It must be very confusing for those outside of the photographic industry to work out which photographer to hire. After all, how do you decided which is best? How do you even define what “best” means? One sure-fire way is to look for photographers who have won prestigious awards. Surely, if there has been some …Read more →
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The views of a demented event photographer
On Sunday, 31st March 2013 I was lucky enough to marry the love of my life – Anita – at the Stratford Manor Hotel. Having seen the buzz that our “Bride’s Favours” photo studio creates, it was inevitable that we’d set it up at our own reception! As predicted, it was a huge …Read more →
At Focus on Imaging, I decided that the time was right to get a couple of new soft boxes for the lights we use in our mobile studio when we are out covering events. I wanted something that was larger and quicker to assemble than the original soft boxes that came with our Elinchrom lights. …Read more →
I read today an interesting article on the Guardian’s website about copyright infringement. The article contains a letter from a reader who built a website for his sister’s hair salon and rather than hiring a photographer to shoot images for the website, he used Google’s image search to find suitable pictures. The states that he …Read more →
Are you interested in making money from photography in your spare time? If so, have you considered becoming an event photographer? A very high percentage of events are held in evenings and at weekends and therefore lend themselves to part time photographers. Perhaps you are considering a change in career and want to move into …Read more →
The first working weekend for us in 2013 is going to be a hectic one! We make our first visit to a new venue – Hartshill Riding Club, where we will be covering their winter schedule. Saturday kicks off with a dressage competition and is followed by the show jumping on Sunday. In between …Read more →
I am delighted to announce that I have partnered with Martin Grahame-Dunn from Images2Inspire to deliver a series of event photography training courses aimed at photographers who are looking at moving into the world of Event Photography.
There are two separate day-long courses and a shorter evening course, all being held in Leamington Spa.
Unlike …Read more →
Green Screen Photography in Dubai
As many of you will know, I spent a week in October working for HIPA (the world’s most prestigious photographic award) on their trade stand at GITEX in Dubai. I’ve subsequently taken part in a webinar chat with Martin Grahame-Dunn and Oz Kharawala. During the 50 minute chat, we …Read more →
On a Wednesday afternoon I received a phone call that would change my working career. The conversation went something like this: “Are you available for a job next week? We need you in Dubai to do some trade show photography. The show opens on Sunday.”
With not a great deal of time to organise things, …Read more →
Being a professional photographer can seem like the ideal job, especially to those who take pictures for a hobby. However, it can be a fairly solitary existence with limited interaction with others in a similar position. It is then very easy fall into the trap of you know what sells, you know how to shoot …Read more →