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

169 Five Quick Tips about Camera Gear Maintenance

Our beloved gear makes the craft of photography possible and maintenance of that gear is mission critical

There are all kinds of little tips and tricks when it comes to maintaining your precious camera gear and we bet you learn one or two (or maybe even five) things you haven’t heard about for gear maintenance. 

5 Quick Tips style, Rick and Larry get right to the point and it’s a great episode for a short commute.


167 Five Quick Tips About Cool, Little-Known Photography Gadgets

Larry & Rick talk about cool little devices that help with photography

Larry is a self-professed “gadget guy” and he has all kinds of cool little gadgets that make all aspects of photography easier and more fun. There are so many things people don’t even know exist. Great solutions to little nagging issues.

So this time around you’ll learn about half a dozen cool little things in Larry’s camera bag that make his photography life better.

166 Steve Brazill – Rick Welcomes Back Rock Star Photographer/Popular Podcaster

Sure, Rick and Steve talk about what it’s like photographing rock groups on a stage, but Steve also talks about shooting the moon!

We think you will love this episode, because you can use all of Steve’s tips in your own photography. You will hear about the “art of compromise,” the art of black-and-white photography, and taking the mystery out of a scene.

Steve also talks about his awesome Behind the Shot podcast, which Rick has been on a few times. Finally, Steve offers some advice on choosing the best ear plugs.


Behind the Shot Podcast:

twitter.stevebrazill.com (@SteveBrazill)

facebook.stevebrazill.com (@Steve Brazill Photography)

instagram.stevebrazill.com (@SteveBrazill)

165 Five Quick Tips for Fixing Pictures That Have Soft Focus

When you shot a picture and you get back to the studio and realize the focus is soft, what do you do?

The best thing to do with poor focus shots is to reshoot. But what if you’re already done at the location and you’re looking on your computer when you realize the focus is soft?

Rick and Larry talk about 5 quick things you can do to have a better finished image.

164 David Bergman – Concert Photographer Shares Great Insights and A Huge Opportunity

Master of Music, Concert, Sports and Celebrity Photography – Chats with Rick

A very small, exclusive group of people are pro concert photographers and only one can get you back stage for a BIG show so YOU can shoot with him…

Join Rick as he interviews David Bergman, a fellow photographer and musician, about the photo gear and techniques he uses to get award-winning images – and keeps him at the top of his game.

Learn about shooting in low light and ISO settings, using strobes and lenses – and most important, how to develop a relationship with a subject.

David also talks about how he created his own reality as a music photographer.

Lots to learn in this episode of our podcast – including how important it is to be a good businessperson.

163 Five Quick Tips for Dealing with Trolls

Rick and Larry talk about ways to handle Internet trolls posting about your work

It’s a frustrating thing these days when people hide behind anonymity and just say mean stuff from their keyboard (in their mom’s basement). Rick and Larry have had their fair share of being trolled and these 5 Quick Tips are insights for dealing with those keyboard warriors.

162 Martin Bailey – Photographer, instructor, app developer, podcaster workshop pro, talks with Rick 1-on-1

Rick talks with photographer, photo instructor, podcaster, workshop leader, iOS app developer and musician Martin Bailey about their shared passions – professionally and personally

This is a fun show! Rick begins by welcoming listeners to Martin’s awesome podcast, The Martin Bailey Photography podcast, and Martin welcomes folks to the Picturing Success podcast.

Martin and Rick talk about workshops – not only how to get great pictures, but how to enjoy the experience. If you are looking for an intensive and fun-filled workshop, check out Martin’s workshops!

More fun: Rick and Martin both agree that it’s a good idea to go back and look at past images – to see how they might be improved with new technology.

Martin also talks about Rick’s 40th book (Kindle and paperback), Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom – discovering the power of pictures. Here, too, Rick and Martin have many of the same photo – and life – philosophies.

Visit with Martin here:

Web site: https://martinbaileyphotography.com/
Blog: https://martinbaileyphotography.com/blog/
Portoflios: https://mbp.ac/portfolios
Podcast in iTunes: https://mbp.ac/itns
Instagram: https://instagram.com/martinbaileyphotography
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/martin.bailey
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MartinBaileyPhotography
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartinBailey

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/martinbailey
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinbaileyphotog

Link to Rick’s 40th book

161 Five Quick Tips for Back Yard Bird Photography

Photographing small birds in your backyard might be easier than you think

Our friend and fellow photographer, Paul Kober, suggested today’s topic so we followed his lead and covered 5 Quick Tips for better back yard bird photos.

We may not all use the same instruments to get our own bird photos, but these tips should help. 

And you’ll want to check out Paul’s website too

160 Chad Robertson – Self Publishing Guru Talks with Rick

Chad Robertson of Writingnights.org Offers Insight Into the Fast-Growing World of Self-publishing – for e- books and printed books

Looking to self-publish a book of your photographs and words? You’ve come to the right place! In this episode, Rick talks with Chad Robertson of writingnights.org – the publisher of Rick’s latest book, Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom, and Trey Ratcliff’s book, Under the Influence – How to Fake Your Way Into Getting Rich on Instagram.

Chad talks about why one should self-publish a book – as well as pricing, layout, typeface, marketing, cost and much more.

You will also hear Chad talk about how self-published books are actually out selling traditionally published book.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact Chad for a free 15- minute consultation through the links below – and get started with your own book!

Chad’s Links:

Trey’s Book link:

Rick’s book link: