Rick Sammon, world-renowned photographer, and Larry Becker, photography industry expert, interview the world's best photographers about their craft and their business. Whatever your level of photographic accomplishment, you'll learn what the experts know and how to grow your own photography skills and make money doing it. We're shooting for your success.
Rick and Art talk about Wild Elephants and Human Canvas, two of Art’s latest books that reflect his passion for the subject – and his photographic excellent.
If you love art, Art, wildlife photography and studio photography, this podcast is for you.
Learn more about Art’s latest books:
Human Canvas trade edition: https://store.artwolfe.com/product/human-canvas
Learn more about Art:
Erin Babnik is back as a guest with Five Quick Tips.
Following her well received recent interview episode with Rick, it's only natural that Erin Babnik would be invited to share a great collection of tips for capturing expressive landscape images.
Be sure to catch up with Erin here too:
Photo Cascadia Team Member: www.photocascadia.com
Book link: https://erinbabnik.com/photographing-through-the-seasons/
Canadian Photographer Andre Audet Joins Us To Talk About Instagram, Understanding Animal Behavior, Post Processing, Displaying Prints and More.
Follow the work of this talented photographer (and great dad) here:
Parish Kohanim is one of Rick’s photography heroes. Rick refers to himself as a travel photographer, and refers to Parish as a wonderful fine art photographer.
In this interview Rick and Parish talk about: fine-art photography, getting inspiration from nature, being patient, art, culture, respecting yourself, the miracle of light and seeing, Beethoven, Monet, being one with the subject – and more.
Erin Babnik, Canon Explorer of Light, Shares Her Thoughts on Photography & Creativity.
Today Erin shares her thoughts on photography and creativity. She also talks about her workshops and an e-book – Photographing Through the Seasons – on which she collaborated with the pros from Photo Cascadia.
Photo Cascadia Team Member: www.photocascadia.com Twitter: twitter.com/ErinBabnik
Book link: https://erinbabnik.com/photographing-through-the-season
Behind the Scenes with Luminar 4 and Skylum's CEO Alex Tsepko.
PLUS, there's a giveaway of a free copy of Luminar 4 software for one of our listeners. Just listen to the show open and you'll know how to enter to win.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/macphunphotography/
Skylum Youtube channel:
Skylum Live Events:
As a nature photographer specializing in flower photography, Anne’s passion lies in capturing the beauty of flowers and other botanical subjects up-close. It is her belief that if we slow down and look at nature in a more contemplative way, we will find subjects that convey impact and emotion, causing the eye to linger a little longer.
Link to eBook: https://visualwilderness.com/product/ab-cfp
on Komarechka, a.k.a “The Snowflake Guy,” Returns to Our Podcast to Talk About Way More Than Just Photographing Snowflakes
Don and Rick talk about photographing subjects – from snowflake to ants – up close and personal. So if you have a $1,000 macro lens or a smart phone, this episode will give you some insight into this universe, as Don says, “at our feet.”
Rick and Don also talk about Don’s forthcoming (and much awaited) book, Macro Photograph – The Universe at Your Feet.
The Photoshop Diva Herself, Katrin Eismann, is our guest – talking about Lightroom Mobile from Adobe MAX 2019.
Rick interviewed our friend Katrin Eismann while she was attending and presenting at Adobe MAX 2019 in Los Angeles, CA.
Katrin says, “It’s good to get inspired by other types of artists, not only photographers.”
If you are interested in mobile photography, Lightroom and photography in general, this podcast is for you.
Visit with Katrin on her website: https://www.katrin-eismann.com
Larry B talks to Larry T, the PlatyBall Inventor
Just yesterday the all new PlatyBall was announced to the world on the Kelby One show The Grid. Today Larry B sits down with the inventor and they talk about the amazing new technology that has gone into the development of a bullhead that's effectively upside down from what we're used to.
Steve Brazill has been a popular guest on our regular style interview shows and now Steve tackles general photography in this great, short 5QT episode and you can find out more about him by following one of these links:
Behind the Shot Podcast: behindtheshot.tv
https://twitter.com/stevebrazill https://facebook.com/stevebrazillphotography https://instagram.com/stevebrazill
Fine-art photographer Susan Dimock shares her photo philosophies with our listeners.
Susan shares some of her photo philosophies and well as some tips on photographing at slow shutter speeds, photographing at aquariums and photographing birds.
Susan also talks about her new projects, which include drawing stories out of the environment and running photo workshop in Oregon.
Visit with Susan on her website:
This quick episode is about a few cool "ah-ha" moments and where they came from.
As photographers, we're always learning and today we take a little time to go through a handful of powerful, quick training tips and how they have helped us get better at photography.
Fine Art Landscape Photographer Patricia Davidson Shares Her Photographic Philosophies
Rick talks with fine art landscape photographer Patricia Davidson about her approach to making, and not just taking, pictures.
Topics covered: ND & polarizing filters, composition, print sales, & photographing waterfalls, streams, rivers and waves.
