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Food Photography Class in Seattle

by Karen on August 19th, 2014
courtesy Aran Goyoaga

courtesy Aran Goyoaga


With the cooler mornings and the knowledge that only a few weeks of summer remain, I tend to start something new at this time of year.
It’s a fresh beginning, a new school year for my son and for my graduated daughter— a new job and moving out with roommates.

My renewal comes in the form of a food photography class AND I will be getting a new camera.

Seattle Food Photography Class September 14, 2014

I just signed up this morning for Leela Cyd and Aran Goyoaga’s class on September 14th at Aran’s studio in Seattle.
Seattle is full of food bloggers and I hope to meet a few of them at this all-day class.
For any of you IFBC attendees coming into town the following weekend consider arriving a little early for this class, it should be fantastic!  Or check out Aran’s other upcoming classes too.

I did the food styling for the pie photographs at the top of this blog (when we did the shoot with my photographer for the Living Without magazine pie feature) so I have a little experience– but clearly my own photos need a big boost.
Over the years I have periodically stopped in to Aran’s food blog Canelle et Vanille and have admired her work and I look forward to meeting Aran and Leela to give my photos a one two punch!

Last year at IFBC Andrew Scrivani gave a food photography presentation that was quite interesting but with such a large venue he could only whet my appetite and leave me wishing for a small group setting to learn more.


IFBC 2014 Keynote Address with authors of What to Drink with What You Eat


my dog ear copy

my dog ear copy

This year at IFBC the breakfast speakers are  Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, award-winning authors of The Flavor Bible and also What to Drink with What You Eat.   I can honestly say that I use the What to Drink book most every week.  Even though I have absorbed hundreds of hours in class and at wine tastings I still like to consult the book or the app to confirm my selections.

What to Drink is divided into two sections by food or by beverage alphabetically so you can look up your options either way.

For example within the food section under SALMON you get a listing of wines In General or with an accompaniment such as With Dill–Sauvignon Blanc (Sav Blanc generally has dill in it’s flavor profile so it’s a good match). You can also look it up by preparation method: With Butter Sauce–Sancerre.  Pinot Noir is the classic pairing with salmon, especially from Oregon and with grilled or pan-roasted salmon. Throughout the book many talented chefs are quoted with their food and wine pairing advice as well.

The book makes you a pro no matter your knowledge base, it’s the best gift you could give the wine lover on your list.
And a class with Aran and Leela would be a great gift for the food blogger on your list !


I can’t wait for the IFBC Keynote address for Karen and Andrew’s words of wisdom and also the class on September 14th to learn from Aran and Leela!

September will be a busy, and fun month.

Link to International Food Bloggers Conference Registration  check out their agenda and join us!


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