If like me you're constantly checking online for what food is in season or looking for what's available in the UK for food styling ingredients for a shoot at a certain time of year, you will love this new download. I have finally had chance to create a workable, seasonal food calendar in Excel so I don't have to do that any more. And I thought if it's useful for me it's probably useful for other food stylists and photographers too :)
Now obviously there are some great websites out there to check what's in season, and there are some lovely printed calendars or illustrated worksheets telling you what food is available each month of the year BUT they simply aren't in the right format for me to scan across quickly and I do NOT want to have to type it all into my content plan!
So, here you can buy, for ten British pounds, an Excel spread sheet that you can rework or easily copy and paste into your marketing calendar or content plan saving you HEAPS of time, plus 6 PDF versions - in colour and black and white - ready to print and stick on your wall for quick reference in your studio or marketing office.
I'm charging for this one because not only did it take me 8+ hours to do, I had to spread the research, copying and pasting, checking, reformatting etc work over nearly 2 weeks because it is soooooo boring and detail oriented. What creative wants to spend time doing that?! Hence why I think it's worth £10 - to never have to check what's in season in the UK online again, to never have to type it all out again (I hate duplicating work, especially typing) and to never miss an opportunity to get a beautiful, seasonal and current/topical ingredient into your food photography.
The best format for me to have printed out - even though it prints across 6 pages because it is spread out - is V1A (in colour) or V2A (uses black ink only) where the ingredient stays on the same line across the months so you can not only scan down the month to see what's in season, but you can also scan across to the previous and next months to see if that particular ingredient has a long or short season, when it started and when it ends. I've highlighted the start of the food seasons in bold and the last month of the season in italic. For marketing purposes you generally want to be the first to get hold of new content and therefor new, in season produce - so look ahead to the ingredients in bold to get ahead of the game!
Each PDF sheet is also of course printable at A3 (and bigger), and you could enlarge and set out your format and printing however you like with the Excel document too.
Your digital files will be available within minutes of your purchase. The Excel document is a Microsoft Excel Workbook .xlsx
The zip file contains 7 documents -
Look out for more resources like this coming soon and get in touch if you need further help with your content marketing, styling or photography! Contact Sophie.
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