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….

What all photographers need to do in 2018

Jan 16th, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 7 min read

A new year is always a time to reflect and look to the future, what will the new year bring, will business increase, stay the same or even take a dip? If only we all knew! There’s plenty of things we can all do to help create more work so here’s a few main points perhaps worth considering; We all know we should be doing…

SWPP Convention Trade Show 2018 Quick Visit Review!!

Jan 15th, 2018 Reviews Kam Assi 11 min read

The annual SWPP Convention  took place at The Hilton Metropole over the last few days with a number of masterclasses and talks taking place. Being very short of time this year I visited the free trade show only on Saturday for a couple of hours so this is a very short review. I’ve been going to this event since it started (was the first…

Is there enough work for Wedding Photographers ?

Jan 14th, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 2 min read

Here’s a useful bit of information from the National Statistics Office regarding marriages in the UK; “The number of marriages of opposite sex couples increased by 2.7% in 2014, but this followed a drop of 8.6% in 2013. Marriage rates for opposite sex couples remain below the levels recorded between 2010 and 2012. Following the introduction of marriages of same sex couples in March 2014,…

Do Photographers and Video editors need pro monitors for colour accuracy ?

Jan 12th, 2018 Photography, Reviews Kam Assi 6 min read

I spend a lot of time editing photos and video using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro on both PC and Mac (I far prefer PC but that’s another blog post). For years I relied heavily on professional photo labs to colour correct my edited images and in most cases the prints I received never accurately matched what I was seeing on my screens,…

So you want to be a Professional Photographer?

Jan 11th, 2018 Photography Kam Assi 8 min read

A new year. A new you. A determination and will to really do it this year. ‘Live your dreams’ they tell you at school.        That’s great, but what’s the best route to becoming a professional photographer. Do you enrol on a part or full-time photography course, look for an apprenticeship, look for a trainee job? Yep, these are all good options to get…

2018 Reviews

Jan 11th, 2018 Reviews Kam Assi 2 min read

Welcome to the 2018 ‘Reviews’ section where I’ll be reviewing a range of different services and products including photography and video equipment, suppliers, wedding albums, products, show reviews and a whole lot more. I’d also welcome anyone of you out there to also review products and services letting me and others know of anything new.  The 2018 SWPP Convention takes place over the next few…