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Paul Wilkinson FMPA FSWPP is one of the UK’s top portrait and wedding photographers – not just for his eye for an image but for the manner in which they are created (mostly laughing, always relaxed!) His images have adorned numerous publications from the BBC to the Times and have won countless awards as well as giving him the accolade of Fellowship of the Master Photographers Association and the MPA Presidential Award in 2017.

You can see more content at https://masteringportraitphotography.com/

Mastering Portrait Photography Podcast Paul Wilkinson

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Paul Wilkinson FMPA FSWPP is one of the UK’s top portrait and wedding photographers – not just for his eye for an image but for the manner in which they are created (mostly laughing, always relaxed!) His images have adorned numerous publications from the BBC to the Times and have won countless awards as well as giving him the accolade of Fellowship of the Master Photographers Association and the MPA Presidential Award in 2017.

You can see more content at https://masteringportraitphotography.com/

    EP87 The More You Learn The Less You Know

    EP87 The More You Learn The Less You Know

    Well this is one of those catchup episodes (I have discovered that our studio microwave has a grill!) but it also deals with one of those odd bits of human nature: that as you develop your talents and knowledge, the insecurity never seems to leave you.
    Funny ol' world isn't it?!
    Enjoy!
    If you enjoy this podcast, please head over to Mastering Portrait Photography, where there are articles and videos about this beautiful industry. 
    PLEASE also subscribe and leave us a review - we'd love to hear what you think!
    If there are any topics, you would like to hear, have questions we could answer or would like to come and be interviewed on the podcast, please contact me at paul@paulwilkinsonphotography.co.uk. 

    • 19 min
    EP86 Interview With Kate Nicolle, Relationship Counsellor

    EP86 Interview With Kate Nicolle, Relationship Counsellor

    I don't know quite what inspired me for this podcast, but I thought it would be interesting (and so it proved to be) to invite someone onto the podcast that really does understand relationships and the language that people use.
    Every day in a portrait photography business, we're facing families and couples, watching their behaviour, listening to their conversations and creating beautiful images of them and their loved ones.  I wondered if there were techniques we could use to improve their experience - in particular, ways of diffusing the natural tensions that are present when a family arrives for a portrait session.
    Kate Nicolle is a long-standing friend and client of the business and, as it happens, is also a qualified relationship counsellor.  The way she views a couple is going to be distinctly different from the way we see things through the viewfinder, but there is plenty to be learned in this conversation.

    We mention the portrait session that Kate and her friends, Karen and Rachel, had a few years ago (and the picture that now hangs in her downstairs loo!) If you're curious, a short blog about this can be found here on my portrait website.
    If you'd like to see more of what Kate is involved in, her website can be found at www.katenicolle-happierrelationships.co.uk and she is, truly, one of the nicest, smartest people you could meet! 
    NOTE!  If you would like a virtual relationship counselling session, Kate has very kindly offered a 20% discount to anyone who mentions this podcast!
    Enjoy!
    If you enjoy this podcast, please head over to Mastering Portrait Photography, where there are articles and videos about this beautiful industry. 
    PLEASE also subscribe and leave us a review - we'd love to hear what you think!
    If there are any topics, you would like to hear, have questions we could answer or would like to come and be interviewed on the podcast, please contact me at paul@paulwilkinsonphotography.co.uk. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    EP85 Fifteen Candidates, Seven Judges, Two Days Of Qualifications, One Podcast

