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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

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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/

    EP109 On Why Being Busy Creates Energy All Of Its Own

    EP109 On Why Being Busy Creates Energy All Of Its Own

    Dad was always right. Of course, it took me a decade or two to acknowledge that fact, but dad was always right.


     


    Of many pearls (of the wisdom variety) he threw in my direction, is this: if you want something doing, give it to someone who's already busy.


     


    I don't know if I believed it at the time. That's the thing about fathers: you don't like to tell them they're right. But he always was.


     


    And on this one, he was spot on.


     


    If you want something doing, get someone who's already busy to do it.


     


    Dad's wisdom extends to your business. The busier you are, the more you will get done. And, more importantly, the more people will book you.


     


    Life is funny like that.
     

    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. 


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    • 21 min
    EP108 On Treating Each Client Like They're You're ONLY Client

    EP108 On Treating Each Client Like They're You're ONLY Client

    Have you ever stood back and thought about how you feel when your suppliers forget that, while you may be one of the thousands of customers to them, they are the ONLY supplier to you?  It has always irritated me that companies forget themselves and send out blanket messages that remind me that I am just one of their masses, yet another annoying customer - possibly the worst message you can possibly receive.   


    The asymmetry of that relationship between a client and a company is really at the heart of customer service: making sure that your clients feel truly unique is one of the keys to a successful business.


    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. 


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    • 22 min
    EP107 On The Importance Of Polished Shoes

    EP107 On The Importance Of Polished Shoes

    As a kid, I hated polishing my shoes.  Every week, on a Sunday evening before school, I would be sent out, brushes in hand, to put some shine on my trusty (and boring) Clarke's shoes.


    These days, I do it religiously before each and every wedding.  And I do it willingly.


    In this episode, I muse about that and why such inconsequential details matter so much.


    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. 


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    • 18 min
    EP106 On Taking Pride In Everything You Do

    EP106 On Taking Pride In Everything You Do

    In this episode, sponsored by Panasonic eneloop Pro Rechargeable Batteries, I am pondering on the difference between being 'proud' and 'taking pride' in everything you do.  A subtle but important distinction - particularly if you're British and have been brought up that pride always comes before a fall!


    Some ideas about how to get around that familiar feeling of not wanting to brag about your images - tell the client how amazing they look instead!  Much more comfortable for us Brits and has the added bonus of making the client feel great too!


    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. 


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    • 22 min
    EP105 On Using Your Own Portfolio To Inspire YOU!

    EP105 On Using Your Own Portfolio To Inspire YOU!

    In this episode I'm back in the Land Rover Defender heading out to buy our evening's supper: fish'n'chips!  We were due to go and sit on a hill side and eat them with a pint of beer but, sadly, the brassic weather has other ideas.  Instead, I am pootling through Midsommer Murders territory on a wet and wild Friday evening.
    In this episode, sponsored by Panasonic Eneloop Pro Batteries, I have an idea about how you might use your own portfolio - the images that you've taken that you love - to inspire you and keep you energised ready for whatever walks through the door.
    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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    • 25 min
    EP104 On The Courage For Competitions

    EP104 On The Courage For Competitions

    Well, this episode is recorded from my nearly-finished workshop which, while it is ultimately built for making things, also seems to have great acoustics!  That wasn't a design choice but it makes for a coincidentally glorious recording studio!
    It's great at the studio right now, as everything is opening back up and the business is returning to its familiar buzz.  
    This episode, sponsored by Panasonic Eneloop Pro Batteries, discusses entering and learning from image competitions: you cannot win if you don't enter - and there may be other rewards beyond the obvious prizes! Besides, if you're careful about which ones you enter, they're completely anonymous unless you win something!  How scary can it be?  And yet, they are just that: scary.  But if you can find a way past the fear, the rewards make the nerves worthwhile.
     
    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?  

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

WhitneyHelen ,

Great Podcast

I love this podcast! Really useful information provided by an expert who also just sounds like such a kind, joyful, down-to-earth and genuine person. It makes for a great listen and I’ve learned a lot!

LKofOhio ,

One of my favorites

Paul is so easy to listen to. He tells it like it is but always in a positive way. He’s very down to earth and has a genuine love for people and photographing them (as well as dogs). Definitely one of my favorite podcasts out there! Lindsay K., Ohio

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Wonderful Podcast

Thank you.love the bits about your favorite books and photographers.

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