The Understand Photography Show Notes
Here is the schedule for the past and upcoming episodes of The Understand Photography Show! This schedule is updated frequently. Each episode is on www.facebook.com/UnderstandPhotography every Friday at 4 p.m. ET. After each episode, we post the show notes right here on our website!
When should I use flash? What is a fill flash? Guest Joe Fitzpatrick explains the what, why, how and when of flashes and speedlites both on-camera and off-camera (OCF) for optimal lighting of your subject indoors or out.
What is Minimalism in Photography? Negative space, simplifying via slow shutter speeds and more. Peggy and Kevin Holliday discuss the vision and technical details of being a minimalist fine art photographer.
Simple explanations on how to create images with silky water, light painting, and other slow shutter techniques that add movement and an abstract feel to your images.
Underwater and nature photographer Kelly Walkotten gives us great tips for getting started and perfecting your underwater photography including gear, lens recommendations, and favorite dive locations.
Art Marketing and Business Consultant Sara Mullins from Galleries On The Go talks with Peggy about art-leasing and other gallery opportunities that bring local businesses and artists together.
Mike Moats reviews the basics of macro and close-up photography including favorite subjects, lenses and other gear, and tips to make your images unique.
Selective focus, exposure adjustment, HDR and other sophisticated options are all available on your iPhone. Our executive producer, Heather Musingo, interviews Peggy Farren for her cell phone photography expertise.
Fine Art Photographer Tomas Mitchell joins Peggy for a lesson on finding your niche and creating your own signature look to help build your brand.
Take your landscape photography to the next level by listening to Joe Fitzpatrick’s advice. He walks us through how to choose the image to take, how to choose the right lens, and how to keep the landscape super sharp (several tips here). He explains hyper-focal distance and the art of creating depth in your images.
Tom Schifanella teaches how to get those awesome photographs of waves.
We also talk about drone photography and how Tom got published in National Geographic twice!
Interior Designers, newspapers, competitions – there are many different avenues you can take to make a name for yourself. This really builds on last week’s show on building your brand. Rich Smukler gives several different ideas and options to build your reputation and get your name out there as a fine art photographer
Pierre Dutertre has strong feelings about building and protecting your “brand” if you want to sell your photography for the big bucks. You must have the prestige of a “Fine Art Photographer”. Pierre gives really solid tips on how to build that fancy reputation that you need!
Flower photography with a twist is Julie Lee’s passion. Julie is a passionate educator that breaks down flower photography into what you need to do and learn about in order to create images with impact. We talk about using different lenses, different effects, focus stacking, creativitiy, backgrounds and more!
Roger Hammer talks about publishing your books through a large publisher. Learn how he got their attention and the details of working with a big company. Very different from self-publishing! Fascinating info!
How to transfer your photography to wood and other surfaces. Nancy Abens gives us great tips and inspiration on transfers and also on creating custom books and covers on episode 151 of The Understand Photography Show.
Randy Traynor has completed two Artist in Residence programs. He gives real insight on how to find the programs, what to do to apply to make your chances better of getting in, and what to watch out for before you apply. Very inspiring show!
Fine Art Photographer Jenna Martin shares a LOT of great advice on finding publishers who may want to license your photography for book covers. It’s a nice little niche you may want to consider!
Ideas for personal photography projects, how personal projects can help your photography career, how you’ll grow as a photographer and more.
Dan Biferie is an active artist and has displayed his photographs in more than 150 different exhibitions. Dan is the chair of the School of Photography at Daytona State College. He is a Senior Professor at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies.
Market your photography by doing event photography! Famed event photographer Charlie McDonald shares lots of ideas for fine art photographers, portrait, commercial, wedding, children and real estate photographers. Event photography done strategically can expose you to your exact clients. When people know, like and trust you, they are more likely to buy your art, hire you as their newborn photographer and more.
Step by step instructions on photographing fireworks from how to choose the best location to camera settings, equipment and more! Third-time guest David Sussman gives us such great tips and explains the how and why so well!
Fine art photographer Rich Smukler gives us tips for boosting your credibility and getting your work displayed in a gallery.
Two-time guest Edin Chavez talks about growing your audience using Facebook. Creating groups and pages to increase your following, ideas for interacting, ads, Facebook pixel and more. Edin has a huge following on social media and shares many of his great ideas.
Bobbi Lane sheds light on the secrets to achieving an impactful picture by developing a bond with the person first. She discusses the importance of overcoming your fears when it comes to asking strangers for a picture and how to deal with language barriers in different scenarios.
Photography guide Hilton Kotze of South Africa gives us the ins and outs of a photo safari in Africa. From what gear to bring, to what to expect, to what types of photo safaris are offered.