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The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast with Joe Edelman focuses on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs.
Regardless of your skill level, if you are working to improve your photography, this is the photography podcast for you.
The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast hosted by award-winning photographer and photo educator Joe Edelman is listened to by a growing community of photographers and photo enthusiasts in over 100 countries.
Join me each week for exclusive interviews with renowned photographers from around the globe. Also, behind the scenes interviews with photo industry manufacturers and retailers as well as discussions about photographic techniques, photo news and even the occasional gear conversation.
TOGCHAT is a great way to learn while you are editing, shooting, exercising, cleaning — well you get the picture!
I do hope you’ll join me for the next episode of TOGCHAT and let me help you improve your photography. Remember, your BEST SHOT — it’s your NEXT SHOT — and I want to help you make it a great one.
— Joe Edelman

TOGCHAT Photography Podcast Joe Edelman

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast with Joe Edelman focuses on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs.
Regardless of your skill level, if you are working to improve your photography, this is the photography podcast for you.
The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast hosted by award-winning photographer and photo educator Joe Edelman is listened to by a growing community of photographers and photo enthusiasts in over 100 countries.
Join me each week for exclusive interviews with renowned photographers from around the globe. Also, behind the scenes interviews with photo industry manufacturers and retailers as well as discussions about photographic techniques, photo news and even the occasional gear conversation.
TOGCHAT is a great way to learn while you are editing, shooting, exercising, cleaning — well you get the picture!
I do hope you’ll join me for the next episode of TOGCHAT and let me help you improve your photography. Remember, your BEST SHOT — it’s your NEXT SHOT — and I want to help you make it a great one.
— Joe Edelman

    Prop Stylist Robin Zachary - Her Career From Prop Styling to Creative Direction

    Prop Stylist Robin Zachary - Her Career From Prop Styling to Creative Direction

    We often hear about fashion and clothing stylists and even food stylists, but every bit as important is the prop stylist.  The folks who curate all the finishing touches that give a shot its sense of time and place.  Prop stylists are often the real behind the scenes heroes of the amazing images that we see in magazines and advertisements.
    New York based Robin Zachary is a Prop stylist with experience at all levels of the creative process, from prop styling, to creative direction and even photography.  With over 20 years of experience in the advertising capital of the world, I knew that Robin would be the perfect person to speak with to gain insight into the world of collaborating with prop stylists.
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    Links

    Website URLs:
    https://www.robinzachary.com
    https://www.thepropstylingexperience.com/
    Instagram URL:
    https://www.instagram.com/robinzachary/
    Facebook URL:
    https://www.facebook.com/robinzacharystylist
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    TOGCHAT Resources
    Show Website: https://togchat.com

    Episode Web Page:  https://www.joeedelman.com/prop-stylist
    My Website & Portfolio:  https://www.JoeEdelman.com

    Don't forget to check out THE LAST FRAME LIVE
    Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM ET US on YouTube!
    Visit:  http://lastframe.live for past episodes.
    Calendar of upcoming Live-Online Presentations & Speaking Events:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/
    I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/
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    FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this video.  I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light.  These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this podcast.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/joeedelman)

    • 43 min
    20 Years and Over 800 Weddings Photographed With Joseph Ellis

    20 Years and Over 800 Weddings Photographed With Joseph Ellis

    Wedding Photography.  So many new photographers decide to shoot weddings because they think it is a sound money making genre.  So many wedding photography businesses fail quickly because said photographers had no idea how much work is actually involved in shooting a wedding and running a wedding business.  It takes a special person to not only be good at wedding photography, but also to be able to make it a full-time business that supports a family of 4.
    This was not the case for my guest Mr. Joseph Ellis.  Along with his wife Stephanie, Joseph has shot over 800 weddings in the last 20 years after transitioning to weddings from his early career as a photojournalist.  Together, the couple owns and operates Big Wall Family Photography studio in Dallas, Texas. 

