By Stephen Cotterell
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Stephen Cotterell, produces this free podcast for emerging and professional photographers. There is no fixed schedule so please subscribe on iTunes Please checkout the rest of my website then contact me by email or call 07990 525 814
||Glyn Dewis||Glyn Dewis is one of those people who shines brightly. When you listen to this episode of photography 121 you will see what I mean. Who can not be attracted by his talent, authenticity and enthusiasm. He is clearly on a mission to share what he knows (and||19 6 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brian Worley||Brian Worley is definitely someone that you need to meet if you want to raise your photographic game with your camera, your lighting, your workflow or simply your attitude towards photography. Listening to our conversation will be worthwhile because I fee||2 4 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rob Mirage||Rob Mirage is an excellent photographer who also happens to live not far from my home. This episode is the first in the 2014 series of Photography 121 and Rob is a great start to this season. Please enjoy listening to this episode and maybe||29 3 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ben Harvey||Earlier this month I travelled to the south coast of England to chat with Ben Harvey. I was very keen to spend time with Ben because I love his work and he is a regular listener to Photography 121. His work is quite remarkable and, althou||22 12 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chris Hudson||Chris Hudson and I met at the recent GPP event in London. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that he lives just a few minutes walk from me! After checking out Chris’s photography online it was an absolute no brainer to invite him to be our featu||25 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Simon Longworth||Simon Longworth is one of a small number of professional photographers within the British Army. We had met a couple of weeks previously at the first Gulf Photoplus Pop-up event in London. Thankfully he accepted my invitation to be a featured guest on thi||11 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sasha de Paz||Sasha de Paz is our featured guest professional photographer. This episode is also a record of the very first time we have met each other. We are both members of various photography groups on facebook and I started to notice Sasha’s work||4 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matt Marsh||Matt Marsh is a famous photographer in his primary field who is also finding ways to expand his business. His interpersonal skills, his belief in the value of high levels of customer service and the importance of good photography supported by excellent||30 8 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pavel Gonevski||Pavel Gonevski is a talented photographer who prefers to be seen as a storyteller. His written and photographic work has wide appeal. He is also much too modest about his talents! His very talented wife and photographic partner, Veronika Velova,||8 8 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Anna Bowkis||Anna Bowkis is a Hong Kong based Photographer. One day last month, after both traveling from different parts of the UK we met up for lunch. This recording, complete with noisy neighbours on the next table, is the result of our travels (in more ways than||1 8 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Neil van Niekerk||Neil van Niekerk welcomed me into his fabulous studio in Little Falls, New Jersey. We had, unintentionally, picked a particularly hot and humid day to record our chat. It happened while I was on a short holiday in New York with my lovely wife, Caroline.||17 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Michael RammelL||Michael Rammell is someone I felt that I knew before I had met him. Maybe it’s because of his online presence and some of the blogs that he has written; google “Why is wedding photography so expensive?” and check out the result||14 6 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Neil Graham||Neil Graham loves photography, podcasts, photographers and nearly all things photographic. So when he agreed to be a guest for this episode I was very happy. Neil has yet to decide about his “professional” photography future but he certainly||13 6 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Motiejus Salkauskas||Motiejus Salkauskas is a young Lithuanian Fashion Portrait Photographer who puts his heart, mind and soul into photography. I am so happy to be able to share this episode with you because it is third time lucky. While the background noise in this||19 5 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sean Gannon||Meeting Sean Gannon for the first time was a revelation. He has so much drive, passion and ambition which he clearly balances with humanity, humility and “creative doubt”. To say that he made his mind up one day and go for it, is an underst||14 3 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Richard Cannon||This is the kick-off episode for the 2013 season of the Photography 121 podcast. Imagine my delight when I asked Richard Cannon to be a special guest for the podcast (sometime this year, I silently hoped) and he said “Yes”.