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3 Ways To Display Your Favorite Travel Photos

Think Outside The Box

There are a lot of different ways to display your favorite photos from your favorite travels around the world. You can put them in a photo album, have them set in a finely crafted frame, keep them in your wallet, or any number of things. It all depends on what moves you.

What gets you going? What inspires you? What makes you feel that certain indefinable something that helps move you forward? Don’t be afraid to be creative! What matters how things look at the end, not so much how you got there. With that in mind, following are three display ideas which aren’t necessarily traditional, but can help you memorialize your favorite times in style.

1. A PVC Vase To Memorialize Your Favorite Places

A bit of PVC pipe can be an ideal display solution. All you do is cut lengths of PVC which match the height of your photos, then carefully wrap them around, and plant the pipe in a circular holding solution; like the slot where an umbrella would usually fit on your backyard patio furniture.

Those umbrellas are notorious for being accidentally left open and ravaged by the wind. Instead of leaving the table with a hole in the middle empty, stick some PVC in there with some travel photos that match the décor of your backyard, or green room. Then round the scene out by putting flowers into the hollow inside of the pipe, and allowing them to spill over the side—as in the photo below.

flowers in vase mike turner photography
flowers in vase mike turner photography

2. Arrayed In A Perfectly-Designed Scene

Many homes will have areas specifically designed in a way which helps you remember travels, or those special occasions which deserve to be commemorated in some way. Sometimes a whole room of the house may be devoted to such presentations of your travels. If you’re going to go this route, you can avoid the reinvention of the wheel by simply finding and installing various backdrops.

Follow this hyperlink for photography backdrops and props; you can find just what you need to set up your most perfect scene. Whether urban or floral, expressive or monotone, you’ll be able to find whatever best fits your favorite travels. When you can add props as well, that allows you even greater visual definition in presentation.

3. A Chicken-Wire Partition Collage

A partition that accordions open or closed can be a great way to maximize the space in a room, dividing it up in a stylish way through semi-transparent imprinted chicken wire or colored fabrics. You can further maximize such space preservation options by making a collage of photos from your dream vacation up and down the partition, on either side.

For example, if you lived in a small one or two-bedroom apartment, you could divide up the living and dining area with such a partition, even going so far as to have either side feature a different style from a different vacation. Perhaps the side facing the window fits a green theme for the room and includes pictures of lush Hawaii, while the more beige-toned opposite side of the room features pictures from your travels through Las Vegas in the sand-strewn summertime.

las vegas holiday mike turner photography
las vegas holiday mike turner photography

It’s All Up To You

When it comes to the presentation of your photos, you definitely want to do something more than simply store them online in varying digital albums where they’re forgotten until someone you didn’t know was following you decides to randomly like one from years ago.

Instead, give some care to your favorite times. Put them up for family and friends to see, and do something more convenient than leaning a bunch of frames on the top of cabinets or dressers where children and revelers can stumble into them and break them.

In contrast, when you’re displaying photos in a scene including a backdrop, or throughout a partition collage, or supported by PVC, you have greater strength in presentation, allowing pictures to survive even in the face of Murphy’s Law. Determine what your best photos are, and what works for you. You’ve got a lot of options, there’s plenty of potential; let your imagination run wild!

The Starfish Story

It’s the Great North Run day today, and this story, which has featured heavily in the sentiment of the day, and the desire to help others, really caught my attention, so I thought I would include it here. Hope you get some motivation to help others from it.

the starfish story, mike turner photography
the starfish story, mike turner photography

Photographer Warrington: Professional Photography Warrington

family photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography
Photographer Warrington: family photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography

So you’re looking for  a photography in Warrington, well you’re at the right place, Mike Turner Photography is a Warrington photography studio located in the village of Lowton.

We provide family photoshoots in our studio as well as location based photoshoots around the Warrington and surrounding areas.

Being a photographer in Warrington for over 15 years, we’ve gained a good reputation for providing a variety photoshoot experiences.

Warrington Photography – family photoshoots

family photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography
Photographer Warrington: family photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography

We’re all about having fun during our family photoshoots, and with prices starting from as little as £39, why not come along and see what we’re made of. Family photoshoots can be purchased securely from the website here.

pet photoshoots at MIke Turner Photography
Photographer Warrington: pet photoshoots
baby photos
Photographer Warrington: baby photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography

Being a Warrington photography studio, providing  family photoshoots, pet shoots and baby photoshoots, we also provide makeover photoshoots, where participants enjoy a professional hair and makeup session before participating in a fun filled photoshoot. These experiences are popular with couples, mother and daughters, friends, sisters or on your own as a special treat or can be purchased as with all our photoshoot expereinces, as gift vouchers. Again these can be purchased securely directly from the website here.

makeover photography
Photographer Warrington: makeover photography
makeover photography
Photographer Warrington: makeover photography
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
Photographer Warrington: makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Warrington

If you’re interested in learning more about photography so that you can improve your photographs, then check out our one to one photography tutorials. Its a great opportunity to get the basics right under the guide of a professional photographer at our studio in Warrington. You can learn more about our photography tutorials here.

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Photographer Warrington: one to one photography tutorials

Smile: A Poem By Spike Milligan?

smile poem by spike milligan
smile poem by spike milligan

I love this poem.

“Smile” is a poem by the late, great Spike Milligan that promotes the positivity of smiling.

But was it actually penned by the comedy legend at all? There are lots of websites attributing Spike as author, but I have also heard it might have been originally written by Karen McLendon-Laumann.

With both people being linked as authors, I’ll mention both in this post, but whoever actually came up with this beauty, it’s a great gift to the world. 

We could all do with smiling more, that is for sure. the science is pointing to the health benefits of feeling more positive. You can’t help feeling better when you’re smiling. 

So does that lead on to the possibility that having a photoshoot is actually good for your mental health? I’d like to think so.

We are in the business of making people smile, and in return it makes us feel better, so please come and join in the fun at Mike Turner Photography, we have lots of photoshoot experiences to enjoy.

Check them out here.

Mike Turner Photography deals (click for more)
Mike Turner Photography deals

Quote Mugs For Sale

Having a brew is the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries, so why not take the opportunity to enjoy a little inspiration while you’re enjoying your break, and prepare yourself for getting back into the mix. We could all do with a bit of inspiration from time to time.

Our Mugs are designed to do just that, available as 10 oz, 12 oz, 15 oz and 17 oz sizes.

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15 oz mug time is precious
15 oz mug time is precious

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12 oz mug follow bliss mug

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