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Win tickets to David Noton’s Road Show

July 22, 2010
If like me you’re a big fan of photographer David Noton, just love being transported to amazing places and seeing stunning photos of all his adventures, you’re gonna like this a lot! David is running a series of Chasing the Light Road Show events. During these talks he shares with the audience a series of his travel photos and chats about what inspires him. He’s also kind enough to share his secrets, so when you see those great shots and think, ‘How does he do that?’ you’ll get to discover his tricks of the trade. That means not only do you get a fun night out, it’s a great opportunity to improve your photography too! The latest Road Show dates are 28th September for Edinburgh and 10th November for Andover. What’s more we’ve got 7 tickets up for grabs for the Edinburgh event. Want to win? Just shout ‘I want to win’ on our Facebook wall and we’ll pick 7 of you at random to win! Go for it and good luck  
Creative Ideas

School’s out for summer

July 19, 2010
It’s that time of year again! Schools around the country have closed their doors for summer, or are down to their last few days before breaking up. Frazzled teachers are breathing a sigh of relief and busy parents are frantically planning how to keep their kids entertained for the next 6 weeks or so. A great project for kids to get involved with is creating a Yearbook of their special memories of the year. For those moving to a new school it’s especially poignant and can be a great way to celebrate their highlights. Alternatively, create a family Yearbook or any other type of Photo Book looking back at all those good times you’ve shared. Of course the summer holidays give you more time with your kids, so be sure to snap lots of photos of all the fun you have together. To inspire you we’ve put together some quick photo tips on how to photograph your kids, so you can take photos to be proud of! Happy snapping

These little beauties are clear winners

July 16, 2010
Are you ready for the results of our last Facebook photo competition? Well here goes! The latest challenge was to capture ‘beauty in the eye of the beholder’. As always Antia & I have loved the various ways you guys have enjoyed interpreting the theme. As the results were so diverse we’ve picked three winners so, as they like to say on X Factor, the winners are in no particular order are….. This gorgeous mother and baby shot from Lisa King, lots of you loved this one and how could we not be moved by such an amazing photo. Next up there’s Emma Toner’s shot of this lovely little boy being completely entranced, it’s exactly what we love about kids, the way they are in awe of things that adults often don’t take a second glace at, great use of the theme.   Last, but by no means least, we’re impressed by the dedication shown by Tracy Buchan who took this photo especially for the competition, a very literal and effective interpretation. Well done to you all!   Our next Facebook competition is greed – go have some fun with it. Deadline is midnight on Monday, winner gets one of our new Box Framed Prints. Plus don’t forget our Around the World in 80 Days competition for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime to India. Have a great weekend
Creative Ideas New Products

Box-fresh from PhotoBox

July 14, 2010
We know how much you like to enjoy your photos, so as part of our mission to help you make the most of them we’ve got a brand new product for you – Box Framed Prints! Our recent wall art launches, including Ornate Framed Canvas Prints and Gallery Framed Prints, have proved pretty popular so we decided to keep with the same theme. These Box Framed beauties are the perfect setting for a favourite photo. Hang them straight on your wall, or display them as freestanding photos on your bookshelf or desk. How’s that for versatile? More good news is that we’ve also extended our range of Canvas Prints to offer you 7 more sizes. As I said it’s all about giving you the chance to enjoy your photos your way! Take a look and let us know what you think.

The light in our lives winner

July 13, 2010
Wow! The entries for our recent light competition suggested by Glen, cheers mate, have been fantastic. We’ve had lots of beautifully lit shots, gorgeous sunsets, clever light tricks – you name it you went for it! Having had a good look at all the entries, our winner is this dazzlingly colourful fairground shot from Steph Cray. Well done Steph! Love the bright lights and how you’ve captured the movement, and of course the feeling of all the fun of the fair. We’re also awarding a special runner up prize to Wendy Hudson for this gorgeous shot which made a big impression on us too. Thanks to everyone for joining in, until our next Facebook competition you can always enter our Around the World in 80 Days competition for a chance to win a holiday. Congratulations also go to our Ben who is celebrating his birthday today. He’s the light of our lives today as he’s brought us lots of yummy treats to the office. Happy birthday! Enjoy the day