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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. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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!

"Content creation is a pain in the backside and I never know what to do anyway" Sound familiar? Many times in the past 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.   Today, that thought scares [...]

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 [...]

Style, Skills & Silver Workshop with Hiho Silver – The Result

If you read my recent Blog SSS - Why Me? you'll know I was incredibly nervous about being part of the team due to present at the Style, Skills & Silver Insta style workshop.  The event was hosted by Hiho Silver the equine and country jewellery company I'm so delighted to be a Brand Ambassador for.  Well, the beady eyed [...]

3 Tips for businesses who need photos

As the demand for visually engaging content becomes more and more important in the progress of any business that has an online presence, then the use of poor quality imagery, and or instances of copyright theft, naturally rises too.  For me there's nothing worse than reading about a great product or service and wanting to discover [...]

Copyright or Print Release?

One question that arises quite a bit is the difference between Copyright Release and Print Release, so I thought I’d provide a bit of support on this and advise on just what you will be entitled to with the images from your own shoot.    COPYRIGHT “Copyright is owned by the person who creates the work”, [...]