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.

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...

The World Press Photo Winner : Why Perfection Isn’t Perfect

Shown Above: World Press Photo Winner 2015  (Warren Richardson) Canon 5D Mark II, 24mm f/1.4, ISO 6400, shot by moonlight I only pay a passing amount of interest to photographic awards - after all, there are so many of them - but when the World Press Photo awards are...

Being Yourself. It’s the only way.

It's been a whilst since I've posted in Photographer's Corner, so apologies! I intend to do much better from now on. Last year was an incredibly busy year, not just professionally, but also personally; a very complex and stressful house move (completed in early...

Photographers’ Corner : time to get busy

Hi there. I hope that wedding season has finally arrived with you and that you're getting down to some serious business! Just a quick note on the blog to let you know that Photographers' Corner will be less regular during the wedding season, whilst we concentrate on...

Are You Ready for Wedding Photography Season?

You might already have shot your first weddings of the season; or maybe you're gearing up for your first one of 2015. If you haven't already, now is the time to make sure all your kit is ready and sorted for the forthcoming shooting season. It's a good idea to make...

How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

'When the going gets tough, the tough get going'. Yep, that's a Billy Ocean song from the Eighties, but it's the first thing I thought of when I started to write this post. Let's face it, in the world of wedding photography, we all have difficult times from time to...

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