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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

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 25 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

    341: Photo Q&A - White Balance Indoors With Flash?

    341: Photo Q&A - White Balance Indoors With Flash?

    You have photo questions, I want to answer them for you here on the show.
    Whenever you have a question about photography, day or night, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, head to https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa , and send me your questions.
    After shooting for more than a decade and interviewing 300+ world class photographers, its time to share some of that practical information with you!
    Todays Questions:
    What white balance should you use when shooting indoors when also using flash?If you had 1 hour to shoot any photography assignment, what would it be?How do you plan the story before you shoot? Do you know what you want to capture or do you just react to the story in the moment?What do you all do to stay active with your photography in the winter?Do you use Auto ISO? If so, when. If not, why not?Is there an all purpose lens that will let me shoot close ups and wildlife a quarter mile away?Do you have any recommendations on a camera that geared more towards photography that would be great for shooting wildlife?What are other ways to make money from photography other than portraits, weddings, or events?Resources:
    Ask your photography questions to get answered on the show!Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook CommunitySign up for your free CloudSpot account to deliver beautiful images galleries todayFree Lightroom Presets!Join the 5 Day Lightroom Consistency Email Challenge now!https://beginnerphotopod.com/lr
    Get your photography questions answered in our monthly Q&A episode of the podcast! https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa 

    • 41 min
    340: Julie Christie - Introverts are Masters of Marketing : The Photographers Voice

    340: Julie Christie - Introverts are Masters of Marketing : The Photographers Voice

    Julie Christie is a family photographer turned mastermind behind The Photographers Voice. In this interview Julie discusses the importance of keeping things simple when beginning a photography business. She shares her personal experiences of growing up enthralled by photographs but needing time and persistence to understand the technical side of photography and professionally recognize it.
    The Big Ideas
    Start simple and persist.Learn to use light and shadows.Develop your own style.Marketing is connection.Introverts can be great marketers.Connection content builds audience.Create a website quickly.Timestamps
    00:03:17 Start small and be persistent. 00:06:27 Understand light and shadows. 00:14:35 Develop your own style. 00:22:24 Marketing is connection. 00:27:09 Introverts can be great marketers. 00:35:05 Connection content builds audience. 00:39:18 Build trust and visibility.

    https://thephotographersvoice.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/thephotographersvoice/
    Join the 5 Day Lightroom Consistency Email Challenge now!https://beginnerphotopod.com/lr
    Get your photography questions answered in our monthly Q&A episode of the podcast! https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa 

    • 51 min
    339: Brad McMillan - Long Journey through Photography: Overcoming Time Challenges

    339: Brad McMillan - Long Journey through Photography: Overcoming Time Challenges

    Today on the Beginner Photography podcast, Brad McMillan is being interviewed about his experience in photography, from having a portfolio of different genres of photos to his background of being a wildland firefighter for eight years and driving a tow truck for 12 years. He explains what first inspired him to take photos and remembers the trip he took in grade nine taking the 35mm point and shoot film camera his mom loaned him.

    The Big Ideas:
    Don't jump handrails!Photography captures memories.Capture the memory, not perfection.Photography requires skill.Lighting must be practiced.Know your lighting direction.Use natural light for drama.Ask permission before photographing.Photography captures emotion effectively.Know your exposure balance.Learn to read histograms.
    Timestamps:
    00:05:46 Don't jump the handrail.00:06:27 Photography helps share memories.00:17:09 Capture the memory, not perfect.00:19:09 Learn to adjust settings quickly.00:26:45 Practice and experiment with light.00:30:04 Know your lighting and intention.00:41:15 Use a monopod for lighting.00:43:09 Ask permission before taking photos.00:50:05 Invest in storytelling photography.00:59:12 Settings don't matter.01:02:10 Practice and experiment.
    Resources:
    Visit Brads Website Follow Brad on InstagramJoin The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook CommunitySign up for your free CloudSpot account to deliver beautiful images galleries todayFree Lightroom Presets!Join the 5 Day Lightroom Consistency Email Challenge now!https://beginnerphotopod.com/lr
    Get your photography questions answered in our monthly Q&A episode of the podcast! https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    338: Marc Silber - Living a Creative Life : A Photographers journey to overcome fear

