PODCAST

Impact: The Conservation Photography Podcast

Jaymi Heimbuch - Conservation Photographer | Founder, Wild Idea Lab | Co-Creator, Her Wild Vision Initiative

If you are a photographer or filmmaker with a love for all things wild, then you’re in the right place. From conservation to creativity, from business to marketing, and everything in-between, this podcast is for you, the conservation visual storyteller who is ready to make an impact. Every week, join your host Jaymi Heimbuch on a deep dive into the inspirational conversations and the actionable how-tos for building your photography business while making a big difference in this world. Let's dive in!
Making the Leap into Conservation Visual Storytelling - Words of Wisdom from Pros
🌟 Doors to Conservation Photography 101  OPEN soon! Head to ConservationVisuals.com/Enroll to be part of the adventure 🌟#091: Pop in your earbuds to get inspiration for your grand adventure into conservation visual storytelling. I've combed through insights from photographers and filmmakers and curated pearls of wisdom that'll fire you up all throughout the storytelling process. From the moment that you recognize you want go beyond creating clips or stand-alone images and instead build whole stories, to overcoming mental obstacles that hold you back, to figuring out stories that you're passionate about... this episode has everything you need to get to your goals with joy and enthusiasm. Get the full show notes + links to all the full interviews at JaymiH.com/91🌟 What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/Impact If you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Dec 29 2021
46 mins
Guest Episode: Visual Perception and Cultivating Creativity With Colleen Miniuk
#90: This is a very special episode! Brenda Petrella, the creator of Outdoor Photography School, hosts the Outdoor Photography Podcast. There are loads of great interviews with talented nature and landscape photographers -- and this one in particular will spark new ways of thinking about your creativity and the visual impact your images can make. Enjoy this episode from Brenda, as she sits down with Arizona-based landscape photographer, avid writer, and educator Colleen Miniuk to chat about how we see the world and how we capture it creatively. Visit Brenda's podcast shownotes page for allllll the links, and give this outstanding podcast a follow.🌟 What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Dec 8 2021
1 hr 33 mins
How to Market Your Conservation Stories and Campaigns: An Interview with Robin Moore and Arnelle Lozada of Re:wild
#89:  The photographs we create are just the start of a conservation photo story.Really, it's about what you do with those photographs to create engagement, awareness, understanding and action around a conservation cause.So what does the rest of that action look like?What do you actually do to put your images to work?What are the strategies?And how do social media play a role in all of this?Well, I'm so excited that today our guests are two geniuses on the marketing and communications team of Re: Wild – Arnelle Lozada and Robin Moore. Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/89🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Nov 23 2021
57 mins
Publishing Photo Books for Conservation - An Interview with Helen Cherullo of Braided River
#088: Of all the books that fill my book shelves, and there are many, there is one particular imprint that really stands out that is Braided River. That's because Braided River creates books that are all based in conservation.Whether it's wildlife conservation or wild spaces conservation, everything that they put out is not only a beautiful visual story, but has a really strong message of conservation. Braided River doesn't just stop when the book is published. The book is the start of what will also be a campaign that includes gallery exhibits, traveling exhibits, speaking events, all kinds of campaigns that will hopefully create necessary change, policy change or behavior change around the conservation issue that the book discusses.Helen Cherullo founded Braided River, the imprint of Mountaineers, while she was the publisher of Mountaineers. She has 20 long years of experience there, and now she has pivoted to give a 100% of her energy as the Executive Director of Braided River.She knows what she is doing when it comes to creating books that have conservation impact. She is full of knowledge and insights, and it is such a joy to get to understand what the book publishing journey looks like, not only from the perspective of building a book, but also of building a book that becomes the springboard of something bigger.It's a amazing conversation, and if you have any interest at all in creating a book around a conservation visual storytelling project that you're working on, then this is the episode for you.Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/88🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Nov 9 2021
49 mins
How to Start a Successful Career in Underwater Conservation Filmmaking: An Interview with Inka Cresswell
