Category: Advice

  • Capturing Emotion In Photography

    Today I’m going to talk about the concept of capturing emotion in photography. Emotion is a difficult concept to capture in any art form, but particularly in photography. Images are two-dimensional and can often seem flat and lifeless. Yet, a good photographer knows how to use light, composition and timing to create images that evoke…

  • Creating A Strong Personal Brand as A Photographer

    Here are my thoughts on why it’s important to create a strong personal brand as a photographer. A personal brand is the way you present yourself to the world. It is the sum of what people say about you when you’re not in the room. Your personal brand is what sets you apart from everyone…

  • You Are Your Own Worst Critic

    Most of us can relate to the feeling of staring at a photo for too long, second-guessing our every move. For me, this happened just last night. I was trying to pick a photo for a competition, and two hours and 30 images later, I finally made a decision. Even then, I found myself acting…

  • Take Time To Relax

    It’s always good to take the time to relax and have a holiday. I do this a few times a year and here are a few reasons why you should too: Taking a break from work can help you to relax and recharge, which can in turn lead to increased productivity and motivation when you…

  • How do I manage my workflow effectively as a freelance photographer?

    As a freelance photographer, one of the most important things I can do is manage my workflow effectively in order to ensure timely and high-quality photos are sent to my clients . This means I have to prioritize my tasks, and stay organized. One way to prioritize my workflow is to break down my projects…

  • Creative Setback Resolutions

    How do you deal with unexpected roadblocks or creative setbacks in your work? It can be tough to stay motivated when you encounter a roadblock in your work. Whether it’s a difficult project, a challenging client, or a personal creative setback, it’s important to find a way to push through and keep going. The way…

  • Why Should You Take A break?

    Today i’m going to discuss why it’s beneficial to take a holiday, by highlighting the importance of taking a break. Life can be hectic and stressful, and it’s important to take some time for yourself. By taking a break, you can allow yourself to relax and de-stress. This can be beneficial for your mental and…

  • The Importance Of Networking

    Today I want to talk about the importance of networking. I go to a variety of networking events predominantly CWS Creatives. Networking provides me with benefits for my business as it allows me to meet new people and build professional relationships. By attending networking events, I can connect with potential customers or clients, as well…

  • Work, Life, Balance

    This week I’m going to talk about what I do to create and maintain a good work, Life, Balance. The main thing you need to do if your self employed/ freelance is work out how long you can focus for before you take a break. I find that reading for a bit, going for a…

  • Competition Prep

    Every season at Preston Photographic Society we have themed competitions. So, in the summer I take my special Lucy and the Lens notebook with the seven competitions written down so I can think about what I want to take and whether I can take a couple on holiday. Sometimes this is easy because the themes…