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 :).  

WHAT THE RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA APP VERO SAYS ABOUT INSTAGRAM

WHAT THE RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA APP VERO SAYS ABOUT INSTAGRAM

NOTE: This blog post is part 16 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 thoughts on the instagram shadow ban. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. Now on with today's post!

It's been nearly two weeks since the internet went crazy over the 'new' social media app, VERO. I posted about it on instagram and invited people to share their thoughts and views about the social media app there too. You can see what everyone had to say by clicking here; it's an interesting read, so if you're keen to get a good sense of how people feel about the app I invite you to give it a quick once over ;). 

MADRID FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, STYLING AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP

MADRID FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, STYLING AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP

I feel life is there for living, for trying new things, for taking risks and for learning from your mistakes and triumphs. Always eager to practice what I preach I hence decided to take the plunge and teach my first food photography, styling and social media workshop abroad. It felt like a risk because the people that follow me on social media and visit my blog mainly live in the UK, but I was eager to test the waters and see what would happen if I hosted a photography workshop in Madrid. I must say, I'm delighted that I did because I got to work with a LOVELY group of women, whom I may never otherwise have had a chance to spend time with. But before I tell you all about them, want to hear what happened over the 2.5 days of the workshop? Cool, because that's what today's blog post is all about!

INTRODUCING THE NEW LIVE TUTORIALS '10 FOOD PHOTO INSTA QUESTIONS WITH...'

INTRODUCING THE NEW LIVE TUTORIALS '10 FOOD PHOTO INSTA QUESTIONS WITH...'

his blog post is part 15 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 how to get paid influencer work on instagram and working with brands and setting your price. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. Now on with today's post about my new LIVE podcast! (BTW I highly recommend you read this blog post about why I think going LIVE on instagram is SO important and this blog post about my creative community first, before digging into today's post. It's not essential but it'll just give you some context ;)). 

VEGAN PANCAKES + BLOOD ORANGE SYRUP RECIPE WITH HISTORIAS DEL CIERVO

VEGAN PANCAKES + BLOOD ORANGE SYRUP RECIPE WITH HISTORIAS DEL CIERVO

If you're here because you are looking for a delicious, easy vegan pancake recipe that will come in handy on pancake day, then please scroll down and you'll find exactly what you're looking for. If you're happy to read how these vegan pancakes came to be, then do read on :).

My long term blog readers and my instagram tribe members know that I set off on a 5-week trip through South America last summer. It was a really important trip that allowed me to connect to my roots and discover an important part of my identity. You can read the blog post where I talk about all that good stuff by clicking here.

The trip also enabled me to meet the only (!!!!) other Colombian food blogger I know - Julian from Historias del Ciervo. We'd been instagram friends for a few years during which I gleefully watched his following grow exponentially and rejoiced when he was nominated for the Saveur Blog Awards in 2016. He is - to date, as far as I'm aware - the only South American blogger EVER to be nominated by Saveur. Can you imagine how inspiring that is? HUGELY!

HOW TO GET PAID FOR INFLUENCER WORK ON INSTAGRAM

HOW TO GET PAID FOR INFLUENCER WORK ON INSTAGRAM

NOTE: This blog post is part 14 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 should you use filters on instagramwhy am I losing followers on instagram and working with brands and setting your price. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series.

A few weeks ago I got interviewed by a university student who was writing her dissertation on (paid) influencer work on instagram. It got me thinking whether YOU would like more information about how to get influencer marketing agencies to notice you. And so I posed the question on my instagram stories and - low and behold - 85% of you wanted me to write about how to get paid influencer work on instagram. As always your wish is my commend and this week that's the topic I am tackling. Sound good? Cool then please do read on.

PEANUTBUTTER ENERGY BALLS IN COLLABORATION WITH DENBY POTTERY

PEANUTBUTTER ENERGY BALLS IN COLLABORATION WITH DENBY POTTERY

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Denby Pottery. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

In case it's not blatantly obvious I LOVE being social. You know, chatting, hanging out and chilling with friends, having a laugh or two and nibbling on some delicious vegan food in the process. Sharing experiences like these really help me get through the long, dark days and nights in January. And having pottery pieces that are both functional and pretty go a long way in making these kind of evenings with friends fun and stress-free.