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The best size photos for Facebook

The right size dimensions for photos within each of your Social Media platforms can be hugely confusing.  Your gorgeous photo that perfectly explains what you do or sell looks great in your album but online it can often be placed in an odd or awkward way.  Suddenly the point of the photo is a bit, [...]

How to use the best size photos for Instagram

You've probably all experienced the frustrations of uploading a great photo to your Instagram and then seeing that in the grid it's not quite sitting right?  Or popped something on Facebook only to see the quality isn't quite as clear as you thought it was. Annoying isn't it! I'm going to help you out here [...]

How to use User Generated Content (UGC) correctly

User Generated Content (UGC) is powerful content for your business. It's one of the quickest ways to give your product, or service, authenticity and engagement on social media.  It shows the world that real people are using it and loving it!  This inspires others and gives them that desire to want to look and feel [...]

How to prepare for YOUR Business shoot with me.

I totally understand that some of your problems when considering if you need a photography shoot for your business, is knowing what on earth you need to do before, during and after and also what to expect from your photographer once you've booked a session. So let me help you here.  In this blog I'm [...]

What Brand photos can do for YOUR business!

There's that saying that. The one that goes "A picture is worth a thousand words"….?  We've all heard it, right?  It comes from way back and I'm pretty sure that even if you weren't aware of it's origins (a slightly differently worded phrase used in an advertising campaign at the start of the 20th century), then [...]

eCommerce Photography – How to influence your customers

According to a survey, approaching 80% of people shopping online expect to see photos of a product that's for sale on a website.  That's quite high isn't it? One thing is certain though, that the surveyed % response will go up as consumer expectations will continue to rise, and global situations like the Covid-19 pandemic will [...]

Top 5 Places to Find Great Photography Props!

Do you often feel your product or business images lack a bit of depth?  Like you've got a great focal point but there's something 'missing'? Whatever the reason you are planning on taking photographs for your business then you will frequently find that the story of the picture is enhanced by the use of props, either [...]

How to Stay Relevant with your Brand Photos

We are all hugely aware that this is highly visual world. In business we are told we must show up and be visible on social media, frequently, in order to be seen.  There's plenty that will tell you that we should be doing this daily. For many the idea of uploading a photo every day for [...]

How to Photograph Your Horse to Sell

In the last couple of years myself and my partner have bought and sold a few horses, not to make a living from, just a case of selling the ones that no longer quite matched our personal needs and purchasing ones to suit our new needs.  During that time one of the single biggest frustrations as [...]

Quick Tips for Great Instagram Photos

At the risk of losing potential clients, here's another way I believe you can improve your own photos, a few free tips - no sign ups, no hard sell promo's etc etc.  I'm comfortable with helping where I can as life is about shared help and experiences, isn't it.   So once more I'm going to [...]

Top 10 From 2019 – Part 2

In this second part of a review of my favourite images from 2019 I'm turning my attention to those shots taken during either horse or dog photography sessions.  This was always ALWAYS going to be a really difficult blog for me, far more than the commercial version from Part 1.  There's a huge difference, emotionally, for [...]

My Top 10 from 2019 – Part 1

They always say it's great to look back over the last 12 months and that's never truer for me when I go back over the various shoots I do in a year and see some of the images from that time.  I LOVE to have my memory ignited by a picture and that really doesn't [...]

I bought the photo so it’s mine to do anything with, right?

I wish I had just 10p for every time I heard this statement or a variation of it. It would be really easy to think that any photo you’ve bought from a photographer – whether it was directly commissioned, was a chance photo you liked, whether it featured you or not – you could then [...]

3 Tips to Create Your Own Brand Photos

Now here's a thing, you don't actually need to employ a photographer to help you with your own brand photos! I'm going to help you, for free (aren't I just a good egg!) with 3 simple tips to help you create your own library of photos to use on social media. These can be used with [...]

But my horse is a total fidget!

I’m frequently sent messages from potential clients that start with something like.. ”Oh but Billy is such a fidget. He’s awful at standing still, I’m really not sure he’ll cope with it all!!” (Obviously not all horses called Billy are in this situation 😉 ) So here’s my take on it all... ♥︎ ♘ ♥︎   [...]