Q&A Valuing your work

A follower and fellow photographer sent me a message asking the following: “Xav, are you doing any photography work during the lockdown? If so, could you share some advice on pricing, adding value to my work and how to get paid. Everyone expects me to work for free these days”

On meaningless pictures and different times

For the last week or so, I’ve been sorting the hard drives with all my personal work. Stuff like holiday snaps, street photography, architecture, events and pretty much anything that I had the time to shoot in between jobs or on my spare time and they seemed to be meaningless until now.

My Biggest Fear Just Happened!

So it happened, my biggest fear, well one of many but probably the worse and the most embarrassing. I thought that was the end of me, the end of my business and that I would never ever be hired again as a professional food photographer.

FAQ: The different stages of a photographer

Hey Xav, I consider myself an experienced enthusiast or semi-pro photographer and I’ve been stuck at this stage for a long period. I wanted to know your opinion on this and if you think there any stages or levels of photographers from beginner to pro and how I can make the move to pro?

Is Photography Becoming Too Computational These Days?

Is photography becoming a lot more computational and technological? I thought about this recently while waiting to depart at the Thames Water Bus. I overheard a conversation between two photographer friends discussing the resolution on their cameras and how everything can be fixed in Photoshop.

On getting an Instagram ban

If you’re following me on Instagram, you surely know that I was on a 7-day ban for using a bot that appears to be illegal according to their guidelines. Ok, I confess, guilty! I’ve been using a bot but there is a good reason for it: time efficiency!