314 episodes

The Beginner Photography Podcast is a free weekly podcast hosted by professional photographer Raymond Hatfield who interviews world class photographers of all genres who share what they wish they knew when they got started so you can grow your creative photography skills faster! The podcast is brought to you by CloudSpot.io, the client gallery system that is always #EmpoweringPhotographers

The Beginner Photography Podcast Raymond Hatfield

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    • 4.6 • 36 Ratings

The Beginner Photography Podcast is a free weekly podcast hosted by professional photographer Raymond Hatfield who interviews world class photographers of all genres who share what they wish they knew when they got started so you can grow your creative photography skills faster! The podcast is brought to you by CloudSpot.io, the client gallery system that is always #EmpoweringPhotographers

    Rewind: Hope Taylor - Creating A Memorable Senior Photography Experience

    Rewind: Hope Taylor - Creating A Memorable Senior Photography Experience

    Hope Taylor is a Charleston SC senior portrait photographer who has build quite a following with her signature look and client experience. Today I’m looking forward to talking about client experience, posing and attracting clients! 
    In This Episode You'll Learn:
    What is Senior PhotographyHow hope got into photographing seniors What Hope struggled with most behind the cameraPosing tips to help self-conscious teens feel comfortable and confident How to manage your fall schedule when everyone wants photosHow Hope delivers her photos to her clientsHow Hope makes her photos social ready to postWhat gear Hope brings to a sessionHow to market to seniorsHandling the Senior and Parent RelationshipHow to speak to a senior as an ideal clientAnd the Legalities of photographing and posing photos of minors onlineWhat to do if a client doesn’t tag you in their photos they upload. 
    Resources:
    Charleston SC Senior Photographer Hope Taylor’s websiteHope Taylor’s InstagramHope Taylor’s FacebookDownload Hope’s Senior Portrait Questionaire 

    • 59 min
    315: Nori Jemil - The Travel Photographer’s Way

    315: Nori Jemil - The Travel Photographer’s Way

    Nori Jemil is a Natgeo photographer who’s job it is to travel, and take photos! So when it comes to knowing which photos to capture on a trip, Nori has the answers! In fact, she wrote the book on it! Her book is called “The Travel Photographer's Way: Practical Steps to Taking Unforgettable Travel Photos” In this interview Nori shares how to best prep for an upcoming trip to ensure you get the photos you want, the missing element nori notices when seeing amateur photographers post their travel photos, and how variety is the key to having a successful photo trip!

    Resources:


    Check out Nori Jemil’s WebsiteFollow Nori on InstagramJoin The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook CommunitySign up for your free CloudSpot account to deliver beautiful images galleries todayFree Lightroom Presets!

    • 1 hr
    314: Jeff Tisman - How to Create Hyper Personalized Wedding Photography: A guide for the modern photographer

    314: Jeff Tisman - How to Create Hyper Personalized Wedding Photography: A guide for the modern photographer

    Jeff Tisman has shot more than 1200 weddings. He is one of the most awarded fearless photographers with 15 Lifetime Fearless Awards, been names top 12 wedding photographers in New York, and top 50 wedding photographer in the world. Jeff has earned these titles because he is able to make each wedding incredibly personal and unique. In this interview Jeff shares the questions he asks couples to best prepare for their wedding, why he tells his couples not to talk to him on the wedding day, and why copying whats successful for other photographers will not work for you.
    Resources:
    Check out Jeff Tisman’s websiteFollow Jeff on InstagramJoin The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook CommunitySign up for your free CloudSpot account to deliver beautiful images galleries todayFree Lightroom Presets!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Rewind: Steve Brokaw - Fashion Photography 101

    Rewind: Steve Brokaw - Fashion Photography 101

    Steve Brokaw is an Indianapolis Fashion Photographer with more than a decade of experience. Today he breaks down the different types of fashion photography and how to break into the business when just getting started. 
    In This Episode You'll Learn:
    What drives Steve to shoot fashionWhy fashion photography is not always about hard lines and angry looking modelsThe different types of fashion photography The job description of a fashion photographerHow many people are involved in a fashion shootHow much styling is needed to shoot fashionWho is responsible to find and hire modelsThat is is possible to be successful in fashion even if you dont live in Los Angeles of New YorkStep by Step guide to breaking in to fashion photographyHow to book paying fashion shootsWho your client is as a fashion photographerHow to make money as a fashion photographer
    Resources:
    Indianapolis Model Photographer Steve Brokaw’s websiteSteve Brokaw on TwitterSteve Brokaw on InstagramSteve Brokaw on Facebook

    • 1 hr 6 min
    313: How to Critique Your Photos

    313: How to Critique Your Photos

    The ability to critique your own images is an important skill to have as a photographer. Unfortunately, simply asking “Is it good” is a bad question to ask as it begs comparison. Is it good compared to what? And if the answer is no, can you not learn anything from the image?
    I believe asking a series of 4 questions will better to serve you when critiquing your own images as it will help you to save time editing and best discover your strengths and weaknesses as a photographer. 
    The questions I ask are
    1: Is this a good moment?
    2: Where do my eyes go?
    3: Does the composition lend itself to the image?
    4: Does this photo need any editing to fix mistakes in camera settings?

    Resources:
    Watch the video of me critiquing images and download a PDF with step by step questions to print out when critiquing your own imagesJoin The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook CommunitySign up for your free CloudSpot account to deliver beautiful images galleries todayFree Lightroom Presets!

    • 29 min
    312: Abby Grace - Service Based Brand Photography

    312: Abby Grace - Service Based Brand Photography

    Abby Grace is a Branding Photographer for Creative Entrepreneurs. Abby takes a common sense approach to capturing her branding images. She embraces the messy desk if it will create a more authentic set of images. In this interview Abby shares how to custom tailor your photography to the needs of those youre shooting for. She also shares practical tips like the 5 Layers of a Great Branding Photo, why being Purposeful is more important than being Perfect, and how to photograph the intangible! 
    Resources:
    Visit Abby Grace’s WebsiteFollow Abby on InstagramJoin The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook CommunitySign up for your free CloudSpot account to deliver beautiful images galleries todayFree Lightroom Presets!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

2120 neko ,

Good on ya mate

I admire that professionals share what they know to help those new and us hobbyists get the most out of this craft we love. Thanks 👍.

JM__3 ,

Inspiring and Educational

Raymond and the guests he brings on offer really valuable knowledge for photographers of any skill level!

Dwaine222222 ,

The best photo podcast period.

After over a year of hammering through all the old and new podcasts and being apart of the Facebook group I have finally decided to put in my two cents on this podcast.
I’ll be completely honest here the only negative thing I can think of about this podcast is the host, Raymond’s choice of sports team! This podcast has a plethora of information and tips about how to not only start in photography but how to grow to because the best you can be. The constant encouragement that Raymond and his guests bring has to be the biggest help for me to keep picking up my camera and go shoot. The biggest difference in this pod compared to others in this genre is that he does not focus on the tech side but more on the practical it doesn’t matter if you have a canon R5 or a disposable from you local store if you listen to this podcast and put what you hear into practice you will become a better shooter!

Also if you’ve gotten this far in my review don’t hesitate now and not only subscribe to this podcast but also join the Facebook community, it is the most positive community you’ll find and there is a ton of people will and ready to help anyone with any questions you may have.

All in all 5/5 keep up the good work!

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