Free Resources For Photographers

Focused Professional is all about equipping professional photographers to be the best they can be and to get the most out of their businesses. In this section of the website you will find free resources to help you along the way. Our podcast brings you insights and interviews from some of the world’s best photographers. Find out what makes them tick, what works for them and the challenges they face. We also offer business tips, book reviews and more. Please  do bookmark the page and check back often to see what new resources have been added.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Latest Podcast Episodes

Business Tips & Ideas

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Hanna Neret – Special Guest – Podcast Episode 5

Hanna Neret, member of the Sweden national team for the World Photographic Cup, 2022 Societies Photographer of the Year and winner of numerous other titles and trophies gives us an insight into how she creates her masterpieces and what motivates

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Scott Johnson – Special Guest – Podcast Episode 4

Scott Johnson FSWPP Master Photographer joins us for the latest episode of our podcast. He has won numerous awards at international level and is himself both a judge and chair of international competitions. Best known for his wedding photography, Scott

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Motivation & Goals – Podcast Episode 3

Why do goals matter? How can we choose our goals and make sure that we reach them? This episode of the podcast looks at how we can set goals that tie in with our motivators and needs. Then we look

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The podcast is available through most streaming apps or you can listen from its homepage

Business Tips & Ideas

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How To Stay Motivated

Remaining Motivated Isn’t Easy Motivation is something which all of us can struggle with at times. Very few people find it easy to remain motivated whatever life throws at them. Negative emotions can sap our strength and we can be tempted to give up or at least stop putting in serious effort. Without motivation we

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Reaching Our Goals As Photography Professionals

Reaching Our Goals How can we give ourselves a better chance of reaching our goals as professional photographers?  First of all, we need to pick our goals and clarify what we want to achieve. Then we break those goals down into smaller steps that can begin to form a plan of action. Once we have

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The podcast is available through most streaming apps or you can listen from its homepage

Book Reviews & Recommended Reading

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Mindset – Book Review

Exploring types of mindset. Can help with: growth, confidence, inferiority complex, reducing stress, dealing with “failure”, achieving more, relating to others, how you approach challenges.

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Free Downloads

Photography Brief Template

Outline for writing a photography brief

A photography brief is a concise way of bringing together all of the requirements for a job. It gives you a summary where you can collect all of the important information to make sure that the right people turn up at the right place at the right time. Having an agreed brief in place can help avoid potential confusion later down the line as everyone knows what is going to happen and what is expected. This free download gives you a template as a starting point for your own brief. It can also be a useful reminder of all that could be involved when putting together estimates or quotes.

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