At last, I can tell you about the naked male poets shoot! I've been dying to tell you for ages, but I had to keep it under wraps for several months until the exhibition was over. I may have to put an "over 18" button on this site now!
Do you know what the most difficult thing is about photography? Do you know what holds you back most of all? It's not the camera, or the person you're photographing, or lack of experience – it’s CONFIDENCE. Get that right, and the rest will just follow – trust me.
Having spent many years teaching people to be photographers, this word crops up constantly. In every seminar that I have trained, the key thing I have to deal with is people’s lack of confidence in themselves and their ability to sell their pictures.
People write to me every day saying, “I just love photography, how can I become a professional?”
And many of those that have already started, tell me, “I seem to be running around like crazy, for very little money!”
One of the most important things about photographing people is not to worry about the technical side - you don't need to know many things about your camera to be able to take great pictures.
How many of you realise that there are blind photographers? I certainly didn't, until Arlene Harris asked me for some tips to help her blind friend take better photos with his iPhone.
I was recently asked to hold a workshop for Amateur Photographer Magazine and thought I'd share it with you. Oliver Atwell of Amateur Photographer invited Jennifer Peel and Isobel Murphy to London to spend a day picking my brains!
There's a definite difference between working with those under 5 and those over.
Check out this video which shows you the different ways of working with different age groups...
It's been a busy media month! - so thought I'd give you a few links to the various articles that I've been writing recently. Hope you find them helpful - grab a coffee and enjoy!
Thinking of doing something different for your teenager's birthday party? A photo shoot is a really fun way to celebrate!
I don't have enough time to devote to shooting and growing my photography skills/experience as much as I’d like. But I can't afford to leave my job just yet. What do you suggest?
Steve Jackson, Portland USA
Ask those little things about photography that have been niggling you!! I don’t know the meaning of life but I do know a lot about taking pictures so ask away!
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