From camera settings to helpful setup tips, you'll be better in the snow after this episode.
Quick and to the point, Rick and Larry talk about some of the challenges and ways to get better results when you're shooting in the snow.
Like landscape photography? Then we think you will love this episode of our podcast.
Denver-based landscape photographer Joseph Roybal, who Rick met at the recent Out of Oregon conference, is our guest!
Joseph talks about how he makes stunning landscape and seascape photographs – and how you can make them, too.
We know you’ll love this show and Joe! Visit with Joseph on his web site:
Alec Arons had another great idea and Rick ran with it for some great tips
Rick points out that the Renaissance masters used one light source and there are great ways to see and leverage this kind of light.
Quick Tips style this episode is complete in under 9 minutes.
— And HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
This is must-listen-to show for photographers who want to get the most out of their camera.
Rick interviews accomplished photographer/camera tech expert Brian Worley, who sets the bar for knowing what a camera, lens and speedlite can do!
In a nutshell, Brian suggests using the right settings to get it right in camera.
Learn more from Brian on his website and social media sites:
Our friend and podcast listener, Alec Arons, suggested this one.
Sure, you need to bring a camera and lens when you're going shooting, but what else should you always carry with you? Are there any little things that are easy to toss into your camera bag so you have them when you're out shooting?
Yep! That's what today's 5 Quick Tips episode is all about.
Rick interviews the super-talented Ian Plant – who has a “first” for our podcast listeners. Ian talks about “The Last Supper” (as in the painting) and how it relates to creative composition.
Plus the importance of seeing shapes in landscape photography, & Ian introduces Shuttermonkeys, a site dedicated to photography education and inspiration. See the link at the end of this post.
Rick and Larry Share 5 Quick Tips for Getting Better Results with Your Hotshoe Flash.
So many shooters just put their strobe on the hotshot and then hope that it will lead to better lighting for their images. It can, but if you know a handful of techniques for Speedlite (Speedlight) use, you can get much better results.
This is the kind of episode that puts "quick" in the Quick Tips episode style!
Scott Bourne - host of the Picture Methods podcast, photo workshop leader, speaker, award-winning bird photographer, author and more – is this week’s guest
Rick & Scott share many of the same photo philosophies, one of which is that established photographers have a responsibiltiy to motivate and encourage younger photographers. So the main theme of this week’s show is how to get motivated - with your photography & with making your own ink-jet prints.
Picture Methods blog & podcast
By popular demand, Rick and Larry talk about metering modes and how they shoot.
Three listeners, Stephen Brkich, Nathan Goldberg, and Jeremy Scott all asked for a 5 Quick Tips episode about metering modes so that's what you get. Rick and Larry go through what they use and special tips for adjusting in certain lighting situations.
David Bowers aka Matthew Brady unpacks the beginnings of photojournalism.
Dave Bowers is a photojournalism history buff and spends time at Civil War reenactment events as the photographer Matthew Brady. In this episode Larry interviews Dave about how he got started and Dave shares fascinating historical events and how so many famous figures from history crossed paths with one another.
PLUS, there's an AWESOME Platypod Black Friday special that's only good Dec. 2 through Dec. 6 so have a listen!
Rick gives some great tips to help anyone who needs to photograph kids.
It's not as easy as you might think, to photograph children. On the other hand, if you know a few clever things to do and some insider tips, it's actually not that hard.
Today's 5 Quick Tips episode is a handful of great insights for capturing much better images of kids.
Orlando is a communications professional, blogger, podcaster, video producer & landscape photographer from Puerto Rico. born in Manhattan, New York but his parents (both Puerto Ricans) returned to the Island when he was nine.
Orlando sells landscape prints of Puerto Rico and the United States on his website www.puertoricophotography.com.
It might seem easy to do street shooting, but there are some insider secrets that really help.
When you think about street shooting, you automatically think about some cool, candid shots you've seen over the years. And if you're not familiar with the insider tips and tricks for how to grab these images, you might find yourself getting bad shots… or worse… having a person get mad at you when you take their picture.
Rick & Larry are here to help.
Need some photo therapy, inspiration and wisdom? You’ve come to the right place. In this episode, Larry talks with Rick about his latest (and 49th) book, which is filled with all of the above.
If you are feeling a bit down about your photography, or just need a creative boost, check out Rick’s book. You can download a free sample on Amazon.com, where the e-book and paperback are sold exclusively.
Clever ways to use your smartphone for photography related help
This episode is NOT about iPhone photography. It's about how photographers can leverage your smartphone as a tool.
And there's a Black Friday bonus notice in this episode too!
Brad is known throughout the industry because of all his great connections and his photography skills.
Best known for his concert photography, Brad is exploring a brand new area of commercial photography that is sure to explode in the coming years. Air B&B promotional shoots.
Larry and Brad have been friends for years and today's show recalls all kinds of great experiences Brad has had over the years on his way to his current business. There's sure to be something for everyone.
Our beloved gear makes the craft of photography possible and maintenance of that gear is mission critical.
