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201 Five Quick Tips – General Photography with Guest Frank Doorhof

Frank has been a guest AND a 5QT guest and he’s back with more!

World renowned model photographer, Frank Doorhof delivers a great 5 quick tips guest episode about general photography.




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200 A Fond Farewell – Going Out While We’re Still On Top

The (Nearly) Final Episode of Our Wonderful Podcast

Episode 201 will be the actual final episode on Thursday, but the 200th is where Larry & Rick talk about all the great guests we’ve had on the show and some of our best memories.

Thanks so much for being a part of this journey! 

Oh, and Larry & Rick will still be around at trade shows, workshops, Kelby classes and our own websites.

Larry: GreatOnCamera.com

Rick: RickSammon.com

198 Art Wolfe – Interview No. 3 with Rick and Art

Art Wolfe, One of Rick’s Photo Heroes, Returns to Our Podcast to Talk About His Latest Books

Rick has followed Art since 1980, when Rick was working in a New York City advertising agency. Back then, and even today, Art continues to inspire Rick, as well as countless photographers around the planet.

Rick and Art talk about Wild Elephants and Human Canvas, two of Art’s latest books that reflect his passion for the subject – and his photographic excellent.

If you love art, Art, wildlife photography and studio photography, this podcast is for you.

Learn more about Art’s latest books:
Human Canvas trade edition: https://store.artwolfe.com/product/human-canvas

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197 Erin Babnik – Five Quick Tips for Capturing More Expressive Landscape Photographs

Erin Babnik is back as a guest with Five Quick Tips

Following her well received recent interview episode with Rick, it’s only natural that Erin Babnik would be invited to share a great collection of tips for capturing expressive landscape images.

Be sure to catch up with Erin here too:

196 Andre Audet – Photo Artist Talks with Rick

Canadian Photographer Andre Audet Joins Us To Talk About Instagram, Understanding Animal Behavior, Post Processing, Displaying Prints and More

Andre Audet returns to the podcast for the second time to discuss a variety of topics – including how to control the viewer’s eye and why a photograph is never finished. Andre also discusses the recent changes in Instagram (hiding likes) and his passion for outdoor photography.

Follow the work of this talented photographer (and great dad) here:

Website: AndreAudetPhotography.com
Email: contact@andreaudetphotography.com
Facebook: AndreAudetPhotography
Instagram: @andreaudetphotography

195 Parish Kohanim Amazing Fine Art Photographer and Rick Discuss Photography

Rick Talks with Parish Kohanim About Fine Art Photography and Much More

Parish Kohanim is one of Rick’s photography heroes. Rick refers to himself as a travel photographer, and refers to Parish as a wonderful fine art photographer. Take a look at Parish’s web site and take a listen to this episode and you’ll see why!

In this interview Rick and Parish talk about: fine-art photography, getting inspiration from nature, being patient, art, culture, respecting yourself, the miracle of light and seeing, Beethoven, Monet, being one with the subject – and more.

We think you will get a lot of inspiration from Rick’s interview with the master of photography.

Visit with Parish:

194 Erin Babnik Talks with Rick about the Craft of Photography

Erin Babnik Shares Her Thoughts on Photography and Creativity

Rick met fellow Canon Explorer of Light, Erin Babnik at the Out of Oregon conference this past October. After singing and playing guitar around a campfire on the beach, Rick attended Erin’s “Beyond Perfection” talk – and was impressed with her images and her presentation. They became friends immediately.

In this interview Erin shares her thoughts on photography and creativity. She also talks about her workshops and an e-book – Photographing Through the Seasons – on which she collaborated with the pros from Photo Cascadia.

Photo Cascadia consists of seven photographers: Erin Babnik, Sean Bagshaw, David Cobb, Adrian Klein, Kevin McNeal, Chip Phillips and Zach Schnepf. They are all from the Cascadia region and share the common interest of photographing the striking beauty of the outdoors, especially the Northwestern United States.

Visit with Erin:
Canon Explorers of Light
Facebook: www.facebook.com/babnikphoto
Photo Cascadia Team Member: www.photocascadia.com Twitter: twitter.com/ErinBabnik
Book link: https://erinbabnik.com/photographing-through-the-seasons/

193 Alex Tsepko – Skylum CEO Talks with Larry

Behind the Scenes with Luminar 4 and Skylum’s CEO Alex Tsepko

Luminar 4, from Skylum software, is breaking new ground and making image editing an all new experience by leveraging AI and user input, for incredible and simple to accomplish results. In today’s episode Larry talks with Alex Tsepko and they both discuss all kinds of things that will help photographers anywhere along their photographic journey.

PLUS, there’s a giveaway of a free copy of Luminar 4 software for one of our listeners. Just listen to the show open and you’ll know how to enter to win.

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192 Anne Belmont – Rick talks with an amazing nature photographer

Artistic and inspiring images are what inspired Rick to seek out Anne for today’s show

As a nature photographer specializing in flower photography, Anne’s passion lies in capturing the beauty of flowers and other botanical subjects up-close. It is her belief that if we slow down and look at nature in a more contemplative way, we will find subjects that convey impact and emotion, causing the eye to linger a little longer. A life-long involvement in the arts and a first career as an art therapist have shaped the way that she views art and the creative process and have reinforced her belief in the healing power of both art and nature in our lives.


Instagram: @annebelmontphotography

Link to eBook: https://visualwilderness.com/product/ab-cfp