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Taking photographs like a professional | Don’t stand still!

A couple of weeks ago I was giving a talk to an audience of non-photographers.  Everyone present was a small business owner, and my talk was designed to help them to take better smartphone photos.  It might sound odd, a professional photographer giving advice that might, on the face of it, meant he booked less…
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Freelancer & Small Business Meet Up and Marketing event

Okay, so this isn’t directly about photography, but please bear with me. This year marks my sixteenth year since starting life as a professional freelance photographer.  I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way, and one of the biggest has been the importance of having a great network around me; of colleagues, of support…
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Portrait Day is just a week away

In response to requests from a lot of my connections, I’m holding another Portrait Day in a week’s time.  The format will be the same as previous ones, and I’ll lay out the details below.  In case you’re reading this and don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain.  Booking a professional portrait for…
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Your new headshot | The first step to a great profile

Last Monday I took part in a most amazing event.  In response to the collapse of Thomas  Cook, some of the businesses here in Altrincham got together to put on a day of support activities to try to help the people who’d been left without jobs (being close to Manchester airport, there are a lot…
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Achieving consistency with headshots | How to look like the team you are

Sometimes you want everything to look the same. You spend a lot of time, energy and money on getting your brand and its values across.  One of the most important aspects, especially if you’re a big company, is that you’re a team, all pulling in the same direction.  Unfortunately, making everything look the same –…
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