Beyond The Lens

Richard Bernabe

This photography podcast takes you ‘beyond the lens,’ exploring the arts, travel, conservation, entrepreneurship, creative culture, and more through deep-dive interviews with some of the world's most influential and inspiring people.

Host Richard Bernabe is a renowned photographer, intrepid world traveller, explorer, author, and champion of wildlife and endangered species. He’s been hailed as one of the "Top 30 Influential Photographers on the Web" by the Huffington Post and Influence Digest's "20 Photographers Changing the World Through Social Media." He has travelled to more than 60 countries, capturing photographs and writing for clients including National Geographic, CNN, The New York Times and the BBC.

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Our Editor's Take

Richard Bernabe has been a professional photographer for over two decades. During that time, he has become one of the most respected names in his chosen field. Beyond the Lens sees the esteemed photographer move into the role of podcast host.

Bernabe is a South Carolina native whose work focuses on the beauty and splendor of nature. His first book of photography was South Carolina Wonder and Light. The book would first see publication in 2006. Since that time, he has gone on to have his photography featured in several prominent publications. These include Audubon, National Geographic, and the New York Times.

Bernabe is passionate about photography, travel, and wildlife conservation. Beyond the Lens allows him to explore all of these topics, and more, in a new creative format.

One of this podcast's highlights is Bernabe's interviews with other photographers. Being well-known in that community, he has gotten some prominent peers to appear as guests.

Some of the more notable interviews are with Daniel Sackheim and Steve McCurry. Sackheim is an Emmy-winning TV producer and director. He has worked on such programs as Game of Thrones and NYPD Blue.

McCurry is an internationally known photographer who has been working professionally for decades. Afghan Girl, his famous photo, has been on the cover of National Geographic multiple times.

Bernabe is an engaging and thoughtful host who asks insightful questions. He has a great deal of respect for the people that he is interviewing. As such, he has no intention of wasting even a moment of their time.

Much of the information here will also be helpful to beginning photographers as well. For example, the beginning of McCurry's interview would likely be beneficial. It sees the two men discussing the best way to approach a subject while doing street photography.

New episodes of Beyond the Lens premiere every other Friday of each month.

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Episodes

60. Matthieu Paley: National Geographic Photographer on Travel, Languages, Cultural Customs, Donkey Stories, and Curiosity as a Superpower
3d ago
60. Matthieu Paley: National Geographic Photographer on Travel, Languages, Cultural Customs, Donkey Stories, and Curiosity as a Superpower
Matthieu Paley is a French photographer who has traveled the world working for National Geographic magazine. Focusing his efforts on regions that are misrepresented and misunderstood, he is committed to issues relating to diminishing cultures and the environment.Matthieu is the the recipient of numerous awards and has published several books of his work and his fine art images have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including museums. He is regularly commissioned for commercial photography campaigns, photo workshops and speaking engagements around the world. He currently is living with his family in Portugal.Topics Richard and Matthieu discuss:• The Portugal fire• Pakistan• Cultural customs• Languages• “Hold you beliefs lightly”• Cultural immersion• A photography gear minimalist• Breaking down stereotypes• The Pamir Region of Afghanistan• Donkey stories• The concept of “home”And much more.Notable Links:Matthieu Paley WebsiteMatthieu Paley Instagram*****This episode was brought to you by Luminar Neo.Powered by AI technologies, Luminar Neo streamlines the editing process and provides everything you could possibly need to get photos that will look amazing on the screen and in print. Luminar Neo was designed for both hobbyists and pros and includes cutting-edge editing tools – all in one intuitive and easy-to-use app.Luminar uses generative AI to intelligently analyze your photos and erase distracting elements in your compositions, add realistic objects that seamlessly blend into the background, or expand the frame in any direction. If that’s not your thing, Luminar is still one of the most powerful photo editors for natural and realistic images too. Luminar Neo has all the features you need to enhance your images with precision and ease.You can use Luminar Neo as a standalone app on your PC or Mac computer or as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, so you can keep your existing workflow.Learn more about Luminar Neo and how it can amplify your creative vision for your photos  by visiting skylum.com.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I’ve tried all of them, but in recent years I’ve landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
59. Rick Sammon: Lessons from a Legend on Professional Smartphone Photography
Apr 3 2024
59. Rick Sammon: Lessons from a Legend on Professional Smartphone Photography
Rick Sammon is an American photographer of many decades. He's a tireless, prolific and inspirational image maker and one of the most active photographers working today. He divides his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, making personal appearances, and writing books - always educating, creating and inspiring people. He's also incorporated smartphone photography into his professional work, which is the primary topic of the conversation.Topics Richard and Rick discuss:• Embracing smartphone photography? The pros and cons.• Why the conversion? • Rick's recent projects and travels exclusively using the phone as an imaging tool.• The stigma of a professional photographer using a phone as an imaging tool.• Image quality• The biggest problem with phone photography• Post processing with phone images. How is it different?• Phone apps and software.• Apple and Samsung are driving imaging innovation.• Elitist thinking• Phones and AI artAnd much more.Notable Links:Rick Sammon Photography WebsiteRick Sammon on InstagramRick Sammon on Twitter/XRick and Susan Sammon's iPhone Photo ExperienceRick Sammon's Online ClassesRick's Phone Apps for Photography:SnapseedDistressed FXREEHELD - for hand-held long exposuresEvenLonger - for even longer hand-held exposuresPS ExpressPS CameraDramatic BWLightroom*****This episode was brought to you by Luminar Neo.Powered by AI technologies, Luminar Neo streamlines the editing process and provides everything you could possibly need to get photos that will look amazing on the screen and in print. Luminar Neo was designed for both hobbyists and pros and includes cutting-edge editing tools - all in one intuitive and easy-to-use app.Luminar uses generative AI to intelligently analyze your photos and erase distracting elements in your compositions, add realistic objects that seamlessly blend into the background, or expand the frame in any direction. If that's not your thing, Luminar is still one of the most powerful photo editors for natural and realistic images too. Luminar Neo has all the features you need to enhance your images with precision and ease.You can use Luminar Neo as a standalone app on your PC or Mac computer or as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, so you can keep your existing workflow.Learn more about Luminar Neo and how it can amplify your creative vision for your photos  by visiting skylum.com.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
58. Meet The New Hosts of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant
Mar 20 2024
58. Meet The New Hosts of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant
Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant are hosts of the new Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom Protecting The Wild’ TV show airing on NBC, which is the successor to the classic Wild Kingdom that aired on the same network from 1963 – 1988. Peter Gros was a host from the original series during episodes in the 1980s and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a National Geographic Explorer and research faculty member at the University of California – Santa Barbara. Wild Kingdom is one of the most beloved wildlife programs in the history of television.  The new series highlights stories of wildlife and wildlife conservation from around the world.Topics Richard, Peter and Dr. Rae discuss:• Contrasts and similarities between the new and old series• The ‘Wild Kingdom’ legacy• Peter’s relationship with Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler• Dr. Rae’s reaction to learning she was named the iconic show’s co-host• The show’s balance between entertainment and education.• The conservation message• The show’s lasting relationship to Mutual of Omaha• The challenge of appealing to a newer audience with more viewing options• Dr. Rae’s inspiring message to young black women• Dr Rae’s new book, ‘Wild Life: Finding My Purpose in an Untamed World’• Dream destinations for future episodes• A message of hopeAnd much more.Notable Links:Wild Kingdom WebsiteWild Kingdom YouTube ChannelNBC.comStreaming on Peacock*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I’ve tried all of them, but in recent years I’ve landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
57. John Stanmeyer: National Geographic Photographer on the Power of 'I Don't Know' and the Beginner's Mind, Putting Down the Camera, and Perfect Travel Coffee
Mar 6 2024
57. John Stanmeyer: National Geographic Photographer on the Power of 'I Don't Know' and the Beginner's Mind, Putting Down the Camera, and Perfect Travel Coffee
John Stanmeyer is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and educator, dedicated to social, humanitarian, and political issues that define our times. For more than than 20 years, John has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic Magazine, producing more than 18 stories, resulting in more than 14 covers. Between the years of 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for TIME magazine. His years with TIME resulted in 18 cover images and 100 plus stories. John is the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa Award, Magazine Photographer of the Year, and the World Press Photo of the year, among others. Topics Richard and John discuss:• A start in fashion photography - a failure?• Biggest lesson learned while working with National Geographic• How much preparation and research is enough?• The power of "I Don't Know"• Seeing with a child's mind• "I'm bored with photography"• How to reset when not inspired• Putting down the camera• Meeting Mother Teresa• The perfect travel coffee• Travel accessoriesAnd much more.Notable Links:John Stanmeyer WebsiteJohn Stanmeyer Instagram*****This episode was brought to you by Luminar Neo.Powered by AI technologies, Luminar Neo streamlines the editing process and provides everything you could possibly need to get photos that will look amazing on the screen and in print. Luminar Neo was designed for both hobbyists and pros and includes cutting-edge editing tools - all in one intuitive and easy-to-use app.Luminar uses generative AI to intelligently analyze your photos and erase distracting elements in your compositions, add realistic objects that seamlessly blend into the background, or expand the frame in any direction. If that's not your thing, Luminar is still one of the most powerful photo editors for natural and realistic images too. Luminar Neo has all the features you need to enhance your images with precision and ease. You can use Luminar Neo as a standalone app on your PC or Mac computer or as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, so you can keep your existing workflow.Learn more about Luminar Neo and how it can amplify your creative vision for your photos  by visiting skylum.com.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
56. Dr. Tom Smith: How Not To Get Mauled By a Bear, Defensive Strategies, Safety, and Peaceful Coexistence
Feb 22 2024
56. Dr. Tom Smith: How Not To Get Mauled By a Bear, Defensive Strategies, Safety, and Peaceful Coexistence
Dr. Tom Smith is  a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he studies human-wildlife conflicts, particularly involving all three species of North American bears and mountain sheep.  He also worked with the United States government in southwestern Alaska where he served from 1992-2006 as a research biologist for the National Park Service  and USGS.Topics Richard and Dr. Smith discuss:• Precautions before entering bear country.• Bear Spray versus a gun• Grizzlies and brown bears• Black bears• Polar bears• A fed bear is a dead bear• How  to avoid a bear attack• What to do if you're being mauled• Why you should never take a dog into bear country• Timothy Treadwell and Alaska• The importance of a peaceful coexistence with bearsAnd much more.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
55. Mike Olbinski: Storm Chasing Photographer and Cinematographer on Tornado Encounters, Haboobs, Supercells, and Risk Taking
Feb 7 2024
55. Mike Olbinski: Storm Chasing Photographer and Cinematographer on Tornado Encounters, Haboobs, Supercells, and Risk Taking
