Big Vs Small – the pay off

Big Vs Small – the pay off

Between 2004 and 2015 I worked for a series of pretty big companies. When I say big, I don’t just mean in terms of numbers of people working there, but also the sophistication of the operations that come with managing staff and their well being. From a dedicated...
The secret for success?

The secret for success?

Many people think the job of a photographer means they are going to just be paid to take photos for a living. Unfortunately this is only half the truth. Being a great photographer is not the only skill you need. Your ‘Photography IQ’ could be really high...
Understanding return on investment

Understanding return on investment

A photographer once told me about a recent wedding fair they had exhibited at. I asked them how much they’d spent on doing it (in region of £1,500) and how many bookings they got from it (one booking for £1,500). To my surprise they seemed very pleased. “I...
Baby steps

Baby steps

I remember really clearly the day I launched Jonny MP Photography. It was September 2011 and I was absolutely bursting with ideas and enthusiasm after shooting my first wedding the month before and the subsequent reaction of the bride and groom to the photos left me...