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

189 Five Quick Tips about General Photography with Guest Photographer Steve Brazill

Our great guest and awesome concert photographer, Steve Brazill shares tips today

Steve Brazill has been a popular guest on our regular style interview shows and now Steve has stepped up when we asked him if he’d like to do a guest version of our 5 Quick Tips episodes. Steve tackles general photography in this great, short episode and you can find out more about him by following one of these links:

188 Susan Dimock and Rick Talk Fine Art Photography

Fine-art photographer Susan Dimock shares her photo philosophies with our listeners

Several years ago, Rick met Susan Dimock on the sandy beaches of Bandon, Oregon. They became friends immediately – for several reasons: they love photography, love sharing, love teaching and have a great respect for, and protecting, the environment . . . not only for the animals but also for people.

Susan shares some of her photo philosophies and well as some tips on photographing at slow shutter speeds, photographing at aquariums and photographing birds.

Susan also talks about her new projects, which include drawing stories out of the environment and running photo workshop in Oregon.

Visit with Susan on her website:

187 Five Quick Tips – ‘Lightbulb’ Moments and Shoutouts

This quick episode is about a few cool “ah-ha” moments and where they came from

As photographers, we’re always learning and today we take a little time to go through a handful of powerful, quick training tips and how they have helped us get better at photography.


186 Patricia Davidson A Rick Sammon Interview with a talented photographer and educator

Fine Art Landscape Photographer Patricia Davidson Shares Her Photographic Philosophies

We love interviewing pros at the top of their games – the nice ones anyway!

In this episode, Rick talks with fine art landscape photographer Patricia Davidson about her approach to making, and not just taking, pictures.

Topics covered: ND and polarizing filters, composition, print sales, and photographing waterfalls, streams, rivers and waves.

If you love landscape photography, you’ll love this episode – and Patricia. You can visit with her by clicking on the links below.

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Patricia Davidson
Portfolio: http://patriciadavidsonphotography.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pdavidsonphoto/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/pdavidsonphoto
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PatriciaDavidsonPhotography 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdavidsonphoto

185 Five Quick Tips for shooting in the Snow

From camera settings to helpful setup tips, you’ll be better in the snow after this episode

Quick and to the point, Rick and Larry talk about some of the challenges and ways to get better results when you’re shooting in the snow.

184 Joseph Roybal and Rick Talk Night Shooting, Landscapes, Seascapes…

Like landscape photography? Then we think you will love this episode of our podcast.

Denver-based landscape photographer Joseph Roybal, who Rick met at the recent Out of Oregon conference, is our guest!

Joseph talks about how he makes stunning landscape and seascape photographs – and how you can make them, too.

Specifically, this young and talented photographer shares, among other things, techniques for drawing people into the scene, how to create a you-are-there effect, and how to make (in camera and with post-processing) stunning nighttime images, which includes getting your composition right in daylight hours.

We know you’ll love this show and Joe! Visit with Joseph on his web site:

Instagram: JosephRoybalPhotography

183 Five Quick Tips for Studying and Capturing Window Light

Alec Arons had another great idea and Rick ran with it for some great tips

Rick points out that the Renaissance masters used one light source and there are great ways to see and leverage this kind of light.

Quick Tips style this episode is complete in under 9 minutes.



182 Brian Worley and Rick talk camera tech and share insights on being prepared for the shot

This is must-listen-to show for photographers who want to get the most out of their camera

Rick interviews accomplished photographer/camera tech expert Brian Worley, who sets the bar for knowing what a camera, lens and speedlite can do!

Join Rick as he chats with Brian, based in Oxfordshire in South East England, as these two pros explore the importance of knowing camera and speedlite settings, and how they can help you get a higher percentage of keepers, as well as fewer outtakes. In a nutshell, Brian suggests using the right settings to get it right in camera.

Topics include: AF settings, tilt-shift lenses for portraiture, speedlite choices, custom settings and, as Brian says, “The most under-RATE-d button” on a camera.

Learn more from Brian on his website and social media sites:




181 Five Quick Tips about 5 Things You Should Have in Every Camera Bag

Our friend and podcast listener, Alec Arons, suggested this one

Sure, you need to bring a camera and lens when you’re going shooting, but what else should you always carry with you? Are there any little things that are easy to toss into your camera bag so you have them when you’re out shooting? 

Yep! That’s what today’s 5 Quick Tips episode is all about.


180 Ian Plant and Rick Sammon talk Photography Education, Workshops, and some New Ways to look at things

Rick interviews the super-talented Ian Plant – who has a “first” for our podcast listeners.

Ian talks about “The Last Supper” (as in the painting) and how it relates to creative composition.

Rick and Ian also talk about the importance of seeing shapes in landscape photography, and Ian introduces our listeners to Shuttermonkeys, a site dedicated to photography education and inspiration. See the link at the end of this post.

Ian is one of the most humble photographers who have been on the show. Take a listen and share his enthusiasm for his photography – which is contagious!