A welcome to my new followers and some things you should know.

As the result of an article I wrote for Digital Photography School I am so pleased to say a big fat welcome to all the new people taking an interest in my blog. So, WELCOME. Here are a few things you might be interested to know:

  1. I am currently running a competition on my social sites to give away prints to TWO LUCKY WINNERS which I am happy to send anywhere in the world. To participate you can either like my Facebook page and share my post about the competition, letting me know which print you’d like to win, OR follow me on Twitter and RT my tweet about it, also listing which print you’d like, OR follow me on Instagram, tag a friend and, again, let me know which print you’d like! You can choose your favourite print here and here. The catch is that I won’t give away ANY prints until I receive 100 shares. We’re getting close but are not quite there yet so please share away! The competition will close on Friday 18 March. The post you need to share looks like this:

Hayley Roberts Print Giveaway

  1. My first gallery exhibition started this month so if you happen to be near the Caboolture region (Brisbane, Queensland) please come and check it out at the Hub Gallery! I have been creating art for a little over a year now and this whole journey feels like a dream to me. I am immensely proud and still quite bewildered by the attention my work receives and it only hit me for the first time today that having my own gallery for a month is actually a PRETTY BIG DEAL. I have put so much time and effort into both my work and this exhibition and I want to share it with as many people as possible. Of course if you can’t make it but are interested in purchasing a print they are available through my Etsy shop.

Hayley Roberts exhibition

  1. You may have noticed that my blog has been a little neglected of late. I want you to know that I love creating my blog and I had the idea of writing a creative photography tutorial blog LONG BEFORE I even started creating art. I still have a list of 120 different techniques that I want to cover so it has not gone away forever. However it’s been a busy year for me – putting together an exhibition, planning not one, but two overseas trips (Japan in three weeks – WOO!) and working very hard on growing the business and travel side of my photography, not to mention the fact that I have a day job! I also wanted and needed to spend some time working on all the images I have photographed but have never had the opportunity to work on because they just don’t fit into any of my blog posts. But I promise that for each photo I release I will still show you how I made it and share with you the tips I learned in the process. Sometime soon(ish) I will even put together a fancy newsletter to keep you posted. In the meantime you can work through my previous tutorials.
  1. I am an open book when it comes to photography so if you have any questions, need advice, want to show me your photographs, or just say hi, please feel free. I’d love to hear from you (but I apologise if you don’t receive a reply between the 21 March and 12 April when I will be photographing cherry blossoms and bunnies). 🙂