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The Beginner Photography Podcast is a free weekly podcast hosted by wedding photographer Raymond Hatfield who interviews professional photographers of all genres who share what they wish they knew when they got started so you can grow your photography skills faster!

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    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 17 Ratings

The Beginner Photography Podcast is a free weekly podcast hosted by wedding photographer Raymond Hatfield who interviews professional photographers of all genres who share what they wish they knew when they got started so you can grow your photography skills faster!

    Erika Greco: Service, not Side Hustle : Community Spotlight

    Erika Greco: Service, not Side Hustle : Community Spotlight

    Erika Greco is a Charleston South Carolina based photographer and member of the Beginner Photography Podcast for more than 4 years. Over that time she has proved her dedication to growing her skills as a photographer with every photo she uploads. Today she talks about her journey and why she’s done with the “Side Hustle” mentality pushed on many new photographers.
    Resources: Follow Erika on Instagram
    Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Group!

    • 51 min
    BPP 268: Mary Fisk-Taylor - The Year that Changed Photography

    BPP 268: Mary Fisk-Taylor - The Year that Changed Photography

    Mary Fisk Taylor is the current president of the PPA and co owns and operates a high end portrait photography studio. This week we talk about the struggles of operating a photography business during a pandemic and what she saw other photographers going through, first hand in her position at the PPA.
    In This Episode You'll Learn: How Mary got started in Photography
    Marys involvement with the PPA
    How the pandemic changed the photography industry forever
    How Mary leaned into her brands story to dug deeper to come out better than before
    What Mary focused on from a business perspective to keep her photography business alive
    What listeners currently in lockdown can do to grow their new business
    Resources: Marys personal website
    Hayes and Fisk Photography Studio
    Get your Shoot Together Podcast
    Building a Story Brand book
    Profit First Book
    Mindset book
    Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
    Free Lightroom Presets!

    • 52 min
    BPP 267: Mistakes = Better Photos

    BPP 267: Mistakes = Better Photos

    The thought of making a mistake can raise anxiety levels in many of us. Making a mistake forces us to acknowledge that we are no master at our craft and thats painful. We want to be good, we want to be great and although it may sound like a contradiction, mistakes are the only way to get there. Today I chat about why making mistakes are a powerful tool for growth and how to recognize a good mistake over a bad mistake.
    Resources: Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
    Free Lightroom Presets!

    • 20 min
    BPP 266: Todd Laffler - Visualization vs Coincidence

    BPP 266: Todd Laffler - Visualization vs Coincidence

    Todd Laffler is one of the most awarded wedding photographers by Fearless for his creativity and ability to turn an ordinary scene into an extraordinary work of art. Today Todd shares how to keep your eyes open to visualize a potential image and also how to spot a special moment out of your control
    In This Episode You'll Learn: How Todd got started in photography and moved into weddings
    How to weigh the pros and cons of getting a cool shot vs getting the safe shot
    How to keep your eyes open for whats happening around you to capture the events of the day
    What elements go into a portfolio worthy Todd Laffler image
    How to capture images that really matter and are not just creative for creativity sake
    Resources: Wedding Photographer Todd Lafflers website
    Follow Todd on Instagram
    Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
    Free Lightroom Presets!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    BPP 265: John Greengo - Building a Great Image

    BPP 265: John Greengo - Building a Great Image

    John Greengo is a Seattle Washington based Travel Photographer and photography educator who in this interview shares what it takes to build a great image.
    In This Episode You'll Learn: How John got into photography
    What John struggled with most when getting started in photography
    The elements John focuses on when shooting travel and landscape photography
    How being self aware will help you grow as a photographer
    How to deal with the stress of capturing a great photo when you have a limited time in a location
    How to know what gear to choose when looking to buy a new piece of kit
    Resources: John Greengo’s website
    John Greengo on Instagram
    Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
    Free Lightroom Presets!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Louis Stevenson: Just Jump Right In : Community Spotlight

    Louis Stevenson: Just Jump Right In : Community Spotlight

    Louis Stevenson is Tacoma Washington based photographer and long time member of the Beginner Photography Podcast community. Today Louis shares how he got started in photography, the struggles he faced and how it lead him to shooting motorsports.
    Resources: Louis Stevenson’s Website
    Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Group!

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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.

John Kenny Photography ,

So good I downloaded ITunes just to leave a review!

I have been listening to this podcast from the beginning ever since we started the first lockdown back in March 2020 (UK). I wanted to learn more about photographers in general, not about gear reviews or lots of technical stuff. With the benefit of a library of interviews to choose from I could see that Raymond was speaking to a very diverse group of people who have made a name for themselves in various genres of photography. Whilst I may not be interested in every topic, a lot of the content is transferrable and nearly every photographer shares little tidbits of knowledge that the listener can incorporate into their work flow or how they approach a subject. The easy conversational tone of the interviews makes them very engaging and easy for people with varying levels of experience to follow. If you want access to essentially a room full of interesting conversations about photography, to listen to at leisure, this is the podcast you are looking for.

yogini78 ,

Excellent Podcast for Both Beginner Experienced Photographers

I never thought an audio podcast would help me improve my photography skills but I have been proven to be very wrong!

Raymond is an excellent host and has interviewed photographers of all sorts of genres on the shows. I always learn new things, from the business side of photography to the skills of simply taking a great photo.

I listen to a lot of podcasts, but this is the only one where I subscribe to the premium edition. Joining it means I’m part of a warm and supportive community of fellow photographers, which is a reflection of Raymond’s supportive and encouraging guidance of our group.

Whenever I have asked him any questions about photography he is always takes the time to give me a detailed and thoughtful response.

As you can see, I can’t recommend The Beginner’s Photography Podcast highly enough!

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