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15
Nov 2020

Episode 34 Don Giannatti Commercial Photographer, Creative Mentor and Business Coach

Episode 34 Don Giannatti
Commercial Photographer, Creative Mentor and Business Coach

Welcome to Episode 34, 

Today we talk with Don Giannatti, who’s been a photographer for more than 5 decades, shooting everything from product to Fashion, Beauty & Travel.

He’s an author of 6 books and a great believer that lighting is the most important part of an image. 

He teaches workshops all over the world but now focuses on mentoring other photographers to develop their skills and grow their business’ in the commercial world and also owns the 3rd largest Ad agency in Arizona.

Over recent years has mentored guided hundreds of photographers from various points of entry along their journey to help put their stamp on the map.

We dive into Don’s world, both past and current where he takes us on a wonderful journey and career. 

We talk about how photographers should be working to improve their business, how to get clients and what are some of the important factors a lot of Photographers ‘Aren’t doing’, to help much their business forward. He also gives us insight into which Social platforms are best to get your work seen and which ones not to use.

In his spare time, Don’s plays drums, rides a motorcycle and looks like he’s keeping it Rock n Roll all the way through

As always we have the 10 question ‘Rapid fire not so rapid fire’ round in the middle of the show.. Always a fun few minutes…

Website:  www.dongiannatti.com

https://dongiannattiphotography.com

Teach Commercial Photography:  www.project52prosystem.com

IG: https://www.instagram.com/wizwow/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/don.giannatti.design/

Twitter: @Wizwow

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DOn+Giannatti

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Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

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1
Oct 2020

Episode 31 Jan Gonzales Advertising & Fine Art Portrait Photographer

Episode 31 Jan Gonzales
Advertising & Fine Art Portrait Photographer

Welcome to Episode 31

Today Jake and I are talking with the beautifully talented Visual Storyteller Jan Gonzales. who’s work in the Advertising and Portrait world is just outstanding.  

If you like a very cinematic style portrait then this episode is definitely for you. if you’re not aware of Jan’s work we highly recommend you pop on over there now to browse through mouth watering palette of beautiful creative Fine Art Portraiture. That said his automotive work is cool too. 

Jan is also a Fujifilm X Photographer, a Capture One Pro Ambassador and was also the FStoppers Photographer of the Year in 2019.
In this episode, We talk about his concepts, what it takes to create the kind of images he shoots, the process behind the idea and how he goes about making it happen. We discuss some of his go to bits of kit, why he chooses them and of course, don’t forget the Rapid fire not so rapid fire round in the middle.

We talk set set builds and how they help to bring a story to life, why he likes building them and how to light them. We quiz him on his favourite Light Modifiers and why they are his go to favourites.

We hit him with our infamous ’10 question Quick fire round’, listen to how he does in this one! We find out a lot of interesting things about Jan that we never actually knew. Even we were surprised! Who knew he used to be a pilot!!

Over all Jan is a lovely person and who just oozes creativity, and who’s work is truly beautiful.

Make sure you check out Jan’s wok on his website.

Website: https://www.jangonzales.com/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/jangonzalesphoto

FB:https://www.facebook.com/jangonzalesphoto

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jan_gonzales

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEtYlx0PXGrg6WW-zNyAsDg/videos

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Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

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1
May 2020

Episode 27 Elisabeth Hoff Fashion Beauty Photographer director & Art Director

Episode 27 Elisabeth Hoff Fashion Beauty Photographer Director & Art Director

 

This episode see’s Wayne Johns & Jake Hicks interview Elisabeth Hoff, an amazing women who sailed the world as a child with her family, and later on then went on to be the first woman to attempt to row ‘solo’ across the Atlantic, which almost led to disaster…

 

We dive into Elisabeth’s world to find out how she went from the realms of near death experiences in the ocean, to studying Marine Biology, and to where she is today as a very well known and respected Fashion, Beauty Photographer, Director and Art Director.

 

Elisabeth’s forté of photographing what is known in the industry as ‘real people’ is easily seen in her work and portfolio..she has an amazing client base with tons of this work and it’s all naturally beautiful; every one looks so happy and truly like they’re really enjoying themselves in front of the camera.

We try and find out how she does it and how she makes all her talent feel special.

 

A big advocate of looking after our oceans and environment, some of Elisabeth’s personal work is immensely powerful and sadly very factual with the information that goes with it.

 

A women of many talents, Elisabeth quickly embraced the moving image side of the industry as a director, so not only does she shoot the Ad campaign stills she also directs the commercials too…A clever business move…

 

Interviewing Elisabeth was a pleasure, she is such a warm and open person, who openly shares that anything is possible, if you really want it.

 

Head on over to Elisabeth’s website to see some of her amazing work both in Photography and as a Director.

