Plants on Pink

Plants on Pink

A post shared by LOTTE VAN BAALEN (@plantsonpink) on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:58am PST Just a quick stop by to share with you my favourite Instagram account of the moment. Plants on Pink is the brainchild of Lotte van Baalen and is simply a celebration of the kitsch beauty of a green plant against… 

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Lonely Houses

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Just a quick post to show you a beautiful Instagram account I recently discovered. Sejkko captures quiet, thought-provoking images of homes standing alone in the landscape… the Lonely Houses. I have such admiration for those who can stick with a photographic project like this, editing and curating their feed with such dedication. Take a look, I… 

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Behind the Scenes: A Decorator’s Notebook guide to product photography

how to do your own product photography at home

We get a lot of nice comments about our product photography on the Decorator’s Notebook Shop. It’s a huge compliment as we’ve produced all of our own product photography from our launch in 2013. Since then, I think the quality of the photography has improved as we’ve got to know our equipment and find our… 

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5 More ways to make your holiday photos more creative!

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A while ago I wrote a post suggesting some ideas for more interesting photography having returned from a trip to Moscow. As I find myself involved in an ever increasing amount of photography for our products in the Decorator’s Notebook Shop, the opportunities for taking personal photos seems to diminish. However, in November I visited friends… 

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5 tricks to take better photos at ‘golden hour’

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  It’s been a busy few weeks for Decorator’s Notebook with some exciting developments on the horizon. We can’t wait to tell you all what we’ve been up to and what we’re planning in the months to come, so keep an eye out for updates here on the blog. You might not know that Bethan… 

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3 rules for better portrait photography (and when to break them)

Portrait photography tips

Last weekend I headed north with a group of friends to explore the Scottish Borders. We might not have experienced weather as relentless as that which has been battering Bethan down in Somerset, but we had our fair share of extreme precipitation! I was hoping I might be able to share some dramatic landscape photos… 

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Nature Table: red

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Everywhere I look now, vibrant autumnal reds are catching my eye… {all Decorator’s Notebook Blog} We’ve been photographing a lot of our products for the Decorator’s Notebook Shop against this slate background… it does something wonderful to colours and gives quite a different mood to the bright white backdrops you often see in online interiors… 

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Down to earth drawing by artist Natasha Clutterbuck

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While at Yeo Valley this summer I picked up a leaflet advertisting workshops run by Somerset artist Natasha Clutterbuck, who uses charcoal, mud, rocks and tea to create fantastically expressive drawings of just-picked vegetables. I loved the idea of trying my hand at a natural pigment drawing of my own but was sadly too slow… 

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