7 ways to beef up your photo portfolio

The wedding photographer's digital workflow

13 quick fixes for the non-techie photographer: 01. Get closer

04. Shoot for free

It’s sticks in our craw to write this, but given the lousy rates in many areas of photography at the moment, you might have to give it away for a while.

Family and friends are likely to bite your hand off if you offer to shoot their wedding or do some proper portraits of their kids, but just make sure you don’t mess it up.

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05. Contact local press

If you’re a budding document photographer, maybe you can get more experience by offering to cover some stories for the local paper?

Photography budgets have been slashed, so their hard-pressed news ‘tog might be grateful for the help.

Again you shouldn’t expect to get paid much, but it will get you out there shooting.

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