Folios & Editing

One thing that could be missing from your work

I’m astonished at the number of photographers I meet who were musicians in their former lives. If not musicians it was their world. They lived and breathed music. Is that you? Very few of photographers fully harness it in their photography though. It’s a separate ‘thing’. But we’re no longer living in times where music

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Are you a ‘when I’ person?

Are you sometimes guilty of being a ‘when I’ person? As in, ‘When I get some down time I’ll contact that rep/ fix my website/ start that personal project/ go for a walk…..” The problem with this is you’re leaving your actions in the hands of fate (again). If you wait too long, opportunities pass,

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You’re a hero

One weekend last month I found myself bawling my eyes out as I judged the IPA One Shot photo contest. I had to have serious time out to regain my composure. All up I, and I presume all the other jurors, judged at least 599 entries (yes, I counted them) depicting ‘Our times- Pandemic Perspectives’.

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Shine like Lilli

Australian photographer Lilli Waters (who shot this image) contacted me a few years ago. She’d been advised by a consultant that she should be a food photographer and to show her ‘commercial’ work on her website. She was confused and conflicted. When I Blitzed her work, as I do with everyone I work with, I

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3 game changing questions

If you’ve ever had a kitchen, house or garden renovated (or done it yourself), you’ll know that you have to get the master plan right first before focusing on whether the bench tops are stainless steel or marble, or the steps are made of sleepers or stone (or the wall is pink or red). In

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Sam Harris Neighbours moments of intimacy

Has your work made people take drastic action?

A photographer recently told me about a fashion shoot where the model’s nose was slightly retouched in post production. After seeing the shot, the model paid for a nose job. She actually had her own nose made to look like the final image. Horrified, the photographer contacted her afterwards. The model thanked her for showing

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Post review blues

If you’ve ever had your folio reviewed, whether at an event, online, or done the rounds of ad and design agencies, you may have experienced that wonderful post review euphoria. (They LOVED my work! They even contacted me! I am complete! ) But after the trillions of briefs failed to fly in the door (wait

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