Photographers’ Corner

news, views and advice for photographers

If you’re a photographer, interested in becoming a photographer – or just interested in the industry, then this area of the blog is for you! You’ll find personal articles about my experiences as a photographer, industry commentary, product reviews, and some general silly stuff. Please do feel welcome to comment on any of the blog articles – I really appreciate your feedback and your thoughts.

The Moment

Just a quick blog post on Photographers' Corner this week, to talk briefly about a discussion I had with a potential client yesterday. The couple I met are marrying in Bournemouth in Dorset, and we met in Wimborne to talk about how I could assist with their wedding...

Being in Business: Making it less Scary

This morning, I was wondering to myself how long Belinda McCarthy Photography had been in business (I'm not very good at milestones and remembering dates, to be honest). Looking back, it seems that I started shooting professionally under my own name in October 2007 -...

Photographers’ Corner: Making Friends

I'm going to put this out there. You are NOT in competition with other photographers. Seriously, you're not. If you sold tins of Heinz Baked Beans, and there were three of you all sitting in a row, all selling the exact same tins of baked beans, then yes, you'd be in...

Sue Bryce & The Power of Positive Thinking

I recently watched the WPPI keynote speech by the famed portrait photographer Sue Bryce, who is as well known for her hugely articulate passion in teaching others as she is for her gorgeous female portrait images. If you haven't seen the keynote speech, it's well...

Photographers’ Corner: Believing in Werewolves

I've previously blogged in Photographer's Corner about how 'being yourself' can be bad for business. I say that meaning that if you're trying to attract a target audience which doesn't fit your innate style, you're onto a bit of an uphill struggle as you try and turn...

I am now a Fuji X-Photographer…..

This is NOT a Fuji X-series shot. Just so you know. Ever since I started aiming a camera in earnest for my own work purposes, probably about fifteen years ago now, I've been a Canon shooter. Like many people, this most likely came about from literally being the first...

Calibrate, Calibrate, Calibrate

So, it's Friday... and Good Friday at that. I hope you're having a grand one, and have something pleasant and decidedly non-work related planned. After all, the sun may actually shine! So, as it's a holiday, just a short Photographers' Corner from me today. My...

Being Yourself, Part 2 – why it can be bad for business

When you've been shooting for a while, particularly in social imagery such as weddings, your personality comes through in your work - not the big things, but the tiny things. For example, if you're a little quiet and introspective, your work will naturally end up...

Photographers’ Corner: Turn Around

If you're of a certain age, like myself, the title of this week's photography blog will have you humming a rather cheesy (but utterly fabuous) Bonnie Tyler tune. Now, if you're familiar with this song, you'll no doubt have seen the video, where Bonnie does, indeed,...

Should a Wedding Photographer Photograph All the Guests?

This is a good one I've seen discussed recently on photographer Facebook groups. Should a wedding photographer photograph all the guests at a wedding? Well, the answer is simply, it depends on what your client requirements are, your particular style (formal or more...

Photographers’ Corner: The Moment is Now

I am truly excited by this time of year. Here in rural Dorset, although it's not spring yet, there are tantalising hints of what's to come when the season changes, all around us. For the first time in what feels like forever, we find ourselves treated to the...

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