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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...

Duration: 00:29:45

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 www.robindmoore.comand check out his book Frame of Mind Haiti here. Join me on Instagram and share YOUR thoughts...

Duration: 00:46:41

ToP #0145: Learning Photography - Workshops

I just got back from a workshop with ImprovePhotography.com 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...

Duration: 00:31:06

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 ImprovePhotography.com, 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.

Duration: 00:35:12

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 tohttp://www.joyofmarketing.comand be sure to check out her FREE resource for our listeners athttp://www.joyofmarketing.com/click You can also check out her best selling...

Duration: 00:25:24

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.

Duration: 01:13:19

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...

Duration: 00:54:37

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 Facebookto share YOUR thoughts. Follow me on Instagramto see what I'm up to with all these camera bags!

Duration: 00:48:44

CAMERA BAG GIVEAWAY & Photography Start

It's time for me to start the giveaway process for the camera bags I've been reviewing for ImprovePhotography.com 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. www.improvephotography.com/start

Duration: 00:03:40

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 Curranabout his process for getting a classic shot. You can read his article in Outdoor Photographyhere. 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

Duration: 00:49:53

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.

Duration: 00:39:38

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 Projectabout what he is doing to share those images with the world.

Duration: 00:39:54

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. Improvephotography.com is one of THE best resources for photographers of all levels to learn how to improve their photography. Join me in the newFacebook group, Thoughts On Photography Podcast, and share YOUR thoughts on thenewest trends, techniques, and issues in photography....

Duration: 00:22:34

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.

Duration: 01:11:40

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, outofchicago.com, about what it takes to launch a successful conference in your own city.

Duration: 00:50:58

ToP #0129: Choosing Workshops with Juan Pons

One of the best ways to improve our photography skills is to attend a workshop. With so many photographers out there hosting their own workshops, we have to be cautious about who and where we invest our money. In this episode, I speak with Juan Pons (wildlife photographer and host of The Digital Photo Experience podcast) about what we need to consider when choosing a workshop to attend. Find out more about Juan at www.juanpons.org

Duration: 00:51:09

ToP #0128: Photographers in Community

One of the most challenging parts of starting a photography business, and keeping it going, is trying to do it alone. There are so many benefits of being in a community with other photographers, whether it be locally or online. In this episode, I speak with photographer Josh Newton about the importance of community for photographers. Follow Josh at http://instagram.com/joshnewton Check out some resources such ashttp://shootandshare.com andhttp://improvephotography.com/workshops

Duration: 00:32:17

ToP #0127: Travel Photography

It's that time of year here in the U.S. Photographers and families are traveling on vacation. In this episode, John Bragg and I share some of our stories and tips on travel photography. You can check out some of my travel pictures at www.brianmcguckin.comand John's pictures from Europe at www.europefineartphotos.comAlso, check out more of John's work athttp://www.johnbragg.com

Duration: 01:02:54

ToP #0126: Photographer Discrimination

Photographers are being discriminated against because of their professional quality gear - at least that's what this episode's guest believes. On this episode I speak with professional photographer, Jason Lanier, about why he believes many photographers are being discrimanted against. Check out his youtube videoof two different situations where he is questioned by security. See more of Jason's work at... https://instagram.com/jasonlanierphotography...

Duration: 00:41:21

ToP #0125: Wedding Workflow

With wedding season taking off, many photographers are too intimidated to shoot them. In this episode, I talk with Erica Kayabout her workflow to help give photographers a glimpse of wedding photography. To find out more about traveling to China with the Improve Photography Network and how you can be there with us go towww.improvephotography.com/china

Duration: 00:52:29

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