September 19, 2019
Author of 40 books, Rick shares valuable insights and payoffs for writing a how-to book Rick and Larry have both experienced the payoff that comes from writing a book and this time Larry interviews Rick about the topic in 5 Quick Tips style. Fast and to the point.
September 16, 2019
In this episode Derrick talks about his new podcast, The Nimble Photographer, on which he interviews not only photographers, but other creatives as well. Derrick also talks about photographing what you love, being recognized as an artist, the highs and lows of being creative, problem solving, working for yourself and the business side of photography – and what success means means to different artists. TheDigitalStory Site
September 12, 2019
Printing Expert George Kondogianis shares 5 Quick Tips The “Ansel Adams” of printing talks with Rick about how to get the best quality print. Yes, Rick makes his own prints on his Canon Pro-1000. But when he needs the best archival print (as well as a big print), he goes to George Kondogianis – as do many of Rick’s professional photographer friends. If you make your own prints, or plan on making your own prints, this episode is for you! Visit with George on his website:
September 9, 2019
Wildlife and nature photographer Juan Pons joins Rick for a talk about the challenges of running photo workshops in Yellowstone – in the dead of winter . . . when the photo opportunities are awesome. Juan offers advice on clothing, gear and of the utmost importance, working with a good guide. Juan and Rick also talk about photographing in Alaska, where they have photographed aboard the M/V Northern Song. Visit with Juan at:
September 5, 2019
Rick has written more than 40 books and today he shares how to write a book Today's 5 QT episode covers how to write a book and in a future 5QT episode, Rick and Larry discuss the WHY of book writing. Definitely worthwhile to MANY photographers who want to have more credibility, clients, and so many more benefits that come with writing your own book. Be sure to visit and get the full list.
September 2, 2019
Rick and Larry know the importance of a good website for photographers (and any business) so Larry sat down with Dave to discuss the stuff that photographers should know and do with their website. Dave is a long time friend of Larry's and runs the company that hosts the Picturing Success website, so when Rick needed help updating his site to a secure one for better visibility, Dave handled everything.  Dave's website
August 29, 2019
Rick Sammon and Larry Becker Talk 5 Quick Tips Style. The plan was to cover 5 more of the popular teaching tools Rick Sammon uses called Sammonisms, but when two friends sit down and talk, you never know what will happen. This episode will let you witness the totally unplanned invention of Beckerisms on the fly.
August 26, 2019
Nick and Rick love landscape photography. And they love sharing tech tips. However, in this dual podcast these two pros talk more about getting motivated and staying inspired than about the exposure triangle. :­) Nick wrote the foreword for Rick’s 39th book (co­authored with his wife Susan): The Oregon Coast Photo Road Trip: How to Eat, Stay, Play and Shoot Like a Pro. So these guys talk about the book, too. Nick's Web site:
August 22, 2019
Listener Troy Dixon asked Rick to explain 5 of his many "Sammonisms" Rick uses "Sammonisms" as a teaching tool for his photography students and this time out we're explaining 5 of them at the request of one of our listeners… Troy Dixon.  By the way, GREAT idea Troy!! Thanks!!
August 19, 2019
Join Rick and Jack on this multi-topic podcast, where this dynamic duo share their long-time passion for photography, teaching and learning. You’ll also get some tips on non-photography books that will help you improve your photography. Want more info? Rick and Jack also talk about their favorite sushi place in Vegas, as well as the improved sharpness of Canon EOS R images. It’s all good fun on this episode of our podcast! The Copyright Zone
August 15, 2019
Wildlife Expert Bryce Johnson Delivers 5 Great Insights 5 QT Style! Sometimes Rick and Larry invite true photography experts to share their insights on topics they know especially well, and drop it into a 5 Quick Tips episode. This time around the show is packed with Wildlife Tips from Bryce Johnson. Bryce is a partner with his dad/also a great photographer Bryan Johnson at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica, where Rick shot his KelbyOne rainforest class.
August 12, 2019
The 8th Episode of Picturing Success Featured Andy and Mia Beales and they're Back with Great New Info and Insights. Photo workshops in a rural location – Guilin, China in this case. You need to know the all the ins and outs of working with local people so you keep everyone happy. And you must have back-up plans. Andy & Mia also talk bird photography, using an iPad and moving to the cloud – all good info for travel photographers. Their site:
August 8, 2019
Rick and Larry get right to the point and share great tips FAST. Sharper images is a goal lots of photographers have and there are some pro tips in this episode that lots of photographers don't even think about. Have a listen and you're sure to capture sharper shots.
