Portraiture photography tips

Hi guys,

In today’s post I am going to be telling you guys some portraiture photography tips. Portraiture is one of my favourite types of photography, I love capturing special moments for memories and doing staged photoshoots achieving creative outcomes.
Experiment with different apertures, shutter speeds etcetera

Photography is so much about experimentation. Experimenting with your photography style especially with portraiture photography will help you when you are trying to think about what you like best and techniques you want to continue using in the future.

when you are trying to capture movement within photography using a lower shutter speed helps you to achieve a more blurred effect. Trying out different apertures means that you can see the difference in lighting and decide which effects you prefer and if you don’t like the lighting in one of the photos you took when trying it out you can try to change the lighting through editing afterwards.
Plan out your photoshoots


One thing which has helped me massively when carrying out a photoshoot with someone is the planning before hand. This is especially important if you want to try to take more artistic photos to portray a message through.

Key things to think about when planning out a photoshoot are

  • The location
  • Any props/ makeup you might want to use in the shoot
  • Whether or not you want you want the model to dress a certain way for the shoot
  • Different poses the model can do so that if they need guidance you can help

Planning out a shoot is a really good idea because it means that not only will the photoshoot go more smoothly because you have a more clear idea of what you want to achieve through the photoshoot but it will also mean that you are less likely to miss out specific shots which you want to capture and may have forgotten to if you hadn’t planned before hand.
Research other photographers for inspiration for your shoots

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Another tip to do with portraiture photography is to do with inspiration for your photoshoots.

You may be very creative but a lot of us at some point have experienced photographers block when we either can’t come up with an idea for a shoot but we want to photograph. Or we have an idea but we are not 100 percent sure how we want to do it exactly.

Researching photographers helps with this because you can get more inspiration from different concepts other photographers have carried out and changing it in your own unique way. Researching photographers also helps you to think about new techniques which you may want to try when doing some more of your photoshoots in the future.

Practice photographing people as often as you can

If you can try to practice taking photos of people as often as you can (with their permission of course). The more often you practice your photography the more you will improve and when you do photoshoots you often learn new things you didn’t before .

Evaluate your photoshoots


After you have done your photoshoot with someone it is a good to evaluate it. Think about what you did well and which out of the photos you took where your favourite and why they were. With the photos you took which you didn’t like as much also think about why you didn’t like them as much. Where they too blurry in your opinion, did you not like the angle which you took the photo at etcetera, and think about what you could change next time.

Doing this helps you to improve gradually and it also helps you to track your improvement more because you see the difference in the photo quality as you go along.

Think about what you can add to a photo afterwards


After you have taken a photo there are lots of things which you do to make it more creative. You can use Photoshop to create different effects on your photographs and if you want to do a job in photography in the future then practicing photo editing is important so that you can improve and learn more new techniques.

There are also lots of other photo manipulation techniques which you can use for example. burning, scratching etcetera. One manipulation technique which I think is really good is scratching the background in a photo to manipulate the background.

Kayleigh 🙂

College outfit ideas

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be showing you guys some outfit ideas to wear to college.

Outfit number 1

For my first outfit the t shirt which I am wearing is one which I bought from New Look a few years ago and the trousers are from a show which I was in. I bought my vans from office.



Outfit number 2 
For my second outfit I am wearing a dress which I got from Primark with a yellow t shirt which I got from New Look recently. And for shoes I am wearing the same Vans from the last outfit .


Outfit number 3
For outfit number three I am wearing a red t shirt which I got years ago so I am not 100 percent sure where I bought it from but you could probably buy a red t shirt from most shops. I am then wearing leggings which I bought from New Look and some Sketchers shoes.


I hope you guys really enjoyed this blog post and got some inspiration for outfits which you can wear to college or if you don’t go to college just outfits that you could wear out or in school etcetera.

Kayleigh 🙂

Advice posts

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, from reading the title some of you might have been a bit confused.

This is going to be a very short post I am just writing to tell your guys that I am going to be starting a new thing on my blog where you guys email questions which you want me to answer in blog posts, any questions you email me will be anonymous.

Although I am not the most amazing person at advice in the world I do think that I am good at it so I thought it would be cool unique thing to include on my blog.

Also it will be helping you guys out and you guys are honestly so supportive too me, reading my blog posts, commenting and liking them. It means a lot to me because I love blogging so much so I thought this would be a small way to give back to you guys.