#087: A marine biologist turned professional underwater conservation photographer and filmmaker, Inka Cresswell works with large companies to craft films. She's taken all of that passion that she has for the ocean and for conservation, and gets her message of conservation out in front of broad audiences not only through her films and photography, but also through public speaking and communication, mentorship, doing panel discussions, all kinds of really amazing work.She is joining us today to talk about what it's like to move into this industry, what it's like to navigate through it.Get the full show notes + links to resources at JaymiH.com/87🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Oct 26 2021
57 mins
How This Filmmaker Goes Beyond Premieres for Conservation Impact - An Interview with Gunjan Menon
🌟 Doors to Conservation Photography 101 close SOON. Head to ConservationVisuals.com/Enroll for details 🌟#086: Okay, so you put all of this time and energy and love and creativity and money into creating a conservation-focused wildlife film, and then you premiere it…and then what happens?What happens to that conservation film after you've premiered it?Well, that is what Gunjan Menon thinks about all the time.Menon is an independent wildlife filmmaker based in India, and she specializes in creating mixed-genre conservation-focused films. And what happens after those films are made is where Gunjan loves to focus her energy. Menon and her husband launched an organization called Beyond Premieres, which connects folks working in conservation efforts on the ground with conservation-focused filmmakers. Beyond Premieres also helps with things like outreach and education, developing capacity building through filmmaking, and there's even a legal team to help assist with policy level changesMenon talks us today to talk about her own journey from being a child actor in a big city to becoming a wildlife filmmaker, some of the projects that she's worked on that have really changed her and helped guide her work, and what it means for success to have role models in this field.Get the full show notes + see Gunjan's films at JaymiH.com/86🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Oct 12 2021
58 mins
How To Get 100 Million Image Views For Conservation Causes: An Interview With Benjamin Von Wong
🌟 Doors to Conservation Photography 101 open for enrollment SOON. Head to ConservationVisuals.com/Enroll for details 🌟Every so often, I'll come across a photographer or a filmmaker or artist whose work I look at and I'm like, “How did I not know about you years ago?” That is the case with Benjamin Von Wong.Benjamin Von Wong joins us to talk about what he creates and why, how he thinks about impact, how he moves through projects, and of course, what it means to make images go viral.Get the full show notes, and watch two videos about the making of two of Ben's epic photo projects, at JaymiH.com/85🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Sep 28 2021
56 mins
Marine Scientist Turns to Conservation Photography & Filmmaking as Outlet for Her Inner Artist: An Interview with Dr. Shireen Rahimi
#084: Dr. Shireen Rahimi is everything you expect and nothing you expect. She is a boundaries-breaking badass who bravely binds together all the things. Shireen is using her strengths as a scientist, her skills in commercial work, and her drive as an artist to be as bold of a conservation visual storyteller as possible. She cares about coming up with unexpected ways to reach beyond the choir and bring more people into the conservation conversation. And in this interview, she gives us an opportunity to learn more about how she thinks.  Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/86🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Aug 17 2021
53 mins
Balancing A Million Projects Without Going Crazy (Q&As)
Have a question about conservation visual storytelling that you want me to answer on this podcast? Submit it at jaymih.com/ask. Leave me a voice message asking whatever questions you have on your mind about conservation photography or visual storytelling. I'll pull from those questions to answer the best and most pressing here on the podcast. Today's questions were submitted by a Wild Idea Lab member. This was kind of the spark that started this whole idea of answering questions on the podcast, because these questions really resonate with a lot of people, including me.  We're diving into questions about balancing all of these conflicting priorities and juggling all kinds of tasks, and how you can figure out what it is that you're gonna work on and not be totally frazzled by your to-do list. Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/83🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Aug 3 2021
1 hr 9 mins
Macro Photography, Staying Centered, and Removing the Insect Eww-Factor: An Interview with Joseph Ferraro
#082: Macro photography is miraculous, and I think the world of macro photographers who are really good at their craft. And one of the folks who I absolutely love following because he is so good at his craft is Joseph Ferraro.I met Joseph when he joined Wild Idea Lab and fully embraced the “conservation photographer” title. An advertising creative in his day job, he spends his off hours creating fine art level photography of insects living in his yard.If you're not already a fan of macro photography, my guess is you'll have a craving to explore this niche by the end of the episode!Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/82🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Jul 20 2021
