EP152 Interview With Stuart Clark

EP152 Interview With Stuart Clark - Still Shooting At 97 Sometimes it's just a pleasure to sit back and listen.  This is one of those moments - for me, certainly, but hopefully for you too. I had the pleasure of sitting and chatting with two icons of the industry - Sean Conboy and the inimatable nonagenarian, Stuart Clark who is not only still shooting at the age of 97 but is a considerable racontour (you can hear me and Sean ...

EP148 Clarity Is King | Don’t Confuse Your Clients With Woolly Wording!

EP148 Clarity Is King | Don't Confuse Your Clients With Woolly Wording! Well, I'm back on the road with a microphone - but this time in my wife's nippy little Peugeot! There are so many aspects of customer service but one of them is how you explain what you're going to deliver and how you're going to do it and, given the stories in this episode, that is something that is very easy to get wrong!  Ultimately, clarity is king! ...

EP146 The Art Of Contentment

EP146 The Art Of Contentment Suddenly it washed over me - that odd euphoric sensation of contentment.  No idea what triggers it, but it's well worth holding onto! Also in this episode, a quick review of ACDSee 10 (the Mac version).  If you'd like to try it yourself, please use this link (there is no kickback or finance attached, but it does let the guys at ACDSee know that the referral has come from me and the Mastering Portrait Photography ...

EP117 Interview With Grays Of Westminster

Well, this is the last episode of 2021.  Unless I find a moment to drag myself away from the turkey, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, cheese, Quality Street, sherry, wine, stuffing, more turkey, more cheese and maybe just a tad more sherry.  Oh go on then, if I must, best make it a small one. In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Grays Of Westminster – a legendary shop of all things Nikon.  I am speaking with …

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 laughing and joking as we begin the annual print judging.  Always fun.  Hopefully I’ll get a chance to record daily …

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.43 Interview: Keith Roberts Paragon Pixels Founder

In this interview, I get to chat with Keith Roberts who had the masterstroke idea of matching top portrait photographers with the world’s top cruise line. He talks about his life prior to setting up Paragon Pixels with many funny stories along the way (listen out for how he managed to screw up a critical roll of film while working in medical photography, leaving him barricaded inside the hospital dark room!) Keith is a remarkable guy on a number of …

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 full stories, experiences and insight that just might (and I stress just might) be useful when it comes to running …

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 – …