Welcome to the Pitched Industries Podcast! Join us as we delve into the world of photography and creative entrepreneurship, sharing insights and advice from some of today's most inspiring and influential creatives.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned professional, our podcast is designed to help you become a better freelancer, expand your photography business, and understand your industry better. From social media and online portfolios, to print sales and client proposals, we cover everything you need to know to reach your goals and stand out in today's competitive creative climate.
In each episode, we sit down with a guest and dive deep into their experiences, sharing the tools and strategies that have helped them succeed. We'll explore how to sell more of your work, how to reach out to brands and build your network, and how to deal with feelings of uncertainty and keep ahead of the curve with your freelance business and work.
Join us for insightful discussions and actionable advice that will help you take your photography and creative career to the next level. Subscribe to the Pitched Industries Podcast today and start achieving your goals.
EP 46 // Establishing Meaningful Connections, Ideas of Beauty, Outreaching & More with Photographer Michelle Van Dijk.
I am stoked to be sharing a conversation I had with the super talented photographer and nomad Michelle Vdjik.
Michelle is without a doubt a giant within the fashion photography space. Her photojournalistic style of photography has led her to work with numerous international clients like Savannah Morrow the Label, Authentic Beauty Concept International, Fella Swim, Acacia Swim, and many more.
In this episode Michelle Vdjik and I talk about how she got her start in the fashion photography space, how she goes about organizing and reaching out to clients, establishing meaningful connections with your subjects, changing ideas of what beauty is within the fashion industry, not being afraid to ask for help with your business so much more.
Links to things discussed in this episode:
Michelle's Instagram: HERE
Michelle's Website: HERE
EP 45 | Action Sports Photography, Red Bull Illume, Why You Need To Specialize & More With Urich Grill
I am stoked to be sharing a conversation I had with the extremely talented photographer, athlete, and businessman, Ulrich Grill.
Urich is undoubtedly a jack of all trades and a leader within the global photography space. He is an accomplished photographer and athlete as well as founder of the Zoom Productions photo agency, COOPH, and most recently as I'm sure you will all know Red Bull Illume.
On this episode, Urich and I talk about how Ulrich got his start in action sports photography, what led him to work so closely with Red Bull and start Red Bull Illume in 2006, the importance of being a specialist, why its time you started networking, what Red Bull Illume looks for in a winning image and so much more.
Links to things discussed in this episode:
Red Bull Illume Image Quest Submissions: https://www.redbullillume.com/backend/red-bull-illume-image-quest-2021/submission.html
Ulrich's Website: http://www.ulrichgrill.com/
EP 44 | Outreaching To Editorials, Telling Good Stories, Best Advice & More w. Photographer Stephanie Foden
In this episode, Stephanie and I talk about how Stephanie got to photographing some of the incredible stories she has covered to date, outreaching to editorials, working on side hustles, her creative process, advice for photographers starting out now and so much more.
Links discussed in the episode:
Stephanies Website: http://stephaniefoden.com/
Stephanies IG: https://www.instagram.com/stephaniefoden/?hl=en
EP 43 | Insight Into Ambassadorships, Shooting With Purpose, Industry Advice & More w. Krystal Wright.
In this episode photographer Krystle and I talk about her proactive approach to finding work in the early days, representing yourself online, ambassadorships and if you should be focusing your energy to get them, understanding that everyone has different paths, insight into working with athletes and within the field, advice for people getting started within the industry now and so much more.
Links discussed in this episode:
2020 Photo Comp: https://pitchedindustries.com/2020-photo-comp/
Krystles Website: https://www.krystlewright.com/overview
Krystles Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krystlejwright/?hl=en
Pitched Industries Article:
EP 42 | The Importance Of Networks & Relationships, Battling Cancer, Patagonia & More with Creative Ben Moon
I hope you all have had a good last few weeks and I am stoked to be sharing a conversation I had with the amazingly talented photographer, filmmaker and author Ben Moon.
If you are at all interested in rock climbing, surfing or portrait photography there's a pretty good chance you have come across some of Ben's work before. Ben's ability and approach to storytelling and photography has led his work to feature in the highly regarded Patagonia catalogs for the last 17 years as well all over the world in various editorials and screens showing the beauty and authenticity of people challenging themselves in the outdoors.
Recently Ben has released his first book titled Denali - A man, a dog and a friendship of a lifetime. The book at its core is a story of growth, resilience, love and connection that shares Ben's own deeply personal journey with colon cancer and his special friendship with his dog Denali. This book is easily one of the best I have read in the last two years for sure.
In this episode Ben and I talk about how he first got into photography and filmmaking, his book Denali and the reason behind why he wrote it, his approach to storytelling, how surviving cancer has impacted his outlook on life, advice for photographers and filmmakers starting out today and so so much more.
Links to things spoken about in this episode:
Ben's Book Denali: bit.ly/denalibook
Ben's Book AUS / NZ: https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/Denali/Ben-Moon/9781925791013
Ben's Website: https://benmoon.com/
Ben's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_moon/
EP 41 | Conservation, Creative Storytelling Approaches, National Geographic & More w. Beverly & Dereck Joubert
On this episode Beverly, Dereck and I discuss how they got started out in the photography and filmmaking industries, changes they have seen within the industry, how important it is to have an opinion on things happening in our world today, destructive values that governments have about wildlife, talk about the disconnect that younger generations have with wildlife and wild places, their creative process of storytelling and so so much more.
Links to things discussed in episode:
13 Ways To Sell & Market Your Work As A Freelance Photographer: https://pitchedindustries.com/
Wild Life Films: http://www.wildlifefilms.co/
Beverly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beverlyjoubert/
Beverly Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beverlyjoubertphotography
Dereck Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dereckjoubert/
Dereck and Beverly Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLions/
Great Plains Conservation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreatPlainsConservation/
Great Plains Conservation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greatplainsconservation/
Great Plains Foundation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greatplainsfoundation/
Great great podcast!
Really enjoying these podcasts, and really appreciating the insights being shared each episode.
In particular I’m finding the discussions around mental health, overcoming the limitations we impose on ourselves and the shared experiences each guest has been through.
I really enjoy listening to this podcast! I always finish feeling inspired by all the people who have chased their dream and achieved so much!
Worth listening too!
It’s so awesome to have somewhere to listen to creatives telling there story!