Q&A: Do buyers want me to have my own style?

Q: "I want to be a commercial photographer for magazines etc. I'm confused, should I develop my own style or should I try to shoot the style I see in magazines?

Q&A: Is a photography degree worthwhile?

Q: "I'm in my last year of school, want ot be a photographer as a career. My careers advisor has said I should get a degree.

Q&A: What iphone photography apps do you use?

Day to day, not so many, I'm not a big user of Hipstagram, Instagram etc, so mostly just the inbuilt ios Camera app.

Do I need stills if I'm shooting video

Well, look at this way, a screen grab from video is very low resolution compared to a true photographic still.

Q&A: Should I talk to competing photographers?

Q: "I've been a long to a couple of meetings of local working photographers, but I'm not sure. It seems to me that I'm just giving away my business secrets and not getting anyting back.

release model Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Do You Need a Model Release (video)

A short YouTube photography tip

Q&A: Primes or zooms

Q: "I'm starting out in wedding photography and I'm wondering whether I should use prime lenses or zooms?

Q&A: How do I make crisp outlines with cookies?

Q: "I've been trying to fix different cookies onto my flash unit to make interesting shadow shapes, but the shadows are really soft, not hard edged like i want them.

raphaella Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Raphaella (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.