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The Nerdy Photographer Podcast

Photographer Casey Fatchett explores the photography lifestyle as well as business and technical photography tips, all with a healthy dose of humor and nerdiness. Reviews say "I love this podcast more than any podcast I have heard in years." and "This podcast is one not to miss!"

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088 - Photographers as Content Creators
Over the last few years it has become more and more important for photographers to be "content creators" in addition to taking still images. You are probably thinking, "Haven't we always been creating content because we are taking pictures?" What I am talking about is photographers as content creators in the sense of having to put together behind the scenes videos or funny reels or TikToks just to get noticed online these days. I can post a still image shot and it will barely reach 10% of my followers on any platform. When I post a video or reel, the analytics are off the charts. If you're trying to reach new people or even just the people who already follow you, you have to be more of a content creator than just a still photographer. About My Guest Jared Poirier is a Lifestyle & Real Estate Photographer based in Toronto, Canada. On his weekly podcast Photography Friends, he and his special guests provide tips & stories from their photography careers. You can listen to the Photography Friends podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or just search for it on your favorite podcast platform. You can also keep up with the Photography Friends on Instagram as well. Episode Promos: Siteground Web Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Audible 30 Day Trial - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/audible How Do You Feel About Photographers Also Needing To Be Content Creators? Are you frustrated? Not sure how to keep up with the constant need to be producing new content? Have any tips for other photographers on how to adapt to this new world of being a photographer? Let us know on social media - links below! Get Social With Us! Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto Facebook - https://facebook.com/NerdyPhotographer Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/thenerdyphoto YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnu3nmWrFq4d_sffbChNzoA Support the Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform - https://nerdyphotographer.com/podcast/ Use our affiliate link - https://amzn.to/3DGrH96 Get Merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer Shop Our Store - https://nerdyphotographer.com/shop/ About the Host Casey Fatchett has been creating timeless images for his clients for more than twenty years. From weddings to corporate events and headshots to unposed portraits and fine art landscape images, Casey's work has been published around the globe and garnered dozens of awards from both his clients and his peers. Follow Casey's photography work on Instagram - https://instagram.com/caseyfphoto Casey's wedding photography portfolio - https://fatchett.com Casey's corporate photography and private client photography portfolio - https://caseyfatchettphotography.com
52:36 09/29/2022
087 - Photographers Taking Advantage
Have you noticed that more and more photographers are taking advantage of their peers these days? From desperately shilling their own products to trying to get other photographers to sign over their images for commercial use, this type of behavior has become more and more prevalent. In this episode, I talk with Steven Van Elk from the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast about this unsettling trend. About My Guest Steven Van Elk is a wedding photographer and one half of the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast. “The Wedding Photo Hangover is the finest in phototainment. We are an irreverent look at photography. The podcast and blog are designed to give photographers a place to decompress and laugh at the horrors of running their own small businesses before the stress wholly crushes them. We also have a corresponding Facebook group for photographers to find support, share funny stories, and get help from other photographers.” Episode Promos: Siteground Web Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Audible 30 Day Trial - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/audible Get Social With Us! Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto Facebook - https://facebook.com/NerdyPhotographer Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/thenerdyphoto YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnu3nmWrFq4d_sffbChNzoA Support the Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform - https://nerdyphotographer.com/podcast/ Use our affiliate link - https://amzn.to/3DGrH96 Get Merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer Shop Our Store - https://nerdyphotographer.com/shop/ About the Host Casey Fatchett has been creating timeless images for his clients for more than twenty years. From weddings to corporate events and headshots to unposed portraits and fine art landscape images, Casey's work has been published around the globe and garnered dozens of awards from both his clients and his peers. Follow Casey's photography work on Instagram - https://instagram.com/caseyfphoto Casey's wedding photography portfolio - https://fatchett.com Casey's corporate photography and private client photography portfolio - https://caseyfatchettphotography.com
54:39 09/15/2022
086 - Luxury Wedding Photography
