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The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast with Joe Edelman is the only podcast that focuses on the HOWS and WHYS behind creating consistently great photographs. Regardless of your skill level, if you are working to improve your photography, this is the show for you. I am an award-winning photographer and photo educator with over 40 years of professional experience and I love to share what I have learned along the way. Join me each week for discussions, photo news and interviews with internationally renowned photographers along with the exclusive TOGCHAT Q&A that is recorded live during my weekly YouTube livestream — where I answer your photography questions and help you solve photography related problems — in real time. TOGCHAT is a great way to learn while you are editing, shooting, exercising, cleaning — well you get the picture! I do hope you'll join me for the next episode of TOGCHAT and let me help you — improve your photography, because your BEST SHOT it's your NEXT SHOT — and I want to help you make it a great one. -- Joe Edelman

The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast with Joe Edelman is the only podcast that focuses on the HOWS and WHYS behind creating consistently great photographs. Regardless of your skill level, if you are working to improve your photography, this is the show for you. I am an award-winning photographer and photo educator with over 40 years of professional experience and I love to share what I have learned along the way. Join me each week for discussions, photo news and interviews with internationally renowned photographers along with the exclusive TOGCHAT Q&A that is recorded live during my weekly YouTube livestream — where I answer your photography questions and help you solve photography related problems — in real time. TOGCHAT is a great way to learn while you are editing, shooting, exercising, cleaning — well you get the picture! I do hope you'll join me for the next episode of TOGCHAT and let me help you — improve your photography, because your BEST SHOT it's your NEXT SHOT — and I want to help you make it a great one. -- Joe Edelman

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United States

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The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast with Joe Edelman is the only podcast that focuses on the HOWS and WHYS behind creating consistently great photographs. Regardless of your skill level, if you are working to improve your photography, this is the show for you. I am an award-winning photographer and photo educator with over 40 years of professional experience and I love to share what I have learned along the way. Join me each week for discussions, photo news and interviews with internationally renowned photographers along with the exclusive TOGCHAT Q&A that is recorded live during my weekly YouTube livestream — where I answer your photography questions and help you solve photography related problems — in real time. TOGCHAT is a great way to learn while you are editing, shooting, exercising, cleaning — well you get the picture! I do hope you'll join me for the next episode of TOGCHAT and let me help you — improve your photography, because your BEST SHOT it's your NEXT SHOT — and I want to help you make it a great one. -- Joe Edelman

Language:

English


Episodes

Photography Critiques Suck! So let's fix them!

2/18/2021
Photography critiques are traditionally nothing more than opinions offered by people who may be good at photography but who have little knowledge or concern for you or the reasons you took the photograph or how you took it. Critiques offer an opinion of what is wrong with your photograph based on their test and a bunch of creativity killer rules. In this episode, I am going to share the science behind why photo critiques don’t work and I will teach you how to effectively ask for feedback on...

Duration:00:48:25

Benjamin Von Wong at the intersection of fantasy and photography

2/10/2021
My guest is Canadian artist Benjamin Von Wong. He is a photographer, a marketing genius, an artist and much more. On his website he describes himself as an “Artist focused on amplifying positive Impact.” Benjamin Von Wong's work lies at the intersection of fantasy and photography and combines everyday objects with shocking statistics. It has attracted the attention of corporations, like Starbucks, Dell, and Nike and has generated over 100 million views for causes like ocean plastics,...

Duration:01:07:33

Three Simple Guidelines for GREAT Composition - NO RULES Required!

2/3/2021
Today my goal is to introduce you to a practical approach to composition that can have an immediate impact on your photography and all without having to follow any creativity killing rules.And even better yet — I am going to teach you this concept without showing you a single picture. You are listening to a podcast after all. But I accept the challenge and I would even propose that you can learn this concept better by listening and not watching. As long as you promise to give it a try — with...

Duration:00:36:03

Udi Tirosh — The creative mind behind Spiffy Gear Lighting

1/27/2021
Join me for a great discussion with Udi Tirosh — The creative mind behind Spiffy Gear Lighting Links: https://www.spiffygear.com/ https://www.instagram.com/spiffygear/ Spiffy Gear Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412643845788123 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Photo Quote: “If you try to get famous you won’t, but if you don’t care you probably will. You’ve got to stick to your guns, too, because once you back down you’re finished.” — David...

Duration:01:06:41

Scott Robert Lim - Sony Artisan and Master Photographer is my guest on TOGCHAT

1/20/2021
Join me for a great discussion with Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim. Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim is a certified educator and has over 70 international awards to his name, including Top Ten Most Influential, Kodak Award, World's Top Wedding Photographers, and has been a judge at many international photography competitions. His work has been published and viewed by thousands all over the world and is a popular...

Duration:01:34:51

Lindsay Adler — NYC Fashion & Portrait Photographer sits down for a chat

1/13/2021
Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, Numero, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally. Lindsay enjoys teaching on the industry's largest platforms and most prestigious events. She has worked with some of the top brands in the industry such as Canon and...

Duration:01:13:53

The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast - Trailer

1/9/2021
The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast with Joe Edelman is the only podcast that focuses on the HOWS and WHYS behind creating consistently great photographs. Regardless of your skill level, if you are working to improve your photography, this is the show for you. I am an award-winning photographer and photo educator with over 40 years of professional experience and I love to share what I have learned along the way. Join me each week for discussions, photo news and interviews with internationally...

Duration:00:01:44

Interview With Magazine Photojournalist Rick Friedman

1/6/2021
Join me for a great chat with internationally renowned magazine photographer and photojournalist Rick Friedman! Rick has been a photojournalist, portrait and travel photographer for 4 decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions. His published work has appeared in/on Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, ABC News, CBS News, CNN NBC News, Discovery Channel, The New York Times, Washington...

