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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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    • 4.8 • 236 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!

    BPP 269: Chrystofer Davis - Documenting your Community

    BPP 269: Chrystofer Davis - Documenting your Community

    Chrystofer Davis is a Newark NJ based fine art photographer who today talks about the importance of documenting your community and the people within it.
    In This Episode You'll Learn: How Chrys got started in photography
    What Chrys struggled with most in the beginning and how he overcame it
    When Chrys started shooting Film and why it is his preferred medium
    What elements go into a Chrys Davis photo
    How getting to know a single person can make the biggest impact on your community
    How to interact with interesting strangers to photograph on the streets
    Resources: Chrystofer Davis’s website
    Follow Chrys on Instagram
    Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
    Free Lightroom Presets!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

Christy Pugh ,

Inspiring and Educational!

I’ve listened to your podcast everyday since I found it and I’m so glad that I did! It gets me excited, motivated, and confident to go out and shoot. I have learned so much from your episodes and am so grateful to have this resource. I’ve always been into photography but only recently have decided to push myself to see where it can take me. I look forward to my journey with photography and when I get enough practice to start a business, I will definitely be upgrading to listen to the full versions to get business tips and listening to every episode all over again. Thank you for everything you do for fellow photographers and sharing your experience and knowledge to help us grow! I’m sure you don’t hear it enough but it is very appreciated and I’m sure has made a great impact on a lot of people, I know it did for me!

oglilsquishy ,

Love the work you do

Love the work you do keep it up I’ve learned so much from listening to your podcast and I hope I can continue to learn and grow as a photographer with you

Notsorangeraj ,

Always Learning

Love this podcast, been listening for a couple years now. I’ve been shooting for about 6 years now and just amazing how much you can learn from people at all levels of photography. Thankful for the community, and Raymond’s hard work and time to make these interviews happen.

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