Maintaining your sanity without losing sight of your daydream business

Maintaining your sanity, focus and reason for being in business is a challenge that at some stage you will face. Don't get me wrong, I'm not wishing this upon you, far from it. My motive is more as a friend giving you advice that will prepare you for what is ahead. If I'm a little... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Show Box – A brand new product from OVI

Beautiful and luxurious, The ‘Ultimate Show Box’ is a stunning way to store and exhibit your images; whether at a show, in front of a client, or for your very own ‘reveal wall’. The ‘Ultimate Show Box’ includes 15 ultra high-quality prints in bevel cut mounts, in your choice of black or bright white mount... Continue Reading →

New Album Ribbons for Summer 2017

A beautiful, personalised ribbon around your wedding album is the perfect finishing touch for those cherished memories. We've just launched 6 lovely new ribbon colours to add that extra special touch; Cornflower, Lilac, Sand, Sea Foam, Shell Pink and Teal. Need help choosing the colour? We like to use a ribbon that complements the colour... Continue Reading →

The 7 Winners of HIPA’s May Instagram Photo Contest Themed ‘From Below’

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced a total of seven winners for the May edition of the recently re-launched Instagram Photo Contest, titled ‘From Below’. HIPA received submissions under the hashtag #HIPAContest_FromBelow, through the official HIPA Instagram account @HIPAae. The seven winners hail from; Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait,... Continue Reading →

Winners of The Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year Awards 2017

Congratulations to Bangladesh-based Shoeb Faruquee, who was declared overall winner of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017 and was presented with a cheque for £5000 by Andy Macdonald, who heads up Pink Lady® in the UK (headline sponsor of the awards). Shoeb had won the Food for Celebration category, which is sponsored by Champagne... Continue Reading →

From Zero to Wedding Hero

Renowned wedding photographer Austen Blakemore started his business on a tiny 13" laptop, using his spare room as an office 6 years ago. Now he's raised his prices and turned down work because he's fully booked. This is his success story...  "In 2010 a lady called Rachel called me up from One Vision Imaging asking if I had a supplier for... Continue Reading →

Do you need to get a grip on your future?

You love photography; it's when you are at your happiest, in your heart you know it's what you were born to be and become. Taking photographs fills your soul with pure joy, yet you’re practical and you live in no fairytale, your home needs nurturing. You like nice things and so your daydream business needs... Continue Reading →

The MPA: Setting New Standards In Newborn Photography Safety

  Baby photography, and in particular newborn photography, has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. As such, more and more photographers are moving into this sector. However, these photographers may lack the specialist knowledge required to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their precious subjects. As the leading qualification body for professional... Continue Reading →

HIPA wraps up Instagram Photo Contest with ‘Red’ as the main theme

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced a total of nine winners for the February edition of the monthly Instagram Photo Contest, titled ‘Red’. The February edition was also the final Instagram Photo Contest in HIPA’s sixth season of competition ‘The Challenge’. Re-launched in May 2016, the contest... Continue Reading →

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