5 photographers (Brent Bergherm, Jeff Harmon, Connor Hibbs, Erica Kay, Brian McGuckin) take turns covering listener questions, photography news, and the famous photography "doodads" of the week with each round table discussion episode. This is the podcast for enthusiast and professional photography nerds who want to level up and master their photography--without the fluff of a "talk show." The team has a special skill for covering advanced level photography techniques in a way that less experienced photographers can understand. They don't talk down to newer photographers yet provide tips that help advanced photographers. Come join us as we all work to master our photography together!
White Balance - AWB, Presets, Gray Card, or ExpoDisc?
Photographers have multiple ways to deal with white balance in their photos. Here are the main options for doing that and how photographers should choose one of them.
HIGTS - Fall Family Portraits
The flashes, modifiers, light stands, and techniques I used to create stunning fall family portraits oozing with color!
What, Why, and How of Shutter Count
What shutter actuation count is, why photographers should care, and how to get it from your camera.
What Can a Photographer Do With $200?
Your initial reaction might be that $200 isn't enough to do much for your photography, but having thought about it now I bet you are surprised.
Our Creative Spaces
This topic has really been on my mind recently as I’m in the final stages of building my home office from scratch. I literally mean, there was nothing, but a garage shell. I put up three walls, a raised subfloor on the concrete floor, the ceiling and then ran all the electrical etc. It’s small, but it’s a beautiful space to create my courses, do my work from home for the university this quarter and probably next and of course, do some post production.
And this got me thinking, what are some “must-haves” in a home office or studio. I often call it a studio, but I want people to know it’s not a studio where I’ll be setting up products or people to photograph. I’ll have a larger studio later once I get my 2,800 sf shop in order. But that will take a much greater level of planning and I needed to get this done quick so I could work from home for the university this quarter. We’re in the middle of third week already and hopefully I can start next week by not going into the office past Wednesday. Anyway, the foundations…
Connor, what first comes to mind as a foundational element for a creative space?
Jeff, how about you?
Jeff’s Answer. Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair ($330)
For me, it has to be quiet. I’m the type of person that needs separation from other things to get quality work done and to think clearly. This is out in our detached garage far from the house and the commotion that is four boys.
Quite doesn’t only mean audio level. It has to be minimal and plain for me as well. I have a very deep dark blue ceiling, neutral medium gray walls and I’ll have a lighter colored hardwood floor. I’m making custom stained plywood plank flooring. But one wall is a loud ORANGE color.
Jeff, what else is a must-have for you in your creative space? (one or two other items)
Connor, how about you?
For me, I’m going to say the work surface is important. Your desk should allow you to get your work done efficiently and not get in the way. It should support you and your work. This is where custom builds come in to play.
At the school office I have the Ikea conference table as my desk. It’s beautiful. I love it. It holds everything and more and is almost to easy to get over crowded. But I also have a set of adjustable legs by uplift desk. I push a button and I can convert it to a standing desk. Another button and it’s a sitting desk. I love it.
At home, I don’t yet have the adjustable legs, but I do have a custom top. It’s not a big rectangle like my desk at work. But a custom made top that is somewhat irregular. The back right corner is the only right corner on this desk, it then has a curved section where I sit so it somewhat wraps around me, and then on the left where it meets the wall, it’s a slightly wider than a right angle from the wall. This unique shape is like the stage of all my creative work at home. I love it and it supports the notion of creativity and efficiency.
I asked the listeners to chime in via our facebook group. And I’m so glad I did. Let’s read a few and see what they had to say.
Music was a popular response.
Nate Harris says Electronica
Jose Matutina says Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2
Cheri Hinchman Widzowski says “Tom Petty”
Kara Alyson McMahon Holdman simply says “Music!!”
Robbie Giorlando says some music or a podcast playing is good.
How To Price and License Your Photos
Practical tips for photographers on how they can price and license their images
Customer ReviewsSee All
Educational and Informative
I enjoy the content and informative as a Hobbyist photographer I find myself putting the things I listened on this podcast and applying them when I am out shooting photos. Really enjoy listen and the content wants to make you listen to more.
Educational and Entertaining
Expert photography instruction that is down to earth and realistic. All levels are welcome to learn.
Host is interesting and has a great, fun personality.
Hard to find other podcasts for photography that are this positive and encouraging.
Love This Podcast!
I have a few podcasts I listen to regularly and this one is right at the top of my list! I love the content that is discussed, the guests have been fantastic and I have learned so much over time.
I can really relate to Jeff because I am also a hobbyist photographer, doing jobs here and there for pay but primarily it’s my hobby. I just felt that I could relate to him through his personal photography journey.
The hosts on this podcast are so professional, yet relatable. I would love to meet them someday at one of their events!