GDPR and You!

From May 25, 2018, a new data protection law is being introduced in the UK, it's called the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR for short. The reason this law is being introduced is to protect your data more effectively in today's online world. You will probably have received emails already, asking if you will opt-in, to continue receiving emails from companies you've previously signed up to.  This doesn't just apply to email, but how your data is processed by any company who collects, stores and uses your data in the future. Privacy notices and policies are being updated countrywide to...
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Natural Light Fashion Workshop – WexPhotoVideo Under 18s Camera Club

Hayley Bird by Angela Adams Photography
Yesterday was Under 18s Camera Club day for WexPhotoVideo!  Me and Gudbjorg Ylfa led a workshop for students interested in fashion photography on location.  Wex provided us with a base at The Garage, located in the heart of the city and just a short walk from numerous locations, enabling our attendees aged 14-17,  to photograph our model for the session, Hayley Bird, in a variety of poses against city backdrops. Hayley took the city of Norwich as her fashion inspiration... 'Cool, chic and hippy', and despite the cold, wind and sleet worked tirelessly for the three-hour session.  We did move i...
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What a week that was!

Master Photographers SWPP 2018
The Societies Convention 2018 - one of the UK's largest all welcome photography conventions January is always a month I look forward to.  Why?  It's the month when photographers from across the globe converge on London to attend and participate in The Societies Convention.  For many of us it's at time to catch up with old friends, make new ones and take part in one of the UKs largest all-welcome photography conventions.    It's the latter which I love about this convention! A week of work-hard, play-hard This year I had the honour of spending two days judging the 20 x 16 print competition...
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Only 52 days to go!

Angela Adams(1)
I've been checking bookings and would like to say thank you to those already booked my Superclass at The Societies Convention in January 2018, I look forward to meeting you all then. If you’re interested in taking your business photography to the next level but aren’t sure this Superclass is for you, please get in touch for a no obligation chat – as pre-booking is essential.  I look forward to seeing some familiar faces again in January (and some new), please come and say hello if you see me around the hotel during the week; it’s great to put faces to names. Lastly, thank you to One...
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The Societies – My Superclass January 2018

The Business of Photography by Angela Adams
Many thanks to those who've already booked my Superclass at The Societies Convention in January 2018, I look forward to meeting you all then. If you're interested in taking your business photography to the next level but aren't sure this Superclass is for you, please get in touch for a no obligation chat - as pre-booking is essential.  I look forward to seeing some familiar faces again in January (and some new), please come and say hello if you see me around the hotel during the week; it's great to put faces to names.  The Business of Business Portraiture Presented by Angela Adams Subjec...
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Mary Aslett – Corporate Growth Consultancy

Corporate Growth Consultancy
I visited Mary Aslett to make new head shots for her business.  We'd already discussed clothing, colours, accessories and location prior to the meet - a crucial process I follow with all my clients to ensure their remit is fulfilled and we achieve visually what they feel is necessary for their business.  Preparation is key, this not only saves time on the day but makes for satisfied clients, ones who feel they've been listened to and enjoyed the experience, so commission me each time they have a new photographic requirement. All about Mary Mary is our local 'Everything DiSC®' certified train...
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Brown & Co, Norwich

Working with Juliette Tompkins, Marketing Executive of Brown & Co was a real pleasure. As a leading provider in agency, professional and consultancy property services - covering rural, commercial and residential property, plus agriculture and the environment - Brown & Co work from a growing network of offices throughout our county and the whole of East Anglia, the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber combining a high level of specialist technical expertise with local knowledge. Juliette arranged my running order for the day, as well as a spacious location in the centre of Norwich.  The remi...
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Snelling Business Systems Ltd, Wymondham

I blogged about Snelling earlier this year, but I couldn't resist another post.  Not only due to the company commissioning another photography session but the fact this Norfolk-based business have expanded their audiovisual design, integration and maintenance into International markets.  Established in 1954 by Roy Snelling, who started running the business out of a redundant Victorian laundry in rural Norfolk - mainly selling television and radio sets in the earliest days of broadcasting. 'Today Snelling are one of the fastest growing Audio Visual integration specialists in the UK, with a v...
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The Benjamin Britten Music Academy, Lowestoft

school awards ceremony
The Benjamin Britten Music Academy is a coeducational day school located in the northern outskirts of Lowestoft. It caters for scholars aged 11 to 18 and is also home to the Suffolk Centre of Excellence in Mathematics.  Having spent 9 years working at this establishment, it was an honour to receive a letter from the Head Boy and Head Girl, commissioning me to photograph the Upper School Awards Evening. It was wonderful, not only to photograph a group of incredibly talented young people receive recognition but to be given the chance to catch-up with past colleagues too.  The evening was opened...
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JMS Group Ltd, Hethersett

JMS Group Ltd
Working with this group of creatives was both exhilarating and daunting!  Exhilarating, as I enjoyed the meetings which led to the concept we eventually shot in studio and daunting, as some of the people I photographed were professional photographers too.  My day with JMS started with headshots of each professional (after they'd emerged from the Green Room which was the make-up and hair studio for the day), Editors, Directors, Motion Graphics Designers, Account Handlers, the MD and CEO, Producers and Creatives all took their place in front of the lens.   This was followed by informal action sh...
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Snelling Business Systems Ltd – Wymondham

