Photography

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Digital photography, the purists and future of blogging

In the year 2000 I took my life savings to a tiny camera shop under the arches at London Bridge station and bought the...
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Halloween photography tricks

There are plenty of subjects around to photograph at Halloween ranging from the traditional jack-o-lantern through to people in costume, to trick or treat...
Mandy Charlton wedding pageboy, photo credit Mandy Charlton

Meet wedding photographer, Mandy Charlton

It's always an honour to be recognised by your peers and I have an admission, I never enter photography or indeed photographer competitions. I...
Food photography, photo credit Emma Davies

Food photography for beginners

I recently went on Aspire Photography Training’s Fine Art Food Photography workshop. Everything that the talented Joan Ransley taught me is directly applicable to food bloggers. I won’t...
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Improve your macro photo skills with Photography for Blogs

There are no new rules to learn for macro, just remember everything you already know applies twice over. Camera shake will be magnified, light...
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Lawyer in LinkedIn ‘stunning’ photo debacle

A barrister warned that LinkedIn is becoming the “white-collar Tinder” after a partner at a leading law firm sent her a message about her...
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Is it important to have a photographic style?

I think it’s more important to have an idea of the photograph you want to take before you take it, but in the long...
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Back to school photos – some ideas

I remember when my first child went to school for the first time. She looked so little and formal in her uniform, with tumbling...
Sony World Photography Awards, photo credit Carla Vermeend, Netherland

Winners of the Sony cell phone #photography awards

Anyone with a cell phone can be an incredible photographer, no fancy camera necessary. Sony on Tuesday announced the winners of the Sony World Photography...
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Photographers to spark your inspiration

No matter what skill level you're at in photography, it's often helpful to take a break and spark the creative process on some new...
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Best #Instagram hashtags for #bloggers

With over 300 million Instagram users, and a community that shares more than 70 million photos and videos each day, Instagram has become a...
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Photographing our everyday items

One of my favourite Instagram and Tumblr accounts is Things Organized Neatly. The children believe it's because it speaks to my OCD-nature-with-psychotic-tendencies. But no, I...

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Recipe for a #writing prompt

This week we'd like you to write about a dish or recipe that is close to your heart. For instance, butter, sugar and flour being...
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Silly season #writing prompt… (be warned)

Who remembers that silly game we played as children where you had imaginary fights between things or people? My siblings, friends and I would...
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Write a letter you need to read

I was speaking to one of my young people this week about the foundations of their blog. They said: "I'm just writing the letters I...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...