Event Photography at Buckham Fair
By Faye Neal Photography
This event comes round faster and faster each year – with Buckham Fair just round the corner, now is a good time to reflect on this wonderful event.
This event means a lot to me for many reasons, like most…I attended Buckham Continue reading “Event Photography at Buckham Fair By Faye Neal Photography”
Don’t be fooled by the price tag!!
Hiring a Photographer.
By Faye Neal Photography
So I have found myself in many situations lately where this subject has come up, whether it be a fellow tog feeling under valued because someone has brought a nice shiny camera and come along not knowing a thing – under cutting everyone in the business, or a customer who has been unhappy with the price they paid for a photographer a few years ago just to find the final product dull and not worth the price, whichever reason….people tend to gravitate toward me with these conversations, no idea why – maybe due to the big sign I have on my car, my friendly smile or the camera permanently glued to my hand.
Now this subject is something not generally talked about, to clients or even
Tog to Tog
Every photographer is individual in there pricing structure and our prices are generally based on experience, skill level and final product – this is how it should be! – but unfortunately is not always the case…let me explain.
Whether you are a photographer just starting out and want to get an idea on pricing, or looking to hire a photographer,this will help you understand why our prices are different…and for good reason (in most cases.)
World IBD Day
19th May 2017
Hello. In honour of World IBD Day I thought I would share with you a short blog about life living with Crohn’s Disease. As many out there today reflect on our past, present and future, we all stand together today to help raise awareness for IBD, I believe we must all be thankful and think positive for the life we have. I write this laying on my sofa, house bound and in pain. I have had Crohn’s Disease for 11 years now, 11 years diagnosed, but struggled with being undiagnosed for a couple years beforehand. In the first few years of this struggle I found it hard to adjust to life living with IBD, so independent I was before now to be home and only know comfort from the support of my family. Medication, Side Effects and 2 operations later I was still struggling to live a normal life, fighting each day to be some what normal, today I live a very different life to what I imagined for myself, Crohn’s Disease was this focus point in my life I so wanted gone, but could not run away from. It was at this point in my life, that I realised I would never be like my family or friends, but this did not mean I couldn’t become my own person. So thats what I did, I focused on what I wanted to become and learnt to live with Crohn’s rather than spend my time fighting against it.
I miss the simple things in life sometimes, being able to walk through town and grab a drink from a coffee shop, those of you with IBD will know what I mean….I better not, cuz I won’t be home for another couple of hours and I don’t want to visit every public toilet on the way back. Or doing the simple task of a school run, well I better not eat today as i have to be back at the school gate later and have no access to a toilet, so why risk it?
The Fatigue,Pains,Brain Fog that come with this illness is a huge battle each day, but each day….I don’t know how….I manage to get through it. At the moment I am in a lot of pain, not just from the Crohn’s, but from an unexpected case of Kidney Stones. I have a stent in place and wait for my operation in a couple of weeks, unfortunately these can go hand in hand with the dehydration that comes with IBD, and not being able to drink as much as I would like, or should have been. All because I like to plait safe, just like hundreds of others out there fighting this battle too.
The longer you live with these I think your understanding of them changes, I appreciate the small things and enjoy the times that I am able to be out and play with my daughter, I may have more to overcome in my day but I don’t let it stop me anymore, I do it anyway…I am lucky enough to have a daughter who wants nothing more then to be with her mummy, no matter what we do, A husband who see’s beyond my illness and stands by me through everything, Parents that were there for me from the beginning. My mum and I were on a walk a few weeks ago, having abit of trouble getting round this walk my mum turns to me and says….you are Faye…first and foremost, you will always be Faye first, the Crohn’s isn’t who you are.
Fight IBD together.
Faye Neal Photography
When I first started my blog in March…I didn’t Know what I was taking on. Being used to telling my stories through my photography, I realised I wanted to bring people into the stories behind the photographs too. You ask yourself ‘What am I going to write about’….Photography being the obvious, but do I want to give my readers tips and advice, or tell them the process of a location shoot, my life in Dorset, the people I meet along the way…. Continue reading “Why you need Fresh Brew Marketing In Your Life!! By Faye Neal Photography”
– Happy Easter –
I am very fortunate to live down here in Dorset, it is a stunning place full of beautiful views and lovely people. Now that…
Hello & Welcome back! to ‘Part 3’ go my blog series
Getting off Auto Mode….Let’s Get Creative!
Part 3…here we go!
I hope you have had fun playing around on Shutter Speed Priority, now that you have done ISO ( Part 1 ) and Shutter Speed ( Part 2) you are nearly there in getting off auto mode all together. Understanding the ‘Exposure Triangle’ in photography is a Continue reading “Getting Off Auto Mode…Let’s Get Creative! Aperture Priority Explained. By Faye Neal Photography”
Hello and welcome back! to ‘Part 2’ of my blog series
Getting off Auto Mode…Let’s Get Creative!
Welcome to Part 2, In ‘part 1’ we covered ISO I hope this helped you start to understand your camera more, if you missed it…not to worry you can read it here….Getting Off Auto Mode..Let’s Get Creative! ISO Explained. Part 1 By Faye Neal Photography.
Now that you understand abit about ISO and how this can show in your pictures, we can start with the first step in getting off your camera’s auto mode. So as before….let’s keep this short and sweet! Continue reading “Getting Off Auto Mode…Let’s Get Creative! Shutter Speed Priority Explained. Part 2/4 By Faye Neal Photography”
Hello and welcome to ‘Part 1’ of my blog series.
‘Getting off Auto Mode…Let’s Get Creative!’
In order to start getting off Auto Mode, there are a few things you need to know!
Whether you just got your first DSLR or you have one and still stuck on auto, this short blog series will help you get started in understanding a little bit about your camera, and get you using the other modes…so lets get creative shall we? Continue reading “Getting Off Auto Mode…Let’s Get Creative! ISO Explained. Part 1/4 By Faye Neal Photography”
I moved to Dorset when I was 2yrs old, not having much of a say in the matter a choice I’m glad my parents made. Growing up here I didn’t see much of what was Continue reading “Dorset…A place to inspire you. By Faye Neal Photography”