Sharon Lee Chapman

Sharon Lee Chapman

An Interview with Sharon Lee Chapman Coronet Bay, Victoria Australia Commercial/Editorial/Equine Fine Art   1. How did you first get into photography? I first got involved in photography about 15 years ago when I purchased my first camera, an SLR. I was then asked by...
When things go wrong on a shoot

When things go wrong on a shoot

There’s a saying that failure is your best opportunity to learn. But failure often sits uncomfortably for most of us. It’s either because we hold ourselves to such a high standard of quality that anything less than perfectionism deals a sharp blow or we are acutely...
Celebrating the Small Stuff

Celebrating the Small Stuff

Sometimes running your own business is overwhelming. Everyone… Everything…. Every task is relying on you. There are never enough hours in the day. The expectations on ourselves are enormous and sometimes we become sluggish in motivation when we have that sort of...
Is the Physical Wedding Album a relic of the past?

Is the Physical Wedding Album a relic of the past?

A comparison (via tenuous link) with the death of the VHS… It’s usually a given that a wedding budget includes a professional photographer.  Yet the days are behind us of the shopping strip photo studios with their impressive decor and white on white tones. Where he /...
Time to scale your business?

Time to scale your business?

You’ve been a solo operator for awhile now. Customers trust your brand because your brand is YOU. But working in the business as a a one person show has its risks and pitfalls. What happens if you get sick? What if you’re already booked and have to turn anyway...
Starting a video or photo company with a loved one

Starting a video or photo company with a loved one

Let’s address the elephant behind the camera lens – being a photographer or videographer is lonely work. You work weekends. You work evenings. You miss events … and when you do get to attend a friend or family member’s wedding, it’s often with camera in hand (so...