Closing the deal

The outsiders

Being an outsider has been conditioned into me from the day I was born. It was the norm. I grew up in a working class suburb in a wealthy town in the South of England. My parents were Geordies (from the North East) so we had no relatives nearby. Later, I met my Aussie husband

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Are you in business crisis mode?

As soon as this pandemic started affecting travel and day to day lives, many of the photographers I work with jumped into over-drive. ‘Should I let my clients know I can still shoot alone and send shots remotely? ‘ ‘Is it appropriate to reach out and say anything about working given the gravitas of the

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How to break the ice

A few months ago I asked how good you were at receiving compliments. (If you missed it you can read it again here) But how good are you at GIVING compliments? Maybe hiding behind a camera is exactly how you like it. Maybe talking to random strangers is not your bag. But then you find

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My criteria for recommending you

I haven’t been a rep for 8 years now but I’m immersed in the photography and review world so much that I am still asked to recommend photographers.  Even some of my old clients contact me now and again for guidance when they’re stuck.  Here is my criteria which you might find useful as I’m

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Are you guilty of this?

A couple of weeks back a photo editor from a well known magazine in NYC Emailed me, looking for a selection of photographer recommendations in Sydney, Australia. The photographer had to be a woman and was needed to document an entrepreneur on the job. Easy peasy I thought. After suggesting three relevant photographers I had

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Fear, failure, focus

Since being in USA I have seen many, many pumpkins and fake cobwebs and people dressed in quite odd costumes, and every conversation is about upcoming Halloween parties. They say Halloween started with the Pagan festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Let’s face it, they didn’t

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Stop paddling backwards

Sometimes, when I review a photographer’s work and identify their hero shots I am met with an incredulous look. ‘But how can that be my hero work? It’s so easy for me!’ No shit Sherlock. It may come as a shock, but doing what you love, especially if you’ve been doing it for a while, can be a breeze. You

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