P&P Blogger Profile: Kevin Mullins
Kevin Mullins of Kevin Mullins Photography Blog
Although Welsh by birth, I am a Malmesbury, Wiltshire based photographer specializing in portraits and wedding photography and servicing The Cotswold’s and beyond. I have been running my own Web Development business for over ten years but Photography has always been a passion and I am now incorporating that into my business. I have a wife Gemma, and a lovely eight month old daughter Rosa. Other than photography, my hobbies include Rugby, Skiing and the wonderful country of Wales.
Why do you blog?
For years I have been telling clients that blogging is an excellent vehicle to use as a marketing tool. When I started offering professional photography services I started my blog and I’m no hooked. I aim to blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I have encountered many great “virtual friends” via my blog.
How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Pro photographer for one year, photographing for around 15. Photoshop user seriously since v6.
What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
EOS 5D Mark II & EOS 40D
Mac or PC?
What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
My Canon Pixma 9500 pro printer.
What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
Canon EF 600mm f4 L IS USM Lens
What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Get inspired by others – constantly review other people’s works and look at how you can learn from their talent to increase your own skills.
What inspires you to create?
People – I love taking great photos of people whether that would be in a studio, a wedding or simply social documentary photography around town.
What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Be brave enough to follow your passions. You only have one life – live it
Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
The Isle of Skye, Scotland
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’ve recently retired from playing rugby, so I like to watch rugby. I also like to ski when time permits and of course spend time with my family.
What talent would you most like to have?
To be able to play the piano.
From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? – Gallop
What is your least favorite word? – Moist
What turns you on? – Welsh Rugby
What turns you off? – English Rugby
What sound or noise do you love? – Horses Hooves
What sound or noise do you hate? – The final whistle!
What is your favorite curse word? – Plonker
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? – Storm Chaser
What occupation would you not want to participate in? – Air Attendant
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? – “Blimey, you took your time!”.