What do you think of when you hear the words "luxury wedding photography"? I am pretty sure that what most photographers hear is "MORE MONEY!" However, there is a lot more that goes into being a part of the 'luxury market'. On this episode of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast, I sit down with award winning luxury wedding photographer, Leandro Da Silva to discuss what it really means to be in the luxury wedding business, as well as finding your own personal style and how your branding needs to fit the business you are trying to attract. Episode Promos: Siteground Web Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground "Let's Be Real" Unposed Photography Prompts - https://nerdyphotographer.com/lets-be-real/ Get Social With Us! Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto Facebook - https://facebook.com/NerdyPhotographer Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/thenerdyphoto YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnu3nmWrFq4d_sffbChNzoA Support the Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform - https://nerdyphotographer.com/podcast/ Use our affiliate link - https://amzn.to/3DGrH96 Get Merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer Shop Our Store - https://nerdyphotographer.com/shop/ About Our Guest "My name is Leandro Da Silva and I love capturing the moment and it's emotion. I am an award-winning wedding and portrait photographer based in the NJ/NY area. I am known for creating dramatic and romantic photos. The composition, lighting and posing combined to create photos that you can be proud of hanging on your walls. “Epicness”, is a word that comes to mind when my couples reference my artwork. It’s not just a photo, it’s a “Masterpiece”. Leandro Da Silva Photography leandrodasilva.com I focus on both the smallest details, as well as, the grandest moments; captured and printed into beautiful masterpieces. I feel my work speaks volumes and my passion is shown through each client's assignment, as though you’re reliving those moments all over again. One of my commitments to each individual client is to consistently give you high quality work with a touch of perfection. I have won several awards from prestigious organizations, including WPPI. Which I have earned the title of Associate of WPPI in just two year of submitting. Please contact me for any additional information. I would love to get to know you!" Leandro Da Silva Photography leandrodasilva.com You can see more of Leandro's work on his website or over on his Instagram profile. About the Host Casey Fatchett has been creating timeless images for his clients for more than twenty years. From weddings to corporate events and headshots to unposed portraits and fine art landscape images, Casey's work has been published around the globe and garnered dozens of awards from both his clients and his peers. Follow Casey's photography work on Instagram - https://instagram.com/caseyfphoto Casey's wedding photography portfolio - https://fatchett.com Casey's corporate photography and private client photography portfolio - https://caseyfatchettphotography.com
81:39 09/01/2022
Nerdlet - Where Are the Original Artists?
I was recently watching a video about the lack of originality among artists on social media. Well, the fault lies partially with us but mostly with social media algorithms that feed us people who are great at marketing themselves instead of people who are very good at their art. I frequently see what I would refer to as mediocre art in lots of genres with hundreds of thousands, if not more, views because whoever is running the account knows how to market themselves. Or aggregator accounts that just post 'best of' pieces from a variety of artists. We have stopped allowing people to fail at their art. And while failure is not something I would encourage when you are applying your art commercially (e.g. when someone is paying you), it is important to your growth as an artist. Unfortunately, it seems like too many 'artists' are chasing followers and likes to take the risks that would help them discover their own unique voice. Get Social With Us! Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto Facebook - https://facebook.com/NerdyPhotographer Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/thenerdyphoto YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnu3nmWrFq4d_sffbChNzoA Support the Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform - https://nerdyphotographer.com/podcast/ Use our affiliate link - https://amzn.to/3DGrH96 Get Merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer Shop Our Store - https://nerdyphotographer.com/shop/
03:41 08/25/2022
Summer Hiatus
The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is taking a short Summer break. No worries! The show will be back at the end of August with new interview episodes, new Nerd Quests, and maybe even a few surprises. You might be wondering, "Why is the show going on hiatus? Is Casey going on vacation?" Absolutely not! It's the height of wedding season. I'm working! And I want to get a few episodes recorded so we can get back to a more regular release schedule and ensure that you get the high production quality that you are used to. In the meantime, take the chance to listen to some back episodes you may have missed. Leave some comments on social media about what topics you want to hear covered in the future or maybe some guests you would like me to interview! Follow along on social media: Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto TikTok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto Support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast And, if you're feeling especially generous and want to support the show, click the link below to find the many ways you can do that from buying me a drink to getting yourself some cool swag: https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/  
01:35 07/21/2022
085 - Brand Strategy
