Ep. 012: Marcus Bell | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Wedding and portrait photographer Marcus Bell on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
In this week’s show, we chat to wedding and portrait photographer Marcus Bell about how he tells great wedding stories, his lighting techniques and why being prepared will help you to become a more creative photographer.
Marcus Bell’s Bio:
Marcus is the owner and principal photographer of Brisbane-based photography studio, Studio Impressions. His highly emotive, photojournalistic style, and his quiet, unassuming approach have made Marcus one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the world. A self-confessed romantic with a swathe of awards to prove his technical ability, Marcus Bell is one of Australia’s most experienced and highly awarded photographers. The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) has recognised his professional talent with an accreditation of Master of Photography, not just once, but four times.
Marcus Bell has been named Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year 3 times, Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year twice, Queensland Wedding Photographer of the Year 4 times and has won numerous international awards for his work, including the highly coveted Grand Award for Photojournalism at the Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s International (WPPI) awards in the USA and the International Wedding Print of the Year at the Prix de la Photographie in Paris. Yet, it is Marcus Bell’s quiet nature and his passion for people and their relationships, for families and touching moments, that makes him such a popular photographer with couples looking for something truly special.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Marcus Bell.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 12 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:01 Click here to sign up and get your FREE Monochrome Photoshop Actions.
Marcus Bell Interview on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:42 MarcusBell interview.
02:28 Why Marcus first picked up a camera.
03:27 How Marcus became a professional photographer.
05:13 Bell describes his style of photography.
07:47 What Marcus did to separate himself from other photographers.
11:18 Why client’s opinions are the ones that truly matter.
12:33 What Bell believes to be one of the most important parts of wedding photography.
14:59 Marcus discusses his creative workflow.
16:39 Be prepared with backup plans to make yourself a more creative photographer.
18:50 What cameras Marcus is shooting with right now.
22:00 What inspires Marcus?
24:45 Why ‘life, love and family’ inspire Marcus.
28:42 How Marcus Bell overcomes challenges when shooting.
31:55 Bell’s advice for new photographers.
35:14 How to stay passionate when running a photography business.
37:20 Marcus Bell’s top tip for photographers.
38:46 Marcus talks about the design process behind his hand-painted ‘Impressions’ muslin backdrop!
44:37 Where to find and follow Marcus Bell online.
45:08 Who is Marcus Bell’s favourite photographer of all time?
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 12.
46:36 Thank you to Marcus Bell for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
46:42 Click here to get your FREE Monochrome Photoshop Actions.
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