Nikon School Of Photography – Talk

22 April 2020

( 10:30 – 13:30 )

Coffee, Cakes and Cameras – £20

Nikon School are delighted to be hosting another coffee, cakes and cameras morning with food photographer Donna Crous and British LED lighting manufacturer, Rotolight. This event is an informal gathering for all levels of photographers who are interested in food photography with the added benefit of being able to try out the latest equipment from both Rotolight and Nikon. There will also be the opportunity afterwards to ask questions and talk about photography tips and techniques.

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Nikon School of Photography – Workshop

28 March 2020

( 10:30 – 16:30 )

Join Nikon School and award winning food photographer Donna Crous for a day of food photography. You’ll be styling and creating various scenes during the course to produce beautiful and unique images. Donna will be providing the mouth watering food being photographed from her gorgeous recipes found on her food blog.


Basic camera settings in manual mode, different lenses and angles.

How to shoot with natural light and manipulate it for striking, dynamic images.

Styling a food scene (working with props, backgrounds, and fabric)

How to take ‘action’ shots to tell a story.

Basic post-production in Lightroom

Cost £149 – make your booking here

One-day Food photography and styling workshops in Surrey! – Sold Out!

I’m so so excited and pleased to announce that along with my talented friend Anna from Anna Banana we will be hosting a one-day food photography workshop for beginner bloggers, from my home in Godalming, Surrey.

Date: 3rd March 2019 (10am-4pm)

Whether you are looking to create better images for your website, business, blog or Instagram, or you would like to learn how to take great images for your portfolio, this workshop will give you the tools you need to photograph great shots from your home without needing any fancy studio equipment.

What you will learn during this workshop

  • Basic camera settings in manual mode
  • How to shoot with natural light and manipulate it to your advantage
  • How to style a food scene
  • How to take ‘action’ shots
  • Post-production and Lightroom basics

What else is included?

The day will also include (besides a whole bunch of laughter and fun) a friendly lunch around big studio table where you will have the chance to chat and get to know the other participants. Teas and coffees will be available throughout the day.

All the props will be provided by us on the day, giving you a chance to create your ideal food scene. You just need to bring your camera and laptop (optional) with you.

COST: £200

Spaces are limited, so make sure to secure your spot by sending an email to

Full payment required upon booking. Payments are non-refundable. Payments via bank transfer.

Have any questions about this workshop? Send an email to either or myself and we will be happy to answer them!

How to Get to Godalming, Surrey

Godalming is a beautiful little town situated south of Guildford (If you have seen The Holiday, the town scene was filmed just off our High Street).  There is a direct train line from London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbor.  Please let us know if you need a lift from Godalming station?

Where to stay

Air B&B is always a good option, but if you want to make a little trip out of it then have a look at these gastro pubs that offer accommodation.  Please let us know if you will be needing a lift on Sunday morning?

Inn on the Lake

Stag on the River –(The Stag is not in Godalming, so if you prefer a quiet country spot with beautiful walks and log fires this is the spot!)

Shopping in Godalming

If you are staying in Godalming, then take advantage of shopping our many charity shops for props.  As much as the locals don’t like the High Street to be littered with charity stores, I love it because I’ve found many a gem in them.

Wattle and Daub is a beautiful independent home store which is very well known in the area.  It is owned by my lovely friend Gemma and besides stocking gorgeous original items which again are perfect for styling, she also has incredible workshops running through out the year.