It can be very difficult for creative minded people like photographers to get their brains in "business mode." Folks like us are just used to thinking creatively.  So, when we need to create a brand strategy that differentiates us from the rest of the creatives out there so that our business can thrive, we may find ourselves unsure of what to do. Where do you even get started? Well, that's what this episode is about! Sit back and listen AND BE READY TO TAKE SOME NOTES. There is some homework at the end of this episode. Find the Nerdy Photographer on Social Media: Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto TikTok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnu3nmWrFq4d_sffbChNzoA Facebook - https://facebook.com/NerdyPhotographer Episode Promos This episode includes promotions for the following: Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts Audible Plus Premium Free Trial Crime Diner Podcast SpyHards Podcast About My Guest Founder of Mercurylab, Beth Taubner has been a Transformational Brand Strategist and Creative Director working with strategy and creative communications for over 20 years. Beth has developed a proprietary approach to branding using a combination of psychological, visual and analytic processes. Beth has developed a profound emotional branding process enabling clients to come to market with a focused blueprint for success, rooted in authenticity, consciousness and real-world success. Beth offers one-on-one consulting and coaching, and business consulting on strategic brand and creative development, communications, content creation, marketing and implementation worldwide. You can find Beth and Mercurylab on Instagram or at their website. Only When I Dream Fine Art Photography Exhibition Only When I Dream is a group exhibition curated by Beth Taubner and Andrew Coningsby. The exhibition is comprised of fine art photographs, original illustrations and one video and sound installation, all of which resonate with the exhibition topic. Artists exhibiting include renowned fine art photographers Morag Patterson, Ted Leeming, Claire Rosen, Gina Glover, multi-media artist Carol Sharp along with esteemed illustrators Sam Falconer and Martin O’Neill. Only When I Dream will stimulate the viewer as we ask them to go on a multiplicity of journeys with us. The Celtic, poet, theologian, and philosopher John O’Donohue spoke about “the invisible world” that is constantly intertwining what we are able to know, and see. This exhibition is about memories and dreams, real or fabricated. Dreaming can be moments that crystallize yearnings, ethereal and romantic. They can be stories that we conjure tied to memories from the past, or the imagined past, therefore nostalgic and informed by memory or longings. We might experience highly sensory and visual waking or sleeping dreams where the mind and imagination travel to distant lands, or just next door. Our dreams might conjure untamed places in the physical world we have been to and long to experience again. O’Donohue said that a dream is a sophisticated, imaginative text full of figures and drama that we send to ourselves. These concepts are explored through the multi-dimensional language and visual landscape of Only When I Dream. Only When I Dream will be on display at the Coningsby Gallery from August 30th until September 10th of 2022 from 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM. The gallery will be closed on September 4th. More information can be found at the gallery website - https://www.coningsbygallery.com/
84:11 07/07/2022
084 - You Can't Win Them All
It's a solo episode! That's right, it's just your host Casey on this one. Recording has been difficult with wedding season in full swing and my neighbors having a lot of jackhammering done for the last month, but I wanted to share some recent experiences with you that I think could be useful. And if I can help one person reach this point in their life or career without taking as much time as I did, then this entire podcast will be worth it. Be sure to subscribe and leave a review! What did you think of this episode? Did it help you? Let me know on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
18:53 06/24/2022
Nerd Quests: Star Wars
Why do I love Star Wars so much? More importantly, why do I love some parts of Star Wars more than others? Seriously, folks, this is a question for the ages. I've been a fan of Star Wars for my entire life...and that's not a short amount of time. To delve into this question and help me on my quest, Lauren and Matt from Hops Geek News - click here to check out their awesome podcast -  come along for the ride, challenging me along the way to rethink my opinions. Will I change my mind about the prequels? Will I change their minds about The Last Jedi? Will someone tell me why The Book of Boba Fett was The Mandalorian Season 2.5?!? Tune in to find out!
60:16 06/09/2022
083 - Get Creative (with Jonny Edward)
Sometimes it can feel difficult to get creative in your photography. Luckily for you, I sat down with fashion and portrait photographer Jonny Edward on this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast to discuss overcoming barriers to our creativity, including those self imposed hurdles, so that we can free up some creative space to help others as well. It's really a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it. About My Guest Jonny Edward is an internationally renowned fashion and editorial-portrait photographer, art director, and creative educator. They seek to empower expression and impel individuality in all they do and create. As an ardent advocate for artistic authenticity and creative community, Jonny's mission is to foster the constructs of community over competition and artists supporting artists, leading from love and gratitude, rooted in the notion that the only thing more powerful than destruction is creation.  You can also find Jonny @jonnycreative on Instagram or at JonnyEdward.com Episode Promos: Siteground Web Hosting ODPH Podcast Nerdy PHotographer Merchandise! Nerdy Photographer Photography Contract Templates What Did You Think of the Episode? Did you enjoy the conversation? Will it help you get creative in the future? Head over to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tell me how the episode impacted you. Personally, this was one of my favorite conversations I have had on this podcast.
