This seems to be an eternal question for people starting out in a creative career. The whole issue of "Should I work for free to establish a portfolio?' And if you're just starting out getting a body … [Read more...] about Should You Work For Free to Get a Portfolio? 12 Years later…..
I used to be a professional, full time photographer. Along the way, I found that my skill set of being able to sell things, shoot photography, write and create content was a skill set in demand.
I still love photography.
I'm not normally a camera geek. I buy a camera and it's a business decision, it works hard for it's keep. I only ever replace it when it's either worn out or something significantly better comes along … [Read more...] about What Made me Buy a Leica? And will I keep it?
It’s six thirty am and I am doing what has become a habit this past few months. Wake up at 6 am, plus or minus 5 minutes. Make a large thermal mug of black coffee, with honey. Take a walk. The … [Read more...] about The Ten Minute Smoke and Mirrors Sunrise
When I began my work as a professional photographer way back in 2003, watermarking images was certainly the way to go online. Many things have changed since then and with these changes, my philosophy … [Read more...] about Why I Don’t Use Watermarks Any More
If you’re a creative person, you need to be on Instagram. Not to seek out a huge tribe of followers, though that would be nice. You need to be on Instagram because it’s a simply great place to fuel … [Read more...] about Use Instagram to Boost Your Creativity, Not Your Likes
It’s with a heavy heart that I heard of the failure of the Wemark stock photography project. However is wasn’t a surprise. If you’re a non-photography person, to explain, Wemark promised much to image … [Read more...] about Sadly, Why Wemark Was Always Doomed to Fail, Here’s The Positives You Can Take From It.
It’s March 28th 2017, northern France. The Citroen rental car is giving it’s best possible performance, but we don’t seem to be catching them up. For more than an hour now, we’ve been heading across … [Read more...] about Chasing the Mirage – 2 Years On
Sitting in a Tapas bar in Sitges in September, the thud of explosions outside made me put down the ice cold Estrella and take a look. There's a well known phrase, invented by Chase Jarvis, that the … [Read more...] about Sitges, Santa Tecla and The Best Camera
A rather insightful article on the Mastering Photography website highlighted the impact of images with converging lines in photography. The article by Richard Gray was principally covering what makes … [Read more...] about Instagram and The Vanishing Point