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Category: commercial portrait photography

Profile pictures | The eyes have it

Imagine you’re at a networking event and you’re introduced to somebody you’ve never met before. You smile and say hello, stretch out your arm to shake hands … they look you in the eye, you shake hands firmly and you’ve both made a good first impression. The opposite’s true too, of course. The stranger who…
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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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That was 2018 | A year in sixty seconds

I do love looking back over the year and reflecting on the assignments I’ve shot.  It’s wonderful to re-live twelve months by opening up the hard drives, scrolling through the thousands of photos and remembering the days, events and moments that made up the year.  I remember the new people I’ve met, the conversations about…
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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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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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