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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February 2009 Archive

Vida & Steve's engagement portrait session in Cambridge

Posted in Portrait Photography at 18:27 on 17/02/2009

Vida & Steve are having their wedding at Trinity College here in Cambridge, so we had a great time doing their engagement portrait session there. Trinity College is one of my favourite locations in Cambridge and we followed the shoot there with my first visit to Fitzwilliam College.

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New seminars: post-production for portrait and wedding photographers

Posted in Seminars at 12:57 on 12/02/2009

Following on from the well-received wedding photography seminars I presented at the end of 2008, I'm really excited to be able to announce my next set of talks.

I got so much great feedback from everyone who came to my wedding photography seminars and one of the strongest themes was that most people found the section dedicated to workflow the most useful part of the day. Everyone I asked said that they would be queueing around the block for a full day's training on workflow and post-production, so Calumet have invited me to present another set of seminars in May:

Post-production for portrait and wedding photographers

Digital capture has given photographers an enormous amount of creative control over their work, but this means that taking great pictures is only the first step towards delivering fantastic results.

I will be presenting a seminar that will teach you the post-production skills you need to finish your portrait & wedding photographs to a professional standard. The course will explore:

Practical techniques that will bring the best out of your images.

Building these skills into an efficient workflow that supports your photographic style and makes the most of your time.

The seminar includes:

A catch-up session to bring your Photoshop skills up to speed.

Realising the potential of RAW files.

Producing great black & whites from digital images.

Practical retouching techniques.

Using special effects to polish your images.

Taking control of your workflow.

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

The seminar will run from 10:00 to 17:00 and is priced at £85. Tickets are now on sale for the following dates and locations:

Tuesday 5 May 2009 - Calumet Belfast

Thursday 7 May 2009 - Calumet London (Drummond Street Store)

Tuesday 12 May 2009 - Calumet Manchester

Thursday 14 May 2009 - Calumet Birmingham

If there's anything you would like to ask me before booking your ticket, please get in touch with me via my contact form.

New "for photographers" section added to site

Posted in Miscellaneous at 20:29 on 11/02/2009

Regular visitors to my site will have noticed a new section has been added to my website today. I've mentioned seminars and studio management software on my blog before but they now have a home of their own on my main part of my website.

If you're a photographer, please take a look at the new Training and software for photographers section to find out more.

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Light Blue: Photo - studio management software for photographers

Posted in Light Blue Software at 11:30 on 04/02/2009

I mentioned a short while ago that my blog has been quiet because I've been working on a new project. The Light Blue Software website went live this week, so I can talk about it at last!

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Light Blue Software is a new company I've set up to market Light Blue: Photo, the studio management system I wrote to run both my photography business and Helen Bartlett's children's portraiture business. Light Blue: Photo is full of useful things that will help you run a busy and successful photography business, and it also makes it easy to manage your image files, publish them on the web and profit from them.

Go to the Light Blue Software website to find out more about Light Blue: Photo. You can download a free 14-day trial version and there are plenty of video tutorials to get you started.

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