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 …

EP112 Interview With Julia Fensom, Sleep Consultant And Author

I knew this would be an entertaining podcast and so it proved to be: Julia Fensom, author of With Sleep I Can Do Anything: The First Year – A Manual is always funny, energetic and full of ideas.  So this interview was always going to be interesting – and long!  When the two of us get together it is always a very funny hour or two, laughing about life, having families and running a small business. While, admittedly, we do …

EP110 Interview With Best Selling Author Eni Obi

Every day new clients, new stories, new laughter. That is the joy of a portrait photographer. At the end of a recent headshot session, it seemed a shame to stop the laughter. So we didn’t. Instead of packing up and going home, we plugged in some microphones and recorded a podcast. The portrait session had been sunny and full of stories and the interview is much the same! I love when that happens: you meet someone new and the session …

EP101 Interview With Terrie & Colin Jones Of The Societies Of Photographers

After the last episode’s interview with Sarah (my one-and-only!), this week, I am talking to another husband and wife team – Terrie and Colin Jones from The Societies Of Photographers. I have been a very happy member of The Societies (when I joined it was still just The Society Of Wedding And Portrait Photographers – The SWPP) and so it so good to sit and chat – remotely I might add – with two of the nicest, hardest working people …

EP100 An Evening In With My Missus: My Favourite Place To Be!

Well, it’s been 99 episodes to date, and now this, the 100th!  Whoever thought we’d get to that milestone?  Well, it’s entirely down to you amazing people, our subscribers and the feedback we get: that and the cathartic effect of chatting about life as a professional portrait photographer. Over the past 99 episodes, some of my favourites have been the various interviews with many more to come, and there isn’t anyone I’d rather be chatting with than my amazing wife …

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 …

EP79 Interview With Andy Blake, General Manager of Kaleidoscope Framing

Life as a photographer can feel like you’re working on your own – all those hours with the camera, lights, with Photoshop and the complexities of your own business.  But, of course, the truth is a little more nuanced than that: we may be here in our studio on our own, but we have a wealth of talent around us – our suppliers.  Every day, I sell their products, their talents, their ideas to our clients, whether it’s a frame, …

Ep.70 – Interview With Gary Hill

It’s so lovely to be in the position to sit and chat with some incredible people – and that they agree to it when I ask! This episode is with Gary Hill – a fantastic photographer, trainer, judge and all-round lovely bloke.  Admittedly we were chatting in the bar of the SWPP Convention in London which does inject a kind of ‘authentic ambience’ to the whole affair (which is to say – it’s noisy!) We get to chat about judging, …

Ep.63 Interview With Photographer Richard Bradbury FBIPP FMPA

A real pleasure to have interviewed Richard Bradbury FBIPP FMPA.  Richard is one of the world’s great photographers and an all round nice guy and the interview is full of little gems about preparing for sales, customer service and authenticity. In fact, our chat in his west London studio is full of useful stuff for anyone interested in running a photography business. As is our way, I asked Richard to recommend a book or two for our ever-expanding library of interesting …

Ep.61 Interview With Su Kaye, MPA Chair Of Judges

It’s always a pleasure when I get to sit and chat with someone with such a wide and interesting view of photography as Su Kaye, MPA’s Chair Of Judges.  I’ve known Su for a few years and, as ever, she is intriguing, knowledgeable and engagingly honest about her life, career and what the future holds for her and the photography industry. As always, I asked my interviewee to choose a book or two for our ever-expanding library and she chose …