Photography

Hints and tips covering all areas of photography – my passion!

Why I’m Using Instagram Stories
Why I’m Using Instagram Stories

I have long been a fan of Instagram, but as a person who doesn’t necessarily like change, I was somewhat sceptical about Instagram Stories. I’ve never been a fan of SnapChat – apparently the closest thing to Instagram stories online… Why I’m Using Instagram Stories Having said that I have been pleasantly surprised by the enjoyment to be had from…

5 Reasons an Olympus PEN is THE camera for Bloggers
5 Reasons an Olympus PEN is THE camera for Bloggers

There has never been anything like it! One camera has literally taken the blogging world by storm, and now every blogger wants an Olympus PEN, not least because this stylish camera has become THE camera for bloggers! But does it live up to all the hype? I’ve been doing my research online, with Olympus and via blogger friends! I’m not an official…

How to use Hashtags on Instagram
How to use Hashtags on Instagram

Hashtags have long been a tool used to ensure that people can find specific content on various social media platforms. They work exceptionally well on Instagram, and can make a real difference to your ability to be found and connect with other Instagram users. How to use Hashtags on Instagram The secret to using hashtags well is to make sure you use…

Top Tips for Creative Flower Photography
Top Tips for Creative Flower Photography

I often see lots of lovely ‘nine by nine’ grids appearing on Instagram, especially at the end of each month! These montages are beautiful, and other Instagram users have inspired me to create a few of my own Instagram grids on a regular basis. I love photographing flowers and most of my flower photos end up on Instagram, and so I thought…

Trees For Trees Campaign
Trees For Trees Campaign

I’m popping by this morning with a brief post to share the wonderful Trees For Trees campaign. It’s such a worthy cause and absolutely perfect for this time of year! The Heart of England Forest love trees – and that’s why they are planning to plant a whole forest in a day. That’s an incredible 10,000 new trees growing right…

Magical Makelight Weekend
Magical Makelight Weekend

I’d waited a long time for this to arrive, and the Makelight Weekend with Emily Quinton, Ruth Garner and four fellow bloggers/photographers really didn’t disappoint! I’m forever mentioning how great Emily’s London Workshops are, and I couldn’t wait to go on something a little more substantial! So after waiting a few months, I had the amazing opportunity to spend the weekend in a beautiful…

Makelight Food Photography Workshop
Makelight Food Photography Workshop

As many of you will already know, I’m a huge fan of Emily Quinton’s Makelight Workshops, and have blogged about them with enthusiasm several times already! Emily’s Food Photography Workshop with Catherine Frawley of Borrowed Light was just too tempting to miss, and turned out to be just what I expected – a beautiful workshop full of food and gorgeous props in Emily’s…

How To Organise and Store Your iPhone Photos
How To Organise and Store Your iPhone Photos

I’m on a bit of a mission at present, to declutter and get myself more organised! There doesn’t seem to be any area of life I’m ignoring, and sorting my iPhone photos has become one of my top priorities – especially as both my husband and I take a huge number of photos daily! We all know the feeling of…

Marvellous Makelight Workshops
Marvellous Makelight Workshops

Last week I was lucky enough to attend Emily Quinton’s Level 2 Makelight Photography workshop, having attended her Level 1 workshop last year. As you might remember from my previous post, I’m a HUGE fan of Emily and of her photography, and was really hoping Level 2 would live up to my expectations… Marvellous Makelight Workshops Armed with a notebook, a fully charged phone/camera and…

Top Instagram Tips and Tricks – Part One
Top Instagram Tips and Tricks – Part One

As an enthusiastic ‘Instagramer’ I have picked up lots of great hints and tips for taking and posting great Instagram photos, and today I thought I’d share some with you – especially as Instagram recently had a great makeover with lots of new features! It’s often said that the best camera you’ll have is the one you have with you,…

Makelight Photography Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Emily Quinton’s Makelight Photography Workshop in London. As you might remember from my previous post, I’d been looking forward to it for what seemed ages, and was really hoping it would live up to my expectations… Armed with a notebook, a fully charged phone/camera and my husbands rather professional DSLR (which…