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08 Jan 2015

Snappy New Year

Where to start? I’m sure that many of you will have received or purchased new digital cameras in the recent sales. Whilst the quality of the image produced by Mobile Phones has improved significantly over the past few years, so has the desire to capture great moments and scenes through the means of a Digital Camera. A good way of maintaining interest, and seeing improvement in your photographs would be to set yourself a task. For instance, for 2015 I […]

15 Nov 2014

Local Networking

I have just started an experiment by networking with local businesses. I thought about scenarios where by future brides may be discussing their wedding plans with their favourite hairdresser. The topic of photography may well be raised. They question is how could I position myself as a point of referral? What would influence a hairdresser recommend me? Ordinarily, I would offer to reciprocate accordingly, however in reality how likely is that a potential bride would ask a photographer for a […]

08 Nov 2014
Using Social Media to seize professional photography opportunities

Social Media

There is no getting away from the power of social media in respect to developing relationships with existing and potential clients. I recently attended a seminar hosted by a major data collation organisation where phrases such as Big Data, Social Intelligence and Social Selling were used as commonly as mobile phones, the Internet and the web. Every day customers provide insights as their intentions to buy but how easy is it to pick up on these intentions. The smart search […]

05 Nov 2014

Location Location Location

I recently undertook an enjoyable family shoot near Biddick Hall in County Durham. Google Maps is a very useful tool to get an idea of the location but there is nothing like a pre-shoot reconnaissance trip. There are large areas of private land interspersed with public pathways. One such pathway leads through a delightful wooded area. The dappled light and autumn leaves provided lots of great photo opportunities. David and Lisa’s children were wonderful to photograph and very easy going. […]

02 Nov 2014

The Guild of Photographers

I would just like to use this post to recommend The Guide of Photographers.  The Guild brings together individuals interested in the craft of photography. Whether you’re a full-time or part-time professional, a student, or enthusiast, they will help you get the most from your camera with their training, courses, networking, support, insurance, discounts, and more. Visit for more info.

09 Oct 2014

How to select your perfect first DLSR

Buying your first DSLR camera can be daunting. Not only do you have to decide between brands you have to decide between a plethora of models, lenses and accessories, before potentially committing yourself (financially and emotionally) long term to the equipment provider of your choice. The goal of this post is to make your buying decision that little bit easier!   Why Nikon? The two main players in the DSLR market are Nikon and Canon. If you have friends or […]

09 Oct 2014

Top tips for successul landscape photography

Landscape photography is a passion and a complicated topic. It shows the spaces in the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. I’ve listed below my top 4 tips to add more impact and mood to your landscape photos. I hope you find these brief pointers useful – let me know in the comments section below!  Capture patterns and textures When taking a landscape photo in colour it’s easy for the different elements of the image to blend together, especially if […]