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Bokeh – what’s that all about!

Photography Tips & Tutorials
Clematis with a Bokeh effect background

Bokeh – what is it and how do you achieve it in a photograph!! I will try and explain this infamous photography term in simple English. Firstly this post refers to using a DSLR or a mirrorless camera and not a mobile phone. The term Bokeh comes from the Japanese word ‘boke’ meaning ‘blur’ or ‘haze’ and in theory is pronounced BOH-kay, as in a bouquet of flowers.  In simple terms it refers to the out of focus area in…

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How to overlay designs on to my mockup images

Photography Tips & Tutorials

I have been meaning to do this since I started selling mockups on Etsy, Creative Market and The Hungry Jpeg websites, and finally I have created 2 videos for you to watch. One explains how to put a design onto a mockup image using Picmonkey, a free online editing tool and the other explains how to overlay images using Photoshop CC. These are the first video tutorials I have done, so I apologise for any mistakes:) These videos are useful…

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What is Styled Stock Photography

Styled Stock Photography
Styled desktop stock photographs

Obviously not everyone is a professional photographer and has no desire to be one either, but in this day and age of social media and the ability to access so much information on your computer, mobile phone or tablet, imagery plays a huge part in how other people perceive your business. You only have a few seconds to impress your audience and if your images are poorly lit, out of focus and low quality this will not be sending out…

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Making money submitting to microstock agencies!

Microstock Photography
Dubai skyline

I started submitting images to microstock agencies over 5 years ago, and had a few sales but didn’t really pursue it, probably a mistake on my part, but I had other photography  avenues that I wanted to follow. However over the last 2 years I have made a concerted effort to take and submit images to the 5 main agencies, Shutterstock, Fotolia, Istock, Dreamstime and Bigstock and I do sell images on a daily basis. I was also invited to…

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Why I love my Fuji

My Gear
Fuji X-T1 Mirrorless digital camera

My initial entrance in to the digital world was with a little sony digital camera which I think was a 3mp camera and as a starter camera it was a great. However I soon realised that this camera just didn’t cut it and as my husband had always had canons I purchased my first DSLR which was a Canon 10D and a couple of relatively cheap lenses, which I am sure some photographers would say is not the done thing,…

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Finally I’ve done it!

My Life

My new website/blog is finally live – yippee!  I have been attempting to set-up a blog for longer than I care to remember, part of the problem has been that I know how to do, having a website based background, so didn’t really want to pay anyone to do it for me! But there always seemed to be something else that needed doing, websites for other people, getting a presence on stock agencies, taking photographs, editing them and for a while…

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