Got a blog? Then REV is a MUST!

The other day I was chatting with a friend of mine (who is also a kick a$$ business coach) about writing; in particular blogging, and he asked me how long it takes me to write a post.

Thinking about it, I said that I guess each day I can take anything from 30 minutes to 1 hour, or sometimes longer depending on what the content is…to which his reply was (and I’m paraphrasing)….

“Could you say it quicker than you write it? Imagine if all the down time you have (stuck in traffic, waiting for flights etc…) you could use it to prepare blog posts…in fact, anything that would end up being the written word; now THAT surely would be a much better use of your time right?”

This was when we recommended I take a look at using REV; an audio transcribing service, and long story short, I bloomin’ LOVE IT!!!

Basically what REV does ( transcribing audio) is nothing new BUT it’s how it does it and the cost which make it so darned good. You can either upload audio files through their website [LINK] or as I’m doing, by recording my voice in their mobile App.


I’m now able to turn the un-productive time into pro-ductive time by recording myself speaking the content of what I want to write, then with the click of one button sending it to REV and within 24 hours having it returned to me all transcribed. This costs just $1 per minute of audio and when you think how long it takes you to read a lengthy blog post (5 minutes or so) that’s a huge time saving.

Once you receive the transcribed audio in your inbox, it’s then just a case of a quick tidy up and you’re done!

iPhone [LINK]
iPad [LINK]


There’s other services that REV provide but the audio transcribing is the one I’ve started using lately and it’s working a treat. The time I’m saving (which is generally in the evening when I write posts) I’m now spending with my wife rather than in front of the screen…and that for me makes it a winner!

Oh and by the way…this post was prepared using REV:)

Anyway, I love it and thought you might want to check it out.

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a couple of days.

Copenhagen Photoshop Training Day

Hi Everyone.

Here’s a short promotional video I put together for my Photoshop Training Day that is coming up on the 21st March in Copenhagen.

Seriously cannot wait to get out there for this and meet everyone; a full day of Photoshop followed by a social evening too!

Tickets are available over on the Sponsor’s website (Goecker) by following this [LINK]

Hope to see you there,

No Studio, No Problem

Given the choice of working in a studio or out on location, I’ll choose out on location any day.

I get a real kick out of working around challenges with lighting and  space, but also love the surprise on a model/clients face when the final picture looks far removed from the environment they were in at the time.

Prime example was this past weekend when I was photographing some new portraits and video for a long time friend of mine, Paul Avins: Author, Mastermind, Business Coach and Keynote Speaker [LINK]

Rather than being in the studio, I piled some equipment into the car and headed over to his home to shoot in his conservatory…

So what do you do when there’s no space to put up your grey backdrop? Tear some off and stick it to the windows using Gaffer Tape…that’s what. Oh and Gaffer Tape comes in really handy for holding a reflector onto a bar stool too:)



As always if you have any questions/comments, feel free to make use of the comments section below or drop me a line to

Have a great Tuesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.

  • March 3, 2015 - 9:24 am

    jo rutherford - Love this – we get so wound up about having the right kit , the right space to shoot in and its great to see how its possible to use a small space to produce great portraits

  • March 3, 2015 - 10:52 am

    Darren - Hi Glyn,
    Great Headshot.

    If you hadn’t shown us the pull back shot then we’d have no idea that it wasn’t shot in a studio.

    I’m interested to know how much ambient light you allowed into the shot.

    What was your shutter speed ?


CC Mastermind: Helping each other by Sharing

I’m glad to say that from right back when I first started out in this industry, I’ve been surrounded by folks that are willing to share the knowledge they have in order to help those around them to grow and develop.

Sure there are always people that are very guarded about what they do but to honest I can’t help but think this is an insecurity; scared that people will start doing what they are and so take business from them. The reality though is that no matter what we share, we all have different personalities, different life experiences and different skill levels, so what is shared will inevitably be interpreted differently and in that person’s style..does that make sense?

