Still life styling zoom workshops for food and product content creation and photography

Our zoom workshop sessions are aimed at beginners and improving photographers or content creators who would like to elevate their styling skills.

Designed to help you refine your styling and gain confidence in producing content to promote yourself, your product or your brand, learning essential techniques and industry tricks with Sophie, a commercial stylist, content creator and consultant.

Perhaps you already run a blog or sell food related products but need a confidence boost or creative kick up the bum to increase your output by banishing those little niggles that make us all procrastinate!

Each attendee also gets an exclusive voucher code to get 20% off any order Black Velvet Styling. (Not in conjunction with any other offer.)

    Who is this training for?

    This training is for you if any of these apply! 

    • you create (or need to create!) content to promote your services, products, blog or business

    • you want more confidence in styling

    • you want to learn how to style your product at its best

    • you want to improve your image quality and photography skills

    • you sell food or small household products like jams, cakes, candles, flowers, gifts etc

    • you run a food business like a cafe, deli, bar, takeaway or anything else

    • you want to learn about styling or photography to start a career in it or you just want some styling experience and tuition to develop yourself or your business.

    It doesn't matter your reason for wanting to learn more about styling - as long as you are confident at the basics of photography you will gain lots of knowledge and confidence.


    Learning content

    These workshops cover the following modules to help you uncover your brand style and produce beautiful food-based images that tell your story and captivate your audience.

    Using a mixture of group teaching, demonstrations and written chapters you will learn -

    • How to define a style

    • How to create your own styling rules & repetition

    • Prop styling dos and don'ts

    • Food styling kit essentials

    • Writing your creative brief/shot plan

    • Camera tips and tricks for food photography

    • Controlling natural light wherever you shoot

    • Composition techniques

    • Three fool-proof compositions

    • Story telling with food and props

    • Checking the details

    • Getting more from your set up



    We've been producing content for food and lifestyle brands for over five years, bringing Sophie's commercial background and creative flair to maximise the results of this complete styling and photography service.

    We offer one-off photography and video packages as well as ongoing services, working alongside you in your business to identify marketing opportunities and produce content on a regular basis.

    Content creation packages include props, food, styling + photography or filming following an agreed brief + budget - sign off remotely or work alongside us for the day at our place or yours.

    We'd love to hear about your products or brand - please contact us here.

    We are based in Derbyshire but work all over the UK and remotely.

    Content creation for OTTOLENGHI at our Derbyshire studio


      If you need help to clarify your vision and aims for a specific shoot or campaign we can develop the creative direction and production plan to ensure your marketing objectives are met beautifully and authentically. 

      We'd love to hear about your project - get in touch 

      If you're yet to define your overarching brand style and visual identity we can help with that too, going back to the beginning and working through the strategy to ensure everything that follows is authentic and of value. 

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