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Paul Wilkinson FBIPP 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 Fellow of the BIPP, the MPA and the SWPP. He also won the MPA Presidential Award in 2017 for services to the indusrtry.

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

Mastering Portrait Photography Podcas‪t‬ Paul Wilkinson

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Paul Wilkinson FBIPP 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 Fellow of the BIPP, the MPA and the SWPP. He also won the MPA Presidential Award in 2017 for services to the indusrtry.

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

    EP97 The Graphistudio Live Lounge - Interview With Jeremy Price

    EP97 The Graphistudio Live Lounge - Interview With Jeremy Price

    Things are definitely looking up! Today, I had my vaccine, and I cannot help but think things are (gradually) appearing more positive.  At the end of the day, vaccines are the only way out of the pandemic, so it feels good to not only have done my bit but also to see what an amazing job the NHS and all those volunteers are doing getting it out there - and it's all being done with huge smiles and a ton of love.
    Graphistudio is running a Live Lounge on the 6th / 7th March, so I thought it would be a great time to get Graphistudio UK's Managing Director into an interview to talk about the state of the industry, the future of social photography and to get excited about what's going to be broadcast during the event.
    As always, I asked for a book to add to the library - and this one is an absolute stunner (it's smart, inciteful and tells exactly what it's like to be the wife of an MP.) It's called "The Diary Of An MPs Wife" by Sasha Swire and it's a great read, though a bit depressing if you think politics should all be above board and completely democratic!
    Incidentally, this podcast was recorded with a video version as well - if you'd like to watch Jeremy and me chatting (and who wouldn't?!) then head over to Youtube to see the version.  Would love to know what you think and whether it's worth producing all of our podcasts like this.
     
    Enjoy!
    CheersP.
     
    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. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP96 Don't Let Habit Hold You Back!

    EP96 Don't Let Habit Hold You Back!

    Photographers - or, more precisely, photography trainers -  talk about muscle memory - creating habit and comfort in what you do.  But have you ever thought it might hold you back?
    In this caffeine-fueled, bleary-eyed podcast recorded early on a Friday morning,  I ponder on how to break out of your self-imposed limitation - one that we constantly refer to as a necessary thing: your muscle memory.  
    BE WARNED: there is a modicum of rudeness and one or two swear words at the beginning.  Should you happen to be listening to this in the background while doing a little homeschooling with the kids, I suggest you pause it (the podcast, not the homeschooling) until you have a glass of wine and no youngsters around!
    Enjoy!
    CheersP.
     
    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. 
    If you'd like to use one of the other players out there, why not try Vurbl?  

    • 26 min
    EP95 "Evolve Or Evaporate" - Interview With Wedding Photographer Sanjay Jogia

    EP95 "Evolve Or Evaporate" - Interview With Wedding Photographer Sanjay Jogia

    In this interview, I get a chance to talk with the incredible photographer, Sanjay Jogia.   To quote from Canon's website (he is a Canon Ambassador):

    Sanjay Jogia is one of the world's most decorated wedding photographers, with a clutch of awards from both the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). The Briton is known for capturing a mix of posed and unposed images, all bursting with emotion and charm. He also shares his expertise, travelling the world to deliver lectures and workshops.
    Serving the luxury wedding market, Sanjay's company, Eye Jogia Photography, specialises in wedding photography of the most demanding kind: destination weddings all over the world, and Indian weddings, which pose distinct challenges compared to other types of ceremony. "Indian weddings are more intense and much longer: a typical day can be 12 to 16 hours," says Sanjay. "There are many separate rituals on the day of the main ceremony, and all the days tend to be an onslaught of colour, energy, emotion, socialising and fun."
    Well, that may be the official line but I know him as someone who I thoroughly enjoy judging with - his sharp attention to detail, the emotion and his humanity (he is always respectful of each and every image we assess) make him a pleasure to work alongside.
    In this interview we talk about a wide range of topics though I had originally intended to talk about what we have learned through judging - it is still in there somewhere but there is much more besides! 
    I talk about one particular image in the podcast - this is that image:

    I just love the subtlety of it! More of Sanjay's beautiful work can be found at https://www.eyejogia.com/
    As always, I asked him for a book submission for ou library and he recommended  "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. This is a book I've read a couple of times and is well worth the investment!  
    Enjoy!
    Cheers
    P.
    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. 
    If you'd like to use one of the other players out there, why not try Vurbl?  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP94 Stop Being Your Own Personal Troll!

