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Improving Your Photography Game By Making The Ordinary Extraordinary

 Rewind back several years, when blogging had barely become a word, let alone a profession. Where posts could almost get away with having not images in, as long as the writing was good enough to engage people. But fast forward to modern day, to a Pinterest and Instagram filled world, smartphones with better lenses than a lot of digital cameras, and photography and images are all over the blogosphere. Now your posts need to have images in for people to stay engage, regardless of the content sometimes. But if you worry that your photography isn’t up to scratch, and you find yourself using stock images more often than not, then… Read More Improving Your Photography Game By Making The Ordinary Extraordinary

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Turning Photography into a Career

Turning Photography into a Career Making money from something you love doing might seem like an impossible dream, or at least, an improbable one. Perhaps it is easier to work during the week and keep your interests for side projects and something to do at the weekend, but wouldn’t it be amazing if you could do what you love, and get paid real cash for doing it? I’m not saying it’s the easiest way to become a millionaire, but the reality may not be as bleak as you first imagine! Here are some potential ways to earn money from my own passion- photography! Rent Gear: To have a successful photography… Read More Turning Photography into a Career

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Life Through The Lens. How To Capture The World You See

Many of us dream of getting serious about photography. Many of us also fail to take a shot! If you’ve been harbouring photographer ambitions, it’s time to make the jump and see life through the lens! In truth, there’s no secret about how to make photography work for you. One thing you can be sure of is that you won’t get anywhere if you don’t take pictures. Whether you want to make money from your efforts, or just take pictures as a hobby, photography can be amazing. Here are a few tips that could help to get you started! LOOK THROUGH NEW EYES To get a great photograph, look at… Read More Life Through The Lens. How To Capture The World You See

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Finding Your Perfect Photographer with Bidvine

When you have a big event coming up, you want to search for the best photographer possible. You don’t always have time to scout and approach as many as you’d like. Bidvine takes all the leg work out of finding the best photographer for you. You fill in a super quick form with details about your corporate event, wedding, or special occasion and within minutes you have ‘bids’ from photographers in your inbox. If you want to make it quicker you can have them call you too. This is the screenshot of the notification you will see once you submit your request and in your account section you will see… Read More Finding Your Perfect Photographer with Bidvine

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Finding The Most Amazing Photography Locations: The Very Best Advice!

Photography is an art form that constantly requires new surroundings. The fantastic thing about being someone who is always glued to their camera is that wherever you go, you can find new things to explore. However, sometimes you don’t want to wonder about seeing what beautiful things you stumble across. Instead, you have an idea for a piece in mind and need to find the ideal location for it. This can sometimes be easy, especially when the perfect place pops instantly to mind. While other times, finding that ideal place to do a shoot can be a little more complicated and can take longer to get sorted. To make the… Read More Finding The Most Amazing Photography Locations: The Very Best Advice!

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#MySundayPhoto Old Lady

   This beauty is an old lady now. After a long day at The Photography Show I was happy to visit my parents, drink coffee, relax and see this pretty face. She’s always been an old soul, happy to snuggle and watch movies, happy to sit in silence, happy to be with you.  “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” — Dean Koontz 

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Nat Geo Traveller and Crewe Photobook Exhibition #UKPhotoShow

There are a lot of hidden gems coming up this weekend for the Photography Show, this is one I am massively looking forward to attending and thought I would share it with you. Nat Geo photographers are renowned for their breathtaking shots and a whole exhibition dedicated to showcasing the winning images, this promises to be an absolute stunner of an exhibition. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AND  CEWE PHOTOBOOK HOST FREE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN BIRMINGHAM The National Geographic Traveller – Winner’s Photography Exhibition in partnership with CEWE PHOTOBOOK and Capture Birmingham will take place on Saturday 19th March  Free exhibition open to public between 11:00 – 16:00 Exhibition hosted at The Krug… Read More Nat Geo Traveller and Crewe Photobook Exhibition #UKPhotoShow

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#MySundayPhoto Grand Central Station

A quick snap on the iPhone on Thursday evening. Creeping towards midnight, Grand Central Station Birmingham was almost silent. The quiet humming of the floor buffers and light chatter among the staff still in the building was all that could be heard. It had a soft, gentle and very open feel. A complete contrast to the daytime.  “I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it. It talks. And I can hear it.” ― Chaim Potok, The Chosen  

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

It might seem a bit strange going to Birmingham Botanical Gardens in the winter. The trees aren’t in bloom, the banks aren’t filled with bright colours and the bonsai garden is a selection of twisted bare branches. The thing is, there is still plenty to see. The tropical and subtropical gardens are brimming with lush green leaves, bright pops of colour, and hidden high up gorgeous flowers. The Arid house is alive with cacti of all shaped and sizes. The bird house is noisy and the peacocks that roam around can be found happily eating their food. While the hills and muddy walkways aren’t easy to walk along – you… Read More Birmingham Botanical Gardens