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This Week in Photo is one of the longest running photography-centric podcasts in the industry. Hosted by Frederick Van Johnson, the show is a weekly round-table discussion of the major happenings in the world of photography. You’ll also find deep one-on-one interviews with the industry’s hottest photographers and companies. The show is irreverent, educational and occasionally hilarious!

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This Week in Photo is one of the longest running photography-centric podcasts in the industry. Hosted by Frederick Van Johnson, the show is a weekly round-table discussion of the major happenings in the world of photography. You’ll also find deep one-on-one interviews with the industry’s hottest photographers and companies. The show is irreverent, educational and occasionally hilarious!

    The Mamba Mentality – How I Play

    The Mamba Mentality – How I Play


    Andrew D. Bernstein is the Senior Official Photographer for the NBA. Andrew has collaborated on a fantastic new book with NBA great Kobe Bryant called The Mamba Mentality - How I Play. In this interview, we dive into both Andrew's approach to sports photography as well as the positive side of "obsession" that drives people like Kobe Bryant and himself to become impossibly great.

    Grab the book: Kobe Bryant - The Mamba MentalityConnect with Andrew D. Bernstein on his website.

    Follow Kobe Bryant on TwitterFollow Andrew on Twitter

    • 42 min
    We Are Like Air – with Xyza Bacani

    We Are Like Air – with Xyza Bacani

    In this interview Filipina author and photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani discusses her work documenting the under-documented plight of the migrant worker population in Hong Kong. Xyza has a book out covering the topic entitled "We Are Like Air".


    Photographer Xyza Bacani

    About Xyza

    Xyza Cruz Bacani (b.1987) is a Filipina author and photographer who uses her work to raise awareness about under-reported stories. Having worked as a second-generation domestic worker in Hong Kong for almost a decade, she is particularly interested in the intersection of labor migration and human rights. She is one of the Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellows in 2015, has exhibited worldwide and won awards in photography.

    She is also the recipient of a resolution passed by the Philippines House of Representatives in her honor, HR No.1969. Xyza is awarded The Outstanding Women of the Nation’s Service in the field of Humanities, one of the Asia 21 Young Leaders (Class of 2018), the WMA Commission grantee in 2017, a Pulitzer Center and an Open Society Moving Walls 2017 grantee. She is one of the BBC’s 100 Women of the World 2015, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2016, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016, Fujifilm ambassador and author of the book We Are Like Air.

    Xyza at ThePhoblographer.com

    The Phoblographer has posted a powerful article about Xyza and her We are Like Air project. Be sure to check it out over at ThePhoblographer.com. The site is an amazing resource for photographers of all types.

    About Fujifilm North America Corporation (Fujifilm)

    This interview is sponsored by Fujifilm North America

    FUJIFILM North America Corporation (Fujifilm) is empowering photographers and filmmakers everywhere to build their legacies through sharing their stories. Grounded in its 85-year history of manufacturing photographic and cinema film, pioneering technologies in lenses and coatings, and driving innovation in developing mirrorless digital camera technologies, Fujifilm continues to be at the center of every storyteller’s creative vision.

    Pushing boundaries in digital photography and filmmaking innovations, Fujifilm’s X Series and GFX family of mirrorless digital cameras and FUJINON lenses yield exceptional image quality for creators of all levels. Offering image clarity, advanced color reproduction technologies and a wide range of film simulations, Fujifilm’s family of mirrorless digital cameras delivers on fulfilling their intrinsic mission of capturing and preserving moments for generations to come.

    With a Fujifilm digital camera at your fingertips, you can seize the moment, share your story and build your legacy. Learn more on their website.

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    • 22 min
    Exposing for the Shadows of Arlington National Cemetery – Section 27

    Exposing for the Shadows of Arlington National Cemetery – Section 27

    In this interview, Washington D.C. based photojournalist Michael A. McCoy discusses his work in raising awareness around Section 27 at Arlington National Cemetery. Section 27 is an often overlooked area of the famous cemetery where even in death African Americans were segregated. Michael's work is intended to shine a light on the section and also draw attention to some of the reasons why tours and other passers-by tend to overlook the section entirely.

    5,000 African American soldiers and civilians have found their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery. But their stories remain largely untold, and their existence feels almost like a secret.

    "I have made it my job as a photographer to give a voice to the voiceless," Michael McCoy boldly states. Michael is an African American Veteran and documentary photographer. He knows first hand what it means to sacrifice for your country. Because of this, he's focusing his work on those that fell and paved the way for future generations. Not least, those whose selfless and brave contribution seems to be living deep in the shadows.

    This interview is part of a collaboration between Fujifilm, The Phoblographer and This Week in Photo called Visual Momentum. For the companion written article, head over to ThePhoblographer.com.

