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Due to covid-19 Its been a super hard year at Adrian Day Photography
as of Thursday 5th November due to gov restrictions we have to sadly stop working again, for another month.
This isnt going to be an easy time for photographers and many other businesses
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Business is first and foremost about making others happy

We get into business to pay the bills and to create something for our future!

This is true to a stage! What we don’t think about is that what we do ultimately makes others happy!

It’s something I’ve just found out. The bigger picture is that for 99% of businesses is that it’s ultimately making our customers or consumers happy.

Think about it like this, a baker makes cakes and you buy them to make your belly happy and that makes you feel good as the consumer but the baker is happy too because he is doing what he loves

Builder build a house with out thinking that what they’re doing is potentially making a house that will become a home for a family to grow and live happy ever after!

It’s the same being a photographer, though we capture images and we love what we do.. we are doing it to make others happy capturing your big day or taking that portrait of your grandmother who you love and want to always remember. It’s about making you happy!

It’s great that we can do what we love, while making a living yet at the same time making someone else happy!

I love that feeling of making others around me happy so remember everyone’s out to make you happy! Even when you don’t know it and take it for granted

I truly hope that what I do makes those who see it very happy and that it puts a smile on someone’s face! Here are a few images that I really hope makes you smile.

Model vineta – Photographer Adrian Day
Model Vineta – Photographer Adrian Day
Model Vineta – Photographer Adrian Day

Five tips for photographers during a pandemic

During this lockdown we have all had a hard time, be that as it may, many of us have had some free time, more than we would like and less money coming in.

I thought it a good idea to help out with ‘five tips’ I’ve been using the last few months to make a little extra income while not being able to shoot like I normally would! and to take up some of that free time I suddenly now have.

Tip 1 look at your back stock and edit to use for promotional material on social media. This keeps people seeing your work and keeps your pages active even though your restricted from shooting.

Tip 2 contact magazines to see if there is interest in your work! Send in submission using your back stock or new edits from tip 1

Tip 3 if you shoot landscapes, automotive or nature sign up to stock sites and upload them, this can create a great source of income.

Tip 4 maybe it’s time for you to put your money where your mouth is ! This part is speculate to accumulate, pick some of your best works and get some prints done. To frame and sell! This is a way you can make some extra money while not being able to actually shoot !
There are also some great sites that you can upload images to sell but remember they take commission

Tip 5 we all have that extra gear laying around that we no longer use. Maybe it’s time that you traded in! Maybe for cash to help with day to day earning or even to trade up on the lens or product you’re after!
Having a little time on your hands gives you plenty of opportunities to go through everything you no longer use.

Below is a list of a couple of helpful places you can go to online

Shutter stock image stock website

12 best magazines that take image submissions

Sell your unused gear with wex

I am not affiliated with any of the above links it’s just a couple of companies I have used and been happy with the service. There are many others out there!

Is Instagram dead? – has it lost the plot and put its self in quarantine!

I’ve been using Instagram for years… pretty much from day one…

It’s was great watching all the people posting amazing images and showing of what they was doing in a way that no other site had been doing.

Images got likes and each person had its real following in its own style, niche..

Everyone had a voice, everyone could be just who they wanted to be. okay there was a few restrictions and Instagram kept an eye on the naughty side.

As the years have gone on it’s become restrictive in ways that we don’t realise. We only don’t realise this because Instagram has taken it up-on it’s self to use it’s algorithm to put pay to getting seen in any way shape or form unless instagram feels you deserve it. or that you tick ever box it want you to.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking into where and what’s best to get yourself and images seen and noticed. Paid or free.

It’s looking like social media is now making it more like antisocial media! It’s killing its self off by doing all it can to so called be the best! Why if a site calls its self social would you stop people for doing exactly that.

I’ve tried everything to get a following used a number of different pages even posted images that have on other sites got tens of thousands of views and like yet on social media got just under 100 views and maybe 30 likes.

This to me isn’t worth my investment at all. I’ve paid for and done free posts and got nothing in return.

To me it’s seems that a number of people are coming away from the platforms and putting the money into their own websites and posting the work right to the bourses mouth! And getting so much more ! For way less.

A few weeks back I posted to Pinterest! From my website now my website is a free WordPress and my Pinterest is free.

In one seven day period I had over 60k of views and a large number of saves and like. And my views and comments to my website went from 10 to 100 per day!

It’s honestly a no brainier when you’re getting something for free and the numbers are showing for them self what’s happening . It’s only time before everyone goes it alone and walks away from so called social media !

