Ep.58 Interview With Melanie East, Newborn Photographer

In this interview, I get to spend a very happy hour in the company of Melanie East, an extraordinary Newborn Photographer and Trainer: Melanie is known around the world for her passion and creativity for newborn photography and is the author of the book The Art Of Newborn Photography.  She is equally passionate about running a business which is key …

Ep.57 Interview With Rob Panting, Communications Manager, OxLEP

  Meet one of our clients.  Rob Panting, Communications Officer for OxLEP (The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership) has been a commissioning client of ours for nearly decade – starting at the Hearing Dogs charity in 2011 and then with Affinity Trust, Bucks Care and his current employer, OxLEP. I thought it would be interesting to ask him what he values …

Ep.56 Faith, Fear, Fatigue: The ‘F’ Words Of A Photography Business

In this episode, I am talking about the all-too familiar feelings of running a photography business: faith, fear and fatigue (and possibly one or two other ‘F’ words!) When you start, you set out from some point of having nothing more than an idea – and a whole heap of faith! Insecurity, sure, ignorance, naivity, risk, maybe a little poverty …

Ep.55 Karen Massey, Photographer

“You soon start to learn a lot more about business” In this interview, I get to talk to Karen Massey, wedding and portrait photographer.  Karen is a successful photographer and business owner, having started out owning a beauticians and then transferring her not inconsiderable business skills to setting up a brilliant photography studio. She talks about how she has always …

Ep.44 Interview: Scott Johnson, The Edge Photography

So it’s been a week or three since recording a podcast primarily due to being out on location in Italy co-hosting The 2 Fellows workshop with David Stanbury (shameless plug: if you’d like details of the 2020 workshop then head over to the2fellows.co.uk where we’ll be releasing details for next year.) In this podcast, I get to chat (in a …

Ep.41 Interview: Ellie Sanderson, Bridal Gown Boutique Owner

The great thing about having my own podcast is that I get to talk to lots of interesting people – not, necessarily, from within the photographic industry. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my industry, but I think there is much to be learned from outside the industry too and, besides, the world is full of really cool people …

Ep.40 Idle Musings on Lists, Plans & Avoiding Disasters!

Just me in this one. Me, a microphone, a failed hard drive, a hacked website and some notes on lists and plans.  It’s been an interesting couple of days! If you enjoy this podcast, please head over to Mastering Portrait Photography where there are articles and videos about this wonderful industry.  You can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, PodBean and Spotify. PLEASE also head over to iTunes and leave us …