Got a marathon photo editing sesh coming up? Well, that’s the perfect time to get into a new podcast – and we’ve rounded up ten that you’ll want to add to your playlist in a flash!
There’s something in this list for everyone, whether you’re a hobbyist photographer looking to transition to pro or you’re already running your own successful photography business. Prepare to be inspired and informed about the latest photography trends and tips and tricks for business growth – and feel as though you’re hanging out with like-minded friends.
Let’s get focused! Here are our top ten photography podcast picks:
1. The Messy Truth
Hosted by Photo Director Gem Fletcher, The Messy Truth is a series of candid conversations around contemporary photography. You’ll hear from a whole host of photographers, artists, curators and critics about the intricacy of image-making and its link to topics such as power, representation, mental health and more.
2. Shoot Edit Chat Repeat
This is an award-winning, lively and informative podcast for people photographers, hosted by Vicki Knights and Eddie Judd. Not only will Shoot Edit Chat Repeat motivate you to develop your photography skills and help you grow your business, but it’ll also entertain you too! Conversations range from being insightful and sometimes vulnerable to frankly hilarious.
The Scenario podcast, written and produced by photographic artist Jessica McDermott, explores the hidden stories from behind the lens. Each episode follows an inspiring photographer and a fascinating project they’re working on. For instance, one photographer takes powerful, unposed photos of staff and patients at NHS hospitals, while another takes pictures of the outside world for her death row penfriend.
4. The Portrait System
Here’s a weekly podcast dedicated to helping aspiring and established portrait photographers succeed. The Portrait System Podcast, hosted by Nikki Closser, shares the highs and lows of running a photography business, with plenty of actionable tips you can use to bolster growth. The format involves Nikki interviewing successful photographers from around the world.
5. Film Photography Podcast
The Film Photography Podcast is aimed at both novice and professional analogue photographers worldwide. Hosted by Matt Marrah, Michael Raso and John Fedele, this podcast shares dependable product reviews and tips and tutorials to help expand your skills while supporting your creative output and enthusiasm for film photography.
6. Exposed Negative
Keen to get into commercial and editorial photography? The Exposed Negative podcast is a conversation between hosts Greg Funnell and Tom Barnes and notable photographers and photo directors. Expect to glean plenty of insights on topics like sourcing an agency, getting commissioned, covering breaking news and progressing your career.
7. The Business of Photography
If you want no-fluff, concrete business advice, tune into The Business of Photography podcast, hosted by Bryan Caporicci. He interviews business specialists and industry experts to extract high-value knowledge and tips for aspiring and professional photographers. Don’t miss this one to stay ahead of trends and keep your business moving forward.
8. Talking Shot
Talking Shot is a light-hearted and relaxed podcast where you can listen to a group of photographers talk about industry goings-on. It’s hosted by Ross Grieve, Jim Cossey, Esther Ling and Matt Jacobs, who converse with various experts about different shooting styles, business survival, creative vision, tech tips, and more.
9. The Epic Podcast
Billed as an ‘honest, conversational perspective on modern photography’ by one Apple reviewer and ‘a must-listen for all photographers’ by another, The Epic Podcast should definitely feature on your playlist. Sam Hurd and Nathan Mitchell are wedding photographers who discuss their work and processes, thoughts on tech gear and what’s happening in the photography world. There are also heaps of incredible photography tips to absorb.
10. Hair of the Dog Podcast
Pet photography is big business – providing you have the business know-how as well as crucial shooting and editing talent. The Hair of the Dog Podcast from Nicole Begley provides the essential business foundation needed to start a pet portrait business and take it to great heights. Get started with episodes on the six business pillars: legal and admin, branding, website, pricing, workflow and marketing.
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