Photography

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Why you need a viewpoint

Let me stand in your shoes When someone looks at your photo, they effectively stand in your shoes and take on your point of view....
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Great photos sell craft on the internet

At the end of this post we give you links to our huge archive of advice on how to take great photographs of your crafts....
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Photographing large crowds

This post caught my eye, especially since many of us shoot photographs of large crowds of people at blogging conferences, the most imminent of which...
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Headshots: more to it than you think

It would seem to be a simple project for a photographer. After all, you are only worrying about a persons face, and just maybe...
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Warning on child photo privacy

Do you post photos of your children on Facebook? Have you checked your Facebook privacy settings? Do you post photos of other people's children?...
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7 photography habits of the organised blogger

Shoot with options in mind Take 3 or 4 photos of the same thing so you can have a square crop for Instagram, a long...
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Quick and easy steps to your first video

This is a quick guide to get you started today if you want to shoot and share videos – on your blog, on YouTube...
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Get yourself on Instagram

Blogging is getting more social by the day. Bloggers are turning off comments and moving their engagement over to social media. They are posting...
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How to photograph pets

1. Start with your pet's personality Before you start photographing your pet ask yourself ‘What sets it apart from other animals?’ Think about what type of...
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Tips for better black and white photography

So what do you need to understand in order to produce a great monochrome photo? Photography, as you know, is fundamentally the capturing of light;...
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Blogging conferences: gain followers with photography

The conference season is upon us. It’s all very nice to go along to see the sights, but one of the best things you can...
Daisies - photo credit Steve Barr

It’s Spring: photographing garden flowers

If you have a garden, then step outside your door and into a world of inspiration. There is just so much to shoot—and right...

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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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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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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...
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Very first visit to the cinema

We liked Sue's treatment of our writing prompt No. 107 (First cinema experience). Her simple telling of walking out with her dad without, uncommonly,...
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Inner conflict – a writing prompt

This week's writing prompt is about inner conflict. Are you wrestling with a problem, for instance, that has a solution, but you're reluctant to take it?...
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Your personal elevator pitch

This week, we're asking you to sum up in 140 characters or less (actually in about 122 characters or less with the hashtag we give...