Kick Start your Monday

Kick Start your Monday

Kick Start

Today I decided to write a post titled Kick Start your Monday. This is to help get the creative minds started for ready for the start of the week. My shoot went really well on Sunday and now its time for me to dive into the PC and get the images edited up for the client.

Whilst I was at this shoot I was starting to put share with you the method I use of how I go about my shoots. I start with the location and the weather. This covers the time of the year (spring, summer, winter, autumn) which affects the overall atmosphere of the image. Then we have what is the shoot about?. Is it a portrait session or is it a family celebration etc.

All of these things are tick boxes which helps me build up the scene to put my clients into to photographs I take.

I hope that this short process method helps you to arrange your photo sessions whether its in your studio or on location, I have found that this method always helps me.

On Going Work

Moving on from my Kick Start Monday I want to explain to you that here at JellyBean Photography I have on-going work with a start up business. I was approached about my photography services for use with the new site. After chatting with the client we both decided that maybe we could help create the new website for the business.

This isn’t a new area for me, but this is new to my business. I choose to offer my skills to this new start up business as I felt I could help them out.

I was approached after the client had been looking at my business website and they recommended me to the owner and it all started from there.

More information will be given about this business and the site once things have been finalized. I want to take the time to share this with you as this is something I am very proud about here at ‘The JellyBean Blog’.

This is an area I have looked at many times before as I have a passion for website development as this is a subject and course I studied at college.

Final Note from me

One final thing before I close my post for the blog. I wanted to take this time to share my portfolio to be able to show you some of my work I have photographed. I use all the images you see on my portfolio to show my clients when they book JellyBean Photography as their photographer for their special event.

Friday Post

Friday Blog Post

So its Friday…

As I am writing this post on Friday with a Coffee and a quick breakfast bar to get me into the working state I wanted to write a quick blog post. We have a photo shoot this weekend for a client for a christening, so we will be going through equipment checking, getting all the camera and lenses out and checked, batteries charged and SD and CF cards erased and ready for the shoot.

Also whilst writing this post I want to give a quick shout out to a couple of people, I love listening to podcasts and recently I have been listening to a couple of podcasts I would love to share with you. Please take a second to check these out as its free and there is something to be learnt from every podcast no matter what industry you are in.


Firstly I have been listening to ‘Marketing School’ – I listen to this everyday, a 6 minute podcast with rich content on how to manage and grow your business in a digital world. I have learnt so much from this podcast and continue to listen to it every day.

Secondly I have been listening to ‘The Business of Photography’ –

I am new to this podcast but it has drawn me in as they discuss running a business as a photographer but in the past few podcasts they have been discussing 35mm film photography and how the technique of shooting on 35mm film can be used on a digital camera making you think about every shot you take rather than machine gunning a shot of say a brides shoe, something that is static, doesn’t move and you can take your time get the ‘Perfect shot’ first time and save time later on looking through images and editing when all of this could have been eliminated at the time of the shoot.

So that has wrapped up my Friday morning and I thought I would share it all with my viewers and I will post again after the weekend once we have this shoot done.

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