My photography ebook is finally here – #ProudMoment

Photography Ebook: 10 Top Tips for Better Images -- Start making better photos todayAfter 2 years in the making, today is a very proud moment — my photography ebook is finally here.

I wrote about it first on this post a looooong time ago and this morning I finished it, compiled it and published it through theLightMatters.com eshop.

I’ve called it 10 Top Tips for Making Better Images and it’s aimed at new and aspiring photographers alike who want to improve their photographic skills and start to make better images. The goal was very simple: to write a book that’s easy to read and free from as much technical jargon as possible. Of course, there has to be a bit or the reader would never know which control to adjust but I’ve kept it to an absolute minimum.

It’s also camera agnostic too. By that I mean it’s valid for any DSLR camera and most of the content is also applicable to bridge cameras, compact cameras and even camera phones.

My ebook is available for immediate download when purchased through theLightMatters’ shop and is available in both EPUB and PDF formats

Grab your free copy of my photography ebook with these voucher codes before they run out!

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Best free business tools for your photography business

Best Free Business Tools for a Photography Business

Business Tools don’t need to be expensive…

Business tools don’t come cheap, especially if you look to the industry leading software packages and services for your photography business. If you’re prepared to do some digging you’ll find some great business tools to improve your productivity and support your business that are available for free.

This article introduces you to the free business tools I’ve used (and in some cases still use) within my own company.

SugarCRM (Community Edition) — Open source CRM business tool

Best CRM Tool Photographer SugarCRMSugarCRM is an open source, enterprise class CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) solution. It’s extremely powerful and Continue reading Best free business tools for your photography business »

How to make more time for your photography (and feel less guilty about it)

How to make more time for your photography

How to make more time for your photography

Photography is great fun but there’s no denying it’s also time consuming — especially if you want to get better, learn new techniques and create stunning images like the ones we see in galleries and magazines.

That’s where the problem begins.

In our daily hurly burly there’s precious little enough time to do all the things we need to do without taking time out for ourselves. We spend so much time doing what’s expected of us by others there simply isn’t enough left for anything else.

Grabbing a few hours to indulge ourselves in ungratuitous pleasure makes us feel guilty because there are a million and one other things that need our attention:

  • the unfinished report that needs to be ready first thing tomorrow
  • your daughter’s ice hockey training
  • doing the daily chores

You know the kinds of things, all the ‘stuff’ we all have to do as part of our busy lives.

What if I told you making more time is easy?

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How to run a successful photo-shoot

How to run a successful photo-shoot

Running a successful photo-shoot is all about Preparation, Planning, Communication and Leadership. As the photographer, it’s your responsibility to deliver the images and you’re 100% accountable for anything and everything that happens on your shoot.

Don’t be fooled into thinking a successful photo-shoot is all about creating amazing images — the photography is only about 10-20%. Most of the work is in organising and leading your team. When you get that bit right, creating amazing images is far, far easier.

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