461 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 358 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

    451: Michael Rababy - The Art of Photo Curation: Building a Captivating Collection

    451: Michael Rababy - The Art of Photo Curation: Building a Captivating Collection

    In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with photography Michael Rababy about curating images to create a compelling collection for his book California Love: A Visual Mixtape. He will walk you through honing your unique photographic voice, and questioning the impact of social media on your photography journey. You'll gain insight into creating meaningful art, developing a personal photographic voice, and navigating the complexities of the modern photography landscape.
    The Big Ideas:
    Developing Your Photographic Voice: Explore the significance of creating a unique photographic voice.The Impact of Art on Your Life: Understand how life experiences and art influence your creative process.Curating Compelling Visual Content: Discover the process of curating a powerful collection of photographs.Navigating the Modern Photography Landscape: Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities in the current photography environment.Resources:
    Michaels book, California Love: A Visual Mixtape
    Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


    Join the free Beginner Photography Podcast Community at https://beginnerphotopod.com/group Send in your Photo Questions to get answered on the show - https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa Grab your free camera setting cheatsheet - https://perfectcamerasettings.com/
    Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

    • 48 min
    450: Brian Leahy: From $400 to $40,000 Weddings - Secrets of the Luxury Wedding Photography Market

    450: Brian Leahy: From $400 to $40,000 Weddings - Secrets of the Luxury Wedding Photography Market

    In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with Brian Leahy, a successful high-end wedding photographer, who emphasizes the importance of building relationships with clients and industry professionals. We discuss the impact of AI, networking, and pivoting to a new photography niche.
    The Big Ideas:
    Importance of Building Rapport: You'll learn that knowing your clients and industry partners by name can significantly impact your success.Transitioning and Niche Specialization: Discover how pivoting to a new photography niche can be fulfilling and profitable.Networking Impact: We explore how networking can lead to opportunities and provide more value than the quality of your work.Understanding Client Needs: Learn that creativity, while important, may not always be the top priority for clients, especially at high-end events.Resources:
    Visit Brians Wedding Photography Website - https://www.brianleahyphoto.com/
    Follow Brian on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brianleahydestinations/
    Brians new Luxury Travel website - https://www.brianleahydestinations.com/home
    Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


    Join the free Beginner Photography Podcast Community at https://beginnerphotopod.com/group Send in your Photo Questions to get answered on the show - https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa Grab your free camera setting cheatsheet - https://perfectcamerasettings.com/
    Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

    • 57 min
    449: 3 Steps to Define, Cultivate, and Evolve Your Photography Taste

    449: 3 Steps to Define, Cultivate, and Evolve Your Photography Taste

    In Todays Episode of the podcast, you'll learn how to evolve your taste as a photographer. By defining, cultivating, and evolving your taste, you will gain clarity and confidence in your creative pursuits, setting yourself up for success.
    The Big Ideas
    Define Your Taste: Recognize that your initial inclination may not be what truly inspires you. Find photographers who resonate with you, and learn from their work.Cultivate Your Taste: Surround yourself intentionally with sources of inspiration that align with your creative vision. Identify what truly speaks to you in photography.Evolve Your Taste: Embrace change and allow your taste to transform as you gain more knowledge and experience in photography. Be open to evolving your creative style.Practice with Intention: Develop a deliberate approach to your photography. Instead of aimlessly capturing scenes, set parameters for your shoots and measure success based on meeting those goals.Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


    Join the free Beginner Photography Podcast Community at https://beginnerphotopod.com/group Send in your Photo Questions to get answered on the show - https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa Grab your free camera setting cheatsheet - https://perfectcamerasettings.com/
    Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

    • 27 min
    448: Imaging USA 2024 with Seth Miranda - Rachael Boer - Carl Caylor

