Ep. #104 - What's the Most Awkward Situation You've Been in as a Photographer?

Ep. #104 - What's the Most Awkward Situation You've Been in as a Photographer?

This week we're talking about influencers and privilege. Why do some people think they deserve to be given free photos and video... or ice cream for that matter? We're also talking about last minute changes to itineraries, how long couples should kiss during their first kiss, what it's like to shoot with a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k, and why it is that people are calling styled shoots stranger sessions all of a sudden. We've also got a lot of follow up on shooting out of the country, working in politics, shoe fashion for photographers, Dustin's new SEO guy (the rat), and DJI drones.

Ep. #103 - How Should You Respond When a Guest Asks to Take a Photo With You?

Ep. #103 - How Should You Respond When a Guest Asks to Take a Photo With You?

Dustin is back from Mexico and we're bringing that fire again. This week we're talking about a photographer that punched a groom in the nose (no jokes), the f/2.0 new holy trinity that Canon is rolling out, and guests applauding as the bride walks down the aisle... WTF is up with that? We're also taking a cold look at true crime again with the story of photographer who was caught scamming brides. Busted. But first we have some follow up about piñatas and the relative greenness of California compared to Indiana. Also, Steve's wife Jenn writes in to set the record straight on a lot of dumb stuff Steve has said.

Ep. #102 - Is It Ok to Fake Wedding Photos? with Ulices Del Toro of the Wedding Photo Podcast

Ep. #102 - Is It Ok to Fake Wedding Photos? with Ulices Del Toro of the Wedding Photo Podcast

This week special guest Ulices Del Toro of the Wedding Photo Podcast fills in for Dustin. We talk about Youtubers faking trips on Instagram, Unsplash hitting 1 million photos posted, a photographer wearing white to a wedding, a photographer getting angry DMs from a maternity boudoir client's husband (it's convoluted), and how you can make the bridal party happy by sending your second shooter to get this one thing. We also have a lot of follow up about how brown or green the state of California is, whether or not Dustin lied to Steve about a listener, Steve's DJI Mavic Pro watercolor effect woes, and the greatest joke a listener has ever pulled off.

Ep. #101 - What's the Most Overrated Lens for Wedding Photography?

Ep. #101 - What's the Most Overrated Lens for Wedding Photography?

This week on the podcast we're talking about the most overrated lens for wedding photographers. We're also talking about trips to California and Mexico, Lightroom being sold on the Mac App Store, the stolen Royal wedding photos and some fun stuff like bloodsucking kissing bugs and Dr. Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck. Dustin also cracks open a cold case. That's right, he's reopened the case of his SEO guy who sent him a letter saying that the SEO business had gone bankrupt. It's juicy as hell. Plus we have a lot of information about smoke bombs, fog machines, and atmosphere aerosol in the follow up. Also, someone admits to making a huge mistake with regard to their photo editing software.

Ep. #100 - The 100th Episode Extravaganza

Ep. #100 - The 100th Episode Extravaganza

This week is big! We have special messages from a bunch of past guests. We're talking about Dobby being spotted on camera! We talk about the USMNT and the USWNT (Go USWNT! Win the World Cup!). We also talk about a blind photographer, women hiring photographers to capture their dating profile pics, a wedding crasher caught on camera by a wedding photographer, an octopus that stole a camera, a drunk gorilla that punched a photographer, and the perfect photo of a Great White shark that mimics Jaws.

Ep. #099 - What's the Weirdest Thing You've Done for Your Photography Business?

Ep. #099 - What's the Weirdest Thing You've Done for Your Photography Business?

This week we're talking a lot about that new Mac Pro from Apple. It may look like a cheese grater, but we're pretty certain it doesn't grate cheese. Steve posits a theory about Patrick Rothfuss's book series The Kingkiller Chronicle which is oddly related to this new Mac Pro. We talk about what you should do if a bride asks you not to take many photos of a bridesmaid. We also talk about what it's like to do photography in your thirties.

Ep. #098 - How Do You Take Photos Your Clients Will Use in Their Profiles?

Ep. #098 - How Do You Take Photos Your Clients Will Use in Their Profiles?

This week we're talking about the death of the Canon 7D, why some people are afraid to try new types of photography (specifically wedding photography), and how Sony just pushed Nikon out of the number two spot for camera sales in the US. We also have the harrowing tale of one man getting bitten by a devilish fiend, updates on Dustin's time in politics, and a little talk about Aston Villa making it back to the Premier League! We know you all love when we talk about football/soccer.

