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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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108 - The Dark Side of Likes: Navigating Social Media for Photographers
Photographers have a complex relationship with social media, and in this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast we uncover the not-so-hidden dangers that lurk beneath the glossy facade of likes and follows. Join us as we explore the challenges faced by photographers in the digital age and discuss strategies for maintaining authenticity and integrity in an increasingly competitive online landscape. Along with my guest, Myron Fields, we share a candid discussion on the pressure of curating a picture-perfect online presence. From the relentless pursuit of outside validation to constantly comparising ourselves with peers, we shed light on the mental and emotional toll that social media can take on photographers. We examine the impact of algorithm changes on photographers having their work be seen and the effect of commodification of creativity on the photography community. Furthermore, photographers can benefit from listening and finding out how to focus their energy on social media when it comes to promoting their business, instead of just seeking approval for their posts. As we delve deeper into social media's influence on the photo industry, we offer practical advice for aspiring and established photographers alike. From setting boundaries and managing expectations to prioritizing authenticity over popularity, this episode provides valuable insights for navigating the digital wilderness with grace and resilience. Join us as we embark on a thought-provoking journey into the highs and lows of social media for photographers, and discover how to carve out a space for your voice amidst the noise of the online world. What Did You Think of This Episode? Send us a message at https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact or leave a comment / send a DM on social media to tell us your thoughts on this or any other episode. While you're at it, feel free to ask questions or tell us any topics you would like to hear covered in the future! Episode Promos This episode features promotions for the following services: Elementor - Wordpress Website Design & Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/elementor  Audible - get a free trial and listen to audio books, podcasts and more - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/audible/  Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/   About My Guest Myron Fields provides wedding, engagement photography, portraiture and headshot photography to clients primarily in the Washington, DC metro area. Serving couples, families, and individuals by creating authentic, bold, and editorial images is such a privilege and something Myron looks forward to each time he picks up the camera. You can learn more about Myron and view his work at his website – https://www.mfieldsphotography.com or on Instagram https://instagram.com/mfieldsphotography About The Podcast The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is written and produced by Casey Fatchett. Casey is a professional photographer in the New York City / Northern New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience. He just wants to help people and make them laugh. You can view Casey's wedding work at https://fatchett.com or his non-wedding work at https://caseyfatchettphotography.com 
63:27 4/11/24
Happy Birthday!
Hey there, nerds! Are you excited to celebrate the Nerdy Photographer's birthday?? I'm sure you are since the website is turning six and the podcast is turning 5 at the end of the month. How are we going to celebrate? Well, we've already unveiled a beautiful new design for the website. Go check it out at https://nerdyphotographer.com and let us know what you think. You can also celebrate by sharing the podcast with your friends and leaving a review! We have a lot of great new interviews coming out in the weeks ahead so let's get some new listeners onboard to join in the party. Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/  
01:11 4/4/24
107 - Eyes on the Wilderness: A Wildlife Photographer's Perspective
In our latest podcast episode, we embark on an exhilarating journey into the heart of the wild, exploring the fascinating world of wildlife photography. From the awe-inspiring landscapes that serve as backdrops to the silent dramas between predator and prey, this episode celebrates the artistry and dedication of wildlife photographers. Our guest, Rylan Meadows, shares stories of venturing into the depths of nature, armed with patience, passion, and a camera. Discover the challenges and triumphs of capturing elusive creatures in their natural habitats and the ethical considerations that guide these photographers in their pursuit of the perfect shot. As we discuss the technical aspects of wildlife photography, from choosing the right gear to mastering the art of composition, listeners will gain insights into the unique skills required to freeze a moment in the wild. Wildlife photography matters because, beyond the visual feast of stunning images, it serves as a powerful tool for conservation and education. Wildlife photographers become ambassadors for the creatures they capture, fostering a deeper connection between humans and the natural world. Episode Promos This episode includes promotions for the following: Pixifi - Client Management Software for Photographers - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/pixifi Let’s Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts - https://nerdyphotographer.com/lets-be-real Siteground Web Hosting Services - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Leave reviews about the podcast - they help more than you know Tell your friends about the podcast or even your enemies Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/   About Our Guest "I am an 19-year-old photographer that is passionate about all different forms of photography! I do work in wildlife, landscapes, portraiture, travel, product, and many other niches of photography. I currently attend Asbury University and I am active in my local community. I love photography, and hope to continue to pursue it as a career for the rest of my life." You can learn more about Rylan and see his work on his website - www.rylansamazingphotography.com - or his Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rylansamazingphotography. You can also check out his book, "To You, From Me" on Amazon - https://amzn.to/49p1qvw About The Podcast The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is written and produced by Casey Fatchett. Casey is a professional photographer in the New York City / Northern New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience. He just wants to help people and make them laugh. You can view Casey's wedding work at https://fatchett.com or his non-wedding work at https://caseyfatchettphotography.com   
35:47 3/14/24
106 - Breaking Barriers: Building a Diverse Future for Photography
