Lets hear it for risk.

I have just been contacted by Tom Miles, who runs the excellent industry blog www.photosmudger.com, about his latest draft on what makes a good lecturer.

His blog, by the way, offers a very large range of practical advice  from …

Start of a new gallery

I have been a little lax of late focussing on lecturing and research. What I find interesting is going back to having the issues that any creative has of seeking inspiration.

Finding the right triggers and developing techniques to aid …

Crowd funding discussion with Rob Evans.

I was very impressed with the achievements of Rob who was not only able to establish a very successful photographic studio in Manchester just three years after leaving as photographer to Granada TV Studios. He was also able to develop …

Exhibitions, Lucky Jotter, RPS and AOP

Had a week visiting a number of exhibitions with great opportunities to see old friends, ex students and leaders of our industry.

 

First a look at Joseph Pegler’s 8th Lucky Jotter event. Joseph who I’m working with at the …

More Manchester research and mentoring.

As part of looking at the world outside of London I have visited a few photographers to gauge how they are coping with the current challenges. Moy Williams is a long established photographer right in the heart of Manchester. He …

Manchester Photographer

Had a very good conversation with the award winning Manchester photographer Jonathan Oakes. He has amazing facilities in the heart of the city. There are two large studios and catering facilities to match with each able to run separately.All …

AOP student awards.

Great to see so much enthusiasm in the encouraging range and quality of work at these awards. Passion is still alive and well amongst the current student body.

 

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The awards were another good chance for me to gather a …

Discussions with Dave Stewart.

I was intersted to discuss with Dave the issues related to innovative marketing initiatives. He has a distinguished history of creating events and a personal profile which surprises and entertains the market. We agreed that this is becoming increasingly more …