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 KelbyTV.com 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?