In the world of photography, every click of the shutter captures not just an image but a unique perspective, a story waiting to be told. Yet, the industry has often fallen short in amplifying voices from marginalized communities. Today, it's crucial to explore how we can empower photographers from diverse backgrounds, ensuring a rich tapestry of narratives that reflect the true diversity of the human experience. Visibility matters. Empowering photographers from marginalized communities involves actively promoting their work and ensuring that they receive the recognition they deserve. This can be achieved through exhibitions, features in publications, and inclusion in industry events. When diverse voices are in the spotlight, it paves the way for future generations to see themselves reflected in the field. In this episode of the podcast, I speak with photographer Walid Azami about this is not just a call for diversity; but as a commitment to justice, representation, and the celebration of the many stories that make up our world. By advocating for change, we can create an inclusive photo industry that truly captures the beauty and complexity of the human experience. The camera becomes a powerful tool not just for capturing moments but for rewriting the narrative of who gets to hold it and tell the stories that matter. Episode Promos Pixifi - CRM Software for the modern creative - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/pixifi Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts - https://nerdyphotographer.com/lets-be-real Manscaped - Save 20% and get free shipping with discount code NERDYPHOTO - https://manscaped.com Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast - sharing is caring Leave a review for the podcast. Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/ About My Guest "I’m a photographer, director, and creative director. I’ve worked with people you may recognize like Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ricky Martin, The NFL, Mary J Blige, Volkswagen, Target, HP Computers, and more…a lot more! I started my career by photographing weddings and family photos. I now oversee big productions, photograph for magazines, big brands, celebrities, and more. My biggest honor though goes to helping my peers do well!" Website: https://www.walidazami.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walid.azami/ YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@WalidAzamiTV  Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@walidazami?lang=en What Will You Do to Make the Photo Industry More Inclusive? Tell us how you plan to promote inclusivity in the photo industry. Just reach out to The Nerdy Photographer on Instagram, Threads, and TikTok. If you have feedback on this episode or thoughts about a topic we should cover on a future episode, feel free to send us a note or voicemail via our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you! About The Podcast The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is written and produced by Casey Fatchett. Casey is a professional photographer in the New York City / Northern New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience. He just wants to help people and make them laugh. You can view Casey's wedding work at https://fatchett.com or his non-wedding work at https://caseyfatchettphotography.com 
52:51 2/29/24
105 - Beyond the Screen: The Significance of Printing Photos in the Digital Age
Our lives today are dominated by digital screens and devices. Printing photos has taken a backseat to 'sharing' online. We are capturing more photos than ever before, however we are printing less and less. Yet, there's a timeless magic in holding a tangible photograph – a sentiment that transcends the pixels on our screens. While so many memories are often lost in the digital abyss, the importance of printing photos becomes a testament to preserving the essence of our lives. In this episode, I talk with Andrew Funderburg, founder of Fundy Design, about saving your photos from a life lived on a lonely hard drive or in the cloud and making them real and tangible. So get ready to ditch the ones and zeros for albums and prints! Episode Promos This episode includes promotions for the following: Manscaped – Get 20% off and free shipping with discount code NERDYPHOTO - https://manscaped.com Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts - https://nerdyphotographer.com/lets-be-real Siteground Web Hosting Services - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground/ Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/ About My Guest Andrew Funderburg a.k.a Fundy is the founder of Fundy Software and the creator of Fundy Designer. The company's core value is to help professional photographers save time and make more money through offering more albums and wall art. It believes that printed photography is the common legacy that families can leave behind to tell their story. This commitment is evident in their documentary www.powerofprintfilm.com which follows Andrew to the south of France to recreate a portrait of his great uncle from WWI, taken in the very same studio.  Fundy Designer helps photographers make higher revenue through automated designs, slideshows and IPS tools. They also help beginning photographers through their www.50kextra.com program and their Youtube series with photographers sharing their proven methods. https://www.youtube.com/fundysoftwareinc Will you start printing your photos? In our quest for the latest and greatest in technology, let's not forget the timeless charm of printed photos. Let's revive the tradition of printing photos and relish in the tangible joy of preserving our most cherished memories. After all, in this ever-evolving digital world, some traditions are worth holding onto. I'm committing myself to printing more of my photos, both personal and professional and I encourage you to do the same thing! About The Podcast The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is written and produced by Casey Fatchett. Casey is a professional photographer in the New York City / Northern New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience. He just wants to help people and make them laugh. You can view Casey's wedding work at https://fatchett.com or his non-wedding work at https://caseyfatchettphotography.com   
55:47 2/16/24
104 - Capturing the Sound: Music Photography, Mick Fleetwood, and the Maui Wildfires
When photographer Sarah Sharaf-Eldien contacted me about discussing her new book, Mālama Maui, which showcases the island and the musicians who play there, I knew I had to have her on. Especially since 100% of the profits from the book will be donated to the Maui United Way Fire Disaster Relief Fund. After a chance meeting, Sarah landed a music photography job most photographers would consider a dream, working alongside Mick Fleetwood, legendary drummer of the band Fleetwood Mac. This led to Sarah working closely with not only local music artists but internationally acclaimed music superstars as well.  