Archive | June, 2014

Brushing up on my photography skills…….

1 Jun

Yesterday I had a wonderful opportunity to attend Emily Quinton’s Makelight photography workshop. As I mentioned a while ago I have a deep rooted passion for photography. You have heard the expression ‘All the gear and no idea’? well I have ‘no gear and no idea’! Not entirely true, as I have a Nikon Digital SLR but with no fancy lenses or equipment.


I’ve had an Instagram crush on Emily for quite some time. Her Instagram feed is so inspiring and filled with gorgeous florals, you can’t help feel you are on a mini vacation.


The workshop is pretty much perfect for anyone wanting to improve their photography skills for personal or professional reasons. I’ve learnt some invaluable tools to help me improve my photographs, as well as very useful tips on branding and incorporating those images into social media.

photo(31)Surprisingly the above photos are all taken by moi!

The last bit of advice from Emily was to start taking photos straight away. Don’t wait a week or two…. So off I went today. I took photos of our family meals, the kids, the garden and a few product shots. I had some time to myself where I wondered around the house looking at little nooks in a different light and then tried to take some photos in a new and creative way. I tried to hide from my kids and take photos of them in secret, as opposed to getting the usual ‘CHEEEESE’ smile!

It was fun and I really enjoyed taking the time to do this. So this week I am going to make a conscience effort to improve my photographs. Wish me luck and have a wonderful week xxx