Snelling Wymondham
It's been two years since I last photographed Snelling staff.   However, it seems so much less, as when setting up to create an up-to-date portfolio of headshots for this successful company, individuals stopped for a business catch-up chat - it felt as if we'd only shot the previous pictures a few months ago!   Our businesses have both grown and diversified over the past couple of years, and Snelling have just been awarded another landmark contract, this time from Anglia Ruskin University, for the provision of building-wide audio-visual systems and services. 'The ambitious new project is par...
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The Societies Convention 2017

Angela Adams Masterclass at The Societies
It's good to do something different!  This January, at The Societies annual convention, I chose to speak about the written word and its marketing power for photographers and their websites.  As some of you already know, I write a column for The Societies magazine Imagemaker, so it was with interest that Editor, Mike McNamee came along to support my Masterclass (The Write Stuff) and to gauge interest for further inclusion in the magazine. To be honest, neither of us were sure how the session would be received, or indeed if anyone would attend.  Especially as I was going head-to-head with regar...
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Develop – IT Training, Norwich

Having been employed in education for a number of years, I was interested to discover what Develop Norwich had to offer and I wasn't disappointed.  Develop Centre Manager, Catherine Hegarty, requested I shoot pictures for website and brochure use in a super-speedy time frame, and without the use of on or off-camera flash.  I tend to use off-camera flash as my go-to lighting choice.  Why?  Because I like to control the light - to achieve what I want, rather than what the ambient light allows. More about Develop Have you ever wanted to create a phone application, design a computer game, le...
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The Plantation Garden – A Visit from The Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich

Lord Mayor at Plantation Garden 2016
A space infused with an old-world eclectic charm - where woodland-walkways greet rustic bridges and a triple-tiered Gothic fountain cascades over time-worn stone, gazing majestically towards an Italianate terrace as it zig-zags skyward. A peaceful place, a tranquil place - The Plantation Garden - concealed just a few steps from the hurly-burly of the vibrant heart of Norwich. This rather elaborate introduction doesn't do justice to such an eccentric haven, but I couldn't resist waxing lyrical about such a special location. You can imagine my delight when requested to photograph an important...
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Chrissie Rix – The Style Show

Chrissi Rix
Chrissi Rix's Style Show is Norwich's best kept secret! Chrissi initially trod the catwalk as a model, then later re-trained at the London College of Fashion with renowned stylist and lecturer Polly Holman.  For over 15 years Chrissi has been styling and dressing women, making them look and feel fantastic. Successfully juggling a career, whilst raising four children and developing a reputation as a sought after stylist, Chrissi not only understands the pressures of modern day life, but also how making the most of yourself in super-quick time, can provide a real confidence boost.  Chrissi can...
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Turning the tables

Angela Adams Speaker SWPP
I'm more used to being behind the lens, and the person interviewing and copy writing, than being photographed and written about!  So you could say I got a taste of my own medicine - in the  nicest possible way - when I was interviewed by the Editor of Imagemaker, Mike McNamee, about the workflow behind the production of my Fellowship panel of images.   I have to say, if it's a sin to be proud, I'm a sinner... As it was actually quite thrilling to see the culmination of a successful year's work in print, and in one of my favourite industry magazines too. I couldn't resist posting the magazine ...
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Imagemaker Magazine – Angie’s Angle

imagemaker magazine June 2016
What I continually find interesting, are the assumptions many make about how we develop our skills and in turn, our business.  Comments like: 'you're really lucky', 'I come across your name everywhere I look locally, with regards photography', 'I'd love to do what you do, but don't have your connections', 'your business seems to be going from strength to strength, you must know a lot of people who help you'.  The underlying message these comments present, is one which simply misses the reality of the situation;  I don't leave anything to luck, everything I achieve comes through, planning, impl...
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Best of British Magazine, April 2016 – Featuring Fiona Harrison

Stockings feature
Back in November, I blogged about a session photographing Soprano and Costume Artist Fiona Harrison at  The Control Tower - a vintage, vegetarian bed and breakfast situated in North Norfolk. We couldn't share some of the photographs then, as they were due to be used in a feature Fiona was writing about vintage stockings for Best of British Magazine - the UK's premier nostalgia monthly magazine.  Well, as you can see, the feature is now in print and I was kindly sent the page layout to share.  Here are some pictures which were not included in the magazine (however, some will always remain priv...
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Nigel Woollsey – Cardinal Copywriting

Nigel Woollsey Copywriting
I talk (a lot) about the power of pictures – I would, I’m a photographer! However, marry photographs with well-written copy and you’re stacking the odds in your favour with regards a winning formula for your business. Don't believe me?  Then click on a webpage, open a magazine or brochure and answer me this - are you drawn by the pictures first, or do you read the text? In our fast-paced busy lives, we read much less and our attention spans are shorter. We filter information in the first few lines of reading and decide whether to continue. A great picture accompanied by a great tagline or tit...
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Bertha Calles – Library and Information Assistant

Bespoke corporate headshot photography norwich
Based in Norwich, Librarian Bertha, is never happier than when surrounded by books!  During our photography session - to create bespoke, professional business headshots - we chatted about her career as a Librarian and were allowed access to photograph in the Glass Gallery at The Millennium Library in Norwich: 'It's my favourite part of the library,'  Bertha tells me. 'I love the rows of colours and feel of the old books.' In Bertha's own words: 'I am capable of creating rapport and maintaining strategic relations within an organisation and externally, and I am able to work cooperatively i...
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