What would you like to learn about photography?

Been a while since I’ve posted a full blog post!

Now you all know I’m first and foremost a photographer .. a portrait and boudoir photographer predominately.. but over the last year I’ve been taking time out to gain skills in landscape and nature photography..

Also having won a number of competition with my landscape work I feel I’m doing pretty well! Like having my work shown at the fujifilm print life stand at the Birmingham photography show.

Fujifilm print life stand !

Now I know I’ve been doing short posts and running this is because I’ve been doing so many things I’ve not had time to do deep messages and long posts!

Well I’ve just started to add to that! Even more!

With a new section to my website and my Adrian Day YouTube channel this is going to be where I post tips, tricks and reviews of photography products and ideas to help all you guys and girls become better photographers and to enjoy the craft and the creative side of the industry.

But before I start posting videos and blog posts about this I would love to hear from others as to what you would like to see! .. I know what I look for but that’s me ! I don’t just want to post what I want to know .. I want to post at the needs of others !

See this could be anything for creative tips like using a prism or coloured lighting. Or it could be what I suggest to be the best lens for portraits or landscapes

It could be that you want to know about editing and how I edit my images using Adobe Lightroom or photoshop.. and what you want to learn specifically like colour toning or black and white conversion

Maybe you only have your phone to take pictures and that’s a perfectly great option as they say “the best camera is the one you have with you!” and want to know the best apps I use to edit the questions are endless!

But please feel free to comment below with your questions and I will write them all down and create future posts to answer your questions !

Also coming soon to help users of lightroom I’m going to start putting together downloadable products Things like brushes for photoshop and presets and Lut’s for both Lightroom and photoshop

These will be priced at silly prices ! So anyone can obtain them on the smallest of budgets to help them grow and learn faster! I currently have over 50 presets from colour to black and white! Ready to go! Just sorting out the website over the next few weeks to make them downloadable for you all!

There is so much more to come ! So if you have read this far please hit the follow button so that you can be notified when I post.. and as I say please leave a comment below if you find this page helpful and have a question you want answering!

Once again thank you everyone for your support and sticking with me over covid months ! It’s much appreciated!

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The sky last night July 14th was beautiful! Like it was on fire! The sunset was like nothing I’ve seen before! And the moon was just as beautiful! #sky #sunset #moon

Twitter exploded my image.. or was it more thanks to Tom Hiddleston fans

I posted an image last week and it started to gain a little traction. Likes started pinging with retweet’s popping up all over the place .. the then come the quotes and followers too!

I’ve not been one to use Twitter! I’ve been adding the odd post here and there mostly posts that are auto posted via the blog/website.

A bit like this post…

Now I noticed that my numbers of website view was going up ! By the second .. any normal week would have anything from 100-1000 views but this wasn’t seeming to be any normal week!

I had posted some images from the set of the Essex serpent drama just images of the film set .. btw this is staring staring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes .. (will pop a couple of images below of what I shared)

Within the first couple of hours the web views had gone up to 400 and I had seen there was a few likes and retweet’s popping up on my phone notifications.. but hadn’t taken to much notice.. as I follow some very active posters 😉

It’s wasn’t until a my partner said that my phone was pinging to much she put it on silent.. that I took a closer look!

So opened the Twitter app and there was so many notifications.. people actually was liking commenting and retweeting my work .. such great comments there was over 70 likes .. now I’m used to posting to Instagram! Where it seems I’m either on a shadow ban or instagrams just blocked people seeing my posts.. as I get around 20-30 likes and the odd few comments ..

So when Twitter started kicking off I was shocked!

I looked at the website stats every hour and it was going up and up ! 600 – 700 – 800

By the end of the day there was over 1500 views to the website and the Twitter had more likes retweet’s and followers than I’ve ever had!

To say I was shocked

It’s an understatement!

So may of Tom Hiddleston’s fans had liked and tweeted I thought it was only kind to thank thank all! So I wrote a post thanking them all! Said post ( check it out here )

Now I didn’t think that it would bubble up again! But it did and out did the day before post! Again due to amazing fans of Tom!

Over 1600! Views to the website!

What I didn’t realise was that with Twitter there is a little insights icon, that you can check to see how your post is going ! I could see there was a lot of likes comments and retweet’s but I didn’t know you could see other details too! It wasn’t until yesterday.. (shows how often I use Twitter )

That I found the icon and started clicking through to see how my posts has done

Now I posted in the week 9 main posts ! From this blog .. some just an image others a long ish blog post ..