It only seemed natural to her to use the photos from that time in her life to help with the relief effort in some way. "The word 'Mālama' in the Hawaiian language means 'to serve, honor, protect, and care for.' The wildfires' heartbreaking devastation left hundreds of families displaced, countless businesses destroyed, and a tragic toll of lives lost. It is my hope that the photographs I've presented in Mālama Maui will preserve treasured memories, celebrate moments of magic, and cherish a sense of community that perseveres even in the face of adversity," says Sharaf-Eldien. "To the Ohana of Maui who have lost this historical part of their homeland, I wish Ka Lā Hiki Ola – the dawning of a new day. I sincerely hope that the funds raised from the sales of my book will contribute to the families and individuals who need our support, and will assist in the preservation and rebuilding efforts of Maui and Lahaina." Episode Promos Manscaped - Save 20% and get free shipping with code NERDYPHOTO at https://manscaped.com Siteground Website Hosting Services - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Elementor WordPress Website Builder - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/elementor Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/ ABOUT SARAH SHARAF-ELDIEN: Sarah Sharaf-Eldien (pronounced ‘Sheriff el-Deen’) is an Egyptian-American portrait photographer who has worked closely with some of the most sought after musicians of our time. She began working in a fashion photography studio in Sydney, Australia, and transitioned into the world of music photography while shooting for legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood on the island of Maui, Hawai’i. Her book, Mālama Maui, was published in December 2023 by Genius Book Publishing. The new book chronicles numerous musicians performing at Fleetwood's on Front Street in Maui, between 2016-17. Profits from the sale of the new book will be donated to the Maui United Way/Fire Disaster Relief Fun. While working in Maui, she also photographed iconic music photographer Henry Diltz at The Morrison Hotel Gallery, influencing her perception of portrait photography as an art of storytelling. Her timeless images of musicians and celebrities to entrepreneurs and everyday people, capture intimate soulful moments that reveal the subtle genuine beauty within. Sarah is currently based in Alexandria, Virginia, and travels with her two mini-pin chihuahua rescues, Ava and Julian. Website: https://www.1144studios.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1144studios/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/1144studios LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-sharaf-eldien Studio LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/11-44-studios/ ABOUT GENIUS BOOK PUBLISHING: Genius Book Publishing, based in Milwaukee, WI, was founded by Steven and Leya Booth, both avid readers. The company was launched in 2011 and, to date, has published over 60 titles in genres ranging from horror to mystery-thrillers to true crime stories. The Genius catalogue also includes traditional print coffee table books about music, photography, and history. Website: https://geniusbookpublishing.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeniusBookPublishing X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeniusBooks Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/geniusbooks/ LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/genius-publishing/about/ About The Podcast The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is written and produced by Casey Fatchett. Casey is a professional photographer in the New York City / Northern New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience. He just wants to help people and make them laugh. You can view Casey's wedding work at https://fatchett.com or his non-wedding work at https://caseyfatchettphotography.com 
57:59 2/2/24
Welcome to 2024!
Hey there photo nerds! It's a new year and I have a lot planned for the podcast in 2024. There are already a bunch of new episodes recorded with new photographers with amazing stories who have never been on the podcast yet as well as some past guests coming back to share new stories and ideas with us. I'm really excited to see where 2024 takes us. If you have ideas for an episode whether it's a guest or a topic be sure to let me know either via our contact page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact or through social media. Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/  
01:07 1/18/24
103 - Through a Different Lens: The Importance of Inclusivity and Authenticity in Photography
How important is it to be inclusive and authentic with your photography? Well, if you're photographing people you will want to highlight what makes them unique. Whether you're a professional photographer or just starting out, this episode is full of valuable insights and tips to help you create inclusive and authentic images of subjects of all body types and neurodivergent individuals. So grab your camera, get ready to open your mind and your heart, and join us as we explore the fascinating world of inclusive and authentic photography. Episode Promos Pixifi Client Management Software - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/pixifi Elementor Wordpress Website Builder - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/elementor Siteground Web Hosting - https://siteground.com/go/nerdy Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/ About My Guest Mary Vance is a lifestyle photographer and videographer located in the suburbs of Seattle, Wa, where she specializes in high school senior photography. Over the past decade, Mary has earned a reputation for creating connection in single-subject images as well as crafting inclusive experiences for her senior clients, specifically for those who are neurodiverse or identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Mary merges her past life as a professional dancer with her ease of interaction with teenagers to create natural posing workflows to flatter all bodies.   Mary has shared her approach to senior photography thru speaking engagements with WPPI, the RangeFinder Lounge, The Bokeh Podcast, and the Elena S Blair Mastermind and Retreat. She writes regularly for RangeFinder Magazine and has been educating for over 20 years.  Links:  Website: https://www.maryvance.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maryvancephotography/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maryvancephotography/ And online courses: https://maryvance.teachable.com/ About The Podcast The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is written and produced by Casey Fatchett. Casey is a professional photographer in the New York City / Northern New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience. He just wants to help people and make them laugh. You can view Casey's wedding work at https://fatchett.com or his non-wedding work at https://caseyfatchettphotography.com   
60:37 12/7/23
Black Friday 2023
Are you ready for savings?!?!?!?? Hey there listeners! It’s that time of year again, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are once again upon us and the Nerdy Photographer has compiled all of the great deals for photographers in one place. Great deals on web hosting, software, presets and much more. Find the deals here - https://nerdyphotographer.com/news/black-friday-deals-photographers/ Save on Nerdy Photographer Products! You can also save big at the Nerdy Photographer store. From Black Friday through Sunday, you can save 30% on contract templates in our store. Need to update your wedding or portrait photography contracts? Need a contract for your second shooters and associate photographers? Pick one up cheap by using discount code SIGN30 Link to contract templates - https://nerdyphotographer.com/product-category/contracts/ Then on cyber monday save 25% on everything in our store with the discount code CM2023 - contracts, unposed photography prompts, questionnaires, and much more - be sure to get these savings before they’re gooooooooone! Oh, and tell your friends about them! Link to shop - https://nerdyphotographer.com/shop/ Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/
