Category: Tips And Tricks

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 8 Tips To Get You Out Of A Creative Rut

    Today I’m going to be dispelling the myth that if you’re in a creative rut you need to go to an exotic location. Here are eight things you can do to get out of a creative rut. Create an Assignment You may find that if you give yourself an assignment. for example, a photo a…

  • Studio Lighting: Tips

    I have my own studio lights and also access to a studio at UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) as I do my freelance work from there. So, I’ve been reading books, blogs and googling techniques on how to light a subject. Here are some tips I have acquired about studio lighting from the book lighting…

  • Photoshop Quick Fixes for Beginners: Sharpening Images and Black And White Conversion

    Typically when taking photos on my mobile I use the mobile version of photoshop (photoshop express) when editing. The first thing I do when editing quickly is a quick 35% sharpen of my image as this amount is what I find pushes the image just enough. Then I auto expose my image but usually change…