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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

Thanks for listening and don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

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 Paypal page. (Link below) or you can even donate through ‘Buy me a Coffee’
Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

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https://www.buymeacoffee.com/4YW3Nve

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

1
Nov 2020

Episode 33 Hugh Kretschmer Award Winning editorial and advertising surrealist photographer

Episode 33 Hugh Kretschmer

Award Winning editorial and advertising surrealist photographer

 

Welcome to Episode 33,

Today Jake and I are talking with Award Winning editorial and advertising photographer Hugh Kretschmer..

Hugh creates incredible  photo illustrations, ranging from commercial projects to surreal Fine Art Pieces, he takes us into a world that will visually bend your mind with his surreal narratives. His photos reveal other worlds and will take you on a magical story that will move you. 

That aside, his clients include the likes of Vanity Fair, New York Times, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Fortune, Sony, Toyota, Honda and many many more...

Hugh classes himself as a Photographic Illustrator, his ideas are created from an illustrators perspective and so is his process except he uses his camera as his weapon of choice to capture all of this…

Introduced to photography at a young age by his father, who was a was a photo-instrumentation engineer for MacDonnell Douglas who worked on projects from the Mercury through to the Apollo missions.

Hugh’s work certainly borrows from the art world and you can certainly see a hint of Rene Magritte and perhaps a hint of Salvador Dali in his concepts, but don’t be fooled thinking this is all put together in Photoshop… Oh no… this is where Hugh’s approach and work ethic is completely the opposite as he composes nearly all his work utilising the manual building process of props/ sets and recording multiple process in camera.

Hugh’s mind and work are both amazing, and we don’t boast to understand it all, but visually it’s truly outstanding and mesmerising.

For those wanting to look at the Fence in a landscape image we referenced in the podcast here is the link so you can see what we’re talking about, only then will you appreciate the amount of work that goes into such. shot.

Fence panel Landscape: https://www.hughkretschmer.net/OVERVIEW/19/caption

Hugh is such an amazing person with a. complicated creative mind and was such pleasure to interview.

Don’t gorget the 10 question ‘Rapid fire not so rapid fire’ round in the middle of the show.. Always a fun few minutes…

 

Website:  www.hughkretschmer.net

IG: @hugh_kretschmer

FB: @hugh_kretschmer

Twitter:

 

Podlamania has a NEW website, head on over and take a peek and let us know what you think…. New content coming all time so why not subscribe to keep in the loop.

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.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

 

SUPPORT THE SHOW: 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 Paypal page. (Link below)

Even a dollar can help us to keep the hamsters fed in their wheels to keep the electricity running. :)   

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BUY ME A COFFEE: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/4YW3Nve

 

 

Wayne & Jake's own websites:

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

 

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

Podlamania has a NEW website, head on over and take a peek and let us know what you think…. New content coming all time so why not subscribe to keep in the loop.

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.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

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 Paypal page. (Link below)
Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

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

21
Aug 2020

Episode 30 James Nader Fashion & Advertising Photographer

Episode 30 James Nader

Fashion & Advertising Photographer

 

Welcome to Episode 30 where I dive into the mind of James Nader, a super creator in the Fashion & Advertising world.

James has photographers many Calendars in many beautiful locations with many celebrities, his location work is just so powerful and impactful.

As well as talking to him about his photography and location work James also has a great knowledge and insight into the business side of marketing yourself online, and this is where he shares how important it is to get on top of your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for your business and company to get found online.

We talk how the business and industry has changed, dive deep into some of his personal Fine Art projects and shoots, and talk about where his journey will take him next.

We discuss the problems shooting on location can throw up and what you have to do to get around it, why you have to be careful when shooting abroad and the risks it can carry when your clients don’t have all the right permits or concepts.

What does a 27 day calendar shoot on location feel like?

James shares his fears about studio lighting and why he prefers mother natures light and even continuous light. How you can capture amazing results with the cheapest of equipment, and outline why you don’t need to buy the most expensive equipment to get the best results.

I hit him with our infamous ’10 question Quick fire round’, listen to how he does in this one!

 

Website: www.jamesnader.co.uk

 

Production company : www.nadermedia.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesnader

 

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesNader

 

Podlamania has a NEW website, head on over and take a peek and let us know what you think…. New content coming all time so why not subscribe to keep in the loop.

 

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.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

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 Paypal page. (Link below)

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

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

 

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

 

1
Jul 2020

Episode 29 Neale James Documentary Wedding Photographer

Episode 29 Neale James Documentary Wedding Photographer

Welcome to Episode 29 where we speak with the super talented smooth talking Documentary Wedding Photographer who's shot nearly 900 weddings so far! Neale is also film maker, voice over artist and Podcasting demon Neale James.

Neale originally came from the glorious world of Radio, where he and his smooth mellow voice graced the airwaves of Radio 1 for many years.

