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44 minutes | 2 days ago
Architectural Photography with Stephen Scharf
Stephen Scharf is commercial photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in real estate, architectural and product photography. He has also been a professionally accredited motorsports photojournalist since 2003, and one of the track photographers for Sonoma Raceway, covering their professional motorsports and racing events. His personal photographic work also includes landscape, urban exploration, fine art, and documentary street photography. Stephen is also are retired molecular biologist, working in Biotech in the SF Bay Area during his professional career as a scientist. http://www.stephenscharf.com
74 minutes | 4 months ago
World Travel and Photography
In this interview, we're joined by World Travel photographer Elia Locardi. Elia shares some of his amazing adventures traveling the globe on assignment. We learn about how he manages to keep his gear safe, what clothes he packs, and more. We also discuss how a photographer, whose main source of income is heavily reliant on travel, is managing to pivot and thrive during a time when travel has been severely curtailed and the perception of destination travel has shifted from rest and relaxation to self-preservation and nervousness.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Building your brand and passion, with Dixie Dixon
In this interview I sit down with Texas based photographer and director Dixie Dixon. We discuss her process for building an amazing and powerful brand while also staying passionate about her craft and keeping her photographs fresh and relevant. About Dixie... Dixie Dixon has always been inspired by the allure, magic and unique challenge of creating fashion photography. As one of the sixteen original Nikon ambassadors in the United States, Dixie has spent the last decade bringing creative visions to life for brands, ad agencies, fashion/commercial clients as well as educating others about the the latest cutting-edge photography techniques and technology.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
How to Photograph Celebrities with Michael Grecco
Los Angeles, California based photographer and director Michael Grecco is an industry veteran. He has photographed a long list of celebrities and understands the fine art of working with the ultra-popular as well as the people who manage them. In this interview Michael shares some insider tips, techniques, and stories he's gained from photographing some of the worlds most famous people. Michael Grecco is an award-winning internationally renowned director and photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections and fine art. https://michaelgrecco.com
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Fixing Your Mindset, Clarity and Focus - with Pye Jirsa
In this interview we discuss how having the right mindset with regard to pursuing your passion is critical. When is it time to "go pro", or is it ever? And how do you find your sustainable passion so that you can continue doing it in the long term without fear of burn out. In this episode, Pye Jirsa of SLRLounge.com shares some wisdom and experiences you can use immediately to refocus, and reframe your business, and maybe even your life. Pye Jirsa is a director, photographer and educator. He's a founder and partner of Lin and Jirsa Photography — a boutique Southern California wedding and portrait photography studio composed of an incredible creative team that shoots over 300 weddings each year, with nearly 1,000 yearly client commissions. URL's: www.slrlounge.comwww.vfpresets.com@bornuncreative on TikTok@pyejirsa on IG
35 minutes | 5 months ago
The Joy of Underwater Photography, with Craig Stampfli
Craig Stampfli is an accomplished photographer above and below the water line. His work is meticulous and demonstrates an attention to detail that only passionate artists imbue. The challenges to working underwater are many, and it's those challenges that drew Craig to this genre. In this interview you'll learn how he shoots underwater, safety issues, as well as the magic of shooting through liquid. It all started when I went back to the West Indies to visit family and I borrowed a friends camera, I shot several rolls of film and decided that this was for me. That was 25 years ago, and in that time I have traveled the world with a camera in my hand. I've been known to set an alarm for 3am to then drive to THE spot, set up and wait for the light to be just right. I have also been known to make people feel at ease within seconds of being in front of my camera. Whether your event is Black Tie, or you want to get your feet wet with an Underwater Portrait Session, I can help make your occasion with me both enjoyable and memorable with a bit of fun thrown in for good measure. http://stampfli.photography
50 minutes | 6 months ago
Capturing the Moment in Wedding Photography, with Troy Miller
Wedding photography is arguably one of the most import jobs in photography. Not only is it a record of one of the most important days in the lives of the subjects, but the skill required before, during and after the wedding far surpass that required from most other genres. In this episode, veteran wedding photographer Troy Miller of Imagery Concepts discusses his workflow from start to finish. We discuss some of the challenges involved with making a living with this type of photography as well as the tools and mindset necessary to do the job right! We are Imagery Concepts. A husband & wife team uniquely offering a dual perspective with an exciting blend of romantic, candid and photo journalistic qualities as full-time professional photographers for over 20 years. This site is just a teaser of who we are and what we do. There is no way we could convey our personality, creativity and passion with only these few words and images. Our clients come to us by referral only from other clients and vendors that love what we do. If we didn’t impress them we wouldn’t be here. It’s that simple. http://imageryconcepts.com
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Photographing Mans best friend! with Thomas Aaron
Dogs are well regarded as "mans best friend", and Thomas Aaron is uniquely skilled at showing the personalities of those friends. He is a certified dog trainer based in Denver Colorado, and also a celebrated dog photographer. Thomas self-admittedly just loves dogs, but he also loves photography. In this interview you'll learn how he was able to successfully merge his passion for pups with his passion for taking pics. Thomas Aaron is a dog trainer based in Denver Colorado. He loves photographing dogs as much as he loves training them. His passion for canine photography was a natural evolution as he became more experienced with getting to know the animals, and how best to bring out their personalities using portraiture. http://www.fetchmasters.com
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Chasing the Light with Laura Tillinghast!
