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106 Mike “Spike” Ince interview by Rick Sammon

Rick talks with night sky, focus stacking and long exposures with returning guest Mike “Spike” Ince

Photographer and workshop leader Mike “Spike” Ince returns to our podcast for a detailed discuss of night sky photography, focus stacking and long exposures. You’ll learn a bunch in this episode – including how to take night sky pictures even when using a 600mm lens.

Want to learn more from Spike? Check out his blog (link below). You can also learn from this talented young dude in person during a 2019 photo workshop he’s leading for NANPA – the North American Nature Photography Association (see link below) in Moab, Utah. 

https://mikeince.com/about/ – Mike’s gear and the WordPress plugin(s) discussed, includes star tracker links and add ons.

https://mikeince.com/focus-stacking-tutorial/ – tutorial which was discussed

105 How Photographers Can Save Money in 2019

Rick and Larry share a bunch of money saving tips and tricks for photographers

Photography is not an inexpensive hobby or vocation, so Rick and Larry dig in to help fellow shooters save money on all kinds of aspects of photography.

104 Ron Clifford ­ Talks TEDx, Vision Boards & Adventures to unfold

Rick’s second interview with Ron Clifford is loaded with insights for everyone

Ron Shares with Rick how he learned embraced vision boards as something to give “faith toward action” and how Giving a TEDx talk on being the “Bipolar Photographer” became a reality. As always the conversations mixes inspiration, experience and the adventure of being a modern­ day photographer. Ron and Rick also talk about their shared love of both the Antarctic and Africa. The conversation is always inspiring when these two get together.

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102 Justin Wojtczak – Wedding Photographer and Videographer

Larry talks with Justin about how adding simple video to his services has changed his business for the better

Justin Wojtczak is a wedding photographer and videographer based in Atlanta. He met Larry when Justin was teaching classes at Photoshop World and helping still shooters add simple video to their photography offerings. Of course that struck a cord with Larry and they’ve been friends ever since.

This interview might just open your eyes to the possibility of doing simple video without becoming an indy filmmaker or learning cinematography.

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Justin’s Snapshot Videos

Larry’s Free eBook of Video Recipes for Photographers

101 Composition with Rick & Larry

Rick Sammon and Larry Becker deep dive into the rules of composition and why you should break them

Interviews are great and we’ve had amazing guests on our first 100 episodes!! But our listeners also ask for topic shows where Rick and Larry unpack a subject so photographers can glean a better understanding of their own capture process. Today Larry interviews Rick about composition and you’re sure to hear some new insights you’ve never thought of before.

Maybe you know the rule of thirds, but have you ever heard of the rule of odds? How about do it diagonally? Rick has a BUNCH of rules and guidance all about composition and when and how you might consider breaking the rules. Rick and Larry deep dive as fellow photographers, into the fun topic of things to consider so you can improve your composition skills.

100 — Picturing Success turns 100 today!!

Rick Sammon & Larry Becker have reached episode 100 and today’s a giveaway celebration

Not only have Rick & Larry been doing a podcast for photographers with the best photographers in the world, they have both been learning along the way. Besides hundreds of dollars worth of giveaways, today’s episode is Rick and Larry sharing some GREAT lessons they’ve learned from the first 99 episodes.

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098 Margot Raggett – Founder of the Remembering Wildlife Project

Rick interviews Margot Raggett about her Remembering Wildlife book series and her photography

Some of the world top photographers – including Jonathan & Angela Scott and Art Wolfe – have contributed photographs for the Remembering Wildlife book series, and many celebrities – including Russell Crowe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Piers Morgan and Ricky Gervais – support the project. Learn why in this interview.

In 2015 Margot founded the Remembering Wildlife project, a ‘live-aid’ moment for wildlife photographers coming together for a fund-raising book first on elephants entitled Remembering Elephants. This was followed by Remembering Rhinos and in October 2018, Remembering Great Apes was published. She has partnered with the Born Free Foundation on all three books, which so far have raised £460,000 GBP / $600,000 for conservation projects in Africa and Asia.

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097 BONUS Episode – Workshop Alert • St. Augustine Florida Birding and Photo Fest

April 24-28 is a special event for birding and photo enthusiasts

This episode is a behind-the-scenes peek at an upcoming special event in north Florida where Rick and a host of others will be teaching and shooting.

This BONUS episode of the Picturing Success podcast is all about that event and answers some questions if you’re thinking about going.

The Official Birding and Photo Fest Web Page