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Blogger Photography Tips

Here are my top tips for taking great photos. Anyone who knows me will know that I love taking photos. My favourites are displayed all over the house and I love making photo albums and scrap books. Long before Instagram existed I used to snap candid photos of my friends & ¬†family, I carried around a huge Nikon camera on holidays, I even took photos for a family wedding. I’ve always loved curating images that capture a real moment. So, I thought I’d share some of my top tips for taking great photos. It really doesn’t matter whether you’re using an SLR, a compact camera or an iphone, the same rules apply. 1. Light. Probably the most important thing when taking photos is lighting. Daylight is the best light for faces as it’s the most natural. If you can’t get outside to take the photograph, make the room is as light as possible. Open the curtains and take the photo near to a window. Always make sure the light (the window) is behind you. (the …

Are You Obsessed with the Internet ?

How much time do you spend each day ‘online’ ? Reading emails, tweets, instagram¬†etc ? Are you online obsessed ? I’m guessing that most of us would probably say no, who would admit to being enslaved to the internet to such an extent, that it is titled an ‘obsession’! Well, apparently we are. I recently read an article about an app that monitors how often people use their phones, and for how long each day. It stated that the average person checks their phone 9 times per hour and over 100 times per day. We are obsessed! Personally, I know I am guilty of scrolling through instagram at all hours of the day. In the car, in the bath and even though I know it’s terrible, in bed! I read blogs, I create Pinterest boards and I scroll idly through tweets. Why are we so addicted to being online? Are we using social media for work, for self promotion or just to validate ourselves with a number of likes or retweets? Maybe we’re a bit …