DMBLGIT February 2009 Announcement

I am so exciting to host February edition of DMBLGIT (Does My Blog Look Good In This), a monthly food photography event, called by some as "the grandest foodporn event available" on the web. Thanks to Andrew of Spittoon Extra, the administrator of DMBLGIT, who gave me the opportunity to be the host.

On DMLBGIT January 2009 hosted by Zorra, my Kudus Style Chicken Soup photo got a badge (the red one on my side bar) for winning the originality category. I really am honored to be chosen as one of the winner. Thank you judges and congratulation to all the winners.
In case you missed the round-up, please visit Zorra's blog.

The judges who are willing to spend their time and share their expertise in judging your food photos, are living in four different countries (US, France, UK and Germany). I'm proudly said that I love their photos and can spend hours staring at them. I adore their talent and good work in producing beautiful and mouth watering food photos while as the same time I admire their passion on food.

And here they are:

Andrew Barrow
, an administrator of DMBLGIT, is a member of the prestigious UK based Circle of Wine Writers and WSET Diploma holder. His wine and food writings appear regularly on the Guardian Word of Mouth website. I love the simplicity in his food photos and how he made them look so natural. His photo of Cherries in Kirsch with Chocolate Brownies (my fav) was the winner in the aesthetic category on DMBLGIT October 2008. Check out his food photos by visiting his two blogs; Spittoon Extra and Spittoon and his photostream on Flickr.

Dwiana Porter who now resides in US, is a very talented Indonesian foodie photoblogger that never failed to amaze me with
her food photos. Nowadays, her hands are full in sharing her knowledge for members of Indonesian based food photography club named Still Life Food Photography, where she becomes one of the administrator. Her skill in food photography has been awarded by two badges of DMBLGIT and three badges of Click. Those badges can be found on the right side bar of her blog, The Adventure of My Cooking Diary. There you can enjoy her photos or enjoy more on her Flickr's account.

Helen, whose blog just won the Best Food Blog in the Chef Category and the Best Food Blog Of The Year in the 2008 Food Blog Awards, is a France-expat living in US. Her excellent food photos with amazing food styling have inspired lots of foodie bloggers around the globe. So far, she's won six times in DMBLGIT with her lovely food photos that can be seen in her blog, Tartelette or on her photostream on Flickr. Just in case you need help for recipe developing, consulting, food styling, food photography and food writing, she is available and is reachable here.

Sandra Avital is really an amazing and talented
French foodie blogger. Recently she won in both January 2009 edition of DMBLGIT and Click. I knew her through DMBLGIT August 2008 where we both got our first badges. Since then, I can stop myself admiring her food photos in her blog, Le P├ętrin. She wrote her blog in French, but to enjoy her gorgeous photos, you don't need to be fluent nor able to speak French, all you need is only a handkerchief or tissue paper as you might lick your monitor by seeing them. Visit her food photos collection on her Flickr's photostream.

Thorsten Kraska
, who resides in Germany, is a founder and administrator of Food Photography Club. His constructive feedback is always expected by the members of that club. When you have a question or need help in improving your skill in food photography, he will give you tips and trick without hesitation. His wonderful food photos can be accessed both in his portfolio or in his Flickr account. I warn you to full your belly first before seeing his photos as your eyes will be spoiled by a high quality and beautifulmouth watering food photos taken by him.

Now let me give you detail in entering this food photo contest.

The Rules to participate the contest:
1. Send a photo that has appeared on your blog during January 2009. The photo should be food and/or drink related. No diptychs allowed.
2. Only one entry per person.
3. The photograph must have been taken by you and must be text free (copyright is allowed).
4. Deadline for submissions : February 20, 2009.

Send your entry to sefafirdaus1208(at)gmail(dot)com with DMBLGIT in the subject line with the following details:
- Your name.
- Your location.
- Your blog’s name and URL.
- The photograph that you wish to enter, of no more than 500 pixels wide.
- Your photograph’s title.
- URL of the post containing the photograph.
- Type of camera used, lens if you wish.

By submitting a photo, you agree to your picture being redisplayed and altered in size on the host's page and on DMBLGIT page.

The judges will review your entries on the basis of:
- 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.

From these categories, the judges will come up with:
- Overall Winner: top overall scores in all three categories combined.
- There are three overall winners for photographs with the highest point totals in all three categories combined, and one winner in each of the three individual categories.

And as a host, Andrew gives me a privileged to give award to my fav photo.

For complete set of instructions on participation, visit DMBLGIT page on Spittoon Extra.

All submissions can be viewed in this gallery that will be updated as I receive the entries. The gallery can be reached too by clicking the gallery banner on the topbar of my blog.

Looking forward to receiving your entries.

Have fun and good luck!
Sefa Firdaus


Mochachocolata Rita said...

wowwwwww truly impressive! can't wait to see the round up :)

A.G said...

ikutan ya......just sent u an email

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy Hosting dear. Just sent you my entry dear.

Fitri said...

udah kiriiiim.. ;-))

Ipoet - Gata's Mom said...

carane piye..aku jek gak mudeng hehehe

Shelvy said...

dohhhh...fa,mls baca inggris bikin puyeng hehehe
mao ikutan dong...:)
masak apa aja ya...atau kamu yg nentuin..?
plz let me know nyak...

Yasmeen said...

Happy hosting,I'll send a pretty pic soon:)
Please trail back to my blog for a token of gratitude:)

Soma said...

I have mailed u my entry.

Manuela © said...

Very nice contest, but unfortunatelly my pictures are not good enough to participate in this event.

BTW, you still have to tell me how you take pictures with a white background :P


Elsye said...

gue udah kirim,masih tanggal20kan di tempat lo..hihihihii sengkiyuuu darl

Aji said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


heymrleej said...

When are we going to hear the results?

sefa firdaus said...

@heymrleej: I will post in couple days. Please bear with us since some of the judges are busy with their daily activities. I'll let you know when the result is up.

Thanks for dropping by.


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