Thank you for becoming one of our happy throng! We can’t wait to see what you get up to!
I’m so grateful to have stumbled across this site. I look forward to my new adventure. I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned and apply it. Thank you!
So I ve loved photography all my life and its my comfort zone. Dabble with friends weddings and group shots and engagements for friends but nothing professional. Hoping to concentrate more on this since giving up my nursing career for flexibility if life.
Like the accesible and calm approach Paul takes and love love his work
Hey all 👋
I also just found the website here after going down a rabbit hole of photography podcasts; liked what I am hearing so far and wanted to check out the website.
Looking forward to discovering what is on offer here.
I found your podcasts by pleasant accident and dug some more and found this resource. Looking forward to seeing what there is and learning (and earning) more 🙂
Hi Paul, I was working at home and found your podcast by accident, I was captured by your enthusiasm for portraiture I have recently dabbled in this area, mainly because my Mum met her great granddaughter for the first time a few months back. I wanted to capture the moment and create a photo book for both to remember the visit. I really enjoyed this experience and I am looking forward to learning how I can improve my composition, lighting, post processing etc, especially as I love both film and digital formats. I think the different film stocks and the… Read more »
Hi Paul, Just discovered your Podcasts today. Looking forward to diving in. Kindest regards Ray and Julie xx
Welcome aboard Ray and Julie! There’s only a 114 episodes to work through! 🙂
Hi Paul, I just discovered your podcast today. I’ll enjoy a bunch of downloaded episodes while flying to meet our newest grandchild tomorrow. Thanks. Katie
Congrats on the newest grandchild! Apologies for the slow response – THIS has been one of THOSE years!
Hi Paul, it’s great that you chose to speak to the microphone rather than a mirror.
Your enthusiastic voice and messages you send to the ether brought me here and it feels really good. Many thanks for all that you do!
Thank you so much for that, made my day. Hope you enjoy the site too – if there is anything you think we should be covering, let me know! Take care, cheers, P.
Hey Paul … great presentation yesterday at the Graphi Live! I really found it very informative … Thank you! Those red snickers of yours, ha! 😁Looking forward to explore the MPP. Talk soon ..
Hi Bo, thank you so much! Not sure that live broadcasts will ever be anything less than nerve-racking! Glad it was useful (and I bought a new pair of Converse just for the presentation!)
I have just bought the book, Mastering Portrait Photography, it is so well laid out and the quality of the photography and the printed page is superb. I just had to call back here for more 🙂
Thank you, David, that’s really kind of you! Hope you enjoy the site as much as the book!
Glad to be here
Likewise, glad to you have to have you on board, Paul!
Hi Paul thank you for your pod casts on listening to the series again back to back white truck man.
You’ve made me laugh cry and giggle as you interview and motoraround in the Land Rover.
Ah, sorry I didn’t see this earlier! Thank you for the comment – much appreciated!
hi Paul love the videos on skillshare the way you breakdown the steps is great.
Thank you, Lee, that’s kind of you!
Hi Paul, I am a beginner, I want to learn how to take great pics. I have a new camera (Canon t7) and have no clue how to use it. I’m hoping to learn a lot.
Thanks for having me.
Thanks a lot to share your expertise and knowledge!! From Mexico.
Loved the style of your work and the you tube tutorials so thought it ws time I jumped in. Looking forward to learning all I can. Cheers from Mihai Gheorghe fotograf nunta!
Hi Paul, I’ve been listening to the podcast and greatly enjoying. Looking forward to learning from you, watching the critiques (reviews), and checking out the room sets.
Glad to have signed up. Look forward to seeing how all this works
Hi Paul, recently rediscovered N-Photo magazine and your beautiful images so thought I’d pick up some tips here. Looking forward to the journey.
Hi Paul, so found out about you through NPhoto, looking forward to advancing some of my skills , just to say the photo in the magazine is amazing,.. ?
Here we go!!!
Just signed up !
Lovely to have you on board! Have fun!
Hi Paul, came across your podcast, listen to 4 or 5 episodes back to back great. Later when on your website, very impressed with your training and down to earth approach while still delivering amazing images and your professional approach. You are very encouraging many thanks from Oregon, originally from N.Ireland.
I love this page. It was never meant to be anything other than a simple login confirmation but it is full of the loveliest comments. Thank you Brian, you’ve made my day! Shout if there is anything you think we haven’t covered that you’d like to see. Hope all is well over there in Oregon!
Hello and thank you for the add to this community. Just joined from Nova Scotia after listening to the podcast for the past few months.
Ah, now that is a part of the world I haven’t been able to visit yet – one day! Welcome to the site and if there’s anything you think would be useful then let me know. 🙂
Hello to everyone and wish you well in this difficult time, I Joined at last, I have Paul’s book and read his article each month in professional photo, Looking forward to being a member of this group.
