Helen Oakes

Hi, I’m Helen Oakes a Photographer, Entrepreneur, Digital Artist, Blogger and Podcaster.

I’ve been a professional photographer since 2007 and I predominantly shoot LifestyleSportsSportraitsPropertyCommercial and Aviation! It’s great being behind the camera but I love post-processing photos too, it’s where all the magic happens.

What to Say When a Client Says: “You’re Too Expensive!”

By |2022-04-15T13:06:05+13:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |

As photographers we have all heard this phrase “You’re too expensive”. You will always get objections around your price so don’t take this personally at all.

How To Price as a Photographer and Not Scare Away Clients

By |2022-04-15T13:06:06+13:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s a constant battle trying to work out if you’re over-charging or under-charging or just working out a number to cover your costs. Pricing shouldn't be hard.

How to Say NO to Clients That Want All Their Digital Images

By |2022-04-15T13:06:06+13:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Saying 'NO' to the clients that ask for all the digital files! Has this happened to you before? Sometimes we haven’t been clear on what the client receives.

6 Step Guide to Building a Personal Brand

By |2022-04-15T13:06:06+13:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Building your personal brand is powerful and can take your career as an entrepreneur to a whole new level. Increase your visibility and get your name out there.

3 Top Photography Trends

By |2022-04-15T13:06:07+13:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gone are the stiff portraits, the sit and smile and contrived poses. Documentary photography is where it is at. Photographer in Christchurch - Online Courses

Tips to Help You Take Stunning Landscape Photos

By |2022-04-15T13:06:07+13:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hundreds of limestone boulders are what will greet you when you arrive at Castle Hill which is located State Highway 73 and between Darfield and Arthur's Pass

West Coast Wanderlust

By |2022-04-15T13:06:07+13:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The West Coast has so much to offer, rugged coastline, crashing waves, small towns and beautiful scenery. When I travel I tend to take my SONY A6000.

A Beginner’s Photography Guide to Taking Industrial Port Photos

By |2022-04-15T13:06:08+13:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Industrial areas are interesting places to create amazing photography. Ports, factories, coal yards and manufacturing plants are the best places to visit when you want to take industrial shots.

5 Sunset Tips to Help You Get Magic Photos with Limited Gear

By |2022-04-15T13:06:08+13:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Whenever you are faced with the opportunity of getting a beautiful sunset, don't think you can't take a shot. Make do with what you have on hand and improvise.

5 Tips for Great Photos at The Golden Hour

By |2022-04-15T13:06:08+13:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ask any photographer what time of the day is the best time to shoot and you will get a response of 'the golden hour'.

The Power of Editing & What You Can Achieve

By |2022-04-15T13:06:08+13:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Tips & Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why settle for a 'nice' or adequate photo when you can get a stunning shot with a little editing. When I say á little editing' it can be very quick and produce a great result.


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