The smugmug Interview
I got to admit that there was a few pangs of nervous excitement, when the message came into my email inbox.
Well, it's not everyday that the Global Brand and Marketing Director of a global photo superpower contacts you and invites you onto YouTube. But, there it was, an email from Alastair Jolly, written in his usual low key and easy manner. It read..."do fancy coming on the show, I'd love to share your story."
The first thing Lisa and I did was subscribe to smugmugs Official YouTube Channel to have a quick squiz at who else smugmug had on thier "smugmug LIVE" video Series. Yeah, that didn't help those pangs of excited anxiety!
The last photographer to be interviewed was Daniel Korden, one of my personal favourite photographers and near legendary image creator with almost 2 million followers on Instagram and 125,000 fans on Facebook. Before Daniel, Helen Sloan, an incredible professional and the official still photographer for the cult TV series "Game Of Thrones." had shared her story and wonderful images.
The list of incredibly talented and dedicated photographic creators and educators, that smugmug have had on the show is nothing short of inspiring. Honestly, do yourself a favour and watch some of these wonderful interviews. I promise, the time spent will leave you feeling inspired. Needless to say, in light of Alastair's previous guests, Lisa and I felt a little...amateur.
We'll let you be the judge. Our smugmug **LIVE** interview is just below. It was a lot of fun, thanks in large part to Alastair's easy interview technique, which felt more like a relaxed chat with a friend about photography and quickly put us as ease.
We had no idea which of our images he was going to choose to discuss, and we were both surprised at some of his favourite shots. We'd all agreed that the interview should last about an hour, with questions coming in from the audience via YouTube's 'LIVE CHAT" feature. We ended up having such a good time that the hour came and went and stretched quiet a bit longer.
It goes without saying, we want to thank both Alastair and smugmug for giving us the time and opportunity to share our photographic story. We'd love to hear your thoughts. So, sit back give yourself a little time and hit play. Thanks for dropping by.
Note: There is a two minute static intro. I fyou dont want to wait (i didn't) just drag the red video play-head slider two minutes to the right.