August 5, 2019
Recorded live from Frank’s RV in the Netherlands, Frank offers tips on lighting, working with models and more. When it comes to lighting, Frank does it all – because it’s all about creating a mood with lighting. Frank also talks about TTL vs Manual speedlight shooting. In September 2019, Frank is coming to NYC for an awesome workshop. Click on the link below to learn more about this workshop. You can also catch Frank at Photoshop World.
August 1, 2019
Platypod Inventor Larry Tiefenbrunn Offers 5 Great Tips for Leveraging the Power of a Platypod Rick spent some time with Larry T, inventor of the Platypod, recently and got some great tips for how to get the most out of all a Platypod can do.
July 29, 2019
Joe Johnson, Sr. is more than a product manufacturer/designer sitting behind a computer – a job he does well. He, along with his son Joe Jr. (who runs the marketing end of the company) are constantly out in the field making compelling photographs – just like many of the RRS staff. As a photographer-based company, RRS understands the needs of pros and amateur photographers alike, developing products – for top of the line cameras to smartphones.
July 25, 2019
The Amazing Frank Doorhof, from the Netherlands, Gives todays 5 tips.—— World famous photographer, Frank Doorhof, provides 5 Quick Tips for his area of expertise, model photography. Frank is friends with both Rick and Larry and we have both learned from Frank over the years. If you're considering model photography, have a listen to this quick show for some great insights! And Frank is coming to New York to teach a LIVE workshop. Here's the link:
July 22, 2019
Rick talks with photo industry icon Skip Cohen about Skip Cohen University and years in the photography industry, plus about a dozen related topics. Rick and Skip also talk about not believing your own BS and that people want to know how much you care before they care how much you know. Skips also talks about the “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” organization, in which you can get involved. Finally, don’t skip checking out these links.
July 18, 2019
Some simple insights can make your products shots much better. Rick and Larry discuss some of the key tips and tricks for capturing better product photos.  Whether you're doing some informal photography to sell something on eBay or Facebook, or if you're considering getting some paying gigs shooting product photos, today's Quick Tips episode is just what you need.
July 15, 2019
Let’s Talk About Gear for the great outdoors! Rick & Chris Klapheke of Outdoor Photo Gear talk about unique gear to protect your camera kit while shooting in different harsh environments. Rick and Chris discuss some of their favorite ways and favorite gear to keep you and your camera kit safe and dry. From boots and gloves to rain gear, Chris gives you the lowdown on good products to buy based on his many years of retailing outdoor gear to photographers.
July 11, 2019
Featuring Special Guest Don Komarechka. It's still a quick tips episode with fast knowledge bombs, but this time it features Macro Photography expert Don Komarechka.
July 8, 2019
Aboard the M/V Sea Spirit on his 2019 “From the Highlands to the High Arctic” Poseidon Expeditions, Rick sits down with Leila Jeffreys, one of his fellow guest lecturers, to discuss what started as a labor of love and turned into an internationally acclaimed coffee-table book. Learn more about Poseidon Expeditions here: Leila's NY Show:
July 4, 2019
Probably the quickest 5 Quick Tips episode - How to Ask to Take A Person's Picture. Suggested by our listener and guest, Alec Arons, Rick and Larry answer how to go about asking someone if it's okay to take their picture.
July 1, 2019
Want to learn more about macro photography – lightings, lenses, techniques, tiny subjects and more? You’ve come to the right place! Rick has long admired the work (and world) of Canadian photographer Don Komarechka. In this episode Rick and Don talk about a ton of stuff, ranging from close-up photography trips, tricks and techniques to Don’s latest – and Kickstarter-funded – book: Macro Photography: The Universe At Our Feet. Kickstarter: photo
June 27, 2019
Lately we've been releasing interview shows and longer topic shows on Mondays and we've started releasing tips and tricks style shows called Five Quick Tips on Thursdays. This time around we cover best practices with neutral density filters.
June 24, 2019
Rick and Alec talk about his growth as a photographer and with homage to Stephen Covey the habits that Alec has developed to maximize his participation in workshops and local meet-up groups. Applying these principles have enabled Alec to learn and grow as a photographer. He has learned that being prepared, mindful and sharing his images with others have enabled him to maximize his experience and grow in confidence.
