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ToP #0147: Winter Photography Tips w/ Alex Soh

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! As winter approaches it's important to be safe outside and it's helpful to know a few tips ahead of time. On this episode I talk with Alex Soh, travel and landscape photographer from Singapore, about details we should be aware of and look for while shooting outside in the winter. Just because it's cold out doesn't mean you shouldn't be out there shooting! Share YOUR thoughts on photography in our Facebook group here. Join me on Instagram...


ToP #0146: Frogs, Fotography, & Frame of Mind

What happens when a conservationist who loves frogs has a camera? He goes to Haiti to create change. In this episode I talk with Robin Moore - photographer, conservationist, author, lover of frogs, and cofounder of Frame of Mind - an initiative empowering youth to connect with their natural and cultural world through photography and visual storytelling. You can see his work at and check out his book Frame of Mind Haiti here. Join me on Instagram and share YOUR...


ToP #0145: Learning Photography - Workshops

I just got back from a workshop with shooting in the BEAUTIFUL area in Utah and Arizona around the Grand Canyon! What I love about workshops is that there are so many people there to learn from and be inspired by. Check out this episode on learning through workshops with nature photographer Majeed Badizadegan. Be sure to join us on Facebook and share YOUR thoughts on photography. Join me on Instagram! Keep up to date on many FREE workshops offered through...


ToP #0144: Learning Photography - Online with Jim Harmer

We all have different learning styles. Many of us learn best by struggling through things and trying to figure it out on our own; others can read or see something once and get it. In this episode I talk with Jim Harmer, founder of, about the benefits of learning photography online. Be sure to join us on Facebook in the Thoughts On Photography Podcast group to share YOUR thoughts on photography.


ToP #0143: Joy of Marketing w/ Sarah Petty - Marketing

With thousands and thousands of photographers out there, how do you get your name known? What do you do to market your photography business? In this episode I am joined again by Sarah Petty from The Joy of Marketing to talk about what we should do to market our photography businesses. Check out more about how to best market your business and all the great resources the Joy of Marketing offers at Join us on Facebook to share YOUR thoughts on photography!


ToP #0142: Joy of Marketing w/ Sarah Petty - Branding

How is does YOUR BRAND reflect YOUR BUSINESS? Not sure what it means to "brand your business?" In this episode, I talk with Sarah Petty - photographer, marketing guru, and New York Times best selling author. This interview is just a peek into what it means to have a brand for your photography business. To find out more, go to and be sure to check out her FREE resource for our listeners at You can also check out her best...


ToP #0141: Learning Photography - Intro

How do you learn photography? Do you learn best when someone is there to walk you through and explain everything? Or do you learn best experimenting and working through struggles on your own? Or maybe you spend your time learning online through courses such as and Photography Start. In this episode Dan Helrigel (Photography Chair at Indianapolis Art Center) and I explore learning photography and the different possibilities. This episode birthed the idea of staring a...


ToP #0140: NFL Photography with Jeff Lewis

Are you ready for some football?!?! It's (American) football season here in the United States and if you're a photographer and you like football, this episode is for you! In this episode, I talk with Jeff Lewis NFL photographer based out of California. Jeff and I both love football and photography, so we get a little carried away at times. You'll definitely learn some great tips and learn what it's like on the sidelines of a NFL game.


ToP #0139: From Photographer to Gallery Artist

Many of us dream about having our photography on display in a gallery somewhere. Anyone who has work displayed had to start somewhere. In this episode I speak with Kara Lane, author of "From Photographer to Gallery Artist." Kara gives us a peek into her book sharing tips, recommendations, and resources for how photographers can make this dream a reality.


ToP #0138: Personal Passion Projects

Clearly photography is a passion of yours, but what is it that you REALLY love to shoot? Are you working on a project? Maybe it's something private that you want to keep to yourself because you're capturing personal hardships that you're working through. Maybe it's something that you are SOOO excited about that you find yourself posting about it on every piece of social media out there that exists. Whatever it may be, there are many benefits to having some type of personal project. In this...


ToP #0137: Infrared Photography

With new mirrorless cameras coming out weekly, infrared photography will become easier and easier to shoot. In this episode I talk with Luka Gorjup - infrared photographer based out of Europe in Slovenia. Luka explains the hows and whys to help you get started. Join us on the Thoughts On Photography Podcast group on Facebook to share YOUR thoughts. Follow me on Instagram to see what I'm up to with all these camera bags!


CAMERA BAG GIVEAWAY & Photography Start

It's time for me to start the giveaway process for the camera bags I've been reviewing for Check out the podcast to see how YOU can win a bag. "Photography Start" is one of the best ways to improve your photography! Check it out and be sure to use the coupon code "THOUGHTS" to get $40 off through the month of September.


ToP #0137: Street Photography w/ Andre Wagner

Although photojournalist have been doing it for years, there seems to be a growing interest lately in street photography. So many questions arise: How do you do it tactfully? What gear do you use? How do you avoid looking like a "creeper" or "stalker?" In this episode, I talk with black and white street photographer Andre Wagner about what it's like to be a street photographer in New York and how he goes about capturing just the right moment in just the right way. Follow Andre on...


ToP #0136: Black and White Photography

Black and white images are both classic and iconic. In this episode I speak with award winning black and white photographer Jack Curran about his process for getting a classic shot. You can read his article in Outdoor Photography here. Be sure to check out the article on Improve Photography for 15 Tips For Stunning B&W Photography! Want to join us in China? Find out more here. Join me on Instagram! @brianmcguckin


ToP #0135: Film School Africa

Photography is making a difference in lives all around us! In this episode I talk with Katie Taylor, from Film School Africa, about how photography is impacting people of all ages in South Africa. Consider donating old gear, memory cards, bags, etc. Purchase a donation through Amazon! Find out how here. Follow me on Instagram.


ToP #0134: Your Own Gallery Exhibition

Photographers often dream about having their work hanging somewhere to be adored by the world, but aren't sure how to go about it. In this episode I talk with Nick Page, landscape photographer and podcast host, about his recent artist's reception and ideas for where and how to display your work. Find out more about joining us in China at Follow me on Instagram!


ToP #0133: The Rescued Film Project

Every photo tells a story. Someone somewhere pushed a button to capture a moment in time. What if that image was never seen? What would you do if you found an undeveloped roll of film? What if that roll had never before seen images of someone's birthday? Or the last image of someone's loved one? Or even the President of the United States? On this episode I talk with Levi Bettwieser of The Rescued Film Project about what he is doing to share those images with the world.


ToP #0132: Beginning Photographer Struggles

As photographers, we've all faced struggles - especially when starting out. In this episode, I talk briefly with a young photographer, Sinikka Rohrer, about struggles and decisions new photographers need to make. is one of THE best resources for photographers of all levels to learn how to improve their photography. Join me in the new Facebook group, Thoughts On Photography Podcast, and share YOUR thoughts on the newest trends, techniques, and issues in...


ToP #0131: Wildlife Photography with Juan Pons

Lately I've had a hard time believing some of the images I've seen that have gone viral with an animal riding on another animal's backs. Wildlife photographer, Juan Pons, claims it's more common than one would think. In this episode I invited Juan Pons back on to share with us a little bit about the ins and outs of wildlife photography and how it doesn't take the most expensive gear to do it.


ToP #0130: Hosting A Photography Conference

As photographers we value the opportunity to grow and learn how to improve our craft. Often we take advantage of conferences and what they have to offer, but don't bother considering what it takes to get one up and running. Any interst in bringing one to your city? In this episode I talk with Chris Smith,, about what it takes to launch a successful conference in your own city.