Ep.49 On The Way Home From The Gym…

This podcast really is about the importance of relationships – particularly those with your clients – how some of those can play out in your career. I don’t know if this podcast makes too much of an intellectual point other than it being a vehicle for me to be proud of our son, Jake.  That’s the nice thing about a podcast: I occasionally get a chance to wax lyrical about the people I love around me, whether family, friends or …

Ep.46 Interview: David Bostock, Wedding Photographer

This episode was recorded in the hotel lobby at The Societies Convention 2019, so forgive the background noise (and the unexpected accompaniment of a random pianist!) I am interviewing the incredible wedding photographer and all-round nice guy, David Bostock. We talk about all things photography, saxophone playing, the importance of pursuing the image and the strategy of always selling albums. David also mentions his favourite photographers (Bob Carlos Clarke and Horst P. Horst) and his favourite book Clarke’s The Dark Summer.

Ep.44 Interview: Scott Johnson, The Edge Photography

So it’s been a week or three since recording a podcast primarily due to being out on location in Italy co-hosting The 2 Fellows workshop with David Stanbury (shameless plug: if you’d like details of the 2020 workshop then head over to the2fellows.co.uk where we’ll be releasing details for next year.) In this podcast, I get to chat (in a VERY loud restaurant) to the inimitable wedding photographer, Scott Johnson, about his work, his history and his business.  Lots of …

Ep.43 Interview: Keith Roberts Paragon Pixels Founder

In this interview, I get to chat with Keith Roberts who had the masterstroke idea of matching top portrait photographers with the world’s top cruise line. He talks about his life prior to setting up Paragon Pixels with many funny stories along the way (listen out for how he managed to screw up a critical roll of film while working in medical photography, leaving him barricaded inside the hospital dark room!) Keith is a remarkable guy on a number of …

Ep.42 Portraits On A Cruise Ship? Things You Never Considered.

It’s just me for this episode: me, a microphone and my musings on creating portraits when on board a ship. When I first encountered the luxury cruise ship that was to be our home and business for the next month, I thought that creating images on board would be a simple extension of what we do here at the studio.  Of course, there are similarities but there are also innumerable unexpected factors to consider. Such as what happens when the …

Ep.41 Interview: Ellie Sanderson, Bridal Gown Boutique Owner

The great thing about having my own podcast is that I get to talk to lots of interesting people – not, necessarily, from within the photographic industry. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my industry, but I think there is much to be learned from outside the industry too and, besides, the world is full of really cool people full stories, experiences and insight that just might (and I stress just might) be useful when it comes to running …

Ep.40 Idle Musings on Lists, Plans & Avoiding Disasters!

Just me in this one. Me, a microphone, a failed hard drive, a hacked website and some notes on lists and plans.  It’s been an interesting couple of days! If you enjoy this podcast, please 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 also head over to iTunes and leave us a review – we’d love to hear what you think! If there are any topics you would like to hear, …

Ep.39 Interview With David Calvert

In this episode, it is my great pleasure to interview renowned photographer David Calvert FMPA FBIPP who is not only a wonderful photographer, but a true gentleman in the industry as well! The conversation talks about his passion for portraits, how he first became a photographer, his aversion to debt (he learned that the hard way) and how he came to photograph a family’s pet dog that had already ceased to be. There are many useful nuggets in here – …