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Reflecting on your work for the year

Reflecting on your work for the year

I sent out an email to my subscribers, last week, about the importance of reflecting and reviewing the last 12 months. This is so you can see how your skills as a photographer, or even your photography business if you have one, has grown. It was a good email and I...

3 things to help clients feel comfortable on a shoot

3 things to help clients feel comfortable on a shoot

As hard as it is to believe, not everyone is comfortable with having their photograph taken. Even when it is someone like you behind the camera! But, as the professional photographer you are, there are lots of ways to help your clients feel more comfortable on a...

Choosing who to work with

Choosing who to work with

I know the title of this blog post might seem a little confusing, especially if you’re new to owning a photography business. You’re probably thinking “I don’t choose who I work with! They choose to work with me!” I get that, more than you could ever know. But if you...

Your first 5 minutes on a shoot

Your first 5 minutes on a shoot

There’s a saying that we all know about how first impressions are the most lasting. It’s a saying that holds true in just about every part of life. But when it comes to meeting clients to photograph them for the first time, first impressions are important. Those first...

It’s okay to take a bad photograph

It’s okay to take a bad photograph

When I started out in photography, I shared a lot of my first attempts in online forums. But, instead of the supportive, friendly critique I had expected, I was completely shot down in flames. I was led to believe that I was a hopeless photographer, that my images...

The Best Lens on a Budget – The Nifty Fifty

The Best Lens on a Budget – The Nifty Fifty

Nothing quite prepares you for the realisation of how much money your new-found photography hobby is going to cost you. Because, by the time you find out, it’s usually too late to back out. You’ve been sucked in and there’s no getting out now!  And so you find...

How to fit your photography business into your life

How to fit your photography business into your life

When you first go into business, it’s natural to assume that your time is going to be far more flexible from now on! I know I had that belief when I first started my photography business, despite doing it as a side hustle. It’s the belief that working for yourself...

Is it possible to shoot with originality?

Is it possible to shoot with originality?

Well, here’s a beast of a topic to take on when I’ve not yet had my breakfast! It’s an important question to ask, especially when talking about photography as art. Shooting with originality is the aspiration of every beginner photographer. We all go into...

There’s no right way to run a photography business

There’s no right way to run a photography business

So you’ve been shooting for some years. You’ve photographed your friends kids. You’ve bought yourself some pretty nice kit. And you’re feeling confident about your photography skills. It occurs to you that you want to set up a photography business.And why...