July 28, 2018
Ah, in this episode I have a chance to sit down with an old friend of ours, Jeremy Price, the Managing Director of Graphistudio UK. Graphistudio is the biggest album supplier in the world and the inventor of the original 'lay-flat' wedding book - something we have built our business around here. We mostly talk about the industry, what is happening and how photographers can get more out of Graphistudio and their products. We have worked with Graphistudio for many years now and have built a great relationship with them but when you're starting out it can be daunting. Jeremey gives some advice on how to get information and start your journey with them.
Oh yes, and Jeremy ignores a call from his partner and I get cross about bank accounts. Hey ho.
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July 15, 2018
In today's digital age of photography it's impossible to avoid conversations about selling files. In this podcast (from the deepest depths of beautiful Cornwall I might add, with sounds of birds tweeting in the background) we discuss the pressures on photography businesses to sell their files and give up copyright.
As a rule we don't sell high-resolution files (by high-resolution I mean the same pixel resolution as the camera sensor - full size files) but we do sell files that can be printed up to about 10x8". I'll try and explain the logic!
This podcast is one of the series from Mastering Portrait Photography by Paul Wilkinson.
July 11, 2018
Welcome to episode 21 of the Mastering Portrait Photography Podcast!
It's been a busy week here with portrait shoots (both family and commercial) and a wedding thrown in for good measure! But it's not all been work, it's also been our local Summer Beer Festival which is a glorious celebration of all things summer with some ale, cider, Pimms, gin and laughter for good measure: plus it was the World Cup with England playing Sweden so it was always going to be a lively affair!
And it's the football that set me thinking about coaching (or as we, in the photography fraternity prefer to call it: mentoring) - it's importance and benefits.
This week also saw one of our shoots rearranged on the fly and I talk a little about the psychology of dealing with a dramatic change in the schedule while still (somehow) satisfying the brief. All in all, a busy week!
Oh, and we're now prepping the Mastering Portrait Photography site (www.masteringportraitphotography.com) to go live at the beginning of August. Can't wait!
All the best
July 2, 2018
James Musselwhite is one of the most exciting portrait photographers working in the UK: with his iconic monochrome portraits of wrestlers, he has built a global fan base who prize his imagery. In this interview (in a noisy pub in southern England!) we chat about life, passion, encouragement and the state of the photography industry. And we laugh. Quite a lot.