- Get to know an inspirational photographer: This month Scott introduce you to the professional nature photographer John Shaw. John’s work has been published in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer and many other publications. John has photographed every continent, from the Artic to the Antarctic, from Provence to Patagonia. John has also published many books and leads workshops.
- Improving ones vision and finding some motivation to go out and make good photos is a desire that we hear often from our students. So we give some tips to our audience on what they can do to archive this.
- We discuss the direct benefits of spending more time with the gear that you have rather than focusing on the gear that you want to have next.
- Studying and closely looking at published photos from photographers that you admire can teach you a lot about vision and execution of creating a great photo.
- We talk about the advantages of making the conscious decision to reduce your gear whenever possible. There are more benefits than just weight to work with a single prime instead of a long zoom lens in many situations.
- Find a manageable personal project that makes you pick up your camera regularly and with intent.
- We also discuss the benefits that go along with printing your work.
- Marco’s photobook of the month pick is: Gregory Heisler – 50 Portraits. Anyone who wants take a powerful portrait photo should read this book.
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About this show:
On the monthly #Inspiration episode of the Photofocus podcast Scott and Marco will discuss the art, history and motivation in photography that often gets lost in today’s media rich world. Slow down, look closer and put more intent into photography to increase you creativity and final results. And simply spread the pure love of photography.