Thoughts on Photography

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Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! As winter approaches it's important to be safe outside and it's helpful to know a few tips ahead of time.  On this episode I talk with Alex Soh, travel and landscape photographer from Singapore, about details we should be aware of and look for while shooting o…
What happens when a conservationist who loves frogs has a camera? He goes to Haiti to create change.  In this episode I talk with Robin Moore - photographer, conservationist, author, lover of frogs, and cofounder of Frame of Mind - an initiative empowering youth to connect with their natural and cu…
I just got back from a workshop with ImprovePhotography.com shooting in the BEAUTIFUL area in Utah and Arizona around the Grand Canyon!  What I love about workshops is that there are so many people there to learn from and be inspired by.  Check out this episode on learning through workshops with na…
We all have different learning styles.  Many of us learn best by struggling through things and trying to figure it out on our own; others can read or see something once and get it.  In this episode I talk with Jim Harmer, founder of ImprovePhotography.com, about the benefits of learning photography…
With thousands and thousands of photographers out there, how do you get your name known?  What do you do to market your photography business?  In this episode I am joined again by Sarah Petty from The Joy of Marketing to talk about what we should do to market our photography businesses.   Check out…
How is does YOUR BRAND reflect YOUR BUSINESS?  Not sure what it means to "brand your business?"  In this episode, I talk with Sarah Petty - photographer, marketing guru, and New York Times best selling author.  This interview is just a peek into what it means to have a brand for your photography bu…
How do you learn photography?  Do you learn best when someone is there to walk you through and explain everything?  Or do you learn best experimenting and working through struggles on your own?  Or maybe you spend your time learning online through courses such as ImprovePhotography.com and Photogra…
Are you ready for some football?!?!  It's (American) football season here in the United States and if you're a photographer and you like football, this episode is for you!  In this episode, I talk with Jeff Lewis NFL photographer based out of California.  Jeff and I both love football and photograp…
Many of us dream about having our photography on display in a gallery somewhere.  Anyone who has work displayed had to start somewhere.  In this episode I speak with Kara Lane, author of "From Photographer to Gallery Artist."  Kara gives us a peek into her book sharing tips, recommendations, and re…
Clearly photography is a passion of yours, but what is it that you REALLY love to shoot?  Are you working on a project?  Maybe it's something private that you want to keep to yourself because you're capturing personal hardships that you're working through.  Maybe it's something that you are SOOO ex…
With new mirrorless cameras coming out weekly, infrared photography will become easier and easier to shoot.  In this episode I talk with Luka Gorjup - infrared photographer based out of Europe in Slovenia.  Luka explains the hows and whys to help you get started.   Join us on the Thoughts On Photog…
It's time for me to start the giveaway process for the camera bags I've been reviewing for ImprovePhotography.com  Check out the podcast to see how YOU can win a bag.   "Photography Start" is one of the best ways to improve your photography!  Check it out and be sure to use the coupon code "THOUGHT…
Although photojournalist have been doing it for years, there seems to be a growing interest lately in street photography.  So many questions arise: How do you do it tactfully?  What gear do you use?  How do you avoid looking like a "creeper" or "stalker?"   In this episode, I talk with black and wh…
Black and white images are both classic and iconic.  In this episode I speak with award winning black and white photographer Jack Curran about his process for getting a classic shot.  You can read his article in Outdoor Photography here.  Be sure to check out the article on Improve Photography for …
Photography is making a difference in lives all around us!  In this episode I talk with Katie Taylor, from Film School Africa, about how photography is impacting people of all ages in South Africa. Consider donating old gear, memory cards, bags, etc.  Purchase a donation through Amazon!  Find out h…
Photographers often dream about having their work hanging somewhere to be adored by the world, but aren't sure how to go about it.  In this episode I talk with Nick Page, landscape photographer and podcast host, about his recent artist's reception and ideas for where and how to display your work.  …
Every photo tells a story.  Someone somewhere pushed a button to capture a moment in time.  What if that image was never seen?  What would you do if you found an undeveloped roll of film?  What if that roll had never before seen images of someone's birthday?  Or the last image of someone's loved on…
As photographers, we've all faced struggles - especially when starting out.  In this episode, I talk briefly with a young photographer, Sinikka Rohrer, about struggles and decisions new photographers need to make.  Improvephotography.com is one of THE best resources for photographers of all levels …
Lately I've had a hard time believing some of the images I've seen that have gone viral with an animal riding on another animal's backs.  Wildlife photographer, Juan Pons, claims it's more common than one would think.  In this episode I invited Juan Pons back on to share with us a little bit about …
As photographers we value the opportunity to grow and learn how to improve our craft.  Often we take advantage of conferences and what they have to offer, but don't bother considering what it takes to get one up and running.  Any interst in bringing one to your city?  In this episode I talk with Ch…
One of the best ways to improve our photography skills is to attend a workshop.  With so many photographers out there hosting their own workshops, we have to be cautious about who and where we invest our money.  In this episode, I speak with Juan Pons (wildlife photographer and host of The Digital …
Photographers are being discriminated against because of their professional quality gear - at least that's what this episode's guest believes.  On this episode I speak with professional photographer, Jason Lanier, about why he believes many photographers are being discrimanted against.  Check out h…
Pete Brook is a freelance writer who focuses on the politics of media, visual culture and issues of social justice as they relate to photography and photojournalism. Since 2008, he has published writing about photography produced within and about prison on his own website Prison Photography. This y…
Matt Black is a documentary photographer who has focused much of the past fifteen years on photographing forgotten people and places. He has a deep interest in the themes of changing rural economies, migration and cultural change. His work has received many honors and has been noted for its combina…
Kickstarter.com is a social funding platform for individuals working on creative projects. Using Kickstarter, anyone can pledge money towards a project that they feel is worthy however only projects that reach a certain funding goal within a certain time period will actually result in a pledge bein…
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Podcast Details
Started
Oct 13th, 2007
Latest Episode
Dec 8th, 2015
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
158
Avg. Episode Length
27 minutes

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