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Starting out in photography – a beginners guide

Beginners photography Courses   Whenever I run a beginners photography course (I did one yesterday actually) I never fail to be amazed at how much a beginners photography can move forward when they are shown just a few fundamentals. Photography is really not that complicated a subject – many people like making it complicated (not for bad reasons I believe but because they enjoy the technical side of photography) and often new photographers sometimes feel they have to go through some pain in-order to become a real photographer but it really isn’t the case.   As I look forward to the second module of our beginners photography course that I am running today in St Albans I thought it would be nice to share just a…

Editing Photographs – is it cheating or necessary?

Editing photographs – A professional photographers view Editing photographs is cheating isn’t it? Editing takes too long, doesn’t it? I like my pictures to look natural, thats why I don’t edit! A good photographer can take a great image with any camera and so doesn’t have to edit, do they?   If you agree with any of the above then you need to read this article.   With a new year upon us you may find yourself setting on on a new photographic journey either for a hobby or a change in career.  If so you need to be reviewing your editing process or at least starting one as editing is a fundamental part of photography, it is not cheating, doesn’t have to take long…

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Lifestyle portrait shoot – portrait photography course – Essex

Lifestyle portrait photography shoot in Chelmsford, Essex We had the please of working with one of our favourite models today – Cody.  As always Cody was super professional, working really well with our budding new photographers helping them to develop a great portfolio and master new skills.  Starting to take great portraits can actually be rather daunting when you first set out so we always try to pick our models carefully to give new photographers a great day.  Here are a few shots taken of Cody today.     When starting out in photography it is essential that you work on developing a professional portfolio, one that you can show to your clients and demonstrates your skill and style of work.  I always recommend to…

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Top 10 tips & tools to drive customers to photographers websites

Top 10 tips and tools for photographers websites to gain traffic As a working photographer the chances are that you are self employed and always keeping an eye on your website is a central cog in your marketing strategy.  It is important to understand fully the role that your website is playing within your business – is it used to generate leads? act purely as a brochure? an e-commerce site for converting leads to paid up clients? the list goes on. Once you have defined its role and undertaken your keyword analysis then your next task is to ensure that you are driving traffic to it and so below I have listed some of the keys tasks, tips and tools I employ for maintaining a…

Becoming a professional commercial photographer

How to become a pro photographer I am often amazed when talking to new prospective photographers that they always seem to have the same vision in mind – to become a portrait and wedding photographer. Now there is nothing wrong with this as a concept however there are so many markets that a photographer can work in that sometimes the most obvious solutions get overlooked or not even considered. Commercial photography is not an obvious choice for many new snappers – often when I suggest it to my delegates they seem a little taken back and are not always that enthusiastic however the genre offers plenty of scope to help get you up and running and as the economy appears to be picking up the…

The Power & Value of Professional Qualifications for Photographers

By Nick Wood As a photographer I have never actually been asked by a potential client if I have any photographic qualifications and yet one of the most frequent questions potential delegates ask is “do I get a qualification or a certificate? Although my training company Unshaken Photography Training can actually issue nationally recognised qualifications I have until the beginning of this year actually encouraged students from following this route as I saw little value whilst incurring additional cost. This has all changed and in fact our students are now encouraged to achieve professional qualifications through the professional bodies primarily the SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers) Why the change in stance? Photography has always attracted people towards it as a career on the…

How do I use my new digital camera?

Hopefully you have had a great christmas, enjoyed being with your family and friends and opened up some great presents. For many people receiving a digital camera is a wonderful experience – the start of a new journey intact however it can also be the start of a few frustrations. Most people start off by using their new cameras in fully automatic which is the perfect place to start when finding your feet and getting some pictures straight way. Very quickly however you will start to realise that there are quite a few issues with using your camera on fully automatic and that if you want to start getting some ‘better’ images then you may have to be brave and move away from the comfort…