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One-Day Food Photography Workshop - for Food Producers and Visitor Economy Businesses

The Food and Drink Forum are delighted to work on behalf of Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire (MPDD) to offer Derbyshire food and drink producers and visitor economy businesses the opportunity to attend this fully funded course to help you grow and develop your businesses through the amazing food and drink products produced.

Imagery has the power to evoke emotions - what emotions do you want your viewer to experience when seeing your food products? As a business that produces food and drink products, good photography is vitally important to the success of marketing and promoting your business, either through your website or through social media channels. As a professional food photographer PK Whelan will work with you throughout this practical day and make your images as professional as can be.


An interactive and hands-on course that will build your skills and provide the confidence to create inviting photos; images that make the viewer "feel" they are right there in the room with your product...and want to eat, drink, or buy it!

What Will This One-Day Course Cover?

  • Using your camera or camera phone to its full ability
  • Setting the stage and telling a story
  • Lighting, composition, and styling
  • Cost effective tools for props and lighting
  • Introduction to photography software

What to Bring?

  • Your smart phone or camera and lenses, batteries and/or chargers
  • Plates (1-2)
  • Bowls (1-2)
  • Cups (1-2)
  • Utensils (2-4)
  • Textiles (napkins, tea towels, fabrics)
  • Examples of some of your food products (not essential)
  • Ideas! Have a few examples already in mind of the types of photographs which resonate with you
  • Photographs which resonate with you

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for funding your business must be:

A visitor economy(accommodation, attraction, activity provider, food and drink provider etc) or a food and drink manufacturing business (supply chain)

Based in Derbyshire (and their supply chain)

Be an SME (less than 250 FTE employees, have a balance sheet of less than €43m and/or turnover of less than €50m and not be more than 25% owned by another business that is not an SME

12 hours of business support is available at no cost for qualifying businesses thanks to the project funding. If you wish to attend more than 12 hours of workshops then you may be charged at the commercial rate, however, if you are a member of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, there is no limit of events you can attend.

Do you have questions about One-Day Food Photography Workshop - for Food Producers and Visitor Economy Businesses? Contact The Food and Drink Forum & Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire

Click Here for Further Information and Bookings


Date: Thursday 17th January 2019
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Matlock Meadows, Snitterton Road, Matlock, DE4 2JG

Please remember that if you cannot attend the event you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event through Eventbrite, otherwise we may have to charge in full for your place.