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Quiet times

November 10, 2014

One of the most challenging aspects of being self-employed is dealing effectively with the quiet times. Even after close to 20 years of freelancing, when the phone stops ringing I still find it tricky to stay grounded. Here are some of the strategies I use to try and keep on the rails and still get things done.

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Portraiture; Status versus Control

July 27, 2013

As a photographer I am in a unique position. I get to be temporarily immersed in ever-different work environments and have very short term working relationships with the people who inhabit them.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Preparation for a Portraiture shoot

June 6, 2013

As photographers, we are contending with issues of the subject’s self-confidence before we have even sat them down.

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Study

February 28, 2013

In the years before I studied I had developed some pretty abstract theories of what was going on inside the camera to capture an image.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Buying the Right Camera

December 4, 2012

As with any purchase you want to end up with a piece of kit that suits your needs. You want to buy the camera that you are likely to use the most.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Photography is the art of Compromise

November 15, 2012

These “limitations” are in fact the gifts that makes photography such a great medium for generating art.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Your Big Picture

October 31, 2012

My brand consists of any visible aspects of my business that are accessible to the world, encompassing everything from invoices to my website.

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Cycles

August 17, 2012

The likelihood of the client employing you again depends as much on how well you facilitated the process as the quality and appropriateness of the work you produced.

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Shooting in Priority Modes

July 26, 2012

I am always looking for the simplest path to create the strongest image and priority settings make my job easier.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Getting more from on-camera flash

July 16, 2012

To my mind the single biggest improvement to flash light is to use the flash off the camera.

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