We’re back once again with another superb, open and insightful interview with another leading photographer. Today our guest is UK based photographer, trainer, teacher and writer; Damien Lovegrove
I was keen to find a guest who had ‘been there, done that’ – someone with plenty of experience who could speak with conviction about the photography industry today. Recently, we’ve had discussions in the Ready Steady Pro Facebook community about how the industry seems to have changed in recent years, so I thought what better way to find out for sure than to have someone of Damien’s calibre and experience on the show.
Damien started his life with cameras (in a professional sense) by going to work for the BBC as a trainee camera operator, before working his way up. As you’ll hear in this interview Damien went on to leave the BBC, start an incredibly successful wedding photography business, which ran for 10 years before Damien conciously, and intentionally decided to change direction in order to get weekends and time back in his life. Damien bought a business consultant on board to aid in the change of career from photographer, to writer, to trainer.
“I first came across Damien many years ago, when i first got into photography myself. In the UK, unlike the US & Australia, we don’t really have many ‘big names’ when it comes to well-known photographers. We have a few, but not many. Well, of the few we do have Damien almost certainly is one of them. I found Damien’s teaching style to be very accessible and easy to take on board, but Damien also shows with his work that he has conviction in what he teaches. Damien is a photographer who has ‘been there and done that’ and as a result was someone I knew would be an excellent guest for the show. I’m really pleased that Damien has agreed to join me to discuss his career share with us some of the things he knows…”
Damien speaks openly about having multiple, passive revenue streams and so much more. This interview is a real-must listen!
As well as all of the wisdom and knowledge shared, Damien was also very generous and shared a discount code offering all RSP listeners 50% off all videos on his website (see the link below).
You really do need to have your notepad to hand, because the gems are dropped thick and fast in this episode!
Links to most of what is mentioned in this episode can be found below in the ‘Show Notes’ section
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This weeks Topic
- Changing Careers
- Passive Revenue Streams
- Relationship with FujiFilm
- Wedding Photography is a retail business
Today’s Little Gems
50% off all videos in Damien’s shop. Just enter ‘readysteady’ at the checkout.
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Show Notes / Links
- Damien on Instagram
- Damien on Facebook
- Damien on Twitter – @DamienLovegrove
- Lovegrove Shop