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May 2003
J A Designer Software (JAD)
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April 2003
Wedding Albums
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March 2003
Wedding Photography- A Personal View part 2
There are several ways in which you can turn your hobby into a commercial venture – this does not necessarily mean turning professional, but looking for opportunities to at least partially defray your photography costs. For the ‘lifestyle photographer one way to do this is to photograph weddings – in the second of a two part article, Norma Walton gives her advise on setting out on such a venture. more
February 2003
Wedding Photography- a personal view
There are several ways in which you can turn your hobby into a commercial venture – this does not necessarily mean turning professional, but looking for opportunities to at least partially defray your photography costs. For the ‘lifestyle photographer one way to do this is to photograph weddings – in the first of a two part article, Norma Walton outlines her views on the best ways to embark on such a venture. more
January 2003
Smile Please : The funny business of photographing comedians.
David Tuck reveals how he stumbled in to a niche area of photographing comedians – and he reveals some of the techniques and approaches that he employs. more
December 2002
Self Promotion for Photographers
Taking photography from a serious hobby to a start-up business is the dream of many of us – but how and when to take that critical step is a difficult issue. Last month Jeremy Webb discussed his approach to self-promotion in his area of Commercial photography. This month Norma Walton takes a look at the same topic, but this time from the perspective of the lifestyle photographer. more
November 2002
Model Portfolios
Norma Walton gives us some advice on photographing a portfolio for aspiring models – an activity which Norma says can ‘provide a reasonable income as a part-time basis’. more
October 2002
Shooting in Tight Places
As a photographer starting out in his professional career Michael Anthony Hermogeno is developing his portfolio of images and clients by working as much as he can with what he has, rather than incurring unwanted and unnecessary costs. Michael’s experience can help us all. more
August 2002
Boudoir Photography
Norma Walton works through the issues related to the sensitive issue of taking nude or near nude photographs. more
July 2002
Playgroup Photography
It is possible, even likely, if you are a photographer with a young family that you may be asked to take pictures for your local playgroup, school or fete. Norma Walton explains her approach to the subject. more
June 2002
Mother & Baby Portraits
While it never seems like it when you are living through it, babies are babies for such a short time. As a result, photographs of babies often become one of the greatest treasures of parents. Norma Walton explains some of her approaches to this delightful subject. more
May 2002
Pet Portraits
Never work with animals or children is the old Holywood adage, but for lifestyle photographers both are often required as people want photographs of their loved ones. Norma Walton outlines the issues related to photographing pets more
April 2002
Location Photography- Children
Norma Walton takes us through some of the issues related to photographing children – particularly children outdoors. more
March 2002
The A, B, C of Child Portraiture on location
Norma Walton discusses child photography. In this article she discusses the issues of photographing children indoors, giving some useful tips for what can be a great way for the amateur photographer to get a foot on the commercial ladder. more
February 2002
Life as a ‘Lifestyle’ Photographer
This month Richard Bailey takes us through some of the projects that he has recently worked on. The work that he does as a commercial ‘people’ photographer means that he has to work on a varied range of projects – but each one really boils down to getting the essence of the person on film. more
January 2002
Family Portrait
Last month Annabel Williams discussed her approach to family portraits, this month we keep to the same topic and look at how a different photographer Norma Walton tackles the same task. more
December 2001
Shooting the Family Group
Annabel Williams this month looks at the issues surrounding photographing families. A great way to expand business beyond 'occassion' photography. more
November 2001
Presentation Counts
Once you’ve produced a wonderful set of lifestyle pictures it’s vital that your presentation doesn’t let them down. Annabel Williams and her Business Development Manager Catherine Connor explain why frames and albums are a vital part of the service that they offer more
October 2001
Young Sophisticated Adults
Today’s young people are more aware than ever before about their own image and are confident and happy to pose for the camera. Annabel Williams and her Business Development Manager Catherine Connor explain how the studio is catering for this fast growing market more
September 2001
The Digital Challenge
The future of social photography includes digital, and Annabel Williams and her Business Development Manager Catherine Connor explain how the studio is planning to make sure that its introduction is handled smoothly more
August 2001
Naturally Children
Children are wonderful subjects but it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of picturing them in a contrived way. Annabel Williams explains how to put them at ease and to make them look natural on film. more
July 2001
Wedding Day
The Wedding Day is a magical experience for most couples, who increasingly are looking for an honest photographic account of how it really was rather than a series of posed and static pictures. Annabel Williams explains her contemporary approach to this special occasion more
June 2001
Creating the Image
In the second part of her series of social photography, Annabel Williams and her Business Development Manager Catherine Connor outline how a photographic business has to take time out to work on its approach and image. more
May 2001
Liberate Your Camera
Things are changing in the world of social photography and Annabel Williams, who is at the forefront of the revolution, explains why today’s client is increasingly likely to be looking for a new and exciting contemporary style. more