I know quite a lot of self-employed people and whilst the world of self-employment can be satisfying in so many ways, we also bear huge responsibilities to our clients, ourselves, and of course to our business. We have to understand what it’s costing us each month (and perhaps each hour) to run our business and […]

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A few months ago Olympus asked me to act as judge and mentor on a very exciting project. In brief, the Olympus Protege 2014 competition sought to identify the most promising amateur photographers in four genres – Animal Photography, Fashion Portraiture, Music Photography, and Landscape Photography. Heading up the Animals category is hugely exciting but […]

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I think there’s something fascinating and compelling about catwalk photography, particularly the homegrown confines of London Fashion Week 2014, the hub of which is the beautiful and refined setting of Somerset House on The Strand. It was great to see so many familiar faces from the occasions when I’ve shot here over the years – […]

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I had an exciting e-mail from Olympus yesterday letting me know that the Olympus Proteges final shortlist has now been announced and the public vote is now live. The competition covers four genres: Landscape (for which the mentor is Mark Cargill), Music photography (led by rock photographer Mick Hutson), Fashion portraiture (with Damian McGillicuddy) and […]

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I realised recently that I hadn’t written a business post for a while, even though professional photographers discuss business almost on a daily basis. We always have stories to swap and solutions to suggest. In fact I’m seeing more and more of these conversations and I think this is partly down to the way that […]

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I frequently encounter new photographers who will say that they can’t get any practice because they don’t have anyone to photograph. I suspect most of us can remember that feeling – not everyone has built up the confidence to ask somebody to sit for them. If this is the case then there are a couple […]

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