It’s 98 degrees and your couch is calling your name. Since summer is keeping you inside or in your air-conditioned car, we’ve compiled the Best Photography Podcasts to keep you out of the heat wave! So, grab a cold drink and tune into these episodes that are sure to entertain and inspire you!

1. From the White House to Weddings

Go behind-the-scenes with White House Photographers Paul Morse and Ralph Alswang to hear how years documenting the President of the United States paved the way to successful studios specializing in weddings. This incredible interview was part of The Photo Life’s launch and it has become a classic, must-listen lesson for all professional photographers.

2. Building Your Boudoir Photography Business

Get a glimpse into the infectiously energetic world of boudoir photographer Christa Meola. Not only are her portraits of women beautifully provocative, her photographic persona is larger-than-life and will keep you laughing as you learn her tips and tricks.

3. How Editing Your Photos is Like Peeling an Onion

Learn practical and philosophical editing insights from Mike Davis, former photo editor for The White House and National Geographic Magazine. During this casual chat, Mike shares his ideas about the role editing plays in making a powerful and cohesive story from a body of work. He shares some secrets of the editing game that have kept his brilliant eyes in demand with dozens of award-winning photographers for over two decades.

4. Don’t be afraid of the dark – techniques for shooting at night!

This podcast is part of Shoot to Kill’s “Going Pro” series, which covers networking and portfolio-building. Specific tips and techniques for night shooting are outlined for you by Justin and Mary Marantz. Don’t miss their humor as they explain technical concepts and move onto the term “authenticity,” which is deeply personal.

5. A Personal Trek with the Creator of “Range of Light”

As host Ron Dawson says of Shawn Reeder, “I knew he ‘made it’ as a filmmaker when his beautiful timelapse film “Yosemite: Range of Light” was blogged by Philip Bloom as “one of the most beautiful timelapses he’s ever seen.” As you recall from his guest post on The Photo Life this Spring, Shawn’s personal project received millions of views and boatloads of accolades. But before there was the film “Range of Light,” there was the personal story of a passionate photographer seeking his creative path. Find out how Shawn’s journey in filmmaking began, and where it’s going to take him next!

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