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Category: Photography for business

Episode #212: The Photography Model Release Form
[ 0 ] July 18, 2016

Episode #212: The Photography Model Release Form

This week: I’m talking about the importance of Mode Release forms for photographers. The Model Release form, which is handy, and often vital, document when it comes to securing the trouble-free use of pictures depicting people. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Releases – Model and Property Release app Photographers Contract Maker (PCM) LITE app […]

Episode #208: Social Photography Kit Selection
[ 0 ] June 20, 2016

Episode #208: Social Photography Kit Selection

This week: I’m talking about the camera setup I use for the majority of my social photography assignments. The truth is that my equipment setup very rarely changes. Over the years, I’ve fine-tuned my kit selection and know it to be perfectly suited 99% of the time. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Nikon […]

Episode #207: The Need For Professionalism
[ 0 ] June 13, 2016

Episode #207: The Need For Professionalism

This week: I’m talking about photographers’ need for common sense and professionalism. People often talk about which cameras, lenses tripods etc photographers use. This is all very well, but the kit falls into insignificance if you don’t know how to conduct yourself in front of clients in the first place. Some quick links to things mentioned in […]

Episode #185 – OWPG AGM Kielder Weekend
[ 0 ] October 3, 2015

Episode #185 – OWPG AGM Kielder Weekend

This week: I’m looking back at this year’s Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild AGM weekend. The OWPG AGM weekend at Keilder in Northumberland proved to be very productive. A lot of ideas were shared and in this week’s show, I’m filling you in on a few of the details. Some quick links to things mentioned in […]

Episode #164 – Food Bank Photography
[ 0 ] January 26, 2015

Episode #164 – Food Bank Photography

This week: I’m talking about a super-quick photo shoot I recently completed. Not all photo shoots take hours to complete – this one was a perfect example! Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Test/Review – Peli 1510 Case Nikon D3 DSLR Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikon SB-800 flash […]

Episode #162 – Corporate Team Event Photography
[ 2 ] January 5, 2015

Episode #162 – Corporate Team Event Photography

This week: I’m talking about a regional team corporate event photographed recently. This episode rounds off my series of recordings discussing some of the corporate commissions I undertook in the lead-up to Christmas. On the day in question, I headed over to Southampton Football Club for a long-standing client. Some quick links to things mentioned in this […]

Episode #161 – Corporate Conference Photography
[ 0 ] December 29, 2014

Episode #161 – Corporate Conference Photography

This week: I’m talking about a couple of corporate conferences I photographed before Christmas. With similar considerations on the day (or night), the kit choices for these assignments tend to be pretty standard each time, perhaps with a little tweaking here and there. But invariably, the images are previewed in Adobe Bridge – and it’s here […]

Episode #160 – Photographing Corporate Awards
[ 2 ] December 22, 2014

Episode #160 – Photographing Corporate Awards

This week: I’m talking about a recent corporate shoot at an end-of-year awards night. The pre-Christmas round of corporate photography ended with a nice little awards ceremony for a long-standing client. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #59 – The Importance Of Keeping Fit And Healthy Nikon D3 DSLR Nikon D800 […]

Video: Giles On The Business Of Photography
[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

Video: Giles On The Business Of Photography

Earlier this year, I was interviewed on video about the business of photography and what it takes to carry out my activities on a day-to-day basis. I first told you about the Q&A in this post, where I shared a few of the behind-the-scenes pictures from that day. Well, some months on, I’ve now been […]

Episode #157 – Working Late To Supply Pictures
[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

Episode #157 – Working Late To Supply Pictures

This week: I’m working late into the night, preparing pictures for a client. Sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do – and that can mean facing unsociable hours. Editing a recent shoot gave me the chance to talk about the process. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode […]

TAP #154 – Stealthy Corporate Portraits In London
[ 0 ] September 8, 2014

TAP #154 – Stealthy Corporate Portraits In London

This week: I’m talking through the first of two shoots recently undertaken for a long-standing corporate client. On this occasion, the requirement was for a range of posed, studio-setup shots as well as unposed candid images captured during a meeting. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Test/Review – Peli 1510 Case Nikon D3 […]

On The Other Side Of The Lens – Business Q&A
[ 0 ] March 20, 2014

On The Other Side Of The Lens – Business Q&A

At the start of this week, I was interviewed on video about the business of photography – what it takes to run a successful business, to keep clients happy and remain competitive in a competitive industry. Of course, what better place to appear on camera than in my ‘office’ – the woodland?! My good friend […]