design resources for photographers

Ten of the Best Design Resources for Photographers

If only a photography business was purely about taking photos. Unfortunately, while that might be the dream for many, it is very rarely the reality. Many photographers find themselves needing to do small design jobs. Business branding, website building, even building packs for advertising and pitching. Thankfully you can get …

New Year's Resolutions for Photography

New Year’s Resolutions for Photography

Every year I try and make some new year’s resolutions for photography. At some point in January, I sit down and take stock of what I achieved last year, and where I want to go in the next twelve months. It’s a cathartic process, one that always seems to reinvigorate …

quote graphics for social media

Quote Graphics for Social Media

Most photographers just post their images on social media. But have you considered breaking it up with a few words from someone you admire? Posting a quote every now and again on your social media can reveal your personality and motivations as a photographer. The best thing about it is …

2010-2020: The Decade of Change

It seems traditional for people to post looking back on the last decade, and with good reason! It’s a great opportunity to take stock of what you’ve done and where you’re going. Nowhere is this truer than in the creative professions where in order to keep moving forward we have …

Robots for Product Photography

Is this the future? Will robots help us with product photography in our studios before too long? Perhaps even with other kinds of photography too. Maybe eventually we’ll have robotic studio assistants who do a multitude of different tasks for us. I’ve never got that excited about the prospect of …

The 5 Best Gifts for Photographers

It’s coming up to Christmas now so I’ve got no doubt that many of you will start to think about either buying gifts for the photographers in your life, or making wishlists for other people to buy you things! Now, I’ll let you into a little secret. No photographer wants …

What’s In A Photography Degree?

I often hear it said (mostly in photography forums, but occasionally to my face) that photography degrees are not worth the money and you would be better to either just buy some gear and practice, or do a business degree. Now I’ll confess up front that I didn’t do a …

What’s This Blog All About?

What kind of a writer doesn’t have a website where they write? Well, plenty actually but it’s kind of rare for someone who specialises in blogging about photography and art not to have one. I realised that although I create loads of content for other people online about photography and art, I wasn’t creating content for myself. The kind of things that I wanted to write about which didn’t really fit with any of my clients. So I resurrected my (slightly stagnant) portfolio site that nobody ever visited, gave it a bit of an overhaul, and added a blog to …