A follower and fellow photographer sent me a message asking the following: “Xav, are you doing any photography work during the lockdown? If so, could you share some advice on pricing, adding value to my work and how to get paid. Everyone expects me to work for free these days”
Hi Xav, I was looking at your work on your website and couldn’t understand why, in some of your dish photos, you chop the top and/or bottom of the plates, is this on purpose or accidental? I don’t know why but I like the idea.
Some of my readers have asked how I ended up being a photographer and doing what I do full time. So, since we are in this season of reflection, I thought it’d be a good idea to answer to that question with probably the most personal experience I’ve shared since I started writing on this journal.
One of my students asked the other day this: “You talk a lot about the artistic expression on our photography so what is and how do I find the art on my photography?”
Hey Xav, I consider myself an experienced enthusiast or semi-pro photographer and I’ve been stuck at this stage for a long period. I wanted to know your opinion on this and if you think there any stages or levels of photographers from beginner to pro and how I can make the move to pro?
I just finished editing some shots I did for The Box Fit here in Brighton so I thought, what a great opportunity to show them off by answering to some of the more common questions I get asked on the subject.
Hi, I see you’re not very gear driven which I think is cool. I wanted to know, what are the worse piece of gear and the best piece of gear you’ve ever bought and why?
Xav, how much should I charge as a photographer, how do I work it out? I’m ready to put myself out there and start charging for professional work.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you surely know that I was on a 7-day ban for using a bot that appears to be illegal according to their guidelines. Ok, I confess, guilty! I’ve been using a bot but there is a good reason for it: time efficiency!