This week’s interview is with celebrity portrait and lifestyle photographer, Drew Gurian. Drew is New York based and working hard in one of the most competitive locations. We talk about Drew’s start in photography, working as Joe McNally’s assistant for 5 years and how he’s built a reputation and a business in a very tough industry, celebrity portrait photography.
This week, Glyn and Dave talk about the benefits of setting up and investing in a home print studio. What’s the best kind of gear, paper, inks and how to properly calibrate and set your profiles to get the best possible print every time. We also talk about framing and how to maximise your home printing investment. Plus some info about the upcoming 3945Portraits Exhibition and preparing print for the exhibition. Thank you for listening.
Printing Tutorial – https://www.glyndewis.com/?s=printing&v=79cba1185463
Printer – https://amzn.to/2S1NK2I *Note – Glyn got his at a trade show at a special price, the printer is now at around £450-£500 – other printers are available
This week, Glyn and Dave chat about what’s been going on the past few weeks, teaching overseas, Glyn’s trip to Normandy for the D-Day anniversary events, the new veterans portrait project website and logo, Ricky Gervais and our favourite TV shows! Just some friendly chit chat between two mates.
This week we are joined by the Photoshop and Photography education powerhouse that is Mr Aaron Nace, the founder of online training platform PHLEARN. This was the first time we’d ever spoken to Aaron and he immediately felt like an old friend. We talk about the future of online education and innovation. This really was a great episode and a top interview. Check him out on the links below!
This week’s episode is all about communicating. Glyn and Dave have touched on elements of this before but this week they decided to revisit this subject after receiving multiple cut and paste communications when a more personal approach would have yielded a more positive response. Why don’t we have time to be personal anymore?
Books to buy…
A Time To Fight: Living and Remembering WWII – Robert Anderson
Norman Mailer. MoonFire. 50th Anniversary Edition
Space Shuttle: A Photographic Journey 1981-2011
The Stan Lee Story
LinkedIn NOT Just Another Social Media Platform
In this episode, Glyn chats with Headshot Photographer Maurice Jager based in the Netherlands about branding, the importance of a great head shot and LinkedIn. There’s no doubt that social media is big but despite this, it still doesn’t beat really speaking with people and building relationships, dare we say, the old way. Maurice chats through how and why he uses LinkedIn as his number one social media platform which may well make you want to take another look.
This week we interview a man who, without his generosity, we would not be making this podcast. Zack was instrumental in Glyn following the path he did in 2009 which eventually led to us meeting in 2010. Catching up with Zack 10 years on he opens up about life as a photographer and reveals the truth about the real world of a working photographer and some harsh truths we all experience, how to get out of that funk and keep going. It’s one of our most honest and revealing interviews.
Zack’s NEW Class “The Craft of Portrait Photography” on The Portrait Masters Training Platform:
Zack’s ‘Transform’ video:
This week, Glyn chats to Rick Wenner who is a New York based award winning portrait photographer whose work has been featured in numerous magazines and press outlets. Rick and Glyn chat about how photography is not about the camera, it’s about the people. Rick shares some powerful information and stories. https://rickwenner.com/PORTFOLIO/thumbs // https://www.instagram.com/rickwenner/
Today’s episode https://simplecast.com/s/1da4f0d2 is a very powerful message, it’s about life and the sudden unexpected loss of a loved one. It’s about capturing people and moments before it’s too late. Following on from episode 42, our interview with Nathan Black, something happened over Christmas that Glyn wants to talk about. It’s quite emotional but a really important message if you have the ability to make a difference with photography. Episode 42 https://simplecast.com/s/bd1ec8bf // Gifting Portraits https://www.glyndewis.com/gifting-portraits/?v=7516fd43adaa// Photoshop Fixes https://www.glyndewis.com/photoshop-fixes-for-photographers/?v=7516fd43adaa // Ted Owens https://www.glyndewis.com/ted_owens/?v=7516fd43adaa
Once we hit episode 50 we wanted to start our next 50 with a great friend and a great guest, Joe McNally and his lovely, super talented wife, Annie Cahill. We sat in a bar in London and chatted about their relationship, their work, their year and their future. We could have chatted for ages but we hope you enjoy the hour we captured. https://portfolio.joemcnally.com/index // https://www.instagram.com/acahillmac // https://www.instagram.com/joemcnallyphoto