June 20, 2019
Our listener Alec Arons suggested this one. So far this is the QUICKEST Quick Tips episode and that's the goal. Good info about photography without any extra fluff. Sure, we love our interview and deep dive topics, but Five Quick Tips are just QUICK!!
June 17, 2019
Jeff Leimbach and Rick have worked together on seminars, classes, photo shoots, and they talk about that and more. Rick sat down with our mutual friend, Jeff Leimbach, and talked about his new class on KelbyOne called "What to Shoot When There is Nothing to Shoot." They also discussed workshops and some of the things to look for in choosing a workshop or instructor as well as how to act on one so that you get the most out of the experience.
June 13, 2019
By Request, Rick and Larry Talk About Focus Modes. Thanks to Sergio Burani, this time the Five Quick Tips episode is about understanding focus modes and how to leverage focus functions to get the most out of your camera.
June 10, 2019
They have had the privilege of covering celebrity weddings and speak at photography conferences/workshops around the world, but that's not what defines them. They are passionate about faith, their marriage, family and living their lives to the fullest. Bob & Dawn are blessed to have been given these talents and want to share them with the world. Website: For photographers:
June 6, 2019
Solid tripod advice from Rick and Larry. Gear advice and quick, helpful insights are what the shorter Five Quick Tips episodes are all about. This time we talk tripods.
June 3, 2019
Lauren is a photographer & creative director that uses unique set design and cinematic motifs to create expressive visual stories. Lauren and Rick discuss the creativity involved in Lauren's work, and the delicate, sometimes headache-­inducing balance between creative and (mundane) paid work that's vital if you're a freelance photographer. They talk about capturing emotion vs getting the perfect technical shot, and the difference between tasteful nude photography and...not­-so­-tasteful. www.lnaylor.c
May 31, 2019
Adorama's Inspire Event in New York is on the way. There's a special event for photographers happening mid June and it's designed to Inspire photographers of every stripe. This BONUS episode gives you some insights to the event from some of the presenters themselves.
May 30, 2019
Straight to the point, Rick and Larry talk insider tips for getting the right bag. The 5 Quick Tips episodes are designed to be shorter and right to the point. We cover things photographers want to know about and this time it's all about getting the right camera bag and there are bound to be some things you just haven't thought about.  Enjoy!
May 27, 2019
Known worldwide for her Marketing for Creatives podcast, this Russian born resident of China talks photography, modeling, and marketing. Photographers have all kinds of backgrounds. Marina Barayeva is an international portrait photographer, speaker and a host of the Marketing for Creatives show. Marina is known authority in helping entrepreneurs become influencers in their niche.
May 23, 2019
Shooting stage events from the audience can be challenging so here are Rick and Larry's 5 Quick Tips There are times when you go to a staged event, like a school play or a graduation ceremony, and you want to get all the best shots you can. We're not talking about event photographers or stage shooters. This is for family members in the audience. So enjoy this Quick Tips episode that gets right to the point.
May 20, 2019
Rick and Steve have a lively discussion peeling back the layers of what makes a photograph have value; how to identify what’s worth capturing, and the process of consistently crafting an image which communicates that worth. Workshop web page:­deliberate­photograph/ Personal Web page:
May 16, 2019
This 5 Quick Tips episode is thanks to John Balboni— Keeping lenses and filters clean is different than cleaning other kinds of glass, and there are things you might have never considered. Like the electronic contacts. When to clean the lenses. What to use. And some times you might want to try to make your lens dirty. Rick and Larry break all that down in this Quick episode.
May 13, 2019
André Audet is an emerging photographer living on Canada’s East Coast, shooting in various styles, with a passion for landscape and wildlife photography. He teaches photography classes and leads workshops in English and in French in his local area. Rick and André talk about creating your own luck, brush on social media and the importance of listening to feedback, and more.
May 9, 2019
Quick Learning and No Fluff - All about having a better photo walk experience. Photo walks aren't complicated, so you might not think there's much to planning for one. But you might be surprised. There are lots of things that can make your photo walk experience better and this time around, Rick and Larry hit on some smart advice for photo walkers of all kinds. And we do it Quick-Tips Style!
