Reading articles, watching Youtube videos and practising will only get you so far. For everything else, there are photography podcasts.
We have compressed every photography podcast into this list here. These are the best of the best, playing in the background when you edit your work.
Cameras Or Whatever is hosted by Tyler Stalman. He’s a family and commercial portrait photographer, who also dabbles in landscapes. He provides what he calls a “podcast for the working photographer”.
Not only does the podcast have a great name, but it is also of very high quality. It’s a laid back, calm and refreshing chat with him and other photographers. And they look at many different topics.
His intelligent and penetrative conversations give you real and honest looks into photography gear and techniques. This is a must listen, especially for help in social media.
The B&H Photography Podcast comes from B&H, the largest non-chain photo an video store in the US. Allan Weitz, the senior copywriter for the company, hosts it.
This podcast is upbeat, with a lot of energy. It can be confusing sometimes who is talking, as the conversation is free-flowing. I love this style, and they do it well.
This podcast covers some of the favourite photography topics, news, and gear. It’s fun and enjoyable, making it very easy to listen to in the background.
Raymond is the host behind The Beginner Photography Podcast. He is a wedding photographer based in Indianapolis. But he brings all sorts of information with him.
This is for anyone who wants to learn how to capture stories with their cameras. Aimed at those who have an eye for an image, but unsure how to take the photography to the next, logical step.
There are interviews with other photographers too. These allow you to digest the info and keep one step ahead. Definitely not a new podcast, but it is a personal favourite.
Andrew Hellmich brings us The Photo Xperiment Podcast. He’s a wedding and portrait photographer. Actually, he is the most awarded wedding photographer in the Central Coast in Australia.
In this photography podcast, we learn about business. The focus is on portraits, weddings and creating digital story content.
My only qualm with this podcast isn’t the content, but the platform. You have to click on each link, as there is no autoplay. You also can’t pause or stop without closing the window.
Ben Hartley brings us The Six Figure Photography Podcast. He’s a self-taught wedding photographer. He claims to have made a six-figure business over two years and wants to tell us how it’s done.
Upbeat and very open about sharing his tips and giving you all the podcast show notes. Sometimes he brings on guests to talk and share their experiences.
On top of the podcasts, he also has one of the best youtube podcasts for material. The podcasts are sporadic, coming to us every few weeks. Currently, he is at episode 95 and shows no hints of slowing down.
This is one of the best photography podcasts on the business of photography.
This photography podcast comes to us from Martin Bailey. He provides education and inspiration through a mixture of art, techniques, interviews and gear reviews.
I like his travelogue style episodes. They are educational and try to bring inspiration to his listeners. He looks at art and creativity with a seasoning of technical topics and reviews.
The enhanced part comes from how interactive the podcast is. You learn from photos and examples along the way.
Are you after photography tips, improving your photography and digital storytelling? The Martin Bailey Photography Podcast is for you.
The Candid Frame is a great podcast for 2018 photographers. The voice of Ibarionex Perello is very deep and relaxing, sinking into your ears as you listen. For portrait photography, this is for you.
I love his style of podcasting when he introduces and talks to other photographers. He mixes in his research and findings along with the photographer’s own voice and stories.
He is a former technical engineer for Nikon and associate magazine editor. Go and support him and this weekly podcast on Patreon.
FroKnowsPhoto comes from the Afro toting Jared Polin. He is one of the best photographers for educational content. He is here to help you improve photography all across the board.
His photography podcast covers everything. Whether it looks at business, life and the state of the world, he has it. Some of them are rants on Sunday mornings, but all are honest conversations.
There is a reason why FroKnowsPhoto is one of the best photography sites on the internet. He is a character and understands what people want to learn. In ways that would be difficult to learn elsewhere.
Street Focus is a podcast by Valerie Jardin, a Digital Photo School author. It is released under the TWiP (This Week in Photo) umbrella. And it is a great resource for all things street photography.
I love this photography podcast. It is an ongoing exploration of street photography. There are interviews, lessons on videos, and tips. Even Q&A episodes with conversations about street challenges.
You will learn techniques, tools and even psychology related to this documentary area. Chasing light and telling stories. Catch the latest podcast episode on iTunes now.
If you are looking for one of the top podcasts in 2018 for photography, look no further. For all things photography related, this photography podcast is for you. Perfect for when you want to listen, but with no field in particular.
Ted Forbes is the voice behind this vocal learning tool. He is a photographer and video maker, specialising in architecture and portraiture. It isn’t only talking, but it is the best youtube podcasts out there.
His youtube channel is like he speaks – fast and full of information. So you might need to concentrate a little more than other photography podcasts on this list.
If you are looking for gear info, digital photography, composition and more – this is for you. Especially if you have access to iTunes.
The On Taking Pictures podcast is a weekly photography podcast. It’s brought to you by Jeffery Saddoris and Bill Wadman. Jeffery is a photography educator and writer, and Bill is a portrait photographer.
Between them, they make one of the best and top podcasts of 2018. Together they take on art, science and the philosophy behind photography. They talk shop well, and keep it upbeat.
These photography tutorials, looking at the photography business idea, are available on iTunes.
The History of Photography is for those looking for, well, the history of photography. This podcast by Jeff Curto is my favorite of the photography podcasts and the top podcast in 2018.
Jeff Curto is a professor of photography, so there is no one better to give you this information. He covers different eras. And he even focuses on those prominent photographers you want to know about.
The best thing I find is that podcasts can play in the background. But if you have attention, you can see a youtube version of the same information. This is a clever way to feed us photographers information.
These photography tutorials, covering professional photographers is available on iTunes.
We’ve just discovered the awesome photography podcast available at PhotographyCourse.net you should check out too. Stay tuned as we will we updating this post with the new podcasts we’ve been listening to soon!
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