56 mins
Animal Photojournalism and the Domestic Side of Conservation: An Interview with Jo-Anne McArthur
#081: Jo-Anne McArthur is the winner of this year's BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition with her beautiful image of a mother kangaroo with a joey in her pocket standing in the midst of a burned eucalyptus plantation.It's something that when you look at it, you can't help but start to put together a puzzle pieces of how we as humans impact the natural environment and how we impact the species that live on this planet alongside us.But… often we think of only the wild animals we effect, such as that kangaroo family. Jo-Anne, however, brings attention to all animals. Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/81🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Jul 13 2021
54 mins
What Lens Are You Using? Diversity in Visual Storytelling - An Interview with Amy Marquis
Jul 6 2021
1 hr 4 mins
How to Get Your Conservation Photography Into Galleries - An Interview with Steven DeWitt
#079: When you think about ways to get your work out into the world, how often does the idea of hanging work in a gallery come to mind? Probably often. And yet, conservation photography is not very well represented in the gallery world. Why is that, and how can conservation photographers take better advantage of this great opportunity?Here with us to answer this question is Steven DeWitt.There's so much goodness in this interview, so grab a notepad or head to the show notes where a transcript is waiting for you because you're gonna want to take notes!Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/79🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Jun 29 2021
1 hr
Diving into Secrets of the Whales: An Interview with Brian Skerry
#078: “How do you photograph whale culture?!” That's what one very esteemed photo editor asked Brian Skerry when he told her about his project. He hopes that by seeing whale culture across the planet, we humans will understand whales as our equals and quit destroying the oceans they in habit. It's a big, audacious goal… the perfect kind of goal for a world-famous, well-loved photographer like Brian Skerry. He joins us to talk about:what it was like to photograph this projecthis process for researching and organizing his shotswhere he's failed during his careeradvice he has for aspiring conservation photographersGet the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/78🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Jun 22 2021
54 mins
Getting Your First Conservation Photo Project Out To Multiple Publications: An Interview With Carla Rhodes
#077: How do you jump into the big (often nerve-wracking) realm of pitching for the first time? Well, Carla accomplished it with a canon-ball dive. Carla was with us in episode 31, where she talked about finding the courage to begin her first conservation photography project.Since completing that project, Carla has done an exceptional job of getting that story out into the world, from bioGraphic to the New York Times. For the first time, she's navigated the pitching process and all the ups and downs and failures and false starts that come with that.So she's back to talk about her big lessons learned, what she did right, what she did wrong, what she wouldn't change for the world, and how she's built up a successful path for herself and for a storyGet the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/77🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Jun 15 2021
57 mins
Behind the Scenes of the Jackson Wild Collective - An Interview with Melanie Judd
#076: If you're interested in the filmmaking side of conservation visual storytelling, then you likely already know about Jackson Wild. But if this is a new name to you, well you'll know all about them by the end of this episode.Jackson Wild is probably best known for its annual summit, where people from all over the world gather to watch amazing environmental and nature films, to network, and to collaborate. Not only does this organization host an outstanding annual event, but it also hosts the Jackson Wild Media Lab, an amazing opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to learn all about science communication and filmmaking.On top of all this, Jackson Wild has created yet another extraordinary thing: the Jackson Wild Collective.I think of it as the LinkedIn of conservation filmmakers, scientists and composers and pretty much anyone interested in taking part in the filmmaking side of conservation visual storytelling.It's been in beta mode for months, but has finally launched this May to the public. So I asked Melanie Judd, who's in charge of partnerships and engagement at Jackson Wild, to come on to the podcast and tell us all about the Jackson Wild Collective. Enjoy this inside scoop on everything this new platform has to offer. Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/76🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Jun 8 2021
35 mins
How to Find a Photography Mentor - An Interview with Sabine Meyer of Audubon Magazine