Mike Olbinski is a Phoenix, Arizona-based storm chasing and extreme weather photographer and cinematographer.  His passion is capturing extreme weather events like tornados, haboobs, supercells, and lightning events on camera and stunning cinematic time lapse videos. Topics Richard and Mike discuss:A Texas tornado that was one of Mike's 2023 highlightsWhat is an haboob and how are they created?Mike's career-altering haboobSupercells and mesocyclonesStorm chasing and risk takingThe dangers of wet roadsDo storm chasers root for storms?Weather apps for storm chasersTime lapse videosNot your typical storm-chasing wedding photographerAnd much more.Notable Links:Mike Olbinski WebsiteMike Olbinski InstagramMike Olbinski You Tube ChannelStorm Photos of the YearRadarScope Weather AppRadarOmegaGR Level 3LR Timelapse*****This episode was brought to you by Luminar Neo. Luminar Neo helps photographers with everything needed to edit and process photos that look amazing on the screen and in print. Luminar Neo was designed for hobbyists and pros alike and includes the most effective AI-powered editing tools and extensions all in one intuitive and easy-to-use app.You can use Luminar Neo as a standalone app on Windows and Mac computers or as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop so you can keep your existing workflow while having access to powerful editing tools you just can’t find anywhere else.Learn more about Luminar Neo and how it can help you improve your creativity in photo editing by visiting the Skylum website.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
54. Matt Payne: Richard and Matt's Wild Ride Across The Drake Passage
Jan 29 2024
54. Matt Payne: Richard and Matt's Wild Ride Across The Drake Passage
This episode was recorded with my friend, Matt Payne as we made a wild crossing of the Drake Passage last month.  We were returning to Ushuaia, Argentina after a 21-day voyage to Antarctica where we encountered amazing scenery and wildlife, including the "impossible" emperor penguin on ice flows in the Weddell Sea.This was an unscripted, unstructured conversation where we essentially interviewed each other. I was fighting seasickness and basically doing my best to stay upright during the conversation. It was a rollicking good time and a fun listen.Matt Payne is a mountain climber and fine art nature and landscape photographer living in Durango, Colorado, as well as a fellow Muench Workshops pro.Topics includes:Stories from AntarcticaSeasickness and getting sickThe AvalancheHow does exhaustion effect creativity?Matt's epic Colorado Trail thru-hikeDiscussion on photography workshopsIntroverts and extrovertsAdditional skills needed to be a photography proLearning compositionAnd more...Notable Links:Matt Payne's WebsiteMatt's Colorado Trail GalleryF-Stop Collaborate and Listen PodcastMuench WorkshopsThe Polar Pioneer*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
53. Ami Vitale: National Geographic Photographer on Seeing with the Heart, Panda Love, and Authentic Storytelling
Jan 10 2024
53. Ami Vitale: National Geographic Photographer on Seeing with the Heart, Panda Love, and Authentic Storytelling
Ami Vitale is a National Geographic photographer, Nikon Ambassador, writer, speaker and documentary filmmaker.She's a traveler to more than 100 countries and the recipient of numerous awards for her photography, including Magazine Photographer & International Photographer of the Year, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and  a six-time award recipient from World Press Photos.Ami is also a founder of a non-profit called Vital Impacts, a women-led, non-profit which uses art and storytelling to support people and organizations who are protecting our planet.Topics Richard and Ami discuss:Ami's beginnings as a photo editor at the Associated PressHer first National Geographic assignmentAmi's transition from war photographer to wildlife and the environmentStorytelling versus fine artSeeing with your heart versus seeing with your eyesAmi's non-profit, Vital Impacts Giant panda assignment in ChinaAuthentic, solution-based storytelling.Books that inspireAnd much more.Notable Links:Ami Vitale WebsiteAmi Vitale InstagramVital ImpactsPanda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas Ami's photo of "Sudan," the last Northern White Rhino*****This episode was brought to you by Luminar Neo. Luminar Neo helps photographers with everything needed to edit and process photos that look amazing on the screen and in print. Luminar Neo was designed for hobbyists and pros alike and includes the most effective AI-powered editing tools and extensions all in one intuitive and easy-to-use app. You can use Luminar Neo as a standalone app on Windows and Mac computers or as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop so you can keep your existing workflow while having access to powerful editing tools you just can’t find anywhere else. Learn more about Luminar Neo and how it can help you improve your creativity in photo editing by visiting the Skylum website.
52. Hanne Strager: The Killer Whale Journals and Our Love and Fear of Orcas
Dec 28 2023
52. Hanne Strager: The Killer Whale Journals and Our Love and Fear of Orcas
Hanne Strager is a Danish  biologist, whale researcher, and author of the award-winning book, The Killer Whale Journals: Our Love and Fear of Orcas and A Modest Genius: The Story of Darwin’s Life and How His Ideas Changed Everything. Hanne co-founded Norway's Andenes Whale Center and has served as the Director of Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.In this episode, Hanne and Richard talk about her newest book, Killer Whale Journals, and the relationships humans have had with orcas over the past many decades.Topics includes:The spark that ignited Hanne's interest in orcas.Hanne's epiphany on the seas of NorwayKiller whale or orca?Orca cultureBombs and a massacre in IcelandOrcas in captivityThe Whale JailSeattle's orphaned orcaTwofold bay and Old TomThe orcas sighting that brought Hanne to tearsAnd more.Notable Links:Hanne Strager WebsiteHanne Strager InstagramKiller Whale Journals: Our Love and Fear of Orcas on Amazon*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
