Rank #1: ToP #0050: Looking at Photographs
Jan 21 2009
Rank #2: ToP #0046: Howard Zehr and 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
Dec 07 2008
Rank #3: ToP #0132: Beginning Photographer Struggles
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
Rank #4: ToP #0079: Project Without End
Sep 18 2009
Rank #5: ToP #0141: Learning Photography - Intro
How do you learn photography? Do you learn best when someone is there to walk you through and explain everything? Or do you learn best experimenting and working through struggles on your own? Or maybe you spend your time learning online through courses such as ImprovePhotography.com and Photography Start.
In this episode Dan Helrigel (Photography Chair at Indianapolis Art Center) and I explore learning photography and the different possibilities. This episode birthed the idea of staring a series on "Learning Photography" and the different options we have as learners. Enjoy this show and stay tuned for more on this topic!
Oct 12 2015
Rank #6: ToP #0127: Travel Photography
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
Rank #7: ToP #0136: Black and White Photography
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!
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Aug 23 2015
Rank #8: ToP #0138: Personal Passion Projects
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
Rank #9: ToP #0139: From Photographer to Gallery Artist
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
Rank #10: ToP #0092: The Costs of Getting Discovered
In this podcast I outline some of the costs of getting exposure for your work through juried photographic exhibitions, portfolio reviews, and promotional materials.
Feb 20 2010
Rank #11: ToP #0142: Joy of Marketing w/ Sarah Petty - Branding
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
Rank #12: ToP #0131: Wildlife Photography with Juan Pons
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
Rank #13: ToP #0137: Street Photography w/ Andre Wagner
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.
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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
Rank #14: ToP #0129: Choosing Workshops with Juan Pons
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
Rank #15: ToP #0087: Interview with Eliza Lamb
Dec 09 2009
Rank #16: ToP #0140: NFL Photography with Jeff Lewis
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
Rank #17: ToP #0088: What's Stopping You Now?
Dec 26 2009
Rank #18: ToP #0076: Interview with Liz Kuball
Southern California. She began photographing in 2006 and since then has been
exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, and Detroit. Her work has appeared online
in the Humble Arts Foundation group show, FILE Magazine, and Flak Photo. In
2009, Liz was selected by the Humble Arts Foundation for inclusion in the
Collector's Guide to Emerging Art Photography. Liz"s most recent and on-going
body of work called "California Vernacular” is a perfect example of the social
landscape. Whether the photos are taken in the city, the suburb, or a rural
place, Liz manages to capture the essence of our human existence in the natural
environment. The result is sometimes poignant, sometimes whimsical but always
Aug 25 2009
Rank #19: ToP #0077: Ideas vs. Projects
Sep 14 2009
Rank #20: ToP #0089: Favorite Photo Books of 2009
Dec 29 2009