Creative Retouching is one of the least talked about skills in visual media. We interview Tony Swinney who has worked on some very high-profile imagery.
We talk to European Wildlife Photographer of Year 2015 and Nikon Ambassador Richard Peters about turning pro and making a living as a photographer.
Exciting photography careers aren't just about being a photographer. Jill Cotton, PR Director of the World Photography Organisation, tells us about her work.
Photographer Simon Stock takes us behind-the-scenes to see how he created the largest ever image used to advertise a motoring brand, featuring the Bentley Mulsanne.
Trainer Marc Blank-Settle tells us about how the BBC are using mobile journalism to report the news.
Director Eleanor Mannion gives us a BTS look at the ground-breaking TV documentary The Collectors, filmed in 4K on an iPhone.
In the final article from our series looking at Burnham Niker, owner Katy Niker tells us about the work of the photographers' agent.
Sarah Lee shoots portraits for The Guardian newspaper and also works with clients like the band Coldplay. Sarah gives us an insight in to her work and career.
Greg Whitmore has worked on the Observer picture desk for 24 years. Here he tells us about the challenges and changing nature of the job.
From our series of articles about photographers' agent Burnham Niker, we talk to newly promoted joint Director Alex Wilshire. Alex tells us about her career to date.
As a cycling photographer, when you're supplying images to the sport's governing body, you know you're at the top of your game. Graham tells us about his career.
Surfing photographer Ryan Cardone tells us about his stock photography and how he uses his iPhone to shoot stock for the Stockimo collection at Alamy.
Your smartphone probably has a great camera built in so you're always ready for a photo. Here's some ways of improving those pics.
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Shoot,upload,repeat is the mantra of many a stock photographer who aims to make as much money as possible from their images. See how that's possible here.
Bill Bennett works as a Cinematographer with major clients like Apple and Audi. We talk to Bill about his career.
We talk to Anna about starting and running a model agency in Nottingham and the importance of a USP to a startup.
Working with clients and providing them with a professional service to shoot their images is what commercial photography is all about. See what's involved here.
Copyright and it's ownership is the cornerstone of how you make money from your creativity. Find out here why it is so critical that you understand how copyright ownership works.
You can spend a lot of money on gear to create work to sell or you can spend very little yet still make sales. Lets take a look.
From our series of articles about photographers' agent Burnham Niker, we talk to the newest member of their team, Production Assistant Jenny Wickens.
5 reasons why a commercial photographer should add video to their portfolio and 5 excuses for why they shouldn't.
Keith Morris is a Welsh photographer who rarely travels outside his home county and yet has found a successful niche for his images.
Mohamad is a specialist photographer who shoots images specifically to suit the book cover market. He tells us all about it in our interview.
We asked 16 visual-media professionals what advice they would give to anyone wanting to start a career in the industry.
A signature on one of these forms can make a big difference to the sales of your work.
Backing up your image and video files regularly saves a lot of heartache if you have a computer or hard drive catastrophe.
Image quality is critical to success when selling your work. Lets see what goes in to a quality image.
A series of articles about accessories that make a difference to the quality of your work. Starting with something that gets you close up to your subject. See what extension tubes can do for you.
We talk to Alan Capel, head of content at Alamy stock agency, about success, Stockimo and the future of the stock industry.
We've put together a list of 50 things to consider before you start a new photography business. Applies too if you've already started.
Creatives are regularly asked to provide their skills and services for nothing. Should you always say no?
Newspapers and magazines need a constant stream of images for articles about current affairs and general topics. How do you earn from these sources?
We talk to Zoe Whishaw about her role as a mentor and commercial photography consultant.
You need lots of inspiration to help you create interesting images that lots of clients will want to buy over and over. Here are some thoughts on how to come by some!
We talk to EOS magazine where Canon photographers can submit images to be used in their articles.
Image licencing sets the rules for what the client can and can't do with your pictures. See what the different types of licence mean to you.
8 things I've learnt about filming that make a big difference to the quality of my work.
Why buy a 50mm lens? It's small, plasticky and cheap. Surely you don't want one of those do you?
If your photographer says any of these things to you during a shoot it's a bad sign. Lets take a look and see how to avoid them.
Decisions decisions! When you shoot for stock there are many things you have to decide before that image is ready for sale. We look at those decisions in detail.
Paul Hough tells us about a unique scheme in the East Midlands placing new graduates in to art organisations where they offer their skills to help on new projects.
