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Win Free Photoshoot this September!

Win free photoshoot this September! We’re designing a new wave of marketing activity and I thought the best thing to do would be to find out why people buy photography and how they find their photographers, from the people that do – so we’re asking our friends and customers to help us out. In return for you answering just sixteen questions – less than five minutes of your time, we’ll be giving away three free photoshoots in our Birmingham Studio. […]

Effective Content Strategies

Autumn Catalogue Photography

Autumn Catalogue Photography is upon us. Autumn approaches swiftly and its our favourite time of year, the colours and textures are never so good in the UK.   To celebrate, we’ve put together one of our “Story of the Shot” presentations – take a look and see how we create our signature “Inspired by Nature” look. We’ve used a shoot we did for Sara Preisler Gallery in Birmingham last autumn.   The problem faced by many designers and crafts people […]

Love Food Hate Waste – 10 Cities Videos

HELTER SKELTER MEDIA have completed a series of short films celebrating the LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE – 10 Cities campaign to end food waste in the UK. LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE – 10 CITIES CAMPAIGN has just completed. For 18 months this countrywide campaign partnered with seven major retailers and local authorities to put on a huge number of inspirational events that focused on reducing food waste in the home. The films are available to view on the WRAP YOU […]

How to Maximise Your Photography Budget

How To Maximise Your Photography Budget

How To Maximise Your Photography Budget The first thing you need to do if you want to understand how to maximise your photography budget is to work out what it is you want to photograph and why you want to photograph it. That may sound obvious, but being clear about this informs your choices. It helps you to assess the available photographers and enables you to choose the most suitable one for your project. Every photographer is different and most professionals […]

Adobe Creative Cloud Review

Adobe Creative Cloud Review

I’ve been putting off writing an Adobe Creative Cloud Review for the very good reason that in our organisation we had already purchased most of the applications in standalone versions around CS5. Lightroom and Photoshop a good deal earlier and I was able to upgrade seamlessly as far as CS6 until Adobe announced there would be no more standalone versions. It was only a matter of time, but as long as Adobe Camera Raw supported my Canon 5D Mk III […]

Lessons Learned in video Marketing

Lessons Learned in Video Marketing

If you’ve got a web site, the chances are you’re poring over the stats, wondering after all the money you’ve spent, the time you’ve put into writing quality content, just how it’s earning its keep. And if it isn’t, what can you do about it? These are some lessons learned in video marketing. We’ve been providing visual content to web sites for twelve months now, seven films and four complete web sites later, we’re sharing the knowledge we’ve gained. Firstly, […]

Backup Strategy for Photographers

Backup Strategy for Photographers

Why have a backup strategy for Photographers? When a disk makes a sound like a frying pan…it’s never good news! As a product photographer, it is absolutely essential that my client’s pictures are protected at every stage of the workflow. I tend to shoot tethered in the studio because I need to see the picture in detail so that any removable defects can be fixed at the time of shooting rather than at the time of editing. This enables me to […]

How Photographers get Paid

Why Photographers Get Paid

Why Photographers get paid It might seem like a tautology, but bear with me; understanding why Photographers get paid is important to both new photographers and people with a requirement for photographs. I’m a product photographer and one of the most common complaints I hear from my customers is that they engaged a photographer for free or for a very low fee and the photographs didn’t live up to their expectations. I’ve seen lifeless food, reflections of the photographer, jewellery without […]

Pictures Wanted for Exhibition

Pictures Wanted for Exhibition!

Your Pictures wanted for Exhibition! Our company, Helter Skelter Media are putting on an exhibition on the 18th, 19th, 20th March at the Custard Factory celebrating Birmingham photography. It’s called Smarter Lives and is part of the Capture Birmingham Event being put on in association with the Photography Show at the NEC. The exhibition will feature some of Birmingham’s finest photographers and we’re attracting a lot of interest. There is however one thing missing. We’ve only been in Birmingham for one […]

Why Professional Photography Matters

Why Professional Photography Matters

Have you ever noticed how often your attention is drawn to an article because of the text? Not very often? This is because pictures are an incredibly powerful means of drawing attention to content. According to Twitters own analytics, including a picture in a Tweet gives a 35% boost in retweets. On Facebook, a picture generates 53% more likes than a text only message and 104% more comments according to Hubspot. Again, on Facebook the inclusion of a photograph in a […]

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