53:47 05/19/2022
Nerd Quests: Dune
THE WORM IS THE SPICE. THE SPICE IS THE WORM! Why am I the nerd that I am? What does it take for a nerdy topic to make me emphatic in my feelings about it? Why does Coke taste so much better than Pepsi? These are just some of the questions we will tackle in NERD QUESTS, a new Nerdy Photographer Podcast series exploring topics near and dear to my nerdy little heart. On this episode, I sit down with Jim from the Film Rage Podcast to talk about Dune. Not just the recent film production, or the 1980s David Lynch film, but all iterations of Frank Herbert's science fiction classic. Check out the Film Rage Website - https://www.filmrageyyc.com/ And support the Nerdy Photographer and future Nerd Quests by following along on social media: Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto TikTok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Hit me with your favorite Dune quote or aspect of the Dune universe and let's keep the quest going!
66:06 05/05/2022
082 - Full Circle with Leighton DaCosta
On this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, friend of the show Leighton DaCosta returns to talk about his recent trip to WPPI, hats, why he didn't like The Batman, and coming full circle as a photographer. This is Leighton's fifth time on the podcast. You may remember our discussions about hiring other photographers to work for you, racism in the photo industry, or arguing about the best fictional photographers. Much like our previous discussions, we cover a lot of ground, including why he didn't like The Batman, how much we're both looking forward to Top Gun: Maverick, and setting goals. However, we spend most of our time focusing on coming full circle as a photographer. What does that mean? You will have to listen and find out! Episode Promos This episode includes promos for the following: The Spy Hards Podcast Crime Diner Podcast Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts Nerdy Photographer Photography Contract Templates Support the Podcast Leave reviews! Reviews help so much. You can leave reviews for the Nerdy Photographer on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, and GoodPods (those last two you can rate and review individual episodes) Tell people about The Nerdy Photographer Podcast! Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Follow @thenerdyphoto on TikTok Grab yourself some photography merchandise like t-shirts, mugs, and stickers! ABOUT MY GUEST Leighton DaCosta, or “LD” as many know him by, is a Wedding and Fine Art Portrait Photographer based in Southern California. He started his photography business more than 15 years ago while serving in the Navy. Due to the military requirements, he learned to make his studio “interstate mobile” as he has operated for extended periods in Virginia, Florida, Utah, Georgia, South Carolina, and California. He’s conducted photo assignments in exotic and remote places such as Dubai, Jamaica, and Aruba; as well as several years flying over Afghanistan. When not creating content of his own, Leighton diligently works at educating photographers and others in the industry in not only content creation but also in business practices geared for the creative. You can check out Leighton’s website at LeightonD.com, and follow along with him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
84:16 04/21/2022
Happy Birthday
We're celebrating the 3rd birthday of The Nerdy Photographer website and the not 3rd birthday of me, the actual nerdy photographer. I'm discussing the current state of the podcast, what I learned from a recent incredible film that I watched, and a new type of episode I would like to add to the podcast. Are you ready to join me on these new adventures? Follow along with the Nerdy Photographer on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok between episodes! You are? Good! You can also follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok
05:01 04/14/2022
New Reviews
I'm taking a moment to read some of the new reviews The Nerdy Photographer Podcast has received recently. Who knows, maybe, if you leave a review, you might hear it on a future episode! Where can you leave a review? Well, head over to https://nerdyphotographer.com/podcast You can leave reviews and ratings on Apple Podcast, Podchaser, and GoodPods among others. Oh, and tell your friends about the show. They will thank you for doing it!
