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!
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Bird photographer Michael Milicia gives us tips for creating portraits of birds with great background separation. Your bird photography will really stand out if you listen to Michael’s advice! Michael also gives a great list of recommended gear for bird photography.
Photographer and mountaineer Matt Payne talks about composition and using light to add drama to your landscape photography.
A newsletter is the most important marketing you can do for your company. It’s the best way to communicate and keep in touch with your customers. Heather Musingo and Peggy Farren will give you ideas of what to write in your photography newsletter, and how to make the newsletter a success for you. This episode of the Understand Photography Show is full of tips for making this easy marketing tool work for you.
Nature photographer Mary Lundeberg shares great tips and techniques for photographing birds against a background of sand and surf.
There are more options than you realize for displaying your photography in local businesses. Photographer David Sussman gives us great tips for making connections and getting your images seen all over town.
Constance Mier hit the road in an RV for five months. Listen to her lifestyle, how to find photo spots and how she deals with workflow issues. If you have ever dreamed of the #vanlife as a nature photographer, check out this episode of The Understand Photography Show!
A photo book is a great way to preserve and share memories of events, document a trip, create a collection of beautiful images or show off your portfolio. This episode is full of tips and ideas to design your own photo book.
Architectural photographer Art Becker shares his techniques for finding and creating stunning works of art in architectural details and gives incredible insights on how to sell them to major clients.
Landscape and conservation photographer Erwin Buske gives us tips for creating images that inspire a love of nature while helping to protect our beautiful yet fragile environment.
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.