5 tips for freelancers who like to break the rules

5 tips for freelancers who like to break the rules

There’s a lot of nonsense talked online about what you should and shouldn’t do as a freelancer. Most of it is well-meaning, but a lot of it is often based on old-fashioned business practices and doesn’t account for our constantly changing world. You probably became a freelancer because you wanted some control over your working conditions, so why would you recreate the environment of the world you left in the first place?

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Traits of my favourite event photography clients

Traits of my favourite event photography clients

I love shooting events. I love the energy, the candid faces, the networking and connections you see taking place, and I love learning new things from industries that I’m completely unfamiliar with.

I love shooting personal events too. Seeing the bond between families and being part of treasured moments is a privilege and I’m always honoured when people trust me to be part of their occasion.

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Why I don’t shoot weddings

Why I don’t shoot weddings

This conversation usually comes up at least once a month at networking events. Person: “Do you make all your money from weddings?” Me: “No, I don’t shoot weddings.” Person: “Why not? Wedding photographers get paid loads!” On the face of it, I understand why this seems...

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Empathy, neurodivergence, and getting the best out of everyone

Empathy, neurodivergence, and getting the best out of everyone

As I embark on a new journey as a neurodivergent speaker, I thought I would use the final day of ADHD awareness month to write up a brief summary of something that I’ve found myself saying a lot recently.

When I look back upon my career in employment with my newly-focussed ADHD eyes, I can pinpoint the management techniques that helped me become successful, and I can equally see the times when bad management hindered my work.

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Creative thinking for non-creatives

Creative thinking for non-creatives

Whether you consider yourself to be working in a creative business or not, there is no doubt that you will have to spend some of your workday solving problems and overcoming challenges.

The best leaders know that to get the most out of their teams, their colleagues need to feel engaged and part of the business. But even if you’re a freelancer working on your own, this technique can help you generate an infinite number of ideas for overcoming obstacles.

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How long do professional photographers keep photos?

How long do professional photographers keep photos?

One of the less glamorous sides of running a photography business is looking after the back-office administration. It’s important to keep track of hundreds of thousands of photos – labelling, filing, backing up, and working out comprehensive storage systems. It is crucial for a professional photographer to have these systems in place.

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