Lavender Farm in London

When you think about a big city what do you picture yourself? Probably a lot of commercial and residential buildings, shops, monuments and some parks. What I love about London is that you can have such amazing places as lavender farms right in the city! Yes, it’s not in the centre, but still not that far away! I have been seeing a lot of photos from there on Instagram and…

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How I edit my photos for Instagram

I take all my photos on iPhone. It’s easy, quick and always accessible when I need a camera. I got a lot of questions about how I edit my photos I post on Instagram and here is a tutorial for you. It took me a few months to find the edit style I like. I follow some really beautiful profiles on Instagram and had always been wondering how they get…

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Prufrock Coffee

I’m back to my mission to explore where Londoners get caffeinated and today’s pick is Prufrock Coffee. I’ve heard about this place for some time already and I finally got a chance to visit it. Also, it’s in my UK Bucket List and I’m very determent to tick as many boxes as possible in the next 12 months. The first thing I like about it is location. It’s a bit…

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UK Bucket List: 80 places to go, things to do and food to try.

  I know I know, for some people the idea of having The Bucket List seems stupid and too cliche, but for me it’s the only way to organize myself and plan my time. I’ve been in this situation before – after a year of living in Budapest, one week before leaving this beautiful city I realized that I hadn’t done a lot of things I wanted to. I know…

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Three Fundamental Steps to Grow Your Instagram Following

Instagram is the fastest-growing social media platform with over 400,000 million active users each month. It’s become more than just a platform to share your snapshots of everyday life: it’s a marketplace, search engine and, most importantly, a community. It’s a 24/7 platform and the best way to reach people of almost all interests and demographics. I’ve been asked many times about how to grow an Instagram account, so after…

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Meet the Londoners

Today is 2 years since I moved to London. Even though I was super excited, I was deeply sad to leave my family and friends in Saint Petersburg. A woman at Russian border control tried to cheer me up saying that my passport is valid for the next 10 years and I can visit home often. The moment I landed in London I was back to my normal mood of…

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10 Ideas for a street photo in London

When my parents ask me what I do in London in my free time I say ‘I love doing street photography!’. They are like: ‘What? You just photograph a street? Like any street? A road? A wall? What?” Well…yes and no I answered. And then they came to visit me in London and my dad was taking photos of everything: signs, tube, houses, cars, etc. I found myself giving him…

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How to ‘clean’ dirt on photos

A few weeks ago one guy left a comment under one of my photos on Instagram saying: ‘It’s interesting how do you manage to capture empty streets of London!’ I didn’t realize that indeed all my photos tend to be without people on it. The truth is that I just wait for the right moment when there are no people passing. But then I thought that you can actually achieve ’emptiness’…

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