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My blog is a mashup of all my interests. Business, photography, design, sneaky-peeks, published works and more. Alex is a creative director, image taker & maker, digital artist and rogue marketeer located in the UK. Commercial and personal commissions considered and currently being undertaken.

About Me, Alex Mills About Me, Alex Mills

My name is Alex Mills and I’m a hybrid image taker & maker. My job includes: creative director, business owner, photographer, designer, marketeer and videographer rolled into one gigantic creative ‘uberbeast’. Essentially, this is me: I make that blank bit of paper into something special. I take the seed of an idea and feed it […]

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All photographs on this site / flickr / instagram are for available to buy as a high-quality photographic print. These pieces are printed and framed in various sizes on high quality paper with light-fast inks, and signed and numbered. Please contact me for details at alex [at] alxmls.co.uk for further details.

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FAQ: How do photoshoots work?

FAQ: How do photoshoots work?

Posted on Aug 30, 2015 in FAQ, News

‘How do photoshoots work?’ is a question I get asked alot. Everyone has their own way of putting together a photoshoot, but this is my preferred method and approach to create the great photoshoot and ensure it all runs smoothly. Part.1: Research & Preparation Lets talk … It all starts with conversation No matter whether via email, skype or phone. It’s […]

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 in News

Shooting popular tourist destinations is a bitch. Not just owing to the fact that there’s lots of people but usually you are heading out in the middle of the day when the weather is usually either straight-over sun or its chucking it down. Amongst other things, who else wants to see yet another photo of a […]

Back from down under

Back from down under

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Locations & Events

Finally back to Cardiff, UK after an awesome adventure in Australia. I’ve got galleries and blogs planned for a more comprehensive overview, but thought I’d share a few shots from my 24mm (my last post was all about this lens, and asking if it is the best lens for travel). Anyhow, here’s a sniff of […]

Best lens for travel? The 24mm

Best lens for travel? The 24mm

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 in News, Reviews & Kit Tests

I’m heading off on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia in the coming days and have been contemplating what kit to take. Chatting with fellow photographer, Nigel Pugh – I was recommend and reminded of my favourite ‘old’ slr lens that I had on my first Canon years back. It was a 24mm. A bit of […]

Early morning training with HelenMarie Wilson

Early morning training with HelenMarie Wilson

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 in News

I’ve been training with HelenMarie for about 6 months now. Once a week, keeping an all-watchful eye and advising on my technique in the gym, providing regular and updated session plans and giving me great motivation and support along the way. Being a control freak (so I’ve been told), it’s been hard to let go and […]

Love Cardiff / Sherman Theatre

Love Cardiff / Sherman Theatre

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 in Locations & Events, News

I recently had a roundup of images used in the Sherman Theatre‘s Love Cardiff spread in their latest brochure. The concept of the new play is all about your stories. They want(ed) your stories about anything to do with your life in Cardiff. Good, bad, funny, sad … you can find out more about the […]

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