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Photography Posts

Organising an InstaMeet

Last weekend was #Glencoe15—an InstaMeet held in Glencoe. We went for a walk up into the Lost Valley. An Instameet is a community organised photography event based around Instagram. A bunch of people with similar interests meet up and create something. Here’s how we organised it, and an excuse to post some photos.

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Rethink Stock Photography

This is more of a plea than a typical blog post for me. I’ll keep it short and sweet. If you have business people shaking hands; a call centre person with a headset; a person holding up a card with a generic message on it; or a white blob man performing some generic action—delete it. Don’t bother replacing it. Let your branding, site design, typography, and more importantly the content speak for itself.

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A Visit to Paris

This time last week I was in Paris, having spent a day in London before getting the Eurostar to Paris. Here’s what it looked like. The view from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

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A Visit to Skye

This time last week I was driving the 225 miles to Skye. In the four days we covered 725 miles in the car, and probably walked around 20–25 miles. Here’s where we visited and how to find them.

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Getting Stuff Done

I use four main tools to help me get work done. I find they help me keep focused on the tasks in hand, and help with creative block. If I know something is taken care of, and I know I won’t forget about something, it helps me focus on the task in hand.

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New to Photography

I’ve always been interested in Photography, my Grandad has always taken lots of pictures everywhere he goes and I guess that’s where it started. I remember going out on walks with him and my Gran and we’d be moved left, right, up and down for him to get the shot he wanted. I didn’t get it then—but I do now.

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