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Useful links for newbies ;)

I thought it might be helpful to write a little post with some handy links to keep together. You can also find all this and more on our FAQs page.

(Image by Chloe Lodge)


If you’ve been featured on the blog or published in the magazine, you can download a badge here:

Also make sure you message us on Instagram to make sure we’re following you as our follow list over there is a virtual “index” of everyone ever featured by us on the hub, blog and/or magazine! ;)


We accept many kinds of blog posts including our regular series’ such as:

WDMTM (What Details Mean To Me) - show us how you capture details and why you love them.

Stories - if you have a project or story to tell with photos to represent it, send them in - we’d love to showcase new and interesting work whatever it’s about!

Growth - Then & Now - show us how you started, the really shocking embarrassing photos you took at the beginning and where you are now. Inspire the newbies who might think they will never get to the same position as those established photographers they admire by showing them we all started somewhere!

Photography Tips - we'd love you to share your tips with us, whether a full blown tutorial or just an idea, we all love to learn.

Submission details can be found here:

You can explore our various categories via the blog menu as shown below:

We also have tags at the foot of every blog post so you can find similar posts on certain topics and search for specific things like "Useful Information" which this blog post comes under ;)


Share your favourite images of the month in this Facebook group for your chance to be featured on our DBTD blog posts and maybe even win Top Shot! Every Top Shot winning image is published in the next edition of the magazine. Images but be taken in the current month (or very recent and newly edited) using the monthly hashtag, e.g. #dbtd_February

Find out more and see the past winners’ gallery here:


Only open for a specific number of weeks for each edition, this will be announced via our mailing list and on our social channels so you don’t miss it! Our current submissions are open for the COLOUR edition and close on 3rd March 2021.

Read Kirsty’s guide to writing us an article here:

Read about how we select images for the magazine here:


Use our hashtag #thisdetailedlife on Instagram for daily feature opportunities.


We love to find new talent and you can see our Under 500 gallery here:

We ask for nominations for this feature so watch out on social media for the next one (you can also self-nominate which we encourage)!

A handful are also selected for publication in each edition of the magazine.


We support a different charity with each edition of the magazine, donating 10% of all sales of each edition to the selected charity. You can find out more about our chosen charities here:


We're really enjoying delving into conversations on the new Clubhouse app! So far we've hosted just one ourselves but have also been involved in both listening and speaking in plenty of other rooms, it's so inspiring hearing so many photographer stories and being able to ask questions and join in live.

You can join us on Fridays for our relaxed wine-down room at 9pm GMT as we head into the weekend (this week we're joined by LeAnna Azzolini!) We chat all things photography, inspirations, crushes, the story behind the photographer and a chance for YOU to have your work looked at by your heroes with "Insta Faves". Every guest will choose a favourite photo on the Instagram feed of volunteers and talk about why they love it. Imagine your favourite photographer telling you what they love about your work, a dream come true right?

We're also having a collaborative chat on Wednesday 16th Feb at 8pm GMT about the switch to mirrorless cameras. Hearing from those who have taken the plunge (including our very own Kirsty Hamilton who recently purchase the Canon R6 after reading Eddie Judd's article in our Celebrate edition), whichever brand, and those thinking about it, we'll discuss how they're finding it, pros & cons and answering questions.


We offer opportunities to advertise in the magazine and can send you a media pack with our very competitive rates if you’re interested in advertising your pre-sets, podcast, courses, mentoring services, books...

Anything photography related which our readers might be interested in.


We select a number of photos taken by readers of the actual magazine itself - these are used both on our reviews page alongside the lovely words about the edition AND on a page in the following edition of the magazine itself.

Share your photos of our magazine using #TDL_Magazine


We’ve started a new magazine series with an article in each edition giving you 8 ideas on a particular topic. Our Celebrate Edition featured our very own Bex writing about 8 ways to capture the magic of the festive season. Share your photos with the hashtag #TDL8ideas so we can see how you’ve been inspired and we’ll be sharing these in our stories, on our Instagram grid and on our blog in the future too.

We love entering awards and competitions, it gives something to aspire to, a sense of achievement if you place and can be a great way to gain exposure as an artist, especially if they are linked to a gallery, exhibition or book, and even just to impress your clients!

It can be difficult to remember which contests open when and I know I have certainly forgotten to enter before it's too late or missed a competition completely as I didn't know about it or when it was open for entries. We thought it would be handy (not least for me) to have a database of competitions to refer to so I've started compiling one. If you know of any we should add to our list, please do let me (Bex) know so I can add it. I will endeavour to make it more informative and in consecutive order when I find the time but for now, here's a working list of competitions you might like to enter:

Some are open now!

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