Facebook and instagrams down perfect time to rebuild the New website … it’s now up and running – read on –

Oh dear social media went pop tonight but what did everyone do??

Me I did something that’s been on hold for some time.. and after the silly thing of clicking the wrong button! Yes we all do that once or twice in our life 😉

I decided it was time to get to grips and change the websites design. So tonight while the world was going mad and at a loose end .. I took the chance and started rebuilding !

I managed to get so much done with out distraction of social media pinging away !

I got 20 pages built and so many external likes done .. still a lot to do but I’m honestly loving the new look and feel of this page! And mixed in with the blog I can’t be more happy..

If you have read this far ! And still with me click the link below head over and check out the new pages and let me know what you think ! It’s still a work in progress but I’m loving the change!

Please come back and let me know what you think!

Adrian Day Photography

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!

BTW WHEN LEAVING A COMMENT .. YOU DONT NEED TO ADD EMAIL ADDRESS OR OTHER DETAILS BUT PLEASE LEAVE A NAME SO I CAN RELATE THE POST BACK TO YOUR QUESTION.. .. BUT PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BE GREAT TO CONNECT TO YOU ALL!

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 !

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

Adobe colour grade on jacks portrait includes my opinion haha

The difference that the new colour grade tool is making on images is outstanding

It’s possible that Adobe have created something will set it apart from other leading editing suits

I’ve used a number of editing tools over the years and I’ve kind of got bored with the same old ideas that everything needs to be photoshopped!

It’s such a misconception! I’ve been doing that get it right in camera and just do the basic of edit in lightroom

Now I’m a Sony shooter and to make life simple I use the send to phone Sony standard app that sends it in Raw and can be finished while out on location!

This works for so many reasons if you’re with a client and you want them to see the way the finished work is but don’t want to take a laptop /charger / leads and everything else including the kitchen sink ! Lightroom cc mobile it’s perfect and the great part is that as soon as you edit in the app it’s loading to the laptop in the studio!

Talk about the perfect mix ! Lightroom and Sony should join forces and do a deal that puts sony and Adobe users together at a great price!

Below are a couple of edits of jack

Saved out after colour grading and then returned to edit to black and white but to still have the graded mono look!
Colour graded image this to me has something a little different ! Have to say I really like the portrait of jack!

Find the images of jack on our social media pages ! Feel free to head over and show it some love! While you’re there hit the follow button I post every day! And I’m interactive with my followers ! Jacks post on Instagram

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

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!

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!