fiddle leaf photography
Dec 7, 2016
Last week I shared with you my favourite general-interest podcasts, but I often end up talking to other creatives and photographers about business podcasts, so I thought I’d share my favourite photography and business podcasts too! In no particular order, here are the ones I listen to weekly.
The Epic Podcast
From photographers Sam Hurd and Nathan Mitchell, this one took me a while to get in to, but now I listen religiously to whatever Sam and Nathan are talking about. The podcast itself is really casual, which is something that’s really appealing as I find more and more podcasts are getting too serious. This is more like sitting in their living room listening to them break down a wedding they shot last week. Plus, these guys know their stuff and have a tonne of experience, so I come away from each episode learning at least one new thing (usually more).
Favourite episodes: The one about backing up had my head spinning, but I’ve referred back to it a few times now and have suggested it to other photographers too when I get asked questions about working mobile. I also really like when they get specific about gear. Being a D750 shooter, I really enjoyed the full episode dedicated to the D750, and just this week they’ve started a series on lenses. Think you can’t listen to a half hour about the 50mm? I bet you totally can! I did just that this morning.
Raise Your Hand And Say Yes with Tiffany Han
Ok, so I’ll be honest…I started listening to this podcast because I like the name. I totally want to raise my hand and say yes! Don’t you? But, I’ve stuck with it because I like the variety of guests that Tiffany invites on. Creatives from all areas ranging from card designers to wellness coaches to writers. All guests are women who are working their way through running a business and trying to stay sane while doing it.
Favourite episodes: The Grace Bonney episode was really good – but, I’ve also been a fan of Design Sponge for years, so hearing a bit of behind the scenes was so good! I also really enjoyed the solo episode on making bold moves. Bold moves are so important in business and I’m cooking up some bold moves of my own this coming year.
The Six Figure Photography Podcast
I stumbled upon the Six Figure Photography website more than a year ago and was happy when Ben started a podcast to accompany it. The episodes are primarily business focused, each featuring a different guest who talk about his/her own journey and business model. I do find that some of the guests have already made the podcast circuit and I’ve heard them before, but it’s still often worth the listen as Ben doesn’t let guests off the hook very easily and will continue to dig until questions are answered. Also, it can get a bit salesy – especially from the guests – but for me, the value is still there, even if I often have to skip through sales pitches (the podcast is free after all!).
Favourite episode: 20 simple tips to take better control on a wedding day. This might not be an obvious choice since I’m not a wedding photog, but I came away with so many thoughts on how to control situations and how to communicate better. Worth the listen.
Having loved the book Girlboss, the podcast was an obvious choice to add to my subscriptions. Sophia Amoruso chats each week with different girl bosses who talk about their journey from their first job through to where they are now (which is often in some pretty cool places!). The show used to start with banter between Sophia and her friend Liz Carey, which was by far my favourite part of the show and often had me laughing out loud. Unfortunately the newer episodes don’t have the chatting, so if you like the show, I recommend digging back into the archives to listen to some of the older stuff.
Favourite episodes: Alyssa Mastromonaco, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama (because I’m a politics nerd!) and Gregg Renfrew, CEO of BeautyCounter (because there is a lot of talk about work/motherhood balance).
There we go! How about you? Any favourite podcasts? Ones that I should add to my weekly play-list? I’d love to hear about them. Leave a comment below and let me know.
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