FOOD STYLING & PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, ST PIERRE GROUPE, SEPTEMBER 2020

This was a great workshop day spent teaching food styling and photography to eight marketers and the in-house photographer at St Pierre Groupe.

St Pierre create fresh-packed pastries and baked goods for the convenience sector from their base in Manchester.

THE BRIEF.

To teach practical food styling and phone photography skills, as well as some DSLR 'best practise' for food photography to enable more of their team to create high-quality social media content across three brands.

THE WORK.

Working with marketing manager Sam, I devised a workshop session packed full of workable techniques and hands-on practice to teach the team to -

  • manipulate natural light
  • get the most out of their phone cameras
  • brief their aims and objectives of the shot
  • style the food
  • balance their composition
  • avoid attention-detracting styling mistakes
  • and edit on instagram 

I also introduced the team to my '4 part content creation formula' which offers a step-by-step guide and checklist for every shot, ensuring-

  1. the marketing aims are met
  2. the props and food look good
  3. mistakes are avoided
  4. and more content can be taken from every set up

I then spent a few hours in the afternoon with their in-house photographer helping him to hone his skills for food styling and photography, as well as teaching food photography editing tricks in Adobe LightRoom.

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I also delivered learning materials via email on selecting props, composition and food stying kit essentials.

THE RESULTS.

Lots of excited and confident attendees ready to shoot more!

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CLIENT FEEDBACK.

"Thank you so much Sophie - absolutely fab session and I've already had glowing feedback from the guys that took part, as well as from others who have seen the photos"

Sam Elmidoro, Content, Social and Community Manager for St Pierre Groupe

 

From the attendees -

"So informative and helpful!'

'Fab!'

'The tips on all the editing tools in Instagram are so useful'

'I feel much more confident!'

'Love how you break the process down and gave us a check list to work to'

 

CONTACT ME.

07866 636070 / sophie@blackvelvetstyling.com

If you'd like me to help you or your team showcase your product or food better please get in touch.  I love sharing my experience in styling and photography to help people gain confidence and succeed!

 

Click here for my client list pre-Summer 2020 and details of services.

 

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