Photoguard Insurance – A Review

This is a simple documented review of the experience I had with making a claim on accidental damage of my camera. As this is the first time I’ve ever needed to make a claim with any insurance policy, and I’m always telling fellow photographers ‘you must be insured’, I thought it worthwhile to share how this…

Not A Wedding Photographer #005

There can be a tendency to think that if a photograph doesn’t have a bride and groom present, it’s then not a ‘wedding photo’ at all. That the occasion is purely about the marriage of two people, and so for a photo not to contain at least one of these individuals (usually “the bride”), it…

I want experience, can you help?

Every year I get asked for help from people who are seeking to gain experience within the industry. Almost everyone makes the same mistakes. The thing is, there’s a better way of approaching this that you may not have thought of, and some pitfalls which may have escaped you. I’d like to outline some basics…

Not A Wedding Photographer #004

A sense of humour is so important. Even on a day-to-day basis, when someone is there to shine a positive light on something or make you laugh, it can make all the difference. And you’ll know as well as me, when you share your life with someone, having a sense of humour about the smaller…

Not A Wedding Photographer #003

I was recently chatting about my work with Evan Cohen, a retired advertising photographer of 40 years, who remarked that “your photos are so beautifully understated… like you’re doing nothing special… but you are!“. He’s a really kind and generous guy. But I found his perspective interesting as it points to my philosophy and fundamentally…

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