01:22 11/20/23
102 - Black Astronaut: A Photographic Journey Into the Unknown
The period of time from the beginning of the pandemic until now seems to have been ten years and at the same time only a few months. It's like we're experiencing some sort of collective time warp.  When I stop and think about ALL of the things that have taken place in that period of time, I start to feel overwhelmed.  In this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, photographer Kamal X and I tackle some of that time periods and topics entwined with the time. Kamal's new photo book, Black Astronaut, "gives viewers a striking depiction of a nationwide revolution ignited by the pandemic and the passing of George Floyd. By taking an innovative approach my book creates an unparalleled opportunity to explore pivotal sectors of our country’s unrest." In our discussion, we also touch on subjects ranging from overcoming uncertainty and hostile situations to what it truly means to be yourself. Now that it seems so distant in many ways, we forget how lost and in uncharted territory we really were. You can pick up a copy of Black Astronaut on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3ubKitC Episode Promos This episode includes promotions for the following: Elementor Wordpress Website Building Plugin - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/elementor Siteground Web Hosting Services - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/ About My Guest "I am Kamal X, a professional photographer that has been documenting my travels throughout the world since 2015. Photography found me at a time in my life where I felt confused and voiceless. I wasn’t sure of where I was internally and what direction I wanted my life to go. I welcomed my challenges and I found myself drawn to creating images that evoke emotions rooted in the many universal elements of the human experience.  My goal is to tell stories from all walks of life and give a raw voice to the world we live in, through compassion and honesty." You can find Kamal X on his website www.iamkamalx.com or on Instagram @iamkamalx
70:42 11/16/23
101 - Language for Visual People: Keys to Marketing for Photographers
While a picture is worth a thousand words, those words can be the key to unlocking the full potential of your brand. The photographers we spoke to emphasized the significance of selecting a name, tagline, and message that not only describe what you do but also convey the "why" behind your photography. Your chosen words are the foundation upon which your visual identity rests. They define your style, evoke emotions, and solve your clients' needs. In short, they tell your story. In this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, we're delving into the fascinating world of branding and marketing for photographers and exploring a critical aspect that often takes a backseat to visuals—the power of language. Support The Nerdy Photographer Want to help The Nerdy Photographer Podcast? Here are a few simple (and mostly free) ways you can do that: Subscribe to the podcast! Tell your friends about the podcast Follow on Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Follow on Threads - https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto Follow in Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto Get some Nerdy Photographer merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/nerdy-photographer If you’re feeling extra generous, check out our support page - https://nerdyphotographer.com/support-nerdy-photographer/ Episode Promos This episode including promos for the following: Siteground Web Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/siteground Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts - https://nerdyphotographer.com/product/lets-be-real-wedding-prompts/ Free Trial of Audible Plus - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/audible/ 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. If you're interested in connecting with Beth about consulting or coaching for your photography business, you can reach out to her at beth@mercurylab.com
89:36 11/9/23
100 - Tiny Bang Hypothesis
The grand adventure saga comes to a close. It's possible that I spent way too much time and energy fretting over what to do with the 100th episode instead of just celebrating reaching this important milestone. I wanted to create a huge, epic adventure episode and it took up so much space up in my mind that I delayed putting out the episode over and over because I wanted it to be perfect. This is what they call a 'teachable moment' - don't let perfect be the enemy of good. I hope you enjoy this adventure episode. I'm not sure when they will be back again. That's not to say the Nerdy Photo Crew is going away but the full fledge adventures I've been doing regularly for the last 75 episodes are probably going to become less frequent bonus episodes in the future. In the meantime, I have a bunch of interviews with photographers and other folks who can help you with your creative business that I need to put out there. That's what really matters, right? Thank you for being there for the first one hundred episodes - and here's to the next hundred! Follow along on social: https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto  
07:05 10/5/23
Warning! Flothemes and Pixieset Announcement
Take heed, loyal listeners! Flothemes, a Wordpress template creator which I have promoted on this podcast, and which I use on five active websites, is closing up shop. Listen to this special bonus episode for all the relevant details. Personally, I am very disappointed in how this entire situation has been handled by Flothemes and Pixieset, which acquired Flothemes in 2021.  There's a lot to unpack for the thousands and thousands of Flothemes users and unless you were an affiliate member or part of the Flothemes Facebook Group, you may not have received the announcement yet! They are closing up shop and they still have not sent out an email to all of their users. In the meantime, I will be searching for a new option for my several websites, and I will keep you updated in the process in case you are looking as well. Be sure to follow me on the socials for more updates: https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto  
09:59 9/20/23
Nerdy Photographer Status Update
Hey there loyal listeners! Just a quick status update from the Nerdy Photographer Podcast. There are new episodes coming, however I have needed to prioritize my physical and mental health which has taken away time from editing and producing those episodes. It takes a lot of work and we are still waiting on those big time podcast sponsorship dollars to start rolling in...any day now! Our celebration of reaching 100 episodes is coming up and there's still time to send a message telling us what your favorite episode, guest, or topic was OR let us know what you would like to hear on future episodes. You will even get a shoutout on the episode and social media.  Just visit one of the links below to send a message, a DM, or leave a voice memo: https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto In the meantime, feel free to listen to any past episodes you may have missed or leave us a review! And check back soon for new episodes.
01:40 8/4/23
Should You Be on Instagram Threads?
