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It's Time to CoppaFeel with Y Salon

You may have spotted on my Instagram a few weeks ago I had the honor to attend the CoppaFeel event at Y Salon in Newcastle. I was really looking forward to this event, knowing how important this cause is. It was such an inspiring event, I feel like I've learned so much about Breast Cancer and the CoppaFeel charity. I've decided to share it on my blog, because I think it's something that everyone should be aware of. 1 in 2 people will be affected by cancer, so it's important we do what we can to find it and stop it as soon as possible.

About the Salon The event was held in the Y Salon, who work with the Kevin Murphy brand. Kevin Murphy are committed to natural ingredients and being kind to the environment. They have so many amazing products, which we all got to have a look at during the event, which are all cruelty free and full of natural ingredients. In this day and age, it's so important we start making these changes, so it was really great to get to know what Ke…

Viking Picture Perfect Event

I'm one of those people who loves to take photos but literally has no clue what they're doing. I had a fab camera that I used all the time for blogging, but found myself not using it for much more. It was way too big for me to carry around so it wasn't getting used as much as it should have, and I never took the time to learn how to use it! For the past few weeks I'd been debating on buying a new one, one a lot smaller but with the same power behind it. I was then invited to the Viking Picture Perfect event in Newcastle, and I thought that was the perfect opportunity to buy the camera I had my eye on ready to take for the photography masterclass!

I was so excited for this event, it was my first one since starting this blog up. I'd been to one or two with the blog I had at uni, and loved them so was really interested in attending some now, in a 'push yourself to be more confident' and to meet more bloggers kind of way. I also thought it was perfect that it was a photography one! I didn't end up taking my big camera away to Germany as it was just too big to carry, it kills my shoulders every time, which was a shame as I could have gotten some really good photos, but I have my new smaller camera now and I was able to take this with me to the event.

The event itself was held in The Botanist - probably one of the most photographed restaurants in Newcastle with the tree and the glass ceiling - so I was super excited. Everyone was so lovely, I was so nervous but it was still a pretty chill event so I didn't feel too anxious when I was there.

The photography masterclass was held by photographer Elouisa Georgiou, who was so lovely and had some fantastic tips for us all. I was always the type to only take photos using the automatic mode, but thanks to this mini masterclass I feel like I've started to branch out on the different modes. We went through ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed; three things I'd never considered before!

We then had the chance to take a few photos using all the things we had learned using different items like prisms and white boards. I'm not going to lie, I did feel a bit out of place with all the other bloggers who are amazing photographers! We all printed out some photos and honestly, there were some absolutely amazing photos there! Very jealous of their talents but hopefully with everything I learned at this even I'll soon be upping my photography skills!

As you can see, I'm definitely nowhere near 'pro' level but still liked the photos I managed to take, especially considering that was the first time I'd used my camera!

Of course, I took a crazy amount of photos of the food that was on offer. I'm food obsessed so I was buzzing with the choices, that scotch egg was lush!

For my first blog event, this was a fantastic one for me! I met some lovely new bloggers, learned some fab new skills and got to experience it all in a fantastic location (I definitely don't go to The Botanist enough!).

Abbey xx


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