Events | DMBLGiT – August 2012 – The Judges

‘Thank You!’ everyone who is currently participating in the event and has already sent their entries.  You can find those awesome pictures at the DMBLGIT – August 2012 Gallery.

For those of you who wish to participate, the deadline is midnight ( your local time) Monday, August 20th.  You can find more details here at – Announcing DMBLGiT August 2012.

Inspiration comes in many forms.  I draw mine from some of the most beautiful and enchanting food photographs I have come across in the world of food blogging.  Though, I am no where close to being even an ounce as good as these talented photographers, I have often wondered what their source of inspiration is.

These remarkable individuals are not only talented but also are gracious and generous in encouraging others by sharing their knowledge and insight into not just photography and food, but also through their writing that  draws their readers, like myself, repeatedly to their respective blogs and enchants them ( the readers) with every post,each time.

I truly appreciate each of these gifted, brilliant and delightful bloggers, who create magic in the world of food and photography in their own special way, for being so kind in accepting my request as a  judge for the event.  I am very grateful for their time and willingness  to be a part of this month’s DMBLGiT event, given their busy schedules.

A warm welcome to each of the wonderful ladies who will review the entries for DMBLGiT August 2012 and provide their feedback/ evaluations.  Most may already know them, but if you are yet to explore their blogs, here’s a little about each of them in their own modest words.

MEETA K.WOLFF

A freelance food photographer, stylist and writer, Meeta K. Wolff has been living in Germany for the past 19 years, currently in the culturally rich city of Weimar.

Born in India, Meeta’s love for food photography stems from her obsession with food itself and she combines these two passions on her multi-faceted blog. What’s For Lunch, Honey? has been nominated for several awards, including finalist in the Weblog Awards 2010 and 2011 for Best European Weblog and can also be found on the Times Online’s Top 50 Food Blogs. Meeta currently works as a food photographer, stylist and writer in Europe. Her photography is represented by Wonderful Machine and has been featured and recognized in magazines and websites around the world. As a writer, her work has been published in the Foodies of the World, a guide to food blogs around the world published by the Slattery Media Group. She is also one of the four creators and instructors of the successful series From Plate to Page, an intensive hands-on food photography and writing workshop aimed primarily at food bloggers, writers and photographers.

Meeta’s perspective on food photography and styling is unconventional and she is not afraid to break certain rules to capture the perfect shot.

Her photography portfolio Meeta Khurana Wolff Photography offers an insight into her work.

What’s For Lunch, Honey? | @MeetaWFLH | Meeta Khurana Wolff Photography

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ROSA MAYLAND

 

My name is Rosa, the creator of Rosa’s Yummy Yums. I live in a small Geneva countryside village situated in the French speaking part of Switzerland – a few meters away from the French border. I’m an Anglo-Swiss food enthusiast who loves photography (in general), loud rock or electronic music, walks in the countryside, meeting interesting people, cats, books and independent films.

As you can imagine, I am very passionate about cooking/baking as well as picture taking (on an amateur level) and can spend hours surfing the net for inspiration, reading blogs, creating dishes, testing new recipes, shooting images or going through cookbooks and magazines.

I am crazy about flavorful and soul-uplifting grubs, spices and yummy textures, therefore. I’m particularly fond of British, Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, South American, Middle Eastern delights as well as regional and traditional Swiss specialties. Furthermore, I only believe in preparing quality food with local and seasonal produce and hate anything too industrial; buying convenience or junk food would be a total heresy and a blasphemy! Thus, I am strongly convinced that the best tasting dishes are homemade, cooked with love and much caring, because those are the meals which we will remember our whole life long. One must respect food, himself/herself and the others in order to cook in a harmonious way….

When I’m not writing for my blog, you’ll also find me over at The Rambling Epicure, a daily international food chronicle and online newspaper to which I contribute as a freelance writer. Besides, you can admire my work at The Plaza Hotel in New York too as one of my black and white photos is hanging on the wall of The Plaza Food Hall (I’m so proud of that!).

Rosa’s Yummy Yums | @RosasYummyYums | Pinterest | Facebook

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JENN OLIVER

 

Jenn Oliver, a Ph.D. scientist, is the writer and photographer behind the gluten free food blog,  Jenn Cuisine.  She uses her blog to share experiences and recipes of gluten free cooking as well as her passion for food and landscape photography.  When she is not snapping away creating her photos, she is enjoying motherhood with her husband and newborn daughter.

jenncuisine | @jenncuisine | Facebook | Google Plus

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SUKAINA RAJABALI

Hi, I’m Sukaina, a freelance food writer and photographer. I blog at Sips and Spoonfuls which is my blank space on the web to unleash my creativity. My blog is a compilation of generations of recipes, tales of my family, my childhood as well as labours of my photography. It is filled with beautiful memories, beautiful meals and beautiful images. You will also see tidbits of my two beautiful children, Maryam and Hassan, and my husband, Akber. I am enamoured by travel, good food and photography.

Sips and Spoonfuls | @sipsandspoonful | Pinterest | Facebook

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KANKANA SAXENA

 

I am a food enthusiast, a dreamer, a friend, a traveller and a blogger but above all, I am a girl married to the sweetest Man I ever met and currently enjoying life in Sunny California. The blog Sunshine and Smile started with the idea to share what I have been cooking for my friends and family which then eventually evolved as a learning platform for me. I believe that in this virtual world of food blogging, making food look splendid is important for one to drool and ask for more and that’s how my journey with camera started

Sunshine and Smile | @kankanasaxena | Pinterest | Facebook

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