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Setting up a desktop studio

2 Apr , 2020  

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Ever since we started, we’ve taken product pictures and macro shots using a studio. Perhaps studio is too grand a title, for the assortment of locations around the house, we’ve used over the years. The one thing they all had in common was they were temporary and got in the way when you wanted to […]

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Building a bird feeding station

14 Aug , 2017  

Building a bird feeding station

We have just released another video blog, on You Tube. In this episode, we’re talking about building a bird feeding station for photographing birds. Using a tree trunk held upright in a Christmas tree holder to provide a perch to photograph the birds. Next; we drill holes into the trunk. Then fill the holes with […]

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How To: The Complete Series

15 Jun , 2017  

Title picture How To The complete series

Our How To blog series has just finished, we hope you have enjoyed them and found them useful and informative? Below is a complete list with links. These blogs are full of tips and tricks that will raise your photography, to the next level. Start improving your pictures today. Don’t forget we run bespoke training courses on […]

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How To: Hire a Photographer

7 Jun , 2017  

How To: Hire a Photographer

This is the last in this series of How To’s. We hope you have found the previous blogs informative and helped you with your photography. We thought we would save this topic for last. Sometimes to get the image you want, the best and only answer, is to hire a photographer. First thing to say; […]

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How To: Backup Images

31 May , 2017  

How To Backup Images

Digital images can be lost forever. In the good old days, we had a print or negative, to keep our memories safe. But now, images can be lost in a heartbeat. Your computer fails or they get accidently deleted. There are ways to protect against that sinking feeling, when you think you might have lost […]

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How To: Take pictures inside

24 May , 2017  

How To Take Pictures Inside

This How To, is about taking pictures in indoors and in low light. Cameras come in one of two varieties, those with built in flash and those without. The most used camera, the one in your smart phone, comes with a built in flash. As do, some compact and starter DSLRs’ (Digital Single Lens Reflex) […]

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How To: Stay Legal

17 May , 2017  

HowTo: Stay Legal

Staying legal is an important aspect of using imagery, whether it’s personally or for business. Getting entangled; in copyright issues can be costly and bad for your reputation. This blog is for guidance only and is as far as we are aware, correct at the time of posting. However, the law is ever changing and […]

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How To: Declutter your images

10 May , 2017  

How To: Declutter Your Images

Decluttering “remove unnecessary items from (an untidy or overcrowded place)” You may have decluttered your home, but you may be surprised to learn, you should declutter your images too. Decluttering your images is a lot easier than decluttering your home and requires fewer visits to the recycling centre. Just like in our homes, clutter in […]

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How To: Not Lose Your Subject

3 May , 2017  

How To: Not Lose your Subject

We’ve all seen the picture of auntie on the beach. The one you said, “isn’t that a lovely picture of a beach”, only to be told it was a picture of auntie. Auntie, it turns out was the multi-coloured dot, just to the left of the big rock. The problem was, you couldn’t see auntie […]

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How To: Take better landscapes

26 Apr , 2017  

HowTo-Take Better Landscapes

We’ve all had a landscape moment, when the sheer beauty of a place, over whelms you. You have to get the camera out and take that picture. Later on when you look at the image you’ve taken, it’s a bit disappointing; it doesn’t look, anything like you remember. Don’t worry; it’s not you or your […]