So you have a camera that shoots video; you must be a filmmaker!

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. – Elliott Erwitt

You’ve got the gear – wireless mics, a slider, a monopod, some kind of knock-off follow focus. You’re ready to take on the world of wedding “videography.” You even know where to get the best indie songs that nobody’s heard yet that totally capture the essence of your couples, dude!

Wait. Hold up.

Why does the movie industry seemingly keep putting out horrible movies but people keep spending money to go see them? It’s not because they use the best equipment (they do usually). It’s not because 3D is the coolest thing in the world (I can’t attest to that). It’s because of the stories. As horrible as you may think they …

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The Photo Life Podcast- An Interview with Jared Platt

photographer jared platt

The Business End of Your Business In this week’s episode we visit with Jared Platt, Phoenix Photographer and educator, and examine the new pressures that impact us in the digital age. Jared shares some practical workflow advice as well as some philosophical suggestions for keeping your feet on the ground in the modern world.

About Jared Platt

Jared Platt is a professional wedding photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 10 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 15 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Currently, Jared is traveling the country teaching his Lightroom Workflow Workshop, which significantly improves every photographer’s post production workflow. Jared has …

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The Photo Life Podcast- An Interview with Miki Johnson

The Photo Life Guest Miki Johnson

You Are the Sum of Your Bytes

In this week’s episode we visit with Miki Johnson, former senior editor at American Photo Magazine, and discuss ideas for mastering social media and her exciting Matchstick Workshops, a program encouraging multi-discipline collaboration between creative professionals. Post a review on iTunes for a chance to win a LowePro Fastpack 350. Email podcast@pictage.com after leaving your review.

Get to Know Miki Johnson

Below Miki shares her background as well as images that shed light on her life and her love of photography.

I was born in Athens, Ohio, and received a journalism degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. As editor of the liveBooks RESOLVE Blog, and before that as senior editor at American Photo Magazine, I both observed and experienced the recent reordering of worldwide media. While this has scared and confused some people, it excites me — my goal now is to instill that excitement …

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