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Thoughts on Photography

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This podcast explores what it means to live a photographic life. What does it mean to be an artist who uses the medium of photography to express themselves artistically to the world. What subjects do we choose and why? How are we influenced by other photographers, art, and the world in general? You won't find any gear-talk, camera reviews, or Photoshop tips here, but rather, you'll find an exploration of our relationship to photography as we continue to refine our vision, our craft, and our art.

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This podcast explores what it means to live a photographic life. What does it mean to be an artist who uses the medium of photography to express themselves artistically to the world. What subjects do we choose and why? How are we influenced by other photographers, art, and the world in general? You won't find any gear-talk, camera reviews, or Photoshop tips here, but rather, you'll find an exploration of our relationship to photography as we continue to refine our vision, our craft, and our art.

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Brian is an improvement

By gregofissaquah - Oct 23 2015
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The refreshed format with Brian leading the podcasts is very informative, and entertaining.

Terrific

By clint wolf - Sep 04 2015
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Absolutely great, very informative podcast.

iTunes Ratings

67 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
7
7
3
3

Brian is an improvement

By gregofissaquah - Oct 23 2015
Read more
The refreshed format with Brian leading the podcasts is very informative, and entertaining.

Terrific

By clint wolf - Sep 04 2015
Read more
Absolutely great, very informative podcast.

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Thoughts on Photography

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This podcast explores what it means to live a photographic life. What does it mean to be an artist who uses the medium of photography to express themselves artistically to the world. What subjects do we choose and why? How are we influenced by other photographers, art, and the world in general? You won't find any gear-talk, camera reviews, or Photoshop tips here, but rather, you'll find an exploration of our relationship to photography as we continue to refine our vision, our craft, and our art.

Rank #1: ToP #0050: Looking at Photographs

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This podcast discusses the book "On Looking at Photographs: A Practical Guide" by David Hurn and Bill Jay. The book is published by Lenswork Publishing and provides some great insights on how to look at , or read, a photograph (which hopefully in turn helps us as photographers make better photographs).

Jan 21 2009

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Rank #2: ToP #0079: Project Without End

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This is the third podcast in a three part series where I explore in greater depth the idea of using projects to guide your photography. Today I'm talking about projects without end.

Sep 18 2009

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Rank #3: ToP #0115: Sports Illustrated Photographers

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Sports Illustrated fired all of their staff photographers.  This interview is with Evan Habeeb, a freelance photographer who has had images published in Sports Illustrated magazine.  

We discuss the impact this has on freelance photographers as well as the future of the Sports Illustrated magazine itself.  Afterall, aren't the photographs the reason why S.I. is so successful today?  

Mar 11 2015

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Rank #4: ToP #0046: Howard Zehr and Contemplative Photography

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Howard Zehr is known worldwide for his work in transforming our understanding of justice, particularly restorative justice, and is a faculty member at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. He is also the General Editor of The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series of which The Little Book of Contemplative Photography
is a part. Zehr is also an accomplished photographer (particularly in
creating the documentary-style photographs for his books) and teaches
workshops on contemplative photography which promote "mindfulness" in
photography.

Dec 07 2008

21mins

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Rank #5: ToP #0119: Networking with INSTAGRAM

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Instagram is much more than a place to post pics of your favorite food or selfies.  In this episode I talk with photo enthusiast, Elaine Li, about how she networks with some of her 68K+ followers through Instagram.  Check out Elaine here and follow her on her journey! 

Apr 09 2015

43mins

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Rank #6: ToP #0132: Beginning Photographer Struggles

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As photographers, we've all faced struggles - especially when starting out.  In this episode, I talk briefly with a young photographer, Sinikka Rohrer, about struggles and decisions new photographers need to make.  Improvephotography.com is one of THE best resources for photographers of all levels to learn how to improve their photography. 

Join me in the new Facebook group, Thoughts On Photography Podcast, and share YOUR thoughts on the newest trends, techniques, and issues in photography.

Follow me on Instagram for a chance to win a camera bag that I introduced in this episode.

Jul 27 2015

22mins

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Rank #7: ToP #0136: Black and White Photography

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Black and white images are both classic and iconic.  In this episode I speak with award winning black and white photographer Jack Curran about his process for getting a classic shot.  You can read his article in Outdoor Photography here.  Be sure to check out the article on Improve Photography for 15 Tips For Stunning B&W Photography!

Want to join us in China?  Find out more here.

Join me on Instagram! @brianmcguckin

Aug 23 2015

49mins

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Rank #8: ToP #0138: Personal Passion Projects

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Clearly photography is a passion of yours, but what is it that you REALLY love to shoot?  Are you working on a project?  Maybe it's something private that you want to keep to yourself because you're capturing personal hardships that you're working through.  Maybe it's something that you are SOOO excited about that you find yourself posting about it on every piece of social media out there that exists.  Whatever it may be, there are many benefits to having some type of personal project.  In this episode I talk with Jose Rosado about these benefits and his article, "Why You Should Always Make Time for Personal Projects."    

