Top 10 Best Photography Podcasts

Full time RV travel involves a lot of time driving and I like to make the best use of that time by listening to or watching digital photography podcasts.

One reader asked which podcasts I subscribe to so I thought it would make a good subject to share with everyone who is interested in learning about photography.

There are so many different ways to learn: traditional books, ebooks, magazines, courses, social media, blogs and more. But I find podcasts an excellent and relaxing way to digest information while on-the-go.

Here is a list of my personal favourite audio and video photography podcasts. Each has a link to the podcast in iTunes.

1. Going Pro
GoingPro is a podcast aimed at aspiring and emerging professional photographers who want to learn how to grow their business and make a living from photography. Scott Bourne and Skip Cohen co-host this 30 minute audio podcast that focusses on the business of photography. Sometimes the audio on Skip Cohen’s side is not as clear as it should be, but the conversation is always interesting.
2. The Grid
The Grid with Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski is a live talk-show about photography, Photoshop and other industry-related topics. Each week features a different guest and viewers are encouraged to chime in on the Liveblog that runs next to the video on or via twitter by adding #TheGridLive to their tweets. This video podcast is an hour in length. Usually the first 15 minutes are spent in casual conversation before they get to the topic at hand. Often I fast forward through the first 15 minutes to get to the good stuff. They often take on controversial topics in the industry or topics that have been hot on Google Plus during the week.
3. D-Town TV
D-Town TV is a video podcast that focusses on teaching camera tips and photographic techniques. Hosted by RC Conception, the show is usually about 15-20 minutes in length.
4. Lightroom Killer Tips
Another podcast from Kelby Media, this is a short 50-10 minute video tutorial by Matt Kloskowski that contains tips and shortcuts for using lightroom. I always find useful tips and time saving techniques in this podcast.
5. Moose Peterson
One of the best wildlife photographers out there today, this video podcast shows Moose in the field giving you tips for capturing engaging wildlife photos.
6. Trey’s Variety Hour
This podcast comes in large and small video versions as well as an audio version. Trey is a leader in the field of HDR photography and this podcast grew out of his weekly Google Plus hangouts. What I like about this podcast is that it is not solely about photography. He often talks about other arts and culture topics and hangs out with friends in other industries.
7. Depth of Field with Matt Brandon
Brought to you by Peachpit TV, this audio podcast is 30-60 minutes in length. Matt Brandon, a humanitarian and travel photographer, interviews photographers about their lives and adventures working in photography. You will find some big names here including David duChemin, Zack Arias, Gavin Gough, Jasmine Star and many others.
8. This Week in Photography
 This audio podcast can range from 1-2.5 hours and is a lively discussion of what is new in photography including technique, technology and news. I find this a great podcast to keep up with photography news.
9. The John Greengo Photography Show
 This 60 minute video podcast is part tips and tricks and part interview with fellow photographers. I have particularly enjoyed the interviews with Art Wolfe, Jon Cornforth and Jay Goodrich. Unfortunately there have not been any new podcasts for almost 2 years, but the older ones are still good to watch.
10. 7 Photography Questions
An oldie but a goodie, this audio podcast is 30-60 minutes in length and features Audri Lanford interviewing some of the worlds best photographers. She takes questions from her audience and boils them down to 7 essential questions. Unfortunately there have been no new episodes for 2.5 years, but there are over 50 interviews in the archive. I especially enjoyed the interviews with Charlie Borland, Bryan Peterson, Brenda Tharp, and Tony Sweet.

I really wish I could put the ADBase podcast about marketing on the list. It’s a great podcast but the audio is poor and I can never hear it over the road noise.

I have to also mention TED Talks as an outstanding continual source of inspiration on a variety of subjects. You can also get TED Talks as an iPad or iPhone app.

What are your favourite photography podcasts?

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    • says

      Hi Andy, actually you are quite right the Candid Frame is an excellent podcast and I very much admire Ibarionex. I took a course from him and he was very helpful and encouraging! I really should have included it on my list. The only reason I didn’t is because … well … umm … I always fall asleep!! He has such a smooth voice. I think he should do some of those relaxation meditation type recordings. I do keep listening to them though but I don’t think I’ve ever made it through a whole episode without falling asleep.

  1. says

    Thanks for your list, and timely too, been trying to find some interesting podcast to subscribe to while on my travels.

    One that you might want to try, Martin Bailey Photography Podcast (sorry haven’t got link). He is aBritish freelance photographer living in Japan, also runs a readers/ members gallery and assignment ideas each month, which he podcasts about that too. Sure you’ll find him via google or iTunes podcast search.

    (NB – I’m not affiliated or connected with this photographer or his website other then submitting a few images to the members gallery or assignments – just a genuine recommendation).

    • says

      Hi Graham, thank you very much for the visit and suggestion. I did find the podcast on iTunes so I’ll have to listen to a few of those. I hope you find some good ones on my list too.

  2. says

    Great list Anne. I mostly listen while driving or at the gym so video podcasts don’t work as well for me. I also listen to TFTTF and Nik Radio. Nik Radio is sponsored by Nik Software and you might expect it to be an hour long sales job but it’s not. The format is interviews with a diverse set of photographers from around the world. And the audio quality is great!
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    • says

      Thanks for the suggestions Richard. I love Nik software and I know (from social media) someone who works there so I bet I will enjoy the podcast too. I’ll check it out and the other one you suggested too.

  3. says

    Hey Anne thanks for the list. I’m always looking for a good podcast.

    I like Twit Photo podcast. Catherine Hall and Leo Lapport interview an inspirational photographer each week. I also like some that are not podcast but are found online. “Framed” a web based photo network of sorts. There is another one Tamara Lacky does called reDefine that is a good quick interview show.

    Well that’s about it.

  4. Tabatha says

    Nikonians rejoice! A podcast completely dedicated to Nikon dSLR shooters presented by the famous Scott Kelby & Photoshop fame Matt Kloskowsky. These guys just get into nits & grits of Nikon dSLRs be it the D40 or the D700. Everything from firmware and accessories to shooting tips from big names like Moose Peterson and Joe Mcnally, its all here. A wonderful video podcast not to be missed.

  5. Brian O says

    Google ‘podcatchers’, ‘podcast manager’, and/or ‘podcast aggregator’ and you will find solutions that allow you to download and manage podcasts. iTunes is basically one of these type of applications. The reason many people (including myself) use iTunes is because we sync them over to our phones or tablets for listening/viewing ‘on the go’ and the iTunes route is the easiest method of doing that.

    I’ve listened/viewed/subscribed to roughly 75% of the podcasts you and other commenters have listed. BTW, Martin Bailey has a fairly soothing voice as well as Ibarionex Perello, so you might find yourself falling asleep to him as well! But it’s a great podcast.

    Adobe’s Julianne Kost has a video podcast series. Those same videos, I believe, are directly available on Adobe’s website but I like the fact that I can take them with me on my tablet to consume without an internet connection.


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