Tag Archives: photography training

PNL Hot Links : Photographers Ignite 2011

15 Mar

Guys, Check out the below videos. They’re all from a fantastic event at WPPI called Photographers Ignite whereby chosen photographers from all over the globe are invited to give a 5 minute keynote speech. It’s an awesome way to challenge the photographers to get their message across in a timely manner, as well as being highly entertaining for all watching! Check them out, some great take aways in every one. RD


Show 07: How not to be like everybody else and succeed as YOU!

10 Mar

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/huxJgqyUEAA%5DThis week’s show is all about succeeding as YOU! As emerging photographers, we sometimes get too caught up in ‘what we should be doing’ to be successful. With everyone having an opinion as you frantically find your feet, it can be pretty overwhelming and a lot of the time we miss the fact that the only way we can truly be successful both professionally and personally is when we are ourselves.

This week, it’s a little bit different. No emerging photographers, but two guys at the top of their game who I just HAD to pull together for this discussion!

Firstly, joining me this week is David Esquire from Esquire Photography. David is an awesome wedding photographer from Orange County, USA who has a larger than life, fun persona which is really infectious and great to be around. With a photographic background spanning three decades, David’s career has seen him photograph weddings, veer off into another direction photographing extreme sports in the 90’s and then back again shooting weddings bringing a fabulous signature style and ‘good time guy’ attitude in all that he does.

Then we have the ace Richard P Walton from Photo Graffiti in Newport, South Wales. Richard has had an amazing start to his career seeing him receive commissions from fashion magazines, high street clothing and footwear brands as well as many fashion assignments for Voice magazine and also MTV. In January this year, Richard was also crowned ‘Overall Portrait Winner’ of the International SWPP 20×16 Print Competition 2011. His no holds-barred approach to what he does allows him to keep producing his signature style of imagery which continues to gain him both artistic and commercial praise.

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 06: So You Want to be a Boudoir Photographer?

6 Mar

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This week’s show is all about Boudoir Photography. It’s a genre that I’m seeing more and more existing photographers branching out to, so I’m really excited about the three guests we have on this week.

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 shoots themselves.

Firstly, joining me this week are not one, but TWO fabulous guests! I’m so stoked to really have some of the best boudoir photographers on the planet in Marissa Boucher & Kimberlee West, owners & creators of THE BOUDOIR DIVAS studio in San Diego, USA. These ladies have a truly awesome portfolio, run a very successful studio and also provide some fantastic resources for upcoming boudoir photographers.

Then we have emerging boudoir photographer Sara Thomas from from Suffolk, UK. You may have already come across Sara’s work as she is already an awesome wedding and portrait photographer with a beautiful, timeless style to her work. Sara is now wanting to branch out into offering boudoir photography to her female clients, so I’m sure she’ll have a ton of questions to ask Marissa and Kimberlee.

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

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

21 Feb

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/huxJgqa0LwA%2Em4v%5DHey 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

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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 AskDane.com 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 01 : The Importance of Training

31 Jan

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/huxJgqKMEQA%2Em4v%5DThis 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.