Ep.65 2020 Vision: Twelve Months In Training

Ah, and so here we are: 2020.  We’ve careered through the holidays like a kid on a brand new scooter, bouncing down the road until we’ve crashed headlong into the New Year, and here we are, bruised and smiling, all ready to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and get back on for the ride ahead. This year, this year, is all about development and learning.  I LOVE this job – more than you can imagine – but by the …

Ep.64 The Importance Of Being Present

So you know what it’s like: you’re in the middle of a busy week, the weather is crappy, you’re tired and you have a shoot to do… Not exactly conducive to creativity.  And yet, and yet…  your job is to weave your magic – from the experience to the images, your clients rely on you, nay your business relies on you to kick into gear and perform to the absolute limit of your ability. Even if you’d rather be sitting …

Ep.62 Think About The WHY Not Just The WHAT!

In this episode, I ponder on WHY on earth I am taking the shot?  There has to be a reason, right?  Surely I am not just lying in the dirt for the fun of it! In this day and age it is all too easy to simply take the photograph because you can – not because it’s a good image or there’s a profound reason to take it.  These are my thoughts on some reasons why you should create that …

Ep.59 Constancy Or Invention: The Photographer’s Dilemma

Well, I’m back on the microphone!  Had a bit of a break as the summer peak workload kicked in but once more, I am sitting in the cab of the Land Rover Defender, muttering musings into the microphone on the move. Haha, a little alliteration for you. Anyway, this episode’s topic is the choice between constancy or invention: should we, as photographers, creatives, artists, strive for constancy – recognisable, familiar images – or push the boundaries of invention, looking for …

Ep.52 Tom Stogdon, Sculptor

One of the greatest pleasures of recording this podcast is that I get to talk to all sorts of people and, in this episode, it gave me the opportunity to chat with an incredible, internationally renowned sculptor, Tom Stogdon. We talk about all things creative from leaving his job as a greengrocer (his love of arranging fruit and vegetables in many and various ways is still with him) to how you develop your own, unique style.  And all of this …

Ep.50 Terry Hope, Editor Professional Photo Magazine

In this podcast I get to chat with Terry Hope, the long standing editor of Professional Photo Magazine and its newbie publisher, having acquired the magazine just a few short weeks ago. Having trained as a photographer Terry went straight into journalism and has worked on titles as varied as Camera Weekly, Amateur Photographer and Professional Photographer. He was part of the team that launched Bright Publishing 13 years ago and was launch editor of Digital Photo Pro, which morphed …

Ep.39 Interview With David Calvert

In this episode, it is my great pleasure to interview renowned photographer David Calvert FMPA FBIPP who is not only a wonderful photographer, but a true gentleman in the industry as well! The conversation talks about his passion for portraits, how he first became a photographer, his aversion to debt (he learned that the hard way) and how he came to photograph a family’s pet dog that had already ceased to be. There are many useful nuggets in here – …

Ep.37 Be Careful Who You Listen To

Ep.37 Be Careful Who You Listen To Happy New Year!  Here's to a fantastic 2019! Had a few weeks off and feeling pretty excited about what this year will bring.  And am back recording new podcasts having enjoyed the break. This podcast is just me musing on why it's important to be careful of what and who you pay attention to. Why? Well, if you're anything like me, you swing between creative confidence and complete self-doubt - and the more photographers ...

Ep.30 Interview: Kenny Martin On Life And Running A (Successful) Photography Business

This episode is an interview with the industry giant that is Kenny Martin. Kenny started out as a photographer, ultimately running one of the most successful Venture Studios in the UK up in Edinburgh. These days he spends most of his time travelling the length and bredth of the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia helping photography studios to be, well, profitable – not something that comes naturally to every photographer! He’s also a very lovely (and very entertaining) guy! If you’d …