I will start with the DSLR. I am fascinated by video. I am sure most photographers feel the same way. There are many similarities between still and moving pictures, but there are even more differences. This fascination has been hindered by an intimidation. Video is all about the post production and editing, also there is the element of sound. With advances in technology causing the worlds of stills and video to be forever intertwined, I have no choice but to try my hand at the moving picture world. The same camera that I shoot stills with can also shoot amazing HD video, but I have yet to embrace this new medium. Well, I promised myself that in 2011 I would give video a try. Last week, I was in Charleston helping my friend Helene on her new book. I was taking pictures of her working for the book and decided it would be a good time to try my hand at video as well. Here is what I came up with.
This was my first attempt at video, so there are many improvements that I know I can make, but I am very excited with the possibilities of where this will lead me. Video is a completely different animal and takes a different approach that shooting a still. I am excited to see where my experimenting in video will lead me in 2011. ( For you fellow camera enthusiasts this was shot on a Canon 5dmk II with a 100mm Macro lens and edited in i movie )
With this being a conference about food, there was no shortage of great food to eat. For lunch there was a delicious meal of shrimp and grits, but the afternoon snack was what I enjoyed the most.
Before the last session there was a pie break! Sponsored by Pie Lab, this break was full of pie! There were several different varieties to choose from, but my stomach was drawn to the Apple Cheddar (pictured above) and the German Chocolate pie. Both were delicious.
The internet and blogging are amazing technologies that allow you to connect with people all over the world. At the same time, all this connection also creates isolation. Sitting behind a computer screen and interacting in 140 character messages will never be the same as an actual person to person conversation. I am the type of person that would choose meeting in person over talking on the phone. Maybe it is just me, but having personal interaction with all my blogging friends was my favorite party of the conference. Combine that with the interesting presentations and I would say Food Blog South’s innagural run was a success! They have definitely set the bar high for future conferences.
Thanks again to Shaun and Jason for organizing the event! Thanks to all of the speakers for sharing their time and knowledge, and most importantly thank you to everyone who came out to make this event a success. I look forward to more conferences where I can talk with fellow bloggers face to face!