Archive for the Interviews Category

49: Niada Cradle on Planting Seeds For Your Business!

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   In Niada’s words: With my husband, Corey, and girls (Jamari and Amaya) we documented our life events. Our love of Photography keeps us on trails less traveled than most across the Carolinas.  As self taught Photographers, this vision has allowed us

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47: Pricing With Joy Vertz, Photographer and Coach

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Get Joy’s FREE course on pricing your photography at HowToPricePhotos.com! Joy’s photography experience starts more than a dozen years ago. From a one-person shop run out of her basement, Joy has grown her studio into two locations, where she and her staff

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45: Alex Alexander, Being Persistent and Beating Fear

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Alex Alexander Photography was created in 1980, where he excelled in fashion, editorial, lifestyle, still life and catalogue photography which continues to this day. Alex has become known for his strong sense of design, one of his major strengths is being able

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43: Marc Silber, Founder of Advancing Your Photography

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Marc Silber began taking black & white photographs at the legendary Peninsula School, avidly learning composition and darkroom skills. He seemed to always have a still or movie camera in his hands. On a parallel path, Marc began instructing in his early

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41: Jeffrey Shaw: Photographer, Speaker, and Coach

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Jeffrey is a business coach, host of Creative Warriors podcast, speaker, and photographer. He works with entrepreneurs who are in business marketing themselves and their talents. Jeffrey’s core message is when an entrepreneur is marketing themselves, they must have a clear direction,

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39: Ken Kaminesky, Veteran Travel Photographer

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Ken Kaminesky is a veteran commercial travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, Zeiss lens Ambassador, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur with decades of experience in the photography industry. His work has been featured worldwide in numerous commercial and editorial publications, including the New York

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37: Eleanor Bennett: Taking Initiative and Making It Happen!

Eleanor Bennett

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Meet Eleanor Leonne Bennett, an internationally recognized photographer at age 19. She specializes in fine art photography as well as contemporary art. Eleanor also has a multitude of experience in photographing cityscapes, architecture and the natural world. She is the CIWEM Young

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35: Trey Ratcliff, Travel Photography Guru

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: In the words of Trey: “I’m best known for…StuckInCustoms.com, which has become the #1 Travel Photography Blog on the Internet. I started early with the sharing. Google has tracked billions of views, which is mind-boggling to me! At least a few of

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31: World Traveler Gary Arndt

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Gary Arndt is an award-winning blogger and travel photographer who has been traveling around the world non-stop since 2007. His travels have taken him to over 140 countries and territories and has earned membership in the elite Traveler’s Century Club. He has

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30: Varina and Jay Patel, Nature Photography Duo

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Varina and Jay Patel are wilderness and nature photographers, prolific writers, and highly-regarded photography instructors. Along with her husband, Jay, Varina has written a series of eBooks and recorded a collection of video courses on a wide range of topics pertaining

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29: Frederick Van Johnson, Photographer, Marketer and Speaker

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Meet Frederick van Johnson: Photographer, Marketer, and Speaker. He’s been shooting professionally since 1989, and is also the host of a popular podcast, This Week in Photo, also known as TWIP. The art of marketing is near and dear to his

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28: Don Giannatti, Photographer and Designer

 LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Meet creative mind, Don Giannatti. He has been a commercial photographer, a musician, a teacher, an author, and a designer. Talk about a unique group of specialties! He loves jazz and classical music, taking roadtrips, hiking, extensive travel, Mexican food, and

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27: Wes Eisenhauer, Photographer and Musician

 LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Wes Eisenhauer is a photographer, musician and artist residing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has spent the last decade touring in his band, which ultimately led him to pick up a camera in 2012 and pursue photography full time. In

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24: Wildlife and Nature Photography with Laurie Excell

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Meet Laurie Excell, an award-winning, professional nature and wildlife photographer. Her love affair with the camera began at the age of ten when her father handed her an old, beat up Pentax Spotmatic to occupy her attention and keep her out

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23: Mike Moats: Award-Winning Professional Macro Photographer

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Meet Mike Moats, an award-winning, professional macro photographer. His articles and images have been published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, and Natures Best Magazine’s, just to name a couple (and there are many more!). He’s won numerous local and international awards, and

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22: Photography, Conservation and Storytelling with Michele Westmorland

Freelance Photographer: Underwater, Conservation, Storytelling, and Commercial Assignments! LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Michele Westmorland is a freelance photographer with a range of skills, including worldwide travel, lifestyle, and underwater photography. Her years of diving have led Michele to being an active proponent of marine conservation

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21: Interview With Photographer and Artist Charr Crail

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Charr Crail has been working professionally for 25 years, and is based out of California. She has spent the better part of her career as a photojournalist, specializing in editorial, portraiture, digital illustration and commercial/corporate work. Her work has been published

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Episode 20: Interview With Lewis Kemper

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 30 years. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books,

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Episode 19: Interview With Karen Hutton

