Prior to episode 10 of the podcast Andrew Hellmich was arguably the most widely known guest I'd had on the show. Even then, unless you were both a photographer and a consumer of podcasts, Andrew may not have been someone you had known of at that time. My guest for episode 10 however was (is) a superstar in the world of photography. Frank Doorhoff kindly agreed to come on the show. Being my first 'big name' guest so to speak; it was clear I was someone nervous. You could just tell in my voice! Here's what I wrote for the synopsis for episode 10 back in late November 2013:
This week was supposed to be a roundtable episode, but I just couldn’t keep this recording to myself any longer. This week, for episode 10 we’re back with the biggest interview we’ve done so far: This week, the one and only Mr Frank Doorhof is on the show! A few weeks back we tweeted Frank and asked him to come on the show. “Why Not” Frank replied – and here we are now.
I’m sure many of you will know all about Frank, but for those of you that don’t, let me tell you just a little bit about this man: Frank is based in Holland and photographs fashion, portraits and a whole more. He’s one of Scott Kelby’s training guys and has educational videos up on KelbyTraining.com, He tours the world with his classes and seminars, he’s an amazing retoucher, a member of X-Rite’s Coloratti, he does some amazing things with light and has one of the best imaginations and eyes for light in the industry today.
In this interview I quiz Frank about how he got into Photography, we discuss having a safety net and a plan B to enable you to take risks. We talk about doing what you love, working hard but avoiding burnout. Frank tells us a little about how he came to be an integral part of the Kelby Media Team and we then discuss Frank’s passion for teaching, educating and sharing. We also discuss the importance of networking and the harsh reality that some people just do not know what good photography is meaning it can often come down to who you know, rather than what you know. Also mentioned is Frank’s keen interest in Italian Vogue and other fashion magazines as inspiration and Frank’s desire to one day photograph Lady Ga Ga.
This truly is a conversation with an incredibly humble man and I’m incredibly pleased to be able to share this with you today. Be sure to have a pen and notepad to hand – Frank shares a lot of wisdom in this one!
This weeks Topic
An Interview with world renowned photographer and trainer Frank Doorhoff
Today’s Little Gems
- Frank Doorhoff was extremely kind and has offered a 20% (YES – 20%!!) off of his downloadable training DVD’s on his website just for Ready Steady Pro listeners. Check them out here: and enter offer code RSP88 to receive that discount
- Michael’s Gem this week is a little unconventional in that he wants to highlight the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal by the British Red Cross – please done generously and give aid for the people in need during this horrific disaster
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