449: 3 Steps to Define, Cultivate, and Evolve Your Photography Taste
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
2d ago
In Todays Episode of the podcast, you'll learn how to evolve your taste as a photographer. By defining, cultivating, and evolving your taste, you will gain clarity and confidence in your creative pursuits, setting yourself up for success. The Big Ideas Define Your Taste: Recognize that your initial inclination may not be what truly inspires you. Find photographers who resonate with you, and learn from their work. Cultivate Your Taste: Surround yourself intentionally with sources of inspiration that align with your creative vision. Identify what truly speaks to you in photography. Evolve Your ..read more
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448: Imaging USA 2024 with Seth Miranda - Rachael Boer - Carl Caylor
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
4d ago
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with photographers Seth Miranda, Rachael Boer, and Carl Caylor who share their insights on getting out of creative ruts, capturing emotions, and overcoming technical perfectionism. You'll learn how to find inspiration, connect with clients, and balance technical proficiency with emotional impact in your work. The Big Ideas: Getting Out of Creative Ruts: Embrace new projects and perspectives to find inspiration and motivation. Connecting with Clients: Focus on capturing genuine emotions and adapting to your client's energy and personality. Overcoming T ..read more
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447: Kelly Lawson - Mastering Product Photography: Understanding The Product and Audience
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
1w ago
In Today's Episode of the podcast I chat with product photographer Kelly Lawson about her journey from healthcare to photography, navigating the struggles of being a beginner, and unlocking the potential of photography to revolutionize her career and creative passions. We cover practical approaches for securing your first client, marketing, pricing, and understanding the psychology of photography. The Big Ideas Unlocking Your First Client:  Begin by showcasing your product photography, tag companies in your work, or offer free shoots for photo credits to secure your first client Business ..read more
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446: Imaging USA 2024 with Vanessa Joy - Daniel Norton - Mary Fisk-Taylor
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
1w ago
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with photographers Vanessa Joy, Daniel Norton, and Mary Fisk-Taylor at Imaging USA 2024 and  learn about their approach to staying creative in photography. You'll learn about cultivating genuine emotions in your photography, networking tips, and finding inspiration beyond the lens. The Big Ideas: Cultivate Genuine Emotions: Build connections and capture authentic emotions to create impactful and meaningful photographs. Networking Tips: Learn the value of networking at photography events and how it can benefit your journey as a photographer. Findi ..read more
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444: Imaging USA 2024 with Taylor Jackson - Taylor Brumfield - Cris Duncan
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
2w ago
In Today's Episode of the podcast, I chat with photographers Taylor Jackson, Taylor Brumfield, and Cris Duncan at Imaging USA 2024 hosted in Louisville. In this lightning round style interview we discuss finding motivation, networking, balancing passion and patience, and the value of self-care and personal connections in photography. The Big Ideas: Balance Passion with Patience: Prioritize building your resume and portfolio over following your passion initially, and be patient in pursuing your passion. Value Personal Connections: Personal interaction is crucial for growth in photography – see ..read more
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443: Heather Daenitz - The Secret to Capturing Authentic Branding Stories with Your Camera
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
3w ago
In Today's Episode of the podcast, you'll learn how to capture the essence of winemaking through branding photography with Heather Daenitz. Discover how she focuses on storytelling, adapts to unexpected situations, and translates her passion into a successful photography business. The Big Ideas: Adapt to Unexpected Situations: Learn how to be flexible and creative when faced with unforeseen challenges during a photoshoot. Finding Your Niche: Understand the importance of identifying and pursuing a photography niche that aligns with your passion. Business Development: Gain insights into buildin ..read more
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422: Capture Stories That Captivate: Evolving your Photographic Narrative
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
3w ago
In today's episode of the podcast, you'll discover how to transform your photos from simple snapshots into compelling stories, learning the art of narrative photography and its power to add depth and emotion to your images. The Big Ideas: Storytelling Beyond the Frame: Understand that a photograph tells a part of a larger story, encouraging you to think beyond a single shot. Essential Story Elements: Learn to identify and capture key story elements - character, setting, conflict, and resolution - in your photography. Gear Minimalism: Discover the importance of using minimal gear to focus on s ..read more
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441: Donato Di Camillo - Snapshot of Resilience: A Photographer's Redemption from Incarceration
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
1M ago
In Today's Episode of the podcast, I chat with street photographer Donato Di Camillo. You'll gain a deeper understanding of photojournalism, visual storytelling, and human connections. You'll learn how to approach and capture diverse subjects, and how to use photography to give voices to those often unheard. You'll be inspired to tap into the human experience through your lens. The Big Ideas: Embrace Emotional Connection: Connect with people, understand their stories, and capture genuine emotions in your photos. Authenticity Over Categories: Let go of labels and categories and focus on captur ..read more
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440: Matt Payne - The True Essence of Nature Photography: Adventure on the Colorado Trail
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
1M ago
In Today's Episode of the podcast I chat with landscape photographer and podcast host Matt Payne about his 35 day 520 mile hike on the Colorado Trail. You'll learn how to capture real, authentic moments in nature. Discover how to differentiate yourself, trust your instincts, and find inspiration without copying others.  The Big Ideas: Be Authentic: Learn how to capture real moments and represent the true experience through your photography. Trust Your Instincts: Embrace your unique style and experiment fearlessly to improve your work. Find Inspiration Everywhere: Look beyond your genre a ..read more
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439: Career in Photography: Investing in Knowledge, Skills, and Ongoing Growth
The Beginner Photography Podcast
by Raymond Hatfield
1M ago
In today's episode of the podcast, you'll discover the transformative power of personal and professional growth. You'll learn the importance of investing in yourself, supporting your clients, and finding balance in your photography journey. The Big Ideas: Prioritize the Couple: Support the couple on their wedding day to capture genuine emotions. Continuous Growth: Emphasize the ongoing benefits of investing in photography education and business tools. Work-Life Balance: Plan and enjoy life outside of photography to maintain creativity and fulfillment. Business Success: Focus on consistently d ..read more
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