Ep.64 The Importance Of Being Present

So you know what it’s like: you’re in the middle of a busy week, the weather is crappy, you’re tired and you have a shoot to do… Not exactly conducive to creativity.  And yet, and yet…  your job is to weave your magic – from the experience to the images, your clients rely on you, nay your business relies on …

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 …

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 …