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    The Value of Phone Photography

    Before having Sam, my phone camera wasn’t used that much. It was something I used sparingly as I preferred to use my SLR. That has changed. When Sam was born, I wanted to capture his life in photographs and I thought I’d do that with my SLR but reality was different. At first, I used my phone because Sam was…

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    Photography Changes Everything

    It was recently World Photography Day. This day and reading a book called ‘Photography Changes Everything’ made me reflect on how photography has changed things for me. Photography has been something I’ve grown up with. Dad’s a talented photographer so there are fond memories of waiting for Dad to finish taking photographs and having photographs of our family taken. When…

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    A Photo Shoot with a Friend

    I turn 30 this month and I’m not a party person. So for my birthday I get to spend time with my family and friends over 30 days as a gift. That meant for this shoot my niece joined me for a sunset at Semaphore. We got there and both set up tripods. My niece brought her camera along too…

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    Why I choose to create products

    I love creating photography products. Whenever I sell one of my products I get so excited. I’ve always loved nature photography. I love taking and looking at nature photographs . I find both incredibly peaceful. It’s one of the reasons I create products that bring beautiful photographs into your home. I want to try and give people the same feeling…

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    Photographing Irises

    This was one shoot that I particularly enjoyed. I have fun doing most shoots but this one went very smoothly.  I saw these beautiful irises at the shops and couldn’t wait to photograph them. Every time my mum’s irises bloomed, I never got a chance to photograph them so when I spotted these I couldn’t resist.  I don’t often get…

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    Separating Motherhood and Business

    Motherhood is one of the things in life that fundamentally changes you. When you find out you’re pregnant, your body is no longer yours alone. When you have the baby, you put yourself aside for a few months as that tiny child is dependent on you for its survival. As they get older and sleep more, you gradually find more…

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    Photo Shoots Never go the Way you Plan

    I went to Riverton recently for a family holiday. I knew that sunsets were out of the picture as I wanted to have dinner with my family so sunrises were the plan. I got everything ready the night before; my clothes all laid out (the many layers), camera charged and memory cards cleared. Sam went to sleep quickly so I…

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    Motherhood and Business

    I’m a mum. You think that after nearly 20 months that would feel less weird. I think of mums being amazing women, like my mum, grandma and sister but not me. I don’t look in the mirror and automatically see a mum looking back at me. Motherhood was always something that I thought I could leave it if need be,…

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    Why Close Up Photography?

    I can’t remember when I took my first close up/ macro photograph but I know I was quite young. It probably was when I was playing around with my first SLR when I was 12. I would have been using Dad’s lens which had a macro option. Let’s just say that I’ve improved a huge amount since that first film…

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    Where is Photography by Kate Going?

    You may have noticed some changes recently in what I’ve been posting on Facebook and Instagram. Like all things, Photography by Kate has changed over time and is changing at the present moment.  Photography is a big part of all our lives. We see it everywhere and a lot of us take photographs every day. Photography by Kate is going…