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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week Jimi Ferrara, super-host on the Wedding Photographer's Unite! podcast, joins us! We talk to Jimi about his switch from being a Camera Assistant for Saturday Night Live to being a full time photographer. Jimi talks about why he stopped working as a Camera Assistant for independent films. We also talk about Sony mirrorless cameras, Jimi's move away from Nikon, and how his wife Natalie started shooting with him.
We were joined this week by Lisa Mark and Rebecca Lozer of the Secret Life of Weddings Podcast. Settle in to hear about how Lisa and Rebecca got started doing photography and how they discovered their styles. Also, Lisa and Rebecca share the impetus behind why they started the Secret Life of Weddings. There’s a lot more in the episode so hit download and get ready to have a good time.
We're joined this week by Heidi Thompson! A special guest so nice that she's been on the podcast twice! This week we're talking about formulating marketing plans for you business so you can minimize the amount of time you're spending on marketing while maximizing the effect your marketing has on potential clients. It's a good, good conversation even if we do get on some random tangents about potential businesses and insta-stories.