The Business Side of Glyn Dewis: Becoming a Successful Commercial Photographer By Glyn Dewis

Duration
58 min
Lessons
3
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Spend an hour talking business with Glyn Dewis, a photographer, retoucher, and trainer based in the UK. Glyn sits down with Kelby Training’s own Mia McCormick to discuss the business side of being a working photographer and retouch artist, where they delve into a variety of topics, such as developing a personal style, staying connected with clients, the importance of planning, and how to make the best of it when things go wrong. Throughout the interview Glyn shares fantastic tips of the trade and some of the advice that has helped him the most.

Video transcripts available with a subscription.

Learn a little about how Glyn got started, how he learned to develop his own style, and ways for staying connected, engaged, and excited about work, clients, and peers.
We all have to start somewhere and Glyn offers some great advice for those making the transition from amateur to professional.
Gear and studio time is important, but so is planning and preparation so that you can be ready for what ever reality throws at you on the job.
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Glyn Dewis

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Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher, Trainer and Photoshop World Instructor currently based just outside of Oxford in the UK. Working both Nationally and Internationally his main area of work sees him shooting Promotional and Commercial material for Industry Professionals, Physique Athletes, Musicians, Bands and Up and Coming Actor...

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  1. Profile photo of RobbanMurray RobbanMurray

    Very nice set-up for the course! Relaxed atmosphere with very good information from Glyn! More of this kind of class please! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of Ivan Boden Ivan Boden

    Excellent interview! Glyn Dewis is refreshingly honest and candid about his career, how developed his style and formed a successful business. I’m a fan of his work, and yes, Glyn is the type of guy I’d enjoy hangng out with over a beer, and talk all things photography. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of Kimo711 Kimo711

    Excellent Course! Contains lots of insight on taking the next steps at a career in photography. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of David Kelly David Kelly

    Glyn, a different take on much of the courses on Kelby training but a very insightful & valuable interview nonetheless. I think the things you’ve discussed will resonant with many Kelby training users who have just started out in business or, like me, who haven’t as yet but would like to at some point in the future. I’ve taken on board your feedback about taking time to grow before taking that plunge of turning something I enjoy into a business.
    Very much looking forward seeing your photoshot / photoshop training session when it’s released on the site.

  5. Profile photo of David Kelly David Kelly

    Glyn, a different take on much of the courses on Kelby training but a very insightful and valuable interview nonetheless. I think the things you’ve discussed will resonant with many Kelby training users who have just started out in business or, like me, who haven’t as yet but would like to at some point in the future. I’ve taken on board your feedback about taking time to grow before taking that plunge of turning something I enjoy into a business.
    Very much looking forward to seeing your photo shoot / photoshop training session when its released on the site. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of kenshi2008 kenshi2008

    Great tips. Taylor your resume to the job your applying. Thanks. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of FlatBlackPhoto FlatBlackPhoto

    lots of great info… the part of simplifing your portfolio was good to hear… thanks for the class! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of Jonathan Thompson Jonathan Thompson

    A great interview containing so much information & advice that, I think, many people will come away feeling positive & driven. To feel you’re not alone in the difficulties of this industry is very important, Glyn speaks very honestly about those feelings, helping you see the positive side and encouraging you to be your best. Most of all, you must enjoy it.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your classes. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  9. Profile photo of PhotoArtist-KV PhotoArtist-KV

    I loved this, so honest. I’d love to hear from more commercial photographers about how they got there and what they are doing in the future in this new ecoomy. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  10. Profile photo of Ray Warren Ray Warren

    Very interesting.

  11. Profile photo of sungoldphoto sungoldphoto

    This was very inspiring and important reminder. Would love to see more of this kind of video on Kelby Training. Thanks Glyn. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  12. Profile photo of stillphoto stillphoto

    Great interview with a lot of useful information. In addition, the set design, lighting and camera work was very well done in this video. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  13. Profile photo of Barry C Donovan Barry C Donovan

    Outstanding interview. I can see why Glyn is successful. He comes across as a regular guy who works very hard at something he is passionate about. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  14. Profile photo of Miguel Campos Miguel Campos

    When I realized this course was an interview I thought, how would this help me, but as it was an interview of Glyn I started watching anyway. 5 minutes into the interview and I was hooked, and obviously I watched the entire interview and Glyn provided so much good information that I actually watched it twice already! All I have to say about is…thank you very much! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  15. Profile photo of sinastaone sinastaone

    Great class! I’m a big fan of Glyn! Learnt a lot thanks Kelbytraining. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  16. Profile photo of Francesca Hughes Francesca Hughes

    Thanks Glyn and Mia! I got some really valuable tips and advice from the video! I think Glyn is a great inspiration and comes from a very similar background to myself! Really informative, insightful and interesting guy! Thank you!
    – Francesca
    http://www.francescahughes.com