Advice

Hollywood is saturated with clichéd notions of what it’s like to be a professional photographer. We spoke with a cross-section of professionals to find out if the photographer’s dream is in fact a reality.

Not every simple question has a simple answer. The question, “How do you get commissioned by ad agencies?” is complex. We present the advice of the commissioners – the agency creatives who choose the photographers they want to work with.

Top tips on how to significantly improve your self-worth and the health of your projects, and get a fair treatment for your work, within traditional go-to markets and platforms for photography.

It’s a sad truth that photographers spend much more time behind their desks than behind their cameras. These top 5 pro tips will help you greatly improve your workflow efficiency.

Photographers in conflict zones risk their lives to capture stories of people caught up in violence. Who are these photographers, and how do they balance personal safety with taking incredible photographs in hostile environments?

One of the world’s best known portrait photographers, Albert Watson, explains how he captured the iconic portrait of one of the world’s most recognisable faces.

Making a living as a photographer can be a tough grind. Between clients, meetings, shooting, and all that never-ending admin, one can almost lose sight of why they became a professional photographer in the first place. Enter, The Passion Project!

Producer and cinematographer, Ben Allan shares his top ten pro tips to shooting the best possible video, all garnered over a 20-year career shooting thousands of projects and over 1,500 TVCs.

Many would agree that mirrorless cameras have finally reached a point where they offer professionals a very compelling alternative to DSLRs. Is now the time to jump ship, or are amazing DSLR offerings just too compelling?

Becoming one of Australia's top wedding photographers took a great deal of time, effort, and talent. James Simmons shares the most useful advice and strategies he relies on to run his business - all the stuff he wish he knew when he started out.

One of Australia’s leading newborn photographers is calling for the industry to be regulated. Sandra Moffatt believes the lack of checks and balances is putting lives at risk. Read the full story here, and gain 5 amazing pearls of wisdom.

Online it’s over-saturated with photographers competing to see who can shout the loudest on social media. With all the noise, and changing algorithms on the various platforms, it seems almost impossible to get your work noticed unless you pay.

On a global trip, riding a Royal Enfield Motorcycle, photojournalist Walter Astrada will be visiting Australia, giving lectures and workshops. Here, he shares 9 tips to becoming a better photographer.

Sydney wedding photographer, Mark Condon shares a super quick and easy lighting technique to use during your next wedding coverage so that you can squeeze something creative from the wedding venue lemons so often dealt.

Your basic photographic education is complete. You feel you’ve reached a satisfactory level of understanding and expertise and want to make your photography your professional passion. Now what?! Find out the 5 ways a brilliant mentor can help.