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Award winning photographer - what does it mean ?

>Have you considered how many photographers claim on their website or Facebook page to be an 'award winning photographer' ?. How many of those 'award winning photographers' go on to state what the awards are and with whom ?. I wonder how the number of 'award winning professional photographers' compare to the number of people who actually have photography specific insurance such as for Public Liability and Professional Indemnity ?. If someone is stating that they are an 'award winning photographer' then surely they will be able to also state what the award was, when it was awarded, who it was awarded by and also actually show the image/s.

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Wedding ceremony photography restrictions - Why do they exist ?

Last year there were increasing numbers of media reports of snappers getting it completely wrong with regard to etiquette at weddings. One video that went viral was of a snapper being severely but correctly admonished by a Minister. This is an increasing problem and the restrictions that result are impacting on all photographers, not just the snappers.
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The importance of 'getting it right in-camera'

What does 'Getting it right in-camera' mean ?. Well, as with so many things, it depends on who you ask. One thing that is certain is that digital photography has increased the frequency of the term being used. It has also led to some heated social-media arguments with very divided lines. The reality is that 'getting it right in-camera' is an important stage in getting images of good technical quality.
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Secure payments by credit / debit card

I had been looking for a credit / debit card reader option for some time and entered a prize draw for a WorldPay Zinc card reader. I had forgotten about this prize draw and, just when I was coming to a crux point in my decision making, I no longer needed to make a decision. When printing on-site at events the option of taking credit or debit cards can increase sales potential. Similarly for portrait photo sessions and weddings being able to take card payments can be more accessible than PayPal or BACS and more certain than a cheque. I had therefore been looking at the options available to me. I was not interested in an option which had a monthly fee and was happy with something where the usage fee was similar to PayPal. For me the problem was that whilst there are a variety of card readers are out there, they will only work with iPhones etc or some Android devices.
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