May 6, 2019
Richard Harker is a photography, Photoshop, Lightroom and iPhone expert – and a heck of a nice guy. He has spent 14 years as a photo coach on Abercrombie & Kent voyages around the world in both the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in Japan on luxury ships. Rick and Richard discuss photographing from the deck of a large ship as well as from a zodiac. Rick and Richard cover the challenges of wildlife photograph and ice photography.
May 2, 2019
The Second in Our Quick Tips series— Based on feedback from listeners Rick and Larry have decided to keep the interview episodes and "big topic" episodes, but also add some "Quick Tips" episodes that get to the point more quickly. This time we have 5 tips about Using Telephoto Zoom Lenses. Have a listen and then join the Facebook group and tell us what 5 Quick Tips you'd like to hear.
April 29, 2019
If you need some inspiration about growing as a photographer and want to get the inside scoop on how Glyn has grown – personally and professionally (which can help you) – you have come to the right place. This episode is for you! Rick also asks Glyn about: his latest book, how learning about lighting changed his photo life, and about his Westcott background.
April 25, 2019
New Series of Quick Tips starting with Flash— Based on feedback from listeners Rick and Larry have decided to keep the interview episodes and "big topic" episodes, but also add some "Quick Tips" episodes that get to the point more quickly. This time we're starting with 5 tips all about using flash more effectively. Have a listen and then join the Facebook group and tell us what 5 Quick Tips you'd like to hear.
April 22, 2019
Back for round 2, accomplished photographer and filmmaker Harun Mehedinovic has a lot to share. In this episode, Harun gives us an update on all this projects, including a HBO project produced by Leonard DiCaprio. The documentary highlights the effects of methane gas on the environment and climate change – a topic close to Rick’s heart. For all our “gear head” listeners, Harun also talks about the Canon cameras and lenses he uses for his still photographs, videos and time­lapse sequences.
April 15, 2019
While each type of photography is different, light is light and what you do with one style of photography can help you with all aspects of your photography. Rick sits down with Freddy Clark of Santé Food Photography to talk about tips on how to make your food photography look its best. Portfolio Site:
April 8, 2019
Larry Interviews this exceptional portrait photographer Larry's friend and famous Hollywood photographer, Mike Kubeisy, introduced Larry to Christine at Photoshop World years ago and Larry has been following Christine's work ever since.  From beautiful portraits that seem to capture the soul of her subjects, to engaging and fun animal portraits, Christine is a true professional who has a warmth and glow in her work and her personality.
April 1, 2019
Rick and Joe touch on TTL vs Manual speedlite photography, but the main focus of this podcast is landscape photography. Joe offers his best tips and Rick offers his best advice ­ so in effect, this is a “Battle of the Landscape Photography Tips.” Rick’s best advice is, of course: It Depends.” Joe's best advice is to forget about shooting EXCLUSIVELY at the “golden hours.” Rather, shoot throughout the day to get great shots.
March 25, 2019
Ibarionex Perello like Rick has enjoyed a lengthy career in the photographic industry which includes his time at Nikon and his role as associate editor for Outdoor Photographer & Digital Photo Pro magazines. Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, and podcaster with over 25 years in the photographic industry. He is the host and producer of the popular, The Candid Frame photography podcast. Website: http://www/ Podcast:
March 18, 2019
Photographer and workshop leader Mike “Spike” Ince returns to our podcast for a detailed discuss of night sky photography, focus stacking and long exposures. You’ll learn a bunch in this episode – including how to take night sky pictures even when using a 600mm lens. Check out his blog (link below). You can also learn from this talented young dude in person during NANPA. — Links for more info from Spike:
March 11, 2019
Rick and Larry share a bunch of money saving tips and tricks for photographers. Photography is not an inexpensive hobby or vocation, so Rick and Larry dig in to help fellow shooters save money on all kinds of aspects of photography.
March 4, 2019
Ron Shares with Rick how he learned embraced vision boards as something to give "faith toward action" and how Giving a TEDx talk on being the "Bipolar Photographer" became a reality. As always the conversations mixes inspiration, experience and the adventure of being a modern­ day photographer. Ron and Rick also talk about their shared love of both the Antarctic and Africa. The conversation is always inspiring when these two get together.
