9 Ways to Improve your Indoor Flower Photography

I am asked to teach people how to photograph flowers indoors more and more these days. Many people I teach, work with flowers in some way and want to improve the imagery they create for their business. Capturing the colours and emotions of petals and bouquets is always satisfying, even if flowers aren’t part of your […]

Instameet Broadstairs

Here’s a quick photo diary from our latest Instameet in Broadstairs! It was a little windy but the flower crowns held their own! Oh and the last photo was taken once back in Faversham – couldn’t resist the obligatory doorway shot.   Month: August Location: Broadstairs Journeyed by: Train (@se_railway) Travelling From: London, Broadstairs, Faversham, […]

Starting with Street Photography

Street photography can be a really great way to become more confident with your camera. Challenging yourself to photograph in a new, changing and unknown situation. Catching people as they go about their daily routines can offer some great opportunities to create very interesting and striking imagery, so go on, challenge yourself and see what […]

Floristry meets Photography – Workshop Photo Diary

On Saturday 10th March 2018, Rachael from Olive + Blossom and I teamed up to host a creative and hands on workshop combining Floristry and Photography. We were delighted to welcome a lovely group of participants who all let their creativity shine as they made handed bouquets, cyanotype prints and tried their hands at switching […]

How to Have a Creative Photography Walk

Many of us love to take a photography walk when we have the time, however we sometimes struggle for interesting subjects to photograph and often don’t even look at what we have captured when we get home. Here are 5 tips for getting more creative with your photography and making the most of your time […]

5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Photography

People often say to me that they wish they could be better at photography but they don’t have time, so if this is the case for you then, here are five easy tips to improve your photography… 1. Take Your Camera Everywhere Having your camera on you is step one to taking better photos, you […]

How to Set Up a Home Photography Studio for Still Life

I have the pleasure of knowing and working with a lot of creative people. Those who have their own businesses creating, making and teaching a whole host of beautiful crafts, everything from floristry to jewellery making. For many creatives (especially those who sell their pieces), having a home photography studio is invaluable. Being able to […]

Photographing the Seasons: Autumn

We can often think, now that summer has gone, it’s time for the camera to go away too, but Autumn offers some great photographic opportunities so don’t swith your camera off just yet! Here are a few Autumn photography tips to get you started this season… Texture & Pattern Textures and Patterns are in abundance […]

What’s Your Photographic Style?

Identifying a photographic style you relate to most, can be very helpful when developing your camera skills. This can help you see why you are attracted to a particular subject and how to enhance your study in that area. It’s about finding what inspires you rather than pigeon holing yourself. When you don’t worry what others […]

Faversham – Morning Walk Photo Diary

For me, there is not much that tops a morning walk with my camera, and its made all the better when the walk is around my hometown, and that hometown happens to look very good in the morning! Anyone that lives in Faversham will tell you there is something about it that keeps calling you […]

Finding and Printing Your Camera Manual

Having your camera manual printed and to hand when you are learning how your camera works is invaluable. All cameras are slightly different and knowing exactly where buttons are and how to change them on your particular model is extremely helpful. Have a highlighter at the ready and as you learn different controls highlight them, […]

Exploring Kent – Photography Walks

It’s not a bad thing when part of your job is spending time in beautiful places around the Kent Countryside and photographing with a lovely group of people, all wanting to take time to learn their camera and/or take a few moments to notice and capture the beautiful place we live…

Maternity Photography – Rebecca

What a joy it is to be able to share in these moments with people in such an amazing time in their lives. I am so thankful, plus, when the mummy to be turns up with a bag of accessories it makes the photos all the more fun! Had a truly lovely morning photographing this […]

Get to Know ISO

What is ISO? ISO controls the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor to light (the sensor is where the photograph is created, doing the same job as film does in analogue cameras). Where is the camera sensor? The camera sensor is placed in the back of your camera body (behind the shutter door). You will find […]

Get to Know Aperture

What & Where is the Aperture? Your Camera’s Aperture is one of three fundamental settings required to produce a photograph with a good level of light (Exposure). The Aperture is a series of overlapping blades that form an iris inside your Camera’s lens (below). The range of sizes the Aperture can offer will be determined by the lens itself. What […]

Get to Know Shutter Speed

What is Shutter Speed? Your Camera’s Shutter Speed is one of the three fundamental settings required to produce a photograph with a good level of light (Exposure). Where is the Shutter? The Shutter is a moving door inside your Camera’s body. It opens and closes when you press the shutter release button (take the photo). The photos below show a […]

Using Light to Create Stronger Photographs at Home

Sometimes we can get so overwhelmed with how many buttons our camera has that we forget that creating a photograph is actually very simple, and it all comes down to one thing, USING LIGHT. The first ever photograph wasn’t taken using fancy lenses and gadgets, it was simply a box, that let in light, through a tiny […]

Creating a Blurred Background in a Close Up Portrait

How can I create portraiture with the background ‘all blurry’? This is a question that I always get asked by my friends and it’s something that is really easy to achieve; it is controlled by only one thing – Aperture. Have a quick read of my What is Aperture? post if you need to remind yourself of the […]

Maternity Photography – Adam & Lizzie

Had a great time photographing with these three, what a beautiful family they are going to be! Can’t wait to meet the new addition in a month! If you would like me to help you capture important moments in your own story then please feel free to contact me at hello@loveyourcamera.co.uk

How I’m going to Make Life More ‘Real’ this Year

In the last few months of 2016 (especially since my 8 month old son started studying everything I do) I found myself craving more ‘real’ things in my day to day life. When I sat down to think about the new year ahead, it’s clear that family and work will be my main focus, so for 2017 I will […]

Kent Days Out 2017

Just a few places I want to make sure we visit this year with the camera and almost toddler! Sissinghurst Castle We visit Sissinghurst Castle every Spring and it never gets boring, their beautiful gardens are stunning and their kitchen garden is the type you envy. This year we may go a little later and […]

Maternity Photography – Chloe

This gorgeous mama and her beautiful baby bump were a joy to photograph, even if she didn’t want to be on the other side of the camera! Photographers! If you would like me to help you capture important moments in your own story then please feel free to contact me at hello@loveyourcamera.co.uk SaveSave

Photography Tips for Grey Days

Let’s face it, we have a lot of grey days here in the UK. If we didn’t go out to make photographs on days when the weather was a little inclement then our cameras wouldn’t be out nearly enough. Here is how to make the most of a horrible overcast day if you are photographing […]

Playing with Bokeh

Bokeh: the blur in the out-of-focus areas of an image produced by the lens. Each lens will produce a different ‘blur’ shape and it is to do with the shape of the shutter hole that that the light has to travel through, you will be able to see this most clearly in light sources such […]