The Beginner Photography Podcast

Raymond Hatfield

The Beginner Photography Podcast is a free weekly podcast hosted by professional photographer Raymond Hatfield who interviews world class photographers of all genres who share what they wish they knew when they got started so you can grow your creative photography skills faster! The podcast is brought to you by CloudSpot.io, the client gallery system that is always #EmpoweringPhotographers read less

341: Photo Q&A - White Balance Indoors With Flash?
2d ago
341: Photo Q&A - White Balance Indoors With Flash?
You have photo questions, I want to answer them for you here on the show.Whenever you have a question about photography, day or night, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, head to https://beginnerphotopod.com/qa , and send me your questions.After shooting for more than a decade and interviewing 300+ world class photographers, its time to share some of that practical information with you!Todays Questions:What white balance should you use when shooting indoors when also using flash?If you had 1 hour to shoot any photography assignment, what would it be?How do you plan the story before you shoot? Do you know what you want to capture or do you just react to the story in the moment?What do you all do to stay active with your photography in the winter?Do you use Auto ISO? If so, when. If not, why not?Is there an all purpose lens that will let me shoot close ups and wildlife a quarter mile away?Do you have any recommendations on a camera that geared more towards photography that would be great for shooting wildlife?What are other ways to make money from photography other than portraits, weddings, or events?Resources:Ask your photography questions to get answered on the show!Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook CommunitySign up for your free CloudSpot account to deliver beautiful images galleries todayFree Lightroom Presets!Grab your Free CloudSpot Account at DeliverPhotos.com Grab your Free CloudSpot Account at DeliverPhotos.com
339: Brad McMillan - Long Journey through Photography: Overcoming Time Challenges
Jan 19 2023
339: Brad McMillan - Long Journey through Photography: Overcoming Time Challenges
Today on the Beginner Photography podcast, Brad McMillan is being interviewed about his experience in photography, from having a portfolio of different genres of photos to his background of being a wildland firefighter for eight years and driving a tow truck for 12 years. He explains what first inspired him to take photos and remembers the trip he took in grade nine taking the 35mm point and shoot film camera his mom loaned him.The Big Ideas:Don't jump handrails!Photography captures memories.Capture the memory, not perfection.Photography requires skill.Lighting must be practiced.Know your lighting direction.Use natural light for drama.Ask permission before photographing.Photography captures emotion effectively.Know your exposure balance.Learn to read histograms.Timestamps:00:05:46 Don't jump the handrail.00:06:27 Photography helps share memories.00:17:09 Capture the memory, not perfect.00:19:09 Learn to adjust settings quickly.00:26:45 Practice and experiment with light.00:30:04 Know your lighting and intention.00:41:15 Use a monopod for lighting.00:43:09 Ask permission before taking photos.00:50:05 Invest in storytelling photography.00:59:12 Settings don't matter.01:02:10 Practice and experiment.Resources:Visit Brads Website Follow Brad on InstagramJoin The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook CommunitySign up for your free CloudSpot account to deliver beautiful images galleries todayFree Lightroom Presets!Grab your Free CloudSpot Account at DeliverPhotos.com Grab your Free CloudSpot Account at DeliverPhotos.com
335: Boost your Confidence and Discover the Magic of being a Photographer
Jan 5 2023
335: Boost your Confidence and Discover the Magic of being a Photographer
Gaining confidence as a photographer comes down to things and none of them have to do with the camera. You will naturally get comfortable with the camera as time goes on. Confidence 3 things. #1 PrepA wise man once said that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. That couldn’t be more true than in photography. If you want to start taking photos with intention you need to know your gear and how it works inside and out. So the prep stage is knowing your gear, how it works, and how it reacts in different lighting sanarios. Take a listen to episode 243 where I break down step by step how to get to know your camera.#2 PlanIf you want to be successful as a photographer you will need to shoot more than just reactionary photos but shoot with intention. Sometimes that means planning out your photos. Before a shoot really break down each element. What lens will you use, what lights will you use, how will your subject pose. Hammer those details out so when you get ready to shoot you won’t have to think on the fly, they are already planned out.#3 PracticeYou can read every tutorial and watch every video on youtube but if you don’t actually put in time behind the camera you won’t be retaining much. That’s why practice is so important. To be most efficient when practicing, have a clear goal and work on just one aspect of photography. When just getting started I recommend composition. Composition how you compose the frame of your image with the goal of leading your viewer’s eyes to the subject of the photo. Composition is something you can practice anywhere and even with just the camera on your phone which is why its such a great place to start.Grab your Free CloudSpot Account at DeliverPhotos.com Grab your Free CloudSpot Account at DeliverPhotos.com