Phil's Photography Journey

Phil's Photography Journey

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By Phil Swallow
This podcast tells you about my journey to becoming a professional photographer . It covers all sorts of experiences as I negotiate each step and build my journey's path.

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#22 California Road Trip - with Special Guest Host!
This is a special feature length podcast with my wife Sue guest-hosting as we talk about our fantastic trip to California.  As we were on the trip I provided periodic updates to my Travel Photography Facebook Page. I have created blogs on my website (see links below) that use these original updates to tell our story and will complement the listening of the podcast - we really hope you enjoy our story! Overview First Leg - Pacific Coast Highway to Carmel Second Leg - San Francisco Third Leg - Yosemite Fourth Leg - Sequoia Fifth Leg - Joshua Tree to Beach Cities Sixth Leg - Santa Monica Final Leg - Hollywood to Home
1:01:45
September 1, 2019
#21 - Headshot Crew, Branding, USA Road Trip and Nikon Z6
In this episode: New recording suite (upstairs back bedroom!) Headshot Crew Steady client flow Branding/Logo Don McCullin Exhibition Headshot Intensive USA - California Road Trip (stay tuned . . . ) Ivan Weiss Exhibition Traded in D3s for Z6
19:51
August 5, 2019
#17 - Health Update, Client Booking, Backups & Learning
Back update - golf is back on the agenda! Exercise now, not after a problem A week of enquiries, leading to a client booking at the Houses of Parliament LMS - great weather, settings Actor Headshot enquiry Backup plans Jinjabird - great chat Kelby One
18:07
April 13, 2019
#16 - Back Health & Headshots
An update on my back problem - thanks to the Physio! 100 Headshots done Major payback/value from gear investment DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Gimbal Test Swimalong Charity Shoot for Beckenham Rotary Some more money from Stock sales Possible future interviews
17:58
April 13, 2019
#15 - My big, bad, back problem
Back problem leading to holiday cancellation My son Matt's Wedding - where the back problem occurred Headshot shoot that took place prior to back problem Some new gear
31:12
April 13, 2019
#14 - Just a brief one
I have run this Podcast for a few months now and have used up all of my time allowance on the free offer from Soundcloud but it was good whilst it lasted. So after some research I found that Squarespace can offer a hosting service so I’m giving it a go!  This episode is very brief and covers a correction required from Episode 13 and some words about this transition process, what I have learned so far, and what this new hosting solution may offer. 
06:04
April 13, 2019
#13 - Mainly about travel, a bit about iPhone photography
Charlie's Request! (Correction to follow!*) Covering:  Vienna Charlie's request for iPhone photography tips/recommendations Headshot Releases Gear Purchase Video Editing Late Summer Holiday. * I mention 6 box grid for the iPhone screen but it is actually 9. The concept is still the same but you need to have 9 boxes in the grid to apply the intersection points for the Rule of Thirds.
14:20
April 13, 2019
#12 - A hot, dry summer!
It's a hot, dry summer in the UK! England are doing superbly well in the World Cup I have needed to buy some more add-on gear to help with my sound recording I've done another Lime Meadow shoot A new Business Headshot I've set up another Social Media presence for my travel photography in order to separate it from the other part of my brand I'm preparing for another trip!
15:21
April 13, 2019
#11 - Another "testing" episode!
Trying something different - again! I "discovered" that I had not upgraded to the new version of GarageBand so have now done that and this is the result - it might be a bit rough around the edges . . .
07:33
April 13, 2019
#9 - Testing, testing . . .
This is a really quick episode where I test out some new sound recording gear, a Rode PSA1 boom arm and SMR shock mount. I have also used a different module in GarageBand to record it and I really like it - but it would be great to get some feedback from any listeners too. Compare this episode to previous ones and let me know what you think - thanks!
03:58
April 13, 2019
#8 - Loads happening!
Headshot Course My mate's Wedding Family weekend away in Angmering-on-Sea, West Sussex My new Training Course/Workshop Lime Meadow Folk & Blues Club x 2 New gear Work Headshots
14:26
April 13, 2019
#7 - My Birthday, YouTube, Headshots, Preparation and More
My Birthday! YouTube Vlog - need a catchy thumbnail pic, but 100 views so far Colleague headshots - great session, good timing, pleased client & just waiting for selections. First use of AD600PRO studio heads and very pleased with them Daughter headshot - impromptu - guess what is unusual? Great feedback and social media likes on our Instagrams and my Facebook page Rotary Event - Charity Gig, great time, great feedback! How you must be professionally prepared! Do not leave anything to chance and not just on the day. I was set up to be a professional and hard work made that possible Pricing for Events - Charity excepted, always get a fee up front Headshot Workshop this Saturday - beats the Royal Wedding any day!
20:48
April 13, 2019
#6 - Budapest and a Workshop
I talk about our superb trip to Budapest (see Vlog on YouTube), a recent training course with Hannah Couzens and my latest Photo "gig".
14:42
April 13, 2019
#5 - Folk & Blues Club shoot, Stock successes and Budapest trip
In this episode of my Podcast I talk about a recent shoot at Lime Meadow Folk & Blues Club, my good experiences with Shutterstock & Alamy (cher-ching!) and preparing for a forthcoming trip to Budapest!
16:11
April 13, 2019
#4 - A recent event, being realistic and a trip
This episode sees me reflect on a recent event, and be completely realistic! I also talk about a forthcoming trip.
14:32
April 13, 2019
#3 - My photographic style & The Photography Show
In this episode I talk about how I arrived at my style plus a bit about The Photography Show at the NEC and my latest purchase.
13:44
April 13, 2019
#2 - Web presence, Social Media & Gear
In this episode I move on from the introduction in Episode 1 to share information about my Online and Social Media presence. I talk about what I use, why I use it/them and give my thoughts and comments on how I go about related steps on my journey.
20:37
April 13, 2019
#1 - This is where my journey starts . . .
First episode of a podcast describing my photography journey!
07:24
April 13, 2019
#20 - I've joined the Headshot Crew!
My golf(!) Portrait of my Mum Sue away in NYC I joined Peter Hurley's Headshot Crew Test shot for Hannah Recent post for Janaki Website Updates Travel plans
14:29
April 13, 2019
#19 - A new episode and a new platform!
I've moved the Podcast across to Anchor FM Great headshot session with Ingrid Miller Dave's Tinnitus Story video views going well Nikon Professional Services Show, London - Report and yet another purchase Developing my home studio and shooting options Special portrait this weekend
16:28
March 7, 2019
#18 - It's good to be back!
Sorry it’s been a while since the last one! Video Project - Dave’s Tinnitus Story Virgin Media Business Broadband New camera Birthday Party lighting test More Party photography More Actor Headshots NPS Show Holiday Planning
25:36
March 7, 2019
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