Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT)
Someone has rightly said that “You eat with your eyes first” and I cannot agree more to it. The beautification and presentation of a dish needs an equal amount of effort and hardwork as much as it goes into preparing it. We all love to see our preparations catching an eye and then leaving the viewer awestruck. The expanse of food photography is limitless and everyday we get to learn new techniques and styles as there is no single definite way of taking the best food photos. There is so much inspiration in the air with multiple trendsetting photographers possessing their signature styles who keep us motivated to create a style of our own one day.
Learn Food Photography is one such vault every Food Blogger who aspires to improve his/her Food Photography and Styling should be bookmarking. DMBLGiT – which translates to “Does My Blog Look Good in This” is a global event scheduled every month to invite all the Food Bloggers and provisions an opportunity to realise how their food photographs fare in terms of Aesthetics, Edibility and Originality. This March 2016, the honour is mine as I host the event and would like to invite one and all to participate with their best Food shots taken for your blog in the month of February-2016.
“Does My Blog Look Good in This”, was established in 2005 – 10 years ago. In 2014, LFP “acquired” this food photography contest from Andrew who was running this contest for several years. This is one of its kind contest that is hosted by different food bloggers every month and is judged by outstanding food photographers who love DMBLGiT.
Let me introduce and talk about the fabulous judges for this month. We all admire their work and have so much to learn from them :
Jennifer Janz is owner of A Fabulous Food Stylist & Co. and Creator of The Food Styling School™. She has been in the food styling and photography industry for 25 years. Jennifer’s beautiful food creations have appeared on over 100 covers of magazines and cook books and in thousands of print advertisements and television commercials.
Portfolio : http://www.afabulousfoodstylist.com
Jasmine is a British born photographer now based in Montreal, Canada. She began photographing for the music industry in London in 1995 and worked as a retoucher for packaging design agencies before emigrating to Canada in 2003. Since 2013 Jasmine has concentrated on specializing in styling, directing and shooting editorial food images.
Portfolio : http://jazzwaheed-photographer.com
3. Simi Jois
Simi Jois is a food photographer and recipe developer. Painting with ingredients, pairing exotic spices for culinary symphony and richness of flavor, Simi narrates her stories in the kitchen with her recipes and tries to capture the experience of food with her camera.
Portfolio : http://www.simijois.com/
Neel is a hobbyist photographer as he calls himself with over 12 years of experience with photography and cameras. He writes at Learn Food Photography – a site for food photography and food styling enthusiasts who like to learn more about photography and styling. Neel has been running the DMLGiT contest for the benefit of all of us to improve our food photography aspects while he guides us with his tutorials and coarse materials.
How to Win DMBLGiT for March2016 – Judging Criteria
Food Photographs submitted during the submission period would be collated and reviewed by judges who will score them in three categories: edibility, aesthetics, and originality. There would be a total of 6 winners of the competition, 1 in each specific category and 3 overall winners. The details of the 3 mentioned categories are as below and the Overall Winners are the ones who scores the best across in all the 3 categories combined.
– Aesthetics: composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.
– Edibility: “does the photo make us want to dive in and eat the food?”
– Originality: the photograph that catches our attention and makes us want to say “wow!”, displaying something we might not have seen before.
– Overall Winner: top overall scores in all three categories combined.
Get, set and go to participate!
Go ahead and put your best food beauty shot forward and leave me mesmerised falling in love with your food photographs.
Please refer and follow the submission instructions as below.
- Only one entry per person. One photograph. No diptychs.
- This photo should be taken and posted in the month of February-2016.
- This goes without saying but I will say it anyway – you must have taken this photograph and should have copyrights to this photo.
- Entries must be received by 20th of March-2016 at midnight C.S.T (Chicago time) using all requirements described in the photo requirements section.
Photo Submission Requirements
- Send your photos at an attachment to email@example.com AND my email firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject “Submission for DMBLGiT March-2016″. It is critical that subject of the email matches exactly to what’s mentioned above. You will receive an email confirmation of submission. If you don’t receive any email, please contact me at cubesnjuliennes[at]gmail[dot]com
- Include this information in your photo submission
- Your full name
- Your blog name and URL
- Title of your photograph
- URL to blogpost where submitted photo is posted
- Agreement from you agreeing to let us display your photo on host website, learnfoodphotography.com and DMBLGiT contest gallery. We won’t use your photo for any other purpose outside DMBLGiT.
- Important: File format needs to be jpeg format and longest size should be no longer than 500 pixels. This means for horizontal or landscape format max 500 px width and for vertical or portrait format max 500 px height.
- Photo must not have any text.