EP153 It Takes Work And Life Would Be Boring Without Sarah

EP153 It Takes Work And Life Would Be Boring Without Sarah There are many factors to success and I have listed many in these podcasts, but the brutal reality is that it takes hard work.  Lots of it.  There isn't a silver bullet, no matter what every influencer, marketer, salesman, advertorial or Facebook campaign might try to convince you - and AI ain't gonna fix it either.  All I wish is that I could stop seeing the ads that tell ...

Video: Mastering Portrait Photography on Location, Oxford, UK, 2024

Ever wondered what goes on during one of our location workshops? Well, here’s a quick video showing our route through Oxford on our most  recent Mastering Available Light on Location workshop in April 2024 . It is a whistlestop tour of the kinds of things we do when we go out onto the street and simply play with cameras, locations, people, laughter and light. Bring good shoes! To find out more about our upcoming workshop on location and at the …

EP150 Sign Your Work | Your Signature Is Your Certificate Of Quality

EP150 Sign Your Work | Your Signature Is Your Certificate Of Quality Ever wondered why you should sign your work?  Well, in this, our 150th episode, we have chat about it. But before that, a quick catchup with Charlie Kaufman of Click Group at The Photography Show - head to https://www.clickliveexpo.co.uk/ to see details of one of the most exciting events in years! There is also news of the PMI Smoke Genie / Smoke Ninja competition - a fantastic opportunity ...

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 ...

Video: Mastering Location Portraits In Oxford, UK

Ever wondered what goes on during one of our location workshops? Well, here’s a quick video showing our route through Oxford on a recent Mastering Location Portraits workshop. This video wasn’t really intended for public use rather it was a way of triggering memories for the attendees so they can match up their images with the locations we were using. However, the video proved so popular that I am putting up here as a way of showing the kinds of …

Ep.38 Interview With David Stanbury

In this interview it is my pleasure to be interviewing a great friend of mine and supreme wedding photographer, David Stanbury, where we talk about how he became a photographer, how being forced into a position where it had to make money might not have been such a bad thing (though it didn’t feel like it at the time) and why he prefers red cabbage to Brussel sprouts. Who knew. We’re also talking about the workshop myself and Dave are …

Ep.33 Interview with Katy Walsh, Red Fox Studios

This podcast is an interview with Katy Walsh, photographer, owner of Red Fox Studios in Henley and the founder of a new venture: We Are Curious Photography Workshops. Katy is lovely and we talk about her background, how she founded the studio and what she’s hoping will come from the new workshops. If you enjoy this podcast, head over to Mastering Portrait Photography where there are articles and videos about this wonderful industry.  You can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, PodBean and Spotify. PLEASE head over to …