Sep 14 2015

54mins

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Rank #9: ToP #0116: The Viewfinder Project

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Photography changes lives - period.  Not anyone can be a professional photographer, but almost anyone can take a photograph.  There are many organizations out there that use photography to impact the lives of others.  This interview is with MaryBeth Jackson, founder of The Viewfinder Project, a nonprofit organization that provides a curriculum to anyone wanting to teach photography and create change makers.  We discuss how her ideas have been used all over the world and hope this converstion will help plant seeds for others wanting to make a difference.  Find out more about The Viewfinder Project at www.theviewfinderproject.org    

Mar 20 2015

29mins

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Rank #10: ToP #0142: Joy of Marketing w/ Sarah Petty - Branding

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How is does YOUR BRAND reflect YOUR BUSINESS?  Not sure what it means to "brand your business?"  In this episode, I talk with Sarah Petty - photographer, marketing guru, and New York Times best selling author.  This interview is just a peek into what it means to have a brand for your photography business.  To find out more, go to http://www.joyofmarketing.com and be sure to check out her FREE resource for our listeners at http://www.joyofmarketing.com/click

You can also check out her best selling book Worth Every Penny: Small Business Marketing Help here.

Oct 19 2015

25mins

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Rank #11: ToP #0123: Copycat or Compliment?

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What would you do if you saw a picture you took, but it wasn't a picture you took?  What if you found out someone was copying your photography and profiting from it financially?  Sound confusing?  In this episode I talk with creative portraiture, Joel Robison, and his recent experience.  Check out the article here and follow him on Facebook here!

May 09 2015

39mins

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Rank #12: ToP #0127: Travel Photography

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It's that time of year here in the U.S.  Photographers and families are traveling on vacation.  In this episode, John Bragg and I share some of our stories and tips on travel photography.  You can check out some of my travel pictures at www.brianmcguckin.com and John's pictures from Europe at www.europefineartphotos.com Also, check out more of John's work at http://www.johnbragg.com

Jun 14 2015

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Rank #13: ToP #0139: From Photographer to Gallery Artist

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Many of us dream about having our photography on display in a gallery somewhere.  Anyone who has work displayed had to start somewhere.  In this episode I speak with Kara Lane, author of "From Photographer to Gallery Artist."  Kara gives us a peek into her book sharing tips, recommendations, and resources for how photographers can make this dream a reality.  

Sep 29 2015

56mins

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Rank #14: ToP #0137: Street Photography w/ Andre Wagner

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Although photojournalist have been doing it for years, there seems to be a growing interest lately in street photography.  So many questions arise: How do you do it tactfully?  What gear do you use?  How do you avoid looking like a "creeper" or "stalker?"  

In this episode, I talk with black and white street photographer Andre Wagner about what it's like to be a street photographer in New York and how he goes about capturing just the right moment in just the right way.

Follow Andre on Instagram @photodre

Follow me on Instagram @brianmcguckin to participate in a camera bag giveaway!

Don't forget to join the Thoughts On Photography Podcast group in Facebook to share YOUR thoughts on photography.

Aug 30 2015

55mins

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Rank #15: ToP #0125: Wedding Workflow

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With wedding season taking off, many photographers are too intimidated to shoot them. In this episode, I talk with Erica Kay about her workflow to help give photographers a glimpse of wedding photography.  

To find out more about traveling to China with the Improve Photography Network and how you can be there with us go to www.improvephotography.com/china

Jun 01 2015

52mins

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Rank #16: ToP #0126: Photographer Discrimination

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Photographers are being discriminated against because of their professional quality gear - at least that's what this episode's guest believes.  On this episode I speak with professional photographer, Jason Lanier, about why he believes many photographers are being discrimanted against.  Check out his youtube video of two different situations where he is questioned by security.  See more of Jason's work at...

https://instagram.com/jasonlanierphotography

https://www.facebook.com/jasonlanierphotography

http://www.jasonlanierworkshops.com

Jun 08 2015

41mins

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Rank #17: ToP #0131: Wildlife Photography with Juan Pons

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Lately I've had a hard time believing some of the images I've seen that have gone viral with an animal riding on another animal's backs.  Wildlife photographer, Juan Pons, claims it's more common than one would think.  In this episode I invited Juan Pons back on to share with us a little bit about the ins and outs of wildlife photography and how it doesn't take the most expensive gear to do it.    

Jul 19 2015

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Rank #18: ToP #0122: Wedding Planners

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With wedding season kicking off, one of the most important aspects of wedding photography is having relationships with wedding planners.  In this episode I talk with wedding planner Monica Richard of Mon Amie Events Inc. about how photographers can build those relationships and the importance of working together as a team with other vendors.

Also, be sure to check out Improve Photography's Lightroom Preset Sale lasting only three days (May 4th-6th, 2015) as mentioned in the podcast.  

May 02 2015

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Rank #19: ToP #0140: NFL Photography with Jeff Lewis

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Are you ready for some football?!?!  It's (American) football season here in the United States and if you're a photographer and you like football, this episode is for you!  In this episode, I talk with Jeff Lewis NFL photographer based out of California.  Jeff and I both love football and photography, so we get a little carried away at times.  You'll definitely learn some great tips and learn what it's like on the sidelines of a NFL game.

Oct 05 2015

1hr 13mins

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Rank #20: ToP #0129: Choosing Workshops with Juan Pons

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One of the best ways to improve our photography skills is to attend a workshop.  With so many photographers out there hosting their own workshops, we have to be cautious about who and where we invest our money.  In this episode, I speak with Juan Pons (wildlife photographer and host of The Digital Photo Experience podcast) about what we need to consider when choosing a workshop to attend.  Find out more about Juan at www.juanpons.org 

Jul 08 2015

51mins

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