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    Google looks at the quality of content being...

    Google looks at the quality of content being posted as well as the quantity :zip: :p

    This is really timely - I had a phone call from Yellow Pages a few days ago who are apparently no longer in the...
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    A few weeks back I had three weddings in a row...

    A few weeks back I had three weddings in a row with different photographers. The first asked me to ditch the colour in the uplighters for the first dance to help him out, the other two told me they...
  3. Poll: This crosses over with another post about SEO,...

    This crosses over with another post about SEO, but I should point out that if you do change the forum, it'd be nice if you did it in a way that maintained it's reputation with Google (it's pretty...
  4. Poll: Sounds like a plan if you're willing to invest...

    Sounds like a plan if you're willing to invest the time in doing it.
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    I still think that having money that you have to...

    I still think that having money that you have to pay tax on is not a bad position to be in. I think you might be focusing on what you have to pay out a little bit too much, and forgetting the bit...
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    I think the point is that the most of the people...

    I think the point is that the most of the people posting 100+ photos, aren't photographers, never mind good photographers. Often they don't appear to be reviewing what they're posting before they...
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    People have very different definitions of "good"...

    People have very different definitions of "good" :D I'm with Benny on this one (and the majority I've seen are in the third category).

    I'm also not going to mention the guy on MDJN who posted...
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    Interesting take on pricing for photographers... ...

    Interesting take on pricing for photographers...

    https://www.facebook.com/221859977894724/posts/2476082405805792/

    Looks like you're too cheap again Benny :o

    Julian
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    After advising several times on this post that...

    After advising several times on this post that EVERYONE should get one, funnily enough, I do. :)

    And yes, I'm aware of the rules, and I'm not claiming for personal mileage. My point is that the...
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    Sadly, there's not much that can be done...

    Sadly, there's not much that can be done retrospectively, so I'd definitely recommend seeing an account asap. When your income hits higher rate, you have to plan ahead to minimise tax. It's a nice...
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    Think yourself lucky you're not paying VAT...

    Think yourself lucky you're not paying VAT too..... :p

    Have you got an accountant? If not, get one! They'll give you all the tips about what you can and can't claim which can reduce your income...
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    Agreed :) Certain demographics are being tempted...

    Agreed :) Certain demographics are being tempted to allow Uncle Brian to do the photos to save a few quid. Definitely not where you want to target your services though...

    Julian
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    I generally expect to see at least a couple of...

    I generally expect to see at least a couple of guests at every wedding who are now waving around at least a mid-level DSLR with a reasonable lens or two attached to it. I mean, even DJ's are at it!!...
  14. I had a great request from a guest on Friday...

    I had a great request from a guest on Friday night: "The Offspring" - Get a job. The Bride is currently unemployed....

    Julian
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    I've still got a pair of MK1 422a's that are...

    I've still got a pair of MK1 422a's that are going strong after 8 years and I very rarely see the limit lights on them :D

    On the Alto's.... I picked up a pair of TS212's (because they were white)...
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    I've spent the weekend watching the local...

    I've spent the weekend watching the local requests for last minute DJs and, in fairness, I can say that every request I've seen will have had a DJ allocated by an agent and it's been the DJ who has...
  17. The 6000 won't run from USB power alone and just...

    The 6000 won't run from USB power alone and just switches off when the power is taken away (my old VMS was like yours and would generally run OK from USB power). The MC6000 didn't "lose" the...
  18. Good timing - I've had a couple of months of them...

    Good timing - I've had a couple of months of them :D

    Going back about 6 or 7 weeks, I had two weekends in a row where either me or my customers kicked my power out of the wall mid-gig (I did it...
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    I can't think of anything less appropriate to play at a wedding, other than a certain track by The Beautiful South (Don't marry her....).
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    I like music has a "Radio edit" and a "Clean amended version" (their words not mine!)

    Talking of music that would usually be considered inappropriate for a wedding, how about Dutch Trance party...
  21. Played it (the clean/censored version) at the...

    Played it (the clean/censored version) at the last two weddings. :D Not because it was requested, just because I thought it'd go down well with the crowd (and it did).

    Julian
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    There have been a few occasions when standing behind the booth has become that uncomfortable when I've picked up a radio mic for announcements and resorted to using the VDJ remote app from a hidden...
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    I can't wait for the next installment in this...

    I can't wait for the next installment in this tale... :D
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    Sticky: I had this last year. The couple put me facing...

    I had this last year. The couple put me facing out of their garage onto their driveway, which would have been fine except that the house and patio was about 200m to my hard left so the guests up...
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    Switch to backup.... reboot.... problem solved? :D

    Switch to backup.... reboot.... problem solved? :D
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