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“Do you want me to smile?” | headshot photography

Based on a conversation I’ve had with several people in the past couple of weeks, I thought I’d write a few words about one of the most common things I get asked about when shooting headshots for clients.  A day won’t go by when I’m not asked the question, “do you want me to smile?”…
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Awards events | Event photography

I’ve mentioned before that the winter seems to be the season for (business) awards evenings, and that this fills a lot of my diary.  But one of the most pleasurable awards events that I shoot happens in autumn.  It’s a series of evenings where the NCS (National Citizens Service) students graduate.  NCS is a self…
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Shooting a photo calendar | Photography for a great cause

Back in the spring I was honoured to be asked to help participate in a great cause, shooting some portraits for a photo calendar that was hoping to raise funds for Prostate Cancer awareness. To be honest, prostate cancer was something I knew nothing about until recently.  I started to learn a little more about…
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Event photography | Business Awards

The days grow colder, the nights draw in …. it can only mean that it’s the start of Business Awards season. This year is the seventh year of the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, and I’ve been (flattered to have been) asked to photograph each one of them.  This included 2014, when…
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The secret of great commercial photography | Collaboration is the key

It’s easy to think of photography as a solitary occupation.  After all, I work for myself, often turn up to shoots alone and it’s me who wields the camera, edits the photos and corresponds with you throughout the booking process, during the shoot and afterwards.  I’m no different to a lot of commercial photographers in…
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