Taking pictures is something that I do on a daily basis. Whether it’s setting my camera up on my tripod in front of a carefully curated still life set up for a blog post or getting my phone out to take a quick snap of the dogs when I’m walking them, it’s something I do without much thought. It’s been 12 years since I started seriously taking photographs and during that time I’ve learned an abundance of things so I thought I’d share them with you in case you’re just starting out on your photography journey. There is so much noise surrounding photography and all the things you should and you shouldn't be doing but so much of it's down to personal preference and what works for you.Read More
My love for photographing florals has lasted for over a decade now and it shows no sign of stopping any time soon. Every Spring I’m eager to bring my camera out more and as I’ve gathered quite the collection of florals over the years so I thought I’d share them to you today just incase your tech needed a little refresh in time for Spring to roll back around!Read More
Even though I wrote a post surrounding this topic back in September my process looks quite different now. It's something that is constantly changing and evolving, much like my written work process which is something I wrote about last week. And the process and planning that goes into taking pictures is something that is so normal to me, it's the thing that comes easiest to me and without a doubt the thing that I find the most enjoyable when it comes to creating content. Of course, I love sitting down and putting my thoughts out onto a page but getting outside and shooting or setting up a carefully curated still life is something that makes me so incredibly happy and something I don't see myself falling out of love with anytime soon.Read More
If you frequent the blogging world quite often, especially the likes of Twitter then you will more than likely have heard people voicing their frustration with Instagram. And roll back even just a couple of years ago it was undoubtedly my favourite platform, it was always such a positive place to be and a place for pretty photographs to be shared and appreciated. What could be better than that? Well, things have taken a turn with Instagram and I don't think I've ever felt so frustrated with the platform until now which lead me to this idea for this post. Because as silly as it might seem when Instagram is something you truly used to adore and you've seen it change so much and not for the better it can really get you down.
Whilst the blogging world might be gaga for Autumn it's a well-known fact that when those months roll around that we all struggle when it comes to taking pictures. It's taken me a really long time to figure out how still maintain high-quality light and airy imagery all throughout the colder seasons when it's dark 80% of the time and you only have a good couple of hours at best to work with daylight. But here are the best tips and tricks that I've picked up over the years to make photographing in A/W a breeze as dealing with grain the size of golf balls on your photographs is never fun.Read More
When you do something every single day without fail it becomes so normal and natural that you don't give it a second thought. And that's exactly what taking photographs for my blog and Instagram has become to me, it's a completely normal part of my life and I don't really think about it in much detail. Which made me think that I should write this post not only in the hopes that it might be of interest to some of you but also for myself too to break down my system a little more and see where I could make some [positive] changes.Read More
I have to be honest, the tech side of photography isn't something that I've ever been that interested in. What I love about photography is creating something, having a vision and putting it into action. Not talking about focal lengths and the depth of a certain lens. But there is quite a lot of tech that I use on a daily basis to create content for this blog and here are all the details on those pieces;Read More
If there's one photography topic I could talk about for hours on end it's the art of the flat lay. And the reason why we all probably love them so much is because the essence of them is so simple but actually when it comes to taking a really good flat lay it's a pretty complex process. It's a topic that I get asked a lot about so I thought I'd put together a little cheat sheet that might make taking an awesome flat lay a little easier.Read More