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Digital Photography for Beginners – Lesson Three

October 15, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Top Marks! Week 3 of our 6 week course with Carole Niven, Berkhamsted based Photographer and Artist, and another thoroughly enjoyable class. Our homework from week 2 was to take photographs of groups of 2, 3 and 4 people, using the tips Carole had given us for composition, ie, to balance height, colour of clothes, hair, light […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 4

October 10, 2010 by Alison Page 8 Comments

Can you DIGG it?  Yes we can! No this isn’t a blog with lyrics to a dance track, its about the social PR and news site DIGG.  If you haven’t yet found your way to DIGG, it’s a very useful way of distributing your PR and news stories to a wide audience with numerous identified categories such as Business, Lifestyle, […]

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Digital Photography for Beginners – Lesson Two

October 6, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Could Try Harder! I approached last week’s class with some trepidation, a little worried that my efforts with the alphabet project would earn me little more than a ‘could do better’… I was right!  I had fulfilled the brief, but clearly it was quantity as well as quality that was required.  Ok, so I admit my shots […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 3

October 1, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Do you know the difference between your Push and your Pull? Pull Marketing is the terminology that we use to differentiate social media from the more traditional forms of marketing which tend to have a ‘broadcast’ style. Examples of  ‘push’ marketing include advertising, leaflet dropping, cold calling etc.  One is literally ‘pushing’ a message out there.  Given targetted […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 2

October 1, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

How do I stay positive as a business owner? Focus on your Strengths Running your own business is hard work and the amount of time, energy and sheer perseverance should not be underestimated.  It can also be quite a lonely and isolated existence, so don’t just focus on what went wrong.  Learn yes, but focus on your […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 1

September 25, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

What advice can you give me to survive my first year as a business owner? Do what you say when you say you’re going to do it! In an age where recommendations and referrals are key and time is of the essence, developing a reputation for reliability and consistency can often put you ahead of […]

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Digital Photography for Beginners – Lesson One

September 24, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

First Day Nerves… Lesson 1 commenced with Carole Niven at her studio in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.  There were just 5 of us in the class, which meant for a nice sized group, 2 of us had compact digital cameras and 3 had SLR digitals (glad I wasn’t the only one with a compact!).  Mine by the way […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner

September 23, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner One of my thoughts behind starting a blog was the ability to offer added value, not only to my clients, but the small business world in general, with the odd helpful hint and tip. These hints and tips will form no particular order, but will be […]

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Digital Photography for Beginners September 2010

September 20, 2010 by Alison Page 3 Comments

My 6 week Journey into Digital Photography This week I am starting a digital photography course, not because I have a burning desire to be the next David Baillie but, because like most of us, I have a digital camera which is far more capable than the ‘point and shoot’ I’ve been using it for! […]

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Hello World!

September 20, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

My First Blog by Alison Page Wow, how exciting is this!  Not sure if I feel like an intrepid explorer taking my first tentative steps into the great world of the unknown or an actress receiving a BAFTA complete with quivering voice and smudged mascara! Either way, first of all some thanks… to my family, […]