 

Website:https://www.elisabethhoff.com/

 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/elisabethhoffphoto/

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/elisabethhoffphoto/

 

 

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New content coming all time so Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

 

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14
Apr 2020

Episode 26 COVID-19 Stay Creative and Create at Home

Episode 26 COVID-19 Stay Creative and Create at Home

  

First off, we want to say among all the chaos we are all enduring at the moment with this terrible global pandemic, we hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Our thoughts and well wishes also go out to all those directly affected by the COVID-19 virus.

 

In this episode, Wayne & Jake we briefly touch on the impact Covid-19 has had on all of us, and how its affected our business as Photographers and creatives.

 

In these current times of ‘lock down’ where most of us are in the ‘Stay at Home’ situation how do we stay creative and what can we do from home to remain creative as well as to help us keep a healthy mind. We know as creatives we get quite twitchy when we can’t get our creative jig on.

 

Join us as we discuss some of the things we’ve been doing to keep our creative minds occupied, turning our ‘should do’s’ into ‘have done’s’ and our ‘I want to do’s’ into ‘I’m doing them’.

 

We talk some about some serious stuff, some business stuff and some fun stuff too….

 

I think we all need to do something to make us laugh during these times, and we all know laughter can certainly help lift the mood….

 

Have fun with this one and remember, STAY IN AND STAY SAFE! - Our thoughts go out to everyone and thanks for being staying tuned in to our podcast.

 

Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

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Help support PODLAMANIA, so we can bring you even more amazing guests.

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Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

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1
Mar 2020

Episode 23 Dan Kennedy Fashion & Celebrity Portrait Photographer

Episode 23 Dan Kennedy Fashion & Celebrity Portrait Photographer

Dan has been a Fashion & Celebrity Portrait Photographer for over 28 years, photographing some of the worlds greatest A-list stars including Angelina Jolie and Keira Knightley.

His clients include the likes of the Saturday/Sunday Times magazine, Hollywood porter & Bill Board U.S. with commercial clients Estee Lauder, Disney , Marks 7 Spencers and more..

Dan begin his career shooting for his local newspaper as a press photographer before moving to London to pursue different direction.

Wayne and Jake pop along to Dan’s offices in London, the goldfish bowl as we called it.

We sit down with a nice coffee and get Dan to spill the beans on the life of a Celebrity Portrait photographer, what he does and how he does it… He shares details on the fast paced streamlined process needed for shooting these kind of portraits. Time is short so you need to have control in the room and be able to build a fast rapport with your subject and get 3 or 4 looks in a short time.

How does Dan make his subjects feel relaxed and get the best out of them, we pick his brains on his workflow and making that happen.

We find out what his favourite lighting kit is what cameras he uses and why, and also ask him what do Photographers need to do today to get noticed and booked.

Dan shares the importance of shooting personal work and the impact in can have on getting recognised and booked for commercial jobs.

A new feature to the show, we hit Dan with the fun ‘Rapid Fire Round’ of 10 questions… lets see how he does on this one…

We discuss Dan’s Celebrity portrait Workshops, which are full of amazing information, insights, techniques and tips, that is supported by Dan’s amazing energy and personality.. A workshop not to be missed!

This was a fun episode and Dan is an amazing Photographer and educator, shooting some of the worlds greatest celebrities.

Dan has been very generous and kindly given all you lovely listeners some discount codes for his workshops and Mentoring Taster Sessions, I've gotta say his workshops are awesome and you'll learn a ton of good stuff.

Workshop & Mentoring Discount Codes:

Website: www.danielkennedy.com/

Instagram: @dankennedyphoto/

Podcast: www.danielkennedy.com/podcasts

Workshops: www.dankennedyworkshops.com/

We also take a moment at the end to answer any listener questions with regards to film, but if you have any other questions about film and analogue that weren’t covered in this episode, we’d love to hear them.

 Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

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Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

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15
Feb 2020

Episode 22 Wayne Johns & Jake Hicks FILM IS NOT DEAD

Valentines Day Special with just Wayne Johns and Jake Hicks talking about everything analogue. Is film really dead?

Join Wayne and Jake as They discuss what role film and older analogue cameras has in todays photography market. Why should you pick up an old film camera? What are the benefits of going medium format over 35mm? Which medium format film camera should you jump in with?

We also get a little technical on the process involved of actually shooting film. What do we need to be aware of when shooting film over digital. Elements many modern photographers take for granted like adjusting the ISO, auto focus, White balance, and of course actually SEEING the image afterwards. How do we get some digital, sharable files from our film shots.
All of theses elements are major considerations in film, but are there actually any benefits to be had from shooting film beyond the simple ‘challenge’ itself? We take a step back from digital ‘perfection’ for a moment and embrace the ‘happy accidents’ that shooting with film can offer, and with it, the inevitable creativity that comes with that. If you’re feeling like your creatively and inspiration is waning, maybe it’s time to be inspired by film once again.