There are all kinds of little tips and tricks when it comes to maintaining your precious camera gear and we bet you learn one or two (or maybe even five) things you haven't heard about for gear maintenance.
5 Quick Tips style, Rick and Larry get right to the point and it's a great episode for a short commute.
Matt K - Expert Photographer, Photoshop and Lightroom Explainer, and Cool Guy.
Matt and Larry have worked together and known each other for years, and today Larry talks with Matt about when they worked together at Kelby One, photo shoots, workshops, online training, and so much more.
Larry & Rick talk about cool little devices that help with photography.
Larry is a self-professed "gadget guy" and he has all kinds of cool little gadgets that make all aspects of photography easier and more fun. There are so many things people don't even know exist. Great solutions to little nagging issues.
So this time around you'll learn about half a dozen cool little things in Larry's camera bag that make his photography life better.
We think you will love this episode, because you can use all of Steve’s tips in your own photography. You will hear about the “art of compromise," the art of black-and-white photography, and taking the mystery out of a scene.
Steve also talks about his awesome Behind the Shot podcast, which Rick has been on a few times. Finally, Steve offers some advice on choosing the best ear plugs.
Behind the Shot Podcast:
When you shot a picture and you get back to the studio and realize the focus is soft, what do you do?
The best thing to do with poor focus shots is to reshoot. But what if you're already done at the location and you're looking on your computer when you realize the focus is soft?
Rick and Larry talk about 5 quick things you can do to have a better finished image.
Master of Music, Concert, Sports and Celebrity Photography – Chats with Rick —
A very small, exclusive group of people are pro concert photographers and only one can get you back stage for a BIG show so YOU can shoot with him…
Join Rick as he interviews David Bergman, a fellow photographer and musician, about the photo gear and techniques he uses to get award-winning images – and keeps him at the top of his game.
Rick and Larry talk about ways to handle Internet trolls posting about your work.
It's a frustrating thing these days when people hide behind anonymity and just say mean stuff from their keyboard (in their mom's basement). Rick and Larry have had their fair share of being trolled and these 5 Quick Tips are insights for dealing with those keyboard warriors.
Rick talks with photographer, photo instructor, podcaster, workshop leader, iOS app developer and musician Martin Bailey about their shared passions – professionally and personally.
Martin and Rick talk about workshops – not only how to get great pictures, but how to enjoy the experience. If you are looking for an intensive and fun-filled workshop, check out Martin’s workshops!
Martin's website: https://martinbaileyphotography.com/
Photographing small birds in your backyard might be easier than you think.
Our friend and fellow photographer, Paul Kober, suggested today's topic so we followed his lead and covered 5 Quick Tips for better back yard bird photos.
We may not all use the same instruments to get our own bird photos, but these tips should help.
And you'll want to check out Paul's website too:
Chad Robertson of Writingnights.org Offers Insight Into the Fast-Growing World of Self-publishing – for e- books and printed books.
Chad talks about why one should self-publish a book – as well as pricing, layout, typeface, marketing, cost and much more.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact Chad for a free 15- minute consultation through the links below – and get started with your own book!
Larry walks us through some quick tips for capturing great video.
Rick came up with the idea that memorable phrases make learning easier. That's the basis for many of his learning tools called Sammonisms. And during a recent Sammonisms show Larry added a couple tips and Rick suggested that there should be Beckerisms.
This show is a focus on Beckerisms for the first time ever. As you're listening, just keep in mind that you're a part of Beckerism and Sammonism history.
USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham Talks with Rick About His YouTube Photo Walk Series and more!
Rick and Jefferson also talk about still photography, including taking photos with pro cameras and the iPhone. Plus good info if you want to make your own videos.
Photo walks: http://www.youtube.com/jeffersongraham Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jeffersongraham Newsletter: https://jeffersongraham.substack.com/
Rob Sylvan Shines on the Picturing Success Podcast - and in Photoshop and Lightroom.
Lightroom expert, and heck of a nice guy, Rob Sylvan talks about his #1 top selling (at the time of this writing) book Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic for Dummies. He also talks about printing from Lightroom, which is still a challenge for many photographers.
"The Back 9" is a golf term that Rick and Larry are using to describe retirement age and how to prep for it.
When you're working your way through life and looking toward distant (or near) retirement plans, there are things you can do to make those retirement years quite a bit better.
More than just 5 tips, but keeping with the 5QT style, Rick and Larry talk about some smart things you can do to plan for retirement.
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.
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.
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: http://www.kondogianis.com
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: https://www.juanpons.org
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 PicturingSuccess.com and get the full list.
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 pacesettermedia.com
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.
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: http://www.nickpagephotography.com
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!!
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 http://thecopyrightzone.com/
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.
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: www.gatsbytravel.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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: https://poseidonexpeditions.com
Leila's NY Show:
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.
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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donkom/macro- photo
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: santephoto.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Website Portfolio: https://www.julieleephoto.com/
Photo Tours: https://www.julieleephoto.com/about.htm
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.
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.