Why In-camera RAW?

There may be times that you have shot in RAW to get maximum quality, but later realise that the photo needs to be sent/uploaded instantly. It’s a situation that is quite common to photojournalists, in fact. In-camera conversion is best […]

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EVFS and EPILEPSY

Ultimately, the only answer that we can give to this is to seek medical advice. Without knowing whether you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy or what has triggered seizures in the past, it’s impossible for anyone to say whether or not […]

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Looking good

Customers can manifest anxieties about their looks as dissatisfaction with a commissioned portrait. Sit down with your customer and talk him through what you’ve done and how this is designed to flatter his looks. If he refuses payment, then you […]

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Pricing packages

Pricing is something that every photographer finds tricky initially. It’s fine for your prices to start low and then go up later. You’ll also get a better idea of what you’re really worth once you’ve been in the market a […]

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Posing questions

First, practise with your kit and your cameras until you’re 100 percent confident and don’t have to think about them anymore. Next, practise your routine. Chat to people to get a sense of who they are and what they want […]

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To retouch too much?

It depends what you’ve agreed with your friend about how many images you’re providing and in what form, but you’re right, most brides want a romantised version of their wedding day. Particularly in those crucial shots, make sure your friend […]

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Complaints of the mother

First, take a deep breath. Everyone gets an unhappy client now and again, so don’t let this make you doubt yourself. Perhaps she knows her kids were lively but wanted one day where they’d sit still and look presentable? That’s […]

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