Mel’s Lightroom Process!! As Requested :-)

One of the most asked questions is how on earth do you edit so fast so i have videoed my process. Now I deliberately decided to do one of my sessions that was not easy. A newborn with feeding issues. hasn’t slept well, hasn’t fed well and has been held to comfort him for the…

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Don’t do what you love – Love what you do!! – Thanks Seth (we love Seth!!)

Wow Moment! Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you that when you grow up you can be anything that you wanted to be? Then to be told that to be truly happy in your working life that you should do the one thing that makes your heart sing, even if it…

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Mel was interviewed about telling the Maternity Story, check it out here!!

Morgana Creely over at image cinematic (http://www.morganacreely.com) interviewed me recently about photographing Maternity and the storytelling aspect of that. Check it out!! Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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Are you overworking your clients to compensate for what you charge?

I did a newborn shoot today at the home of a new client. The shoot was at 9.30am and I was finished at 10.40am. No nappy changes, baby only (didn’t want family shots), no feeding required and baby slept beautifully. The dream shoot. Images are amazing and the family are very happy. What they were…

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Talking To: Julian Walker – Marketing September 2014

This interview with Julian is all about marketing as September is our marketing month here at TGMB. As Always we love to here you thoughts so leave your comments below.

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From your Clients point of view…..

Have you ever thought about photography from the client’s point of view? What is getting photographs going to mean to her? Why does she have a desire for them? And why would you be the right photographer for her?   Let’s look at this a little further. How many times do you hear you need…

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Finding your Peer Tribe – inspired by the wonderful Seth Godin

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/07/finding-your-peer-group.html I love Seth Godin’s blog. A marketing guru on the internet, I often spend an hour or so catching up on Seth’s blogs. Today I came across this blog about finding your peer group. “Your peer group are people with similar dreams, goals and worldviews. They are people who will push you in exchange…

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Talking To: David Watson – Session 1 August 2014

David Watson is an expert in the field of Social Media and will be a regular feature. Today we talk about facebook and its strategy of getting information to its users.

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Marketing Ideas! The Facebook Cover Strategy

The Facebook Cover Promo that is sure to get your page numbers up!! One thing that I have found that really drives traffic to my facebook page is client content. When I started out putting sneak peeks up on facebook I would choose a hero shot from the shoot, watermark it and then put it…

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The Long Term Goals – is your service so fantastic that your clients keep coming back for more?

I recently was interviewed by Peter Eastway for a series of articles for “The Working Pro”, Australia’s industry online mag. The article in this issue is all about ensuring great service and making sure that you get referred by your clients. It also talks about Ambassador  clients, those clients that love your work and recommend…

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