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podcast interview w/ Full Time Photographer podcast blog

John Rossi who maintains the Full Time Photographer website, interviewed me for the latest podcast on his site. As the name of his website would suggest, the theme of the interview was centered around business advice, and how I got started with my photography career.

When people ask me what kind of photography I do, I find it hard to describe these days exactly what it is that I do. My career as a photographer has moved away from purely shooting weddings and portraits. With the books and workshops as well as the Tangents blog, the photography work has expanded. A year ago I got my studio space, and now I offer it as a rental photo studio to other photographers. Commercial photography, Corporate photography and Headshots have been added to the mix of work that I do. I was even able to sell some of my Time-Lapse clips that I’ve shot. So it’s really a mixed bag at the moment. This diversity of course helps to keep it fresh and non-routine.

And this is part of what I discuss during this long rambling conversation – how I started, and where I am now. It’s been quite a journey. Along with the podcast with Steven Cotterell, this podcast interview takes it further than just a discussion of flash photography and lighting, into something else which is perhaps more informative in its own way.

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Photography podcast – my interview on Photography 121

Stephen Cotterell, a photographer in the UK, visited New York a few weeks ago –  and he graciously made the detour to New Jersey to visit me and interview me for his Photography 121 podcast.

What makes this podcast interview different than others I have done, is that there was no theme here. Usually a podcast interview would center on something specific like flash photography.
With this interview however, Stephen’s questions were more freeform, and it was the first time I’ve really talked about where I come from as a photographer. How my career started, and how it is progressed, and where I’d like to see it head towards.

And as always, I went off on various tangents and down various side-streets during this interview.

The full 90 minute interview can be found on iTunes.
(Or search for Photography 121 in the podcasts section.)

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podcast with Ed Verosky – wedding photography tips

Over the weekend, Ed Verosky did an interview with me for his latest podcast.
The topic is wedding photography tips.

It’s nearly half-an-hour of me motor-mouthing it on various wedding photography related items. Not only does it sound like I am in a rush, I sound serious too!

There is one “typo” that I picked up listening to it now. At one point I mention the “first 30 books” on photography. What I meant to say was, the basics covered in the first 30 pages of any good introductory book on photography. I’m sure there are other moments that I fluffed it. No luxury of back-spacing and changing what was said!

I hope everyone enjoys the podcast. Let’s hear some comments!

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I felt quite flattered when Kerry Garrison asked me to do an interview for his cameradojo podcast.  Especially so since I was following in the footsteps of Scott Robert Lim, David Ziser and Syl Arena. My interview - taking your flash to the next level is the conclusion in the cameradojo series dealing with flash photography and lighting.

You can listen to the interview on the web, or on iTunes.

And if anyone has questions .. you know how to find me. :)

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Gavin Seim is the host of a weekly podcast on various photography topics – The Pro Photography Show – and for his show last week (episode #9) he had kindly invited me as the guest host. The topics mostly centered around the web pages on the neilvn website where I explain various techniques to improve flash photography. Gavin, thanks! It was an interesting experience. :)

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