Last week, Meta launched Instagram Threads and it already has over 100 million downloads! Just what you wanted, another social media app to worry about, right? Well, I have a quick intro to Instagram Threads as well as my pros and cons of the platform so far. The energy on the app is sort of like the early days of Twitter or chat rooms near the turn of the millennium. There's a lot happening and it's all rushing by at lightning speed. Whether the platform has the endurance to stick around in the already crowded social media landscape, there are opportunities for photographers as well as other visual creatives and podcasters (yes, showing some love for my podcast community). From image quality to discovery to how to take advantage of the sign up process to get more followers, there is a lot packed into this short episode. Be sure to listen and then get on threads while the shiny new feeling is still on the app. Use this time to make important connections and broaden your network. And just have fun. Be warned, though, there are some difficulties with the app.  But those are growing pains, right? While you are over there, be sure to follow me: https://threads.net/@thenerdyphoto https://threads.net/@caseyfphoto https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto    
14:08 7/10/23
Countdown to 100 Episodes!
Attention Nerdy Photo Crew and everyone else out there listening! Exciting news awaits! The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is about to reach a major milestone - it's 100th episode! And we couldn't have done it without you, our amazing listeners. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we want to hear from you! We're calling on all of the Nerdy Photographer fans to share their input and make this milestone episode truly special. We want to know your favorite episodes, the guests who made you laugh, and the topics that made you think. Your feedback will help us curate a special compilation of the most beloved moments from the past 100 episodes. But that's not all! We also want to hear your ideas and suggestions for the next 100 episodes. What topics do you want us to explore? Is there a specific guest you'd love to hear from? Are there any burning questions you want us to address? Your input will shape the future of our podcast and ensure that the next 100 episodes are even more captivating and engaging. Here's how you can participate: Go to the website - https://nerdyphotographer.com - and leave a voice message, or you can send us an email, or connect with us on social media. Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto TikTok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto  Send a voice memo, a message, or a video!! As a token of our gratitude, any listeners we choose to feature will receive special shout-outs during the episode. So, don't hesitate - share your thoughts, memories, and ideas today! Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate our podcast's incredible journey as we approach the 100th episode. Thank you for being a part of this remarkable adventure. Your support means the world to us, and we can't wait to embark on the next chapter with your valuable input. Stay tuned for more details and get ready to make your voice heard!
02:05 6/29/23
099 - Iconic Moments: Reliving NBA History Through the Lens of a Hall of Fame Photographer
Welcome to a very special sports photography episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast where I have the honor of sitting down with the legendary sports photographer, Andy Bernstein. With a career spanning over four decades, Andy and his company have captured iconic moments in the world of sports as the team photographer for the LA Lakers, LA Kings, LA Clippers, and LA Dodgers. Andy Bernstein is not just a sports photographer, he's a storyteller. Through his lens, he has documented the triumphs, struggles, and emotions of athletes on and off the field. His career with the Lakers has covered the "Showtime" era with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar through the Phil Jackson, Kobe, and Shaq era to the current Lebron James led Lakers. In this episode, we will be diving into Andy's incredible journey, discussing the challenges and rewards of capturing sports at the highest level. We will also explore insights into the evolving world of sports and sports photography. Andy Bernstein's work has not only graced the pages of magazines and newspapers, but it has also become a part of sports history. Join us as we delve into his extraordinary career and gain valuable insights from a true master of the craft. About My Guest Like many of the professional athletes he photographs, Andrew D. Bernstein is recognized as an All-Star in his field. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame named Bernstein a 2018 Curt Gowdy Award recipient, acknowledging his contributions to basketball media. Andrew and his company, Andrew D. Bernstein Associates Photography, Inc., has served as team photographer for the LA Lakers, LA Kings, LA Clippers and LA Dodgers. Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) In addition, Bernstein holds the position of Director of Photography for STAPLES Center/Crypto.com Arena and Microsoft Theater L.A. Live, the sports and entertainment complex in Los Angeles.Recognized as a highly-skilled and innovative action and portrait photographer, Bernstein was involved in the creation of NBA Photos in 1986, which is recognized as the worldwide leader in licensing of NBA photography. He was instrumental in the creation of the position of Senior Director of NBA Photos, a position he held from 1986 through 2011, and he continues to serve as the longest tenured league photographer. He is the key photographic contributor to NBA Entertainment’s global media platforms, which include NBA.com, all league publications and NBA licensed products.   Bernstein is a founding partner of a new media and events company called Legends Of Sport that celebrates legendary athletes, teams and moments in sports. Bernstein hosts a weekly podcast called “Legends Of Sport.” The show’s third season is co-produced and distributed by the Los Angeles Times and is available to download through the L.A. Times App and online. You can see more of Andy's work on his website, Instagram, or Twitter. The Legends of Sport podcast can be found on all major podcast platforms as well as Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Promos Siteground Website Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Free 30 day trial of Audible - https://audibletrial.com/nerdyphoto 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 Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon - if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources - from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise - this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation - just because you want to show us how much you care Share Your Thoughts With Us! Want to weigh in on this topic? Or perhaps tell us what you would like to hear covered on a future episode? Leave us a voice message at https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact and tell us what you think!
