"Made in Britain" Photography and building a business "boot camp"
A four day workshop in the heart of the english countryside, April 23-26, 2018
Where: Semley, Wiltshire, England
When: 23-26 of April 2018
What: A food, Photography and bustling a business boot camp
We´ll explore the local food scene which is thriving in this part fo England.
At the cottage we´ll cook, style and photograph and work with a cake genius in both learning a trick or two of how to make the most tasty and exciting cakes ever before using them in our photography sessions and enjoying afternoon tea by the fireplace.
I want this workshop to truly set you up for building your own business, how to brand, marketing, strategic use of social media, setting up or upgrading your website, finding clients and organise your work and portfolio.
We will also work on post editing, and how to literally be able to make a living from your passion.
Food & Drink: The Wiltshire county of England has rich food traditions that we´ll explore through local farms, our in-house cook and baker extraordinaire, Towards the end of each day we will gather for evening cocktail sessions led by mixologists, Theo Maxfield. You will learn a thing or two about drinks made with local botanicals and traditions, relax before dinner and pick up a few tricks on how the professionals make, serve and plan their cocktails.
Everyone will receive a menu with the cocktail recipes from Theo Maxfield.
Each day begins with freshly made breakfast in front of the fireplace.
We'll cook, style and photograph, focusing on becoming better at visual storytelling, creating a business, honing in on our creative dreams, and learning the ropes of the game.
Photography: As a core, and a red thread through this workshop is visual storytelling through photography, both on and offline, in building our photography skills, challenging our eye and creating strong images for your portfolio, website, social media, blog or editorial piece. We´ll have hands on styling and photography sessions, as well as post production in Lightroom, and learning about the use of the traditional dark room.
Business: We´ll also have building your business sessions that are tailored to getting you off the ground, or relaunching your passion and dream so that you can make a living from what you love.
This will be module based, like building blocks well address branding, strategic use of social media, marketing targeting the right audience, finding clients, and your website.
Who is this "Bootcamp" for?
If your just starting out this is great "boot camp" to go to to get you off the ground and in the right direction.
If you're already well on your way, this "boot camp" will be a great poster and helping you focus your content in making sure your dream is within reach.
Accommodation: We´ll all be lodging in a beautifully renovated old cottage with views of the surrounding green rolling landscape, nestled in the heart of the English countryside.
This cottage will also be our home base for our cooking sessions, food styling, photography and business sessions, with excursions to nearby producers, picnics and wonky old pubs for dinner.
A detail daily schedule will be presented during the workshop, however for planning purposes check in is between 4-6pm on the 23rd of April with cocktail hour at 7pm, and dinner at 8-10 pm.
Check out is after breakfast on the 26th at 10 am.
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Hosts: Marte Marie Forsberg, Theo Maxfield and Heather Whitehead
Guest business panel instructors: Surprise to be revealed shortly.
Fee: 1450 GBP
- three nights stay in the stunning The Craftmans Cottage, in Semley, Wiltshire.
- Freshly made breakfast each morning
- Cooking classes, tools and everything needed to participate
- Food and drinks during your stay.
- Cocktail sessions
- Business class sessions
-One on one sessions
The price excludes any transportation fees to and from the retreat location, everything else is included.
Closest major airport for international travel is, London Gatwick or Heathrow. London Stansted and Luton works too, but adds on another 45 minutes to your journey.
Do check if you're traveling from somewhere in Europe as Bristol or South,pton airport might work for you and is just an hour away from our location in TIsbury.
Please do contact us for more detailed travel info should you need more help in planning your trip.
When you have reserved your spot by purchasing a place through the buttons below, you will receive a confirmation email and a more detailed schedule will arrive in your mailbox closer to the retreat date.
Cancellation policy: Due to logistics, the people involved, this is a non refundable retreat. We encourage you to have a valid travel insurance before embarking on the trip.
Feel free to email us at: email@example.com should you have any further questions, and or need more info in regards to transportation to the retreat destination.
I can't wait for us to take our own photos of this magical place and to build our business together!
See you in England in April!