Ep.75 To Me, To You, Two Metres Or More

So, how are things with you?  Still in lockdown?  Well we are here – just trying to make the best of things. Anyway, good news (for me at least!): we’ve been listed as the top Portrait Photography Podcast on Feedspot (https://blog.feedspot.com/portrait_photography_podcasts/) which is lovely!  I only started this podcast for fun (and because I simply love audio nearly as much …

Ep.74 Get Your Portfolio Sorted (Now Is A Good Time!)

Still here, still in lockdown, still working like crazy to make sure we’re ready for when things eventually open up again, as they must, inevitably do. Right now, things are busy: we’re re-designing our website and rebuilding a platform for our portfolio – a wonderful opportunity to go through images old and new and to decide which images we’ll use …

Ep.71 First And Foremost, First Impressions

During a conversation the other day, a visiting photographer to the studio passed a comment about the frames he displayed in the entrance to his own studio.  This one, short, passing comment, led me to the obvious observation that first impressions count.  And, importantly, you cannot have a second go at it. But everyone knows that right?  Of course.  So …

Ep.68 Print-Judging Comments From The Societies Convention

I’ve just returned from the Societies Of Photographers Convention in London which has been an absolute ball!  Though I admit, I am hurting just a little. A week of laughter and learning. And maybe just a little socialising. Having sat as one of the print competition judges once again, I thought it might be helpful to relay some of the …

Ep.67 You Have To Relate (Whatever It Takes!)

Relating to your client is a key skill in social photography – and there is no escaping it.  Whatever it takes, you need to find ways of having a meaningful conversation even if you’re client is (literally) a rocket scientist! Right now I am sitting at the 2020 Societies Of Photographers Convention, typing this in the hotel bar, watching photographers …