WATERMELON AND BEETROOT SALAD RECIPE + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

WATERMELON AND BEETROOT SALAD RECIPE + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

Did you know that The Little Plantation is actually a vegan food photography blog ;p!!! I know, I've been consistently creating content for the blog these past few months BUT blog posts containing vegan recipes have taken a major backseat during the Spring/Summer period with me focusing instead on sharing food photography tips and instagram tips and hosting the Spring instagram food photography challenge

The good news: I'm FINALLY breaking the vegan recipes ''dry spell'' today with this FANTASTIC simple and easy summer watermelon and candy beetroot salad recipe. I found the recipe in best selling author Nina Olsson's new cookbook Feast of Veg, and instantly knew I needed to make it for the blog! Better still, you can WIN a copy of it this week! Want to find out more and discover what the book is like? Cool, then please read on....

3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS

3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS

After weeks of teasing you on instagram, my essential food photography preset bundle for Lightroom is FINALLY here! I know it's been a LONGGGG time coming, but I feel it's been worth the wait and I hope the presets will allow you to create the food photography 'look' you love. If you know me, you're probably aware that I like to go over and beyond for my audience and hence the bundle includes a few little extras including special introductory discount code! Want to find out more? Cool, then you've come to the right place.

IS ORGANIC GROWTH ON INSTAGRAM STILL POSSIBLE IN 2018?

IS ORGANIC GROWTH ON INSTAGRAM STILL POSSIBLE IN 2018?

NOTE: This blog post is part 18 of my INSTAGRAM SERIES - content all about helping YOU manage your way around instagram. In the INSTAGRAM SERIES I've touched on subjects such as why am I losing followers on instagram , how the instagram algorithms really work and how to get paid influencer work on instagram. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. 

'What if organic growth on instagram is no longer possible? What if I post my most amazing images on instagram, use the best hashtags, leave thoughtful comments but still don't gain new instagram followers?' It's a question one of my creative community members asked a few weeks ago and one that somehow lingered in my mind. Like her, many of the talented and committed creatives I speak to daily are struggling to gain real traction on instagram or worse, losing followers week after week, month after month.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

NOTE: This blog post is part 17 of my INSTAGRAM SERIES - content all about helping YOU manage your way around instagram. In the INSTAGRAM SERIES I've touched on subjects such as why am I losing followers on instagram , how instagram is trying to get rid of (food) bloggers and how to get paid influencer work on instagram. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. Now on with today's post!

DISCLAIMER: One of my lovely creative community members, Roberta alerted me to the article I will be referencing through this blog post. Thank you Roberta. So grateful.

It has been a while and a half since I've penned a piece for the instagram series; that's because it's been all kinds of busy behind the scenes at The Little Plantation HQ. But with instagram's unprecedented move to speak openly about how their algorithms really work and whether the shadow ban is or isn't a thing, I HAD to create another part in my popular blog series. So according to this article here's what they said in a nutshell and - more importantly - here's what it means for you as a (food) blogger, instagrammer and influencer. 

1-DAY SMALL BUSINESS MASTERMIND INTENSIVE

1-DAY SMALL BUSINESS MASTERMIND INTENSIVE

Have you started a blog or small business that is earning you money, but not as much as you'd like? Are you unable to find direction in your business and need support nailing your focus point? Do you feel isolated as a solopreneur and lacking a community of like-minded people who totally get what you do and can help you progress? Do you know a lot about your business but not so much about reaching your ideal customer and getting more clients through the power of a website, blog and social media? Then my first 1-day small business mastermind intensive may be just what you're after! 

3-DAY LONDON FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP + BUSINESS MASTERMIND INTENSIVE

3-DAY LONDON FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP + BUSINESS MASTERMIND INTENSIVE

It's been quiet at The Little Plantation HQ, I know but it's for very good reason as I have been working hard behind the scenes to be able to offer you the BEST London workshop schedule EVER! Listening to all your feedback from previous workshops, I will be hosting 2 action packed days with Twigg Studios focusing on food styling, food photography, visual story telling and photo editing. In addition, together with executive business coach Sorrel Roberts I will be adding a third full workshop day, where we will be honing in on developing your passion into a viable and sustainable business through the power of a mastermind group setting. Want to find out more? Then please read on...

ON-LINE INTERACTIVE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, FOOD STYLING + VISUAL STORY TELLING COURSE

ON-LINE INTERACTIVE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, FOOD STYLING + VISUAL STORY TELLING COURSE

After months of thinking about it and weeks of planning, my first on-line interactive live food photography, food styling and visual story telling e-course is here! I've really designed this e-course for YOU - all of you who have e-mailed me over the past few years expressing an interest in working with me but finding that you're just a tiny bit too far away to make it to my cosy London studio for my in-person workshops. Now you can study food photography, styling and visual story telling The Little Plantation way, without even needing to leave the comfort of your own home. 

Below you'll find some information to give you a good sense of what the food photography, food styling and visual story telling e-course is about, what I'll cover in the lessons and what sets it apart from other food photography courses.

FREE 12 DAY SPRING INSTAGRAM FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

FREE 12 DAY SPRING INSTAGRAM FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

There are two questions that I get asked all the time namely: ''How can I improve my food photography and styling?'' and ''How can I grow my instagram following?'' This made it really easy for me to create a clear focus for this year's Spring instagram food photography challenge that would serve you best and allow me to share what I know in the most fun and creative way. Want to find out more? Then read on!