February 25, 2019
Best known for her close-up botanical photography, Julie Lee shares stories and insights with Rick. Rick and Julie discuss creative floral images, photo tours, camera clubs, and favorite mobile photography apps. Links: Website Portfolio: Photo Tours: Instagram: @julieleeusa Facebook:
February 21, 2019
Larry talks with Justin about how adding simple video to his services has changed his business for the better. Justin Wojtczak is a wedding photographer and videographer based in Atlanta. He met Larry when Justin was teaching classes at Photoshop World and helping still shooters add simple video to their photography offerings. Of course that struck a cord with Larry and they've been friends ever since.
February 18, 2019
Today Larry interviews Rick about composition and you're sure to hear some new insights you've never thought of before. Maybe you know the rule of thirds, but have you ever heard of the rule of odds? How about do it diagonally? Rick has a BUNCH of rules and guidance all about composition and when and how you might consider breaking the rules. Rick and Larry deep dive as fellow photographers, into the fun topic of things to consider so you can improve your composition skills.
February 14, 2019
Rick Sammon & Larry Becker have reached episode 100 and today's a giveaway celebration Not only have Rick & Larry been doing a podcast for photographers with the best photographers in the world, they have both been learning along the way. Besides hundreds of dollars worth of giveaways, today's episode is Rick and Larry sharing some GREAT lessons they've learned from the first 99 episodes. FB Group: Larry's FREE eBook:
February 11, 2019
Rick and Larry cover some new announcements and updates for the podcast. Almost at episode 100, it's time to bring all our listeners up to speed with some cool developments and some things that are coming up. Visit for links to books we talked about: Disrupt Never Split the Difference Larry's eBook
February 4, 2019
Rick interviews Margo Raggett. In 2015 Margo founded the Remembering Wildlife project, a 'live-aid' moment for wildlife photographers coming together for a fund-raising book first on elephants entitled Remembering Elephants. This was followed by Remembering Rhinos and in October 2018, Remembering Great Apes will be published. She has partnered with the Born Free Foundation on all three books, which so far have raised more than £320,000 for conservation projects in Africa and Asia.
January 31, 2019
April 24-28 is a special event for birding and photo enthusiasts This episode is a behind-the-scenes peek at an upcoming special event in north Florida where Rick and a host of others will be teaching and shooting. This BONUS episode of the Picturing Success podcast is all about that event and answers some questions if you're thinking about going.
January 28, 2019
From her heartfelt dog rescue photos in the beginning to her new TV show, Kaylee Greer is setting new standards for dog photography. When photography is your passion, it CAN evolve into an amazing career, and Kaylee Greer is proof. She teaches dog photography for Kelby One, she has national clients in the pet marketplace, and she's even on NatGeo Wild with her show Pupparazzi!! You'll be inspired and educated as you listen to Larry's interview with his good friend Kaylee Greer.
January 21, 2019
Providing behind-the-scenes information about the business side of photography isn't something a lot of people do. Kristina opens up about her photography business and how she markets her headshot and workshop offerings in the highly competitive Washington DC market. From the craft of photography to the business side of things, plan to learn from today's show.
January 20, 2019
Rick & Larry discuss tools and techniques for great close up and macro photography. Rick and Larry both have experience with various kinds of close up and macro photography, from Rick's books to Larry's training videos, there's a lot of information packed into this episode. You'll learn about lighting, handheld and studio shots, and all kinds of techniques for getting great big images of the smallest subjects out there. Platypod Contest Link:
January 14, 2019
Find out what it’s like to be in Antarctica – and learn how to make images in Antarctica. In December, Rick once again journeyed to the bottom of the world with Abercrombie & Kent as a photo coach, along with A&K’s awesome photo coach Richard Harker, who has previously been on our podcast talking about his photography. Antarctica Gallery
January 7, 2019
ROAM founder Larry Wiener and world-traveller Rick talk travel photography workshops. Choosing the right travel photography workshop is not easy – because there are hundreds from which to choose. Larry and Rick cut to the case, making it easier for you choose. What’s the difference between a photo workshop, seminar and tour? Larry and Rick talk through the differences. Learn more about ROAM here:
December 31, 2018
Richard Bernabe has travelled the world capturing wildlife moments with his camera. In this show, Rick dives into Richard’s new book, Wildlife Photography – from First Principles to Professional Results. If you dream of becoming a world traveller and wildlife photography this show, and Richard’s book are for you. You will learn about exposure, composition, fill flash, lenses, accessories and much more.
