British Academy of Photography Blog

Working with pets
19 Jun 2017

Working with pets

by Noel Phelan (Course Tutor)

Pet photography is the ultimate test of a photographer’s patience and professionalism. The main reason for this is that animals have an inability to take directions from a photographer. Even the most well-trained animal cannot be completely relied upon to remain still or look in a certain direction.

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Balancing the demands of personal and commercial photography
02 Jun 2017

Balancing the demands of personal and commercial photography

by Emma-Jane Lewis (Course Tutor)

As a photographer, it can be hard to make the transition from building a portfolio to working in the commercial world. We all want to make a living from photography, but there are times when it can feel like we are abandoning our creativity for the needs of our clients. I believe this can be viewed in a number of ways and that it is possible to balance your own creative process with the more structured demands of the industry.

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