William Debois

William Debois

http://www.ethosportraits.com/index.html )


William Debois is based in Plymouth and does studio work, practicing in portraiture, family shoots, animal photography and product. He started his career in France working with black and white photography.  Moved to UK and did his Degree in Plymouth College of Art and Design (now Plymouth College of Art) – Digital Media.

Before setting up his own business he worked for Richard Sainsbury doing wedding photography.

He mostly works with general public, but he still manages to find time to produce photos for his personal interests in cycling and fashion.

Has published his work in Red Magazine.


Tips from William


  • Cost everything up, don’t apologise for your prices. Include everything in your price, at the end of the day no one will pay for your petrol and flash gun batteries….
  • Do everything you can to leave good impression to your client.
  • Provide experience.


  • Don’t work for free. Put your price up if you know you will get something out of it.
  • Exchange favours, do work for charity, but still consider getting something out of it.
  • Don’t spend money on equipment you won’t make money out of it.
  • Don’t take anyone word for it, do paper work, write contracts.




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