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Impact: The Conservation Photography Podcast

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If you are a photographer or filmmaker with a love for all things wild, then you’re in the right place. From conservation to creativity, from business to marketing, and everything in-between, this podcast is for you, the conservation visual storyteller who is ready to make an impact. Every week, join your host Jaymi Heimbuch on a deep dive into the inspirational conversations and the actionable how-tos for building your photography business while making a big difference in this world. Let's dive in!

If you are a photographer or filmmaker with a love for all things wild, then you’re in the right place. From conservation to creativity, from business to marketing, and everything in-between, this podcast is for you, the conservation visual storyteller who is ready to make an impact. Every week, join your host Jaymi Heimbuch on a deep dive into the inspirational conversations and the actionable how-tos for building your photography business while making a big difference in this world. Let's dive in!

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United States

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If you are a photographer or filmmaker with a love for all things wild, then you’re in the right place. From conservation to creativity, from business to marketing, and everything in-between, this podcast is for you, the conservation visual storyteller who is ready to make an impact. Every week, join your host Jaymi Heimbuch on a deep dive into the inspirational conversations and the actionable how-tos for building your photography business while making a big difference in this world. Let's dive in!

Language:

English

Contact:

(541) 351-8080‬


Episodes

The Evolution of a Photo Editor: An Interview with Susan McElhinney of Ranger Rick Magazine

1/19/2021
Many of us grew up on Ranger Rick Magazine, with a love of nature engrained even deeper with every issue filled to the brim with engaging animal images. So… who exactly chooses those images? I'm excited that our guest for this episode is the woman at the helm, Susan McElhinney. Not only is Susan the Photography Editor for Ranger Rick, but she also oversees all the children's magazines, books and other projects under the umbrella of National Wildlife Federation Kids. But long before she...

Duration:00:42:45

How to Make Time for Photography (Even When Life Gets Busy)

1/12/2021
Grab my FREE downloadable day planner template at JaymiH.com/59 #059: Raise your hand if you have recently put your creative work on the back burner in favor of handling all the other things that need to get done during the day. Yeah, I think we all should have our hands raised. It is a common thing for photographers to struggle with prioritizing creative endeavors and to actually stick to the schedule. Trust me, you are not alone. I've been right there with you. It's a daily struggle,...

Duration:00:20:36

3 Types of Conservation Stories You Can Photograph Near Home

1/5/2021
#058: It's a very exciting thing to decide that you want to photograph a conservation story, especially when that's happening near you. But here's a common hiccup for inspired conservation photographers who have never tackled a story before… You make this really important mindset shift into total confidence in photographing a story… and then you immediately hit the first hurdle: what kind of story is it that you're going to photograph? This is where a story idea can suddenly become...

Duration:00:23:08

6 Surprising Resolutions for Conservation Photographers

1/1/2021
Grab your spot in my FREE Masterclass How to find LOCAL Conservation Photo Stories! #057: It is the first day of the new year and I reckon we all have the same thing on our minds – thank goodness 2020 is finally over! So, with the hope that 2021 is going to be better, is there a better time to share six resolutions for conservation photographers? You might be rolling your eyes at the idea of resolutions, but these are the same ones I review every year and I’m sure you will find them...

Duration:00:35:26

All About Your Image Rights: Interview with Erick Howard, Attorney

12/29/2020
Grab your spot in my FREE Masterclass How to find LOCAL Conservation Photo Stories! #056: Ever had your images used without permission? Is copyright registration all that important? Is your website legalese up to snuff? As you become more serious about your work, you start to think about things like copyright registration, how important it is, and when you should care about it. That’s why it is such an honor to have Erick Howard join us to talk about this and share his knowledge with you....

Duration:00:44:37

Why You MUST Find Your Why

12/22/2020
Doors open soon for Conservation Photography 101: Master how to create, shoot and pitch a powerful photo story. Hop on the waitlist here. #055: Are you overlooking the most important question to ask yourself as a conservation photographer? This episode helps you discover the cornerstone of your work! There is a question that every conservation photographer needs to ask themselves and spend some quality time on answering. It is a question that is often overlooked yet is a powerful tool to...

Duration:00:19:37

Avoid These Two Common Pitching Pitfalls

12/15/2020
Doors open soon for Conservation Photography 101: Master how to create, shoot and pitch a powerful photo story. Hop on the waitlist here. # 054: Have your conservation photography stories been rejected (or ignored) by editors time and time again, but you have no idea where you are going wrong? Plenty of pitfalls can come up in the process of pitching your conservation photography story to publications. Being aware of them is the difference between getting a yes from an editor… or being...

Duration:00:15:06

How to Find a Fiscal Sponsor for Your Conservation Photography Projects: Interview with Vance Martin of WILD Foundation

12/8/2020
#053: Let’s suppose you have a conservation photography project in mind and know exactly what you want to produce. You've done the legwork to figure out the grants you want to go for… …but you get stuck when you discover that the granting entity is only going to hand the money over to a nonprofit entity. Well, now you need a fiscal sponsor. So, what is fiscal sponsorship and why do you need to know about it? And even more importantly, how do you find the just-right organization to partner...

Duration:01:04:32

Part 3: Behind the Scenes of a Long Term Photography Project

12/1/2020
#052: Today’s episode is special since it is Part 3 of a multi-part series that takes you behind the scenes of a long-term conservation photography project that I’m working on, called Watershed Sentinels. What often happens when we think of this kind of project (as opposed to a story) is that it can seem overwhelming, especially if you are only getting started. You might wonder what a long-term project is, how it is managed, and what the dos and don’ts are. Fortunately, there is no one...

