
Note: There are 2 entrances, one is the main hotel entrance and the other is on the South Bank, just past the London Eye, above the Aquarium which leads directly to the restaurant.
Jeanne Horak-Druiff is a born and bred South African who has been living in London since 2002. Jeanne received her first camera as a gift from her father in 1981 and has been recording her life, travels and food with near-obsessive interest ever since. Jeanne started her award-winning food and travel blog CookSister in May 2004 and it has since won a number of accolades and a large audience.
She is a self-taught photographer who focuses on food and travel and her individual and distinctive style of teaching has led to her being sought after as a conference speaker at Food Blogger Connect, Britmums and the South African Food Blogger Conference. She firmly believes that “it’s not about the camera” and that anyone can take great travel shots with fairly basic equimpent, once they learn some basic rules (and when to break them!)