||22 2 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Annie Armitage||Annie Armitage’s photography gave me an insight into her personality and creativity well before we met in person. She has developed a great photographic style as she has grown as a professional photographer. I was therefore very pleased that she a||25 10 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chris Gravett||Chris Gravett has a nickname, or nom de photography, leflik17. He also has a passion and ambition for photography. During our conversation we discuss why he walked away from a high status, highly paid career to do what he loves, which is mainly but not ex||10 10 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jerry Webb||Jerry Webb is a very stylish photographer who is based in my old home town of Brighton. I’ve known about and have admired Jerry’s photography for years yet I knew absolutely nothing about the man himself. This omission was correcte||26 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vic Pannett||Vic Pannett and I connected via google+ There was something about her personal style and mixture of photographs that made me curious about her history, motivation and plans as a photographer. So, once she accepted my invitation we chatted f||5 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Christine Bernasconi||Christine Bernasconi is a professional photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Chris was kind enough to make contact with me after I posted a tweet to say that I was going to be in Australia in July. I am so pleased that she did. I found our co||8 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stephen Cotterell (C)||This is part C (the third and final part) of a conversation with me lead by Tony Greco. The photograph on this page is copyright Jo Blackwell Stephen Cotterell http://stephencotterell.com Please comment on this and othe||8 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stephen Cotterell (B)||This is part B of a three part conversation led by Tony Greco. The photograph on this page is copyright Jo Blackwell Stephen Cotterell http://stephencotterell.com||8 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stephen Cotterell (A)||This is the first part (A) of a three part conversation. Tony Greco stepped forward to interview me after a discussion in the facebook Photography 121 group. Please forgive the slightly abrupt edit at the end of this episode. E||8 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Emily Johnston||At the age of fourteen, Emily Johnston decided that she was going to be a professional photographer. Since that time she has never looked back. All she has known professionally is photography and it has taken her around the world. During t||2 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ted Forbes||Ted Forbes inspires me to appreciate the Art of Photography in a much wider context than most people who share their thoughts and ideas about photography. In this podcast he reveals a lot about his life, work and influences yet somehow I feel that we are||2 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Catherine Connor||Catherine Connor is someone who inspires people to develop their passion, skills and success in the world of photography. I have had the personal pleasure to be a recent student of her company, Aspire Photography Training. Like hundre||18 6 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Foz||Foz is a professional photographer who happened to volunteer for my “Pictures for an Exhibition” project. So when he opened the door to his home in the Sussex countryside he expected to see me with a camera or two . What I surprised him with||21 4 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lynda Bowyer||Lynda Bowyer is a busy and successful professional photographer. To me, she overflows with photographic experience and knowledge yet is also actively continuing to learn and engage with her fellow photographers. We have been following ea||18 4 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jo Blackwell||Jo Blackwell discovered photography relatively recently. We chatted about how important it is to her as a creative outlet and as a professional pursuit. I found her views on lighting, portraiture and her take on documenting weddings photograp||15 4 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dade Freeman||This morning I travelled 55 miles or so to Brighton on the South Coast of England to record a chat with Dade Freeman. Dade is a professional photographer with a history that obviously supports clients of his business, Krysalis Photography||3 3 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Milly Colley||Milly Colley is a London based professional photographer with experience beyond her years. I found our conversation to be insightful, inspirational and enlightening. Rarely have I met a professional young anyone with Milly’s levels of dri||1 3 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Laura Morgan||Yesterday I travelled to the heart of Sussex in the UK to record a chat with Laura Morgan. Laura has been instrumental in helping me to become very comfortable with portrait photography. Laura is a very accomplished photographer in her ow||29 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ross Holkham||Ross Holkham is a professional wedding and portrait photographer who is enjoying considerable success. As you will hear he is too modest to say such a thing about himself. so I have said it for him and his work speaks for itself (see links below||9 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Adam Bronkhorst||Please visit the iTunes page and leave your personal comment and rating. This will help make the podcast much easier to find in searches. My conversation with Adam Bronkhorst is the first episode of the 2012 session of Photograp||1 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Martin Bailey||A post from a fellow photographer on my Google+ page was the catalyst for this episode. Martin Bailey is a Tokyo based professional photographer who also shares a lot of his knowledge and experiences through his own podcasts. This episode was re||27 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Micki