It’s almost that time of year again, Halloween is literally hours away! So if you are still stuck for ideas for costumes, fun food, halloween crafts or creepy decorations, here are some helpful links to a few simple, easy and fun ideas for you to make. I shan’t claim the halloween crafts or food are mine, they are some of the favourites I have found whilst searching online, but you can find all the links to the original tutorials on my articles Continue reading
Last Sunday was the South Wales Blogger Tea Party, which I helped co-host with the awesome Laura and Gemma. It took place in Pettigrew Tea Rooms in Cardiff, and 22 other local blogging ladies turn up to enjoy some seriously good tea and tasty treats which Pettigrew had put on especially for us. Continue reading
Before we went away I knew the weather wasn’t going to be great in Copenhagen, probably wet and probably cold. Plus I had to pack wise as we were only taking hand luggage, for 4 days! Eek! So I pretty much took 4 outfits, 1 for each day and travelled in my jeans. I took a lightweight coat, so I could carry it easily, and 4 dresses, plus tights and my knee high boots which went with all 4 dresses and were comfortable to walk in. Simple!
I didn’t get pictures of them all but here are 2 of them, plus my outerwear.
Chantele and I were recently invited to a night time photography workshop, along with approx. 20 local bloggers at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, which was hosted by Transun and Joe Blog. The evening started with plenty of cups of tea followed by a talk on understanding your DSLR and how to adjust exposure using the 3 main settings found on every DSLR, ISO, Aperture and shutter speed.
Our group had a varied degree of skill level in using and understanding exposure, so we started at the very bottom and worked our way up to how to expose a photograph in the dark of the night by adjusting our settings and prioritising certain aspects of the exposure. We had a little play with our cameras inside (turning the lights off) to make sure everyone was up to speed on adjusting their ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings before venturing outside to have a bit of fun with our cameras, mixed in with some creativity.
The event was a lot of fun and benefitted those who were just starting out to learn how to get out of auto mode on their cameras, and a good excuse to do some networking with local bloggers at the same time. The skills that were taught, taking long exposures and how to adjust your settings were linked in with how to take beautiful images of the Northern Lights, which can be made possible by the expeditions that Transun organise. It really did make us want to take a trip to see and photograph them (it’s on the bucket list!). From a technical aspect we personally didn’t gain any knowledge, but it wasn’t our main intent as we are both photographers by profession, however we met some great people, talked shop with Iguana Photography who took the workshop and came home with a rather good complimentary camera cleaning kit!
We’re very sorry for being MIA recently, but the house has been taking up lots of time, and it’s baby boom month, meaning us Newborn Photographers have been super busy photographing and editing lots of tiny little new people! (You can see some sneak peeks of the shoots on our Facebook Page). But amongst all the craziness we managed to get away for a little mini break to Copenhagen, so that is where we spent last week.
It’s a lovely city with so much to see and do, so here are our Top Picks for places to visit in Copenhagen, especially if you only have a few days there and want to get the most out of your visit. Continue reading