The mayoral campaign is over. The DJI Mavic Mini is out. Dustin's learning how to circumvent no fly zones with his drone, legally. Steve's doing corporate shoots and having Buscemi problems. We also talk Google Photos limits and the retouching features that Google consulted with wedding photographers on to get just right. Steve talks about his experience playing around with Fujifilm cameras at a Drink and Click meetup.
Dustin tells a story about a photographer that was telling lies about him. Steve basically asks Dustin, "You mad bro?" Then we talk about the Canon 1Dx Mark III, the Canon Ra, and the possible Canon Rx. Also, Canon's going to make mirrorless cameras even smaller, according to a new patent. Then we're talking about Clickbait and making up our own clickbait headlines that are even better. Finally we talk about the new Mavic Mini that's coming out... but we were talking about it the day before the news was released when some company accidentally leaked the marketing materials.
On this special Halloween episode, Steve interviews Spectral Imaging Professor Dr. Richard Von Finkelstein. Dr. Von Finkelstein has a PhD in spectral imaging. His life changed at the age of 9 when he saw his first ghost and went to capture an image of it on his camera. That event, changed the course of his entire life.
This week Dustin talks at length about a haunted house he went through. He's so courageous! We also have follow up about mattresses and using your Mac as a second display for your other Mac. Then, we're talking about Instagram at length. This episode is all about that toxic cess pool of social media. Stuck on Me is a movie with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. Also, a listener shares a messed up dream with us.
This week we're talking detail photos and Steve shares a huge mistake he made while shooting details at a recent wedding. We're also talking about SEO and teaching other people how to fly drones, because there's only one expert drone pilot that young drone enthusiasts trust when it's time to learn to fly. We also talk about changing your style to match vendors you want to work with and using wedding hashtags.
Aaron Nace joins us this week to talk about his conceptual photography, his journey into becoming a photographer, and his recent trip to Alaska where he shot the reception of a wedding. He's not a wedding photographer, but he did get the photos turned around and sent back to the client in one night. So he's putting us all to shame. We also talk with Aaron about his company Phlearn and the motivation behind teaching other photographers his craft.
It's fall. We're busy and the planet looks like it's slowly dying a beautiful death. This week we're talking about videographers getting all up in our business. People posting candid photos from weddings and then saying they need a photographer that can recreate that for them at their wedding. We also talk about disappointing food at weddings.
STOP VAPING NOW! Look, we gotta get this important message out. Vaping is too cool and the government doesn't want you to look so cool anymore. So you have to stop now... also people are dying... but mostly the government hates how cool you look. So leave your vape stick at home and take professional vapist off your business card. Now that we've finished that, let's get to the episode!
This week we're joined by Raymond Hatfield of the Beginner Photography Podcast! Raymond is a Indianapolis wedding photographer with a lot of experience. This week we're talking to Raymond about the LA Dodgers, his journey from Tech High School to Film School to Wedding Photographer, his photography podcast and its awesome community.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.