food photography

HOW MUCH SHOULD AN INSTAGRAM CONTENT CREATOR EARN? + SAVEUR COUNT DOWN PART 3

HOW MUCH SHOULD AN INSTAGRAM CONTENT CREATOR EARN? + SAVEUR COUNT DOWN PART 3

NOTE: This blog post is part 22 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 for posting content on instagramhow the algorithms really work and is your instagram account worth following. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. Now on with today's controversial (?) post...

How much should an instagram influencer slash content creator earn? How much should we charge for our work as photographers, food writers, stylists? It's a question I get asked quite a lot and one that recently came up inside my creative community. I've written about the topic before, more broadly, but that blog post feels like ages ago and hence a few years older and wiser, I thought I'd tackle the question again on instagram and here on my blog AKA my home turf. 

ROASTED GRAPES WITH THYME RECIPE + THE THING ABOUT SAVEUR

ROASTED GRAPES WITH THYME RECIPE + THE THING ABOUT SAVEUR

WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD START A FOOD BLOG IN 2014, 2017 OR WORST STILL 2018?

It's that very question we all ask ourselves when we sign our names on the dotted line and commit to squarespace for a 12 month period. Why do we ask ourselves this question? Because the odds are stacked against us. The chances of anyone seeing anything we produce on our food blog are pretty low and the chances of 'making it' as a food blogger even slimmer.

TOFU AVOCADO SALAD IN COLLABORATION WITH SAPIENSTONE (AD) + FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS PART 4

TOFU AVOCADO SALAD IN COLLABORATION WITH SAPIENSTONE (AD) + FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS PART 4

As an avid home cook and a food photographer everything starts with great food and a great work surface. If you think of it from the home cook's perspective if makes sense, right? Your ingredients have got to be right to create the dish you crave, but you also need a reliable, sturdy worksurface that makes the preparation process smooth and easy.

As a food photographer those two thing matter just as much - it's hard to shoot beautiful images if the food doesn't look right. And as for the worksurface it is ALWAYS a major consideration when I think about the mood and feel of a food photography image. It's the foundation from which I build my scene and tell my story. In fact if you read this blog post, this one and this one you'll know how incredibly important surfaces are in food photography and food styling. 

12 DAY FREE AUTUMN INSTAGRAM PHOTO CHALLENGE

12 DAY FREE AUTUMN INSTAGRAM PHOTO CHALLENGE

Creating the best FREE instagram photo challenges are one of my most favourite things to do, EVER! Honestly, they are sooo much fun, full of creativity and make me feel THAT much closer to YOU, my fellow food photography fanatics. Having said that I have noticed that there are A LOT of food photography challenges happening on instagram of late and - when people move one way, I kinda like to move the other way ;).

This means that this season's Autumn instagram food photography challenge in this 12-day format will be one of my very last. Even more reason to sign up then AND tell your friends about the challenge isn't it ;)?! Learn about food photography, food styling and be part of the BEST online creative community a food lover could ever be! Ready to make a commitment to your learning and master the perfect insta food flatlay? Then please read one... 

ONLINE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOD STYLING COURSE

ONLINE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOD STYLING COURSE

After having so much fun teaching my first on-line interactive live food photography, food styling and visual story telling e-course I've decided to do it all again and welcome you to join me for my second LIVE interactive online food styling, food photography and visual story telling course!

To be honest I hadn't planned to launch the online food styling course again until the new year, but following the lovely feedback I received from the students who signed up for the course over the summer (see below) and my desire to make the course even better this time around, I can't wait to start teaching you all I know about food styling and food photography sooner rather than later. Want more info? 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.

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...

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!