photography

  1. Reasons to Love Your Camera on National Camera Day

    Reasons to Love Your Camera on National Camera Day

    It’s not long since we celebrated National Selfie Day here at Parrot Print headquarters. Now it's National Camera Day  course and of course, without cameras there would be no selfies! We can’t quite fathom out when National Camera Day started or why it started, but as firm fans of the camera, it’s easy for us to get on board with such a day! To...
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  2. Home trends: wall of family photographs

    Home trends: wall of family photographs

    According to Elle Décor, bare walls are ‘officially out’ and in its place, wall art and family photographs are encouraged in the home to be on trend – interior-wise – for 2018. Unlike some of the ‘fad’ interior trends that surface each year, this is surely one to stay. Filled with memories, and a chance to show off your best...
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  3. Photography project: celebrating your home town

    Photography project: celebrating your home town

    Here at Parrot Print, we love a good photography project. Having a focus gives you direction with your photography, and an end goal to aim towards. Our post on creating a vision board for your next project is also excellent for collating all your ideas into one cohesive space, that you can keep referring back to when needed. Your project...
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  4. Mental health benefits of photography

    Mental health benefits of photography

    Photography is such a great tool for improving your mental health, especially as it does not require you to go to art school or be professionally trained to enjoy. When things get on top of you, or you feel as though you need a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life, simply pick up your camera and your...
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  5. Getting artistic for Roald Dahl Day 2017

    Getting artistic for Roald Dahl Day 2017

    Today, 13 September 2017, is Roald Dahl Day and the 104th birthday of the famous children’s author. Each year, since its inception in 2006, Roald Dahl Day celebrates the characters of the authors beloved stories with dress up days, themed parties and a push to raise money for children’s charities. Here we give an insight into how to celebrate this...
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  6. Getting children interested in photography

    Getting children interested in photography

    Do you remember the moment you fell in love with photography? Were you very little or did it creep up on you over time? Imagine getting you little ones into using a camera and documenting what they see – what could be more rewarding? Here, we look at ways to get them excited about this creative art form. Either as...
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  7. The photography buzz around bees

    The photography buzz around bees

    Did you know that today is Don’t Step on a Bee Day? If this has passed you by so far, let this post remind you of the importance of our buzzy friends and how you can incorporate them into your photography and general do-gooding… What is Don’t Step on a Bee Day? With bee populations around the globe in decline...
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  8. Exhibitions to catch in summer 2017

    Exhibitions to catch in summer 2017

    If you can find the time between seaside trips, afternoons in the pub and updating your summer wardrobe, head to a photography exhibition for a bit of culture and inspiration. Here’s three interesting exhibitions to see this summer, perfect to get you thinking about your next canvas print. Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines Where: The Photographers’ Gallery, London When...
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  9. The Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Photography

    The Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Photography

    The Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Photography Smartphones and social media have heightened interest in photography, but it takes more than a few selfies to become a skilled photographer. To create images worth framing or printing onto canvas, expect to invest some time into developing your photo composition skills and learning the main photography techniques. Good equipment and plenty of practice...
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  10. Spring into the season with these interiors trends

    Spring into the season with these interiors trends

    A few carefully selected pieces of furniture, lighting or a change up in wall colour can really update a room without the need for a full scale makeover. Step into spring 2017 with these stylish trends and take inspiration for your next canvas print from the colours, themes and looks of the season... Antique-effect mirrors Mirror, mirror on the wall, this is...
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