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!

VEGAN PROTEIN LENTIL SALAD + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

VEGAN PROTEIN LENTIL SALAD + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone! Thank you for your patience during my Easter break, I really appreciate it. So much so that I've got some pretty cool stuff lined up for you this week. To say thank you for being the best tribe ever I've got an AMAZING vegan cookbook giveaway happening, a delicious protein rich vegan salad recipe to share with you AND a LIVE food blogger masterclass to tell you about too.

To say I'm excited is a total understatement and hence I'd love to kick off all the goodness by telling you a little bit more about the vegan cookbook - POWER PLATES - by 3-time cookbook author and vegan food blogger Gena Hamshaw which you can win this week. You ready? 

THE BEST FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY PROPS FOR FOOD BLOGGERS

THE BEST FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY PROPS FOR FOOD BLOGGERS

When I post a food photo on instagram I often get asked where I get my food photography props from. And seeing that this post all about sourcing food photography props for every budget is two years old now (!), I felt it was time to provide you with an update. 

Before I delve into today's blog post all about the best food photography props for food bloggers a few things for transparency - today's blog post is NOT for those just getting started and eager to buy cheap and cheerful food photography props and ceramics (for that please head here). There is nothing wrong with keeping a close eye on your budget when you're thinking about making the move into food blogging and in fact I highly recommend you budget carefully at the start of your food blogging journey because it's very easy for things to get out of hand ;). 

FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE MARCH 2018

FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE MARCH 2018

After lots of planning, anticipation, excitement and heaps more vegan cooking the London food styling and food photography course Silvia and I hosted this March has come and gone. As you all know from this blog post teaching is what fills my heart more than anything in the world. So just imagine what I was like before and during the workshop (HINT: a child in a sweet shop). 

Silvia and I thought you'd like to see what a food photography and food styling workshop with us looks like which is why we are both sharing impressions of the two and a half day workshop with you today. Just click here if you'd like to see Silvia's take on the workshop, or read on if you want to re-live the workshop through my eyes and see some images from behind the scenes :).