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.


Photography seminars in Glasgow - final reminder

Posted in Seminars at 08:08 on 04/10/2009

Children's photographer Helen Bartlett and myself are heading up to Glasgow this week to present a pair of seminars at the Calumet store there.

Post-production for portrait and wedding photographers

On Thursday 8 October, I'll be presenting my post-production for portrait & wedding photographers seminar.

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. You can book tickets from the Calumet site or by calling 0141 353 0875:

Thursday 8 October 2009 - Calumet Glasgow

Photographing children with Helen Bartlett

On Wednesday 7 October, Helen will be presenting her seminar on photographing children.

Helen has spent the last five years establishing a thriving children's photography business that takes her all over the UK photographing children in their own environment. In this seminar she will share the secrets of her success and the philosophy behind her images which is so integral to her signature style.

Helen will guide you through the highs and lows of setting up your business and explain many of the key techniques she uses each and every day to ensure that each and every client has a stunning set of images.

You will learn:

How to develop your own style by thinking through your images and what you want to achieve rather that imitating the photographer down the road.

How to evaluate a location for the best shooting spots: be it a park, a beach or a basement flat.

How to work with light or lack or it, indoors and out

How to get the best from the children and achieve the all important family group shot

What to do when you hit meltdown (yes, we work with two year olds) and how to get the shoot up and running again

How to market your new found skills and attract new clients

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £75 inc VAT. You can book tickets from the Calumet site or by calling 0141 353 0875:

Wednesday 7 October 2009 - Calumet Glasgow