Aston||Micki Aston MCIoJ LRPS CPAGB is a professional photographer who is prominent in the world of photography. She has been widely published as well as having her work regularly exhibited. She judges both inter-club and county competitions thr||17 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Carey Sheffield||Carey is a successful professional photographer who combines her people, sales and business skills in a way which supports her commercial photography brilliantly. I have thoroughly enjoyed glimpses of Carey’s photography and it is obvious||16 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chris Harrison||Chris Harrison and I have known each other for at least 8 years. He was instrumental in the development of my own photography and the writing of my short book that I wrote. He is my mentor. More interestingly to you he has a long career in graphic design||11 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gina Soden||Yesterday, I travelled for just about an hour to visit a total stranger. Her name is Gina Soden, a professional photographer with experience, skills and talents way beyond what her age may suggest. She had been recommended to me by several photographers.||4 8 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Andy Wilson||The photograph on this page was taken on the day I first met Andy. We were participants in the Brighton event which formed part of Scott Kelby’s Photowalk. Over the years, I have got to know Andy, through his work, and sometimes in the company of t||2 8 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dean Barwell||This conversation with Dean Barwell was recorded a little earlier this week. I had never heard of Dean until Tony Greco, a fellow photographer and a close friend of his made it very clear to me that I should check out his photography and then have a chat.||8 7 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ben Sherreard||Ben has an amazing ability to be creative nearly all of the time. He finds a lot of things in life to laugh and smile about. In this podcast he reveals a lot about what makes him tick as an excellent young photographer who naturally connects with his clie||24 6 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nicola Gaughan||Nicola is a professional photographer and graphic designer who has developed her interest, skills and expertise in Photography from childhood, through her professional experiences and, more latterly, her academic studies. Personally speaking, I||17 6 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Claudia Carter||This podcast has it all: Laughter, a scoop, insights and inspiration. It is also hot off the press as Claudia Carter and I only chatted together last night! Claudia is an excellent photography professional who has identified an important communit||15 6 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stewart Weir||Stewart Weir is a professional photographer who has been active in many types of work including international commercial assignments, football documentary, wedding, portraits and even some catwalk photography. He started by capturing images on film, went||2 6 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jim Stephenson||Jim is a professional specialist photographer. His passion is architecture and it shows. We talked about a range of topics including (towards the end of our conversation) the personal and professional benefits of being focussed as a photographer||10 5 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jaz Ampaw-Farr||My suspicion is that if you actively listen to, think about and act upon your thoughts that arise from our conversation much value will be added to your photographic life. In a touch over an hour and a half, Jaz and I cover a range of topics inc||15 4 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nadine Burzler||Nadine is a young and determined wedding and portraiture photographer on a mission to connect with her clients. Listening back to our conversation I felt really inspired by her words, passion and focus. After the recording stopped we chatted a b||10 4 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Steve Bishop||Steve Bishop is an excellent Portrait and Wedding Photographer with an interesting background. He loves photographing people and encouraging talent in others. He continuously invests in himself, through training with some of the best photographers in the||8 4 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
Well worth a listen
Great show Stephen, really enjoying what you're doing.
Well worth a listen
These Podcasts are a series of interviews with a variety of UK based photographers. The podcasts are essentially conversations between people who love what they do. As with any conversation, some of them start off a little stilted but Stephen is such a calm, pleasant chap that they soon relax and ease into the conversation.
The technical quality of the podcasts is varied and there are some issues with the levels on occasions. However, this is not the focus. If you are a photographer or are interested in the subject, then these are well worth a listen. It is great to hear how other photographers have developed and what drives and motivates their passion.
In the interests of disclosure, I used to work with Stephen in a previous life. However, I only really came to know him through facebook and listening to these podcasts.
Well worth a listen - Well done all - Nicola's is a good place to start!
Loving your out look ....
Excellent interviews.as a newbie it's nice to be inspired by your guests.would be nice to hear from more people north of watford thought .not a complaint just an observation best wishes please keep it up ..
Glad to hear it's not about the gear more about the idea ...