We’re not ones to watch movies while culling or editing, and we spend quite a bit of time doing both because we take thousands upon thousands of images each time we shoot a wedding, and deliver around a thousand images which we edit ourselves. And, since editing throughout the still of the night can bring about fits of paranoia, occasional fret, and, at times, the brink of insanity, a podcast can be a welcome late-night friend. So we like to mix some in while listening to punk rock music and taking power naps, helping our children, or waking each other up because we fell asleep while sitting up again.
Well, let’s get to it! Here are five of our favorite podcasts lately, which will undoubedtly assist you during those late night hours of editing or even on your next road trip or flight . . . in no particular.
1. THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – SPROUTING PHOTOGRAPHER PODCAST
Sponsored by Sprout Studio and hosted by the CEO of Sprout Studio, Bryan Caporicci, The Business of Photography – Sprouting Photographer Podcast, is an “iTunes Best of 2014” podcast and has tens of thousands of downloads per month. Rightly so too because it’s all good, useful, and entertaining information. The topics covered range from accounting and bookkeeping to blogging, pricing, and relationship skills. You can even check out SRL Lounge’s own Pye Jirsa and Justin Lin on Episodes 200 and 225, respectively: iTunes link.
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2. The Hashtagged Podcast
The Hashtagged Podcast is hosted by Jordan Powers, an interiors and architectural photographer from Minnesota. He interviews interesting Istagrammers, and there’s a good range too, from fashion to fine art to travel, etc. You can learn all about Jordan on Episode 50, and his IG feed is pretty rad too!
3. The History of Photography Podcast
We forgot how we happened upon this one, but it’s really cool. You have to like history though because what you get is Jeff Curto‘s class lectures from his photography course at College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA). Check it out here: The History of Photography Podcast, and here’s a link to the live class sessions: Link. We should also mention that Curto is an Apple Distinguished Educator and leads photography workshops in Italy. It’s kinda crazy it’s for free!
4. THE EPIC PODCAST
The Epic Podcast is legit, and we heart the heck out of it. Sam Hurd (one of SLR Lounge’s 100 Best Wedding Photographers in the U.S. and Canada) and wedding photographer Nathan Mitchell chat about photography, music, other stuff, and life in general. It’s kind of like you’re just chillin’ with them, chattin’ at a coffee shop.
Check, in particular, Episode 12, “The One Live from a Wedding.” Good freakin’ stuff. For real.
5. Way Up North
Way Up North is a photography conference that’s quite literally “way up north.” This year it’s going down in Stockholm, Sweden in October and features a legit crew of photographers: Benj Haisch, Erika Gerdemark, Forged in the North, and We are the Parsons, to name a few. One really rad bonus-type aspect of the conference is that they interview the presenters so that participants can get to know them better; here are the interviews for 2016 (so far): Way Up North Podcast.
Bonus: Great Big Photography World Podcast (Editor’s Update)
In Great Big Photography World, portrait photographer, Taya Iv, takes you into the world of photography, interviewing with notable photographers in the industry on a variety of important and inspirational topics. They’ll also throw in interviews with cinematographers, community directors, and other visual artists.
“We believe that there’s no limit to inspiration and that it can be found in the unlikeliest of places. This is why we embrace all types of photography and art to provide you with the motivation you deserve.”
We recommend the “Great Big Photography World” podcast if you’re passionate about photography, no matter the level of photography or the genre that you specialize in.
And in Conclusion . . .
What are some of your favorite podcasts? Or do you have some favorite podcast episodes you’d care to share with the SLR Lounge community? Link them below!
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Editor’s update on 11/09/2020 to include the bonus section.