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Get Snappy 16: Bodrum, Turkey

Get Snappy 16: Bodrum, Turkey

I have written so many blogs this week that I’m all written-out by now, which is a shame given that I have some cool photos from Turkey this week and would like to put some interesting words with them. This week, I have posted blogs about a food tour in Bruges, the role colonisation played in the development of our favourite snacks, a piece comparing the fall of Bruges with Brexit and the potential decline of the UK, a post…

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Beautiful Bruges in thirty-three photos

Beautiful Bruges in thirty-three photos

As per usual, there’s only so far words can get you when telling the story of a place. Especially when those words are my words. As I’ve written more non-travel content, I’ve realised how much harder it is (for me) to tell funny, impactful stories about the things I’ve seen and done. I’m a big non-fiction reader and that shows in my writing; while travel tales are true, they read like a story rather than an essay or an argument,…

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Get Snappy 15: Bruges, Belgium

Get Snappy 15: Bruges, Belgium

Greetings from Belgium! Before I arrived, the impression I’d gathered from popular culture was that Belgium was all about chocolate, waffles, fries and beer. I can now confirm that a large part of Belgian culture – or at least, Belgian tourism – revolves around chocolate, waffles, fries and beer. It is joyous. We took a food tour to learn a little more about the history of these various delicacies, which was eye opening. We visited Bruges’ chocolate museum and the…

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How to pose for photos as a couple

How to pose for photos as a couple

A few months ago, I wrote a post containing my best tips for posing for photos. As that post proved, I am extremely gifted in the art of posing, which is why I am definitely the right person to be offering advice. I thought I’d come back again to try to help you solve another photographic conundrum – how to pose for photos with your partner. We all know that getting great shots with your love is an art. Feeling…

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The problem with #instatravel

The problem with #instatravel

Part of taking this blog in a direction that felt more authentic for me involves not posting on Instagram. It might seem counter-intuitive for someone who loves photography to hate Instagram, but for me, the cons far outweigh the pros. I did follow some amazing photographers on Insta, whose pictures I appreciated seeing, but any efforts to use the app in a more measured always devolved into random scrolling and stalking. I don’t think Instagram had a positive effect on…

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Get Snappy 14: London

Get Snappy 14: London

Pictures of various London landmarks are not unusual on this blog. However, I’ll admit that I mainly photograph of the same part of London, which consists of the area near my office and places on my route home. I love taking photos there, especially near the bridge (as you’ll see below and in many other posts on my site) but I do think it’s nice to change up the shots sometimes. This week, I got that chance. I spent Thursday…

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Get Snappy 13: London and Oxford (and a sweet little dog)

Get Snappy 13: London and Oxford (and a sweet little dog)

This week has been more work, more Brexit, raging PMS that left me in tears more than once and mine and Jake’s anniversary. We celebrated by making nachos and chocolate-covered strawberries at home, if you were wondering. It was low-key, but lovely. Oh, and we saw Company, which was amazing. We also ended up in Oxford for less than twenty-four hours to celebrate the birthday of a dear family friend. This did mean that we were able to enjoy the…

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Snapshots from Mount Snowdon

Snapshots from Mount Snowdon

One of my favourite posts on this site is from our trip to Snowdonia last August. Despite it being the height of summer, it rained every day. The UK is terrible. Well, it’s not all terrible. Some parts of the UK are painfully beautiful, like the beaches on the south coast or Snowdonia National Park. I can’t in good faith say that Snowdon is an undervisited location, given that there were approximately one billion people sharing the mountain with us….

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Get Snappy 12: London and the People’s Vote march

Get Snappy 12: London and the People’s Vote march

Earlier this week, I got some great photos from my usual haunt of the riverfront by Tower Bridge. I always make myself deviate through there on my cycle home if the light is good, and this week I was rewarded handsomely for that. I love the picture of the city, where the light is yellow, pink and a gentle green. It was generally a lovely, warm evening, with people milling around by the water and some beautiful scenes. So much…

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Get Snappy 11: London

Get Snappy 11: London

Getting creative with a camera in your day-to-day life is a challenge. Even in a city like London, it’s hard to make the mundane moments the subject of a striking picture. But not only is Get Snappy as good a motivation as any to try, it also pushes me to go and actually do the things on my London ‘to-do’ list. I’d been planning to go Columbia Road flower market for months but the necessary combination of a free Sunday…

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