Announcing The March Edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT)? And Introducing My Judges Too!


Announcing The March Edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT)? And Introducing My Judges Too!

It is once again, my pleasure to host “Does My Blog Look Good in This?" this month. Before I go any further with the announcement and introduce to my judges, I have to say a special thank you to Radhika of HomeMades who swapped places with me as a DMBLGiT host.

I was originally supposed to host this event in May, but I just realised mid-way through this month that May would be inconvenient for me. So I get to host the event this month, while Radhika will be the host for the May edition.

As most of would know, DMBLGiT was started in 2005 by Andrew of SpitoonExtra, and is a monthly food (and drink) photography event open to all bloggers who have posted a food photograph on their blogs. Photographs are submitted from blog posts of the previous months and these are judged, scored and the winners are selected in each of three categories (edibility, aesthetics, and originality). There will also be three overall winners.

You can see the previous month’s submissions andwinners at Sefa Firdaus’s blog

You have probably come across my judges for this month some time or the other, but just in case you haven’t I’ll begin by having my panel of judges to introduce themselves to you. Of course, all four of them are accomplished food photographers.

I am happy they agreed to judge this month’s submissions despite my approaching them at the last minute with my request. Let’s now meet them and have them tell us a little about themselves.

This Month’s DMBLGiT Judges:

Lynne Daley

Announcing The March Edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT)? And Introducing My Judges Too!

“I developed an interest in newspaper photography and fine-art photography while studying journalism at university. I won a photography contest in the early 1990s, which encouraged me to take online photography and darkroom classes. at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, Georgia. I have won more awards since for my still-life work and now exhibit at cafes and art galleries in the Augusta, and Savannah, Georgia areas. I’m married with three daughters, settled in Augusta ( Georgia) where you’ll find me taking photographs for family and friends.”

You can find Lynne’s photos of coastal scenes, landscapes, and cityscapes at Photography byLuLu her photos of flowers, fruit, and food at Photo-per-Diem. She also writes at Cafe Lynnylu, a food blog with a strong emphasis on food photography.

Aisha Yusaf

Announcing The March Edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT)? And Introducing My Judges Too!

"I am an Indian girl currently living in Switzerland. Have I always aspired to be a photographer? No, it wasn't always so. But the birth of my two beautiful children, my passion for baking, and my love of travel all led me to the path of photography; wanting to capture the moment, a smile to remember for a lifetime. Taking pictures of my kids became almost impossible when they started running in the other direction as soon as they spotted the camera in my hands. That's when I got into food photography and it has been an abiding passion for the last 4 years. To me, photography is an art, and in art, as in life, passion is everything. The rest is just detail.”

Though Aisha has a passion for food as well as photographing it, she does not blog. You can however take a peek at her photography on her portfolio as well as on Flickr

Sylvie Shirazi

Announcing The March Edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT)? And Introducing My Judges Too!

“I am a freelance food photographer and food writer. I share simple, wholesome everyday recipes that celebrate the joy that real food brings to our lives, on my blog – Gourmande In The Kitchen. I hopes to inspire others to follow their instincts, trust their taste buds, and find a sense of confidence in the kitchen as well as behind the camera.”

You can find Sylvie’s recipes, photographs and photography tutorials at Gourmande In The Kitchen, and more of her food photography on her portfolio

Soma Rathore

Announcing The March Edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT)? And Introducing My Judges Too!

"Hi there! I am a ‘stay at home mom’ of two beautiful girls. After years of exploring literature and the science of computers, I have now turned my passion to discovering the science of food and photography. To say it simply, I am a Foodie and like most food photographers trying to learn and find my way around that. I am indeed a happy soul surrounded with love and friends and family and could not ask for more.”

You can explore the world of Soma’s food and photography on her blog eCurry, and on Flickr

And The DMBLGiT Rules:

In general DMBLGiT rules which are as follows -

Only one food/drink photograph may be entered per person.

The photograph must have been taken by you.

The photograph must have been **posted on your blog between the 1st and the 29thFebruary, 2012.

The deadline to submit your entry is the midnight of the 20th March, 2012, whenever that is in your part of the world.

The above mentioned panel of judges will assess the quality of all of the entries before eventually selecting winners from the pictures. The winners will be selected in the following categories:

Aesthetics: composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.

Edibility: Does the photo make us want to take a big bite out of our computer monitor while drooling on our keyboard?

Originality: a photo that makes you stop, look twice, and think "Wow! I never thought of photographing it like that before."

Overall Winner: the photograph that scores the highest when individual scores for Aesthetics, Edibility and Originality are added up.

My announcement post with the winners for this month should be published on the 1st April, 2012.

And now the specific details for participating in DMBLGiT -

Draft an e-mail with DMBLGiT as the subject line.

Attach one qualifying food or drink photo, 500 pixels in width. Please ensure your photograph does not have any text or watermarks on it.

In your mail, please include the following details:

Your name.

Your blog URL.

The title of the image/what it is.

The URL of the post where the photo first appeared.

The camera and lens you used.

Then send the email to me at [aparna[at]mydiversekitchen[dot]com](mailto:[email protected])

Please note that by submitting a photo, entrants agree to their photo being redisplayed and altered in size on the host's page and on the SpittoonExtra DMBLGiT page

I have created a gallery in Picasa where I will be adding your photos as I receive them. If you do not receive an acknowledgment from me within 72 hours, please leave a message in the comments section of this post, and I will get back to you.

If you would like any further clarification or have any questions, please feel free to write to me, or leave a comment at the end of the post.

If you would like to host a future edition of DMBLGiT (and I hope you will), please do write to Andrew. Otherwise DMBLGiT might eventually die a premature death.

Looking forward to your participation, and seeing your beautiful food photography.