December 24, 2018
With a true gift for training, Photoshop, and social media engagement, Unmesh Dinda shows millions the way in Photoshop. In mid 2018 Larry and Rick were at Photoshop World and they were both especially impressed by one of the youngest instructors in Photoshop World history, Unmesh Dinda.  With his popular YouTube channel, Piximperfect, with nearly a million subscribers, Unmesh has garnered a well deserved following.
December 17, 2018
Rick and Larry talk gear and reveal why certain companies are podcast sponsors, and others were rejected. Every photographer out there is into gear to one degree or another, so Rick and Larry break down some of their gear insights, just in time for Christmas, and go off on the occasional tangent too. Be sure to visit for special links to gear we discussed.
December 12, 2018
Ross Chevalier, podcaster, musician, photographer, videographer and KelbyOne Community moderator, joins Rick for a serious, yet entertaining, talk about how their two passions – photography and music – work together to make them better at each craft. If you play an instrument, you will love this show. If you don’t, it may encourage you to pick up a guitar – or one, or two or more!
December 10, 2018
Ross Chevalier, podcaster, musician, photographer, videographer and KelbyOne Community moderator, joins Rick for a serious, yet entertaining, talk about how their two passions – photography and music – work together to make them better at each craft. If you play an instrument, you will love this show. If you don’t, it may encourage you to pick up a guitar – or one, or two or more!
December 3, 2018
Rick and Larry discuss all the things you wonder about when you see awesome wildlife shots from Costa Rica. Whenever Rick goes on a workshop or a workshop scouting trip, he posts images from the trip as close to real time as possible. So amazing howler monkeys and red-eyed leaf frogs were popping up all over Rick's social media and there are amazing stories behind the scenes that will entertain, engage and inform fellow photographers.
November 30, 2018
Rick and Larry have both been on both sides of the camera and they deep dive into video this time around. As trainers and explainers, both Larry and Rick have been on camera for years. Pro and enthusiast still shooters can really benefit by adding video to their mix and today's show covers the ins-and-outs of how to be on camera, as well as how still shooters might consider adding video to their mix.
November 26, 2018
Back in the early 1980s, Rick suffered from chronic back pain for a long, long time. After a back operation that was futile, Rick found Dr. John E. Sarno, author of numbers books, including Healing Back Pain - The Mind Body Connection. Dr. Sarno and his associates, including Dr. Sherman, literally saved Rick’s life – and have helped him live the life he wants to live. Link to Eric’s book:
November 19, 2018
Today, wedding photography is more competitive than ever. You not only need to be a good photographer and videographer, you need to be a good businessperson – and perhaps most important, you need the customer to love you. Clay has mastered all of the above. Clay also talks about the photographers who have influenced his award-winning work that is sought out by many in the Washington, DC area.
November 12, 2018
Jeff Cable’s photo philosophy is similar to Rick’s. His specialty is not specializing! Photographing the Olympics, wildlife in Africa and Costa Rica and bar and bat mitzvah in California, Jeff does it all!  Jeff and Rick talk about the ups and downs of making pictures at the Olympics and on safari in Africa/Costa Rica and at bar and bat mitzvah in California. Blog: Photo tours at:
November 5, 2018
Rock star photographer, pro radio host (one of the best in the business) and heck of a nice guy Steve Brazill returns to the podcast to talk about success – success beyond just making pictures. Steve, host of the super-popular “Behind the Shot” podcast, and Rick talk about the “Attributes of Success” – confidence, persistence, craziness, problem solving and communication – and how success means different things to different people. Portfolio
October 29, 2018
Rick is just back from shooting a workshop style class for Kelby One and he unpacks lots of lessons from the road. Larry and Rick unpack Rick's latest road trip that resulted in GORGEOUS images. Larry plays interviewer this time and Rick is the interviewee. Loads of discussions and you've got to check out Rick's portfolio from this trip here:
October 22, 2018
Interviewed shortly after Rick and Don returned from the NANAP Celebration in Jackson Hold, WY. Rick and Don talk about the popularity of wildlife and landscape photography, and Don gives some insight into the benefits of joining NANPA, which includes attending events, receiving their newsletter and participating in on-going educational events. Links: and
October 18, 2018
Brandon Heiss is a talented photographer and he's immersed in the photo industry. This time out he shares some great insights. Larry and Brandon have been friends for a lot of years because they both have been deeply involved in the photography industry. Brandon shares his path to his current position as Marketing Director with one of the most respected lighting companies on the planet, FJ Westcott.
