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Interview with Tamara Lackey

Interview with Tamara Lackey

Yay! I’m so thrilled to announce I’m now one of the co-editors of The Photography Parlour – a fantastic resource for aspiring photographers with tips of running the business, marketing and photographic techniques. I wrote for The Photography Parlour...
The Photography Parlour G2G and Shootout

The Photography Parlour G2G and Shootout

On Tuesday I was out in Bristol on The Photography Parlour G2G – a get-together of UK wedding and portrait photographers of all levels of experience with an opportunity to photograph models in vintage dresses. I enjoyed the day immensely (despite a 5am start to...
Featured on The Photography Parlour… again!

Featured on The Photography Parlour… again!

Today The Photography Parlour has me over again – this time, talking about personal photographs and making the most of the photographic opportunities while on holiday. Head over to The Photography Parlour to read my interview – and as always I welcome your...
Marketing Monday feature at The Photography Parlour

Marketing Monday feature at The Photography Parlour

Last week I wrote about cost of professional photography here on this blog. This week, I’m over at The Photography Parlour talking about pricing your photography if you’re just starting out. You’ll be shocked to learn what I charged for my very first...

I’m a photographer, not a terrorist

Yesterday, I’ve taken part in the Mass Photo Gathering at Trafalgar Square in support of the I’m a Photographer, not a Terrorist campaign. This morning, seeing thousands of pictures and good news coverage that followed this campaign, I am hopeful that something may change.

I count myself as lucky – unlike many, I never had to confront the police when taking pictures in public places or was stopped and search, or even arrested (yes, stories of photographers being arrested on suspicion of terrorism are countless). Mainly because I move swiftly when asked to leave by the security guards. However, the number of times I was questioned about my photography, even when clearly taking portraits of people (clients!), is astonishing. I was stopped at St Pancras station, and St Albans station (a guard ran from platform 1 to platform 6 because I was taking pictures of one of the station screens), at Elephant and Castle bus interchange (private property, no pictures), even outside Queen’s House at Greenwich Park, while on a portrait photoshoot!

ProPhoto3 is here!

ProPhoto3 – a new version of a fantastic Wordpress template for professional photographers – has been officially released last week, and what an update! Together with other photographers, I’ve been beta-testing the new release throughout December, and was thoroughly impressed with the new functionality. What’s more Jared & Matt and the rest of the ProPhoto team were not just concerned with bug-fixing: they really listened to all our feedback and suggestions and made many feature requests part of the new release. I couldn’t be happier!