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So, I'm writing a photography blog now...?

Welcome to the first blog here at Olivia Hill Photography.



Olivia Hill Photography Blog


Hello! I never thought I would be writing a photography blog, and yet here I am. Is it a way to get all my jumbled up thoughts out of my head? Yep. Is it for you to get to know me better? Definitely. Is it to help you with all your photography questions? 100%. Is it for marketing purposes? I can't lie, yes, a little bit.


If you don't know me all that well, I'll give you a little introduction to myself: I'm Livi, a 25 year old photographer, trying to grow a business at the time when all photographers are struggling. I grew up in Cambridge, and moved to Surrey to study Classical Studies at Royal Holloway University (I will happily talk to you about Roman archaeology all day). After finishing uni, I decided to start my own graphic design business which I loved, and then not so much; I grew up in a family of artists and had design theory constantly being rammed into my head since before I can remember. Graphic design seemed like the obvious path for me.


I decided to pick up my first proper camera in June 2022 and here we are. I had spent so many years photographing everything on my phone and wanting better quality images. I would love to say it was love at first sight, however my new camera made me want to scream. I could not work out how to properly expose an image and all the buttons were too overwhelming. It was then that I decided to start a diploma with the British Academy of Photography. I fell in love with my camera when I finally understood it! Let me know if you would like a blog post on how to understand the basics exposure and how to use your DSLR.


Although I currently live in Berkshire, in a few months I will be moving home to Cambridgeshire, which is something I am so excited for, if a little terrified. I have loved living in our little cottage, as the garden has provided me with so many photography opportunities, as you can see below.




What will I be writing about?


What would you like to hear about? Don't be afraid to send me a message on Instagram or email me with requests. Here are some blogs that are in the pipeline:


  • Ways to display your family photos

  • Tips for relaxing with your children on a photoshoot

  • What to wear on your photography session

  • What happens on a outdoor photoshoot

  • How to get over photoshoot nerves

  • How to use your first camera

  • Great locations for a photoshoot


Family Hands

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