51. William Neill on His New Yosemite Book, Insights Into Expressive Landscape Photography, and Being a Receptor For Inspiration
Dec 14 2023
51. William Neill on His New Yosemite Book, Insights Into Expressive Landscape Photography, and Being a Receptor For Inspiration
William Neill is an American landscape and nature photographer, writer and teacher.  He’s been a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, and his award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints. For about 30 years, William wrote a monthly column in Outdoor Photographer magazine.The conversation this episode focuses on William's new book, Yosemite: Sanctuary in Stone, the wonder of Yosemite National Park, and the approach William takes when creating images in the feild.Topics Richard and William discuss:William's life and work in Yosemite.Working with Ansel Adams.What hasn't already been photographed in Yosemite?What Yosemite has taught William as an artist.How Yosemite: Sanctuary in Stone is different from his other Yosemite books.A complicated relationship with Tunnel View.Richard's favorite images from the book and why.Being a "receptor for inspiration" when in the field.What makes a good photo?What gets William excited!And much more.Notable Links:Link to Book: Yosemite: Sanctuary in StoneWebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter/X*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
50. The Art of Branding: Lessons for Photographers on Personal Brand, Social Media, Sponsorships, and Marketing with Lexar's Joey Lopez
Nov 29 2023
50. The Art of Branding: Lessons for Photographers on Personal Brand, Social Media, Sponsorships, and Marketing with Lexar's Joey Lopez
In this episode, we talk branding, influencers, gaining and working with corporate sponsors, marketing, and social media for photographers and artists. What is branding and what isn't?  How important is consistency and authenticity? What should photographers do and not do on social media? How to market yourself. Plus a lot more.Joey Lopez  is the Director of Brand Marketing at Lexar. He launched the Lexar Influencer Program, working with renowned photographers and videographers to increase brand awareness. Joey has been responsible for creating  digital and social media content and managing PR and event planning for Lexar's key product launches and trade shows.Joey is also an accomplished portrait and wedding photographer.Notable Links:Joey Lopez WebsiteJoey Lopez InstagramThe Brand Called You by Tom Peters, Fast Company, 1997Seth Godin's Blog*****This episode is brought to you by Lexar.For more than 25 years, Lexar has  been trusted as a leading global brand of memory solutions so they know first-hand just how quickly content is transforming our world.Their award-winning lineup performs second-to-none and includes professional memory cards, card readers, and solid-state drives for creators of all skill levels.Whether shooting photos, capturing video, or transferring content on the go, Lexar provides the quality and performance you can rely on to get the shot with confidence.I’ve been using the Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B GOLD memory cards with my Canon mirrorless cameras for years and they deliver the blazing speed and durability for the extreme weather conditions I encounter anywhere in the  world.To learn more about Lexar memory solutions, visit www.lexar.com.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
49. Will Burrard-Lucas, Wildlife Photographer, Inventor, Entrepreneur: Pursuit of the Black Leopard and Beyond
Nov 16 2023
49. Will Burrard-Lucas, Wildlife Photographer, Inventor, Entrepreneur: Pursuit of the Black Leopard and Beyond
Will Burrard-Lucas is a British wildlife photographer, best known for innovative camera techniques and devices that allow him to capture unique perspectives on wildlife not usually seen otherwise. He's the founder of Camtraptions, a company specializing in creative technology and photographic contraptions, including the Beetlecam and his own camera traps.Will has published three books,  The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction, Top Wildlife Sites Of The World, Land of Giants, and The Black Leopard: My Quest to Photograph One of Africa’s Most Elusive Big Cats, which we talk about at length in the interview.Topics Richard and Will discuss:Will's career beginnings as an accountantWide-angle approaches to wildlife photographyIntroducing The BeetleCam: a remote-control, camera-mounted buggyWill's hilarious first attempts with the BeetleCamHomemade dronesUsing camera trapsPursuit of the black leopardWill's newest book, The Black Leopard: My Quest to Photograph One of Africa’s Most Elusive Big CatsNext project with lionsNotable Links:Will Burrard-Lucas websiteWill Burred-Lucas InstagramWill's TEDx Talk on the pursuit of the Black LeopardCamtraptions*****This episode is brought to you by Lexar.For more than 25 years, Lexar has  been trusted as a leading global brand of memory solutions so they know first-hand just how quickly content is transforming our world.Their award-winning lineup performs second-to-none and includes professional memory cards, card readers, and solid-state drives for creators of all skill levels.Whether shooting photos, capturing video, or transferring content on the go, Lexar provides the quality and performance you can rely on to get the shot with confidence.I’ve been using the Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B GOLD memory cards with my Canon mirrorless cameras for years and they deliver the blazing speed and durability for the extreme weather conditions I encounter anywhere in the  world.To learn more about Lexar memory solutions, visit www.lexar.com.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase
48. Terry White: Principal Director, Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe Inc. on Generative AI Photo Editing and Creation
Nov 2 2023
48. Terry White: Principal Director, Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe Inc. on Generative AI Photo Editing and Creation
Terry White is a 27-year veteran at Adobe, Inc.  He currently holds the prestigious title of Principal Director, Creative Cloud Evangelist with a focus on photography. Terry’s an award winning portrait and travel photographer who in 2016, was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. He’s delivered live keynote presentations at Adobe MAX, Photoshop World, and gave a TED talk titled AI Is Here.He has a very popular YouTube channel with 500K followers and a highly influential photography and tech blog.Topics Richard and Terry discuss:The latest from Adobe MAXNew Lightroom features announced at Adobe MaxPhotoshop's AI Generative Fill and ExpandGenerative Fill vs. Content Aware FillPhotoshop's Neural FiltersThe History of Adobe and AIAdobe FireflyPeople's responses to new, transformational technologiesReasons why photographers and artists fear AIThe secret to Terry's success as a "Photopreneur"Terry's top 3 favorite tech gadgetsNotable Links:Terry White's Tech BlogTerry's TEDx Talk: 'AI Is Here'Terry White's InstagramTerry White on Twitter/XTerry White's Photography Site*****This episode is brought to you by Lexar.For more than 25 years, Lexar has  been trusted as a leading global brand of memory solutions so they know first-hand just how quickly content is transforming our world.Their award-winning lineup performs second-to-none and includes professional memory cards, card readers, and solid-state drives for creators of all skill levels.Whether shooting photos, capturing video, or transferring content on the go, Lexar provides the quality and performance you can rely on to get the shot with confidence.I’ve been using the Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B GOLD memory cards with my Canon mirrorless cameras for years and they deliver the blazing speed and durability for the extreme weather conditions I encounter anywhere in the  world.To learn more about Lexar memory solutions, visit www.lexar.com.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
47. Dr. Austin Gallagher, Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ Host: Eye To Eye With Monster Great Whites from the ‘Belly of the Beast' and Shark Conservation
Oct 19 2023
47. Dr. Austin Gallagher, Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ Host: Eye To Eye With Monster Great Whites from the ‘Belly of the Beast' and Shark Conservation
Dr. Austin Gallagher is an American marine biologist, researcher, explorer, author and entrepreneur. He’s best known for his extensive research on sharks and hosting and producing content for the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week programming. His shark research has taken him all across the globe on more than 50 scientific expeditions and he’s published more than 100 scientific papers.Austin founded “Beneath the Waves,” a non-profit organization focused on ocean conservation. He currently serves as its CEO.Austin is a National Geographic Explorer, a current fellow at the Explorers Club, and was the first American marine biologist to make the Forbes 30 Under 30 List at the age of 29.Topics Richard and Austin discuss:Orcas vs. Great White SharksThe disappearance of Great Whites off the South African coastThe 'Belly of the Beast'Eye to Eye with a monster Great White SharkShark Week on the Discovery ChannelWildlife SensationalismWhy to do if you're being attacked by a shark.Tiger SharksGreenland SharksOverfishing and other threats to sharks"Beneath the Waves"Blue CarbonWhat's a Social Entreprenuer?Dealing with hatersNotable Links:Austin Gallagher WebsiteAustin's InstagramAustin Gallagher Twitter/XBeneath the WavesShark Week on the Discovery Channel*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.*****This episode is brought to you by TRAVEL iNTi  - Travel Inti is YOUR gateway to a world of unforgettable adventures! With a community of over 175,000 members spanning 200 countries, they're your ultimate travel resource.Travel iNTi is on a mission to make travel planning stress-free and your adventures even more exciting. From flights, accommodations, dining, family activities, nightlife, walking tours, Travel iNTi has got you covered with zero commissions!Travel iNTi connects you directly with the world's finest businesses, eliminating middlemen AND any extra fees. Established in sunny Florida in 2015, Travel iNTi is a global team of avid travelers and tech enthusiasts who are revolutionizing the travel industryTheir personalized service is crafted to match your preferences, complete with 24/7 support and you can access all your trip details conveniently through their website or user-friendly app. And with their extensive global network, they bring you exclusive rates, upgrades, and unique experiences that you won't find anywhere else.To find out more, visit www.travelinti.com
46. Wayne Suggs: Chasing the Light vs. Previsualization, the Magic of Wide-Angle Lenses, and Love for the Desert Southwest
Oct 3 2023
46. Wayne Suggs: Chasing the Light vs. Previsualization, the Magic of Wide-Angle Lenses, and Love for the Desert Southwest
