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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!

Location:

United States

Description:

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

How This Filmmaker Goes Beyond Premieres for Conservation Impact - An Interview with Gunjan Menon

10/12/2021
🌟 Doors to Conservation Photography 101 close SOON. Head to ConservationVisuals.com/Enroll for details 🌟 #086: Okay, so you put all of this time and energy and love and creativity and money into creating a conservation-focused wildlife film, and then you premiere it… and then what happens? What happens to that conservation film after you've premiered it? Well, that is what Gunjan Menon thinks about all the time. Menon is an independent wildlife filmmaker based in India, and she...

Duration:01:00:05

How To Get 100 Million Image Views For Conservation Causes: An Interview With Benjamin Von Wong

9/28/2021
🌟 Doors to Conservation Photography 101 open for enrollment SOON. Head to ConservationVisuals.com/Enroll for details 🌟 Every so often, I'll come across a photographer or a filmmaker or artist whose work I look at and I'm like, “How did I not know about you years ago?” That is the case with Benjamin Von Wong. Von Wong's specialty is to take shocking, compelling, surreal, outrageous, beautiful images that have an environmental message inside of them. Then, he puts those images in front of...

Duration:00:58:04

5 Questions to Restore Your Creativity & Improve the Quality of Your Imagery

9/14/2021
Encore Episode! I'm taking a short summer break. But I'd never leave you hangin' without something inspiring to listen to. So, I'm bringing back this much-loved episode that is absolutely jam-packed with insights and tips you can use in your own creative work. Enjoy! #061: As photographers, it can be frustratingly easy to get so far into our head when we're shooting. We're thinking about expectations. We're thinking about judgment. We're thinking about perfection. We're holding...

Duration:00:28:46

Which Type of Photo Story is Best for You? Here's 3 You Can Photograph Locally

9/7/2021
Encore Episode! I'm taking a short summer break. But I'd never leave you hangin' without something inspiring to listen to. So, I'm bringing back this much-loved episode that is absolutely jam-packed with insights and tips you can use in your own creative work. Enjoy! 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...

Duration:00:24:26

How Visual Storytelling Gave This Photographer New Purpose + Renewed Creativity: An Interview with Kathy Lichtendahl

8/31/2021
Encore Episode! I'm taking a short summer break. But I'd never leave you hangin' without something inspiring to listen to. So, I'm bringing back this much-loved episode that is absolutely jam-packed with insights and tips you can use in your own creative work. Enjoy! More often than not, when a photographer discovers that such a thing as conservation photography exists, it's like a switch flips inside of them. A fire is lit. It's such an exciting thing to realize that you can not only...

Duration:00:50:22

What It's Like to be a Magazine Photo Editor: Susan McElhinney of Ranger Rick Magazine

8/24/2021
Encore Episode! I'm taking a short summer break. But I'd never leave you hangin' without something inspiring to listen to. So, I'm bringing back this much-loved episode that is absolutely jam-packed with insights and tips you can use in your own creative work. Enjoy! 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...

Duration:00:43:15

Marine Scientist Turns to Conservation Photography & Filmmaking as Outlet for Her Inner Artist: An Interview with Dr. Shireen Rahimi

8/17/2021
#084: Dr. Shireen Rahimi is everything you expect and nothing you expect. She is a boundaries-breaking badass who bravely binds together all the things. She's a California-born Iranian-American freelance photographer and filmmaker. She's a PhD-toting environmental scientist and National Geographic explorer. She's a free diver, writer, artist to the core. And all of these facets shine brilliantly under her company, Light Palace Productions, where she creates poetic films that get people to...

Duration:00:53:19

Balancing A Million Projects Without Going Crazy (Q&As)

8/3/2021
If you have a question about conservation visual storytelling that you want me to answer on this podcast, you can submit that question at jaymih.com/ask. Leave me a voice message asking whatever questions you have on your mind about conservation photography or visual storytelling. I'll pull from those questions to answer the best and most pressing here on the podcast. Today's questions were submitted by a Wild Idea Lab member. This was kind of the spark that started this whole idea of...

Duration:01:11:25

Macro Photography, Staying Centered, and Removing the Insect Eww-Factor: An Interview with Joseph Ferraro

7/20/2021
#082: If there's one realm of photography that gets me to stop scrolling every single time without fail, it's macro. Macro has this inherent magic to it. It gets you to see the world in ways that you never would have or could have seen it. It gets you to see beauty in places that you don't expect to see beauty. Macro photography is miraculous, and I think the world of macro photographers who are really good at their craft. And one of the folks who I absolutely love following because he is...

Duration:00:58:10

Animal Photojournalism and the Domestic Side of Conservation: An Interview with Jo-Anne McArthur

7/13/2021
#081: Jo-Anne McArthur is the winner of this year's BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition with her beautiful image of a mother kangaroo with a joey in her pocket standing in the midst of a burned eucalyptus plantation. It's something that when you look at it, you can't help but start to put together a puzzle pieces of how we as humans impact the natural environment and how we impact the species that live on this planet alongside us. But… often we think of only the wild animals...

