Katya Jackson

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Magnolia Bloom in London

Spring is undoubtedly the most beautiful season in London. It starts with the first blooming tree – at the beginning of Portobello Road, followed by beautiful magnolia, cherry and wisteria blooms. At this time Instagram is going crazy, everyone is getting excited about checking their favourite photo spots. The best place to go is of course Notting Hill. Get off at Notting Hill Gate station and start Magnolia hunting at Kensington Pl. In…

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14 Coffee Shops In London You Want to Instagram

Photos of coffee and coffee shops interiors are still trending on Instagram and London is the perfect place to master this type of photography. I’m not going to lie if I say that sometimes I pick Instagram-worthy places for my meetings (guilty).  What attracts me in coffee shops as a photographer is a combination of a wooden interior, lots of light from big windows and interesting colours. Some places look better…

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Let’s Go To Cape Town

If I’m not mistaken it was Autumn of 2000 when we were studying world explorers at geography class. The teacher wasn’t able to keep an order in a class and everyone was talking and not paying attention to what she had to say. But not me. I was so intrigued and fascinated by those people and what they did so I was dreaming about being an explorer myself. That was…

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How to spend your Saturday afternoon in Chelsea, London

I wrote this post for the online magazine Story of My World. When I think about London the first thought that comes to my mind is beautiful houses and weekend markets. While architecture varies from one area to another, markets are an essential part of almost each part of London. And when every tourist goes straight to Borough market and then wander around Southbank and Tower bridge, I recommend you…

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How to Compose your London Photos like a Pro

“Remember, the composition is important, but also rules are meant to be broken,” says Steve McCurry, an American editorial photographer best known for his 1984 photograph ‘Afghan Girl’. “So the main point is to enjoy yourself while you’re photographing and photograph in your own way and your own style.” Instead of rules, let’s talk about principles in London photography. These are what I keep in mind when taking photos in…

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Drink coffee like a Queen

So basically, if you ever wanted to feel as a King or a Queen and have your cup of coffee in a place looks like a palace room with high ceilings, mosaic windows and live classic music – you should head to Victoria & Albert Museum. It’s not so obvious from outside, but шf you go to V&A, pass all the shops on the ground floor and get to inner…

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Lisboa <3

What I love doing the most is planing my trips and booking this time in my calendar. Yes, I’m a planning geek… Anyway, I recently went to Portugal for work and small holiday after. Lisbon is the place where I got an idea of starting this blog. I was very excited to back and explore this city one more time. The beauty of going to the same place for the second…

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5 Mistakes You Make on Instagram

People keep asking me questions about Instagram and I simply can’t help but write about this social platform on my blog. I’ve already shared my ideas on ‘Why I love Instagram without taking endless selfies’ and ‘3 fundamental steps to grow your following’. Then for one week only I offered a free Instagram Audit where I had a look at the accounts of all those who emailed me. I wrote…

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