Show 04: Creating Opportunity (..and other leaps of faith)

21 Feb

[ Guys, this week’s show is all about seizing the moment, creating opportunity and being in control of your own destiny.

Joining me this week is Emma Case, the awesome wedding photographer from Birmingham, UK. Emma’s distinctive vintage style made her an overnight sensation on the blogs after she submitted her images from a friends wedding to Kat at Rock n Roll Bride. From this point onwards, the work started pouring in and she is currently one of the most followed wedding photographers online.

Then we have emerging photographer Kerrie Mitchell, from Essex, UK. Kerrie is a fantastic Wedding & Portrait Photographer who, like Emma, is relatively new to the industry but is quickly building a fantastic body of work with her own signature style.

We’d also absolutely love to hear your views, comments and feedback on this show, so please leave your comments in the space below.


Show 03: Karma Community

11 Feb


Please Note: So this week I had my first international show. We experienced some bandwidth issues and so some of the audio in the show above is a little noisy. I’m going to be working on that this week to try and clean it up a little better in order to re-post, but please feel free to check out the above, in the mean time, if you want to just crank up the volume at your end. Thanks for your patience, RD.

This week’s show is all about giving back and the positive impact it can have on both those around you and your own life and business. We’ll also be talking about how you can use social media to leverage these pursuits to their full advantage.

Joining me this week is Dane Sanders, an international wedding photographer, author and educator from Newport Beach, USA, who will soon be over in the UK for a fantastic speaking event and two-day workshop.

In 2010, Photo District News named Dane Sanders one of the 30 most influential living photographers of the last decade. He has been featured in numerous publications including Rangefinder and Professional Photographer magazines and has also produced hundreds of video podcasts – including his free weekly broadcast – to help photographers get the essential insights and tools they need to flourish as professional creatives.

Dane is the author of two books: Fast Track Photographer: Leverage Your Unique Strengths for a More Successful Photography Business and The Fast Track Photographer Business Plan: Build a Successful Photography Venture from the Ground Up – both published by Amphoto/Random House. He’s also the creator of the Photographer DNA (pDNA) and Business Stress Test (bST) assessment tools.

Then we have emerging Wedding photographer and podcaster Adam Hobden, from Essex, UK. Adam is a pro-active Wedding Photographer and more recently Podcaster with his successful podcast The ‘Wedding Photography Business’ which charts his progress in the industry and has proven a real hit with up and coming photographers who can relate to his real-life experiences.

We’d also absolutely love to hear your views, comments and feedback on this show, so please leave your comments in the space below.

Show 02: So You Want to be a Live Music Photographer?

5 Feb

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This week’s show is all about live music photography. It’s something that I’m really passionate about and so I’m really excited the two guests we have on. We will be discussing all you need to know from starting out, making the right connections and having the right attitude, all the way through to getting those all important gigs themselves.

Firstly, joining me this week is pro live music photographer Steve Gerrard, who in the past has photographed the likes of U2, Jay-Z, Kings of Leon & Elton John to name but a few, for publications like Kerrang!, NME & Rocksound magazine. Steve is based in Birmingham, UK and is also the founder of Birmingham Live which was launched to help upcoming music photographers and writers gain exposure. Steve is also a prolific Wedding & Portrait photographer.

Then we have emerging music photographer Jenn O’Neill from Bury St Edmunds, UK. Jenn has already been making waves with her photography, seeing her photograph the likes of Grace Jones, The Editors & Florence and the Machine. Jenn has also already had work published in The Sun Newspaper & BBC Online.

As mentioned on the show, Steve runs some fantastic workshops from his studio in Birmingham on both music photography and wedding photography, so if you’d like to take your skills to the next level – check them out!

We’d also absolutely love to hear your views, comments and feedback on this show, so please leave your comments in the space below.

Photo of Jenn O’Neil courtesy of ‘Flob’

Show 01 : The Importance of Training

31 Jan

[ week’s show is all about training. Whether it be practical photography training or learning how to shape your business, a good training foundation is key when starting out as a photographer.

Joining me this week is pro wedding photographer Jeff Turnbull, who also runs Excel Photography Training in Essex, UK and emerging pro photographer James Neale who is based in Norfolk, UK.

I hope you enjoy this week’s show and would love to hear your comments/feedback by using the comments section below.