02:15 03/24/2022
081 - Toy Photography
I've always been fascinated by toys and collecting. My comic book collection, my growing Funko collection, but, most of all, I had a huge collection of action figures. Setting up the figures to tell stories was so engrossing. It's strange that I haven't gotten into toy photography, right? Well, it has interested me but I've never fully committed. In this episode, I interview toy photographer Anthony Mattea whose collection of toy photography makes me extremely jealous. Seriously, go check out his work. The X-Men Sentinel shots and Juggernaut...*chef kiss* Episode Promos Siteground Web Hosting Nerdy Photographer Merchandise For Nerds By Nerds Podcast Nerd Alternative Podcast Support the Podcast Want to help out the Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Leave reviews! Tell your family, friends, and possibly even your enemies that you want to turn into friends about this podcast Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Follow @thenerdyphoto on TikTok – the TikTok account is blowing up at the moment! Join the Nerdy Photographer Facebook group Follow @thenerdyphoto on Twitter Improve your business with photography resources from our store Are you into more monetary gifts for podcasts you love? Go to our support page. About My Guest My name is Anthony Mattea. I live in the California bay area. I have always loved photography but 4 years ago I decided to pursue it on a more professional basis. I started out with wildlife photography and then lockdown happened. My love for comics and movies naturally led me to toy photography. It's opened up a whole new world of creative possibilities. See Anthony's work on his Instagram and TikTok accounts. Are you still reading? You should definitely leave a review! See you next time. Or hear you? Whatever the term is...
34:05 03/17/2022
080 - Weird Photoshop Requests [w/ Filters Removed]
As photographers, we receive a lot of weird Photoshop requests from our clients. Podcast listeners have sent me a HUGE list of weird requests that they have received in their careers. Seriously, this list is several hundred entries long and the requests range from slight silly to absolutely insane to downright racist. On this episode of the podcast, Mel and Dwayne from the Filters Removed Podcast join me once again to go over some listener submitted Photoshop requests, as well as sharing a few stories of our own. Episode Promos: Nerdy Photographer Merchandise Let's Be Real Unposed Photo Prompts ODPH Podcast Support The Podcast Be sure to follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok and get in on all the discussion and humor that goes on between episodes. About My Guests Filters Removed Podcast The Filters Removed Podcast is a photography comedy podcast focused on anonymous true stories about photographer bloopers and misadventures. You can find the podcast at their website, as well as Instagram and Facebook. Melissa Johnstone Melissa is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Winnipeg, MB Canada. She runs fun photography workshops when not in a pandemic, but right now podcasting is what she looks forward to weekly. She is obsessed with Scrabble and sour candy. You can find her on her website and over on Instagram. Dwayne Larson Dwayne is a wedding and concert/event photographer based in Winnipeg, MB Canada. He goes to 3-5 concerts a week the live music was a thing. He is obsessed with collecting vinyl records and recording podcasts. You can see more of Dwayne’s work on his website and on Instagram.
69:05 03/03/2022
079 - Peter Hurley
I'm excited to have Peter Hurley, the king of headshots, on the podcast. In this episode, we talk about what Peter feels was the best investment he ever made in his photography business, staying relevant and reaching your audience on social media, and getting comfortable with who you are as a person to communicate more genuinely with potential clients. Peter also discusses having the opportunity to be an NFL sideline photographer, finding lost things, and the topic he thinks will dominate the photography landscape in the near future.  About My Guest Peter Hurley is a world-famous photographer, an official partner of Canon and B&H Photos, and is the creator of Headshot Crew, the world’s largest team of headshot and portrait photographers. Peter authored The Headshot - an in-depth book on the importance of a proper headshot and how to take the best shots possible. Peter has been featured on Fstoppers, Popular Photography and has also participated in TEDx Talks. Peter has recently launched the first-ever photography-inspired NFT collection, Shabangrs. The 2500-piece collection was created in honor of photographers and creatives around the world who haven't gotten much attention from the NFT space. Episode Promos This episode includes promos for the following: The Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast Nerdy Photographer Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts Nerdy Photographer Photography Contract Templates Support the Nerdy Photographer If you'd like to support the Nerdy Photographer, please leave a review! Here's a secret - IT'S FREE! And they help the podcast reach new listeners. You can also show off your love for the podcast with some Nerdy Photographer swag Or follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok - seriously, the TikTok account is blowing up at the moment.
