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This is Kat's Photography blog. Kat Hannon has over 12 years experience in the capturing the best photos in Chester, Manchester, Warrington and even the UK. She gives you an insight into the life, while also helping you expand your knowledge of Lighting, Posing, Locations and modelling. She has taken some fantastic images over the years and wants to help you do the same.

Making the Most of Photography in the Summer

It’s that time of year again; the sun is out (for the most part), the skies are blue, and the days are longer and brighter. There is so much to love about all of the seasons, but for photographers, Summer usually falls to the bottom of the list. Although this season provides lots of daylight, […]

How to Get Inspired when you Have a Creative Block

Every photographer needs inspiration; sometimes we all have a creative block which gets in the way of new ideas and concepts. In my experience, the best way to unlock your creativity is to look at artists and photographers who inspire you and allow them to influence your work. Looking through the work of my favourite […]

Top 5 Portrait Photography trends 2021

We can all agree that a lot has happened between 2020 and 2021. In lieu of the global pandemic, we have seen so many changes within fashion, photography and the arts. For photographers, there have been various challenges which have made it difficult to produce the images that we want to make. Photography is a […]

The Rise of Digital Modelling in Fashion Photography

It’s safe to say that the past year has been a bit of a whirlwind. Our lives have been turned upside down and while some industries have thrived off the COVID 19 pandemic, others have shut down completely. COVID 19 has had an incredible impact on the way that we go about our daily lives […]

How has social media affected photography?

It is a well known fact that social media has had a huge influence on art and photography. The rise of this phenomenon has changed the way that we perceive and take images, as well as making photography accessible to everyone. Nowadays, everyone who snaps an Instagram-worthy picture of their iced latte thinks of themselves […]

Hats, Horse-racing, and Horrible Histories

The Cheshire Magazine Fashion Editorial.  Photography by Kat Hannon   Given that race season is just around the corner, it seems like the perfect excuse to discuss the history and popularity of hats! Everyone loves a good hat. Throughout English history, hats have been a mark of class,  religion, and fashion. There are so many […]

What does it mean to be Quintessentially British?

What defines the Quintessential British style? What does it actually mean to be quintessentially British? The British aesthetic has become a popular trend in recent years with a yearning to return to a simple life in the countryside where we imagine riding horses and drinking afternoon tea. Of course, the reality of living in England […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR

So how has lockdown one and two been for you? Totally emotional, confusing, weird, hard work, but also liberating; a chance to focus, maybe even not do as much or even do more than ever.  What a time eh. I knew I’d live through something with massive impact during my life, thought it may be […]

Tips For Photographing Abroad

Does organizing a trip abroad with your beloved SLR fill you with dread? The idea of sand in all those crevices, sticky Sangria fingers and lost or stolen equipment can bring your work-cation to a grinding halt. So I have a few simple tips to free up your creativity and help you become a jet […]

Fancy Fancy Things

In my opinion, that Christmas shopping splurge can only be followed by a Christmassy cocktail or a luxury luncheonette and there are plenty of super indulgent, super festive, dining experiences in Chester city. Photographing and promoting my city’s impressive list of hospitality hang-outs over the last few years, I have come to know Chester’s restaurant […]