Duration:01:24:10

Photography in 2021 — What should we expect?

12/30/2020
It’s that time of the year! The New Year is just over 24 hours away and 2020 SUCKED! So what should we expect for photography in 2021? Join me for a fun, informative and sometimes irreverent discussion about what the next 12 months hold for photographers around the world! Photo Quote: “My favorite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. If you are curious, you create opportunities, and if you open the doors, you create possibilities.” --Mario...

Duration:01:04:19

Interview with Fashion & Lifestyle Photographer Irene Rudnyk

12/23/2020
Join me for a great chat with Fashion and Lifestyle Photographer and fellow YouTuber — Irene Rudnyk! Irene is a self-taught fashion and lifestyle photographer located in Calgary, Canada. About Irene in her own words: My name is Irene Rudnyk, and I am a self-taught fashion and lifestyle photographer located in Calgary. I like to describe my style as romantic and artistic, I love to play around with light, softness, colors and textures. I definitely enjoy photographing people the most. I...

Duration:01:17:34

Interview with High-Speed Sync Portrait Master – Eli Infante

12/16/2020
Join me for a great chat with another Westcott TOP Pro Photographer and High Speed Sync Portrait Master — Eli Infante! Eli Infante is a Westcott Top Pro and native-born resident of the Rio Grande Valley who draws most of his inspiration for photography from unique South Texas landscapes and historical structures. When he is not out shooting utilizing the gorgeous South Texas sunset as his background, you can find him educating hungry young minds at a charter school teaching none other than,...

Duration:01:26:18

My Interview with NYC Photographer Will Cadena

12/9/2020
Join me for a great chat with Westcott TOP Pro Photographer Will Cadena! Will Cadena is a NYC photographer who combines a modern, edgy look with traditional photography. His experience has given him the knowledge of traditional photography, and the skills to know when and how to break those traditional rules and deliver a whole new look to his images, without retouching. He has been a member of the Professional Photographers Association and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International for...

Duration:01:46:11

My Favorite Photography Gear and Gadget Finds of 2020

12/2/2020
As 2020 draws to a close, I want to share with you some of my favorite GEAR and GADGET finds from the past year. Photographers often hear the quote, “it's not the camera that makes the picture, it is the photographer”. They usually hear it from a person who has tens of thousands of dollars worth of camera gear. I like to take a slightly more practical approach and that is simply that all the gear in the world won't make you a great photographer, but the right gear can make your task much...

Duration:00:58:42

9 Ideas To Make YOU More Creative and Your Photographs Unique

11/25/2020
If you don't think that you are very creative and struggle coming up with ideas, I have 9 Ideas To Make YOU More Creative and Your Photographs Unique. One of the questions that I hear frequently from photographers is: “Where do you come up with your ideas?” That question is usually followed by one of these statements: “I’m just not that creative.” or “I guess I’m not creative.” or my personal favorite, “I just don’t know how to find new ideas”. If you are a photographer who thinks like...

Duration:01:05:26

8 Things Every Successful Photographer Does

11/18/2020
Success for me, has always been working to build the skills to build the confidence that I could pick up a camera at will and create an image that measures up to my imagination. One of the best ways to determine the path to success is to study the paths and careers that the most successful people have taken. Everyone wants to be successful. The challenge is that too many people choose the wrong definition of success. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: The new...

Duration:01:11:20

STOP making excuses to improve your photography

11/11/2020
I frequently consult with photographers who are trying to improve their photography or make more money in their business efforts and recently I noticed a trend. A trend where photographers lament that they are struggling to improve their work or make more money, yet for every struggle and problem that they face, they have excuses, often multiple excuses for why they can’t overcome the problem. And THAT is a big problem. The more I considered this trend, I realized that it’s not really a...

Duration:01:07:32

The Future of Editing Software is Here and I Predicted It Years Ago!

11/4/2020
I am often asked what I see in my crystal ball for the future of photography. Truth is I don’t have a crystal ball for the future of photography. I mean, who really does. Right? But I have been involved with photography since I was 11 years old and one of the big lessons that I’ve learned is that we can find many of the answers to what the future holds by actually looking to the past history to a large degree repeats itself. As photographers, we reward manufacturers for making gear or...

Duration:01:09:09

How to FIND the BEST Models & What Makes a GREAT Model

10/28/2020
I frequently hear photographers lamenting that they just can’t find models or that they don’t know how to find models and I receive messages with those questions several times each week. After I wrote the title, How to find the best models, I realized that the bigger problem is that many photographers don’t actually understand what makes a great model. So here we are. Before I dig in, please listen closely to what I am about to say — I am going to share my experience, which began working...

Duration:00:59:43

Under Promise & Over Deliver is the WRONG Approach

10/21/2020
I first heard Under-Promise and Over-Deliver from an early mentor way back in my twenties. It is an aphorism. Aphorisms, like clichés are those pithy, often overused observations that contain a general truth, like, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I mean, it makes sense right? Set the expectations low and over deliver on those expectations and your clients will think you are a superstar. The more I thought about this concept, the more I began to realize its shortcomings. So I did a little...

Duration:01:05:38

How to Improve Your Portrait Lighting With a Circle and Some String

10/14/2020
In this episode I share a really cool, super simple trick that will definitely up your lighting game. And this trick is not just for beginners. In fact, there are times that I still use this trick even after more than 40 years of working with lighting. I call it the five-foot rule, actually, I hate rules, so let’s go with the five-foot guide. You will hear me break down the step-by-step of this elegant portrait lighting arrangement and how easy it is to set up and work with. Remember hat...

Duration:01:03:42