Duration:00:55:47

What Lens Are You Using? Diversity in Visual Storytelling - An Interview with Amy Marquis

7/6/2021
By far, one of the most important conversations that we can possibly have inside of conservation visual storytelling is that of racism and diversity inside of the conservation movement, and inside of visual storytelling. This conversation has never been more necessary than today. Because when it comes to primarily White-led movements like conservation and White-led fields like visual storytelling, it means that there's a very limited perspective that most people see. A very limited lens...

Duration:01:03:12

How to Get Your Conservation Photography Into Galleries - An Interview with Steven DeWitt

6/29/2021
#079: When you think about ways to get your work out into the world, how often does the idea of hanging work in a gallery come to mind? Probably often. And yet, conservation photography is not very well represented in the gallery world. Why is that, and how can conservation photographers take better advantage of this great opportunity? Here with us to answer this question is Steven DeWitt. Steven a conservation photographer who also has more than 20 years of experience in the gallery...

Duration:01:02:18

Diving into Secrets of the Whales: An Interview with Brian Skerry

6/22/2021
#078: “How do you photograph whale culture?!” That's what one very esteemed photo editor asked Brian Skerry when he told her about his project. It's an important question. Culture difficult enough to photograph well when it comes to humans. And Skerry was floating the concept for not just one, but many species of whale. But, the goal – what could come of this project – drove Skerry forward to find answers and create spectacularly beautiful images. He hopes that by seeing whale culture...

Duration:00:56:48

Getting Your First Conservation Photo Project Out To Multiple Publications: An Interview With Carla Rhodes

6/15/2021
#077: It's intimidating enough to tackle your very first conservation photography project. With learning how to research, plan and capture storytelling images, you're juggling a lot of new things, pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, and becoming expert in fresh skills. But that's only half the equation in this field. Because the most important work a conservation photographer does happens after images are safely in the can. The real work is getting the story in front of audiences...

Duration:00:56:13

Behind the Scenes of the Jackson Wild Collective - An Interview with Melanie Judd

6/8/2021
#076: If you're interested in the filmmaking side of conservation visual storytelling, then you likely already know about Jackson Wild. But if this is a new name to you, well you'll know all about them by the end of this episode. Jackson Wild is probably best known for its annual summit, where people from all over the world gather to watch amazing environmental and nature films, to network, and to collaborate. Not only does this organization host an outstanding annual event, but it also...

Duration:00:34:08

How to Find a Photography Mentor - An Interview with Sabine Meyer of Audubon Magazine

6/1/2021
#075: We commonly talk about things like gear, settings, storytelling, pitching… all these important yet process-oriented topics around how to create images and get them out into the world. But one part of this field that isn't talked about nearly as frequently, and which is vitally important to success inside of conservation visual storytelling, is the topic of mentorship. This is a topic I'm frequently dipping into because inside of Wild Idea Lab, we tackle questions like: This is...

Duration:00:45:51

Equality in Wildlife Photography Competitions - An interview with Big Picture's Suzi Eszterhas and Rhonda Rubinstein

5/25/2021
#074: There is some really exciting news rolling out in the wildlife photography world right now: the winners of the highly prestigious BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition Typically in nature photography competitions, it's men who sweep the wins. And no wonder. For a whole host of reasons, wildlife photography is still a very male-dominated area. But in the BigPicture competition, something unusual is playing out. Since the launch of the contest eight years ago, half of the...

Duration:01:10:39

How to Get Started in Conservation Filmmaking: An Interview with Morgan Heim

5/11/2021
#073: If you've been curious about pushing your boundaries as a still photographer, and diving into the wide and wild world of filmmaking, then today's episode will totally be your cup of tea. Moving from still photography into video is an amazing way to challenge your creative mind and learn a whole plethora of new skills. But it also has some hurdles and stumbling blocks, both when you're in the creative planning stage and most definitely when you're behind the camera. Today's guest is...

Duration:01:02:05

Getting Your Partner Onboard With Your Photography Business: An Interview With (My Partner) Nick

5/4/2021
#072: When you get serious about conservation photography… Whether as a side hustle in addition to your full-time job, or you're going full-time as a business… Well, for many of us, there's a big hurdle that we have to leap. Getting our family – especially our significant others – to take us seriously, and to see our work as a true business, and to see us as fully fledged business owners. Maybe your partner doesn't see how you can make a living at this work. Or they're looking at the...

Duration:00:48:00

How to Build a Brand Kit for Your Conservation Photography Project: An Interview with Kika Tuff of Impact Media Lab

4/27/2021
#071: When it came time to actually build the brand for Conservation Visual Storytellers Academy, I turn to one of the most talented businesses in our industry. Impact Media Lab is a company that builds brand strategy and websites, and even the visuals from film and photography for scientists and science labs and also us conservation visual storytellers. They are just absolutely amazing at what they do, and they are headed up by Kika Tuff, the owner head genius. I asked Kika if they'd be...

Duration:00:59:02