Plot twist: why I’m not going to CMA Live 18

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Anne Johnston accepting an award from Chris Marr of the Content Marketing Academy

  Sometimes in life you’re forced to make a tough decision for the greater good and as I write this with just over a week till it starts, it’s with a heavy heart that I’m having to pull out of CMA Live 18. Cry cry cry! Brain injury 1-0 AJ. CMA Live is the UK’s leading content marketing, social media and business growth conference and I’ve been looking forward to it since I attended CMA Live for the first time in 2017. It’s so far apart from your average business conference. Chris Marr and his team do things very differently, … Read More

5 reasons why you DON’T want me teaching you photography

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5 reasons why you don't want 1-2-1 photography tuition from Anne Johnston

Do you have a DSLR camera but it’s rarely out of its box or you’re stuck using auto and haven’t a clue how to use the manual mode? Are you you thinking about booking my one-to-one Photography for Beginners tuition? I’ve been on my own photography journey for over 6 years and launched my business full-time in 2014. I started providing one-to-one tuition in Dundee, Angus and Perth in 2016 so that people like you could benefit from the expertise a professional photographer can offer. I know that people learn in different ways and one-to-one tuition is not for everyone. … Read More

Landscape photography exhibition at Whitehills Art Gallery

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Forfar photographer Anne Johnston is exhibiting her landscape photographer at Whitehills Art Gallery

I am so pleased to announce I am exhibiting in the Art Gallery at Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre in Forfar from 5th December 2017 until 2nd February 2018. You can visit the exhibition daily from 9am – 7pm. Read on and I’ll share with you what inspired me to do the exhibition, how you can buy the artwork and how you can watch the exhibition on TV. The ethos behind the Community Care Centre is to provide a Centre for various aspects of health and social well-being. Art can contribute to a healing environment and 20% commission from … Read More

The best Black Friday deals for photographers 2017

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The best Black Friday deals for photographers in 2017

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are happening right now and whether you like it or not, there’s no escaping it! I’ve scoured the net to uncover the best Black Friday deals for photographers in the UK from beginners to professionals. I’ve created a Pinterest board with the best deals and I’m updating it as I find them. Be sure to check it regularly for the latest offers.   You can watch my 5-minute round up YouTube video here or read on for all the details:     I’ve seen some awesome deals on Amazon including massive savings … Read More

Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale not to be missed!

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Black Friday Sale on photography tuition vouchers, Scotland Calendars and wedding photography

I’ve got to admit, it’s not often that I run promotions but if I’m going to do it I’m going to do it big! Whether you’re a fan of Scotland’s beautiful landscapes or you want to brush up on your photography skills and make the most of your camera, here’s the special offers I’m running from Friday 24th – Monday 27th November 2017. Are you ready for this?! Gift vouchers for 1-2-1 Photography for Beginners tuition down to £99   Saving: a whopping £48! Discount automatically applied Do you know someone that’s frustrated with their photos and they feel like … Read More

How to photograph fireworks

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How to photograph fireworks for beginners

Photographing fireworks isn’t something you get the opportunity to do every day. Whether you’re heading out to photograph fireworks on Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve or Independence Day I’m going to share with you how to photograph fireworks so you can nail your shots and have photos to remember. You might like to read these helpful blogs too How to photograph the Northern Lights The 4 camera accessories you can’t live without The 3 essential things every beginner photographer needs to learn Gear you need to photograph fireworks   Taking awesome fireworks photos doesn’t have to be as difficult as … Read More

Win a 2018 Scotland Calendar

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To celebrate the release of my 2018 Scotland Calendar I’m giving you the chance to get your hands on one for free with my competition. This is the 3rd calendar I’ve produced and it’s proving to be my most popular one yet with orders shipping to USA, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Germany, The Netherlands and more! Printed on luxurious silk card, it features 12 stunning images of Scotland’s landscapes and coasts. The calendar folds out to A3 and comes to you shrink-wrapped for its protection and finished with a bow. It’s a perfect gift for all the Scotland lovers in … Read More

Nikon fails women worldwide with the launch of the D850

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  The photography community waited with baited breath for the launch of Nikon’s new camera, the D850. It got people talking and made headlines left, right and centre, but not in the way that Nikon expected. For it wasn’t so much the specs of the new camera but the complete absence of female photographers in the campaign that hit the headlines. But was it a case of sexism or was it a huge marketing fail?   Nikon launches the D850   With the launch of the D850, Nikon enlisted the help of 32 photographers from Asia, the Middle East and … Read More

3 essential things every beginner photographer needs to learn

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3 essential things every beginner photographer needs to learn to shoot on manual

Do you have a camera and you know that you want to learn to shoot on manual so that you can take amazing photos, but you just don’t know where to start? Over 5 years ago I picked up my first DSLR and embarked upon my journey to shooting on manual. I remember reading books that I struggled to make sense of, seeing a whole heap of numbers and jargon that were like another language and thinking that it would never make any sense to me. But then that magical moment happened where I picked up a photography magazine, read … Read More

Why shooting on manual mode on your camera is way better than auto

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Why shooting on manual mode is way better than auto

Do you feel like all you want to do is learn to take better photos, but everybody is telling you that you should be shooting on manual? I know that it seems like there’s a lot to learn and you’re wondering if it really is worth the effort. I’ve been a photographer for over 5 years and love to help my clients take control over their cameras so they can understand what they need to do to take amazing photos. I believe that manual is where the magic happens and I’m going to share with you why it’s waaaay better … Read More