    Connect with Michael at: https://michaelamccoyphotography.com

    Section 27

    Memorial Day

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    • 25 min
    How to Shoot Corporate Events, with Gustavo Fernandez

    How to Shoot Corporate Events, with Gustavo Fernandez

    In this interview I'm joined by Gustavo Fernandez to discuss his move into corporate event photography. We discuss his move away from weddings and portraits and how this new business model has given him his life back and allowed him to enjoy his photography.

    About Gustavo

    Based in San Francisco, Gustavo Fernandez is the businessperson’s photographer. He captures the excitement and energy of corporate and organizational events and creates perfect headshots.

    Gustavo started his photography career over 11 years ago under the tutelage of Bambi Cantrell quickly becoming her go-to second shooter as he built his own business. He took those learnings and shared them several times on the stage at WPPI (Wedding & Portrait International conference). Slowly he started getting referred to business clients by his preferred vendors and quickly realized the benefit of the corporate work. Today he calls companies like J.P. Morgan, NASDAQ, Visa, and Google his clients and is looking forward to what the future holds.

    When he’s not working, he’s giving back to the community: serving non-profits The Guardsmen, Children International, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Gustavo Fernandez is a full-time photographer based in San Francisco. He went from shooting weddings/portraits to now exclusive corporate events and headshots for corporations like JP Morgan, Nasdaq, Forbes, etc. All built via a referral-only business and taking care of his clients. He is all about building a recurring business model of working with companies every year vs having to find 30-40 new clients every year (weddings/portraits). All built with old school or what he calls "back to the basics" like picking up the phone or returning emails in a timely manner, etc.

    A free resource from Gustavo: Top 10 ways to develop your corporate photography business.

    Website: http://www.gustavofernandez.com

    Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/gustavofernandezphotographer

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gustavofernandez


    • 42 min
    Storytelling in Photography, with Andy Biggs

    Storytelling in Photography, with Andy Biggs

    Humans have been communicating using stories since the beginning of time. Yet somehow as the tools get more and more sophisticated, the art of storytelling gets more and more basic. In this interview, Travel Photographer Andy Biggs joins the show to talk about how to use the tool of storytelling to guide your photography and your creativity.


    About Andy...

    Andy Biggs is an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. With deep respect and understanding for African wildlife, Andy unfolds the world of the Serengeti, the Okavango Delta, and other wildlife-rich destinations onto our doorstep with striking emotional depth. His photographic safaris allow the traveler to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa 's beauty and culture.

    Andy's photographs have been used as the cornerstone of Banana Republic's Urban Safari campaign, and through this campaign, his images were seen in all 750 stores around the globe as well as in their billboards, catalogs, and annual report. Andy was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, Wild Places category, as well as Highly Commended in the Unique Visions of Nature category.


    • 34 min
    The 5DayDeal Photography Bundle Giveaway!

    The 5DayDeal Photography Bundle Giveaway!

    I'm honored to once again be a part of the annual 5DayDeal Photography Bundle. It goes live this Wednesday at noon (US/Pacific) and lasts for 5 days ('til Oct 8th at noon).

    This year they're doing something kind of crazy...

    EVERYONE who enters this giveaway will get a FREE LICENSE for AirMagic (a $39 Value) courtesy of the folks at Skylum!

    But that's not all...

    The 5DayDeal team has been working for months to collect a bunch of high-quality products, resources, subscriptions and other tools to help photographers learn and bring their visions to life.

    Note: the giveaway is separate from the bundle sale and you'll have a bunch of opportunities to enter to win a prize from a collection worth $10,000 — through October 8th.

    New winners will be picked each day during the sale.

    Here's what's up for grabs:

    * Skylum Luminar + Aurora HDR + Signature Looks from Max Rive

    * Canon EOS Rebel T6 + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm Double Zoom Kit

    * A year-long subscription to Cloudspot.io with Unlimited Storage

    * A MacBook Pro!

    * Plus, there's a mysterious secret prize valued at nearly $4000!

    There are a bunch of simple ways to enter, and none of them require you to purchase a thing! Click to enter.

    Get all the exciting details here: http://twip.pro/5DD2019Giveaway

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Customer Reviews

Countrymeesa ,

Awesome Photography Podcast

I've been a long time fan and I have truly enjoyed every episode. I always learn new techniques or get inspired to try something new with my photography. Frederick is always entertaining as well as articulate and a pleasure to listen to. The guests are informative and always offer something interesting to the conversation. Truly, one of my favorite indulgences is listening to this podcast!

True Liberty ,

Climate change episode

You know I almost just skipped this episode because I thought this was going to be another one of these preachy episodes on how we need to do something that is the cycle of the planet but never hear a answer for it that doesn’t require the heavy hand of government but still offers no real solutions at the end of the day. Or if you don’t believe in the version man is bad and evil and it just cannot simply be what our earth has been doing for over a billion years you are somehow some uneducated slug. Well good to see I was not disappointed and to think I actually came in with a open mind and thought this was a photography podcast. Silly, silly me!

SixStringShogun ,

Bad, bad audio

Check your connections please. Last 3-4 episodes are clipping throughout the entire audio.

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