59:57 6/7/23
098 - Fair Use or Infringement? Exploring Intellectual Property and Photography
Intellectual property and copyright laws are something that should interest anyone who is involved in the photography industry. The digital age has made it easier and easier for artistic work to be disseminated and copied.  In recent years, theSupreme Court has been hearing more and more intellectual property cases and this week they sent down a decision ruling against the Andy Warhol Foundation in a copyright infringement case versus photographer Lynn Goldsmith. However, does the decision make the sometimes murky waters of 'fair use' and 'transformative' works any clearer? What will the impact of the ruling be? What should photographers know about intellectual property law and copyright infringement? You can click here to check out the SCOTUS decision, which includes Justice Kagan's dissenting opinion complete with visual examples and references to other art forms to clarify her points. About My Guest Jessica Silbey is a professor of law at Boston University. She teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, constitutional law, and law and the humanities. In her book, Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age, "Professor Silbey considers intellectual property debates in law and culture as a bellwether of changing social justice needs in the 21st century. The book argues that intellectual property law is becoming a central framework through which to discuss essential socio-political issues, extending ancient debates over our most cherished constitutional values, refiguring the substance of “progress” in terms that demonstrate the urgency of art and science to social justice today." Promos Siteground Website Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Free 30 day trial of Audible - https://audibletrial.com/nerdyphoto 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 Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon - if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources - from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise - this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation - just because you want to show us how much you care Share Your Thoughts With Us! Want to weigh in on this topic? Or perhaps tell us what you would like to hear covered on a future episode? Leave us a voice message at https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact and tell us what you think!
35:47 5/20/23
097 - Developing Your Eye: Strategies for Defining and Refining Your Photographic Style
As photographers, we all want to have a unique and recognizable style that sets our work apart from others. But how do we go about finding and refining our style? It can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you are just getting started in photography. In this episode, I talked with Washington, D.C. photographer, Myron Fields, to discuss some key things to consider when trying to define your photographic style. We also talk about a few simple  exercises that can help you refine it. From the importance of studying other photographers and artists to finding inspiration to the role of experimentation and trial and error in refining your style, we cover a lot of ground when it comes  Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this episode is packed with valuable insights and tips to help you define and refine your photographic style. So grab your camera, get ready to take some notes, and join us as we explore this fascinating and important topic. Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon – if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources – from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise – this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation – just because you want to show us how much you care About My Guest Myron Fields provides wedding, engagement photography, portraiture and headshot photography to clients primarily in the Washington, DC metro area. After his first year of college studying music, Myron Fields decided to take the business route. He worked for several Fortune 500 businesses and even some start-ups, but the more he studied photography, there was a growing desire to serve others while doing something he truly enjoyed. Serving couples, families, and individuals by creating authentic, bold, and editorial images is such a privilege and something Myron looks forward to each time he picks up the camera.  You can learn more about Myron and view his work at his website - www.mfieldsphotography.com or on Instagram @mfieldsphotography Share Your Thoughts Want to share your thoughts or perhaps tell us what you would like to hear covered on a future episode? Leave us a voice message at https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact and tell us what you think!
53:29 5/18/23
096 - Capturing the Natural World: Insights and Techniques for Successful Landscape Photography
Landscape photography, while both thrilling and fulfilling, also comes with its own set of challenges. In this episode, we discuss some key things to keep in mind when preparing for and executing a successful landscape photography shoot. Proper preparation can not only prevent poor photos, it can keep you safe! Weather, wildlife, and numerous other factors must be taken into account before venturing off into the wilderness. Whether you're a seasoned landscape photographer or just starting out, this episode is full of valuable insights and tips to help you capture stunning images of the natural world. So grab your camera, get ready to hit the great outdoors, and join us as we explore the world of landscape photography. Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon – if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources – from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise – this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation – just because you want to show us how much you care Promos Luminar Free Trial - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/luminar Siteground Website Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Free 30 day trial of Audible - https://audibletrial.com/nerdyphoto About My Guest Freethedust is an outdoor and landscape photographer, videographer, and writer with experience shooting gear in its natural setting, the outdoors. He is an ex-special forces soldier, so he appreciates good equipment and finds the outdoors to be a healing place. He travels to 1st and 2nd tier locations - to inspire others to seek adventure, experience beauty, and explore untouched locations. You can see his work on his website, www.freethedust.com, or follow him on Instagram @freethedust What did you think of this conversation about landscape photography? Did you find this discussion of landscape photography helpful? Want to share your thoughts or perhaps tell us what you would like to hear covered on a future episode? Leave us a voice message at https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact and tell us what you think!
72:03 5/4/23
095 - AI and the Future of Photography: A Discussion of its Uses, Advancements, and Ethics
Are you, like me, slightly concerned with how advancements in AI are effecting the photography industry? On this episode of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast, we're diving deep into the world of AI and how it's changing the game when it comes to photography, photo editing, and art. AI, or artificial intelligence, is quickly becoming a powerful tool in the photography world. From cameras that use AI to automatically adjust settings based on the scene, to software that can analyze photos and make editing suggestions, the possibilities are endless. But with all this new technology comes some important questions. How will AI change the way we approach photography and art? What does it mean for the role of the photographer and the artist? And perhaps most importantly, what are the ethical considerations when it comes to using AI in photography and art? Seriously, since recording this episode, there have been several major AI advancement/announcements from Adobe's new AI art generator, Firefly, to Levi's announcing they will start using AI generated models to increase "diversity". Yeah, they really said that. In this episode, we'll be exploring all of these questions and more, looking at real-world examples of AI in action, and discussing the implications of this new technology for the future of photography and art. So sit back, relax, and join us as we explore the fascinating world of AI and its impact on the photography industry. Whether you're a photographer, artist, or just someone interested in the cutting edge of technology, this episode is sure to be a thought-provoking and informative journey. Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon – if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources – from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise – this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation – just because you want to show us how much you care Promos Let's Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts - https://nerdyphotographer.com/lets-be-real Siteground Website Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Free 30 day trial of Audible - https://audibletrial.com/nerdyphoto 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. What did you think of this conversation about AI and photography? Have thoughts about artificial intelligence and photography? Concerned with how quickly it is advancing and the ethics surrounding it? Leave us a voice message at https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact and tell us what you think!