48:24 02/17/2022
078 - Leap Into the Void
Can art be the moment in which something occurs? Or the feeling the documentation of that moment inspires? Both? On this episode of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast, I speak with friend and art journalist, Helen Stoilas about Yves Klein's 1960 work, Leap Into the Void and the accompanying photographs by Harry Shunk and Janos Kender. This conversation is at times bizarre, inspiring, and hilarious. Promos: Nerdy Photographer Contract Templates SpyHards Podcast GoodPods Ye Olde Crime Podcast About My Guest Helen Stoilas is an arts journalist and editor who loves to talk and write about culture—both high and low. She's also a dedicated geek, lover of all things weird and whimsical and a proud cat lady. You can listen to her complain about Donnie Darko and explain her attraction to Steve Buscemi on the podcast You're No Fun Anymore. And look out for her new audio show Bizart House: Strange Tales from Art History, coming soon. Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Tell your friends about the podcast. Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Like the Nerdy Photographer Facebook page Follow @thenerdyphoto on Twitter Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise Pick up some photography resources from our store If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page. And if you're wondering how they accomplished this photo:
60:30 02/03/2022
New Episodes are on the Way
New episodes of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast are being recorded RIGHT NOW! You will soon get to listen to new episodes with exciting new guests, some old favorites, new game-ified segments, and, as usual, a little useless information. Be sure to tell your friends and subscribe so you don't miss a single episode!
01:08 01/27/2022
Looking Forward to 2022
In this bonus episode, I share my wish for you in 2022. I hope you all have a happy and healthy new year. And like I always say...subscribe to the podcast, and tell a friend to do the same! Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Tell your friends about the podcast. Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Like the Nerdy Photographer Facebook page Follow @thenerdyphoto on Twitter Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise Pick up some photography resources from our store If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page.
04:30 12/30/2021
Top Photography Stories of 2021
A lot happened in the world of photography over the last year, but what were the biggest stories in the industry? Well, I asked you, the listeners, as well as my photography super friends for your thoughts and I put together the three top stories of the year, as well as a little look ahead to 2022 to see what we might be talking about next year. Many thanks to everyone who submitted their story ideas! Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Tell your friends about the podcast. Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Like the Nerdy Photographer Facebook page Follow @thenerdyphoto on Twitter Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise Pick up some photography resources from our store If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page.
18:32 12/16/2021
077 - Photographing Monsters
We are finishing out spooky season with a very special show! Why is it that human beings are so obsessed with photographing the paranormal? In this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, I speak with monster expert, Dr. Emily Zarka from the PBS show Monstrum about all sorts of monsters and why they can or can’t be photographed (according to legend). From ghost hunts to Bigfoot to vampires that don’t show up on film, we talk about why, even in stories, it is so difficult to get photographic evidence of monsters! About My Guest “I’m Emily Zarka. I earned a Doctor of Philosophy in English from Arizona State University, specializing in British Romantic literature with an emphasis on the Gothic. I approach literature and film through monsters, applying the theory that human history is monster history. I am the writer and host for “Monstrum,” an online series with PBS’s Storied channel on YouTube that looks at complex histories and motivations behind some of the world’s most famous monsters. I also wrote and hosted a one-hour documentary for PBS called Exhumed: A History of Zombies.“ You can also follow the good doctor on Twitter. Are You Entertained? Do You Enjoy the Podcast? Tell people about the podcast. Family, friends, the ghost that lives in your closet… Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Join the Nerdy Photographer Facebook group Follow @thenerdyphoto on Twitter Be sure to subscribe and leave a review!  
24:02 10/28/2021
076 - Spooky Photography Stories
It's SPOOKY SEASON here on The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, and I am bringing back my friend, Jeremy Harris, to get his opinions on the spooky photography stories listeners and followers submitted to the show. And before you think these are all ghost stories, THINK AGAIN! A lot of these stories are just flat out scary without any sort of paranormal element. Amazed by All This Free Premium Content? Consider supporting The Nerdy Photographer Podcast in one (or more) of the following ways: Tell your friends about the podcast. Then start telling strangers. Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Join the Nerdy Photographer Facebook group Follow @thenerdyphoto on Twitter Look amazing with some Nerdy Photographer swag Improve your business with photography resources from our store Want to buy me a drink? Go to our support page. About My Guest Jeremy's body of work includes photographing artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Blake Shelton, Alanis Morrissette, ZZ Top, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more. His longtime personal project of photographing abandoned asylums was published in Mother Jones Magazine. He now resides in Nashville, Tennessee but still travels all over the US on assignment. You can check out Jeremy’s website at jeremyharris.com – and you can follow along with him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Episode Promos: Wine Dine & Storytime Podcast Pineapple Pizza Podcast Nerdy Photographer Photography Contract Templates The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is produced by Casey Fatchett with music by The Hipshakes.