Photography is nothing without light and Laura Tillinghast is a master at controlling light. However, understanding and controlling photons is only part of the equation. The other parts are using psychology to connect with your subject. Understanding technology to ensure you're getting the best image possible, and using software to render the final image. In this interview Laura Tillinghast shares with us how she is able to continually create such a diverse body of work, while also devoting a significant amount of her time to writing, and conducting photography workshops. San Francisco Bay Area photographer Laura Tillinghast began taking photos in the 90’s and never stopped. Shooting primarily advertising and commercial content, you never know what you will find in front of her lens. Whether it's a gorgeous model, a bowl of oatmeal or a rock band, she shoots with the same goal in mind: make it beautiful. https://lauratillinghast.com
62 minutes | 6 months ago
The delicate art of Boudoir Photography, with Michael Sasser
Los Angeles based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser joins the show to discuss the oft misunderstood art of boudoir photography. We discuss many of the misconceptions around this art form and the confusion with Glamour and Nude photography. In this candid and revealing conversation we dive into how photographers looking to experiment in the genre can do so respectfully, and safely. We discuss both the artistic side as well as the business side. If you’ve ever wanted to shoot this kind of photography, this interview will give you the information you need to either make the leap, or steer clear. Michael is an internationally known boudoir photographer in Los Angeles, CA. He’s been teaching photographers how to start their boudoir businesses for a few years. You might have seen one of his YouTube tutorials giving boudoir tips to over 115,000 subscribers. Michael believes in the transformational experience of boudoir and wants you to help be a part of that experience for someone else. https://sasserstillsboudoir.com
52 minutes | 6 months ago
A look inside 500px.com
In this interview I'm joined by Aneta Filiciak, and Karen Biilmann; the CEO and Sr. Art Director, respectively at 500px.com. We discuss the past, present and future of the company and dive into a riveting discussion about the directions they're seeing photography moving in. We discuss their thoughts on how "social distancing" might affect photography, and photographers going forward. We also discuss so-called "pure" photograpy, versus compositing work. Check out the site at: 500px.com
37 minutes | 7 months ago
Building a career in action sports photography, with Michele Grenier
One of the most underserved genres of photography is action sports. Sure, there are plenty of sports photographers at major sporting events, but capturing "ordinary" people, doing extraordinary things is the forte of action sports photographer Michel Grenier. In this interview Michele and I discuss her choices for moving into this genre and her path to learning photography then turning this skill into a lucrative business. We discuss her passion for sports and the gym and how she was able to merge that passion with her love for photography. Michele is an independent photographer based in Quebec City, Canada. She specializes in high-performance and strength-related sports. Michele is also an author, a speaker and an educator. http://www.michelegrenierphoto.com
28 minutes | 7 months ago
From Finance to Photography, Making the Career Pivot, with Alex Qian
Alex Qian was not happy. He was not fulfilled in is 9-5 day job in the financial industry and decided to make a change. His love for photography and traveling was the logical choice for him so he made the leap. In this interview Alex and I discuss his career move, the challenges as well as the joys he's experienced. We also dive into his gear, and workflow. http://www.wayfaringprofessional.com
1 minutes | 7 months ago
Hello World! Introducing the Skylum Behind the Seen Podcast!
Welcome to the Behind the Seen podcast. This is a brand new podcast from your friends over at Skylum Software. Every week we will showcase a different photographer and dive into how they are creating amazing bodies of work. You'll learn about the successes and the challenges they encountered along the way, and you're sure to take away some valuable tips from each episode. The podcast was created to inspire, educate and entertain you. So sit back, relax and go "behind the seen" of the amazing stories from people around the world, connected through photography.
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