#075: Mentorship is a big, BIG part of finding success and growth. That's why I asked Sabine Meyer, Director of Photography at National Audubon Society and a Mentor in the upcoming Mentor Program at Conservation Visual Storytellers Academy, to talk with us about her philosophy around mentorship and her experiences in 30 years of working in visual storytelling. The way that Sabine thinks about mentorships is truly uplifting and helpful. You'll walk away from this episode with a wonderful outlook on what mentorship can do for you in your evolution as a photographer or filmmaker. Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/75🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
Jun 1 2021
46 mins
Equality in Wildlife Photography Competitions - An interview with Big Picture's Suzi Eszterhas and Rhonda Rubinstein
#074: Today we're talking with Suzi Eszterhas, who is jury chair of BigPicture, and Rhonda Rubinstein, whois the Creative Director at California Academy of Sciences, the entity that hosts the competition. And both Suzi and Rhonda are co-founders of BigPicture.We talk about why BigPicture puts so much emphasis on increasing the representation of women inside of this wildlife photography competition, why it matters, and what strategies are they employing in order to encourage women to enter.It's a big sticky topic. You may agree with some things, you may disagree with some things, but it is something that we need to have a conversation about. So I invite you to come along on this conversation, and it might just open up new ideas about the entire concept of wildlife photography competitions as a whole.Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/74🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
May 25 2021
1 hr 9 mins
How to Get Started in Conservation Filmmaking: An Interview with Morgan Heim
#073: If you've been curious about pushing your boundaries as a still photographer, and diving into the wide and wild world of filmmaking, then today's episode will totally be your cup of tea.Moving from still photography into video is an amazing way to challenge your creative mind and learn a whole plethora of new skills. But it also has some hurdles and stumbling blocks, both when you're in the creative planning stage and most definitely when you're behind the camera. Today's guest is someone who has been there done that, and has become an award-winning filmmaker and a much-in-demand professional hired by nonprofits and companies alike. Morgan Heim takes us back to the days when she was moving from still photography into filmmaking, and walks us through some of the big hiccups to pay attention to. She also explains why the hard work is absolutely worth it, and how filmmaking can catapult you into a wide range of fresh opportunities you'd otherwise not have. You'll LearnThe biggest muscle memory habits you have to breakWhy filmmaking seems Zen-like, yet really, really isn'tWays that filmmaking lets you embrace your inner child and goof offHow to build sequences (instead of shot lists)The importance of staying present with your subjectsThe simple strategy to remove complexity from the learning processThe ways that filmmaking can make you orders of magnitude more hire-able as a professionalWhat parts of filmmaking you can do yourself, and which tasks you can hire out to experts Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/73🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
May 11 2021
1 hr 1 min
Getting Your Partner Onboard With Your Photography Business: An Interview With (My Partner) Nick
#072:  When your job is not a typical nine-to-five with a paycheck every two weeks, it can be really hard for a spouse or a partner to understand what you're doing as real work. It can be hard for YOU to see what you do as real work.And that's when communication becomes critical. My own partner, Nick, was with me when I made the shift from someone with a full-time salaried job into being a business owner. He's been with me as I worked on assignment photography. As I created workshops and launched them to teach other people. As I created my local photography tour company.Oh he's seen those ups and downs! And while we aren't perfect, and we aren't necessarily the typical couple, we have made it work well.So I cajoled Nick into coming onto the podcast to talk about what it's like to be the partner of a full-time photographer, how we've navigated the ups and the downs, and strategies that can help you bring your partner onboard with your profession of choice, so that you both can grow. Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/72🌟 QUIZ!  ✅ What's Your Hidden Storyteller Personality as a Nature Photographer or Filmmaker?Take the quick quiz to discover your creative super-strengths as a conservation-focused visual storyteller. Get a custom action plan based on your results so that you know exactly what to do next to gain clarity, momentum and impact with your imagery. This is coming straight from a full-time pro photographer/editor with 10 years experience & an obsession with helping you reach your world-changing goals.➡️ JaymiH.com/Quiz❣️ Get entertaining educational emails each week! Sign up at  JaymiH.com/ImpactIf you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!
May 4 2021
47 mins

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