80:40 10/21/2021
075 - Avoid Getting Ghosted
We have all been there. You get an inquiry from a potential  client. Maybe you message each other back and forth a few times. Then...nothing! It can be one of the most frustrating and, honestly, scary parts of running a business. Not knowing what's causing potential clients to ghost you or what to do in response can leave you overwhelmed. But not to worry! In this episode of the podcast, Spencer Lum returns to talk about how you can avoid getting ghosted by potential clients. Support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast We hope you are enjoying The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, a blend of informative and entertaining photography related content. Subscribe to the podcast! Tell other people about the podcast – first your friends, and then people you meet on the street. just shout at them. Leave a review. Here are three great places to do that: Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, and GoodPods Follow on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok Join our Facebook Group Join the Subreddit Get your dollars out and head over to the support page. About My Guest Spencer is the marketing guru who runs Go Extra Bold and Ground Glass He has spoken at Inspire, Canada Photo Convention, the Musea Gathering, Camp Go Away, and Nine Dots. Ground Glass received the 2nd Annual Tiffinbox Award, and it has appeared as a top 10 blog on The Moderntog, Photodoto, Ejunkie, and several other sites. Promos: Studying Scarlet Podcast and Terrified & Tipsy Podcast  
63:28 10/14/2021
074 - One Hour Photo
It's spooky season, and, in this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, we take a look at a VERY creepy photography related movie, One Hour Photo. This 2002 Robin Williams film about a photo technician who becomes obsessed with a family takes us back to a time before digital cameras and phone cameras when many people were still getting film developed. I invited Josh from the For Nerds by Nerds Podcast to join me to take a look at this disturbing motion picture. We ponder how times have changed since this movie was released, both in the sense of how we as a society partake in photography and general societal norms.  There are definitely some things in this movie that would not play out the same way today. Want to listen along with our commentary? Rent or buy the movie from Amazon or you can currently stream on HBO MAX. Support the Nerdy Photographer Want to help an independent podcast? Start by subscribing to the podcast! Next, tell people about the podcast – friends, enemies, strangers you meet on the street…it doesn’t matter. Leave a review. Wherever you can, but these are 3 great places to leave reviews: Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, and GoodPods Get social and follow us on these platforms: Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok Join our Facebook Group Join the Subreddit Dig into your wallet and head over to the support page About My Guest Josh joins us from the For Nerds by Nerds Podcast - you can find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Or you can click here to listen to For Nerds by Nerds on your favorite podcast platform! Promos Ye Olde Crime Podcast Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts The GoodPods Podcast App Reverie True Crime Podcast
110:20 10/07/2021
073 - Light Painting Essentials
Have you ever thought about getting into light painting? Tried it and wanted to do a better job? In this episode of thepodcast, I talk to prolific light painter, Russell Klimas, about light painting essentials: the equipment and the mindset to succeed when getting into light painting. You can create amazing images even with limited equipment, but you need to have the essentials! EPISODE PROMOS GoodPods Siteground Website Hosting Flothemes WordPress Templates for Photographers and Creatives Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast Unposed Photography Prompts Ocho Duro Parlay Hour Podcast About My Guest Russell Klimas is a hobbyist photographer who is absolutely obsessed with creating shots in camera that most people would consider impossible through long exposure. It's one of his goals in his photography to not only continue to push himself but also share his knowledge and grow the light painting community around him to greater heights.  You can find Russell on his website or Instagram. Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Tell other people about the podcast – friends, enemies, strangers…it doesn’t matter. Leave a review. Here are three great places to do that: Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, and GoodPods Follow on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok Join our Facebook Group Join the Subreddit Spend money you were going to anyway and give us a percentage, or just send us money. Either way you can find out how on our support page.
