Photography Articles

Photography pricing - How to charge for your photography

As someone who’s done it for over 20 years, trust me when I say running a successful photography business requires more than just talent. It requires hard work, dedication and business savvy. Knowing what to charge for your work is just one of the hurdles you’ll have to overcome if you want to make it, but it can be challenging (especially for photographers just starting out) so I’ve outlined some important points to help guide you.

Top 10 commonly asked photography questions

Whether you’re a new photographer just starting out or have a few years of experience to your name, chances are you’ll have found yourself asking similar questions.

Each month I do a live Q&A on social media and I’ve found that many photographers are asking the same questions time and time again. I answer the 10 most commonly asked photography questions here.

How to overcome the challenges of a high-end product shoot

When working to a brief and photographing high-end advertising images, which is what I did in our recent Clinique style advertising shoot, I often find myself faced with the same challenges and questions so I decided to put it all together and guide you through the process in this blog post.

Splash photography — How to photograph liquid splashes

If you’ve never tried splash photography before or if you’re looking for a few useful tips or new ideas, then this is the place to be. I explain the equipment, lighting, important photographic concepts and also share a few creative ideas for you to try.

Composite Photography

Composite photos, which are defined as two or more images blended together to create a final image, makes the process of compositing sound quite simplistic, but the truth is that it’s far from easy.

3D Modeling for Photographers

CGI and 3D modeling are no longer alternatives to photography and as technology progresses it’s becoming harder and harder to distinguish between what’s a photograph and what’s computer generated.

Jewellery Photography

Top tips for how to photograph jewellery. Whether it’s diamond rings or gemstone necklaces, jewellery photography is notoriously difficult, but there are a few useful techniques you can try that will make the process so much easier.

Watches, rings and necklaces all present a unique set of challenges when it comes to photographing them. Their smooth, shiny surfaces cause chaotic reflections, their size and the high magnification required means it’s incredibly difficult to achieve sufficient depth of field.

Landscape Photography

Everything you need to know about getting started in landscape photography. While wide angle are generally the favourite landscape lens, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best. It simply comes down to preference and what you are shooting.

In this article briefly outline some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of lens and teach you what mistakes you need to avoid making.

Fashion Photography

Everything you need to know for stunning and effective fashion photography setups.

These membership chapters will give you the inside scoop to a variety of Fashion photography setups both inside and out of the studio. From how to style and pose your model, arrange your props and light the scene to create amazing and breathtaking images. Everything you need to know is covered.

Product Photography

All my latest product photography classes for you to enjoy. I’ve collated my product videos so you can fully learn how superb product shots are actually created. With fantastic techniques, tricks and secrets to mastering these images I also takes you through the post production process leaving you with the knowledge and insight to replicate them yourself.

Focus Stacking

Sometimes, regardless of what camera settings you use, it can be difficult to get the entirety of an image in focus.

This is when a technique called focus stacking, which helps create an image that is sharp all the way through, can be especially useful. I show you how to focus stack in Photoshop.

Macro Photography Guide

Macro photography is a close-up examination of small subjects — anything from insects in your back garden, to the colorful, chaotic inside of a pepper. It is the magnification of an object to at least it’s actual size relative to your recording medium. That simply means that whatever you’re photographing should be at a 1:1 ratio.

Light Meter for Photography - Do you really need them?

A recent post about light meters on my Facebook page created a lot of debate and many photographers defended their use, which of course is absolutely OK. I’m not saying you can’t use them, I’m only here to explain why for me they are a waste of money and can negatively affect creativity. Please read on if you have an open mind!

Tips on how to become a fashion photographer

Fashion photos are a popular genre of photography, but for those starting out it can seem daunting — where do you source outfits, how do you pose your model, how do you get the best lighting?