October 15, 2018
Levi shares his thoughts on the importance of a personal project, running a small business, networking and developing a style. Levi stands out from the crowd at Photoshop World ­ not only because he is super talented, but because he is one of the best­ dressed instructors. It may sound funny, but Levi feels, as Rick does, that dressing up and showing up is half the battle.
October 8, 2018
Troy Christopher Plota is the person behind the motion art software called Plotaverse and Plotagraph.  Photographers are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd and that's getting harder and harder to do. From his home base in Maui, Troy joins Larry for a conversation about the software and some of the experiences people are having when it comes to using this new approach to motion art. Troy's portfolio:!/profile/troychristopherplota
October 1, 2018
Today, many photographers try their hardest to be like other photographers. Quil Lemons is an exception. Quil follows his heart and creates images that actually come from the heart. Learn how this up and coming photographer uses his film, yes film, camera to create his art. Many photographers strive to get discovered, copying the work of others. Quil Lemons, does the opposite. He comes up with creative ideas and executes them exquisitely. Quil's social media is all @quillemons
September 27, 2018
He knows just about everything there is to know about Canon cameras, lenses and accessories. Even if you use another brand of camera, you’ll learn a lot from this interview with this high-tech photo maven. Afraid of speedlites? Fear not! Brian has some easy to follow tips for you. Need advice on choosing a lens. Brian helps there, too. He also talks about how newer lenses talk to newer cameras better than older cameras and lenses communicated. Website:
September 24, 2018
Nick Page shoots from dawn well into the night, making images with impact. Rick sat down with Nick during Rick’s Oregon Coast Photo Caravan photo workshop. These two pros discuss how to make images with impact by selecting an interesting subject and by choosing the best camera settings. Rick and Nick also talk about why they use Photoshop more than Lightroom.
September 20, 2018
If you are a woman traveling alone, a guy traveling alone, or someone who likes to travel with a group, you will enjoy hearing Piper share her insights on traveling and running workshops in Africa. In this interview Piper talks about cultural sensitivity and connection with a subject. Some listeners may be surprised that Piper uses a speedlite for some of her wildlife photography. Piper also talks about the need to follow a country’s politics before leaving home. Web:
September 17, 2018
Fernando shares his thoughts on how he stays motivated – and the need for change. Fernando talks about his love for landscape photography, long exposures, and a personal project inspired by the #MeToo movement. He also teases Rick about being on of the few photographers on the planet who actually uses Photoshop more than Lightroom. Website: Instagram:   @ fernandoferreirasantos Instagram: @chickynando
September 13, 2018
Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman shares some photo tips and experiences from his photo shoots with some of today’s top rockers, like Bon Jovi. Before turning his efforts to music photography, David was a press photographer. David shares his tips on how you can get concert images. David also talks about making a picture and about speedlight photography. TW/IG: @davidbergman FB: DavidBergmanPhoto David Bergman • Live Concert Workshops:
September 10, 2018
Critiquing is one of Daniel Gregory’s passions. It’s also the topic of his latest KelbyOne class: The Craft of Photo Critiques. What makes a good picture? Is it color, subject, lighting and so on? In Rick’s interview, these two pros discuss how all the elements in a scene are important to making a good photograph. You'll learn about the language of picture, that is, reading a photograph. Rick & Daniel also talk about black and white photography and platinum printing.
September 6, 2018
Jonathan Scott – host of Tales By Light on Netflix, artist, author, photographer, & more – is one of Rick’s photo heroes. These two pros talk about getting great pictures on safari and making the most out of one’s life. The interview goes behind just tech talk. In this interview you’ll see that Rick and Jonathan have a lot in common – stuff that they share in the hopes of you making better pictures …and making the most of your life. Be sure to visit:
September 3, 2018
Rick talks with photography instructor Cesar Rivera about technology, technique and more. Cesar Rivera heads up the New Way Photography Meet Up group in South Florida. Starting from scratch, the group now has more than 2000 members. In this episode Cesar offers advice on starting a meet-up group, as well as advice on working in Lightroom and Photoshop. Cesar's meetup group:
August 30, 2018
Fresh from flying his two drones in Rick’s backyard, Jeremy Pollock offers some tips on choosing and flying a drone. Jeremy Pollock is a multi-talented photographer. He shoots awesome pictures from a drone, does fashion and jewelry photography and has a full-time job. If you are looking to get into drone photography, you have come to the right place. You will also learn how this young and talented photographer juggles all the different aspects of his life.
