Now that Summer is here, for many it means holiday season and travelling abroad. We live in a time that means capturing memories and photographing absolutely everything is very common. We all like to share on social media making friends and family at home jealous! We all like to reminisce about times gone by wishing we was back there.
Well I have decided to share with you my top tips for all you budding and pro photographers on how to protect your camera and equipment when travelling abroad. Tips I have gathered from my own experiences and read about.
The more you enjoy your hobbies and pastimes, the better you become at them. When your hobby is something creative; whether it’s baking, illustration, or perhaps your photography skills have reached new levels after the new camera you received for Christmas, your expertise and passion will grow the more you do it. If friends and family are starting to compliment your work (without being prompted), then maybe it’s time to consider the possibility that you could make some money from doing what you love. You could try blogging, like I have and find an SEO expert to help you to get to the top of your game.
It may seem a little scary; but the only way you’ll know if people will pay for what you’re making is to get your stuff out there for the public to see, try and, fingers crossed, buy. A friendly place to start is local markets and fayres; maybe your child’s school is throwing a summer fete, or there’s a weekly street market in your hometown. Don’t be afraid to enquire about the cost of a stall, and sign up (it’s now or never). Charity bake sales (presuming you bake) are another way to serve up your delights to the public to gauge a reaction and to introduce people to whom you are and what you do.
It’s always a good idea to be set up on at least one social media account, so that anyone who’s interested in finding out more about what you’re selling has a point of contact. Image-based social media, like Instagram and Pinterest, are perfect for showing off your craft, especially if you’re an illustrator or seamstress. You’ll also find a (mostly) friendly community of people on social media who are creating similar things to you; start talking to them, you might be surprised how much help you can gain. If a “meetup” is being organised, try and make it; they are an excellent way to network and, if you’re able to get a babysitter, it’ll be a child-free day for you.
Image via PEXELS
I have been a bit slow on the uptake with having professional photographs taken of baby girl. I know it’s bad of me. She is only a baby once. But we do have zillions of our own photos and videos.
So I have been on the hunt, looking for local service professionals in Baby photography. There is a great site called Bidvine which you can look for services in your local area. It can be any service you need, not just photography. But I’m concentrating at looking for baby photography.
How Bidvine works:
- Get Quotes
- Pick One
- Job Done
It really is that simple. They do the hard work for you by searching your area for the best possible professional people for the job you need doing.
Hello and welcome back to New Mum Stories. This week we have Kris from Max and Kai The Blog sharing with us her experience at Max’s first photo shoot…
Over to you Kris…
I had always wanted to have a newborn photo shoot when we finally had a baby.i had seen so many gorgeous pics of squidgy newborns in flowerpots,I was really excited to get some of the new baby. So when Max finally arrived I made it my mission to find an affordable local photographer.
We decided on a lovely local photographer and at 5 weeks we booked Max in. The day finally arrived and off we set ,Max in his baby finery armed with props and me and Danny didn’t look too shabby either.
Friday was a lovely but cold sunny Autumn day. We went for a little walk around the park before our baby sensory class, and the sky was so blue.
I love to take photos of the views where I park in and around Cornwall. This photo is another of Malpas, my favourite place with a gorgeous relaxing view.