Wednesday 19 June 2019

Falling In Love With Photography

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I have always loved taking pictures, the idea of being able to capture a moment in time and have it to treasure forever is something that makes me so happy.

Whether you are using your mobile phone, handheld digital camera or a top of the range camera like th(Professional) Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras with up to 30k optical zoom, 4K photo and video all in a sleek compact design, perfect for those who travel lots or who want to up their photography game. Photography is something that can be for anyone and can be such an enjoyable hobby or even job!. Here are my top tips for anyone who is thinking of taking more photos or taking up photography. 

- Find the right camera for you

There are so many camera's out there it can be hard to decide what to buy! First I would advice to decide what you actually want the camera for, is it just for using as a hobby, do you plan or taking pictures to sell or are you looking to take specific images such as wildlife or portraits etc. Also work out your budget, cameras range in price from a few hundred to thousands of pounds so its important to work out your budget before heading into a store.

Once you know what you want out of a camera, the next step is to visit a camera shop who will be able to advise on the best cameras and lenses for what you want to use it for. It also means you can hold the cameras, try them out and get a feel for each one which can really help you decide which camera to go for. You may find that the camera everyone raves about doesn't feel right for you or your needs so do take your time to try out cameras yourself.

- Look for a photography course or workshop

If you are thinking of purchasing your first camera but worried about all the settings have a look online for courses for your camera. There are lots of online courses, both free and ones you pay for to help you learn all about your camera and how to use it. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced photographer looking to pick up some new skills or techniques there will be a course or group for you.

Its also worth looking in your local area as some areas will do local workshops where you can actually go along with your own camera and learn about getting  the most out of it and how to capture the photos you want. The bonus of these workshops of course is that there will be a tutor or teacher there in person to show you how to do things and answer your questions.

- Take your camera everywhere 

When I brought my first DSLR I rarely used it, I worried that people would think I looked a bit silly wandering around everywhere with a big camera around my neck. But I quickly realised that that were moments I wanted to capture with my camera which I missed because I didn't have my camera with me.

I quickly realised that in reality nobody would even really notice or care whether I had a camera or not and I managed to capture so many lovely shots in everyday moments such as at the park or just out on our walks, that I would have missed otherwise!

- Read the manual 

Every camera will come with a manual from your phone camera right up to your DSLR and, whilst these look super long they can provide so much helpful information when it comes to getting the most out of your camera.

For ages I just stuck my camera on to auto and away I went but after reading the manual I discovered my camera had so many more settings to explore. Its not an overnight thing obviously but reading the manual can give you a good head start in exploring all the functions your camera has to offer.

- Take lots of photos to find your style

If you are just starting out it can take a while to find your "style". Whether taking photos is a hobby or job you will find over time you have a style that you go back to, that you use time and time again but it can take some time to find that. My advice would be to take lots of photos and find what you love best, what style do you love when you look back at your pictures.

For me I love a natural look, I tend to try and capture moments in time that would otherwise be lost. Moments that nobody knows I have captured, the kids playing, deep in thought, running through fields or woodlands. When I look back at the photos I can almost hear the sound of their giggles, the wind blowing and the leaves in the trees rustling.

I think that's what I love the most about photography, that a picture captured in a moment can take you back to that moment for years to come. Looking at the image can transport you back to that time, the sounds, the smells and the feelings you felt and when you think about it that's pretty amazing right!?

The most important thing to remember above all though is to have fun. Photography should be enjoyable, picking up your camera should be a good feeling and just remember all of those beautiful pictures you will have to treasure for years to come.

Do you love taking photos? Share your top tips or reasons you love taking photos below.


** This is a collaborative post in which I received payment for. However all words and opinions are my own.**


  1. I felt like I lost my photography mojo but I am getting back into it now!

  2. Some great tips here. I have really developed a passion for photography over the last few years and I find it so fulfilling.

  3. I love photography and ran my own photography for years. Practise practise practise is key! I love capturing precious moments for people :) xx

  4. I really must upgrade from my iphone! I love taking photos but I am scared to spend the money and then be rubbish at using a decent camera!