What do you REALLY want to ask your wedding photographer?

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  Your wedding day will be one of the happiest days of your life that you will look back with fond memories for many years to come. With so many wedding photographers to choose from, where do you start? How will you know that you’ve met your perfect wedding photographer and you can put all your trust in her to capture all the emotions of your special day? Do you like her wedding photography style? Candid, documentary, storytelling, reportage. What do all those buzzwords even mean?   I’ve been photographing weddings in Dundee and Angus for over 4 years and my … Read More

How to photograph the Northern Lights

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Are you completely in awe of the Aurora Borealis aka the Northern Lights? Have you been searching for an awesome display but you haven’t seen them yet? Do you want to know how to take amazing photos of this beautiful natural phenomenon? I’ve been photographing the Aurora in Scotland for over 5 years and I’m going to share with you all you need to know from how to find them, what gear to use and what settings to use on your DSLR camera. I’ll even let you in on some of my favourite locations. My first encounter of an Aurora was back in November 2012. I … Read More

5 camera accessories that will transform your photography life

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5 camera accessories that will transform your photography

Have you bought a new DSLR camera, you know that you should be investing in some accessories but you’re just not sure where to start? In my recent blog I shared with you 4 essential camera accessories that you simply can’t live without. If you’ve just bought your first DSLR these are the 4 things that you absolutely need in your life so you can take photos, protect your camera and ensure it stays in tip-top condition. I recommend you buy them right away. There are another 5 accessories that will really make your photography journey a whole lot easier. Whether you want to take … Read More

4 essential camera accessories you can’t live without

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4 essential essential camera accessories you can't live without

If you’re taking your first steps into the world of digital photography and are looking to buy your first DSLR camera, congratulations, you’re going to be having lots of fun! In my last blog I shared with you some tips on how to choose your first DSLR camera and asked you to budget for accessories. The spending doesn’t stop once you’ve bought your camera body and lens so in this blog I’m going to share with you the 4 accessories that you need to have in your life.   You might find these blogs helpful too: 3 essential things every beginner photographer … Read More

How to choose your first DSLR camera

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Are you taking your first steps on your digital photography journey or upgrading from a point and shoot camera? Well in that case, congratulations, you’re about to have a whole lot of photography fun! But first you’re going to need to buy a camera. Not sure where to start? Feeling a bit bamboozled by all the options? With DSLR cameras starting at around £300 for a camera and lens you want to make sure you’re getting enough bang for your bucks. Don’t fret as I’m here to help and in this blog I’m going to share with you the ultimate guide to choosing your first DSLR camera.   Here … Read More

How to take a selfie with your DSLR camera

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How to take a selfie with your camera in 5 easy steps

The days of the selfie have arrived and you can’t go anywhere without someone taking one. In a restaurant, in the park, up a mountain (yes, that’s me!) – look around and everyone’s doing it. We all want to look back at photos of ourselves in the moment. Do you ever find yourself out taking photos with your DSLR camera, a beautiful scene presents itself and you think “I want to be in that photo?”. Maybe you’re with friends and you all want to be in the photo together. You know that you could take a selfie on your phone but … Read More

7 reasons why you should book one-to-one photography tuition

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If you’ve got 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, you may be thinking about booking my one-to-one Photography for Beginners tuition. I’ve been on my own photography journey for over 5 years and launched my business full-time in 2014. I started providing one-to-one tuition in Dundee, Angus and Perth in April 2016 so that people like you could benefit from the expertise a professional photographer can offer. I know that workshops don’t suit everyone and I wanted to help people like … Read More

7 top tips to help you find your photography mojo when your creative juices have stopped flowing

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7 ways to find your photography mojo

Do you ever have days where you don’t want to pick up your camera? Do you feel like all your creative juices have been flushed down the toilet? Fret not folks, losing your photography mojo is an actual thing and I’m here to tell you that it’s completely normal and show you my top 7 tips to get it back. At some point in our lives we all lose our mojo for different things and for different reasons but it’s seldom talked about. You may have read my blog 10 reasons why I love photography. It’s been life changing for me … Read More

#weddinghour: a world of wedding inspiration and advice at your fingertips

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If you follow me on Twitter you may wonder what on earth happens to my tweets every Wednesday evening. Well let me tell you this, if you’re planning your wedding or are a wedding venue or supplier #weddinghour is a magnificent world of weddings right at your fingertips and you seriously need to get involved! Read on and I’ll tell you all you need to know, including some of my favourite suppliers I’ve befriended through #weddinghour.   #weddinghour: a world of wedding inspiration and advice at your fingertips   Hosted by The Wedding Affair, #weddinghour is the home of wedding Twitter every Wednesday evening from … Read More

How to use Pinterest to plan your wedding in 7 easy steps

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  When you plan your wedding there are lots of decisions to be made it can be hard to keep track of it all, but don’t fret, there is a handy free tool called Pinterest that can help you along the way and in this blog I’ll show you how. Pinterest is a place to discover ideas for all your projects, I like to think of it as the modern day equivalent of Post-it notes and a noticeboard. You create Boards for all the different areas of your project and once you find things on websites and Pinterest that you like you simply Pin … Read More