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 !
Etsy store is live ! Buy some of the landscape work I’ve created
Well I think we did it, finally the Etsy store is coming together! Just in time for christmas !!!
More work is being added and there are a few of my favourite images live and ready to buy via digital download !
If you see something on there that you like and want in a frame or on a beautiful Ali dibond print send me a message for a price … you never know our prices could surprise you!
We are so happy to see that our Etsy is up and running and that people seem to like what we are selling!
Click the link below to go take a look!
Below are a few products that are coming soon! Should be well worth following along to see what’s coming next
10 things new photographers may not know 1/10
Looking or asking about camera setting!
We have all done it! It’s a learning curve!
Now you may not think this is a stupid thing to do! In theory it’s not! But what new photographers don’t realise unlike photographers who have been shooting for say five years is,
Unless you’re shooting at the same photoshoot, at the same time with the same lens and camera mixed with the same lighting
Reading or asking for camera settings are pretty much worthless!
I’ve watched many of hours from amazing photographers showing their amazing images, showing the settings that come with the finished image.
Now this can also be a bonus if your looking at the bokeh or amount of grain in the shot but that’s evident from looking at any image!
Once again so much about photography is about the moment and working with what we have! Be that the location or the model as much as the gear used!
Most new photographers done understand that what works for Sony users differ from that of canon or Nikon for instance !
Also it could be that one user is using a full frame camera and ones using a crop sensor !
All the above would result in less light or a difference in quality, and so many other variations from they think they will get from looking at the setting other photographers have posted with their images
In conclusion, the best things to take away from seeing others work and setting is to see the benefits of what you can get if you mix those setting with the right lighting,
And then look at each of the following !
- Look at the eyes to see what lights modifiers and reflectors have been used.
- Look at the shadows to see where the light is coming from up down left right so on.
- Look at the background is is in focus or out of focus this will tell you why they have used the settings if there is bokeh or depth of field then the setting would be 1.4 – 2.8 … if it’s in focus this could mean that the lens has been set to f6.3 up.
- Has any light been used at all or is it just natural lighting
- Then if you try shooting you can pick parts and set your camera to help replicate what your taking . Set camera for back ground darkness and depth of field .. bring in subject and then add light to light the subject!
Christmas is coming let’s up our game – new images and December deals
Beautiful images of Alice, and though Christmas is coming. We are not slowing down on our work flow!
In fact we are currently taking more booking per day than we have before!
As you can tell these image speak for themselves! Soft beautiful and constant! We love our style and many other do too!
Sometimes a personal gift for the Christmas season is perfect for a family member like our mums and dads who want that latest photo of their beautiful daughter or dapper son!
Big deals now live for the Christmas season!
What have I been upto this week! At Adrian Day Photography
Birthday week for me! It’s coming round to that time of year again ! Another year older for me and another year of being a photographer!
I’ve now been into photography twenty eight years! Wow how time has gone so fast!
I’ve not been a professional photographer all that time as I was still at school a good part of that and I took some time out before I come back to the art so now it’s been a little over 20 years picking up a camera !
Do you know what? There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t like photography! I honestly love what I do and enjoy everything about it! Even those times when I didn’t quite get the shot I was expecting! or that pose that just didn’t hit focus !
This week I’ve had a lot going on! Looking through where I have been and evaluating where I’m heading! What I’ve yet to accomplish and what I’ve already accomplished!
I’ve managed to get my work in places I didn’t think possibly on the streets of London and magazines that span the globe! I’ve also worked with amazing clients models and gained some fantastic friends along the way!
I’ve been lucky enough to use some great products cameras and locations that I’ve captured beautiful images I never thought I would create!
This lockdown has given me ideas and thoughts that have perplexed me! But also has shown me that even in the times we are working in! There is no reason we can’t keep an open mind and still be creative!
We are only held back by our imagination and today world doesn’t have to stop in the real world but the World Wide Web can open up endless possibilities!
So this week I’ve been busy !
- Created and Etsy store.
- Created a new dot com for Adrian Day photography.
- Created a social media shop on my pages
- Edited a number of images that I’ve revamped to today’s style.
- took on E-learning ! (Yes I’ve been a photographer for 20 years but times change and it’s time to go with it!)
- Also uploaded a number of images and links to Pinterest so people can see and maybe grow and get inspiration from my work!.
See now the view I have is that I’ve been waiting to long to do all the above and thinking that things will change!
Change only comes from doing something about what you want and need every single day! We can’t expect things to get better by doing the same thing every single day!
Okay guys and girls here are a few links for you to check out ! this is some of what I’ve been creating this week! Please if you like something show it some love ! Comment follow like it’s amazing to have your input and connecting with amazing people
Please let me know on here also if you like my posts so I know if I’m doing something right ! And hey it will be good to chat!
Jade on locations
Boudoir with kayleigh.
Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post! And keeps watching the how I got the shot post is running a little late but it’s coming ! Just want to get it right !
Fighting fit during lockdown! Keeping business going as usual
Let me start by saying I know why we are doing this (to save lives) and to help each other to keep going in the future! We need to look after each other!
Lockdown definitely is taking the life out of business
Everyone in the uk and across the would are finding it very hard to keep going
It’s a fight we live every day but so much more when in a lockdown situation. Government officials say that photographers are a non essential business! But documenting life and the situation we are all in I feel we are essential
There isn’t any reason that we can’t keep going we can shoot from a distance more than that of a school teacher or a shop worker!
We are creating works and we can do that on location out in the streets and out in the middle of nowhere and we can still keep everything safe yet still keep our family provided for! And also still put money into the big government fun pot!
It’s seems that yet again it’s going to be a few works of keeping the website up and working on the jobs that are needed in the background! Things like web design, learning new editing techniques, learning how to create BTS videos with the new products we have just had delivered!
You may not know it but being a photographer it’s not just about doing taking pictures ! There is a long list of things that need doing, to keep business going !
- Learning the latest technologies
- Keeping up with social media
- Replying to everyone and keeping visible to potential clients
- Meeting with clients
- Sending out products and prints
- Creating photo books
- Sending out images for publications
- And that’s just to start!
One of the latest posts up on Instagram, this one is a fun shot we did for model Stephanie
Check out Stephanie and jack on my page along with many others
This ones an edit of jacks shoot! We love working with new models and helping the get their first take of what it takes to be a model
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.
A few new Black and white images from shoots Adrian Day Photography
Love these images… it’s amazing what a desaturated image can look like. and really change the whole look of an image.
You may think you have the image you want in colour but until you have at least tried to see what a monochrome version of your looks like don’t take it for granted it can show all the imperfections or even make that image pop !
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!
Back stock edits lock down for photographers the Alana shoot
A few images from the shoot with Alana, we got some fun and friendly images with this client
It was such a great shoot to do! And definitely one I had to edit and show while I had the chance!
If you like what you see please feel free to show some love!