We will soon be visiting New York as a family to see relatives. We hope to see the best sights of the big smoke while we are there. I’ve never been much of a city break person. We normally take a holiday to enjoy nature, scenery or the coast. Even though I am looking forward to visiting New York, mainly I am quite apprehensive, even nervous. I’ve not been able to get my children excited either. I asked them “aren’t you interested in helping plan some things to do and see?” but they replied “no, you do it mum. You…

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#26 in the Judging a Photograph Series . Cropping is pretty much the most basic photo editing action, but there’s a lot you can do to an image. If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you will know that I rarely leave my photos alone SOOC (straight out of camera). In my view photography isn’t just the bit where I click the shutter, it’s also the vision I have for the finished image. Sometimes I have that vision when I take the photo, sometimes I come up with an idea later when I see it on the computer.…

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For the last month I have been testing the new Samsung Galaxy S8+ mobile phone. This was on loan to me courtesy of Three.co.uk . As you will see, all the opinions are my own. Samsung have aimed to set a new benchmark with this phone which is the biggest android launch of 2017. Samsung Has Come So Far I last bought a new mobile phone two and a half years ago. When I was browsing phones in shops, I had a good look at the Samsungs and they felt quite flimsy in my hand. I wasn’t sure that the…

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#25 in the Judging a Photograph Series . I don’t really know how I ended up photographing weddings. There was no masterplan, it just happened. I got lots of work experience as a second shooter. A second shooter is the extra photographer who helps the “real” wedding photographer. I did that over several years but in the end I gave it up and didn’t become a wedding photographer in my own right – long story. Photographing Weddings – Behind the Scenes Being a good wedding photographer is 80% organisation and 20% photography. It’s about getting the shot in a dynamic…

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