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Speakers' Corner - Llewellyn Robins - part 1 of 1

by Llewellyn Robins Published

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Why photography?
The next door neighbour had a photo studio and at the age of 13 I was looking for a Saturday job.

Film or digital? Is there still a place for silver halide?
Digital. There may be a place for silver halide for the enthusiast and it's a great teaching aid.

Which camera?
Various Canon Cameras.

The problem with professional photographers today is...
As imaging is so accessible the general public, they have difficulty in perceiving the true value of Professional Photography

Is it getting harder or easier to make a decent living?
The last 15 years have been more difficult.

How do you stay ahead of the game?
When in business I constantly marketed my product.

How do organisations such as The Societies of Photographers help?
They provide help with seminars covering many aspects of photography and running a studio, as well as improving standards within the profession.


Why is The Societies of Photographers Convention such a big deal for photographers?
So many aspects of photography are covered with a huge variety of seminars. The trade show keeps everyone up to date.

Is it primarily about the chance to learn from the experiences of imaging icons?
Yes, as well as upcoming talent.

Your own mentors (living or dead)?
I am influenced by both young and established talent.

Who today is leading the way in creative social photography and why?
Richard Walton. A breath of fresh air with some great ideas.

If you could pick just FIVE seminars (other than your own of course!) to attend at The Societies of Photographers Convention whose workshops would you attend?
Richard Walton
Marko Dutka
Sean Conboy
Damian McGillicuddy
Trevor + Faye Yerbury

What do you think will be the next big thing in the industry?.
I wish I knew. I could make a little money with future sight!

Would you want your own children to take up the reins of your empire (or have they)?
One of my offspring is already working in the profession but totally separate from me.

Your plans for the next five years?
Enjoy helping others to reach their goals and to up the standard of Professional Photography

The Societies' 2018 London Photo Convention

Llewellyn will be speaking at The Societies' 2018 London Photo Convention. For more information on the Convention please see http://swpp.co.uk/convention/


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