Tag Archives: photography

June 08

Go to the South of France for an immersive food and lifestyle photography retreat

LUXURIOUS WEEKEND WORKSHOP IN THE STUNNING CARCASSONNE WITH ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER AND STYLIST 28th – 30th July Priced from £769.50 + vat CONTACT: hello@karunaclaytonphotography.com This summer, accomplished photographer Karuna Clayton – whose work has been featured in a plethora of lifestyle magazines and major newspapers and exhibited in galleries all over the country – is hosting […]

April 15

Buy a book of unseen photographs of David Bowie – photographs taken by global celebrity photographer Michel Haddi

This 45cm by 30cm book with its full bleed over the 20 pages of magnificent images produced in Black and White Duotone throughout the entire book, sporting a front cover of Galerie Art Gloss laminated 350 gram paper whilst the inner pages of text are laid out on 300 grams of Galerie Art Gloss paper. […]

December 20

Interview with Nicky Johnston | Celebrity/Fashion Photographer and Judge on Britain’s Next Top Model

Celebrity and Fashion photographer Nicky Johnston shares a few things with us. Nicky will be a judge on Britain’s Next Top Model in 2016 How much preparation do you have to do before a celebrity shoot? Depends on how far in advance the job comes in. Prep would be talking to the Pic Editor of […]

October 30

5 Things To Do Today at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court, London 

5 star luxury on the banks of the River Thames.  This week we had the privilege of staying at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in Whitehall.  Explore your bedroom and find some surprises. We were staying in an executive double room on the fifth floor of the hotel. The room overlooked the The River Thames with […]

August 23

Blogger Interview by Christine R, Founder of the fashion blog ‘Wreckless’

We are very grateful to Christine for being interviewed for our site. Christine is the founder of the excellent fashion and lifestyle blog ‘Wreckless’. Why don’t you have a look at ‘Wreckless‘ now! Please tell us what your blog about? WRECKLESS is a fashion & lifestyle blog. You can find some styling tips, ootd, lookbooks that I […]

May 19

Claudia Brookes Photography Course Saturday 23rd May: Book a half day London based photography course with 20% discount

Claudia Brookes Photography is offering 20% discount if you quote ‘5things’ for a half day London based photography course. This offer is only applicable for this Saturday’s Course ( 23rd May) Course content: Exposure triangle Mode dials How to set and use manual mode AE lock Exposure compensation Focus tracking ND and polarising filters Jpegs, […]

January 17

Watch The Unquiet Film Series’ by The Times such as this one on Photojournalism.

These thought provoking films are produced by The Times and Sunday Times. You can watch them on this link. Here is the film on Photojournalism courtesy of YouTube. This is just one film of The Unquiet Film Series.   ‘

November 15

Blogger Interview: Mayra Vasquez

We are very grateful to Mayra Vasquez for this blogger interview. Please check out her blog her: www.mayralamode.com What is your blog about? My blog is about Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle. I’m also documenting my journey into entering the Fashion Industry. What inspired you to start your blog? Well, I’ve always wanted to share with others […]

November 02

The Shard

November 02

Visit the Wild Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum

Celebrating its fiftieth year, the renowned competition exhibition returns to the Natural History Museum with images of the most extraordinary species on the planet captured by professional and amateur photographers. Attracting record number of visitors each year, the beguiling entries include stunning under water views of Australian sea lion pups playing to the unlikely vision […]

Gemma Horton: Blogger Interview November 01

Blogger Interview: Gemma Horton

Blog Address: http://gemma890.wordpress.com/ What is your blog about? My blog is about anything really! I blog about film and television, my attempts trying to find a job in journalism and all the internships I have done. I also blog about fashion and just random musings. What inspired you to start your blog? I was inspired […]

November 01

Blogger Interview: Devri Velazquez

Blog Address: http://www.devrivelazquez.com What is your blog about? Health, happiness, hair, honesty! What inspired you to start your blog? In 2011 I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune illness which affected my life drastically, in an instant. This is my way of sharing with others ways to cope with the physical and psychological challenges of […]

