Articles, musings and helpful tips for your business

The Luminous Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Last month we asked our followers on instagram to nominate their favourite small businesses so that we could put together a #shopsmall gift guide for Christmas and boy did they deliver! The response was overwhelming and we have enjoyed discovering so many incredible brands whilst putting together this resource. From candles to chocolates, fashion to…

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One Caption Ten Images! How To Find The Perfect Image for Any Caption

Today we want to talk about falling into the trap we so often see of using your caption simply to describe the image you are posting. No, no and no again! You need to step away from describing what the viewer is seeing in your captions and instead use them to connect, resonate and engage….

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The Importance of Consistency on Social Media for Your Brand

Whether you like it or not, your online brand aesthetic is the number one thing affecting whether a potential client chooses to engage, follow and hopefully buy from you in the future. These days your online presence is your main marketing platform. Your use of imagery, colours, fonts and templates will shape peoples’ perception of…

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How To Tell Your Story and Be Authentic

We’re delighted to welcome Manfreda Cavazza, an incredible copywriter, journalist and friend of The Luminous to these journal pages. Manfreda has written a blog series about the importance of storytelling in your business and shares Part One with us today. Everybody loves a good story. Your children love one at bed time (or more than…


Iconic Venice In the Summertime Stock Photography

Is there any place more romantic that Venice in the summertime? Gondolas drift lazily down the glistening green waterways and iconic buildings line the Grand Canal. Beautiful stylised street lamps line the walkways overlooked by colourful shutters and balconies. Use Venice To Inspire Your Audience The views of Venice from the water are sure to…

Shine Brighter online with our Mallorca Travel Collection of Stock Photos

We are all dreaming of travel at the moment right?  Setting off to the Balearics to feel the sand beneath our feet, stroll the old cobbled streets on Palma and enjoy a glass of rosé with some tapas… Dreamy Film Photography This gorgeous collection of travel images from Mallorca are all shot on medium format film…

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Romantic Architecture and Spanish Scenes Stock Photography

Are you searching for Spanish stock photography? Spain holds a special place in my heart. I lived there for 3 years and got married there in 2011… Our stunning collection of Spanish travel images are all shot on medium format film and would be fantastic for aspirational brands wanting to shine brighter online. Take Your…


Hobbies Stock Photography

Can you play the piano? Is gardening your hobby? Do you want to show more of your personality online?We all know the importance of consistency on social media and having a personal online presence is key to building an authentic brand voice. Our catalogue of hobby stock photography will help you do just that by…

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Autumn Styled Stock Photography

AS THE SEASONS SHIFT THESE EVOCATIVE STYLED STOCK IMAGES ARE PERFECT FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING, FALL AND AUTUMN MARKETING. The child in all of us loves crunching through golden Autumn leaves whist the adult loves nothing more than cosying up with a blanket and glass of red wine. As the seasons shift the trees begin their…

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Spring Stock Photography

Spring is such a magical time of year. It’s a time of new beginnings and fresh hope for the year ahead. Shoots begin to push through the earth, trees begin to bud and unfurl new leaves and new life is everywhere. In our collection of Spring photographs we focus on nature and seasonal foods that…

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Winter Stock Photography

Winter stock photography. Snowy landscapes, hot chocolate, red wine and blankets. Our winter category is full of cosy and atmospheric photographs with a focus on white and neutral colour palettes.Invite your audience on a winter adventure and inspire the magic of this special season. How Can The Luminous Help You Shine? Our images are designed…

Quotes Stock Photography

Quotes are striking and direct way to communicate a message to your audience, you can quite literally spell it out to them.Out ever expanding catalogue of quotes ranges from inspiring to whimsical to humour to motivational. Our core brand value is lifting others up and that is what we aim to achieve when creating our…