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Some of the most respected business owners and artists in photography are our guests. We are creating building blocks to help you develop a stronger foundation for your business and marketing skillsets, and sometimes even for your life!

Join us each Thursday for a podcast that explores photography at its core!

The "Mind Your Own Business" podcast is a collaborative effort between Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Join Skip Cohen and Chamira Young as they talk with a leader in imaging who shares ideas that will help you become a stronger more well-rounded business owner and artist.

The "Photofocus Roundtable" podcast, hosted by Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto as they dive into a specific topic for photographers.

Finally, the Photofocus "Q&A Show" seeks to answer your burning photography questions. Be sure to ask your questions at https://photofocus.com/questions/

Stay tuned to Photofocus.com for help with all your photography questions, inspiration, how-to’s along with lots more great podcasts. Thank you for listening.

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Some of the most respected business owners and artists in photography are our guests. We are creating building blocks to help you develop a stronger foundation for your business and marketing skillsets, and sometimes even for your life!

Join us each Thursday for a podcast that explores photography at its core!

The "Mind Your Own Business" podcast is a collaborative effort between Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Join Skip Cohen and Chamira Young as they talk with a leader in imaging who shares ideas that will help you become a stronger more well-rounded business owner and artist.

The "Photofocus Roundtable" podcast, hosted by Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto as they dive into a specific topic for photographers.

Finally, the Photofocus "Q&A Show" seeks to answer your burning photography questions. Be sure to ask your questions at https://photofocus.com/questions/

Stay tuned to Photofocus.com for help with all your photography questions, inspiration, how-to’s along with lots more great podcasts. Thank you for listening.

    Photofocus Roundtable: "Stampede!" with Julie Vincent and Jeff Cruz

    Photofocus Roundtable: "Stampede!" with Julie Vincent and Jeff Cruz

    Welcome to the Photofocus Roundtable Podcast, where each month, our panel discusses some current trends and topics on our minds. This month, we are joined by Julie Vincent and Jeff Cruz where we talk about some new gear, how we've found inspiration, camera stores, and more.
    Thank you to Photomatix for sponsoring. You can try the original application for High Dynamic Range Photography for free.
    YouTube recommendations
    We all learn from the internet these days. We used to say that if you want to learn something, Google it. Now, we say YouTube it. So, what is a great YouTube channel that you like to learn from? What you would recommend to our listeners?
    Rob’s Recommendation: The Camera Store Ron’s Recommendation: Collin Michael Jeff's Recommendation: Boiler Room & This Old House Julie's Recommendation: Meidas Touch & Simon d’Entremont Show notes https://www.thecamerainsider.com/2023/11/05/sony-a9-iii-what-we-know https://www.3dglassesonline.com/how-to-prepare-for-the-best-solar-eclipse-experience Use coupon code "Photofocus" for a discount on Rob's course About your hosts Jeff Cruz is a Calgary lens-based artist known for creating abstract and surreal photographs by incorporating time and movement into his images. The attraction to a Jeff Cruz photograph is similar to the attraction of a Colour Field painting; an abstract style that emerged in New York City during the post-war era. Jeff’s work places less emphasis on location in favor of color and form. The color and camera movements create the subject. Jeff’s long-term project of photographing electronic music events, the evolution of raves to music festivals has been a passion of his for over 3 decades. He currently is the digital director for a phone repair and accessories company, CaseMogul which allows him to utilize his creative talents.
    https://linktr.ee/jcruzfoto
    https://casemogul.com/
    Julie Vincent is a Calgary-based real estate and events photographer, and exhibiting artist. Her exhibition projects explore the relationships and struggles between humans and environment, and how those relationships are influenced by culture. Since 2018, Julie has been following Indian Relay around southern Alberta, and into the US, with her colleague and spouse, Jason Lawrence. Julie’s exhibitions include a six-year-long, international street photography project, Tripping the Streets Fantastic, and INDIAN. RELAY., an exhibition of extreme Indigenous sport, which introduces relay, and also provides a discussion of terminology. This exhibition was first mounted in Calgary in 2018, and has since travelled to Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Washington DC, and in 2024 to Dallas TX. Julie’s influences are Mary Ellen Mark, Diane Arbus, and local street photographer, Brian Visser.
    Julie's Talk at PechaKucha 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVENl5_Rj2A Ron Pepper is a Bay Area photographer specializing in 360° panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more. He’s a LinkedIn Learning author, mentor and trainer. You can follow him on his website or Instagram.
    Rob Moroto is a commercial photographer based in Vancouver Island. From homes to people to businesses, Rob loves showing a different perspective through his lens. He sees depth in every person and every object, no matter how plain they may seem. You can follow him on his website or at CalgaryPhotos.ca.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Photofocus Q&A Show :: October 26th, 2023

    Photofocus Q&A Show :: October 26th, 2023

    In this episode of the Q&A Show, Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto answer listeners but with many of their own takes and perspectives — as we do!
    In this episode we talk about the results of upgrading an operating system too early, using off-camera flash, neon signs, plus our first-ever Pop Quiz.
    Send us your questions for the Q&A Show at photofocus.com/questions.
     
