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    Inspirational journey

    How time flies, it only seems like yesterday that I left the civil service to start my new journey. In real time, it was 4 years ago and the year was 2014. Following a 17 year career sat behind a desk and sometimes banging my head on the desk, I took up their kind offer of redundancy. Yes, it was a huge culture shock and it took me a little time to adjust to the real world, but looking back it was the best thing that I ever did. For a number of years I had enjoyed spending my weekends, evenings and sometimes even before getting to work taking photographs.…

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    Natural light

    Natural light is a wonderful medium for photography and to me it doesn’t get enough praise or acknowledgement.  Whilst everyone is grabbing their studio lights and lightboxes, I’m looking for the light that nature supplies and offers us.  It’s not for everyone and thankfully not everyone is using it or even aware of it. I have worked in lots of studios and side by side by many photographers and they are frantically grappling for the studio lighting and at times over use them. Lighting from the front, with a beauty dish, lights from the side and one behind the model to lighten the back. Less is more and that works…

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    Love photography

    To me photography is my dream job. It’s a truly creative medium and for me it has opened up some different ideas and helped to unlock my creative thought processes. My portfolio is varied and I love every aspect of photography, but one area that I find really interesting and creative is natural light portraiture. Since starting my business, I’m always seeking to better myself and to create better images and nothing helps to push me further than working with natural light. You have to work with the light and direction of your client is key, otherwise you will not be able to capture the image that you want. Placing…

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    How do you choose a photographer?

    An interesting question was posed, how do people choose a photographer? So how do you choose one?? Is it through word of mouth, reviews or just a needle in the phone book? Photography is an art as well as a service that many people need. It’s a creative process that is both personal to the photographer and the client. Anyone can pick up a camera or mobile phone to snap away and get an image, but what separates people from artists is an eye for an image. The creative thoughts that can spot the shot in the photo. Whether it’s photographing food, interior design to fashion a true photographer can…

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    Photography is a funny old game!

    I have covered this subject before, but it always seems to come up on a weekly basis. Photography is everywhere, some breathtaking, some that will resonate with you and some that you truly cannot understand and you start to question the photographers mindset. Whatever scenario, we all fall into it at times, whether were the photographer or the viewer. One thing we cannot escape is that business and photography are inextricably linked, whether we like it or not, it is here to stay and with the way social media is going it looks to be here for the foreseeable future. As a professional photographer I find it extremely frustrating at…

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    Cotswold Life June edition

    I am proud to announce that the world of the Little People has been featured over two pages in the current edition of Cotswold Life magazine. Thank you to them for promoting our world of the Little People and generating more publicity for www.littlepeoplemedia.com  

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    Beautiful photography sells

    A lot of interior designers and hoteliers carry on using old images to market themselves, their projects and locations and either haven’t got the budget to pay for a professional photographer or fail to realise how detrimental poor images can have on a business. With social media being so key it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight your wonderful talents and your beautiful settings. A lot of customers shop with their eyes and when viewing a hotel, they are often misled by poor and sometimes incorrect images. To encourage your clientele and to boost further custom and bookings then paying for a professional photographer can almost pay for itself, when you…

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    Everyone’s a photographer

    Since the mobile phone was created, the camera has become better with every passing year and with every updated handset. The phone cameras are sometimes better than the point and shoot cameras and are so easy to use and we have them with us at all times. Even I as a professional photographer use my mobile camera to take images and can see the benefits and shouldn’t knock it, as if you have an eye for an image then regardless of what your using to take the photo, you should be able to capture an image that your happy with. A quote once said that “You are only as good…

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    Client referral

    Recently I had a photo shoot with a wonderful client. My client had specific ideas of what she wanted from the shoot and what Images she was seeking. So that I knew what her likes and ideas were, we set up a joint Pinterest account so images were shared between the two of us. I found this invaluable as it helped me to understand exactly what was expected on the shoot. “I had my photos done again a couple of weeks ago and I’m so pleased with them! I intend to use some of them on marketing materials and some of them on other stuff. So much thanks to Steve…

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    Rewarding and Frustrating

    Running my own photography business can be both rewarding and frustrating in equal measure. In a week that has seen me in the studio working with a wonderful new client has also seen me lose two contracts that I had been nurturing for the last 4 -6 weeks. Frustrating is an understatement and unfortunately the usual reason for businesses losing contracts, is the cost. Along with clients seeking other companies to do it cheaper, there’s also the issue that they do not respect either you or your work and try to get you to reduce your prices. It’s never a decision I take likely, I have to weigh up is…