    338: Marc Silber - Living a Creative Life : A Photographers journey to overcome fear

    Marc Silber is a five time return guest and photography author of the new book Create: Overcoming Fear to Unleash Your Creativity. Today Marc shares with us how fear can stop us from being our most creative self as a photographer and how to overcome it. Mark also talks about journaling and how he practices visualization when taking photos and how mornings are the best time for him to be creative.
    The Big Ideas
    Visualize quickly and act.Visualize your creative ideas.Go out and shoot.Try different things and learn.Visualize and experiment.Learn your tool better.Practice falling to succeed.Photography is a numbers game.Grow through critique and community.Timestamps
    00:00:05 Visualize before taking photo.00:13:07 Visualize, then create.00:17:05 Be patient and persistent.00:21:04 Find your creative purpose.00:28:00 Visualize and create impactfully.00:37:30 Learn your tool well.00:47:57 Practice falling to succeed.00:49:11 Ignore the haters, keep going.00:56:05 Grow through community critique.
    Pick up Marcs new book - https://amzn.to/3Z1uJ2s
    Join the 5 Day Lightroom Consistency Email Challenge now!https://beginnerphotopod.com/lr
    Get your photography questions answered in our monthly Q&A episode of the podcast! https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa 

    • 1 hr
    337: Chris Grunder - Contemporary Photography : Discover the Unique Artistry

    337: Chris Grunder - Contemporary Photography : Discover the Unique Artistry

    In todays interview we are talking with contemporary art photographer Chris Grunder
    Contemporary art does not mean the same thing to 2 different people. If you don't know much about it, it can seem vague. Chris teaches photography as Sonoma State University and he is the co owner of Bass and Rainer a contemporary art gallery in San Francisco. So who better than Chris to give us a proper definition in todays interview.

    In This Episode You'll Learn:
    How Chris got into photographyHow failing at his first few dozen rolls of film pushed him to shoot moreWhat is contemporary art Why Chris moved to New York to work with commercial photographers after getting his masters in fine artWhat makes up the difference between someone just started in fine art photography and an experienced artist 
    Resources:
    Chris Grunders WebsiteBass and ReinerLightroom 101Join the 5 Day Lightroom Consistency Email Challenge now!https://beginnerphotopod.com/lr
    Get your photography questions answered in our monthly Q&A episode of the podcast! https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    336: Jasmine Blais - Say "I Do" to Making 2023 Wedding Photography Bookings

    336: Jasmine Blais - Say "I Do" to Making 2023 Wedding Photography Bookings

    Jasmine Blais is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Prince Albert Saskatchewan. If you have been thinking about dipping your toes into the world of wedding photography,  Jasmine is here today to help you figure out what you need and what you need to know before taking your first booking. 

    https://www.jcphotographysk.com/
    https://www.jcphotographysk.com/keepingweddingphotographysimple
    https://www.instagram.com/jcphotographysk/
    Join the 5 Day Lightroom Consistency Email Challenge now!https://beginnerphotopod.com/lr
    Get your photography questions answered in our monthly Q&A episode of the podcast! https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Spiersey ,

Beginners

I was a beginner when I started following this show and feel that it has been a fantastic source in pointing me in the right direction with better photography. Some great free resources available for download also, Awesome.

Pimping paulie ,

Just fantastic

As a photographer who’s still learning, this podcast gives me so much information from the host and his guests. I tune in every week when theirs a new episode. I’m even recommending this podcast to everyone of my photographer friends. Also really happy I’ve been accepted into to that Facebook group. Thank you

Damo187 ,

Excellent podcast

Raymond (the creator) is a great podcast host and makes for easy yet very informative listening. I’m new to photography and would highly recommend this podcast to anyone else who is new to photography. The guests always have good information even if they are focused on a genre different to what you. Raymond also has a Facebook group and regularly engages with his audience.

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