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Freelance Advice

It can be daunting flying solo. So, it's a good job we're here with plenty of useful advice plus stories straight from the horse's mouth.

You'll find helpful info on what insurance freelancers need, the pros and cons of being your own boss, and self-employed rules and regs.

Copyright architectural drawings: how architects can protect intellectual property

Architects must share their drawings when pitching, but how can they protect their intellectual property? Are architectural drawings protected by copyright?

A quick guide to photo competitions

Are photography competitions worth it? You be the judge with our guide to what photo competitions there are and what you need to do to enter.

Professional photographers associations: are they worth it?

There are quite a number of trade associations for professional photographers in the UK - but are they worth joining? And what do you get for your money?

Photographer Q&A: LaFemme Portrait

We talk to Sarah from boutique studio La Femme Portrait about the life of a professional photographer, and all the ups and downs that come with it

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How to protect your images online

The internet makes it easy for photographers to share their work. But how to protect your images online? Copyright, backup, and some insurance won't hurt

Becoming a wedding photographer: the stats behind the snaps

The statistics behind the snaps. Find out what it takes to become a wedding photographer, from capturing the moment to taking care of business.

What to do if you can’t make the photoshoot

As a photographer, cancelling a photo shoot is never ideal, but sometimes you've no choice. Here are 6 tips for a plan B if you have last-minute problems.

What is a photo release form?

Protecting your intellectual property is an essential part of every professional photographer's business. Photo release forms can help - here's our guide.

Videographer Q&A: PureMotion

Josh from PureMotion talks us through what it takes to start and run a videography business, and gives his best advice for newbies thinking of doing it too

Hints and tips for wedding photographers

It's a wedding photographer's job to capture the happy couple's big day. Our wedding photography tips for beginners will help deliver smiles all round.

How to get rid of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) in 6 steps

When buying camera equipment gets out of hand, you might have Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Here's 6 steps to get rid of GAS and put your photography first.

How to become a professional photographer

Becoming a professional photographer takes drive, determination and a head for business, as well as a good eye. Here’s what you need to know.