    448: Imaging USA 2024 with Seth Miranda - Rachael Boer - Carl Caylor

    In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with photographers Seth Miranda, Rachael Boer, and Carl Caylor who share their insights on getting out of creative ruts, capturing emotions, and overcoming technical perfectionism. You'll learn how to find inspiration, connect with clients, and balance technical proficiency with emotional impact in your work.
    The Big Ideas:
    Getting Out of Creative Ruts: Embrace new projects and perspectives to find inspiration and motivation.Connecting with Clients: Focus on capturing genuine emotions and adapting to your client's energy and personality.Overcoming Technical Perfectionism: Prioritize emotional impact while also valuing technical growth and learning from competition.Finding Inspiration: Seek education, connect with industry professionals, and embrace AI technology for creative growth.
    Resources:
    Follow Seth on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeN4SYppmjT8j69WAuGxOuA
    Follow Rachael on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rachaelboerphotography/?hl=en
    Follow Carl on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/carlcaylor/?hl=en
    Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


    Join the free Beginner Photography Podcast Community at https://beginnerphotopod.com/group Send in your Photo Questions to get answered on the show - https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa Grab your free camera setting cheatsheet - https://perfectcamerasettings.com/
    Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

    • 57 min
    447: Kelly Lawson - Mastering Product Photography: Understanding The Product and Audience

    447: Kelly Lawson - Mastering Product Photography: Understanding The Product and Audience

    In Today's Episode of the podcast I chat with product photographer Kelly Lawson about her journey from healthcare to photography, navigating the struggles of being a beginner, and unlocking the potential of photography to revolutionize her career and creative passions. We cover practical approaches for securing your first client, marketing, pricing, and understanding the psychology of photography.
    The Big Ideas
    Unlocking Your First Client:  Begin by showcasing your product photography, tag companies in your work, or offer free shoots for photo credits to secure your first clientBusiness Savvy: Develop a diverse portfolio for product, lifestyle, and commercial photography. Choose pricing that covers expenses and leaves profit.Mastering Light and Angles: Understand and control light, use natural light, and optimize positioning to flatter the product in photography.Target Audience and Emotions: Focus on appealing to the target demographic in commercial photography and convey emotions and perspectives in product photos using camera angles.Resources:
    Follow Kelly on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kellyslawson/
    Check out Kelly's Website - https://kellylawson.ca/
    Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


    Join the free Beginner Photography Podcast Community at https://beginnerphotopod.com/group Send in your Photo Questions to get answered on the show - https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa Grab your free camera setting cheatsheet - https://perfectcamerasettings.com/
    Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

    • 51 min
    446: Imaging USA 2024 with Vanessa Joy - Daniel Norton - Mary Fisk-Taylor

    446: Imaging USA 2024 with Vanessa Joy - Daniel Norton - Mary Fisk-Taylor

    In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with photographers Vanessa Joy, Daniel Norton, and Mary Fisk-Taylor at Imaging USA 2024 and  learn about their approach to staying creative in photography. You'll learn about cultivating genuine emotions in your photography, networking tips, and finding inspiration beyond the lens.
    The Big Ideas:
    Cultivate Genuine Emotions: Build connections and capture authentic emotions to create impactful and meaningful photographs.Networking Tips: Learn the value of networking at photography events and how it can benefit your journey as a photographer.Finding Inspiration: Discover the importance of seeking inspiration beyond photography to fuel your creativity.Staying Creative: Explore ways to overcome creative ruts and stay inspired in the art of photography.Resources:
    Follow Vanessa Joy on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@VanessaJoy
    Follow Daniel Norton on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@DanielNortonPhotographer
    Follow Mary Fisk-Taylors on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/maryfisktaylor/
    Connect with the Beginner Photography Podcast!


    Join the free Beginner Photography Podcast Community at https://beginnerphotopod.com/group Send in your Photo Questions to get answered on the show - https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa Grab your free camera setting cheatsheet - https://perfectcamerasettings.com/
    Thanks for listening & keep shooting!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

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Solid genuine

Raymond does a great job of keeping the heartbeat of an industry going with this podcast. This industry is nothing without its community and the community needs a future which is where this podcasts messaging really hits for new photographers to hear voices telling them what they may need to here to get started but more importantly keep going.

NE Sports Photographer ,

Excellent

Always informative and I always learn something from every episode. Bob

Drownthecrown ,

Insightful and powerful

I am always blown away every time I listen to an episode, and left with so much inspiration and excitement for photography. I am not a beginner, but still learn so much every single time. So don’t let the name fool you. These episodes are jam packed with information, inspiration, and so much to ponder as you continue your photography journey.

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