The best presents for photographers

This is the 2018 edition of my “what are the best gifts for photographers” suggestions. Suggestions for beginner photographers, intermediate photographers, landscape and flower photographers. Things to keep you warm, things to read on your journey.

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Emma Davies
7 ways to leave your comfort zone behind you for good

If you’re going to leave whatever photography plateau you are currently living on, you will have to step out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. Once you’ve left, you can expect to be more creative, more confident, more adaptable and more interesting. You’ll have new stories to tell, a billion new ideas for photos to take, and you really will stop caring what people think (mainly because you’ll realise no one is paying any attention anyway)

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Emma Davies
Is AYWMC just for women?

More than one person recently asked me if A Year With My Camera is just for women. It was a surprisingly difficult question to answer, and this post has taken a while to put together. The short answer is, “No, but…”

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Emma Davies
How to have a photo meetup in the rain

You’ve planned a great day out on a group photo walk, and when the morning dawns you are faced with a steady drizzle, a grey sky and a depressing outlook. Do you call it off? Go and leave early? Carry on but moan about the weather? Having just been on a very successful photo meetup in the pouring rain, I can offer you some tips to make the whole day a joy.

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GeneralEmma Davies
3 mindful photography projects

Mindful photography is: the process of directing your attention first to your thoughts, and then to your environment.

Mindfulness has an undeserved reputation for being a passive activity, where you clear your mind and allow things to happen to you. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim is not to empty your mind of thoughts (it’s not possible); the aim is to be actively aware of your thoughts, and by extension, your surroundings. And once you are properly aware of your surroundings, you can start to interpret them with your camera.

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GeneralEmma Davies