Also I just that it was a really interesting idea, I am pretty sure I read it from a book.

my email: cooperkayleigh99@gmail.com

Thank you so much for the on going support on my blog

Kayleigh 🙂 🙂 🙂

Rimmel lasting perfection concealer review

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be reviewing the lasting perfection concealer from Rimmel. I have been using this concealer consistently over the past few weeks so that I am able to give you guys the best review possible, telling you guys my thoughts and feelings about this product.

I think that this concealer is the best concealer I have ever tried to help with brightening under your eyes.

I think this is good to help brighten up your face up as well as this because this concealer is so brightening I thought that it would make my spots/ blemishes stand out more however it really didn’t it was really good at covering my spots.

It also wasn’t patchy I feel like if concealer is patchy you might as well not wear it because in a way it just makes what you want to conceal stand out more so it cancels out the whole point of using the product in the first place.

Kayleigh 🙂 🙂 🙂

February playlist

Hey guys welcome to this blog post. In this post I am going to be talking to you guys about some songs which I have been loving listening to throughout the music. I hope you guys enjoy this post and get some inspiration for some new songs which you could listen to which you may not have heard before. So without further or do let’s get into it.

  1. Wasn’t expecting that Jaime Lawson
  2. She will be loved acoustic Maroon 5
  3. Dear Cavetown
  4. Tear in my heart twenty one pilots
  5. Youth Troye Sivan
  6. Paradise Coldplay
  7. Should’ve been us Tori Kelly
  8. Leave a light on Tom Walker
  9. come out and play Billie Eilish
  10. This side of paradise Haley Kiyoko
  11. Green light Lorde
  12. Say you won’t let go James Arthur
  13. Happier Ed Sheeran
  14. All we do oh wonder
  15. Yours Ella Henderson
  16. Sober Demi Lovato
  17. Would you be so kind Dodie
  18. Adrenaline Lauv
  19. Riptide Vance Joy
  20. Tainted love soft cell

Kayleigh 🙂

February Favourites

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be telling you guys about some stuff which I have been loving throughout the month of February, so without further or do let’s get into it.

My first favourite in the month of February is a Jack Wills body scrub which I have been using recently which I received for Christmas from one of my best friend Katie. When I first felt the consistency of this product I thought it was a moisturiser but then I started to feel the exfoliating parts of the scrub. It is a good mix of soft and exfoliating which I think is good because it means that it will not be to harsh on the skin , which is sometimes something which you need to be careful with body scrubs.

I have been loving using the Beauty Formula’s charcoal clay mask, it has really helped my skin. Also when you take it off your skin honestly feels so clean and soft it is such a good feeling when you take it off but it also feels good when it is. It is just a really good face mask which I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get more into skincare. Also because it is sold in a bottle, it means that there is more of the product so you can use it more than once. It is also really cheap which is always a plus because there is some skincare out there which is so expensive and not everyone is able to afford it.

My favourite bath bomb which I used this month was the Sakura bath bomb from Lush. Lush products are honestly so amazing, Lush is one hundred percent my favourite shop although it is more expensive it is really good quality and none of the products/ bath bombs which I have used from their shops have ever disappointed me.

Kayleigh 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ant Middleton- first man in- leading from the front book review

Hey guys welcome to this blog post, in this post I am going to be reviewing a book which I read recently by Ant Middleton.

One of my good friends Hollie recommended this book to me and we both have a passion for reading. I am always looking for new books to read and enjoy so when she told me about this one I was so excited to read it. Also I bought this book in the January sales which meant I got it for half price of which is always good lol.

My rating out of 10 

I love a lot of books but I finished this book in two sittings that was how much I loved it, One thing which I thought was particularly interesting about this book was how as well as being able to share his story through his book he also talked about different lessons which he learnt and things we should all apply to our everyday lives no matter what.

My thoughts

Although the book was mainly focused around his experience in the military and things which he learnt as well as how he got through it and was able to survive and stay strong, There was lots of underlying messages and it almost felt as if with a lot of the pages you were learning a new lesson with each one.

At the end of each chapter, there would be a different lesson which he learnt and told us about but even when I was reading the pages before the end of the chapter I was still learning more interesting lessons.

This is one of the best written books I have ever read, through the use of many different literately devices the emotion shone through in the book and it made you think far more deeply about how he would have actually felt within those moments of his life which I thought was amazing.

If you are looking for a book to get you motivated I would definetely recommend this one, whilst reading his experiences and learning new lessons through each page you feel motivated to work hard and never give up on your dreams which I think is a really important message.

Kayleigh 🙂