How To Utilise Hashtags To Grow Your Instagram Community

How To Utilise Hashtags To Grow Your Instagram Community

Instagram is the social media platforms that photographers have been crying out for. Dedicated to imagery, it provides a platform to showcase your work, and if you know how to use it properly, it can get you work also. Food photographer and Engage Live trainer Bea...
Five Things You Will Learn From Lightroom For Beginners

Five Things You Will Learn From Lightroom For Beginners

This week we’re streaming our new class, Lightroom For Beginners, from 11am BST, Wednesday, July 27. Delivered by John Deery – who also designed our Photography For Beginners class earlier this year – the two-hour educational video introduces photographers to...
Lightroom For Beginners Trailer – Be Inspired, Get Creative!

Lightroom For Beginners Trailer – Be Inspired, Get Creative!

On Wednesday, July 27, from 11am BST to 1pm, Engage Live will be streaming our latest original class, Lightroom For Beginners with John Deery. Following on from his insightful 4-hour Photography For Beginners class, John will introduce viewers to the very basics of...
Follow Engage Live Photography Educators On Instagram

Follow Engage Live Photography Educators On Instagram

Since Engage Live launched at the beginning of 2015, we’ve been very lucky to work with some of the finest photography educators in the world. From American wedding photographer Sal Cincotta, to emerging English newborn photographer Lyn Chapman and South African...
Engage Live Founder Bags Wedding Of The Week On Rangefinder

Engage Live Founder Bags Wedding Of The Week On Rangefinder

It was a very blue wedding, with everything designed to complement the colour of the chapel door – dresses, flowers, suits, the lot. Engage Live founder Donal Doherty photographed the day with the blue theme in mind, and his impressive album of images have seen him...
Using Live Video As A Marketing Tool For Photographers

Using Live Video As A Marketing Tool For Photographers

Small businesses have many options when it comes to marketing. The most popular choices tend to centre on posting a picture and status on the more immediate social media channels like Facebook or Twitter, and maybe a longer post on a blog. As technology and...
Photographing The Night Sky – Equipment, Method And Settings

Photographing The Night Sky – Equipment, Method And Settings

Shooting the night sky is something that fascinates many photographers. Last year’s Perseid shower, for example, did not disappoint, with clear skies making for perfect conditions for capturing the magical meteor shower. So the big question is, how is it...
The View From Photographers’ Workspaces

The View From Photographers’ Workspaces

The Engagers Facebook group is a busy, bustling place, chock full of professional, semi-professional and beginner level photographers who regularly post photographs for critique, questions and quandaries that illuminate the profession they know and love. You can...
World Book Day – 5 Photography Books You Need To Read

World Book Day – 5 Photography Books You Need To Read

Bibliophiles rejoice – World Book Day 2016 is here! Don’t let it pass you by without picking up a new book to stimulate your love of photography. Here are 5 photography books you need to read in your lifetime. The Story of Art – Austrian academic FH Gombrich set...
7 Photography Competitions You Need To Enter In 2016

7 Photography Competitions You Need To Enter In 2016

The New Year brings with it new ambitions, and for photographers that can often mean titles and awards. Being able to mention on your homepage that you’ve come top of the pile in a local, national or international competition can do your chances of bagging new...
5 Landscape Photographs Game Of Thrones Fans Will Love

5 Landscape Photographs Game Of Thrones Fans Will Love

Landscape photographer Steven Hanna grew up in rural County Antrim, learning his craft by shooting the magical, mystical Northern Irish landscape populated by cattle and, more recently, HBO production crews filming the ever-popular fantasy television series Game of...
InFocus: Emer McCubbin On A Career In Newborn Photography

InFocus: Emer McCubbin On A Career In Newborn Photography

A little advice to anyone thinking about becoming a newborn photographer: the skills required are totally different to those needed in wedding or family portraiture. Babies are so delicate and you are solely responsible for their safety at all times, so it takes...
Photo of the Week #18 – ‘Winter Wedding’

Photo of the Week #18 – ‘Winter Wedding’

Congratulations to Engager Jacob McCarthy, winner of Engage Live Photo of the Week #18 for this festive image ‘Winter Wedding’. ‘Grabbed this one at a winter wedding at the Celtic Manor a few days ago,’ writes Jacob. ‘I’ve been...
15 Christmas Gifts For Photographers

15 Christmas Gifts For Photographers

With Christmas fast approaching, the time to buy that special photographer in your life a present is running out. For those searching for ideas, or with little time to shop around, here are 15 gifts that are sure to get your snapper happy. Lens-Shaped Coffee Mug This...
Photo of the Week #17 – ‘Abandoned Shed, Eglinton’

Photo of the Week #17 – ‘Abandoned Shed, Eglinton’

Congratulations to James C Aiken, winner of the Engage Live Photo of the Week #17 for this quite amazing shot entitled ‘Abandoned Shed, Eglinton’. ‘I took the image on December 4, at the outskirts of Eglinton near the Northern Irish coastline. My equipment is a...