Wayne Suggs is an immensely talented landscape photographer hailing from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Wayne captures the beauty of the Southwest United States and shares his images not only for others to enjoy, but to help increase awareness of the necessity to preserve our precious surroundings.  Wayne is a professional photography instructor with Muench Workshops and his hardcover photography book, The Color of Dreams, is an instant classic and expresses some of Wayne's best work in print.Topics Richard and Wayne discuss:The underrated beauty of the desertStrategies for exploring new photography locationsChasing the light versus previsualizationThe art and process of previsualizationComposition in the fieldWhat's more important? Composition or light?Falling in love with your photographyThe influences of David and Marc MuenchWorking with wide-angle lensesPost processing philosophyAnd much more.Notable Links:Wayne Suggs PhotographyWayne Suggs Photography on FacebookWayne Suggs Instagram Muench WorkshopsThis episode is brought to you by Lexar.For more than 25 years, Lexar has  been trusted as a leading global brand of memory solutions so they know first-hand just how quickly content is transforming our world.Their award-winning lineup performs second-to-none and includes professional memory cards, card readers, and solid-state drives for creators of all skill levels.Whether shooting photos, capturing video, or transferring content on the go, Lexar provides the quality and performance you can rely on to get the shot with confidence.I’ve been using the Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B GOLD memory cards with my Canon mirrorless cameras for years and they deliver the blazing speed and durability for the extreme weather conditions I encounter anywhere in the  world.To learn more about Lexar memory solutions, visit www.lexar.com.
43. Andrew McCarthy: Masterclass on All Things Astrophotography - GigaMoon, Planets, Galaxies, and ISS Transits
Aug 24 2023
43. Andrew McCarthy: Masterclass on All Things Astrophotography - GigaMoon, Planets, Galaxies, and ISS Transits
In this episode, I am joined by astrophotographer, Andrew McCarthy. Andrew creates stunning images of the moon, sun, distant galaxies, the International Space Station moon and sun transits, and much more. Many of his photographs have gone viral and are instantly recognizable once you visit his website, Cosmic Background.He has more than 600,000 followers on Instagram and he generously shares how he captures many of the images featured all across  social media. In this interview, Andrew describes his astrophotography techniques, the gear he uses, post processing software, and the many frustrations and joys of astrophotography. In vivid detail, he shares anecdotes from the field and why he thinks human beings are drawn to celestial bodies in the night sky. It's a masterclass on astrophotography!Notable Links:Cosmic Background (website)Twitter/XInstagramFeatured photograph: New FrontiersThis episode is brought to you by Lexar.For more than 25 years, Lexar has  been trusted as a leading global brand of memory solutions so they know first-hand just how quickly content is transforming our world.Their award-winning lineup performs second-to-none and includes professional memory cards, card readers, and solid-state drives for creators of all skill levels.Whether shooting photos, capturing video, or transferring content on the go, Lexar provides the quality and performance you can rely on to get the shot with confidence.I’ve been using the Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B GOLD memory cards with my Canon mirrorless cameras for years and they deliver the blazing speed and durability for the extreme weather conditions I encounter anywhere in the  world.To learn more about Lexar memory solutions, visit www.lexar.com.
42. Steve McCurry: Lessons From 'Afghan Girl,' Near-Death Travel Experiences, and the Virtues of Persistence and Hard Work
Aug 11 2023
42. Steve McCurry: Lessons From 'Afghan Girl,' Near-Death Travel Experiences, and the Virtues of Persistence and Hard Work
Steven McCurry is an American photographer who has captured some of the world's most iconic photographs of the 20th and 21st centuries. From the war-ravaged landscapes of Afghanistan to the vibrant, colorful streets of India, his ability to capture the raw emotions and the spirit of humanity over the course of five decades has made his work both timeless and universally revered.His most famous photograph, the  haunting portrait of the 'Afghan Girl,'  first graced the cover of National Geographic Magazine in June of 1985 and is considered one of the most recognized photographs of all time.McCurry has photographed many assignments for National Geographic and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1986McCurry is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association, the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Royal Photographic Society in London, and induction into the International Photography Hall of Fame.Notable Links:Steve McCurry WebsiteTwitter/XInstagramThis episode is brought to you by Lexar.For more than 25 years, Lexar has  been trusted as a leading global brand of memory solutions so they know first-hand just how quickly content is transforming our world.Their award-winning lineup performs second-to-none and includes professional memory cards, card readers, and solid-state drives for creators of all skill levels.Whether shooting photos, capturing video, or transferring content on the go, Lexar provides the quality and performance you can rely on to get the shot with confidence.I’ve been using the Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B GOLD memory cards with my Canon mirrorless cameras for years and they deliver the blazing speed and durability for the extreme weather conditions I encounter anywhere in the  world.To learn more about Lexar memory solutions, visit www.lexar.com.