Photographer, Writer, Host, and Purveyor of Awesomeness! LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Today we chat with Karen Hutton: photographer, writer, host, and purveyor of awesomeness. I’ll let her take it away in her own words: “My world is a big ball of photographic, voiceover and content creational

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Episode 18: Interview With Nicole S. Young

Professional Photographer and Author LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Today we chat with Nicole S. Young, full-time photographer and author. Her specialties are food and landscape photography, and she also runs an online store focusing on post processing tools, along with her own self published eBooks. She

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Episode 17: Interview With Charlie Borland

Award Winning Professional Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Charlie Borland has been a commercial photographer for over 30 years. Based in Oregon, he shoots locally and nationally and has traveled extensively for a wide range of clients, some of which include: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu,

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Episode 16: Interview With Rosh Sillars

Photographer and Digital Marketing Guru LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Rosh Sillars is the director of social media at Synectics Media and owner of the commercial photography firm The Rosh Group, Inc. He is an instructor at two universities and the author of four books on

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Episode 15: Interview With Tafari Stevenson-Howard

Fashion, Portrait, and Wedding Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   We’ll let Tafari take it away: “I am a Detroit raised, Ypsilanti, MI based photographer with deep creative roots and a vision for the future. As a natural artist, photography became an easily integrated component of

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Episode 14: Interview With Jenn Bondy

Inspired Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Jennifer Bondy is currently a senior studying photography at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She enjoys creating photographs of all kinds, and she is constantly drawing inspiration from the beautiful people and environments that surround her. She

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Episode 13: Interview With Elise Shively

Live Concert and Portrait Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Elise Shively is a 24 year old photographer from Detroit, MI now living in Los Angeles, CA. Best known for her photos of live concerts and portraits, she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from

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Episode 12: Interview With Mary Brown

Wedding, Portrait, and Event Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Mary Brown, also known as Mary B., specializes in wedding, portrait and event photography. Her photographic style reflects her training as an artist, graphic designer and art director. Before turning to photography full-time in 2011, Mary was

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Episode 11: Interview With George Clarence

Wedding, Event, Fashion, and Landscape Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: George C. Mitchell, Jr., George Clarence, is a native of Michigan and still makes his home there. A graphic designer and photographer for more than 10 years, his passion is communicating with people and creating powerful,

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Episode 10: Part 2 of Interview With Chris Fry

Photographer and Photoshop Guru LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Part 2 Photographer and Photoshop Guru Chris Fry is 24 and from Michigan. He recently graduated the College For Creative Studies and entered into the working world. He graduated with a degree specializing in photography with a focus

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Episode 9: Part 1 of Interview With Chris Fry

Photographer and Photoshop Guru LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Part 1 Photographer and Photoshop Guru Chris Fry is 24 and from Michigan. He recently graduated the College For Creative Studies and entered into the working world. He graduated with a degree specializing in photography with a focus

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Episode 8: Part 2 of Interview With Bernie Raffe

Award winning portrait & wedding photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Part 2 Bernie is a portrait and ex-wedding photographer based in Bedfordshire UK, and has been passionate about photography ever since his parents bought him his first camera when he was just 11 years old (a

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Episode 7: Part 1 of Interview With Bernie Raffe

Award winning portrait & wedding photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Part 1 Bernie is a portrait and former wedding photographer based in Bedfordshire UK, and has been passionate about photography ever since his parents bought him his first camera when he was just 11 years old

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Episode 6: Interview With Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Scott Wyden Kivowitz: Photographer, Blogger & Educator LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Scott Wyden Kivowitz is the Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati. Scott is a photographer, blogger and educator who runs a freelance photography business in New Jersey. I want to give a huge thank you

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Episode 5: Interview With Christine Lee Smith

Professional Photographer & Instructor LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: In 2006, Christine and her husband opened a wedding and portrait business based on her classic and emotional style. As she worked with other photographers Christine found a passion for teaching photography in 2007. She specializes in communicating

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Episode 4: Part 2 of Interview With Damien Franco

Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist (with a Photography Past) PART 2: LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Past Owner of a Successful Photography Studio, and Current Content Creator & Social Media Management Specialist. Damien started a blog called YourPhotoTips in his spare time in 2008 (it has

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Episode 3: Part 1 of Interview With Damien Franco

Pro Photographer Interview Series: Episode 3 Part 1 of Damien Franco: Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist (with a Photography Past) Part 1: LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Past Owner of a Successful Photography Studio, and Current Content Creator & Social Media Management Specialist. Damien started

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Episode 2: Interview with Philip Ebiner

Philip Ebiner: Video Maker, Photographer, World Explorer, Creator of  VideoSchoolOnline.com LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Phil’s entire life has been involved in education as either a student, tutor, or online instructor. Half of his life has been entranced in photography and video. He prides himself on being

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Episode 1: Interview with Ken Schultz

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Ken is the creator of the EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course. He set up a blog on digital photography in December 2010 and helped hundreds of new DSLR buyers with an eBook, “Digital SLR Buyer’s Guide.” After many questions from new DSLR buyers,

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