LPA Photographers / Patrick Harrison / Conran / Acelity

January 5, 2016

Back in 2015, LPA Photographer Patrick Harrison was commissioned by Conran to travel to Portland, Oregon to shoot for Acelity.

A specialist medical company, Acelity is a global business operating across the planet. We love these candid and warm portraits that Patrick shot as part of the commission whislt stateside.

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Merry Christmas From LPA / Office Hours

December 18, 2015

LPA will be closed for the Christmas period from 6pm Friday 18th December until 10am Monday 4th January.

For anything urgent, please email hello@lisapritchard.com and someone will respond. Wishing you all a fantastic festive break and a great start to 2016.

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Ask an Agent / Tips for 2016

December 18, 2015

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly column answering your questions about the business of photography– the photography industry’s first Agony Aunt!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to askanagent@lisapritchard.com. Questions can be on anything to do with the photography business, such as photoshoots, marketing, professional practice, pricing, contracts, legal stuff – anything!

As 2015 draws to an end, I’ve come up with some ideas that will hopefully keep you inspired throughout the new year ahead.

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Dear Ask an Agent

I’m a photographer shooting mostly for advertising and design agencies. I’m currently planning ahead for the New Year and wondered if you could give some tips to stay motivated and increase my chances of success?

– Henry Ash

Thanks for the question Henry. It can be tricky staying motivated as a freelance photographer sometimes, especially through the dark winter months. But here’s a few tips that will hopefully help.

– Keep shooting personal work. This will strengthen your brand and help you stay on track. Photographers who lose motivation seem to be the ones who aren’t inspired by what they are commissioned to shoot anymore. But clients will only commission you based on your portfolio of work.

– Set some realistic goals for 2016 and stick to them. Whether it’s showing your portfolio to a certain amount of agencies, improving your website or maintaining a work/life balance, you’ll not only feel a sense of achievement but it should all contribute towards a fulfilling and successful business.

– Get as much feedback as you can about your work, whether it’s from a creative, an art buyer or an actual portfolio review. Not all the advice you get will be a game changer but you’re bound to pick up some helpful pearls of wisdom that might really make a difference.

– Go to some industry events and engage with others over social media. You might sometimes feel a bit isolated as a photographer and meeting other like minded people should keep you inspired and informed. (But don’t spend the majority of your day tweeting!)

– ‘Do good work for nice people.’ I admit I nicked this one from an image I saw recently , but I love it and there’s definitely something in it! ( thanks to Paul Craig, Raw and the person that came up with the phrase, apologies I couldn’t find the source)

Merry Christmas from Ask an Agent and I look forward to answering all your questions next year!

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© Paul Craig – image taken at Manchester based creative agency, Raw.

Whether you’re a creative director or a student, a photographer or a designer, an art buyer or an assistant, if you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to askanagent@lisapritchard.com and we’ll answer as many as we can!

Please Note:

We reserve the right not to enter into ongoing correspondence.

We reserve the right not to answer all questions sent to Ask an Agent.

Please state whether you would like to remain anonymous.

This advice should be taken as a guide only.

Lisa Pritchard, LPA and guest bloggers take no responsibility for any omissions or errors.

Please seek professional legal advice should you require it.

Merry Christmas From LPA!

December 15, 2015

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LPA Futures / Emma Boyns / Silo

December 14, 2015

LPA Futures Emma Boyns has been adding to her portfolio of location work shooting at Brighton based restaurant, Silo.

The UK’s first ‘zero waste’ restauarnt, Silo produces beautiful food in both an ethical and repsonsible way. Emma travelled to the forward thinking eaterie and shot a great series of images capturing a day in the life, from staff to the tasty dishes.

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LPA Photographers / Julian Love / Hvar

December 9, 2015

Back in the summer LPA Photographer Julian Love spent some time shooting a commission in sunny Hvar, taking some time afterwards to shoot this personal project.

Shooting at a variety of coastal locations, Julian has utilised the natural light beautifully in his polished signature style. Here are just a few of our favourites…

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LPA Needs You… / Junior Agent/Producer

December 7, 2015

We currently have a rare and very exciting opportunity for someone to join our dynamic team as a junior agent/producer.