Duration:00:25:43

The 6-Stage Strategy for Starting a Conservation Photo Story

11/24/2020
#051: There are six stages of starting in on a photo story idea. Building upon each other, each stage helps you go from just an idea in your head, to taking action on a photo story and producing something tangible. In this episode, we dig into what each stage involves, from getting your mindset right, to brainstorming, and setting a start and finish date for taking the photographs, we have got you covered! Also, be sure hop on the waitlist for my digital course, Conservation Photography...

Duration:00:23:40

How to Become a Conservation Photographer

11/17/2020
#050: So far on this show, we have dug into many specific topics surrounding conservation photography, but we have not unpacked what exactly being a conservation photographer is all about! Perhaps you have never heard of the term, or you are interested in exploring the possibilities of choosing this career path. This episode will answer all of those questions for you. If you are already passionate about wildlife photography and are interested in environmental issues, chances are,...

Duration:00:25:00

The Secret to Confidence? It's NOT About You

11/10/2020
#049: If you're the type to get nervous about putting your work out in the world, well… you have a surprise super-power not everyone else has. Curious what it is? We're talking all about how you can use it to your advantage. Does your stomach flip at the thought of having to speak in front of an audience? And once you’re there, do you break into sweats and feel like you can’t breathe properly? Or do you get jittery when you want to reach out to someone to photograph their work? Or...

Duration:00:20:24

Quit Donating Your Images (Why + Tips for How to Say No)

10/27/2020
#048: Donating images. You might not suspect it, but this is actually an issue that can be genuinely problematic. While that is a kind and generous thing to do on the surface, being overly exuberant about donating your work is actually damaging both to professional photographers and conservation as a movement. My conservation photos, for the most part, are not free. And I don't think yours should be either. But trust me, it's not out of greed. We’re digging into three reasons why donating...

Duration:00:39:49

Be a Better Volunteer with These 7 Business Mindset Strategies

10/13/2020
#047: Volunteering is a fantastic thing to do as a conservation photographer, especially if you’re just getting started. You’re looking for a chance to get some experience under your belt, to build up a portfolio, to make connections that could lead to more opportunities down the road. And of course we all have that pull to just be helpful, right? But… when you launch into volunteering without having thought ahead very far... - without having sat down with the organization or group, or...

Duration:00:31:13

Part 2: Behind The Scenes of a Long-Term Photography Project

10/6/2020
#046: You know those moments when you get an idea, flesh it out, and you're ready to roll but suddenly find yourself thinking.... but what now? You go from ready, to stuck. You're asking questions like: It's sometimes hard to go from idea to action. So, in this episode, I'm going to walk you through the strategies that I used to get unstuck. I'm walking through where I looked for help, the way that the project then took shape after that, and the tools and other strategies I used to get...

Duration:00:25:48

From Getting Started to Making Big Change: Inspirational Advice From Our Interviews

9/29/2020
#045: We’ve been lucky enough to listen to so many incredibly inspiring conservation visual storytellers on this podcast, and so I thought I would do something a little different for this episode. We're walking along the career path of a conservation photographer - from launching into a very first project, to finding your style, to raising huge amounts of money for conservation as a seasoned professional. Get ready to relive the highlights in the conversations we’ve had so far with amazing...

Duration:00:49:20

Where to Invest Your Money When You're Just Starting Out in Conservation Photography

9/22/2020
#044: I've learned over the last decade that there are some really critical places that you want to invest your money right away in order to really start out on the right foot as a conservation photographer. With a certain amount of preparation and education under your belt, you become a more effective storyteller and a smarter business person WAY faster than you otherwise might. There's five places that I suggest that you consider investing your money, especially if you're just starting...

Duration:00:26:22

Use Tracking Skills to Find & Photograph Elusive Wildlife: Interview with David Moskowitz

9/15/2020
#043: Question: How do you get incredible images of elusive animals? Answer: Wildlife tracking skills! At least that’s how David Moskowitz does it. A talented conservation photographer and a master tracker, David used his skills to track and photograph the highly endangered Mountain Caribou in the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, and published a beautifully photographed book called Caribou Rainforest. So if you’re a photographer that wants to go beyond snapshots and get an...

Duration:00:41:14

3 Ways Detail Photos Are Essential for an Immersive Experience

9/8/2020
#042: Detail shots. They are one of the six essential photos that you need in a photo story. But it's easy to forget about capturing the details of a story when you're focused on other things like characters or action. So in this episode, we are celebrating the detail shot in all it's surprising glory. We talk about why they’re so essential to photo stories, and three key ways that they can be used to create a richer experience for viewers. You'll Learn Get the full show notes and...

Duration:00:14:33

Her Wild Vision Initiative is Changing Things in a Big Way

9/1/2020
#041: You know those moments where you're like, “You know, this thing would be so helpful. It should exist,” and then you go make it exist? Well, that happened. Three weeks ago, Morgan Heim and I had a conversation about the hurdles for women in conservation photography, and how it would be awesome to create something that takes away some of those barriers. And that’s what we did. Enter Her Wild Vision Initiative, a searchable directory of women-identified conservation photographers and...

Duration:00:43:01