    Joseph shared some great advice for new wedding photographers and lots of details about how he works with wedding couples and the gear he uses.
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    Links

    Website URLs:
    http://www.josephmark.com 
    http://www.bigwallstudio.com
    http://www.familyphotolife.com
    Instagram URL:
    https://www.instagram.com/josephmarkphoto/
    Facebook URL:
    https://www.facebook.com/josephmarkphoto
    YouTube URL:
    http://www.youtube.com/josephellisphotographer


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    TOGCHAT Resources
    Show Website: https://togchat.com

    Episode Web Page:  https://www.joeedelman.com/joseph-ellis
    My Website & Portfolio:  https://www.JoeEdelman.com

    Don't forget to check out THE LAST FRAME LIVE
    Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM ET US on YouTube!
    Visit:  http://lastframe.live for past episodes.
    Calendar of upcoming Live-Online Presentations & Speaking Events:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/
    I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/
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    FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this video.  I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light.  These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this podcast.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/joeedelman)

    • 51 min
    Five Things Learned From Budding Photographers with Marc Silber

    Five Things Learned From Budding Photographers with Marc Silber

    I had a great conversation this week with Mr. Marc Silber.  Marc is a life-long photographer, best-selling author three times over, filmmaker and host of the Advancing Your Photography YouTube series.
    Marc started out learning darkroom skills and the basics of photography at the legendary Peninsula School in Menlo Park, CA, in the '60s.  If you are not familiar with the Peninsula School they are renowned for their no grade approach to education and support of student collaboration, positive risk taking, and creativity.  Marc moved on to hone his skills to professional standards at the famed San Francisco Art Institute and has since moved into teaching photography in workshops all over the country.
    One of the things I admire most about Marc is his dedication to education. Not just sharing his knowledge and experience, but his own continuing education and you will see in his books, his videos and even in our conversation, he has a brilliant quote from an inspirational photographer for almost any situation.
    But his quotes are not just focused on iconic names like Adams and Leibovitz.  He also makes it a point to learn from new photographers. When I booked Marc to be on the podcast, he shared a list of things that he has recently learned from talking to budding photographers and I thought that would make for a great conversation and provide some excellent teaching opportunities.
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    Links

    Website URL:
    https://www.silberstudios.com/
    https://marcsilber.smugmug.com/
    Instagram URL:
    https://www.instagram.com/marcsilber 
    Facebook URL:
    https://www.facebook.com/marcosilber
    YouTube URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/marcsilber
    To purchase Marc's book Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Making Photographs that You and Others Will Love
    Visit: https://www.advancingyourphotography.com/ 
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    TOGCHAT Resources
    Show Website: https://togchat.com

    Episode Web Page:  https://www.joeedelman.com/marc-silber
    My Website & Portfolio:  https://www.JoeEdelman.com

    Don't forget to check out THE LAST FRAME LIVE
    Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM ET US on YouTube!
    Visit:  http://lastframe.live for past episodes.
    Calendar of upcoming Live-Online Presentations & Speaking Events:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/
    I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/
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    FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this video.  I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light.  These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this podcast.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/joeedelman)

    • 50 min
    Elopement Photography with Photographer and Entrepreneur Brianna Parks

    Elopement Photography with Photographer and Entrepreneur Brianna Parks

    Who knew?  Elopement Photography.  I honestly didn't know it was a thing.  I learned about this growing niche of wedding photography recently and in my search to find a great elopement photographer to speak with, I found an awesome photographer and entrepreneur — Brianna Parks.

    Brianna is a 22-year-old California and Pacific Northwest elopement photographer who started a photography business after realizing a 9-5 job wasn't what she wanted to do with her life.

    After two years of business in the traditional wedding scene, Brianna decided to take the leap and focus exclusively on elopements, or weddings with under 30 guests. 

