Photography

I’ve Been Shooting Big Cats and Wolves For Fun

...with my new 300mm lens. As autumn descends and we try to make the best of the good weather, my other half and I took a trip to Dartmoor Zoo Park last weekend. Visiting Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium two weeks before, we noticed a special discount on offer. Visit either DZP or NMA, and with… Continue reading I’ve Been Shooting Big Cats and Wolves For Fun

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Advice for Clients Hiring Freelancer

How to Attract Top Rated Upwork Freelancers

It's the autumn and for many freelancers, that's the busy period. Almost every year without fail, October has taken a sharp upturn in the volume of work. Just last week, I was receiving 3-4 invitations to interview every day on Upwork. It also means I will rarely use my connects to pitch for work. Autumn… Continue reading How to Attract Top Rated Upwork Freelancers

Photography

My Favourite Cornish Photography Spots (So Far!)

While I've only lived in this stunning county for two years, three years short of neighbour and tourism rival Devon, I'm already hooked on the stunning landscapes and green spaces. It was a fatal attraction, really, for somebody with a master's in landscape archaeology largely unable to separate the concept of green space from environmentally-engineered-over-thousands-of-years-space.… Continue reading My Favourite Cornish Photography Spots (So Far!)

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Start-Ups: Don’t Neglect Your Blog!

Ah, going into business - it's as much an exciting time as one full of fears and anxieties. You have so much to think about regardless of what services or products you expect to eventually sell to customers. Are you B2B or B2C? Should you have a website (the answer to that should nearly always… Continue reading Start-Ups: Don’t Neglect Your Blog!

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A Writer’s Guide to Identifying Facebook Bots

If you use or have used Facebook in the past, you have no doubt come across Facebook bots. They come in two forms: The most common the random friend request from a beautiful stranger using stolen or stock images The second appear on political pages The first are perhaps a lot less dangerous although we… Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Identifying Facebook Bots

Advice for Freelancers

How to Keep Your Freelance Blog Fresh

This blog has undergone many changes over the last year - arguably more than in the previous seven years together. I daresay that process is over, but it's now at a place where I feel happy with it for 2018. 2019 is another matter, however. Like our freelance business in general, it pays to keep… Continue reading How to Keep Your Freelance Blog Fresh

Advice for Freelancers

The Importance of Good Lighting in Your Home Office

Entering the final month of summer here in Cornwall has been cloudy this year but certainly not cold. We have higher than average humidity which is why when you travel about this gorgeous county, you'll see a wealth of happy tropical plants. Cloud reduces light and that can mean the light levels get too low… Continue reading The Importance of Good Lighting in Your Home Office

Photography

First Impressions of GIMP Photo Editor

When I got my new DSLR earlier this year, it gave me the opportunity not just to learn how to take high quality photographs, but also develop some basic photo editing and manipulation skills. I learnt early on that modern photographers edit images as a matter of routine. In fact, those who refuse to do… Continue reading First Impressions of GIMP Photo Editor