Ep. #113 - What Should You Do When a Wedding Guest Disrespects You?

Ep. #113 - What Should You Do When a Wedding Guest Disrespects You?

What do you even do with $4k cash? Having trouble figuring out what to do with that drug money your client used to pay you? Don't worry, we can help. Also we're talking about those iPhones 11 Pro Max, bothers that steal your photos, Skylum Luminar 4, and advertising on Facebook. We also talk about the Hillary Clinton gangster infested Google groups (and we have no clue what the hell that means).

Ep. #112 - Should You Block Your Business Frenemies with James Kelly and Ross Eaglesham of the Photographer's Craic Podcast

Ep. #112 - Should You Block Your Business Frenemies with James Kelly and Ross Eaglesham of the Photographer's Craic Podcast

We’re joined by James Kelly and Ross Eaglesham of the Photographer’s Craic Podcast this week! We’re talking about ways to jazz up your real estate photography with sexy pictures… like literally, pictures of yourself having sex. James shares a story about a couple having sex at a wedding in a deliberate attempt to to destroy family photos. We’re also sharing stories about the pettiest things that have happened at weddings, as in the pettiest things we’ve made the mistake of doing. James shares the secret to doing shooting three weddings in a row that are all over 12 hours.

Ep. #111 - Adventurous Elopements and Drone Photos with Josh Withers of the Rebel's Guide to Getting Married

Ep. #111 - Adventurous Elopements and Drone Photos with Josh Withers of the Rebel's Guide to Getting Married

This week we recorded with Josh Withers! Josh is a marriage celebrant from Australia, but this episode is about so much more than just celebrating marriage. Josh and his wife Brit run a company called the Elopement Collective and we talk to Josh a lot about planning and running elopements. We also talk to him about the role photographers play in elopements and what his wife and him look for when they're trying to identify photographers to work with for their company. Josh is also an amazing drone photographer and while he's out doing elopements he takes a lot of drone photos of the surrounding landscapes. So we talk with Josh a lot about the drone photos and what he looks for when shooting drone photos.

Ep #110 - How Should You Price Destination Wedding Photography?

Ep #110 - How Should You Price Destination Wedding Photography?

Spider-Man is out of the MCU. A photographer loses photos in a house fire. A photographer in Wisconsin who lost their gear, get it all back... with the wedding photos still on the cards (after running recovery software). A multi-year winner of the Knot's "Best of Weddings" award is sued by a bunch of clients and the media thinks this is a big deal. We learn about the beauty of death and see brainstorm how we can incorporate that into our weddings. DJI puts out a new Osmo pocket thing for cell phones.

Ep. #109 - Airy-Fairy Photography with Booray Perry and Gary Hughes of the Photobomb Podcast

Ep. #109 - Airy-Fairy Photography with Booray Perry and Gary Hughes of the Photobomb Podcast

This week we’re joined by the world’s greatest photographers, Booray Perry and Gary Hughes, of the Photobomb Podcast! It’s a claim that the intro to their podcast makes every week… and I guess now we’ve made about them too. We’re talking about Comic books, Dungeons and Dragons, parenting, podcasting, the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and a little bit about actual photography at some point too!

Ep. #108 - What's The Point of a Ladder? With Andy Buscemi, Neal Urban, and Jimi Ferrara of Wedding Photographers Unite!

Ep. #108 - What's The Point of a Ladder? With Andy Buscemi, Neal Urban, and Jimi Ferrara of Wedding Photographers Unite!

This week, we're joined by Andy Buscemi and Neal Urban of Wedding Photographers Unite! for a joint episode! Unfortunately, Jimi Ferrara couldn't make it on the show, but we'll get him next time. This week we are talking about non-disparagement clauses, what should you do when a vendor wants to use your photos but won't meet your terms for use (crediting you as the person that took the photo), how to identify vendors you want to work with, how to handle fans of your work when they're wedding guests, Sony cameras, and drones. Neal also brings a conundrum to the table in this episode. What would you do if the videographer got in a bunch of your photos? Photoshop them out? Deliver the photos with the videographer in them?

Ep. #107 - Post Wedding Drive Home with Jennifer Van Elk of Wedded

Ep. #107 - Post Wedding Drive Home with Jennifer Van Elk of Wedded

This week is an experimental episode. After shooting a wedding together, on the drive home, Steve and Jenn recorded an episode of Wedding Photo Hangover. They walk listeners through the itinerary for the day of the wedding and talk about problems that arose and how they problem solved. Since they are using mobile recording equipment in a noisy environment, the audio isn't quite as good as usual, but we feel that the content more than makes up for that. We hope you feel the same way. (photo of Jenn Van Elk by Sam Hurd)

Ep. #106 - Relocating Your Business with Meredith Ryncarz of the Restart Specialist

Ep. #106 - Relocating Your Business with Meredith Ryncarz of the Restart Specialist

This week we were joined by Meredith Ryncarz of Meredith Ryncarz Photography and the Restart Specialist! Those are both websites and YouTube channels full of educational content for photographers. If you’re not familiar with either of those, then you may have seen her work in Forbes, Southern Living, Tidewater and Tulle, Southern Weddings, Bokeh and Aisle Planner. We talk with Meredith about relocating your business in a new city, finding second shooters in a new city, how you can find and exploit weaknesses in a new market, and about some great tips for getting your name out there and networking when you move. This episode is jam packed with great information.

Ep. #105 - Should You Charge More When You Have a Difficult Client?

Ep. #105 - Should You Charge More When You Have a Difficult Client?

Has your favorite government employee been fired for liking Tupac too much? Yeah, we're all feeling it this week. But it's okay, because we've got stories about a drunk that cleared a dance floor with her awful smell, a mistake on Amazon that allowed people to buy gear for under $100, a new Sony A7r IV, a new DJI Roni-SC, the world's first Solargraphy time-lapse, the smallest full frame camera (from Sigma), and the Moment Air Kickstarter! Plus we reveal more to the story of the "influencer" with 55k followers who wanted free wedding videos made and got rejected by Betrothed and Co.

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 - Do You Take Selfies with Random Guests?

Ep. #103 - Do You Take Selfies with Random Guests?

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.