Category: Business

February 14, 2017 / / Business

Business headshots have changed Evolution of Business Headshots… Stern captains of industry in their victorian offices – green lamps, brass, oak… Conservative backdrops – usually brown or blue White wall business headshots – clean and fit on Linked IN nicely, a bit boring At McFade we’ve been doing “location” portraits too – business headshots usually taken around the workplace, or for solopreneurs, in cool locations nearby – like Clarence Dock, Dark Arches, Roof tops. We love doing location business headshots, the results always get you noticed and for smaller teams, it still works brilliantly.…

January 24, 2017 / / Business

Showing my Work to my Network Every year or so, we get to present our business to the SHARE network group – it’s great to get more than 1 minute to talk about your offering, to make sure everyone knows the extent of what I do. For a photographer – it’s a rare chance to actually show the work, rather than just talk about it. I’m selling a “visual” product – not an audio one, so it’s really hard to show people just what it is you do. A Different Venue…

January 10, 2017 / / Blog

New Business Photos Get You Noticed INSTANTLY! It really is that simple – investing in new business photos is like having a mini re-brand. If you and your team all got new business photos tomorrow and updated LINKED IN, your engagement would go through the roof. So what are you waiting for? Try it – if you change your LINKED IN photo it tells everyone in your network, and they will all see you and (hopefully) say how great you look – but more importantly, you’ll be at the front…

September 18, 2016 / / Automobiles

McFade Summer Nights Workshops 2016 A look back over 12 fantastic evenings – but first some background Where did the idea of Summer Nights Workshops come from? Ever since I took Photography seriously I’ve regularly gone out for smaller outings – usually with 1 or 2 friends. We’d find places to go, new things to try out and gradually get loads of ideas and locations to return to. I found that it broke the weekend up and gave us something to look forward to. Gets you out of the “office mindset”…

September 12, 2016 / / Blog

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June 16, 2016 / / Blog

Learning from the experts I went down to see support and learn loads from Andy Firth, Gary King and Rachel Hatfield, who each did a talk on their specialist subjects:- Andy – making money online – http://www.ascensor.co.uk/ Gary – business planning and strategy for growth – http://www.tendo-uk.com/ Rachel – social media, specifically Twitter – http://shoosocialmedia.co.uk/ Ok – I took the camera too 😉 I’ll not go into what each said, you’ll just have to go see them when they next talk – all great. I did take the camera to get some shots…

March 12, 2016 / / Business

Enlightened LED Lighting Specialists Lumilow are lighting consultants – MD Andy Chell was up front, the product itself was not going to be an exciting thing to photography! I guess lights are a bit like petrol – fuel is not that interesting in itself, but put some in a Ferrari and it gets interesting. Lighting is like that – it’s how it makes “stuff” look, and cost efficiencies, which, they are selling. The Shoot We needed something completely different to any other “lighting” company. They have a vibrant showroom, with table football, drills,…

January 5, 2016 / / Blog

Why does every marketing team love stunning, unique images? It makes their job easy – photos are powerful – they make your business:- stand out from the crowd easy to understand have INSTANT impact communicate who you are show how you do it Well here are just 9 of the many ways photos help boost your business 1 More clicks on Facebook Ads Facebook ads are a great source of leads if you get it right – and the “hook” which grabs attention is a great image. In fact, Facebook limit…

September 24, 2015 / / Blog

God, I hate having my photo taken…. That’s the most common thing photographs hear, pretty much everyone, on every job, says it – you’d think it was root canal treatment we were administering. Photography should be fun – especially commercial work That’s definitely the case with our friends over at ABL Business, we’ve updated their photo stock a few times and each time, it’s always a fun session with Alex, Andy and the team – getting them to pretend to work, whilst making them laugh. It’s also a great chance to catch up and share ideas.…

March 23, 2015 / / Business

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Pro I’m sure many pro photographers get asked “How do I become a professional photographer?“. I have and it’s never a straight forward answer – in fact, the answer would be unique for each person. Every photographer is different (personality, experience, confidence, business savvy,  camera skills etc.),  so there’s no “on size fits all” formula for success, or even getting out of the starting blocks. But I do often ask a few questions, so thought I’d share them in this blog…   1- Have…