We also take a moment at the end to answer any listener questions with regards to film, but if you have any other questions about film and analogue that weren’t covered in this episode, we’d love to hear them.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

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Help support PODLAMANIA, so we can bring you even more amazing guests.

If you want to help support us  to produce and record even more great interviews and content for your ears, and allow us to physically be in front of some of this worlds greatest talents and artists, you can help make this happen by donating on our Patreon page.
Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

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https://Waynejohns.com
https://Jakehicksphotography.com

1
Feb 2020

Episode 21 Alastair Jolly Lets talk Smugmug, Flickr and Smugmug Films

Episode 21 Alastair Jolly Lets talk SmugMug and Flickr

Alastair Jolly used to be a full time Wedding Photographer for 16 years, then left the industry, over 8 years ago, to take on the role of Global Marketing Manager for SmugMug, the very well known software company that provides website building and hosting services for Photographers and creatives.

A couple of years ago SmugMug purchased, or saved as Alastair liked to put it, the very well known photo social and sharing site Flickr.

Wayne and Jake dive a little into Alastair’s life as a photographer, we find out if being Scottish means you naturally like whisky, but we really get stuck into the world of SmugMug and Flickr.

Alastair tells us that both platforms are certainly very different and both offer users different tools for different things, but both support and compliment each other very well.

We were interested to see what SmugMug offers its users in terms of a website building and hosting platform and how easy it can be to create a beautiful looking website to share with the world and why it’s important to have that presence, and how they incorporate a print selling service into your website, than can help increase your profits.

Flickr are getting an upgrade, and we want to find out what’s happening, when and what it means for its 10’s of millions of users. Will the 2 platforms merge? Let’s find out!

Another thing that's come to our attention on the scene is SmugMug Films, let’s get into that one for sure, what’s it about and where can we see it…

SmugMug has been generous and given us a promo code for all our listeners; which will give you a massive 25% OFF- so if you’re in the market for a new website that's easy to put together and look really nice then follow the link below to take advantage of that one.

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Website: www.smugmug.com
Instagram: @alastairjolly 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alastairjolly/
@smugmug 
@flickr
https://www.smugmug.com/films

DISCOUNT CODE : https://secure.smugmug.com/signup.mg?Coupon=podlamaniaSM&utm_campaign=waynejohns&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=Podlamania&utm_content=shownotes

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15
Jan 2020

Episode 20 Clay Cook Fashion Portrait Advertising Photographer

Episode 20 Clay Cook Fashion, Portrait & Advertising Photographer

Clay Cook used to be a musician in the band ‘In The Clear’, but life took him on a different path and into the world of photography, where he quickly put his own stamp on things and made a reputable name for himself as a Fashion, Portrait and Advertising Photographer.

A quick summary of 2019 for him and what interesting things 2020 has in store.

We take  a little look into Clay’s work, and how he’s got where he is today, but not just his commercial work, Clay has been involved in some other ‘Global Focus’ with some very interesting projects to support causes around the world and to help bring it to the attention of the people.

We also look at what gear he takes with him on his travels for these projects, we’re interested to see if he travels light..

We try to find out what makes a Clay Cook image, how he gets what he does out of his subjects and how he gets there.

A little talk about business and the industry, is being a photographer easy? - Let’s take look at some of the challenges it can throw up.

Why has Clay just installed a Sauna in his house? - Let’s find that one out for sure.

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IG: https://www.instagram.com/claycookphoto

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claycookphoto

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/claycookphoto

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claycookphoto/

Blog: https://Clay-cook.com 

http://bit.ly/claycookfstoppers

 

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20
Dec 2019

Episode 19 Christmas Special LIVE from Fujifilm’s House of Photography Store

Podlamania EP19 - Christmas Special LIVE from Fujifilm’s NEW ‘House of Photography’ store.

 

Welcome to our first ever LIVE episode, which we bring to you from Fujifilm’s NEW Store in Covent Garden in London.

 

We kick off this Christmas Special with a great interview where we get down and dirty with Fujifilm UK Boss man himself Theo Georghiades , we find out where the idea of the “house of Photography’ came from, find out what its about, what it is, what it has, who’s it for and what is its purpose….

 

Theo gives us a complete run down of all of this and tell us what awaits you on each of the three floors… we’re not gonna lie, its a beautiful place and has 3 floors of temptation and goodness…

 

We do a short Audience Q & A and even talk about Canon and Sony too……

 

Then we go over a summary of our first year in the world of podcasting and indeed some highlights of our first years guests, where we share the good ties and the fun stories that come from all these other creatives.

 

Wayne and Jake have a short debate over the Colour Vs Black n White topic, Who likes it and who doesn’t.

 

Then we wrap up with an insight of what’s to come in the New Year for both Wayne & Jakes Photographic Workshops, and we close with news of some of the exciting stuff and guests coming in 2020….

 

Until then have a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year and we’ll see you in 2020.

 

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