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Training staff to take good photos part 2: Light

02.01.20

Photography: it’s not just the wonderful act of freezing a moment, an emotion in time, it’s ‘painting with light’. Someone, somewhere said that and I’m afraid I have no idea who…but I take it to heart.

Golden hour light haloes the subject in this portrait
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How to get the most out of a planned photoshoot as a Charity

12.02.19

You’ve got the buy in and the budget, you’ve booked the photographer, and you’re hoping for masses of great photos to promote an exciting campaign! Or perhaps this shoot is to boost your imagery stores for that photo-eating thing we call Social Media. Either way, here’s a few tips for getting the most out of your shoot.

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Charities, Photography & Consent

11.01.19

If your charity is well informed about getting consent, you probably won’t need this blog post. But if you’re still not getting consent (by which I ideally mean signed consent forms) from your photography subjects, then grab a cup of tea and a biscuit and settle in for a few minutes, because this is an important one.

An international delegation watches a community meeting in action in Bugogo, Rwanda
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How to get Manager budget buy-in for photography

10.01.19

Getting management buy-in to spend budget on photography is tough but it can be done! Here’s three top tips for how to get budget buy-in from your communications manager.

If you work at a charitable organization that doesn’t currently value great photography, getting buy-in from the people above you to spend more on it can be a bit of a struggle…

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