August 27, 2018
Jack and Ed are like having Walter White and Saul Goodman showing you how to come out on top when the big corporate media cartels try to take what’s yours and bury you. You’ll hear why in this interview. Rick asks this dynamic duo about registering photographs, copy right issues, the use of © in images, changes in registration and so-called “search and settle” agencies. Ed 's website: Jack's website: "The Copyright Zone" is available on Amazon
August 24, 2018
Master Photoshop Designer and trainer Dave Cross shares insights for learning Photoshop quickly and effectively. Photoshop is a big part of most photographers' workflows and Dave Cross is one of the best Photoshop trainers on the planet. Larry and Dave discuss strategies for clever ways to learn Photoshop and they unpack the concept of a "Non-Destructive Workflow." Photoshop users at every level will get something out of this interview.
August 23, 2018
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of today’s top wedding photographers. Also learn about Susan Stripling’s Wedding School. Susan Stripling has been named one of the Top 10 Photographers by American Photo magazine. She is also one of the top 20 Fearless Photographers. Susan started the Wedding School, an on-line education forum, and shoots about 45 weddings a year. If you want to learn about wedding photography, you have come to the right place.
August 20, 2018
If you love image processing – strait shots and HDR images – you’ll enjoy this podcast. Rick and Scott talk presets, and how to fine-tune a present for one-of-a-kind images. Rick and Scott have been in the photo industry for more than 40 years. In this episode these veteran photographers talk about how far we have come when it comes to processing our images – and how plug-ins and stand-alone programs like Luminar and Aurora can help to awaken the artist within.
August 16, 2018
Lewis Kemper is a master of light, capturing it and processing it. He worked with Ansel Adams and uses some of the same composition and processing technique he learned during his time with Ansel. Lewis Kemper shares his insight on visualizing the end-result – when he is photographing landscapes, wildlife, and one of Rick’s favorites, horses running on the beach. Lewis also talks about how he makes his images stand out on social media – as well as this pre-Ansel Adams days as a dishwasher…
August 13, 2018
If you shoot portraits, indoors or outdoors, you don’t want to miss Jim’s tips – and his 7 time-proving lighting set ups Learn about butterfly, loop, Rembrandt, Broad Rembrandt, Split Lighting and more from one of the top portrait photographers on the planet. If you have a $100 bill, take it out for this interview and learn about a cool lighting technique. Also go behind-the-scenes and hear Jim talk about he always gets the shots.
August 9, 2018
Looking to make great night sky and close up pictures, you’ve come to the right place Spike met Rick on a photo workshop and they immediately became friends. Now Spike teaches night sky and close up photography on Rick’s workshops. He also helps out with camera and processing questions. Rick and Spike cover gear and techniques, as well as some basic Lightroom and Photoshop techniques. Mike's Website: Focus stacking:­­stacking­tutorial/
August 6, 2018
Often known for the "Joel Grimes look" for his composites, Joel is much more than you might think. In this episode, Rick interviews the awesome advertising photographer, Canon Explorer of Light and Westcott Top Pro Elite Joel Grimes. Rick and Joel talk about the new Joel Grimes Academy and Joel’s other teaching efforts. Take a listen ­ and hear about how Joel got the cover and major feature in Arizona Highways Magazine. Commercial Web Site: Blog:
August 2, 2018
Victoria Pavlov is a talented photographer & digital artist ­who thinks, and Rick agrees, that though Photoshop and art the world can be a better place. In this interview Victoria share her thoughts on photography, digital art and painting and more. She also talks about her books & working on mobile devices. We think you’ll love this interview with another one of our friends. Victoria's website: Her teaching website:
July 30, 2018
Rick brings his popular inspiration presentation to the podcast. Rick Sammon is in high demand as a speaker and trainer for just about everything photography related, and one of his popular live presentations is "How to Get Motivated and Stay Inspired."  In this episode Rick brings that presentation to life for podcast listeners in discussion form with Larry. There's a lot of great information for todays photographers who are looking for new insights to boost their own inspiration.
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