In fact I’d go so far to say that if you’re scared of then it’s telling you one thing…get better and don’t expect to be able to remain at the same skill level you have today.

Anyway, with all that in mind, this past weekend we held the very first of our CC Mastermind sessions. This is where as a close group of friends we arranged a 4 hour meeting to share information. This information can take the form of anything related to Photography, Retouching, Business and in fact anything that others may find useful.


From Left to Right: Jonathan Thompson, Keith Hammond, Noel Hannan, JJ Jones, Lee Gorecki, Yours Truly, James Hole & Brian Worley

To say the first meeting was a success would be a complete understatement. The amount shared and the amount learned by each and everyone present was quite overwhelming…

Websites, Apps, Best Business Practices, Tips, Techniques, Equipment to check out, new books worth reading and so it went on…

HUGE thanks to the guys for coming along; some travelling considerable distance to make it. Of course it’s not easy to get a date when everyone can attend so rest assured those unable were missed however we’ll be planning ongoing sessions roughly every 8 weeks. Mind you..we’ll need a bigger room if all 11 members come along:)

So what about you? Why not get a group together and do something similar? Helping each other out like this is so incredibly beneficial for all involved and by sharing with each other, we ALL move forward!

Oh and we’ve called this Masterminding session, the CC Mastermind / CC Network. Why CC? The Curry Club of course:)

Have a great start to the week and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.


  • March 2, 2015 - 11:02 am

    Jonathan Thompson - I can’t agree more Glyn, it was a great success. I learnt tons of new stuff and it such a perfect reason to get together. Why would you want to be alone in a creative industry. Where we’re all trying to push & stretch ourselves. Competing with nobody but ourselves. It’s are beliefs, dreams, vision and fears that direct our lives more than anything else. There’s no better feeling than helping someone else along their way, by sharing something you’ve already discovered.

    We’re very fortunate to have a great bunch of guys. Without being all deep, we’re not together by accident. You look for like minded people. If you look for anything you’ll find it.

    I hope many other groups of friends put their own CC together. Let’s keep it on the downlow on being the Cupcake Network really ;-)

    Really looking forward to actioning on some of the new info and getting together again in a couple of months.

    A big Cheers to all the CC members :-)


  • March 2, 2015 - 2:39 pm

    Rajesh Taylor - Hi Glyn, love the idea of these Photography & PS Mastermind sessions. You hit the nail on the head with sharing knowledge and experiences. Really not sure with people that go cryptic and think they have some secret formula with photography. Its a people business. Even if you shoot macro or landscapes.

    If you ever decide to hold one in London try out The Rag Factory ( It has enough space in various studios to cater for 8-20 people to get together. Even some shooting space to test out a few ideas. Its very cheap, the smallest space cost me £35 on a Sunday. Its just off Brick Lane so fulfils the criteria of Curry Club too!

Professional Imaging 2015 Line UP and Schedule

Hey Everyone

I just wanted to follow up from a post a few days back about Professional Imaging 2015 in the Netherlands, and now give you details of the full line up of speakers and class/presentation schedule…

With folks such as Scott Kelby, Bert Monroy and Terry White heading over from the USA and with home grown talent Frank Doorhof, I simply cannot wait to get started!

Check out the full list of speakers by CLICKING HERE


Also, the class/presentation schedule is now up on the Professional Imaging website so that you can plan plan where to be and when to be there…


Also a buddy of mine in the Netherlands on Facebook sent me these couple of images yesterday; one being the front cover of Focus Magazine with my Mamma (Elephants in the Rain) image and the other showing a page inside the magazine.

To be honest I’m stoked about being asked to return and speak at Professional Imaging and again this year to have one of my images on the front cover of Focus. It’s kind of funny but each time I se my pictures in a magazine, let alone on the front cover, it always like it did the very first time:)



So are you coming out to Professional Imaging?

If you are then be sure to say hi and if not, then all I can say is that I highly recommend you try to get out there; it’s such a fantastic event!

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a couple of days.