This is just my opinion but try it your self and if you don’t see a difference let me know.

I’m sure in a day of media being a sales point that we need to find our best format or medium to get ourselves out there! It’s only smart business that we look out for ourself and our really followers and clients

Question is do you think it’s dead? What have you found that works for you? I’m always open to suggestions !

Black and white photography covid lockdown edits with jack

Here are a few images from the back stock of a shoot with Male model Jack

Do like shooting males and editing the images in black and white it gives a depth to the images unseen by colour images!

If you like what you see please show these images a little love!

Model: Jack
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jack
Photographer: Adrian
Model: Jack
Photographer: Adrian

Pinterest blow up! 26k organic impressions

This month I thought I would try something different ! I wanted to step away from social media a little and see what’s happening elsewhere.

Well I’m always looking for inspiration on Pinterest and everyone’s always posting did you see this? did you see that? on Pinterest! So ! I started posting my work to my Pinterest account ! https://pin.it/LA2I4vz

I created a folder and named it simply my photography, and then started adding the work I had stored on my mobile device! Now it’s all pretty simple to do when you have the Pinterest app! Just click the + sign and add the image and any details such as title, info and a weblink if you have one!

Now if you’re used to facebook or Instagram the algorithm it kicking our butts with low views and paid content advertising. So I’ve been used to 100 ish impressions on an image. Now With this I’ve not paid to promote any image! Everything has been organic. The first few images didn’t do to much 20 impressions and as I was saying thought okay this is about normal.

Adrian Day Photography  Pinterest page
20 impressions only!

So I posted a few more images and they started going up 160 – 200

Adrian Day Photography Pinterest page
168 impressions! Going up!

Then come the first big impression jump and to me I was happy organic views of an image more than I’ve had on social media in years ! 556 impressions in the image below!

Boom 💥 over the 500 mark!

Some of you may be thinking this is normal now I’ve only seen big number showing up on image of nudes or news posts other get a good number due to following! Now my following is low! Pinterest 40 followers Instagram 1450 not big at all!

Well I was a little addicted by this stage I started adding images to build up my portfolio and possibly gain the same kind of impressions a few of them didn’t get many view but then others started growing! 600+ 800+

And then there it was I hit my first 1200 views on and image! I was bouncing off the walls ! Me, my work, a Photographer on a lonely mission to get known!

Boom 🤯 1.2k impressions

Now this was in my first week ! I’m only on week two now and my numbers on certain images are still low but then others are getting over the 1k but yesterday one image went ballistic! I posted an image just before leaving the house to go run some errands!

When I got back I was thinking about my image was it good enough it wasn’t someone I had posted shooting on there in that style before! Well it got the better of me and I picked up my phone and clicked the app! And there it was ! 6500 impressions! Over 6.5 k Of views this was shocking ! Happy understatement of the day! Mind blown head shock! Here is that image!

Adrian Day Photography  Pinterest
#mindblown 6.5K impressions

Well I’m definitely blown away with that now with Pinterest you can see the monthly stats on posting just to my photography pin board this month has so far racked me up 26K of impressions and 18K audience 18000 people seen my page that’s more than see my Instagram last year in just two weeks ! Let alone a month!

Below is my stats

Last 30 day Pinterest stats

So honestly if you’re trying to get your work seen by the masses the maybe social media like facebook or Instagram are not the way forward ! They’re a great medium and in fairness you could help the views by posting links to social pages too! Just to gain a little extra viewing! But my new best friend is definitely Pinterest!

It’s helped my website to grow, it’s helped my social pages grow as the links are there on the images and it’s boosted my interest from people want to have work done by me! All in all I think it’s a great place to grow and watch this space for the what the rest of this month brings if this is the start I look forward to seeing what can come from stepping away from the norm!

Give it a try yourself and let me know how you get on! Any free advertising is worth the two minutes it takes to set up and the 30 seconds to post!

Feel free to follow my Twitter Pinterest Instagram pages all can be found below or on our main page! Click the pictures to go to our pins page

Until next time ! One life one shot capture it!

Happy new year image sale

Been a little time in the making or should I say in the doing!

But to end 2019 I finally put the plan into action and started selling images from locations I’ve shot!

Having posted images to a number of sites and asked the question who would buy ? And got some great feed back I hope that this will be a worth while thing

I would really love to see what people think and would be super happy to know that people want my art on their walls.

If you’re interested in buying or checking out some of the images take a look at the link below

click on the image

By the way HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!