67:29 4/20/23
094 - From Nashville to Nuptials: The Intersection of Music and Wedding Photography in 'In the Key of Love'
Do you really have to know anything about weddings to be a wedding photographer? I guess that depends on the situation, right? Are you in a Hallmark movie? If so, the answer is probably a resounding, "NO!" Listen, I understand that I should not expect every movie that features a photographer to portray the profession in depth or with 100% accuracy. That being said, I do expect there to be at least some connection to reality. On this episode of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast, we're talking about the Hallmark movie "In the Key of Love," where a singer-songwriter becomes a wedding photographer and, let's just say, she's not exactly the best at in the business. When her ex love interest and song writing partner shows up on the island where Maggie is the sole wedding photographer for his sister's wedding, the hilarity ensues. In this episode, we will be discussing the comedic aspects of the movie and how it portrays the world of wedding photography. We will also be delving into the challenges and realities of starting a new career in photography, especially one as demanding as wedding photography. So whether you're a fan of Hallmark movies, interested in the world of wedding photography, or just in the mood for a good laugh, I have a feeling you will enjoy this episode. Join us! Watch In the Key of Love before you listen! Stream on Prime Video - https://amzn.to/3zdjfNB Order the DVD - https://amzn.to/3TN6vqB Episode Promos This episode includes promos for the following: Flothemes Pronto All-in-One Wordpress Website - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/flothemes Free Trial of Audible - https://audibletrial.com/nerdyphoto 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 Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon - if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources - from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise - this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation - just because you want to show us how much you care 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.” About the Host Casey Fatchett has created timeless images for his clients for more than twenty years. Whether for weddings, corporate events and headshots, natural portraiture, or fine art landscapes, Casey makes dynamic photos that tell his client’s stories. Want to see Casey’s work? View his wedding photography portfolio or his galleries for corporate events and headshot photography on his websites. View his most recent work on Instagram. What Did You Think of "In the Key of Love"? Did you actually watch it? Leave a voice message on our contact page and tell us what you thought of it. Or tell us which Hallmark Channel movie with a photographer as a main character we should watch next!  
72:45 4/6/23
093 - WPPI Preview
Heading to WPPI 2023 in Las Vegas? That's the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International for those who don't know, and it's the largest photography convention around. Our guest for this episode, and, for the moment, the most frequent guest on the show, Leighton DaCosta  is giving us a preview of the convention as well as thoughts on what to do while you're in Vegas. But that's not all we are discussing in this episode. We also touch on why it is important for photographers to have insurance, both on your gear and liability insurance. Finally, we touch on machine learning and artificial intelligence and how photographers can benefit from implementing it in their business. More on AI and photography coming in future episodes! Episode Promos This episode includes promos for the following: Fast and secure website hosting from Siteground Let’s Be Real Unposed Photography Prompts Free Trial of Audible Plus Support the Podcast Leave reviews! Reviews help a lot. Seriously, every new review helps us reach new listeners who might not find the podcast. You can leave reviews for the Nerdy Photographer on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, and GoodPods (those last two you can rate and review individual episodes). Did I mention that we are now the NUMBER ONE indie photography podcast on GoodPods? 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.  
75:44 3/7/23
092 - Fine Art School Photography
Have you ever considered getting into fine art school photography? Not entirely sure what that is? Your experience with school photos is probably limited to a photographer spending approximately 30 seconds with you (if that) and praying that one of the three exposures they took looks decent enough to be printed. Luckily, today there are other options. In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Connecticut portrait photographer, Lindsey Victoria, about the fine art school portrait niche and how you can get started on adding this service. We go over gear you might find helpful, how to reach out to potential schools, as well as tips on prompting your subjects and much more. Lindsey has a bunch of freebies available - check further down in the notes - as well as a discount code for her upcoming WPPI photo walk! Episode Promos Let's Be Real Unposed Portrait Prompts - https://nerdyphotographer.com/lets-be-real Siteground Website Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Free Audible Trial - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/audible About My Guest Lindsey Turner is the owner of Lindsey Victoria Photography based in Litchfield County, Connecticut.  She specializes in lifestyle newborn and family photography and branding photography for small businesses and professionals.  You can click here to access Lindsey's gear list as well as some free items she has for listeners. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram. What do you think of fine art school photography? Will you give it a shot? Are there other photography or business related topics you would like to hear about on the podcast? Find the Nerdy Photographer on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok and let me know what you want to hear about! 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 Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon - if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources - from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise - this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation - just because you want to show us how much you care  
52:00 3/2/23
Interlude - Where Did the Time Go?
