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Photographer of the Month: Darren Curtis

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Having joined us in January 2017, freelance photographer Darren Curtis has quickly struck up a strong relationship with the KeyAGENT team and our estate agent clients.  Read on to find out how his uncle influenced his career path and why working with KeyAGENT means he doesn't have to worry quite so much about his own SEO. 

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Property photography: boost curb appeal with the money shot

As a property photographer, there's something we need to tell you.

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KeyAGENT Expert Photographers on: the rules of photography

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Whether or not Picasso actually said it, the idea of "learning the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist" is one that rings true with the pioneering panel of KeyAGENT Expert Photographers:  Rob Buttle, expert on wedding photography  Neil Isherwood, expert on forensic photography  Laura Laws, expert on portrait photography Hennie Wellman, expert on editorial photography To them, some rules are just made to be broken and some should always be followed. Read on to find out which; and in the comments, let us know which ones you do - and don't! - break. 

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Photographer of the Month: Maurice Crooks

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At KeyAGENT HQ, the name Maurice Crooks has become synonymous with fast turnaround times and overall quality. His dedication has enabled new clients to have an exceptional property photography experience. As he works to build this kind of relationship from day one, his working processes with estate agents are built on trust and appreciation. He's even been invited to estate agents' staff Christmas parties!  You'd be forgiven for thinking he'd been a professional photographer his whole life, but as a financial services professional, he found himself seeking a new career after the crash of 2008. "It turned out to be one of the best business decisions I have ever made," he says. Read on to learn about his journey as a property photographer, how his work has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, and Lonely Planet, and why the cheapest thing in his bag is the thing that's transformed his photography the most... 

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Free ebook & tools: Spring clean your freelance photographer website

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The season of rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal is upon us! Now Easter's over, many of us turn our attention to spring cleaning. And just like your own home, your website could do with a fresh coat of paint.  But it doesn't need to be an overwhelming project that's best left to digital professionals. Give the process a kickstart yourself with these six tips.

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KeyAGENT Expert Photographers on: self-promotion

Skill is just one part of setting up a successful freelance photography business. As readers of our Marketing Masterclass will remember, there's a lot to remember: from business cards to social media. The KeyAGENT Expert Photographers tell us how they go about promoting and marketing their photography businesses to gain more contracts, jobs and projects. The panel includes:

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Photographer of the Month: Agness Clark

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Shooting with KeyAGENT since:  2015 Locations covered:  Sussex First camera:  A Smena 35mm film camera Favourite photographer:  Alfred Stieglitz

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KeyAGENT Expert Photographers on: transferable skills

In January, we introduced our first ever panel of Expert Photographers: Rob Buttle, expert on wedding photography  Neil Isherwood, expert on forensic photography  Laura Laws, expert on portrait photography Hennie Wellman, expert on editorial photography So far, we've heard about their backgrounds and their favourite pieces of kit. This month, the KeyAGENT Expert Photographers discuss the transferable skills they brought from other professional photography areas and into their property work. Read on to find out how these skills help them do a better job.

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Photographer of the Month: Ant Jackson

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  With a love of photography that stemmed from childhood, Ant Jackson expanded his wedding photography business to include property photography in 2013. Since then, he's felt the benefits of working to his own schedule with KeyAGENT, even allowing him to be picky with which weddings he shoots.  Read on to learn his story, and take in some weather-specific advice for other budding KeyAGENT photographers. 

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KeyAGENT Expert Photographers on: the best piece of kit they've ever bought

In January, we introduced our first panel of KeyAGENT Expert Photographers. For the next few months, you'll be hearing from:  Rob Buttle, expert on wedding photography  Neil Isherwood, expert on forensic photography  Laura Laws, expert on portrait photography Hennie Wellman, expert on editorial photography In their first panel discussion, they answer a question that every photographer answers differently: what's the best investment you've made with your kit? [Editor's note: Check out the official KeyAGENT essential kit list for a property photographer]

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