The more I clicked through the stats the more I got surprised! The views I was getting to me was off my standard scale !! Again being used to small numbers of impressions .. going by instagrams intake ..

I was getting around 3000 per post I’m used to 300 per post !

Then there was some big one 8k 10k

Then I see it ! The post I did thanking all of Tom Hiddleston fans, had blown up ! And was just over the 29k

😊😊😊 29,000 impressions! 😊😊😊

It’s the most I’ve ever had ! And to say it’s made my year so far is an understatement! The amount of love support shares tweets retweet quotes and comments that must have taken to get that amount of views is astonishing!

I’m overwhelmed honestly, never could I have dreamt that it would take changing my approach to social media to get my work seen by so many people !

And to not only get seen but make some amazing new friends and followers !

So in conclusion .. when all things are going bad don’t despair or give up! Just Try changing things .. do something a little different..

We can’t expect to get a different result by always doing the same thing!

Lastly

Thank you 😊 to all those amazing people who took the time out of their day to share the love on what I’ve been posting ! You’re the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet! And you really have helped someone who was in a deep dark place to realise there is a reason to live ! A reason to fight and a reason to show the world his art ! His photography!

I have so much love and respect for you all right now ! And I wish I could put into words just how grateful I’m am to each and every one of you ! Have a fantastic Easter .. stay safe ..

thanks again Adrian

New posts coming tonight 12pm gmt

Hey all happy new year !

wow it’s been a tough start to January! Business has been a little bit! how can I say? all over the place!

But it’s time to get back to the regular schedule and start posting on a regular basis! Showing what we are doing! How you can do it! And honestly connect with all of our amazing followers

So tonight 12 pm GMT there will be a new post coming ! This will be a second part to one of 10 things new photographers may not know section!

So please keep your eyes out for the next post! And if you’re reading this post, give it a thumbs up and hit the follow button so that you don’t miss it

Also head over to our Instagram! We have some amazing new images coming as we have just started a #365 project where I’m going to be posting a minimum of one new edit every day for the year! We are currently on day twelve, of this year and already posted fourteen images !

This is just a few of the images coming in the next 30 days !

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

Small selection of mini photo shots from back stock covid lockdown

Here are a few more images from the back stock collection.

These are just a few images created for clients over the last year or so!

I hope that you like what you see!

Model: Vineta
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: sarah
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Vineta
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Alice
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Vineta
Photographer: Adrian Day

Mini portrait sessions – images from the covid-19 backstock

These images are from the covid-19 back stock love these mini sets setting images out like this I find works for showing images to clients as a first impression set!

If this is something that stands out to you please show these images and posts some love.

Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Hazel
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Vineta
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jack
Photographer: Adrian Day

Just added 5 new covid-19 portrait image sets with different models

Day six of covid-19 lockdown and been creating some image sets for social media posts

These are pretty simple to do and something I like to issue to send image sets to clients of the three best images from each outfit I shoot!

Sometimes it takes a little time to get things right but these are simple and show just what’s needed

If you like what you see please show the post and the images on our social media pages some love 💓

Model: Hazel
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Sarah Jane
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Alice
Photographer: Adrian Day

Covid-19 lockdown edits day five Jade deep beauty set

Well it’s day five and been in the editing room once again.

These three images I love ! There is such a pop to these images yet the skin is so soft with a lot of detail.

Let me know what you think! Will be great hearing from you!

If you get a chance head over to our social media on Instagram Twitter and facebook just search @adriandayphotography

Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day

Getting to grips with creating YouTube videos, new video up!

It’s definitely been a new process for me, getting to grips with creating content for my YouTube channel! One showing what I can do and two learning that process of editing ! With out buying into a big program like adobe premier pro right away!

I’ve managed to do a few videos and post them up! I like the out come, again this is all done using mobile editing ! But still these are in 1080p or 4K so that’s not so bad on quality as YouTube will render the video in algorithm if it’s low quality and put it way down the list of showing!

If you would like to see the two videos click on the images below and please give it a like and maybe even a follow on my account!

Our New look website !

Again it’s long over due!

Finally managed to get some time out to edit the website, and change up its look.

I’ve been super busy the last few months and what with Christmas and shooting/editing it’s been thought getting any time to update this page.

But it’s finally happening! Yes, I’ve got a little time to get online and make those very much needed changes! Clean up and give my brand, the look it deserves.

Head over to our landing page and give us a comment or two! Let me know what you think!

It’s got a few more changes to come but it’s looking great in my opinion! Be that on mobile device or laptop, it’s clean and simple.