I’m really rather pleased with these photographs. They were taken at Village East in Bermondsey during a ‘pop-up’ photography course with expert food photographer Paul Winch Furness. No matter what level you are at as a photographer amateur, professional or somewhere in between you can always learn more and I learnt a lot that day. You can check out Paul’s website here. You won’t be surprised that he’s in high demand for his skills with the camera so he doesn’t have any courses listed at the moment, but it’s worth keeping an eye on the food photography courses section of his site for new dates.
I’m not going to lie, The Foodie Bugle Lectures held in March were basically my idea of heaven, combining glorious food, wonderful surroundings, likeminded people and talks from some of the best food and drink producers in the UK. I really admire people who love what they do, to see their passion and drive totally inspires me … So why has it taken me over two months to write a blog post? Simple, I didn’t have a blog at the time. Now having conquered my nemesis, technology and the announcement of a new Foodie Bugle Lecture on Friday June 22nd, its given me the perfect opportunity to tell you about the last one. It will be in two parts … this is the first; maybe it will inspire you to book for the next event. You couldn’t really get a better line up of speakers than those at the Foodie Bugle Lectures on March 23rd 2012. The wonderful Trevor Herbert from Hobbs House Bakery was first up to talk about the heritage of the family business. There are just certain people who totally enthrall you with their story and Trevor is one of those people. The business was started in 1920 and today the five generations been making high quality baked goods, long before we all started to fall back in love with real bread. It’s easy to see why Channel 4 came knocking