We have to say Neale is one talented and very busy man, he’s a busy documentary wedding photographer, a voice over artist, and he also runs 2 podcasts. One of which many of you will know as the Fujicast, which he hosts with his fellow partner in crime, and Fujifilm X Photographer Kevin Mullins.

On top of that still manages to host a daily podcast called ‘Photography Daily Podcast’ and even edits podcast shows for others.

We don’t know how he does it!

There’s no way we can cover all of Neale’s exploits in one podcast, so in this episode we try to understand a little about Neale and his work as a Documentary wedding Photographer.

We get the low down on how many weddings he photographs, how he does it, why he does it, and persuade him to share some of his methods and secrets, of his business and shooting techniques.

Of course we cover what kit he’s using for all his work, and also explore his ‘Photofilm’ product which he put together many years ago, and find out why it’s such a success!

Don’t forget, we have our fun mid show ‘Rapid Fire Round’, where we put Neale on the spot for a quick fire 10 questions, that may not always relate to photography and can also have some very bizarre answers..

 

You can see and listen to all of Neale’s work on the links below.

Website: https://www.nealejames.com/

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nealejames

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/nealejamesphoto

Commercial Photography: https://breathepictures.com/

Photography Daily podcast: https://www.photographydaily.show/

Fujicast Podcast: https://www.fujicast.co.uk/

Loading Zone - Podcast Production Services: https://www.loadingzone.co.uk/ 

 

Podlamania has a NEW website, head on over and take a peek and let us know what you think…. New content coming all time so why not subscribe to keep in the loop.

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.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

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 Paypal page. (Link below)

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

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

 

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

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/

 

 

Podlamania has a NEW website, head on over and take a peek and let us know what you think…. www.podlamania.com

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

 

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

 

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

 

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 Paypal page. (Link below)

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

 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

 

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

 

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.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

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 Paypal page. (Link below)

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

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

 

1
Apr 2020

Episode 25 Archie Brooksbank ‘Bladesman Productions’ Pt 2

Episode 25 Archie Brooksbank Bladesman Productions Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of this fun episode with Archie Brooksbank.

We dive straight into our fun feature on the show our ‘Rapid Fire Round’, where we put Archie on the spot with 10 very random questions.

On with the show and Archie tells us about a shoot he was on with the boxer ‘David Hayes’ where he accidentally stepped on his dog… the man wasn’t happy!

Are blue crocs the best shoe your feet can have to get the best feet party?

He shares how important it to wear a cravat or scarf to let people know you’re automatically creative.

Have DSLR’s and mirrorless stills cameras with great video features affected the moving image world of advertising, is there a place in our world now relevant for untapped creativity.

We talk about his documentary background and how working in tv has helped his story telling, and how shooting stills has really made him think more about his shots in moving image.

Archie shares some funny stories about filming with ACDC legend Brian Johnson, and the ‘Cars that Rock’ show.

BTS shots and video is becoming far more relevant for clients now, for ‘repurposing’ for other uses like social media.

We talk al little about Drones, or flying lawnmowers as Jake calls them, and how useful they are now.

A brilliant and very fun episode with Archie, who did so well under the pressures of Wayne & Jake, while suffering sleepless nights with a new born.. Congrats Archie!

Website:https://bladesmanproductions.com/

Instagram: @Bladesman_

Latest showreel: https://vimeo.com/377552015/f5f0baabc1

https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldsUK/videos/1822979597725156/

 

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.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

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 Paypal page. (Link below)

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

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

14
Mar 2020

Episode 24 Archie Brooksbank ‘Bladesman Productions’

Episode 24 Archie Brooksbank Bladesman Productions

 

We speak with Archie Brooksbank the founder and owner of ‘Bladesman Productions’ based in London.

This is a 2 part episode with eh second part following in Episode 25, make sure you listen to both parts as we get a bit deeper in part 2 and also have a good giggle along the way.

Archie is an Multi Award winning Director self shooting Director, who’s produced some amazing Ad’s and commercial for clients like Aston Martin, Triumph, Tom Ford, BBC4, Estee Lauder, Rolls Royce McDonalds and more…

Archie is a very enthusiastic director and Camera Operator, who has built Bladesman Productions from the ground up to make it the success that it is today.

We ask Archie what has it taken to get his company to what it is today, how he’s done it and what he’s learnt along the way.

This is a fantastic little insight into Archie’s journey, with some fun and humour along the way….

He shows his ‘internal scarf collection’ and shares his Brian Johnson (From ACDC) impersonation, and tells us how Brian made Archie turn green while filming car show ‘Cars that Rock’.

Lots of insight here supported by Archie’s lively personality.

Make sure you tune in for part 2 where Wayne 7 Jake once again jump into the new feature in the show and play the new game  Rapid Fire Round’ of 10 questions… lets see how he does on this one…

Website:https://bladesmanproductions.com/

Instagram: @Bladesman_

Latest showreel: https://vimeo.com/377552015/f5f0baabc1

https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldsUK/videos/1822979597725156/

 

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.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

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 Paypal page. (Link below)

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

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

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