Posts Tagged ‘Education’

STEAM Powered Photography

Posted by Robert Edwards on June 28, 2020 in Blog |

A great number of the people I photograph have occupational or professional skills qualifications. Most of my clients have a degree in one of the humanities. Many subjects and clients studied a mixture of both at university. STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have been a focus and STEM is still a buzzword in education. […]

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CPD for Creatives in Isolation

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 28, 2020 in Blog |

Many of us are now in self isolation, working from home or under shelter in place orders. I wish you the best and hope that you’re OK knowing this will eventually end. It could be a good time to catch up on Continuing Professional Development. I have a backlog of training earmarked for later and […]

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Get Off My Lawn

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 28, 2020 in Blog |

Many professions have been disrupted by technology over the last 20 years. Professional photography is one of them. For most of last century the journey to becoming a professional photographer was predictable. There were a few avenues for entry and several barriers. Now there are many ways to photograph “professionally”. Olden Days Measures for defining […]

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Kids Learn Teachers, Not Subjects

Posted by Robert Edwards on June 28, 2019 in Blog |

In the middle of drafting this I attended a talk by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg where he said, “Kids learn teachers, not subjects“. Many subjects from school have proven useful in my photography career. The lessons that really stick with me were by passionate teachers who demonstrated them in unique ways. Art I’ve written before how my […]

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5 Tips to Improve Your School Promotional Photography

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 28, 2019 in Blog |

For over 15 years I’ve made professional marketing images for over 1 000 schools. What I’ve learnt is the most effective images are those that show the students and teachers to your community. Parents, including myself, want to see the culture of your school and that’s best demonstrated by seeing happy, engaged students. What follows […]

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Standards Are Great – Everybody Has One!

Posted by Robert Edwards on January 28, 2019 in Blog |

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Australian Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines. Before 2004 there was no recommended standard for digital photography capture and delivery. At the turn of the century some professional photographers were doing more damage than good to the adoption of digital. They zealously over-sharpened, manipulated tone and colour, then delivered […]

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The Business of Photography

Posted by Robert Edwards on November 28, 2018 in Blog |

Recently I was invited to speak with students at a photography college on the business of the profession. Here is some of what we discussed. Now vs “Then” How I started out and the way new photographers do today is very different – but only on the surface. Whilst I may have used mailers, the […]

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Is There Any Value In Formal Photography Education?

Posted by Robert Edwards on May 28, 2018 in Blog |

The traditional path to professional photography started with a formal education at a brick and mortar college. Students could assist photographers during or after graduation for hands on practical experience before establishing their own businesses. Now, just as with photography itself, education has been disrupted by technology. Potential pro photographers can learn online through random […]

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Tips For Attending A Photography Conference

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 28, 2017 in Blog |

I’ve been attending photography conferences for decades, both as an attendee and as a presenter. As a professional event photographer I’ve also covered all types of conferences for corporate clients.   Some Do’s And Don’ts For Attending Do register early online. Using a service like the Eventbrite platform makes it easy for attendees and organisers. Do research […]

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Paid NOT To Photograph!

Posted by Robert Edwards on November 28, 2016 in Blog |

Like any profession photography has many aspects besides the actual service itself. Areas that don’t involve making photos and things the client doesn’t (need to) care about. It’s those essential areas that make it a profession and require far more time than the craft of photography. These can include: Client Relationship Management Strategic Planning Marketing […]

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