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    Getting the Oohs and Ahhs into photographing fireworks

    A good fireworks photo can have you ooh-ing and ahh-ing long after the event. A dark sky lit up with colours zooming off in all directions heralding the start of something new, a celebration of a festival or here in the UK, if you look at it factually, a historical attempt to blow up parliament! Moving swiftly on from that, fireworks are a really hard subject to photograph. If you’re confident with your camera and have a tripod, we do have a few tips for you from this article about how to get the best pictures. We also have a few tips for beginners with their DSLRs as well. Here’s…

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    November Photo Challenge – Cold

    We’ve had a lovely month – enjoying the autumn sun, and the leaves on the ground. We have been preparing for the cold – so it seems fitting that now we are in November, we move our new photo challenge into this time of year. We are going to set you the theme of COLD for this month. Winter is just around the corner, and we love the crisp, clear snow, and the breath on our windows – even the frost in the morning. We’ve also got to watch out for the colds that make our bones ache, our bodies shiver, and our noses run. Huddling up by the fire…

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    5 top tips for back to school photos

    Even before the kids finish for the summer, the shops are telling us we need to be getting ready to go back to school. Over the last few years #backtoschool has jammed social media timelines from mid-August to early September as proud (or relieved) parents share pictures of their children heading off for the new academic year in oversized uniform. We expect this year to be no different! Back to school photos have been part of life for years – our family photo albums show my sister and I lined up in the garden in our uniforms – always standing in the same place but waiting for weeks until the…

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    Photographing flowers to create stunning wall art

    Flower photos look great on canvases – they can make a feature wall, brighten up an office or add an air of tranquillity and calm in a treatment room. Of course you can buy a canvas from a retailer, but when you use your own picture of your own flowers – from an event or a visit somewhere, that image becomes much more special. So how do you set about photographing flowers to get that perfect picture? Using your phone You can take some fantastic flower photos using the camera on your phone as it allows you to get in really close and choose your focal point (the little box…

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    Capturing your summer memories like a boss

    Source: Stas Kulesh via Unsplash Whilst the summer of 2016 may well go down as one of the coolest and wettest we’ve had for a while, there’s no reason not to be out with your camera capturing your summer memories. Whether you’re taking a well-earned break, looking after the kids or making the most of the different dynamic working in the summer brings, there are plenty of opportunities to take gorgeous photos. Grab your phone Great pictures are about capturing the moment. Check that your phone is taking pictures at the highest quality and you’ve got room on your memory card – there’s nothing worse than trying to get that…