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Photographer of the Month: Michelle Phelan

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As a mother of four who's studying for a degree in Photography, KeyAGENT photographer Michelle Phelan is one of our busiest photographers.  We caught up with her to hear more about her journey from high-flying estate agent to KeyAGENT photographer. 

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Photographer of the Month: Vanessa Le Luan

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KeyAGENT photographer Vanessa Le Luan has taken her love for architectural photography and made a huge impact on the Derbyshire housing market. When she became a preferred photographer for estate agents in Derbyshire almost immediately, we decided to catch up with her to hear her advice on what it takes to succeed in the industry. 

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Photographer of the Month: Peter Gardner

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Having watched his dad convert their bathroom into a darkroom as a child, Peter Gardner was always fascinated by photography. His career has taken him through the industry's full evolution, with the rise of digital photography playing a pivotal role on his career path.  Find out more about his career with KeyAGENT and as a portrait photographer - with clients including Buckingham Palace and the Queen...

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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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