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Conference photography

Conference photography is a specific type of event photography, and something that I’ve covered many times over the years.  I don’t think I’ve really written about it though, so thought I’d use a commission from a couple of months ago to set the record straight and give some insight into how I approach covering conferences,…
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What it takes to run a commercial photography business

(The first answer is …. a good alarm clock …) As it often does, it begins with an email. This time, it was from a company called Creative Eight.  It ran along the lines of “you’ve been recommended, are you free on …?”  I googled them, and it turns out that they make exhibition stands…
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Corporate photography | Making lemonade with the lemons

When you book a corporate photography job, there’s always a brief to fulfill.  The client, or their agent, has got in touch for a reason.  They might be bringing a new product to market; or moving premises; taking on new staff members … whatever the reason, the job of a professional photographer is to tell…
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Greater Manchester Business Awards 2019

Last Friday I was back in the dinner jacket, photographing the first Awards evening of the year – the Greater Manchester Business Awards.  It was a great evening at a venue I’ve visited as a tourist but not worked at before – the Imperial War Museum North.  It’s been on my hit list for a…
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Profile pictures – more powerful than you might think

We’re sociable creatures these days aren’t we?  We have profiles on Linkedin purely for business, accounts on other social media platforms for both business and our personal lives.  Our websites aren’t complete without an ‘About Me’ page.  In the past few years, doing business has become much more about getting to know the person you…
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