I'm kick starting my INSTAGRAM SERIES with today's blog post packed full of key tips for beginners to help your travel images perform better on instagram. I know it's a bit cheeky of me to give you advice about travel photography seeing I'm a total novice myself BUT I'm hoping that my inexperience will allow me to put myself in your shoes; I've had a lot of struggles on the way but have discovered some key solutions that have made my travel pictures stronger. I'd love to share these little photography tips with you. Here goes...
10 DAY FREE INSTAGRAM SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE
I strongly believe that practice makes perfect and photography is no exception; the more you pick up your iphone or camera, the better you'll get. It's why I lovingly designed a FREE instagram on-line photography challenge where you can share your images with like-minded creatives who are there to provide you with inspiration and encouragement.
In a rush? Need the recipe for my delicious vegan Sunflower Seed Butter & Salty Maple Strawberry Toasties right now?! Then scroll down!
There are a handful of food bloggers who have influenced me greatly on my own plant-based and food blogger journey. Sarah Britton from My New Roots, is without a doubt one of them. Her recipes have always spoken to me, as has her bubbly genuine personality, her photography and her writing style. I'm also incredibly in awe of where she's taken her foodie career; she is one girlboss I simply can't get enough of. So, you can imagine my delighted when her publishers Jacqui Small/Quarto Publishing got in touch, asking me to review her new cookbook Naturally Nourished and host a giveaway.
VEGAN CHICKPEA SWEETCORN BURGERS + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (V+, ChF, GF, NF)
Another day another cookbook giveaway! That's cuz you're the BEST readers any blogger could ever hope for and I consequently LOVE treating you well ;). So what's up for grabs this week? In addition to the recipe for my delicious vegan chickpea sweetcorn burgers, it's the brand new vegan cookbook by Taline Gabrielian, the phenomenally successful social media star who you might also know as Hippie Lane on instagram! Taline's instagram feed if packed full of colourful recipes that has more than half a MILLION instagrammers drooling on a daily basis! And after launching a number of insanely successful apps, Taline has now written her first, much anticipated cookbook entitiled HIPPIE LANE. THE COOKBOOK.
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS PART 3
Hi everyone! Today's blog post is all about sourcing and making wooden food photography backdrops. It's part of a series I started last year about backdrops for food photography. You can find part 1 here, where I talk about using paper (yes, paper!) and concrete (yes, concrete!) as a backdrop and part 2 here where I write in detail about using fabrics and metal.
So are you ready for me to delve right in?
1. Natural wood
Storage: easy/medium/a tad more complicated