Ep. #096 - 1337 City Slickers with Matt Payne of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast

Ep. #096 - 1337 City Slickers with Matt Payne of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast

This week we had Matt Payne of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast on the show. Matt’s a tremendous landscape photographer and mountain climber. We talked with Matt about what gear you should pack when backpacking and shooting, how drones impact the way he shoots, how photographers can be more conscientious of how they interact with nature, and what his scariest interaction has been with an animal while camping.

Ep. #095 - Should I Shoot My Wife's Identical Twin's Boudoir Photos?

Ep. #095 - Should I Shoot My Wife's Identical Twin's Boudoir Photos?

We're taking a deep dive into an anonymous listener's question this week about doing photos for their wife's identical twin. But first we're talking about a 300 person die in event, a handsy videographer who kept calling the photographer friend, drones delivering human organs, Adobe testing raising their prices on photographers, B&H's new BayPoo sales tax credit card scheme, a museum that banned photos of people eating bananas and the glorious reaction on twitter and instagram, a guy who can't figure out why people are willing to pay more for photos than they are for video, and someone on twitter getting upset that people are having fun with prom.

Ep. #094 - Becoming Who You Want to Be with Nathan Holritz of the Bokeh Podcast

Ep. #094 - Becoming Who You Want to Be with Nathan Holritz of the Bokeh Podcast

This week we had Nathan Holritz on the show! Nathan is the host of the Bokeh podcast and A Love Portrait podcast. He's also the CEO of Photographers Edit and Miilu. We talk with Nathan about his transition from wedding photographer to CEO of a wedding photo editing company, about his goals with the Bokeh podcast, about how to feed frozen mice to pet snakes, and how to turn photographers serving jail time into editing machines. Nathan also teaches how to say penis in Japanese, so stick around till the very end.

Ep. #092 - How Much Money Is Too Much Money For A Second Shooter?

Ep. #092 - How Much Money Is Too Much Money For A Second Shooter?

This week we're talking about robot photographers, photographers that don't deliver albums and photographers that bring unvaccinated toddlers to newborn shoots. So tune in to get the details on how you can survive the forthcoming robot apocalypse by being a great robot manager. Or don't do that. Either way, it's a good, good show, even if we forgot about the 4/20 and Easter Holidays.

Ep. #090 - Can A Photog Accept a Threesome as Payment for Family Photos? with Jenn Van Elk

Ep. #090 - Can A Photog Accept a Threesome as Payment for Family Photos? with Jenn Van Elk

Unfortunately this week Dustin was unable to record, so we brought in Jennifer Van Elk to make that sweet, sweet magic happen. We talk about indecent proposals, Granny’s Red Rocket, Bride’s claiming that their photographer left them high and dry, beer that processes film, and couples that had to wait 50 years to get their wedding photos.

Ep. #089 - Gamify Work with Marianne Chua and Kari Bellamy of Amazeballs Wedding Photography Podcast

Ep. #089 - Gamify Work with Marianne Chua and Kari Bellamy of Amazeballs Wedding Photography Podcast

This week we were joined by Kari Bellamy and Marianne Chua of the Amazeballs Wedding Photography Podcast and the Chua and the Bell youtube channel. Marianne and Kari are both wedding photographers based out of London, in the UK. We talk with the two of them about their experiences working as wedding photographers and how they got started. We also talk with them a lot about Secret Cinema, Fujifilm cameras and Sony cameras... because we love to talk about mirrorless kits.

Ep. #088 - Tip of the Hat with Megan McGreevy and Sarah & Carey Casile of I Don’t Give An F-Stop

Ep. #088 - Tip of the Hat with Megan McGreevy and Sarah & Carey Casile of I Don’t Give An F-Stop

This week we’re joined by the crew from the I Don’t Give an F-Stop Podcast to talk about wedding photography, running small businesses, a little bit about their podcast and a lot about their relationships with each other. We talk a lot about styled shoots, the back end of producing a live video show that’s then turned into a podcast, working for Disney, what kind of man meat could make a girl break up with her boyfriend of 2 years at first sight, and some scary stuff like dealing with life threatening illnesses.

Ep. #087 - Real Photographers Don’t Treat 2nd Shooters Like Servants

Ep. #087 - Real Photographers Don’t Treat 2nd Shooters Like Servants

This episode has a few rants. We put a musical bed underneath them to make them a little more palatable for people who don’t like rants… but if you don’t like angry rants then you probably quit this show a long time ago. So, we’re both a little angry this week and flying off the handle. But it’s for a good cause. We just think photographers deserve to be treated well, and one of us especially thinks that photographers need to treat other photographers well. But before we get to those rants, we gotta talk about this new post-wedding fad. It’s called Mr. Rogering. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Won’t you be our neighbors?