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With influence comes responsibility - little boys in lavender field

On Influence and Responsibility

Everybody knows things can get pretty daft on Instagram and I’m sure we all see images which are… shall we say a little ‘fantastical”? There is a great parody account called @youdidnotsleepthere – “celebrating Instagram’s most illogical campsites”. It’s very funny, and most of…

Using scaffolding planks to make a character backdrop

Photography Backdrops

I used to scroll Instagram admiring people’s beautiful breakfast scenes, and thinking how fortunate they were to happen to have a rustic wooden table or marble worktops in their home. I used to try to and create my own pictures by dragging old chests…

basket of peonies and lilacs. Hannah Argyle mobile photography editing

5 Editing Apps to Create Beautiful Mobile Photography

Many of my favourite Instagram photographers use mainly an iPhone to capture and edit their images. I find it fascinating that so many people can be given exactly the same tools, and produce such varying results and individual styles. Of course we all have…

Peonies and coffee Instagram clichés

Photographing Clichés

I often see Instagram criticised for being saturated with the same old clichés. I’m sure we’ve all heard the stories of people lined up in the street to take a picture of a certain blossom tree or a house with wisteria. People can be…

hannahargyle memories of 2016

Memories of 2016 and a Year in Blogging

The first thing I have to say is a big fat Happy New Year! A little late I know, but I haven’t logged on here in a while. January always brings me hope, and renewed enthusiasm for all that is going to be achieved in…

Amsterdam september 2016

Memories of September

I know I’m very lucky that my photography has brought me some exciting work and travel opportunities. Honestly though, I’m just a big slipper wearing, tea sipping, under blanket snuggling home body.  I’m really trying to go with the flow, as I can as…

Memories of August

I love Summer. It’s without any doubt at all my favourite time of the year and for months I’ve looked forward to a slower August. Maybe it’s because I have a Summer birthday (does that follow?) I don’t know.. life just always seem simpler…

Sugarhouse studios self portrait with tripod and timer

A guide to self-portraits

You may well notice many feeds on Instagram feature a lot of images of the owner of that feed. The reality is, behind many successful Instagram feeds there are actually two great photographers. @helloemilie works together with @jasoncharleshill, and he takes many of the pictures…