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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... ♥︎ ♘ ♥︎   [...]

Flat Lay Images for your Business

Flat lay images are a really simple and very versatile way to showcase products and services.   This style of photography is created by placing a number of items on a flat surface and shooting them from above.   Simple in definition and highly effective when done well. I've been using flat lay images in my [...]

How Batching your Image Content Saves You Time!

When I first got a feel for flat lay images and using them within my business I'd randomly grab stuff together to create an image.  Love the image, use the image and then the next day I'd probably do it all over again as I was enjoying the creative process and the nett result. Today, that [...]

Spring Shoots to Savour

Spring has sprung and if your horse is anything like mine right now, the spring grass is giving them spooky feet and silly moments!  Nice, thanks guys! That aside it's a fabulous time of year for a Spring shoot. I'd venture to say it's my 2nd favourite season actually.  It's always a firm favourite for many when [...]

Hiho & Co “All You Can Be” Instameet

The huge success and enormous post event interest created from the Hiho Styles, Skills and Silver Instameet in 2019 meant that there was no way that event was ever going to be a one off. It was obvious that the equestrian and rural business world had clearly been lacking events of this nature.  Instameets are NOT new, but [...]

Choosing Prints over Digitals

We are fully immersed in the digital age and it's flipping brilliant isn't it!  Stuff, like photos, are at your fingertips 24/7 and we really don't have to think too much about where things are stored either.  The paperless office of the 1990's has taken over aspects of our personal life so that the savvy ones amongst [...]