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 ...

EP149 Your First Strobe | Use What You Love, Love What You Use

EP149 Your First Strobe | Use What You Love, Love What You Use In this episode, I get to very briefly chat with Louis Wahl, CEO of WEX Photo Video. Turns out he is a really nice guy (and with luck, I'll get to chat to him in a full-length interview at some point in the future.) It's the great thing about the photography show - I get to meet loads of people! As well as the short chat, the ...

EP138 Interview With Toastmaster Simon Shirley | Simple Steps For A Successful Client Business

EP138 Interview With Toastmaster Simon Shirley | Simple Steps For A Successful Client Business In this interview with an old friend of ours, Simon Shirley, Toastmaster extraordinaire, we end up chatting about some of the simple things that make for a successful client-facing business for responding quickly, to getting a crowd onside (even when the odds are stacked against you!) I mention a few workshops we'll be running, so here are the links: Sunday 10th September 2023 The Guild Of ...

EP136 Interview With Margaret And Peter Aldington OBE | On Creativity And Relationships

EP136 Interview With Margaret And Peter Aldington OBE | On Creativity And Relationships Peter Aldington OBE, world-renowned architect and garden designer, with his wife Margaret - whose energy and partnership have been as fundamental to his success as any other creative's, though she professes to not being a designer of any kind. I have wanted to record this interview for a long time. Peter is a world-renowned architect, having achieved no less than 9 (yes, you're reading that correctly, 9) ...

EP132 Interview With Michele Jennings, Former CEO Hearing Dogs For Deaf People

EP132 Interview With Michele Jennings, Former CEO Hearing Dogs For Deaf People We are a lucky business.  OK, I know you make your own luck to a greater or lesser degree, but we really are a lucky business.  Every day I work with people I love - from our team in the studio to our clients across the UK and further afield. As we run into the festive holidays, our studio has been full of laughter (and the smell of ...

EP123 Interview With Street Photographer Ross Grieve

EP123 Interview With Street Photographer Ross Grieve This episode was recorded in a bar - possibly my favourite but, in contrast to our studio garden - not the quietest place to record audio.  But it makes me happy.  It was at this year’s incredible Societies of Photographers Convention in London where I spent the week judging and, well, generally feeling liberated from the previous two years of lockdown! The interview is with one of the nicest guys in the industry ...

EP122 Fireworks and Finding Freedom In The Studio

EP121 Portraits Are Portraits, Even If They're Corporate! It's late and I'm driving back from a beautiful spring wedding, shot in uncharacteristic April sunshine.  I am, to put it mildly, hot and tired.  in spite of this, I thought it would be an idea to record a quick podcast on my way home, so here it is - various musings on finding freedom in the studio and the joy of using the Z9  as a wedding photographer. Oh, and I ...

EP121 Portraits Are Portraits, Even If They’re Corporate!

EP121 Portraits Are Portraits, Even If They're Corporate! I think I may have mentioned this before, but I LOVE creating portraits.  The past couple of days have been all about headshots - part corporate, part creative branding.  Either way, these are just portraits. And that is something that I cannot stress enough: if you're a portrait photographer, creating cool, engaging headshots is no different to creating fine-art portraits - and you get to meet some incredibly interesting people along the ...

EP120 Service Is King, No Matter The Price

EP120 Service Is King, No Matter The Price So it's been a month since recording the last podcast.  A busy month. A very very busy month.  But during that time I did manage to get some time out with Sarah and our trusty spaniel, Rufus, and go for a walking holiday in South Wales. Wales is my home country so it is always a real joy to be back - there is something about the country, its ruggedness and its ...

EP119 Everyone Included: Interview With Author Helen May

If there is one skill I have, it’s recognising an opportunity when it bops me on the nose.  Today was one of those moments.  Helen May actually came to the studio to update her headshots but the minute we sat and talked about her work on diversity and inclusion, I knew she would be perfect to have on the podcast. Luckily both of our diaries had some time after her session and so we sat, chatted and laughed about her …