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How Covid has changed photo shoots (for the better!)

Strangely, the absence of customers due to Lockdown has helped some businesses. If you’re a shop or hotel, then having to close for refurbishments can be costly as you’re losing trade; or you have to arrange it for strange times such as the middle of the night which can be inconvenient and awkward (I’ve another…
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Want better photos? Be a bit more like IKEA

Be a bit more like IKEA?  What is he talking about, you’re saying to yourself. Well, if I say to you ‘Ikea’ what springs to mind?  Flat pack furniture, funny names, meatballs, getting lost in the car park ……. and maybe blue and yellow.  Which are the colours of the Swedish flag; and seeing as…
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In keeping with the brand

I’ve been shooting headshots in Manchester recently that look a little bit different. I’ve written many times of the essential elements of a good strong headshot.  The emphasis must be on the person and their expression.  That is key.  During any portrait session a great expression is the thing I’m working hardest to achieve (or…
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What is all business about? Marketing, of course

I’ve spent this last week trying to make sense of the year.  Quite a big task, of course. Back in the winter, I undertook some mentoring.  I’ve done it before, but a good few years ago, so I figured it was a good time to get some more.  It’s a good thing to do every…
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Stock photos

“Martin, I didn’t know that you shot stock photos?” Well, truth be told, it’s something I’ve done for a few years, but it’s the kind of photography that was always put on the back burner when I was busy with other commissions.  So my approach to it was admittedly a bit haphazard.  The arrival of…
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