Ep.71 First And Foremost, First Impressions

During a conversation the other day, a visiting photographer to the studio passed a comment about the frames he displayed in the entrance to his own studio.  This one, short, passing comment, led me to the obvious observation that first impressions count.  And, importantly, you cannot have a second go at it. But everyone knows that right?  Of course.  So I thought I’d take a walk through our studio here to see if we live up to that very same …

Ep.66 It’s January And It’s A Studio Revamp

We are already 2% of the way through 2020.  0.02 of 2020.  Go figure.   I’ve used that time so far to grab tools, some wood and to hack away at our studio – goodness knows it (and me) needed it.  It’s a long time since I’ve drawn up engineering drawings and I am, honestly, loving every second. Oh, and I’ve been creating pictures too. So you didn’t need to worry that I had retired the cameras.  They’re just having a …

Ep.18 On Whether You Need A Studio

It’s a question we’re often asked: “Do you need a studio to succeed (in portrait photography)?” I am not sure there is one, single, satisfactory answer to that question but, well, you know I have to try. In this podcast I describe the setup we have here, the setup we used to have (a converted garage) and, prior to that, how I survived without a studio at all. Do you need one? Have a listen and see if you agree …