Where Has The Time Gone? What happened to Episode 90? Why is the crew of the Fibonacci experiencing lost time episodes? Is there something nefarious afoot or has the crew just had a hard time getting back into the swing of things? 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 Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon - if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources - from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise - this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation - just because you want to show us how much you care
01:36 2/23/23
091 - Capturing the Big Day: Insights and Advice for Aspiring Wedding Photographers
Ever wonder how you could get into the wedding photography business? Considering moving into the wedding industry? Well, you are going to love this episode! In this episode of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast, luxury wedding photographer Leandro da Silva returns to the show to talk about how to go about getting started as a wedding photographer. Yes, the number one most requested topic for the podcast is finally happening. Sit back, relax and enjoy the conversation. Episode Promos This episode of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast is brought to you by USB Memory Direct. USB Memory Direct has been providing custom USB flash drives and packaging to photographers and businesses for over 15 years. No matter your chosen style of USB or packaging option they will be sure to provide a consistent, high-end delivery experience that your clients will love and remember. Included With Every Order: USB 3.0 options for lightning-fast transfer speeds Free printing or laser engraving for your logo  Lifetime warranty for complete peace of mind  Free standard shipping for U.S. and Canada  Rush shipping available  Pantone color-matched shells to stay perfectly on-brand  Click here to visit their website! Discount Code: Include code "NERDY10" to receive 10% off your order! USB drive orders only. Discounts can not be combined and can only be used once. 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 Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon - if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources - from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise - this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation - just because you want to show us how much you care About My 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”. You can see more of Leandro's work on his website or over on his Instagram profile. Thinking about becoming a wedding photographer? How did you feel about this episode? Did we cover the information you needed? Be sure to reach out via social media and let me know what topics you would like to hear about in the future.
87:30 2/16/23
090 - Sideways to the Present
Some of the members of the Nerdy Photo Crew have been disappearing. In order for our hero, the Nerdy Photographer, to save them he must master the laws of physics, make some new friends, and go sideways to the present! Hey, it makes sense when you think about string theory and quantum mechanics. But you don't have to! Sit back and relax and listen to the latest Nerdy Photographer adventure episode. Leave a voice message on our contact page and tell me which references to movies and TV shows you were able to find! https://nerdyphotographer.com/contact 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://youtube.com/@caseyfatchett Support the Podcast There are many ways you can support The Nerdy Photographer Podcast: Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Use our affiliate link to buy from Amazon - if you are going to be there anyway, help us out Shop our store for photography resources - from contracts to prompts and more! Buy Nerdy Photographer merchandise - this stuff makes you look both cool and nerdy! Make a Donation - just because you want to show us how much you care Episode Cast Gulden Hauer / Sporty / Character Drawings – Fred Zorn Besides lending his considerable artistic skills to this podcast, Fred is an expert dog trainer and you can find him on Instagram @partiallyfungibletoken or you can check out his series of YouTube dog training videos, Pipe Cleaner Pups!    
12:40 2/2/23
Nerdlet - Q&A Bonus Episode
BONUS EPISODE Q&A I love answering questions from listeners and people on photographer forums. So, I went into my stockpile of questions and pulled a few out of the hat to go over on this quick bonus episode. Have a question you would like answered on a future episode of the podcast? Join one of our groups below and ask your questions there or feel free to ask your question in a comment or message on our social media platforms which you can also find here in the notes: Nerdy Photographer Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/526789317715098 Nerdy Photographer Sub Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/TheNerdyPhoto/ The Nerdy Photographer will be returning soon with new full length episodes. Be sure to subscribe and leave a review! Episode Promos Siteground Web Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Run Your Photography Studio with Pixifi - https://www.pixifi.com/?aff=fatchett Get Social With Us! Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto YouTube - https://youtube.com/@caseyfatchett Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto Facebook - https://facebook.com/NerdyPhotographer Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/thenerdyphoto
23:11 1/5/23
Nerdlet - Happy Holidays 2022
Happy Holidays A very happy holiday season to all of you from all of us at The Nerdy Photographer - and, yes, I am using the Royal "Us" in that instance. In this little nerdlet episode, I have a last minute or really any time of the year gift idea for photographers and videographers, thoughts on looking forward to next year, and a talk about finding light in the darkness. Episode Promos Siteground Web Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground Run Your Photography Studio with Pixifi - https://www.pixifi.com/?aff=fatchett Get Social With Us! Instagram - https://instagram.com/thenerdyphoto Tiktok - https://tiktok.com/@thenerdyphoto YouTube - https://youtube.com/@caseyfatchett Twitter - https://twitter.com/thenerdyphoto Facebook - https://facebook.com/NerdyPhotographer Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/thenerdyphoto
04:46 12/22/22
Black Friday Buyers Beware!
Every photographer knows that Black Friday / Cyber Monday is the time when they will be bombarded with deals and discounts on gear and services. But does the 'savings' really live up to the hype?  I reached out to some of my friends in the photography world, as well as to you, the listeners, and Reddit for feedback on what are the worst things to spend money on for Black Friday and Cyber Monday or what they most regret purchasing. What were the answers? Well, there were some surprisingly common threads. You will have to listen to find out. No spoilers in the episode notes. Thanks to My Contributors Special thanks to Steven Van Elk from the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast, Melissa Johnstone from Filters Removed and Another Photographer Podcast, as well as Leighton DaCosta, Leandro Da Silva, and Devon Rowland for their input on this subject. Episode Promos Siteground Web Hosting - https://nerdyphotographer.com/recommends/siteground  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. See Casey's Work: 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 Subscribe and be sure not to miss future episodes of the most nerdy photography podcast around!
15:03 11/22/22