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.

Shooting Back-to-Back Weddings – sound business sense or risky?

As I'm sure you know, weddings are held all year round, but there's a frantic 'silly season' in summer where the majority of weddings are held - presumably to take advantage of our Great British Summer. Ahem. So, for a wedding photographer, there really is that...

Photographers’ Corner: Light is everything

Picture the scene. You're driving along a country road, with rolling hills and crop fields to either side. It's late in the afternoon and the light is flat, for the sun (as so often in Britain) is hiding behind clouds. Everything is fine. It's OK. Then, suddenly the...

Over A Year With Fuji X Series…. my thoughts so far

So. It's been well over a year now since I jumped onto the Fuji X-series ship - and I certainly don't do these things half heartedly. Canon out, Fuji in... no crossover period. So what have I learned so far.. and would I go back again? Firstly, I'm not going to go...

Photographers’ Corner: You Are Not Important

I'm about to write something that might be a bit controversial to the more traditional wedding photographers out there. Weddings are not about wedding photography. Sorry to tell you this, but in the scheme of the wedding day, you are hugely unimportant. Weddings are...

If Only I Had A Better Camera, I’d Take Better Pictures

Bullshee. (Yes, that's my impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger). 'If I had a camera like you, I'd take photos like that'. 'I wish I could afford a better camera, my work would improve'. 'Your camera must be really good to take such great pictures!' Don't believe what...

Photographers’ Corner: It’s not all work, work, work

So what do you do when you get home from a busy day at The Office (i.e. the wedding)? Do you pack away your cameras, edit your images, then forget about photography until you have your next gig? Or do you use those magical memory boxes to capture your own wonderful...

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...

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