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Show Schedule

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!

Speedlite Basics – Understanding Your Flash

Speedlite Basics – Understanding Your Flash

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.

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Top Tips for Landscape Photography with Joe Fitzpatrick

Top Tips for Landscape Photography with Joe Fitzpatrick

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.

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Get Your Photography Noticed with Rich Smukler

Get Your Photography Noticed with Rich Smukler

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

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Build Your Brand to Become a Fine Art Photographer

Build Your Brand to Become 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!

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Flower Photography from Shooting to Editing with Julie Lee

Flower Photography from Shooting to Editing with Julie Lee

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!

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How to Find and Apply for Artist in Residence Programs

How to Find and Apply for Artist in Residence Programs

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!

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The Importance of Personal Projects for Photographers

The Importance of Personal Projects for Photographers

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.

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Market Any Type of Photography by Photographing Events

Market Any Type of Photography by Photographing Events

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.

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How to Photograph Fireworks Step-by-Step

How to Photograph Fireworks Step-by-Step

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!

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Facebook Marketing Strategies for Photographers

Facebook Marketing Strategies for Photographers

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.

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Creating Impactful Travel Portraits with Bobbi Lane

Creating Impactful Travel Portraits with Bobbi Lane

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.

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