December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.

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January 2011 Archive

Rudi & Beth's engagement portrait in Cambridge

Posted in Portrait Photography at 12:43 on 20/01/2011

Helen and I have known Rudi since our time together at university so - although he's getting married to Beth in Texas - we persuaded the two of them to come up to Cambridge for their engagement portrait session. Rudi's a Trinity College alumnus, so Helen and I had fun with the location, Trinity being one of the harder colleges to get permission to take pictures in.

Here's a selection of my favourite pictures from Rudi & Beth's engagement portrait session in Cambridge.

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Last chance to use early bird booking discount for March workshop

Posted in Seminars at 09:42 on 20/01/2011

The early bird booking discount for our March workshop expires tomorrow, so it's your last chance to book at the cheaper rate. If you'd like to go ahead and book a place, please get in touch and let me know!

Post-production for portrait & wedding photographers - by Tom Catchesides & Helen Bartlett

Calumet Drummond St, London, Monday 14 March 2011

I'll be teaming up with outstanding children's portrait photographer Helen Bartlett to present an intensive one-day course covering everything you need to polish your portrait & wedding images to a standard that will delight your clients. We'll be teaching you the techniques that we use every day in our own photography businesses. The course will explore:

Setting and exceeding client expectations.

Working with repeat clients.

Taking control of your workflow.

Post-production with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Practical portrait retouching.

Producing great black & white images from digital.

Presenting finished images to your clients.

The course is suitable for both established pros and those in the process of building a photography business. Some Photoshop experience is necessary, but a catch-up session will make sure that everyone attending the course is familiar with the tools used throughout.

Everyone attending the seminar will receive a disc containing details of the techniques demonstrated, sample files and the Photoshop Actions used during the course.

The workshop is taking place at Calumet's store on Drummond St in London. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Feedback from previous seminars

"Many thanks for all the effort you put into the post production seminar it was without doubt the best seminar I've been on (and I've been on quite a few). The volume of information was excellent and the day was so well structured."

"I really enjoyed your seminar and came away with lots of ideas. I was really impressed with your knowledge and skill and the amount of content you managed to get through in a day was fantastic."

"There was so much to learn and I'm dying to spend time going through it all again!"

"I had a great time yesterday and felt really motivated - thanks again for your enthusiasm and content of the course, I thought it was great."

"I really enjoyed meeting you and also got a lot from the seminar...I'll be setting myself homework!"

Booking tickets

Tickets are priced at £155 inc. VAT, but I'm offering an early bird booking discount - if you book by 21 January, tickets are just £135.

To find out more about the workshop or to book tickets, please contact me directly.

Light Blue 3 is here!

Posted in Light Blue Software at 15:46 on 12/01/2011

This is one for all of the photographers who read my blog (sorry, clients - I'll get back to posting photos soon!). I founded Light Blue Software just over two years ago, and we've just released Light Blue 3.0 - the latest version of our business management software for photographers.

Heading up the list of improvements are iPhone & iPad interfaces and a new hosting service.

Because the desktop version of Light Blue is built on top of FileMaker's powerful database system, Light Blue 3 has been upgraded to take advantage of FileMaker Go to give photographers access to their critical business data from their iPhone or iPad.

Light Blue Software's new hosting service has been launched in response to users wanting to take their copy of Light Blue on the road. With Light Blue 3, photographers now have the option of hosting their data on Light Blue Software's servers and accessing it from any of their computers (or iOS devices) that have an internet connection.

Other new features in Light Blue 3 include a completely new built-in calendar, improved tax handling for anyone who sells different products & services at different tax rates, and VAT reports for users based in the UK.

Light Blue is a flexible business management system that lets professional photographers keep on top of shoots, contacts, orders, payments and purchases. As well as bursting with clever things to help them run a busy and successful business, Light Blue also makes it easy to manage images files, publish them on the web and profit from them.

Praised for its ease of use, Light Blue has proved very popular with photographers wanting to improve their productivity, and received a 5 out of 5 rating in the March 2010 edition of Photo Pro magazine, who commented that "Light Blue is the most important piece of software I own after Photoshop... every photographer should give it a try". It also won 'Best Private Sector Solution' in the FileMaker CubeAwards09.

For a full list of features, or to download a free, fully functioning 30-day trial, visit the Light Blue Software website.

New workshop from Tom Catchesides & Helen Bartlett

Posted in Seminars at 13:12 on 03/01/2011

We hope you've had a great Christmas and have had a good start to 2011. Before your diaries get too booked up, Helen and I have just announced that we're putting on our first workshop together in March.

Post-production for portrait & wedding photographers - by Tom Catchesides & Helen Bartlett

Calumet Drummond St, London, Monday 14 March 2011

I'll be teaming up with outstanding children's portrait photographer Helen Bartlett to present an intensive one-day course covering everything you need to polish your portrait & wedding images to a standard that will delight your clients. We'll be teaching you the techniques that we use every day in our own photography businesses. The course will explore:

Setting and exceeding client expectations.

Taking control of your workflow.

Post-production with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Practical portrait retouching.

Producing great black & white images from digital.

Presenting finished images to your clients.

The course is suitable for both established pros and those in the process of building a photography business. Some Photoshop experience is necessary, but a catch-up session will make sure that everyone attending the course is familiar with the tools used throughout.

Everyone attending the seminar will receive a disc containing details of the techniques demonstrated, sample files and the Photoshop Actions used during the course.

The workshop is taking place at Calumet's store on Drummond St in London. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Feedback from previous seminars

"Many thanks for all the effort you put into the post production seminar it was without doubt the best seminar I've been on (and I've been on quite a few). The volume of information was excellent and the day was so well structured."

"I really enjoyed your seminar and came away with lots of ideas. I was really impressed with your knowledge and skill and the amount of content you managed to get through in a day was fantastic."

"There was so much to learn and I'm dying to spend time going through it all again!"

"I had a great time yesterday and felt really motivated - thanks again for your enthusiasm and content of the course, I thought it was great."

"I really enjoyed meeting you and also got a lot from the seminar...I'll be setting myself homework!"

Booking tickets

Tickets are priced at £155 inc. VAT, but I'm offering an early bird booking discount - if you book by 21 January, tickets are just £135.

To find out more about the workshop or to book tickets, please contact me directly.

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