EP99 Who Buys All The Ugly Cars?

One from the Land Rover this week – I recorded it while heading over to photograph puppies at the Hearing Dogs UK Charity.  Tough gig huh? A bit of a rambly update, I admit, but the excitement of being out in the sunshine had taken hold. I was later to find that the sunshine belied just how cold it was!  That’ll teach me not to forget my coat!  Anyway, that was later.  In this podcast, there is a short update …

EP98 Keep It Simple

I admit this is a shorter episode than some – I am multitasking and getting prepped and rehearsed for the Graphistudio Live Lounge over the weekend – details can be found at https://www.graphistudio.com/en/accademia/ I’m on stage (as much as there is a stage of course) at 15:40 UK time (16:40 European time, 10:40 US Eastern) talking about shooting for album sales.  Would love to see you all there!  We could all go out for a drink at the bar afterwards… …

EP97 The Graphistudio Live Lounge – Interview With Jeremy Price

Things are definitely looking up! Today, I had my vaccine, and I cannot help but think things are (gradually) appearing more positive.  At the end of the day, vaccines are the only way out of the pandemic, so it feels good to not only have done my bit but also to see what an amazing job the NHS and all those volunteers are doing getting it out there – and it’s all being done with huge smiles and a ton …

EP95 “Evolve Or Evaporate” – Interview With Wedding Photographer Sanjay Jogia

In this interview, I get a chance to talk with the incredible photographer, Sanjay Jogia.   To quote from Canon’s website (he is a Canon Ambassador): Sanjay Jogia is one of the world’s most decorated wedding photographers, with a clutch of awards from both the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). The Briton is known for capturing a mix of posed and unposed images, all bursting with emotion and charm. He also shares …

EP92 We Are Human ‘Beings’, Not Human ‘Doings’ – An Interview With Trevor Long PhD

In a podcast last year, I lamented that I had lost a little mojo – the penalty for having a massively busy season prior to that.  This triggered a couple of threads of conversation, one of which is this interview with Trevor Long PhD. To quote from his bio: “Trevor brings an extensive experience in education and consultancy to this work, from many different countries and cultures, with a primary interest in individual development as a means of building long-term …

EP88 How Thinking Like A Musician Can Help Your Images

In this episode we look at ways of seeing your images as your clients will.  When I used to work in recording studios, we would dump a copy of the music track onto cassette (yes I am that old) and walk it out into the car park and sit in a band member’s car, listening to the audio.  It was the best way to make sure it sounded good somewhere other than in a sophisticated mixing room! Making sure your …

EP86 Interview With Kate Nicolle, Relationship Counsellor

I don’t know quite what inspired me for this podcast, but I thought it would be interesting (and so it proved to be) to invite someone onto the podcast that really does understand relationships and the language that people use. Every day in a portrait photography business, we’re facing families and couples, watching their behaviour, listening to their conversations and creating beautiful images of them and their loved ones.  I wondered if there were techniques we could use to improve …

EP83 Do You Have To Be An Extrovert To Be A Portrait Photographer?

You’ll be happy to hear that this episode is recorded in the peace and quiet of our studio – actually, I had intended to record it in the studio garden as the cool and the smells of late summer and early autumn are so seductive.  Sadly, about a million drills, chainsaws, strimmers, lawnmowers and jackhammers ruined that for me.  It wasn’t nearly as peaceful as I’d hoped!  Goodness knows what our neighbours are building! Still, we’re lucky to have a …

EP81 Death By Diary

Today I am musing (and, additionally, interrupting myself – not once but twice!) on being beholden to my diary.  It is, of course, completely to be expected when you run a successful portrait photography business but that doesn’t make it easy.  Instead, you have to find strategies for keeping motivated, keeping the excitement and keeping up the creativity. PS. there is a slight irony in today’s recording that, having had a massively scheduled day, I felt the need to add …

EP80 You Don’t Get Something For Nothing

Along with thousands of other students, Jake, our son, has just had his ‘A’ level results. An interesting time to put it mildly.  However, it did get me thinking about how incredibly hard he worked for his mock exams (it’s lucky he worked as hard as he did as it has meant he HAS been given a place on the university course that he desperately wanted!) and the parallels with our industry. It is always easy to look around and …