Our occasional updates about the world of photography, filmmaking and making a living as a creative.
If I'm asked for sports photography tips, this is always my first answer. Think about the background first.
The skill of 'seeing' is how you decide what you want to photograph and how you do it. Lets take a look.
Photography is all about light and capturing how it falls on your subject. Let's look at light outdoors.
You make a lot of decisions when shooting stock. What you shoot has an impact on what you can do with the images. We've made an infographic describing those decisions.
A simple product photography hack to give you great-looking professional images of your products.
If you're responsible for commissioning photographers, it's important to understand image licensing. We look at some important points.
Lots of music used with visual media is not licenced. We look at ways to use music legally.
Going in to business can be exciting and fulfilling. As with any new venture there's risk. We consider risk and it's effects.
Perhaps the most important aspect of earning money from your photography is how you get paid the royalties that your images have earned for you.
Selling your work as prints online is now very easy. Lets take a look at how to sell your art.
We talk to the very successful UK commercial photographer Dazeley about his journey to the top, his photography projects and the future of work in the visual media industry.
Add your best photography tip to our superlist to make the ultimate photography tip list!
As a stock photographer, that's the one question you have to ask. We discuss it here.
Terms and conditions help to clear up gray areas between creative and client. Find out why here.
How the use of harmonised colours, combinations and tones improves the look of your imagery.
There are times when you need manual focus and the skills to follow the subject with focus. We take a look at how to do it.
We interview John about his beautiful, amusing conceptual stock photography and discuss the future of the stock photography industry.
If you'd like to learn more about how you can make money from photography but don't know where to start, this is our first port of call for beginners! We describe all of the options and how the different income streams can earn you money.
Our guide to taking the sharpest pictures ever and avoid blurred, fuzzy images.
We asked 11 visual-media professionals what was the best bit of business advice they were ever given. Here are their replies.
We talk to Jason about his almost 25 year high-flying career specialising in aerial photography.
8 Reasons why you shouldn't become a photographer and 1 reason why you really must.
When the photographer decides to learn filmmaking, this is essential information to get started.
Antonio Olmos, the award-winning photographer tells us about his work as a photojournalist and his thoughts on the future of photography as a career.
When your films achieve over 13 million views and you get a Vimeo staff pick, you're on the filmmaking map. Danny tells us about his work.
Megan Stacey is an emerging cinematographer with a wealth of work in her showreel already. We ask Megan about what it takes to make it as a cinematographer.
Nick Chaffe, a Manchester-based designer and illustrator, tells us what 10 things a designer needs from a commercial photographer.
Chris Harper is Chief Executive of one of the UK's largest organisations representing professional photographers. Chris tells us about the BIPP.
Clayton Bastiani is a specialist book cover photographer who produces dramatic and mysterious imagery. He tells us about his career and inspiration.
Our interview with the ex-photography director of The Telegraph Magazine who tells us about her career and what it's like to work on a busy picture desk.
Nicholas tells us about his commercial photography and cinemagraph business that specialises in shooting London's streets.
Editor Gem Atkinson tells us about her career and experiences working in the high-pressure world of the Bloomberg picture desk.
Megan is an editor with 20 years experience working on high profile movies like Eye in the Sky. In our interview Megan tells us what it takes to be an editor.
We talk to UK-based Tim Gander about what life's like to work on the business-end of a camera as a commercial photographer.
Phil started a major sports photo agency, Empics, from scratch. In this interview he tells us about his career as a photographer and business owner.
We talk to award-winning documentary filmmaker Liz Allen about her work and the world of documentary filmmaking.
We try to maybe, possibly identify what might be the important ingredients that contribute to a successful photograph.
Gail has worked on major documentary and drama productions both above and below the water. She tells us about her career.
Dan James is a broadcast editor who puts together films for high-profile tv programmes like the BBC's Top Gear. Dan talks to us about his career, how he started and what an editor does.
Jane Hilton is an established photographer and filmmaker with a huge critically-acclaimed body of work. Jane tells us about her career, moving images and motivation.
Simon Stock is a car photographer with a client list that reads like a who's who of motoring manufacturers. We get an insight in to his career.
Continuing our series of articles about photographers' agent Burnham Niker, we talk to owner and director Katy Niker.
Derek tells us about his career and working as an Associate Picture Editor at the Daily Mirror.