How to be an amazing photographer

If you’re new to photography it can feel overwhelming wondering how to be an amazing photographer. But being an amazing photographer doesn’t have to mean you’re the best photographer on the planet. It can also mean… …you’re a good photographer who does amazing things! This year I’ve decided I’m not going to think everything to […]

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How to get natural expressions in photos

With family and wedding photography the experience you offer is almost as important as the photographs. One of last weekend’s wedding couples booked me specifically because of the way I made the group photographs fun at their friend’s wedding. Most of the testimonials on my website talk about the experience more than the photographs. Your […]

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How to get family photography clients

The wedding season is nearly over. The leaves are turning and I’ve already seen Christmas trees in the shops. Yep, we’re coming into peak season for family portraits. Family photography is more profitable per hour than a wedding and less stress. I earn around £50 per hour from weddings and £80 an hour from family […]

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How to photograph extended family groups

After getting a nice family portrait order over the weekend I’ve noticed something. My 3 best portrait clients this year were all extended families. Extended family portrait sessions come with some unique issues you should be aware of, if you’ve not done one yet. It’s rare you get to see everyone in the family before, […]

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You don’t find high end portrait clients you create them

I live in a low income city (Peterborough in the UK). So I know better than most that high end portrait photography clients don’t often fall in your lap. It’s very rare for someone to contact me and say… “Hi Dan, I’d like 2 or 3 big framed portraits of my family, plus a bunch […]

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52 tasks to help you become a full time photographer in a year

If you’re already a decent photographer then becoming a full time photographer in a year is achievable. Not easy, but achievable. There are so many things you need to think about that it can be overwhelming. It’s easy to get paralysed with indecision and confusion. So, we’ve laid out 52 things for you to work […]

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How to be a full time wedding and portrait photographer

When I had a ‘proper job’ I’d sit there every Sunday night dreading the coming week. Well, now it’s the New Year it’s like the mother of all Sunday nights. We assess our life. Our relationships, our financial status, our happiness, and of course our job. If you’ve dreamt of being a full time portrait […]

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How do you earn £1000+ from a single family portrait session?

I wish that when prospects called my business the phone calls went like this: Prospect:  “Hi Dan, we love your work so much – how much is a gigantic framed canvas of our family”. Me: “£1199”. Prospect: “Awesome – let’s do this thing”. Sadly it doesn’t work like that. My photographs don’t sell themselves. So, […]

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