Lovely to have you on board! Shout if you need anything. 🙂
And finally I get round to joining you on here Paul.
Great to have you on board David! Would love to hear of anything you think would be useful – just let me know 🙂
Hi Paul, I haven’t scoured through everything yet, so this might be here somewhere. What would be a huge help to me is finding a quicker way to get my images from out of camera raw to viewing ready jpegs in double quick time. It currently takes me about 30 to 40 minutes a session and as I do usually 4 shoots a day, that’s 2 to 2 1/2 hours spent doing this. I’ve gradually developed a pretty convoluted way of doing things but it does give me nice results, I just want to get there quicker. Typically I shoot… Read more »
HI David. I’ll see what I can come up with. There’s no easy way to design your workflow – all workflows are sub-optimal in the end but I’ll try and figure a video that walks through ours here. The thing about the workflow is there are different time frames to optimise: short term (the initial edit / production); medium term (the lifetime of the job, the ordering of products etc.) and the long term (portfolio / competition images from the job.). A workflow has to be designed for all the bits you need with the highest quality for the lowest… Read more »
Looking forward to being part of this group
Lovely to have you on board Trixie! Just shout if you have any questions at all!
Great to be on board, I’m sure I will learn plenty.
I have joined to learn how to improve the quality of my portraits.
One of my favorite images of yours is the black and white portrait of elderly lady ,who looked to have lived so much her face told a story and was so engaging . 10 out of 10 from me . Inspirational .
Ah, that’s very kind of you! The old lady was Pauline – she told as many stories as her face suggested! Lovely lady. Hope you enjoy the site and let us know if there’s anything you’d like us to cover!
Thanks to me, I can be part of the group. I am happy to improve my photographic skills.
Best regards Frank
Welcome aboard! Let us know if there is anything specific we can provide 🙂
Hey everyone. Happy to be part of the group. Listened to the podcasts and thought I would continue my learning here. It’s inspiring to hear how you made the leap into photography Paul, especially as you were already in a professional career. I think there are many of us who are on the fence looking for a way in.
Thank you! Glad the podcast is useful. If the house next door would finish up with the lawn-mowing I might get to record one today in these interesting times! Also keep an eye out in the next few months as we’re looking to build a whole series of resources for photographers trying to work out how to transition to ‘pro’ as it can be really daunting (it certainly was when I did it!) In the meantime make the most of the site and shout if there is anything we can help with.
Loved the style of your work and the you tube tutorials so thought it ws time I jumped in. Looking forward to learning all I can.
Thanks Mike! Hope you’re enjoying the site!
Super happy to have found this group. I am a boudoir photographer and have a small in home studio, with one window. I am trying to get some insight on lighting techniques using natural light as well as refresh my memory on some photo basics. Really looking forward to going through all of the material. Thank you!
Hi everybody, just joined. Looking forward to adding to my knowledge on here
I am happy to be here. I want to improve on my studio portrait. Especially on feathering the studio lights.
I am expecting great improvement. Thanks.
How do I listen to the podcast
I’m looking forward to being part of this group, Thanks for accepting me.
Thank you for letting me join this group. I have been listening to the podcast on spotify and found it really informative and entertaining so wanted to come and see what was happening here.
Looking forward to increasing my photography skills …. thanks for the add
I am very pleased to be part of this group. I hope to improve my portraiture skills a lot. many thank
Very glad to have joined in this group discussion. Hope that will find great help from this forum as a beginners.
Looking to keep learning.
I have played around in a couple of studio’s in the last year. Hoping to learn more on lighting styles, and capturing the elusive great portrait more consistently.
I’ve followed your YouTube tutorials on dog photography and only just come across this group. My main interests are wildlife and equine photography. Hoping to become half as good as you, Paul … I’d settle for that!
I am really looking forward to connecting with the group and exploring the site . I am a Landscape and seascape photographer now beginning to learn about portrait photography. So much to learn! I’ve already seen some lovely work here! I’m keen to explore how to create superb low-key portraits with off-camera flash. Have just bought a snoot!
Thank you! Good to meet you all on here ?
Hi Paul… pleased I have finally got here ! Looking forward to improving my knowledge of photography 🙂
Hi Paul I found the website through the podcasts and really enjoying them although I am playing catch up from the earlier ones. I will try to get onto the forums later and post a few images for critique.
I have a love for photography, and I am looking forward to learning new skills in all aspects of photography.
i’m totally excited
I’m pleased to have found this site. My photography is mainly portraits/documentary daily life of children, mainly grandchildren. I’m a very happy Fuji user.