    Thank you to Photomatix, the leader in HDR photography. Download and try the new Photomatix Pro 7 free.
     
    About your hosts
    Ron Pepper is a Bay Area photographer specializing in 360° panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more. He’s a LinkedIn Learning author, mentor and trainer. You can follow him on his website or Instagram.
    Rob Moroto is a commercial photographer based in Vancouver Island. From homes to people to businesses, Rob loves showing a different perspective through his lens. He sees depth in every person and every object, no matter how plain they may seem. You can follow him on his website or at CalgaryPhotos.ca.

    • 48 min
    Roundtable: "Ring Eclipse" with Christy Turner and Jeff Sullivan

    Roundtable: "Ring Eclipse" with Christy Turner and Jeff Sullivan

    Welcome to the Photofocus Roundtable Podcast, where each month, our panel discusses some current trends and topics on our minds. This month, we are joined by Christy Turner and Jeff Sullivan where we talk about new AI elements in Adobe's software, photography mistakes to avoid, and building on the eclipses happening this week and next year.
    Thank you to Photomatix for sponsoring. You can try the original application for High Dynamic Range Photography for free.
    YouTube recommendations
    We all learn from the internet these days. We used to say that if you want to learn something, Google it. Now, we say YouTube it. So, what is a great YouTube channel that you like to learn from? What you would recommend to our listeners?
    Rob’s Recommendation: Real Estate Photography by Rob Moroto Ron’s Recommendation: Totality Town Jeff's Recommendation: NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) produces a monthly “What’s Up?”  video, noting skywatching/astrophotography opportunities for that month Christy's Recommendation: Star Talk with Neil Degrasse Tyson Show notes Eclipsophile has data and maps:  2024 Eclipsophile has data and maps:  2026 Use coupon code "Photofocus" for a discount on Rob's course About your hosts Great Basin School of Photography co-founder Jeff Sullivan was the winner of the 2011 International Astronomy Photographer of the Year "People and Space" special prize. A dark sky advocate and avid time-lapse astrophotographer, his webite is ranked as a “Top 30 Astrophotography Blog.” Author of the 320-page guidebook “Photographing California Vol. 2 - South,” he has been named a “Top 100 Travel Photographer in the World.” Jeff entered the field of digital imaging in 1984, while earning his Computer Science degree from U.C. Berkeley.
    Website: www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotography FB Page: www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyWorkshops/ Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/ Twitter/X: @JeffSullPhoto, @DSLRastronomy Instagram: @greatbasinschoolofphotography BlueSky:  jeffsullivan.bsky.social Threads: @greatbasinschoolofphotography NASA Citizen scientist &  IT consultant Christy Turner has a love for the night skies, weather, nature and people. Internationally published writer and content creator, Christy deeply  enjoys telling the fascinating stories behind the photos.  Her photo of the aurora from an airplane in 2014 landed her on CNN, and Christy completed a certificate from University of Calgary in Integrated Digital Media in 2022.  She has traveled to 74 countries and in 2018 was chosen to photograph a biodynamic wine harvest at Chateau Pontet Canet in Bordeaux, France.  From weddings in South Africa to elopements in Bragg Creek, Alberta, Christy loves to travel, stare at the skies, and be behind her Nikon.
    Adobe Profile: https://indd.adobe.com/view/cd805be2-4970-4afa-b5fe-99a3a451a7d1 NASA Science Profile: https://science.nasa.gov/people/christy-turner/ Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA4cFTuroramedia.pro YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN8M3YNiP-yZ8LCyI7RCYlQ Twitter/X and IG: @aurorachaseryyc Ron Pepper is a Bay Area photographer specializing in 360° panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more. He’s a LinkedIn Learning author, mentor and trainer. You can follow him on his website or Instagram.
    Rob Moroto is a commercial photographer based in Vancouver Island. From homes to people to businesses, Rob loves showing a different perspective through his lens. He sees depth in every person and every object, no matter how plain they may seem. You can follow him on his website or at CalgaryPhotos.ca.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Photofocus Q&A Show :: September 28, 2023

    Photofocus Q&A Show :: September 28, 2023

    In this episode of the Q&A Show, Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto answer listeners but with many of their own takes and perspectives — as we do!
    This is a special episode where we get to talk to an expert on generative AI, and ask as many questions as we can fit in the hour.
    Listen for some gems from Coco Mao, Co-founder and CEO of  https://openart.ai (not sponsored)
    Send us your questions for the Q&A Show at photofocus.com/questions.
    Thank you to Photomatix, the leader in HDR photography. Download and try the new Photomatix Pro 7 free.
     
