Ep.58 Interview With Melanie East, Newborn Photographer

In this interview, I get to spend a very happy hour in the company of Melanie East, an extraordinary Newborn Photographer and Trainer: Melanie is known around the world for her passion and creativity for newborn photography and is the author of the book The Art Of Newborn Photography.  She is equally passionate about running a business which is key …

Ep.57 Interview With Rob Panting, Communications Manager, OxLEP

  Meet one of our clients.  Rob Panting, Communications Officer for OxLEP (The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership) has been a commissioning client of ours for nearly decade – starting at the Hearing Dogs charity in 2011 and then with Affinity Trust, Bucks Care and his current employer, OxLEP. I thought it would be interesting to ask him what he values …

Ep.56 Faith, Fear, Fatigue: The ‘F’ Words Of A Photography Business

In this episode, I am talking about the all-too familiar feelings of running a photography business: faith, fear and fatigue (and possibly one or two other ‘F’ words!) When you start, you set out from some point of having nothing more than an idea – and a whole heap of faith! Insecurity, sure, ignorance, naivity, risk, maybe a little poverty …

Ep.55 Karen Massey, Photographer

“You soon start to learn a lot more about business” In this interview, I get to talk to Karen Massey, wedding and portrait photographer.  Karen is a successful photographer and business owner, having started out owning a beauticians and then transferring her not inconsiderable business skills to setting up a brilliant photography studio. She talks about how she has always …

Ep.54, Interview With Steve Gregory, Founder Of Fitlife Gym

  “To keep them coming, to keep them inspired, you have to give them an experience.” So true.  In this episode I talk to Steve Gregory, founder and owner of the inspirational Fitlife Gym about his career as professional footballer (soccer player for my U.S. friends), his motiviation for fitness and how he deals with the highs and lows of …

Ep.53 Chris Cooze from Hasselblad

In this episode, I get to to sit and chat with Chris Cooze, Technical Communications & Training Manager at Hasselblad. It has been a real pleasure for me to have both the Hasselblad X1D and H6D for a couple of months here at the studio and it was Chris, along with Hasselblad’s European Marketing Manager, Mark Witney, who came to the …

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 …

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 …