    EP94 Stop Being Your Own Personal Troll!

    Ever wondered if you're your own worst enemy? Your very own, personal, TROLL?  Well, stop it at once!  It really isn't helping!
     
    I mention a couple of things in this podcast - here are the links for the curious:
    The camera I am talking about is the Nikon Z7ii - you can read about it on Nikon's site. 
    The focus checker is the Datacolor SpyderLensCal
    Of course, remember that my book Mastering Portrait Photography is still very much available on Amazon (it's still in the top 20 photography books after all these years!)
     
    Enjoy!
    Cheers
    P.
    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. 

    • 33 min
    EP93 It Doesn't Matter HOW You Do It!

    EP93 It Doesn't Matter HOW You Do It!

    So why do people think it's OK to criticise HOW you do something?  In this episode, I am more or less muttering about something that is prevalent in our industry: snobbishness about how you create your images rather than the celebration of what you've created.
    I may have uttered an expletive during the recording of this podcast.  Sorry - don't judge me.  I've left it in because I think a little passion is a good thing. Besides, bleeping it out wouldn't have hidden the fact I said it. 
    Enjoy!
    Cheers
    P.
    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. 

    • 29 min
    EP92 We Are Human 'Beings', Not Human 'Doings' - An Interview With Trevor Long PhD

    EP92 We Are Human 'Beings', Not Human 'Doings' - An Interview With Trevor Long PhD

    In a podcast last year, I lamented that I had lost a little mojo - the penalty for having a massively busy season prior to that.  This triggered a couple of threads of conversation, one of which is this interview with Trevor Long PhD.
    To quote from his bio: "Trevor brings an extensive experience in education and consultancy to this work, from many different countries and cultures, with a primary interest in individual development as a means of building long-term growth and well-being.  Working with several business schools, including Cambridge, Duke, Henley and Warwick, he has designed and delivered programmes on strategy, leadership, change, personal development and cultural awareness. He focuses on the educational content of the charity.


    "With a strong interest in the benefits of personal motivation, Trevor’s research is rooted in the personal experience of engagement and its application in leadership and business growth.  He has a PhD, an MBA and other qualifications involving coaching and psychology."


     
    In this fascinating interview, Trevor talks about ways in which we can be more creative, stay motivated and generally be happier in everything that we do.  And right now?  Well, I'll take every bit of information on joy and contentment that I can find!
    Trevor, and his wife Nikki, run a charity in The Gambia, called Be Reel, that helps the community form viable, sustainable micro-businesses to feed themselves and their families.  Details of the charity can be found here.  
    As always, I asked Trevor to nominate a book for our every-growing Photography Library here at the studio.  In typical enthusiastic fashion, he nominated two!
    The first is called "Mindfulness And The Natural World", by Claire Thompson:
     
    The second, by Micah Mortali, is called Rewilding.
     
    Enjoy the interview and please share with anyone you think might find it useful.
    Cheers
    P.
    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 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

ralph pearson ,

Excellent Podcast

Throughly enjoyable listen with some excellent guests as well as an insight into the life of a photographer

Cymrukiwi ,

A must listen for any Photographer

I have known Paul for years, and his passion for beautiful imagery is so strong. Whether you want tips or advise on printing, tips, techniques or listening to one of his many guests. It’s a good easy listen and Paul’s infectious voice just makes you listen to more. Quite simply one of the top 3 photography podcasts available.

Matthew Preston ,

Easy to listen to with lots of valuable advice

I have ‘binge listened’ to the Mastering Portrait Photography podcast to get caught up, and along the way have enjoyed Paul's conversational style, which makes it an easy listen. Each episode has been interesting and informative, and the episodes in Paul interviews someone else have been great listens.

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