34:27 09/30/2021
Interlude - Unlimited Uncertainties
When there are unlimited uncertainties, it's certain that one scenario will occur, right? Don't test us too much on the likelihoods and probabilities, we never want to know the odds Will creating all manner of uncertainty succeed in bringing the Nerdy Photographer home? Tune in to find out! Episode Promos The Nerd Alternative Podcast Infectious Groove Podcast Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Tell other people about the podcast – friends, enemies, strangers…it doesn’t matter. Leave a review. Here are three great places to do that: Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, and GoodPods Follow on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok Join our Facebook Group Join the Subreddit Spend money you were going to anyway and give us a percentage, or just send us money. Either way you can find out how on our support page. If you enjoy the show, please be sure to let us know!
03:31 09/23/2021
072 - Finding Your Ideal Client
Having an ideal client profile is something that can vastly improve your marketing effectiveness. But first, you have to go through the process of finding your ideal client and figuring out the language that they speak in. In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Knoxville photographer Brittany Sidwell about the importance of finding your ideal client as well as some actionable items to get you started on the road to more effective marketing after the episode. Click Here to View Our Unposed Photography Prompts! EPISODE PROMOS: Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts Good Pods Podcast App Flothemes WordPress Templates for Photographers and Creatives SpyHards Podcast Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Tell other people about the podcast – friends, enemies, strangers…it doesn’t matter. Leave a review. Here are three great places to do that: Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, and GoodPods Follow on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok Join our Facebook Group Join the Subreddit Spend money you were going to anyway and give us a percentage, or just send us money. Either way you can find out how on our support page. About Our Guest Brittany Sidwell is a photographer located in Knoxville, Tennessee. "I love my job because my clients turn into friends and that makes me extremely happy. I wake up every single day with gratitude and amazement that I get to capture the real deal moments in people's lives." You can find Brittany on her website, Facebook or Instagram.
47:40 09/16/2021
Interlude - Bureaucracy of Bangs
Strange things are afoot at the Fortress Between Eternities. What do Bang the Bonkerors do with their free time? Slip between the dimensions and find out. Need a new website host? Check out SiteGround - they host the Nerdy Photographer and all of our other websites. Affordable, fast and secure web hosting from SiteGround. Podcast Promo - Ocho Duro Parlay Hour Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Tell your friends about the podcast. Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Like the Nerdy Photographer Facebook page Follow @thenerdyphoto on Twitter Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise Pick up some photography resources from our store If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page.
05:40 09/09/2021
071 - Photoshop and Image Manipulation
Has the ability to Photoshop images become too easy? At what point during manipulating a photo does it stop being a photo and become a digital work? What are the ethical ramifications of AI image and video editing software that makes it possible to create deep fakes or entirely new "people" who don't actually exist? I talk with Photoshop tutor and digital artist, Andrew Kavanagh to explore these questions and more. About My Guest Andrew Kavanagh is a digital artist, Photoshop and Lightroom tutor, as well as doing Photo Compositing and Photo Retouching in Los Angeles, California. He's also the creator of several Facebook groups which seek to help digital artists learn and grow their skills: Photoshop and Lightroom Group Photoshop and Photography Group Digital Art Group Strange and Surreal Art Group You can also find Andrew on Instagram and Facebook. Support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast Would you like to show some support for this hard working, niche indie podcast? Here are a few things you can do that cost nothing: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell other people about the podcast - friends, enemies, strangers...it doesn't matter. Leave a review. Here are three great places to do that: Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, and GoodPods Follow on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok Join our Facebook Group Join the Subreddit Get your dollars out and head over to the support page. Promos: Wedding Photo Hangover & Film Rage
58:28 09/02/2021
070 - Quantum Sheep
The Nerdy Photographer finds himself transported to another dimension that is both familiar and wildly different. He must work with a new ally to create a trend that will rock the universe, but will he be able to overcome his fears in time? Tune in to find out. Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Tell your friends about the podcast. Leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or GoodPods Follow @thenerdyphoto on Instagram Follow @thenerdyphoto on Twitter Get extra swaggy with some Nerdy Photographer merchandise Pick up some photography resources from our store Wanna buy me a drink? Check out our support page.
16:27 08/26/2021