Mark Seymour of hosted an industry dinner that coincided with my time in London and I was lucky enough to be invited along. There were photographers, high-end function coordinators, a photography business coach, an album company representative, a wedding marketing startup sales person and an incredible meal hosted by Mark and Karen at their lovely home.

The idea of these dinners/get-togethers (this is the second time Mark has hosted a dinner like this) is to network, make friends and meet other professionals from within the industry on a more personal and relaxed level than something like a conference or workshop. And what a success it was!

In this candid interview, recorded the morning after the dinner while walking through Mark's home, admiring his collection of photography, which includes an original Henri Cartier Bresson, and his library of photography books, Mark opens up and shares his thoughts on wedding and street photography, workshops, the dinner, making it as a photographer in today's market, collecting photography, the learning curve and so much more.

I hope you get as much from this interview as I did in recording it. My other hope is you come away from this episode with ideas of your own to meet and mingle with other professionals in your area and see what these relaxed gatherings can do to enhance both your life, knowledge, business and love of photography and what you do.

Mark with an original book by Henri Cartier Bresson. He also owns the reprinted version which is a fantastic copy but this along with the framed print in his home are the pride and joy.

Links to people, places and things mentioned in this episode:

Mark's Website

Mark's Facebook Page

Mark on Twitter

Mark on Instagram

Mark's interview on PhotoBizX

Mark's PREMIUM interview on PhotoBizX

A taste of Mark's impressive and beautiful print and book collection.

Follow up Questions for Mark

Thanks again for listening and big thanks to Mark for allowing me to record this short interview at a moments notice.

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That’s it for me this week, hope everything is going well for you in life and business!

Thanks and speak soon