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The right person will have the chance to work on both the agent and production side of things. Their role will include promoting the photographers, estimating and production of photoshoots as well as providing support to the rest of the team.

Only apply if you are a bright multi-tasker who is full of initiative. You will also need to be super organised, methodical, energetic, enthusiastic and have brilliant people skills. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of the role of an agent and a production agency and relevant experience is preferable. A knowledge of social media and Mac IT skills is essential. A good understanding of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.

Closing date for applications is January 4th 2016 .The role is full time and available from January 2016.

Please email your CV, a short covering letter convincing us why we should hire you, and please include your salary aspirations. We regret we are only able to respond to those we wish to interview.

jobs@lisapritchard.com

 

 

LPA Photographers / Nick David / Diving for Diamonds

December 4, 2015

LPA Photographer Nick David recently took a trip to the beautiful West Coast of Scotland to document scallop diver Guy Grieve from The Ethical Shellfish Company.

Mull is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the UK with a coastline that stretches some 300 miles and a history that dates back shortly after the last ice age with early human settlers. Working from a small boat, Guy and his team supply scallops to some of the UK’s finest restaurants. This series gives us a great insight into the serious business of scallop diving, and Nick has captured the process beautifully.

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LPA Futures / Fay Elizabeth Harpham / Art Fund

December 1, 2015

LPA Futures Photographer Fay Elizabeth Harpham was recently commissioned by the Art Fund to shoot some beautiful still life images of their National Art Pass.

Art Fund were after a photographer to put a contemporary spin on the traditional pack shot, and Fay did a fantastic job in creating graphic compositions to show off the products. A National Art Pass offers 50% off major exhibitions, plus free entry to hundreds of charging museums, galleries and historic places across the UK – a great gift idea for anyone struggling!

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Ask an Agent / Extra Fees for Night Shoots.

November 30, 2015

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly column answering your questions about the business of photography– the photography industry’s first Agony Aunt!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to askanagent@lisapritchard.com. Questions can be on anything to do with the photography business, such as photoshoots, marketing, professional practice, pricing, contracts, legal stuff – anything!

This month we’re looking at shooting for overseas clients.

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Dear Ask an Agent,

A advertising agency client of mine has asked if I can shoot from midnight to 8 a.m in the morning for an upcoming x 3 day commission. Their client is based in Malaysia and want to be in contact and approve shots as the shoot is happening. So my question is, should I charge extra for this?

– Peter Wood

Thanks for your question, in general it is usually expected that a photographers fee will be more for shooting in ‘anti-social hours’. We actually have the following clause built into our terms and conditions:

ANTI-SOCIAL HOURS. A normal working day is 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and any time before or after these hours may be classed as anti-social hours. Photographer’s fees after 6 p.m. but before 10 p.m. will be 1. 5 times the photographers agreed daily fee including usage. Photographer’s fees after 10 p.m. and up until 8 a.m. will be charged at twice the photographers agreed daily fee including usage. Third party fees will be as their terms impose

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So yes I think it’s perfectly fair to charge extra for working the night shift! If you are responsible for any crew- assistants, models, stylists and so forth- don’t forget to check what their ‘anti-social’ fees are, as well as any location or studio hire additional costs.

Having said that, take each job as it comes and do what is fair and reasonable, it may be a very long standing client who is paying you a handsome usage fee, in which case you might want to be reasonable and not charge extra (although the rest of the crew might not agree to work for their usual rates which is fair enough). However, it might also be the case that the whole shoot doesn’t need to be in the dead of night and the client might be able to approve the shots in their own working hours after each shoot day – don’t be afraid to ask these questions, you might even save them some money.

Whether you’re a creative director or a student, a photographer or a designer, an art buyer or an assistant, if you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to askanagent@lisapritchard.com and we’ll answer as many as we can!

Please Note:

We reserve the right not to enter into ongoing correspondence.

We reserve the right not to answer all questions sent to Ask an Agent.

Please state whether you would like to remain anonymous.

This advice should be taken as a guide only.

Lisa Pritchard, LPA and guest bloggers take no responsibility for any omissions or errors.

Please seek professional legal advice should you require it.

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