December Newsletter

My December newsletter is live! Below is a simplified version. Click here to view the full version of December’s newsletter. If you’ve not yet subscribed, you can find the sign-up form here. Merry Christmas, dear friend!  You’ve been sent this email because you’ve opted in through my website, or because we’ve worked together over the Read More

Why you should write newsletters, and why your subscribers will love them.

I have had two clients recently who’ve physically recoiled when I’ve mentioned the ‘n’ word.  Yes, that one – newsletters. Why?  What’s not to love about giving a company your email address and then getting daily missives with the latest ‘Unmissable Offer!’ ‘20% Off – One Day Only!’ ‘Buy Now!’ etc, etc. We’ve all done it, Read More

Connect with your community

This week’s meme is inspired by my mother-in-law, Alice, that’s her in the purple at the back of the shot. Alice lives in the house she was born in, on a croft on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Every Wednesday evening, a small group of locals, and sometimes visitors, gather in the Read More

How to save money on your business photography

In the first post of this two part series, I talked about using free and low cost stock images to supplement your custom professional images.  I also higlighted the importance of knowing when stock works, and when stock sucks! If you’re keen to find out more, read on… Paying for images, versus free options Stock images Read More

When to save money on your business photography

Images sell. Presenting a cohesive set of images, consistent with your brand, will give your marketing a really professional polish. But when you’re just starting out, money can be tight. Not all photographers will choose to tell you this, but there are simple ways to keep the costs down, and keep control of your budget.  Read More

Panning – How to freeze a moving object to depict speed

I was talking to a potential client recently about panning. Panning is a creative technique used to freeze action and blur the surroundings. It’s used to portray speed, where you have a moving object, such as a car, or racehorse.  It’s a common technique used in sports and automotive photography. Since I often have small Read More