Family Portrait Photography
The 2011 Challenge

Take a look at this - fabulous programme. I completed it last year and - WOW! Yes it’s written for new businesses - well businesses that are not even dreamed about, but I used it for my own business - it’s a fabulous resource for marketing and promotion. Apparently 170,000 people have taken part in The Challenge since it’s inception in 2005 - will you too?

The Challenge
Take the Challenge and learn how to make your first $1 online.
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Article: 10 Hidden Images in Logos We See Daily

10 Hidden Images in Logos We See Daily
http://smashingtops.com/funny/10-hidden-images-in-logos-we-see-daily/

10 Hidden Images in Logos We See Daily

Isn’t it strange how many things are right in front of your eyes? The world is full of symbols, but we never find the time to notice them. These cool logos are actually images hidden into images. We were probably supposed to notice them, but tough luck, almost anybody ever does!

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Some very clever and creative ideas here.
Baby photography … Cora’s first year
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The most popular baby portrait package I offer is comprised of three photo sessions over your baby’s first year, as it showcases their key development stages. This package includes a free folio containing one print from each photo session - a real keepsake. This montage includes images from each of Cora’s sessions on the left hand side, showing her as a baby, toddler and finally as a lovely little girl.

For more information please visit my main  baby, child and family portrait photography website or call 0845 838 5375.

Article: Why digital photographs won’t be around forever

Why digital photographs won’t be around forever
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/aug/14/digital-photography-not-forever-prints

Dear Photograph is a remarkable demonstration of the power of ordinary, humdrum photographs to evoke memories. Anyone who has ever found a shoebox of old prints in an attic will know this. They yield up images of ourselves when we were young, slender and innocent, of our parents with unlined, carefree expressions and unfurrowed, untroubled brows, of holidays once enjoyed, places once visited. Photographs freeze moments in time, reminding us of who we were – and, by implication, of who we have become.

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That sums it for me, and if you are like my husband who can spend hours in the loft reminiscing in the company of neatly put together albums of his travels from 20 years ago it’s an important point. I’m convinced we are losing a whole chunk of social history because so many photographs are not printed or stored properly and then what will look at to remind us?
Baby photography - Alex at 7 months, session 2 of 3
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The most popular baby portrait package I offer is comprised of three photo sessions over your baby’s first year, you can choose the timings, but good times are 4, 8 and 12 months, as it showcases their key development stages. This package includes a free folio containing one print from each photo session. This is Alex’s second session, and his personality is really starting to emerge!

For more information please visit my main  baby, child and family portrait photography website or call 0845 838 5375.

Baby photography … Isaac completing his triple session package
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Article: No More Choices

No More Choices
http://www.parenting.com/blogs/parenting-post/maggie-cheung/no-more-negotiating-senator-jack

Parenting styles, strategies, and methods were a hot topic in all the mom groups I joined when I had just the one kid to obsess over. That sort of talk always stressed me out. I felt like my kid was always changing, he never fit the examples in the books

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Love the sentiment in this article, thought I’d share as so often I meet parents who are worrying about something, we all do, and it’s usually a phase that passes. I still think instinct is as good a steer as any and I haven’t referred to parenting books in a very long time!
Article: My Advice For Aspiring Photographers

A good summary and some good advice in there.


My Advice For Aspiring Photographers
http://jpgmag.com/stories/3265

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Article: Portraits of the Queen to be shown as part of diamond jubilee

Portraits of the Queen to be shown as part of diamond jubilee
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/8564888/Portraits-of-the-Queen-to-be-shown-as-part-of-diamond-jubilee.html

The exhibition, titled Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration will depict her many roles as “princess, monarch and mother”.

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This exhibition is right up my street, as you would expect! I’m always interested in how other photographers work - it’s what makes them unique and of course with this one is the added dimension of a familiar subject and the challenges connected with that. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be someone’s personal photographer and how you would refresh the creative juices once you’d worked with them a while and a level of predictability had set in. Or maybe it would allow you to be more creative because a trusting relationship had been established.
Article: Small businesses warned against infringing on photographers’ copyright [update] - British Journal of Photography

Small businesses warned against infringing on photographers’ copyright [update] - British Journal of Photography
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2075750/businesses-warned-infringing-photographers-copyright

Small businesses warned against infringing on photographers’ copyright [update]

The Forum of Private Business issued the warning after it noticed an increase “in calls to its member helpline on the issue in recent months, with several businesses receiving letters demanding payment for unwittingly using copyrighted pictures,” it says in a statement.

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I’m not surprised by this, copyright is a very misunderstood area.

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