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Everyone learns differently and my favourite part of teaching is helping you find the easiest way to learn for you. I love that lightbulb moment when everything comes together and the penny finally drops. If you want to learn photography you're in the right spot. Working out where to start can be difficult, so if you're feeling a lost. Drop me a message. I'd love to chat.

What would you love to learn?

Trainings & Inspiration

Introduction for Beginners - Start here!

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Learning Photography

52 Week Challenge- Join our Weekly Photo Challenge!

What is the 52 Week Photo Challenge? Unlike most photography challenges which are just a simple list of ideas, this 52 week photo challenge is designed to push your photography to the next level. Every week a new tutorial is unlocked and you can explore the theme, ask questions and

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Smartphone Photography

Photography Gear

Why your phone’s camera is so awesome?

Every belittle your phone’s camera. With yeah its just my phone! I know I have, and then I truly thought about it. Most of you reading this will have a relatively decent smartphone, but how many of you realise just how good your phone’s camera really is…. Smart Phone Camera

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5 Days to Better Photography Challenge

5 Days to Better Smartphone Photography Are you sick of guessing what will work for you? You have no idea what settings to use or how to use them. Get Started Now Improve your Smartphone photography one day at time. In this 5 Days to better smartphone photography challenge you’ll

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Gear

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Holiday Photography

Photography Ideas for Gifts

Need some help finding the right present. I’ve collected the best photography ideas for gifts based on who you’re buying for. Use our interactive gift finder guide for inspiration.    Who is the recipent? for him for her for kids Photography lover Creative DIY Photo Gifts Robyn’s Top Picks- Coming

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Holiday Photography

Photo Gifts for him

This post contains affiliate links. An affiliate link means I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through my link, without any extra cost to you. It helps cover the costs of running the blog for you. (Thank you for your support!) Photo Socks Customise your photo socks

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Holiday Photography

Best Photography Gifts for kids

Kids live in a technology driven world going faster than ever. Help them tape in their creative side with these great photography gifts for kids. This post contains affiliate links. An affiliate link means I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through my link, without any extra

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Composition

Make your at home kids photos a reality

Ever caught a glimpse of your little one, and felt astonishment over how much they’ve grown and changed, me too. It’s amazing how much they can show you if you stop and look. I love capturing who they are, just as they are. Over the years, I’ve found that the

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Podcast

Why new sucks?

Ever not bothering trying because you don’t want to suck? Subscribe to Raw & Real Mom’s Podcast Apple | Spotify | Stitcher In today’s episode… We’re talking about how hard new can be, and the two best ways to handle new and difficult conversations.  Conversations  Creativity    Conversations You’re not

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Lighting

Composition

How to take great food photos for beginners

Taking a great food photo easily comes down to 5 simple step! 1. Deciding your angle / perspective Choosing a feeling (moody, light, lifestyle) Food styling (Props and background) Camera settings Lens choice Editing Here’s my best food photography tips all in one simple guide. How to get started taking

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Learning Photography

Light Guide- How to use Lighting in Photography

We all know the cliche that without light you cannot have photography, and therefore photography actually stems from Greek roots that mean “writing with light.” In order to truly take control over your photography, you have to understand light and how it works. In this light guide you’ll learn how

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Editing

How to make your good photos great.
Editing

How to make your good photos great.

Why you need to edit? I don’t know why when people hear the term edit, they automatically think 4 hours in photoshop, making extreme changes. For me: Subtlety is key- a good edit shouldn’t be obvious. Robyn O’Brien Tweet Master the Basics Just start with the basics again. Crop, Exposure,

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10+ Best Photography Presets you need to know

Every type of preset should be experimented with. Unfortunately, because anyone can make a preset. There’s so really naff ones out there. If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you’ll know me pretty well by now. You’ll know I believe, one shoe doesn’t fit all, so here is my

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Ways to work with me

Join us online with over 50 lessons and a supportive community that will help you stay accountable. 

This is a two hour, in-person session and is open to any mom in the West Midlands & Worcestershire area.

This one time, virtual session is available to any mom who is interested in learning more about photography

Work with Robyn privately for 3 months of support, advice and photography coaching. 

I am Robyn O'Brien, founder of Robyn O'Brien Photography and Academy.

Everyone learns in different ways.  It’s my job to help you find your way and master your camera, find your style and some clarity. Photography has a magically way of showing you more than what’s just in front of you. I’d love to talk to you about what you want to find from learning photography. 

Still want to learn photography but no clue where to start. Drop a message to me and say hi. I’d be more than happy to help you find the right path for you. 

Preparing for your photoshoot

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Want to capture that super sweet moment, without everyone ending up in tears?

Learn how to get the most out of your photo session even if you’ve got kids who refuse to sit still or even look at a camera in the first place, with this printable session planner & checklist.

  • Avoid wasting your session and ONLY capturing ugly side of motherhood
  • Create a perfectly timed magical family fun experience you will want to remember forever
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