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.


Photographing children seminar: new date added

Posted in Seminars at 14:01 on 19/04/2009

The talented children's portrait photographer Helen Bartlett has added an extra date to the series of seminars she is presenting at Calumet stores around the country. This week's seminar at Drummond St in London is completely over-subscribed, so Calumet have added another date on Friday 26 June 2009.

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:

Friday 26 June 2009 - Calumet London (Drummond St)

Tickets for Helen's forthcoming seminars in Birmingham and Liverpool are still available:

Tuesday 28 April 2009 - Calumet Birmingham

Thursday 30 April 2009 - Calumet Liverpool