Tea House Theatre Vauchall Station November 01

Have Tea at the Tea House Theatre near Vauxhall Station

This was a complete surprise find for me today. I am sure that it is known and loved however by the people of Vauxhall. I think it is probably the best tea house I have ever been in. My first mistake was to ask for a cup of coffee. I was told kindly that we […]

October 26

Watch the cruise ships from the Presedential gardens in Funchal

October 26

Enjoy one of the best views in Madeira from the Cliff Bay Hotel

If you are in Madeira then take a walk to the Cliff Bay hotel. Once through the entrance turn right and head to the pool area on the next level down. The views from here are stunning. You can then take the lift down to the bottom pool area for more magnificent views.

October 26

Walk around the hotel Melia Mare in Madeira at Night

There is something very relaxing about walking around the grounds of a hotel at night. These pictures are of the five star Melia Mare hotel in the lido area of Funchal, Madeira. I particularly like the stillness of the swimming pools – both inside and out.

October 23

Cook your own steak at Leeno’s bar and restaurant in Funchal, Madeira

The most popular main course at this excellent restaurant in the Lido area of Funchal is ‘beef on the stone’. Your fillet steak comes raw on an incredibly hot marble slab. Served with a tasty jacket potato and three sauces you have the job of slicing and cooking your steak how you like it. The […]

October 23

Take the Yellow Bus Company open top bus around the sights of Madeira

There are a few open top ‘hop on hop off’ bus companies that take you around the sights of Funchal and beyond. We opted for the ‘yellow bus company’ for a price of 12 Euros per person. This price was for a two day pass (consecutive days) included two possible routes. One slightly longer than […]

October 23

Explore the fish market of Funchal

This magnificent fish market in Funchal sells fish like no other. Walk to the old town, pass through the fruit market and then head down the stairs to the fish. You will see a wide variety of the freshest fish here from tuna to scabbard. Go early as it sells quickly to trade and the […]

October 23

Have a journey on the cable cars up in the hills of Funchal, Madeira

These cable cars take you to the top of the hills in Funchal. The round trip takes around twenty five minutes. If you want to stop at the top then you can visit the botanical gardens or be pushed down a hill on a basket! Also you can visit ‘the church of our lady of […]

October 22

Sit by the outdoor pool at the Melia Mare Hotel, Funchal in Madeira

October 22

Use iWatermark to watermark your images

If you want to add text to your images then I have found that iWatermark is a simple but effective app. Once watermarked you can then save the image back to your camera roll. This will stop others from using your images.

October 19

Have breakfast at the Hotel Du Vin in York

This breakfast is worth a feature all of its own. Uniquely these days the cooked breakfast is made to order and not buffet style. The menu has the traditional cooked breakfast but also some healthier options. There is also a continental buffet table containing cereals, fruit juices and pastries. This breakfast is excellent.

October 14


Last Wednesday we went to the Be Inspired art Auction at the Saatchi Gallery. This live auction was to raise money for the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. Children & the Arts engages with disadvantaged children nationwide who do not have access to high-quality arts activity because of either social or economic barriers. […]

October 12

Buy a good quality cabin bag for your short flight

Most budget airlines now make it quite expensive to put suitcases in the hold. Fortunately you can buy a smart, good quality cabin bag which is guaranteed to be put in the cabin with you. You will be surprised how much it holds. Featured here is a Samsonite 50 times 40 times 20 bag which […]

October 12

Find the tumbling telephone boxes in Kingston-upon-Thames

October 10

Enjoy an egg and bacon sandwich for breakfast

We all know that a healthy lifestyle is the way forward but sometimes a little bit of what you fancy is just what you need. This egg and bacon sandwich was bought from The Palace Cafe just opposite Hampton Court Station.

October 10

Take a close up photo of street art

October 09

Take a photo at night through your hotel window

When we are staying in city hotels the view out of the window at night time is often stunning. The lights make everything so dramatic. The higher the bedroom the better. Please email me your night time hotel shots using 5thingstodotoday@gmail.com.

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