(REGISTRATION FOR THIS INSTAGRAM FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED. To join the next one, please sign up to the mailing list at the end of this blog post. We’d love to have you. Thank you)
It’s my most favourite season of the year, it’s my birthday month and the season in which this very blog was born. Hence a celebration of all things food and creativity is in order, don’t you think? How about we celebrate with everyone’s favourite: MY FREE INSTAGRAM FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE!!!!
As in the seasons that came before (see here, here and here) I’d love to take you on a journey, exploring all things food photography, food styling and instagram. PLUS you get to be part of the BEST online creative community EVER! This mid-year challenge will be a little shorter than the Winter or the Autumn challenge, but twice the fun, I promise! Ready to make a commitment to your learning and master the perfect insta foodie flatlay? Then please read one...
THE FOOD PHOTO CHALLENGE TIMETABLE
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Please scroll down to join the next challenge. You have until MIDNIGHT BST on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 to sign up to this free instagram food photography challenge.
You will receive your first e-mail on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 with an outline of all 9 challenges and the designated hashtag for the challenge. Please mark this date in your diary so you know when to expect an e-mail. If you do not receive it by May 20th (allowing for time differences etc.), please get in touch
I'll always ask for you to showcase your work on your instagram gallery every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The first image will need to go live on Tuesday, June 4th and the last image should hit your instagram grid Saturday, June 22nd.
In this instagram challenge the aim is to take your food photograpy and food styling to the next level, provide you with the support of a creative on-line community, encourage you to post regularly onto instagram and fill your heart with food photography inspiration, ideas and tips. And the best part? It's FREE!
You will receive a weekly e-mail for 4 consecutive weeks; each e-mail will include 3 unique photography challenges, visual mood boards and my most favourite sources of inspiration to make your heart sing with joy .
Just like in the last instagram photography challenge, you will have a minimum of 7 days to interpret the given food photography theme. This should give you enough time to experiment and have a play before taking your final shot.
Want to see what previous challenge participants had to say before you sign up? Then head to my testimonial page by clicking here.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Please scroll down to join the next challenge.
When you sign up, you should receive a welcome e-mail confirming you’ve joined the challenge. Check your spam box if you don’t see it. If it’s still not there, please get in touch. Thank you.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE?
Anyone, anywhere! It doesn't matter if you're a beginner, take pictures with your iphone or if you are a professional photographer. The photography challenge is all about pushing your own individual boundaries, playfully experimenting and being as artistic and creative as you want to be.
IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE!
please tag @thelittleplantation in the comment section AND in your image on instagram. If you fail to do so, I may not be able to see your image
please use the designated hashtag in every image you submit to the challenge (the hashtag will be announced in your first email on May 19th)
Limited spaces are available to ensure students get lots of individual attention and are really able to take their photography to another level
The course will include 5-6 lessons and 1 individual 1-2-1 mentoring session
Students will receive the mini e-guide ''10 REASONS YOU ARE LOSING FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT)’’
Homework, a quiz, written lesson plans and a final assignment will help cement your learning
Please e-mail me at kimberly(at)thelittleplantation(dot)co(dot)uk to reserve your spot and receive more information
P.S. You're welcome to check out some testimonials to see what it's like to work with me
NOW THE BEST BITS.....(SEE BELOW)
At the end of each week I'll choose my favourite 3 images (and 3 runners up), I'll mention the winning photographers in one of my captions on instagram (think shout-out) AND make them my #instacrushoftheday on instagram stories. It's my way of saying thank you.
On Sunday, 7pm BST I will show the 3 winning images (and the 3 runners up) of the week on instagram LIVE and give the creatives behind the images even more of a platform to be discovered and celebrated. Plus I get to connect with you all during the LIVE, which is so much fun
You will also get access to my on-line facebook creative community where I'll share further instagram and photography tips
IS THIS EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY?
Yes! This challenge is aimed specifically at foodies, food instagrammers and (new as well as seasoned) food bloggers who want to work on improving their food photography and instagram presence.
DO I NEED A DSLR TO PARTICIPATE?
No, you can use a regular camera, an iphone camera or anything else you've got to hand.
WHAT IF I MISS ONE CHALLENGE BECAUSE I'M BUSY, TRAVELLING ETC? WILL I BE DISQUALIFIED?
No, of course not. There's no pressure to 'perform'. It's all about having fun and thinking outside the box. However, if at all possible I'd really recommend you try your hand at every challenge to reap the benefits of regularly taking pictures.
WILL YOU COMMENT AND LIKE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY PICTURES?
I promise I'll look at all the images submitted and heart the ones that make me smile, but I sadly do not have the time to comment on every entry. However, if you'd like some personal feedback I'd urge you to consider the UPGRADE package mentioned above.
CAN I SEE HOW EVERYONE ELSE HAS INTERPRETED THE CHALLENGE?
Yes you can and I strongly urge you to. I feel it's an important part of the learning process. Allow your fellow creatives to inspire you. And if an image moves you, show your appreciation, leave a comment and let this creative community flourish :).
I CAN'T MAKE THIS CHALLENGE. WILL YOU HOST ANOTHER ONE?
YES! The best thing is to sign up to the mailing list below to be notified of the next instagram challenge.
I'M NOT ON INSTAGRAM, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
No, I'm sorry. This online photo challenge is instagram based.
I'M ALREADY ON THE MAILING LIST. DO I NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN?
It depends. Please carefully read the prompts in your last newsletter. Also, when you subscribe PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL. IF YOU DON’T RECEIVE IT, CHECK YOUR SPAM BOX. IF IT’S NOT THERE CONTACT ME PLEASE. Thank you!
I LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE IT'S NOT CURRENTLY SPRING, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
Yes! The challenges themes are broad enough that you should be able to participate fully, no matter what season it is where you live.
WHERE CAN I READ UPDATES AND NEW RE: THE CHALLENGE?
Please check my IG CHALLENGE highlight icon on instagram for updates and further info throughout the challenge. Please also ensure you receive the confirmation e-mail. It should be in your inbox (or spam box) once you subscribe. To ensure you don’t miss a beat, please consider adding me to your e-mail contacts. Just in case…
ANY MORE QUESTIONS?
Just leave a question in the comment section and I'll answer it as best I can.