    EP85 Fifteen Candidates, Seven Judges, Two Days Of Qualifications, One Podcast

    In this episode, I get a chance to talk to the team of qualification judges that I am privileged to be a part of for the British Institue of Professional Photography.
    I thought it would be interesting (and so it proved to be) to ask each of them before and after the judging, what they would love to see, what (after the fact) was a highlight and what they would say to anyone thinking of getting themselves qualified.
    The two days of judging are really intensive - you can hear the fatigue in the judges' voices later in the podcast - but what they have to see is inciteful and priceless.
    The judges in this episode are:
    David Stanbury - https://www.stanburyphotography.co.uk/
    Catherine Beltramini - http://www.catherine-beltraminiphotography.com/
    Sean Conboy - http://seanconboy.com/
    Saraya Corteville - https://sarayacortaville.co.uk/
    James Musselwhite - https://www.portraitofawrestler.com/
    and me - https://paulwilkinsonphotography.co.uk
    The chair of judges is Scott Johnson -https://www.theedgephotography.co.uk/
    And if that weren't enough, I also get the chance to chat with Martin Baynes, the CEO of the British Institute of Professional Photography about qualifications and what the future holds.
    The British Institue Of Professional Photography - https://www.bipp.com/
    So, all in all, quite a long podcast (just over an hour), but well worth it. So pour a cuppa, sit back and enjoy an insight into the judges and judging for professional photography qualifications.
    Enjoy!
    If you enjoy this podcast, please head over to Mastering Portrait Photography, where there are articles and videos about this beautiful industry. 
    PLEASE also subscribe and leave us a review - we'd love to hear what you think!
    If there are any topics you would like to hear, have questions we could answer or would like to come and be interviewed on the podcast, please contact me at paul@paulwilkinsonphotography.co.uk 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP84 - Critiques, Competitions & Qualifications: How DO You Get Useful Feedback?

    EP84 - Critiques, Competitions & Qualifications: How DO You Get Useful Feedback?

    Another Land Rover based podcast I'm afraid (at one point it sounds like I am being shaken to pieces!) but this time I have a little help with the noise reduction and sound quality.  Hopefully, it'll take the edge off it!
    In this (bumpy) episode, I wanted to mull on the value of critiques, competitions, and qualifications and how judges, such as me, evaluate images across all genres irrespective of specialism and come to the conclusion they all have their place.
    As for judging?  There is no shortcut - you need to have a wide variety of experience!
    Enjoy!
    If you enjoy this podcast, please head over to Mastering Portrait Photography where there are articles and videos about this wonderful industry. 
    PLEASE also subscribe and leave us a review - we'd love to hear what you think!
    If there are any topics you would like to hear, have questions we could answer or would simply like to come and be interviewed on the podcast, please contact me at paul@paulwilkinsonphotography.co.uk 

    • 28 min
    EP83 Do You Have To Be An Extrovert To Be A Portrait Photographer?

    EP83 Do You Have To Be An Extrovert To Be A Portrait Photographer?

    You'll be happy to hear that this episode is recorded in the peace and quiet of our studio - actually, I had intended to record it in the studio garden as the cool and the smells of late summer and early autumn are so seductive.  Sadly, about a million drills, chainsaws, strimmers, lawnmowers and jackhammers ruined that for me.  It wasn't nearly as peaceful as I'd hoped!  Goodness knows what our neighbours are building!
    Still, we're lucky to have a nice calm studio in which to record so, with a microphone, recorder and a cup of coffee, I decamped to our consultation room which is currently not being used as we impose some Covid-19 policies for safety.
    Anyway, this podcast was triggered by a lovely email that included a question about whether someone who is gentle and quiet could be a successful wedding or portrait photographer: do you have to be energetic and confident or does gentle and reserved have its place too?
    Here are my thoughts on the matter.
    Enjoy!
    If you enjoy this podcast, please head over to Mastering Portrait Photography where there are articles and videos about this wonderful industry. 
    PLEASE also subscribe and leave us a review - we'd love to hear what you think!
    If there are any topics you would like to hear, have questions we could answer or would simply like to come and be interviewed on the podcast, please contact me at paul@paulwilkinsonphotography.co.uk 

    • 23 min
    EP82 Understanding Stops (More Importantly - Why It's Useful!)

    EP82 Understanding Stops (More Importantly - Why It's Useful!)

    Heading to a wedding, I muse on the week gone by and the merits of learning about 'stops' - a term that is thrown around but is not always understood. And yet, understanding 'stops' is incredibly useful - in this episode I explain why.

    • 37 min

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