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rick sammon & larry becker talk with the best photographers in the world

054 Art Wolfe v2.0 – Rick Catches up with the World Renowned Photographer Art Wolfe for a second interview

This time Rick dives a little deeper into things like what makes a great picture

Art Wolfe is at the top of his game – as a wildlife, travel, people and nature photographer . . . and writer.

We are honored to have Art back for a second time on our show. Art shares his insights on being a working pro – and working on seven books at one time.

Art Wolfe Events & Workshops

053 Robert Vanelli – Rick Sammon interviews the multi-talented photographer and networking guru

Vanelli is a talented photographer, trainer, and entrepreneur and he shares valuable info for all kinds of shooters

Larry & Rick have both known Robert Vanelli for years and years and happily call him a friend. Then again, just about everybody who meets Vanelli is his friend instantly. He’s a powerful personal networking expert.

And he’s on this episode because he’s an accomplished, popular photographer and photography trainer, who’s willing to share and teach what he knows. Have a listen and you’re sure to learn even more!


050 Expert Photographer Tony Corbell and Rick discuss great photography training insights, workshops, and more

Tony Corbell is a world-renowned photographer and truly nice guy who shares openly on this episode

Rick has known – and respected – Tony since the early 1980s. Tony is a master of studio lighting and natural lighting. He speaks all over the world, and leads awesome photo workshops.

Hey If Rick can learn a lot from Tony, so can you!

Visit Tony’s workshop website

Visit Tony’s commercial photography website

049 Erik Kuna shares Rocket Launch Photo Strategies with Larry

Erik Kuna may be VP of Operations at Kelby One, but he’s gaining a big following for his rocket launch photography

Larry sat down with Erik Kuna to talk rocket launch photography and what goes into it. Erik shared everything from planning and special apps you’ll want so you can get a good location, to techniques behind some of his most notable shots.

Check out his rocket launch portfolios here:


048 Ibarionex Perello

Rick Sammon interviews his long time friend, Photo Industry insider, and podcaster Ibarionex Perello

Rick gets some good – and candid – comments from his friend Ibarionex Perello, host of the Candid Frame podcast.

Street photography and black-and white photography – and the importance of contrast and shadows – are the main topics of this interview.

The Candid Frame Podcast

046 Susan Todd & Andy Young

Dynamic Duo Makes Filmmaking a Family Affair

The producers, directors and writers of the new IMAX film, Backyard Wilderness, share their passion for filmmaking and nature – and having fun!

Rick talks with his Emmy-award winning friends/neighbors about how they shot this amazing film. If you love digital filmmaking and nature films, you will love Rick’s interview.

045 Larry Tiefenbrunn – Inventor of the PlatyPod

Hanging out with friends at Photoshop World 2018 in Orlando

Larry B and Larry T have been friends for years and Larry T has been a fan of Rick for years too. And these days we’re all just good friends. So when we were all together at Photoshop World, we took a few minutes to talk about photography, inspiration, some great books, and of course, the PlatyPod.