    Her passion for her work is contagious and you will learn quite a bit from this young businesswoman — regardless of the genre of photography that you specialize in.
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    Links

    Website URL:
    https://briannaparksphoto.com
    Instagram URL:
    https://instagram.com/briannaparksphotography
    Facebook URL:
    https://facebook.com/briannaparksphotography
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    TOGCHAT Resources
    Show Website: https://togchat.com

    Episode Web Page:  https://www.joeedelman.com/brianna-parks
    My Website & Portfolio:  https://www.JoeEdelman.com

    Don't forget to check out THE LAST FRAME LIVE
    Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM ET US on YouTube!
    Visit:  http://lastframe.live for past episodes.
    Calendar of upcoming Live-Online Presentations & Speaking Events:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/
    I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/
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    FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this video.  I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light.  These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this podcast.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/joeedelman)

    • 38 min
    How to Add VALUE to Your Photography

    How to Add VALUE to Your Photography

    I want to have a chat about providing value and a great experience. This isn't JUST for professional photographers. 

    Regardless of the genre that you shoot, if you share your work online or get paid to take photographs, this conversation can help you.  I am finding that there is quite a bit of confusion about what value really means.

    So I'd like to share some of my experience with you, and I am hoping that you will share some of your thoughts with ME and the rest of the photography community in my Facebook Group.
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    Links

    TOGCHAT Interview with Tracie Maglosky:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/tracie-maglosky/

    My Instagram Profile:
    https://www.instagram.com/joeedelman/
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    TOGCHAT Resources
    Show Website: https://togchat.com

    Episode Web Page:  https://www.joeedelman.com/value
    My Website & Portfolio:  https://www.JoeEdelman.com

    Don't forget to check out THE LAST FRAME LIVE
    Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM ET US on YouTube!
    Visit:  http://lastframe.live for past episodes.
    Calendar of upcoming Live-Online Presentations & Speaking Events:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/
    I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/
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    FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this video.  I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light.  These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this podcast.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/joeedelman)

    • 25 min
    Maternity and Newborn Photography Masterclass with Tracie Maglosky

    Maternity and Newborn Photography Masterclass with Tracie Maglosky

    Tracie Maglosky is an award-winning portrait photographer, photography educator and mentor. 
    She is an Olympus Visionary, Profoto Legend of Light & Miller’s Speaker Team Member. She is a studio owner in Cincinnati, Ohio with a primary focus on portraiture. Her creative concepts and vibrant style have earned her features in major publications such as Professional Photographer, Shutterbug, Rangefinder, Digital Photo Pro, Click and many more.
    Tracie’s teaching style is described as entertaining, inspirational and informative.  She has been honored to be a platform speaker at Imaging USA, a Master Class instructor at PhotoPlus Expo, a speaker at WPPI, ClickCon & ClickAway.
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    Links

    Website URL:
    https://www.traciejeanphoto.com

    Coaching With Tracie:
    http://www.coachingwithtracie.com
    Instagram URL:
    https://www.instagram.com/traciejeanphoto
    YouTube URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/traciejeanphoto
    Facebook URL:
    https://www.facebook.com/traciejeanphoto
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    TOGCHAT Resources
    Show Website: https://togchat.com

    Episode Web Page:  https://www.joeedelman.com/tracie-maglosky
    My Website & Portfolio:  https://www.JoeEdelman.com

    Don't forget to check out THE LAST FRAME LIVE
    Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM ET US on YouTube!
    Visit:  http://lastframe.live for past episodes.
    Calendar of upcoming Live-Online Presentations & Speaking Events:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/
    I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/
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    FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this video.  I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light.  These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this podcast.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/joeedelman)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Live life candidly ,

Must listen to for photogs!

This podcast is beneficial for photographers at any experience levels. The guest interviews are very informative.

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Learn the ‘How’s and Why’s’ !!

Joe stays true to his mission of teaching the ‘How’s and Why’s’ of photography in everything he does. In his podcast, The Last Frame, or his mentoring program, Joe is always an amazing teacher. He pushes you to practice, problem solve and makes you want to be a better photographer. I am so grateful for Joe Edelman’s teachings. They has been life changing to my photography.

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Time flies and is always facinating

Time will fly and you will find it interesting. I am not a big 'listen in the background' kind of person and consider myself visually motivated. Even so, I regularly pick up tidbits or ideas from Joe's interviews and discussions. I would recommend for anyone who is ready to go beyond the mechanics of good photography to some foundational principals that cross genres.

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