“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” - Friedrich Nietzsche The cost of weddings is often a subject of discussion. The average wedding in the UK costs £30,355. But this is just an average. So to budget for your wedding, let’s have a look at everything […]
30 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams Taking great photos is within everyone’s reach. 95% of people in the UK own a mobile phone and an increasing number of them are smartphones meaning that anyone can now take photos whenever they want. This allows them to express their creativity as long […]
30 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” -Aaron Siskind Some children dream of becoming astronauts to explore the deepest parts of space, others want to become veterinarians to save sick animals, and some […]
25 September 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
Do you want to learn photography?
Are you a photography enthusiast? Want to become a better photographer? Here’s our excellent series of blogs giving you budding Irving Penns the best tips and tricks on using your camera.
Moving from your Instagram account to professional photography is not easy, but thanks to our expert photographers’ advice you can get the tailored help you need. Or why not take a private photography class or an online photography class to hone your skills?
So, you want to be a landscape photographer? A travel photographer or a nature photographer? You want to dip into wildlife photography, or get your beautiful landscape image published in a photography magazine? Well, we all have to start somewhere – and we are pleased that, for you, that somewhere is here. But, honestly, we […]
28 August 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
Few professions offer the freedom and artistry that wildlife photographers enjoy but being a professional photographer is a rarefied and exclusive club that is hard to break into. That is why most people who enjoy photographing animals do so for their own pleasure or, when they capture a money shot, to enter photography competitions. In […]
26 August 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
A good photographer is one who is able not to represent objective reality, but to translate the sensations and emotions felt at the moment of triggering the camera. - David DuChemin The best photographers are those who know how to use technique to transcribe emotion. You may well have a photographer's skill and passion, but […]
18 July 2019 ∙ 18 minutes to read
“In photography thiere is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” - Alfred Stieglitz Editing photos is often quite scary for novices. Adobe Photoshop CC, layers, luminosity, Picasa, etc., can strike fear into the heart of the uninitiated. However, it’s not really that complicated! Nowadays, the techniques have changed and almost […]
28 June 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” - Alfred Stieglitz Photo editing is becoming increasingly competitive and there are more and more functions and techniques appearing. Resizing, cropping, correcting imperfections, retouching, and treating images. An increasing number of people have edited their photos. With this in mind, […]
28 June 2019 ∙ 6 minutes to read
Digital photography is a marvel that allows you to take as many pictures as your memory card will allow. But when it comes to photography, it is not the number of pictures that you take that guarantees a great result. Spotting scenes to photograph is essential, but having a good ‘eye’ is only part of […]
19 July 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
When you are first starting out, it can seem like there is so much to do just to get started on the path of following your hobby or passion. Photography equipment is no different, there are such a plethora of devices, gadgets and accessories that it can be hard to know where the necessity starts […]
13 July 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
"Photography is an art; though it is better than an art, it is a solar phenomenon where the artist collaborates with the sun." - Alphonse de Lamartine Photography has become such an important activity in our world today. Nevertheless, few people really master photo techniques in order to produce masterpieces. It is for this reason […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
"Photography is all light and shadows," Anonymous With the arrival of more and more smartphones to take pictures with, photography is becoming more and more accessible to more and more people. Nevertheless, there are not many people who know how to take a beautiful portrait or to use the right colours for a landscape shot. […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
"A Camera never took a great picture the same way that a typewriter never wrote a great novel " Peter Adams Learning Photography has a lot to do with knowing the technical inn's and out's of your Camera, but a lot more to do with honing the creative instincts necessary to become an artist and […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 9 minutes to read
The art of photography is to immortalize silent portraits, and to give birth to portraits that talk. – Remy Donnadieu Have you long dreamt of pursuing a brilliant career in professional photography? The proliferation of smartphones and the affordability of SLR cameras permit more people than ever to find their place behind the lens, actively […]
16 February 2018 ∙ 10 minutes to read
For many years, smartphones have waged war on the traditional digital camera. As the quality of the cameras integrated into our mobile devices improves and becomes more high-tech, people are asking themselves whether there is any real benefit to investing in a digital camera. Have smartphones replaced digital cameras? And do they produce the same […]
15 February 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
Photojournalism, aerial photography, landscape photography, portrait photography, digital photography, artistic photography… the art of taking photographs is anything but limited. Whether you’re a professional photographer or an amateur, every genre of photography is open for you to express your creativity! The profession of photography is also incredibly accessible thanks to the many avenues that can […]
12 February 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
A photograph is not necessarily a lie, but it isn't the truth, either. It's more like a fleeting, subjective impression. - Martine Franck It seems such a long time ago that film photography was avantguarde! Darkroom developing and retouching was a skill set few could master, and associated businesses, like galleries and framing shops, thrived. At […]
29 January 2018 ∙ 11 minutes to read
The Skills Required to Become a Professional Photographer
Photographers need to have an artistic side; a “good eye” to capture a good photograph.
They also need to know how to use light and shadow effectively to get the most out of their work.
IT skills are useful since a lot of photographers are now using digital cameras, which means pictures are transferred to computers various computer programmes before being edited and retouched.
Photographers also need to pay attention to detail.
Finally, most photographers, even those who work alone, will have to work with clients and customers.
It’s important that they maintain professional relationships; understand their needs and what they want from their photographs.
Creating Your Profile: An Essential Step
You will need to put together a thorough portfolio.
In order to get hired by someone who isn’t a friend or family member, you’ll need a portfolio to show off to prospective clients.
This if effectively your business card. Take care of it!
Using a variety of different styles and subjects is a great way to show off all your talents.
Make sure that your portfolio has at least ten photos in it.