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    April – Dreams

    I had a novel idea earlier this year. After the obligatory over-eating of cheese over the Christmas and New Year period, I found myself having some very vivid ‘cheese dreams’. You know the ones; the dreams you bore your spouse with in the morning, “You were there, but it wasn’t you…” and that sort of nonsense. So I decided to turn these abstract visions into real-world art to adorn my walls with. Now you can see for yourself how truly crazy my subconscious is (if only my waking mind was so creative): A flock of birds flying in a heart shape* *I won’t lie, GIMP editing software (available for free…

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    March – Easter Egg Hunt

    It’s nearly time for the Easter Bunny to do his annual rounds; dropping oval goodies into our bare baskets. So what better time of year is there to an Easter Egg hunt?! Probably none. There are few childhood memories I cherish quite like scouring my parents’ pad for sweet surprises. Though one did always get inevitably missed then found years later in a state of terrible decay. To eliminate this issue, I suggest photographing the locations of said treats for maximum find-ability. Here are some of my picture clues for this year’s hunt. I have shot these through a magnifying glass to make the game all the harder. See how…

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    How to make a texture triptych

    We have another guest blog from Rachael today – this time, we are giving some advice on how to brighten up those walls with a stunning idea for your photographs with a quick how to on making a triptych, using textured photograhs. Was redecorating your house on your New Year’s Resolution list? In which case, a triptych, which is a set of three photos that fit together, could be the answer to your prayers. We’ve got some great ideas for creating both photo canvases and photo prints that could work really help to help develop a stunning effect on your walls. Perhaps there’s just that one room that needs the kiss…

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    February Photo Challenge – Red

    We are celebrating the LOVE this month with our fabulous Valentines photo gift guide, a dedicated section on our site for Valentines photo products and now, we are going to pay homage to “love” with our photo challenge. As you can see, we have decided to widen the theme a little so that we can run this for the whole of the month on February. We really want you to share your photos with us on the theme of RED. We have previously covered Black in our photo challenge, and some of the photography was stunning, so we are hoping for more of the same this month. Before we give…

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    January Photo Challenge – Outside

    We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas period, with joy, family, festivities, and a lot of cheer as well. 2017 is only just around the corner, and we have a brand new challenge for you to bring in the New Year, and throughout January. Our theme is OUTSIDE; we hope that you can really get to grips with this, both sharing your new winter snaps, and perhaps warming us a little with some of your favourite pictures from other seasons too. Just pop your pictures on the Facebook post below, and we will share three of our favourites at the end of January. Just a bit of fun for…