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How to Become a Professional Photographer: A Q&A with Cherry Beesley

How to Become a Professional Photographer: A Q&A with Cherry Beesley

I’ve been in love with photography since childhood, and I still have to pinch myself when I realise that I’ve been able to make a living as a professional photographer with just my camera, my eye, and my love of natural light. Call me biased, but I Simply have the best job in the world. […]

Taking Candid Care Home Photography in a Pandemic

Taking Candid Care Home Photography in a Pandemic Picture of a bedroom in a residential home

Recently, I worked on a big commission that was both emotionally and creatively challenging for a National Care Home. The brief would have been straightforward, had we not been in a pandemic. However, I love a challenging project, the bigger the better! And, with such a human angle this one was very close to my […]

Change your thinking for the perfect headshots

Change your thinking for the perfect headshots Matt Perks

When you think about having your headshot taken do you immediately picture yourself sitting bolt upright, uncomfortably static against a terrible 1980s style backdrop meant to convince everyone that you are in a library? Or maybe you are transported back to your school days – balanced on a stool in the dining hall with everyone […]

6 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Professional Photographer

6 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Professional Photographer headshot of Cherry the Professional Photographer

Ever since I got my first camera, aged thirteen, I’ve been a student of photography. And while I may now be a Professional Photographer with many commissions under my belt, I still consider myself a student. I’m still learning new things, and if I ever stop, I know it’ll be time to hang up my […]

Healthy Snack Images: Product Photography Good Enough to Eat with Good to Go

Healthy Snack Images: Product Photography Good Enough to Eat with Good to Go Lifestyle Product Food photography of the packaging

Your website is your new shopfront and even retailers previously operating from physical premises are realising that they need to move their stock online. But when so much of a shopping experience is focused around tactile interactions; of customers touching, smelling, maybe even tasting your products, how do you successfully and seamlessly move your operations […]

Guilty Pleasures at Work: My ‘Photography ‘Loves’ at Simply C

Guilty Pleasures at Work: My ‘Photography ‘Loves’ at Simply C

Whenever I am asked about my favourite photoshoot, my default response is always to talk about the one I have most recently completed. After all the planning and preparation, the adrenalin from my most recent job will still be running through my veins. So despite all the Simply fabulous shoots I have been a part […]

Commercial Photography Marketing: A How-To in a Pandemic

Commercial Photography Marketing: A How-To in a Pandemic Protein ball

Pre-pandemic a survey from packaging experts WePack found that more than half (52.5%) of U.K. residents prefer online shopping; with 28% of those questioned, claiming their preference was down to convenience, while 12% like to shop from home and 10% prefer it because they can avoid the crowds. It is clear, now more than ever, […]

The Value of Professional Photography: Let’s Enhance Your Brand!

The Value of Professional Photography: Let’s Enhance Your Brand! Professional images of welding for a local Suffolk sign making business

A photoshoot is so much more than just a few hours blocked out of your working day! It is the start of a simply fabulous investment in your business and – if planned well – the outcome will be images with invaluable repurposing and re-using potential. Make a date! Try to choose a day when […]

How Do I Master Using the Rule of Thirds in My Photography?

How Do I Master Using the Rule of Thirds in My Photography?

What do you hope to find in your stocking this Christmas morning? For many a new camera or smart phone will be top of the list – especially with the growing popularity of photography as a hobby over lockdown. I am regularly asked if there are any quick tricks that people could apply to improve […]

Luxury Project Photography with a Luxury Caribbean Private Club? Sign Me Up!

Luxury Project Photography with a Luxury Caribbean Private Club? Sign Me Up!

Being a photographer can be a glamorous occupation, I thought recently, when I was asked to help document the construction of a giant sign for an exclusive club in the Caribbean. And although it turned out I wouldn’t need to pack my sun cream, as the sign would be created here in lovely Suffolk, and […]