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

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 !

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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!

New times make for new ways to run a Photography business

‘Lockdown’ we have all be hit in some way shape or form, by this hard hitting restriction.

Businesses, life in general has had to change! And we have been left with no other choice, but to change with the times.

Since this all started and the world was hit with lockdown, the photography industry has really taken a hit. Not being able to get your subject infront of the camera

Weather it’s a simple portrait or a wedding we can’t be in close proximity, though we have found ways to still do some forms of photography. The way it’s been done has be much more virtual than we would like.

I’ve personally found it so hard not being able to get clients in front of me. It’s hot my business very hard and not just that hit my creative side too!

I have been pretty lucky that I’ve had enough back stock of images to keep me socially active (social media busy)

Just as we have started to get back to business it’s looking like there will be further restrictions to business! And this will most definitely include photographers.

As photographers we we have to change with the times. Every day can be different and that’s with out the world being on lockdown. Times are hard for everyone. And we are all facing life changing actions.

In my next post I will be posting 5 tips to keeping a little business flowing in while we are unable to shoot! And to help keep our creative side going .

Please join me on my covid-19 lockdown journey ! By following my social media pages and this blog ! There will be a vlog coming soon too! Let’s all help each other in these dark business times!

I’ve added a few of the latest images to grace the social pages and the editing room below!

I really hope that I see a little of my following commenting and liking what I post! I always try to do the same in return.

Also listed here are the links to Instagram 1 Instagram 2 and Facebook pages.

I wish you all the very best of health and hope that you manage to keep going if you’re running a business. As I say images below! Show them some love! By clicking on the images to see the social posts.

Model jack Howe – Photographer Adrian Day
Model Vineta L – Photographer Adrian Day
Model Amber Reed – Photographer Adrian Day

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 more from day five with this soft beauty set of Jade

Three new soft beauty images edited of Jade on Day five.

Really like how the soft look gives an even more angelic look to a naturally beautiful portrait.

Let me know what you think of these and please head over to our social media pages and Pinterest pages to show even more love! We are always grateful

Happy Easter 🐣

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