    About your hosts
    Ron Pepper is a Bay Area photographer specializing in 360° panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more. He’s a LinkedIn Learning author, mentor and trainer. You can follow him on his website or Instagram.
    Rob Moroto is a commercial photographer based in Vancouver Island. From homes to people to businesses, Rob loves showing a different perspective through his lens. He sees depth in every person and every object, no matter how plain they may seem. You can follow him on his website or at CalgaryPhotos.ca.

    • 59 min
    Photofocus Q&A Show :: September 14, 2023

    Photofocus Q&A Show :: September 14, 2023

    In this episode of the Q&A Show, Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto answer listeners but with many of their own takes and perspectives — as we do! This month we have questions about custom presets for Photomatix (our wonderful sponsor), the new iPhone, AI pixel size limits and planning for timelapse. We also attempt to consider if using a camera's sensor is similar to a shutter count.
    Send us your questions for the Q&A Show at photofocus.com/questions.
    Also thank you to Photomatix, the leader in HDR photography. Download and try the new Photomatix Pro 7 free.
     
    About your hosts
    Ron Pepper is a Bay Area photographer specializing in 360° panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more. He’s a LinkedIn Learning author, mentor and trainer. You can follow him on his website or Instagram.
    Rob Moroto is a commercial photographer based in Vancouver Island. From homes to people to businesses, Rob loves showing a different perspective through his lens. He sees depth in every person and every object, no matter how plain they may seem. You can follow him on his website or at CalgaryPhotos.ca.

    • 52 min
    Roundtable: "A Smile and a Bow Tie" with Levi Sim and Wayne Chasan

    Roundtable: "A Smile and a Bow Tie" with Levi Sim and Wayne Chasan

    Welcome to the Photofocus Roundtable Podcast, where each month, our panel discusses some current trends and topics on our minds. This month, we are joined by Levi Sim and Wayne Chasan and they have excellent advice about promoting yourself as a photographer. We then introduce the topic of the 2024 eclipse and discuss our latest adventures in AI.
    Thank you to Photomatix for sponsoring. You can try the original application for High Dynamic Range Photography for free.
    YouTube recommendations
    We all learn from the internet these days. We used to say that if you want to learn something, Google it. Now, we say YouTube it. So, what is a great YouTube channel that you like to learn from? What you would recommend to our listeners?
    Rob’s Recommendation: Real Estate Photography by Rob Moroto is our cheeky pick on his behalf Ron’s Recommendation: Nebula Photos Levi's Recommendation: Playpod; Also, go use your camera! Wayne's Recommendation: 249g Drones Show notes Ecipsophile has data and maps:  2024 Ecipsophile has data and maps:  2026 Wayne's Demo on adding AI people in PS Photo Pills app About your hosts Levi Sim is passionate about making photographs and helping others make their pictures better. He has his dream job as a photographer for Utah State University, and makes portraits for editorial and commercial use, product shots, action pictures, and landscapes in one of the most beautiful places in the world. You can see more of his work on Instagram. 
    Wayne Chasan is an American living in Spain for decades and creating stunning commercial work. Check out his print shop site here.
    Ron Pepper is a Bay Area photographer specializing in 360° panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more. He’s a LinkedIn Learning author, mentor and trainer. You can follow him on his website or Instagram.
    Rob Moroto is a commercial photographer based in Vancouver Island. From homes to people to businesses, Rob loves showing a different perspective through his lens. He sees depth in every person and every object, no matter how plain they may seem. You can follow him on his website or at CalgaryPhotos.ca.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

EricBirder ,

Generally very good

I listen specifically to the Mirrorless Show and only to the others occassionally. I find the discussion a good way to keep abreast of mirrorless news, and I'm interested in the opinions of the hosts about the cameras they've tried. I am a bird photographer like Scott Bourne, so I am especially interested in his comments on that topic. There is virtually no fluff, and the ads are very quick. It's a good value for the time I spend listening. Mr. Bourne holds his opinions strongly and isn't afraid to speak his mind. I know this can bother others, but I'm interested in a frank opinion. Of course, I don't have to agree with it, and he's not asking me to. I don't think he presents his opinions in an arrogant or condecending mannor. Mr. Marco (sorry, can't recall his last night right now) is a little more easy going, but he too has valuable insights I appreciate.

Bslippy ,

Straight to an ad

Not a minute in and they’re talking sponsor content snuck in as commentary. And the host needs a pop filter or better mic technique.

swimsterx ,

I haven’t listened to it yet.

I will tonight.

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