DMBLGIT Jan 2012 – The Judges

by Jenn on January 21, 2012

in Photography

Thanks everyone so much for all of your participation! The deadline is officially passed and the album of entries is up on Picasa – there are some great looking food images! Today I am introducing to you the fabulous judges that will be evaluating all of the entries.  These judges are food photographers and food bloggers I look up to and admire for not only their talent but also their generosity and willingness to help others; I am sure they will take a great critical eye to pick out the winners for this month’s DMBLGIT :)

So without further ado, here they are! Go check out their portfolios of amazing work, follow them on twitter, facebook, etc. A great group and I’m super excited to announce them to you!

Veronika Studer – 

Blog: The Kitchen Finesse
Facebook : Veronika Studer

I’m a Hungarian girl living in Switzerland with my hubby and my beautiful 5 month old little girl.  I always had a great interest in art. I learned how to draw and paint, but I really found myself through photography. I combine my two great passions in my work, food preparation and photographing. I also write both a Huingarian (Édes és Keserű) and an English blog called The Kitchen Finesse. If you want to take a look on my portfolio please visit my website: , and join me on Facebook. I’m really looking forward to see some wonderful photographs in this contest! Good luck!

Simone van den Berg – 

Portfolio: Freshfood Photos
Blog: Junglefrog Cooking
Twitter : @junglefrog
Facebook : junglefrogcooking or junglefrog
Google+ : Simone van den Berg

I’m located in Almere, which is in the middle of Holland and not one of the best culinary locations on the Netherlands unfortunately.  I started blogging about 3 years ago now and ultimately I think that doing that has made a huge difference in my professional career too. I knew virtually nothing about food photography (have a look at those earlier photos for a good laugh!) when I started blogging, even though I was already working as a photographer at that time. In fact I didn’t start out with a food blog, I think I named it something like Junglefrog Adventures. Can’t remember exactly. It took me only a couple of posts though to realize that I wanted to write about food. Doing that in the end let to my interested in food photography and a change in career plans too. Last year food photography has been roughly 50% of my total work, and so far the month of January has been food only!

Alessandro Guerani – 

Portfolio: Alessandro Guerani – fotografia
Blog: Foodografia
Twitter : @aleguerani
Facebook : Alessandro Guerani
Google+: Alessandro Guerani

Alessandro Guerani was born in 1969 in Bologna, Italy, where he still lives. He started using cameras at the age of twenty as a complement to his studies about medieval and Renaissance arts and history. His passion for the tastes and flavors of the traditional Italian cuisine, together with a period of assistantship in a professional studio, brought him to specialize in food and still life photography. His style is defined by the fresh and creative use of lighting, the careful choice of colors and contrast and the attention to the detail, which, together with a competent use of digital post processing techniques, create imagery with a very personal character. When the need arises he still uses traditional film, in medium or large format, especially when shooting lifestyle and street photography.

Sarka Babicka

Twitter: @CookYourDream
Facebook: Cook Your Dream 

Sarka is a London based food, lifestyle and travel photographer  living in London since 2008. She was born and brought up in Prague, Czech Republic. Her passion for photography was ignited with the first photo she took for her blog Cook Your Dream. When not cooking, baking and taking mouth watering pictures, Sarka loves to travel and explore culinary art and traditions from other countries and cultures.


So there you have it, the ever talented judges for this month’s competition.  Winners will be announced on January 31st!

*DMBLGIT is a monthly food blogging competition started by Andrew of Spittoon Extra. If you are unfamiliar with DMBLGIT, I encourage you to check out my announcement post detailing this month’s contest.  If you missed the deadline for entering this month, I will be sure to link to next month’s host when I announce the winners, so that you can hopefully participate next time :)



Rosa January 22, 2012 at 1:54 am

Great judges!



Jenn January 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thanks Rosa :)

Zita January 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Wonderful people, great judges!

Good luck to everyone!

Jenn January 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm


Jeanne @ CookSister! January 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Great choice – we are in good hands 😉

Jenn January 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Thanks Jeanne – and yes I believe you are :)

JJ @ 84thand3rd January 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

There are some really gorgeous photos in the album! Thanks for hosting this month. Can’t wait to see the winners!

Jenn January 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

You’re welcome – yes this month’s entries were awesome!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Great post and gorgeous pics!

I just discovered your photography resources page and linked it up on my own page. You have every single amazing link, site, and resource on that page…bravo for compiling such a comprehensive list!

Jenn January 28, 2012 at 6:03 am

Thanks! And I’m glad that page is useful for you!

Jennifer (Delicieux) January 28, 2012 at 1:10 am

What a great panel of judges, each so talented. I think they are going to have a hard time picking a winner as there are some really beautiful photos in the album. I’ve also discovered some great blogs as a result of looking at the album too.

Jenn January 28, 2012 at 6:03 am

Thanks Jennifer! and yes it will def. be difficult this month, so many great entries!

Aparna January 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Great judges. You’re not going to beleive this, but I was thinking of asking some of them to judge when I ‘m hosting DMBLGiT! 😀

Jenn January 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Oooh when are you hosting???

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