How I Get Natural Photographs

How I Get Natural Photographs

  • May 19, 2015

Because really, how natural is it to stand in a garden/park/beach and be photographed? It’s not! So how do I get my clients to feel comfortable in front of my camera to produce natural images? I admit, this is a huge subject to delve into – but I’m just going to talk about how I approach a shoot and a few techniques I use to get my couples to warm up to my camera in order to produce engaging, natural images.

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Why I Choose To Specialise.

Why I Choose To Specialise.

  • May 19, 2015

Have you ever heard the saying, ‘jack of all trades, master of none’? Today, I want to talk about why I have chosen to specialise in weddings for my photography business, how I did it, and why I think it’s a great idea!

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Do You Need To Go To University To Be A Photographer?

Do you need to go to University to be a photographer?

  • May 19, 2015

I believe the short answer is no.

I studied Graphic Design at University, it was only in my last year that I swapped my elective from Advertising to Photography. To be completely honest, I didn’t learn much in that photography class. This was in 2007, so digital cameras were around, but not as accessible as today. We spent a lot of time on thinking about concepts for photography projects, and not much time on the practical aspects of how to actually use your camera, or how to make a living in photography.

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Turnaround Weddings In Under One Week

Turnaround Weddings In Under One Week

  • May 19, 2015

I LOVE my job (can I even call it that?) as a wedding photographer. However, many people don’t realise the huge amount of computer time required, after the wedding has been photographed. I’m embarrassed to admit, before I had systems to streamline my wedding post-production, I’d leave my un-edited weddings sitting on hard drives for weeks! I’d photograph more weddings in between, and suddenly be left with 5 weddings to edit – which was super overwhelming! Working this way not only stressed me out, but was completely unprofessional, unfair to my couples, and ultimately not the way I wanted to be running my business.

I had tried a few workflow systems in the past, but just last year I have found a system that works for me. I can completely finish my wedding post production (including an album design) in less than a week, my office hours are generally 9am – 6pm. My couples get their images faster, I usually have at least one day off, which leaves me recharged creatively, ready to give my absolute best to the next couple I am blessed to photograph.

Here’s how I do it (based on a Saturday wedding):

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