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. 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 the sale of my artwork goes directly back to the Arts and Environment Fund for Whitehills, allowing them to continually improve their surroundings. I’m really inspired by the beauty that is all around us right here in Angus. In … 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

How to stop comparing yourself to other photographers

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7 tips to stop you comparing yourself to other photographers

I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to be honest with me. Have you ever been struck down by a case of the green-eyed monster? You spend too long looking at other people’s photos and feel like you’re not good enough. They use a better camera than you. They use better lenses. They have better lighting techniques. Their photos are composed better. Whatever you’re telling yourself, STOP! Comparing yourself to other photographers really does suck. In this blog I’m going to tell you why and share with you what you could be doing with your precious time … Read More

5 top photography tips for beginners

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5 tips to stop you giving up on photography

Are you new to photography and feel like you’re struggling to get your head around all the numbers? Are you on the verge up throwing in the photography towel or, even worse, selling all your gear? I know that there’s a lot for you to learn and you might feel like giving up but I promise you, if you persevere it will be worth it. I have 5 top photography tips for beginners that will inspire you and stop you giving up when you’ve only just started. I received a message out of the blue on Facebook from a lady … Read More