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057 Inspiration with Rick & Larry

Rick brings his popular inspiration presentation to the podcast

Rick Sammon is in high demand as a speaker and trainer for just about everything photography related, and one of his popular live presentations is “How to Get Motivated and Stay Inspired.” 

In this episode Rick brings that presentation to life for Picturing Success podcast listeners in discussion form with Larry.

There’s a lot of great information for todays photographers who are looking for new insights to boost their own inspiration.


Girl with the Pearl Earring

056 Richard Harker — Rick talks with Richard about Arctic & Antarctica photography

Planning a trip to the Arctic or Antarctica? This inside information is just what you need.

Richard Harker is a photography, Photoshop, Lightroom and iPhone expert – and a heck of a nice guy. He has spent 14 years as a photo coach on Abercrombie & Kent voyages around the world ­ in both the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in Japan ­ on luxury ships. Rick, also a photo coach for A&K, and Richard discuss photographing from the deck of a large ship as well as from a zodiac (rubber inflatable boat).

Rick and Richard cover the challenges of wildlife photograph and ice photography. They discuss lenses, camera care, exposure and more.



055 Gilmar Smith – Creative Portrait Photographer and Retoucher Spends time with Rick

From fun and quirky portraiture to creative insights, Gilmar Smith opens up and shares her craft

Gilmar (pronounced Hil-marrr) Smith (pronounced Smith) is full of fun and creativity. Rick met her at Photoshop World in Orlando, FL at her Route 66 booth and knew immediately that he had to have her on the show.

Gilmar talks about how creates her unique style and how her personality comes though in her photography.

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