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 ...

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 ...

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! ...

EP147 Image Competitions: The Only Way To Fail Is To Fail To Enter

EP147 Image Competitions: The Only Way To Fail Is To Fail To Enter Yay! Other than a crappy cold, a very good week.  Won a Gold Bar with the Guild Of Photographers a couple of days ago which got me to thinking about competitions: why we do them, how to do them and the fear of failure (when in fact, the only failure is to not enter at all!) There are one or two other things to bear in mind ...

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 ...

EP145 Yvonne’s Law | Shooting For Dough vs. Shooting For Show

EP145 Yvonne's Law | Shooting For Dough vs. Shooting For Show Mastering Portrait Photography Podcast: Land Rover Edition This is one of our "Land Rover Editions" which is to say, slightly noisy.  I'm on my way to and from the Hearing Dogs for a shoot, which is always lovely.  Various topics, but mostly "Yvonne's Law: Shoot For Dough Before Shooting For Show".  In other words, it's all about your client before it's about us and our lust for awards! haha.  ...

EP144 Your Words May Trigger A Thousand Pictures

EP144 Your Words May Trigger A Thousand Pictures I am recording this having just spent the day running one of our workshops with some of the nicest people imaginable.  A top day (though I am now shattered!) at the end of a top month (January has been amazing) and who knows?  Maybe it's the start of a top year.  Don't want to tempt fate though... This episode was triggered by a shoot I did last week, when just a few ...

EP143 It’s Up To You To Walk The Energy Into The Room

EP143 It's Up To You To Walk The Energy Into The Room Well we're back from The Societies Convention in London and it's been a blast (though I am a little weary!) However, no matter how tired I am, I am going to have to find the energy for my clients - just as we all need to.  And that is the topic of this episode. Enjoy! Take care Cheers P. Available To Subscribe On: Episode Transcript [00:00:00] Just got ...

EP142 Building Your Business One Client At A Time

EP142 Building Your Business One Client At A Time Hi all! I am sitting writing this late on a Sunday evening with a glass of whisky in one hand (a small glass I hasten to add) and typing with the other.  It's already a business year and we're only a week or two in! In this episode, I have been pondering how you build your business and how, in particular, you do it one client at a time. It's the ...

EP141 New Year, New Adventures | Our Thoughts On The Year Ahead

EP141 New Year, New Adventures | Our Thoughts On The Year Ahead So we're kicking off 2024 with a slightly random podcast from the cab of my Land Rover (thank you Craig from New Zealand for telling me he quite likes the rawness - pretty much gave me permission to once again strap on my Madonna-esque headset mic and ad-lib my way through the first episode of the year!) This episode is a blend of a summary of 2023 and ...