The Photography Show 2018 – What To Expect

Feb 21st, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 4 min read

This year marks the fifth year of The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham. For anyone unfamiliar with the event, it’s one of the biggest Photography trade shows in the UK and is the one you really don’t want to miss. The event takes place from Saturday the 17th March to Tuesday the 20th March where doors open each day from 10:00am to 17:00pm. The…

A Humorous Look At Photoshop One (With A Lesson To Be Learnt)

Feb 14th, 2018 Photography, Photoshop Kam Assi 3 min read

If you’re a photographer in 2018, you’re probably very familiar with the Adobe Creative Cloud service and the programs that come with it. The latest edition of Photoshop being Photoshop CC 2018. One of the best things about being a subscriber to the Creative Cloud is that you always get the latest updates for Photoshop on release. No more shelling out hundreds for the latest…

Product Review: Genuine Leather Fine Art Book by Sim Imaging

Feb 7th, 2018 Photography, Reviews Kam Assi 8 min read

For many years I had three main requirements from professional photo labs;  C41, E6 film processing and colour printing from negatives. I would source wedding albums and mounts from album manufacturers, film purchases from camera suppliers and frames would be ordered through professional framing companies.   There were no one-stop-shops until fairly recently.   Pro labs now offer almost everything the busy professional photographer needs; Sim…

Top Tip: Make sure you keep fit if you want to be a professional photographer!

Feb 5th, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 6 min read

A few years ago I was asked by a magazine for a top tip on anyone wanting to become a photographer, so rather than go through the obvious ones like getting qualifications, training with a professional etc etc my top tip was the importance of keeping fit if you want to last in the industry. As professional photographers our roles now encompass more than ever…

Should Your Wedding Photography Package Prices Be Displayed On Your Website?

Jan 29th, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 6 min read

This is a really difficult question as there really is no right or wrong answer, Should you display your wedding package prices on your website?  I would think if you ask any number of photographers this question they wouldn’t be able to give you a definitive answer because nobody really know what works best. Over the years I’ve spoken to several marketing experts and website…

Wedding Photographers are you guilty ?

Jan 26th, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 5 min read

Many years ago when shooting weddings I and most other photographers would arrive at the bride’s house an hour before the ceremony and be finished just after arriving at the reception to take the posed cake cutting shot. There were no informal/reportage images, it was all formal and we’d walk away with our medium format Bronica’s, Hasselblads, Metz flashguns and tripods with 5 or 6…

Do you spend too much time editing and retouching?

Jan 23rd, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 4 min read

Here’s an article written by expert image retoucher Rob Boud;  If you’d like to contribute an article you think would be useful for photographers and videographers please send it through and I’ll be happy to take a look.  If you’re a photographer then you’ll know that when it comes to running your business the actual photography is often a small part of your weekly routine. …

Product Review Classic Box with USB & 6×4 Prints by Sim Imaging

Jan 22nd, 2018 Photography, Reviews Kam Assi 6 min read

So this is the latest product from Sim Imaging launching January 2018; The Classic Box with USB Key & 6×4 prints” which describes it pretty accurately. It’s a box that holds a USB drive together with a depth to hold 100x 6×4 prints (these are priced separately).    If you’re looking for detailed technical specs on the material and how it’s made I’d suggest contacting…

How important is it to exhibit at wedding shows ?

Jan 18th, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 6 min read

It doesn’t matter where you are in the UK, I reckon you can probably find a wedding show of some sort to visit almost every weekend not far from your home town.   Every type of wedding venue including village halls right through to grand hotels are hosting wedding shows and yes there are far too many of them. As wedding photographers we know our…

Choosing your website style

Jan 17th, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 2 min read

Choosing a website design that reflects your work and style can often mean trawling through endless template designs only to find hundreds of other websites that look exactly the same. I often look at different websites from photographers around the world and it’s pretty easy to identify the ones I would contact if I was looking for a photographer either for commercial work or a wedding….