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How did you decide to change careers to become a freelance photographer?  In the twelve months since I left finance for a career in food, travel & lifestyle photography that is the question I get asked most often.  After repeatedly having this conversation via email exchanges with readers, at dinner parties and even to a total stranger while riding the […]

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  • Great post, Jo! I can relate to a lot of the fears you had. Thanks for sharing your story!ReplyCancel

    • candidsbyjo

      Thanks Julie! It’s helped so much to have friends like you to talk to and share experiences over the last year :)ReplyCancel

  • I loved this post, Jo…I re-read it tonight and almost cried when I watched the Gap video. It resonated with me on so many levels, and even if I have not, nor I plan, to quit the job just yet, I feel very inspired by it. Thank you for sharing your journey xxReplyCancel

    • candidsbyjo

      That 2 minute video helped change my outlook, it’s as if they made it to assure me! I’m so glad you connected with my story, it gives me the courage to share more often xxReplyCancel

As an avid coffee drinker I can really only think of two occasions where tea trumps my favorite cup of joe: dim sum and afternoon tea.

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  • Hi Jo! I found your blog after looking through MatadorU forums and I really love it. So I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Check out my post here for details on what you need to do (if you accept it) -http://whereshehaunts.com/2015/05/18/liebster-award-nomination/

    happy blogging!
    ShariReplyCancel

Earlier this year I thought I was the victim of a major spam attack. It was on a wintry January morning while I was on holiday in Prague when I logged on to Instagram and noticed an unusual amount of likes/follows on my notifications tab.  Then I really woke up…. How did my follower base triple overnight?! I must have been spammed! […]

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  • Thanks Jo for sharing your experiences – the good, bad and the ugly. But it is good to remember it is all fun after all! I will keep reminding you that. Look forward to sharing the stage with you for our event in June!ReplyCancel

    • candidsbyjo

      Thanks Ceri, I’ll need that constant reminder! :)ReplyCancel

  • aladyinlondon

    Thanks for sharing my post! I always love your Instagram photos!ReplyCancel

I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching a food & lifestyle photography workshop in London on Sunday May 31st with friend & fellow photographer, Sarka Babicka. We have a lot of great things in store for the workshop, including a styling session with food stylist & writer, Olia Hercules.  Spaces are limited to […]

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