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  1. Networking

    I have talked a number of times about making sure that you get out what you put into your networking. Networking is one of those things that if you commit the time to it and put the effort outside of the meetings where you see people, will pay dividends. I…

  2. Prudhoe Business Magazine

    This last week was very nostalgic and an eye-opening shoot with Alan Sawyers from AS Design based in Prudhoe. I was born and raised in Prudhoe and have spent 15 years away and I have gone back to nearly nearly Prudhoe. My Dad still lives there and so I am…

  3. New kit

    Is it time for a new camera? I have always been of the approach that any new equipment has to be a justifiable expense. I don’t particularly like spending money unless these are tangible outputs on the back of it. I have been more so this year and I think…

  4. BEELINE - George Bromley’s epic challenge

    Anybody that’s been following me for a while knows that I’ve spent a lot of time recently being fascinated by the mindset of individuals that take on that challenge.  We all have that thing that floats around at the back of our heads, that goes, ‘Oh, I’d like to do…

  5. Everglow Media- Sisk Shoot

    I was on the road to York and Leeds a couple of weeks ago, working for a big infrastructure company, doing some massive works to the rail network and surrounding local infrastructure. The reason I was down there was actually golf and I love tying things back to golf, as…

  6. Revitalise Networking - Scotland’s finest

    It was great being able to be part of the Revitalise Network January meeting ( Yes, I’m late blogging about it!). I’ve known Lee for probably four years now and he’s, as he joked in the call, ‘The Geordie living up in the wilds of Irvine, in Ayrshire.’ And it…

  7. Networking

    For me and my business, networking has been a key element since I first started, well over 15 years ago now.  I’ve always been good at talking to people, whether that be people I know or people that I’ve just met.  I can engage in conversation and I can chat…

  8. 2022

    2022I’m not quite sure how this came around. In my head it’s still around 2018 and that Covid thing didn’t really happen but here we are in the depths of a financial crisis and another year gone. It’s all fun and happy, isn’t it   I say that in jest obviously…

  9. Headshots time of year

    Are you at the point in the year where you feel new headshots would be good for the business? All of us have pictures on various platforms that are a little bit out of date. I remember back in a previous life at a certain local authority and I remember…

  10. Commonwealth Games

    When most of you say holiday the thing that jumps to mind is a couple of weeks on an all-inclusive beach somewhere relaxing.  This is not something that me and my family have ever done for the past 20 years or so that me and my wife have been together…

  11. Wanders at Warkworth

    So driving up to Warkworth over the weekend, I had to shoot a wedding. I know I don’t necessarily talk about weddings on here these days, but I do if friends or family or people I know do come to me with wedding requests, I’m more than happy to shoot…

  12. ADHD Awareness Month

    All of a sudden we’re finishing October and the leaves are very much changing on the trees and dropping quite regularly. But, I’ve realised that it is ADHD Awareness month and World mental health day (10/10) all in October!And with all of the things that I’ve had going on in…

  13. SweetSpot student property

    For the last month it’s been great working with the SweetSpot team who are based down in London but have properties in Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool and various other places around the UK.  So obviously I’ve been working on the Newcastle properties of late.  There’s 10 blocks of eight properties just…

  14. Saying No

    SAYING NO So I seem to be doing a lot of reflective posts lately and this is about saying no and how saying no is a massive strength and something that I don’t think any of us give ourselves credit for.  That could be by being able to utilise experiences…

  15. Pride

    The last few weeks have been a really interesting journey with lots of fantastic shoots and work with some fantastic clients. And some of the opportunities that have come my way have been really exciting and have got me some pictures that I go, “Wow, I’m quite happy with that!”…

  16. Mindfulness

    Again, this last week I’ve seen a lot of talk of mindfulness and taking time out of your day just to relax and do some meditation or really push some headspace. Now for me I often struggle due to the ADHD.  My head is here, there and everywhere at the…

  17. Health balances

    I may or may not have mentioned this before but with some changes at home, I’ve gained some more hours in my week. I know, “What is this magic you talk of extra hours in your week?!” I hear you cry!  For however many years, I’ve done a lot of…

  18. Glowled

    It must be around eight years I’ve been working very closely with green and ecological companies who are trying to make a difference and in the current climate trying to make savings on people’s businesses by being more energy efficient and reducing waste and the amount of electricity being used.…

  19. Music & Photography

    For all of my life, music has played an important part in how I do things and my mood and how I get motivated to do things. From The Eagles that my Dad used to listen to when I was a child through to myself going through many phases as…

  20. ADHD & Me

    Some of you on here will have known me for years and some of you will only have known me recently as clients, as friends, as golf colleagues and something that has changed in the last 12 months. Some of you may have noticed, some of you may not –…

  21. CRM Systems - The Guru Kevin Maddison

    Systems Are you like me and have used every CRM system known to man?  As a photographer, it’s tough to commit all of those clients that you’re working with into a CRM system and use it to its median percentage.  We could easily get distracted and we get bombarded by…

  22. Northumberland Cycling photographer - Cycling Plus Magazine - Featured work

    A few weeks ago I was contacted by a reporter in Bristol who was writing an article about a cyclist living in Rothbury in Northumberland. The story that he was capturing was an amazing one from an ex-footballer, who worked at the fire service who has always been a keen…

  23. Networking - Necessity or opportunity?

    Networking - Amazing fun or a necessary evil?  So as you know, I do a lot less networking than I used to.   My networking these days really does focus on my Fore Business golf networking and a little bit from Mint Business Club and Social+ Network+ when I can make…

  24. YORKSHIRE!!!! Photographer on tour

    As a lot of you know, I spent a lot of time in Yorkshire in my 20s and into my 30s, living in York and Leeds/Bradford, as my friends often find out.  And it was a great experience being in Yorkshire and experiencing the cultures and the people in a…

  25. How much stuff? Professional photographer kit list

    Over the last few weeks, it’s been really exciting to work with so many different clients and on so many diverse projects. But one thing that’s come up a couple of times, certainly with new clients, is they’re surprised when I turn up with as much equipment as I do.…

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