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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Maldon Essex is playing host to Carter’s vintage steam fair starting this Saturday! It’s such a sight to see! With rides dating back to 1896

What’s your favourite! I can’t decide! Black and white or the colour one? #reflection #landscape #water

More BTS from on set of the Essex serpent, a six part drama staring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes

Well it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted my first sets of images ! But I managed to find a few more images of the set in my unsure list!

I think these ones have come out pretty well!

These images show the beauty of being a photographer and being able to capture scenes like this !

Please feel free to share this post! Give me a shout out ! If you like them! I know Toms fans have been so amazing with all they have done with my posts so once again thanks guys and girls ❤️❤️

As a say here are four new images

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

There it was gone! As fast as the Essex serpent set was built it was gone! along with the stars of the drama Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes, but here is a few images before it went.


Wasn’t there long at all!

It’s like it was never there! Maldon town become the setting for the new six part drama ‘the Essex serpent’, staring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes..

Last week a couple to big tents popped up, then a number of big trucks and what seemed like 100 set workers ! set to work to put together a Victorian setting with boats, ships and what looks like a Victorian dock. With all the trimmings..

I was keeping fingers crossed that filming would take longer than just a few days and that I would have the luck and pleasure of seeing the amazing cast a crew of the drama. But life got in the way ! And I couldn’t make it there to photograph Tom or Claire! In the midst of filming..

I was lucky to have got a number of set shots but the only time I could have got a shot of one of the stars the security guards got in the way so managed to get his nose haha! Not what I wanted !

Wish I could have managed to get some more chances .. would have been great to get some stars into the portfolio.. and give his fans something to look at!

Sadly I only managed to get set shots ! Like those you see above!

Just a week later I managed to get down to the quayside where filming was .. and there is was … gone! Not a dot of dust no lumps of coal or grains of salt! It was back to standard Maldon quayside!

As fast as it come, it was gone again!

Yet another lights down on filming and another film, filmed in Maldon .. .. it’s great that this little sea side town has been home to so many filming sets .. looking forward to the next one! Keep eyes open

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Images on the set of Sarah Perry’s novel the Essex serpent. Currently being filmed by Apple TV staring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes

These are three of my favourite images from being on the set of Essex serpent.. I really wished that I was feeling well enough to have got down to the set on the second day of shooting!

To then be able to get some better shots with the two stars of the six part drama ! Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes ! But sadly this wasn’t the case!

It would have been so amazing to have had more of a chance to get some fantastic behind the scenes shots !

As I know his fans would have loved to see them!

Sorry all! But these images of the set I think would look amazing on a canvas or on a Ali dibond print !

Let me know what you think in the comments below! Or on my Twitter page! All comments and love welcome and feel free to share the web links too!

Such perfect props selected for the stage of essex serpent with Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes

On set of the Essex serpent! An Apple tv 6 part show staring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston.. We watch as a seaside town takes on a Victorian setting based on the novel by Sarah Perry

We have always been pretty lucky here in this, small sea side town! In Essex,

Maldon has been part of a number of films with big names like Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, and BAFTA award winner Jude Law to name a couple!

Well it’s time to add a few more names to the list ! Apply tv is currently filming for a six part Victorian drama, based on the novel by Sarah Perry..

This drama will be staring male lead and avengers actor Tom Hiddleston and female lead Claire Danes who’s stared in homelands and Baz Luhrmanns, Romeo and Juliet

The film / set building crew landed on the quayside of Maldon and set to work transforming it into something extra amazing! It’s like a step back in time! Victorian time ! So many props and they really do set the scene..

It’s taken them under a week to make this quayside into the perfect Victorian set! The team building this set honestly are amazing, they all seem to know who, what and where they need to be moving around the set placing props and build up a visual story with out even having the actors /actresses on set.

It’s amazing ! And it’s right on our doorstep!

So today I was lucky enough to get on set and get some images ! While also getting to see a preview what’s to come! This also documents some of what will become a part of Maldon’s history.. as photographers this should always be a big part of what we do! We need to take images of what’s happening around us, not just our chosen style of photography..

We need to document the world, to show those who follow us in years to come our history! Like many have before us!

I’ve never been on film set before, even though I’ve been lucky enough to meet a few great actors and actresses over the years! And I’ve always had a thing for film/ stage, ever since I was part of the school stage team! Creating lighting and sets for the big school productions !

So this was a buzz for me! It’s not every day we get to do something like this!

So who’s ready to see a few images?

I’m really happy to have got these ! And I’m super proud of them ! I hope that these tell a little bit of the story and as it’s said in Romeo and Juliet.. here we set the scene !

Please let me know what you think! It’s always amazing chatting to people and hope that you like these images !

Can’t wait to see what they do with this set and where the story line fits into the film.