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What’s On Your Christmas Playlist?

As Christmas is quickly approaching we thought we’d do a festive post to get us all in a merry mood. We did a poll in the office to find out what our top ten Christmas songs were and we thought we’d share them with you. So, carry on reading to find out our music picks for tidings of great joy! (See what we did there?)


Focus On…Mike Black Photographer



Theimagefile team have started a new blog series; “Focus On…”. We will be looking at some creative photographers, their lives and work. We hope you enjoy it!

The first in our series is Mike Black, a photographer based in Manchester. His work spans across all genres from portraits, press and PR to architecture, interiors and landscape (pretty talented we’d say!). He’s also an avid “instagrammer”.


You’ve Always Got A Camera If You’ve Got A Phone!

The first rule of photography…..have a camera.

Now that the winter months are here and the days are drawing in, it’s easy to miss great photo opportunities. But you shouldn’t! There are so many aspects of the season to get inspired by – taking the dog for a walk in a frosty landscape, the Christmas lights and festive stalls in town, the changing colours of the trees…

We realise that you don’t always have all of your kit with you during these moments so we wanted to remind you of the trusty old camera phone. The camera phones that we carry around in our pockets and bags are often used only for happy snaps and fleeting moments. However, nowadays their capabilities are absolutely phenomenal. Our mobiles have the ability to take great images and produce lovely looking prints in surprisingly large sizes. To find out what size print your camera phone would be able to produce have a look at this guide from


Urban Photographer Of The Year 2014!

Recently, the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year took place and it was wonderful to once again be involved. The contest is hosted by CBRE, the largest real estate services and investment firm in the world with the aim to “learn more about the built world through different eyes”. The contest tells the story of the urban environment through the theme “Cities at Work” and how these environments change throughout a twenty-four hour day.


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