I’ve discovered some brilliant photography podcasts and wanted to share them with you today.
Why I think you’ll love these photography podcasts
There are many reasons why I love listening to photography podcasts and why I believe you will too:
1. Access to invaluable photography and business advice
By listening to photography podcasts you are effectively tuning in on the conversations of successful professional photographers from around the world. People who’ve been there, done that and have advice and tips to share.
I highly recommend that you listen, take notes and implement what you learn. The nuggets you take away could be worth their weight in gold to your photography business.
2. Zero cost!
All this goodness is available for free. All you need is access to a smartphone, tablet or computer with iTunes or Stitcher. Honestly, you’d be crazy to not check all this good stuff out.
3. Flexible learning
Listening to podcasts is something you can do at a time and in a place that suits you. Play them in the background while you’re up late editing or travelling in the car, for example.
You don’t need to worry about listening in live (although you can). The archive of each podcast is searchable and it’s easy to find episodes relating to topics that you’re interested in. It literally couldn’t be easier.
These podcasts are packed full of great tips, advice and insight into how to operate and grow your photography business. So they are undoubtedly a fantastic resource for any professional or aspiring photographer.
I would urge you to check them out.
Photography podcasts I recommend
1. Sprouting Photographer – The business of photography with Brian Caporicci and Robert Nowell
This is my favourite photography podcast at the moment.
There are now two episodes of Sprouting Photographer per week. A new episode is released every Tuesday and Thursday.
Canadian-based Brian and Robert have recorded well over 300 episodes at the time of writing this, so there is an extensive back catalogue which you can dive into at any time.
They interview leading photographers from around the world. They also talk alone or together about topics relating to running a successful photography business.
Recent topics they’ve covered include how to create a content marketing plan, photography pricing mistakes, and how to create your ideal workflow.
2. PhotoBizX with Andrew Hellmich
This is another photography podcast that I love.
Australian host, Andrew interviews some of the most successful photographers from around the world to “uncover the facts about running a wedding and portrait photography business for profit”.
I always find his podcast episodes interesting. He ensures that all his guests stick around on the interviews for a decent length of time, allowing him to ask lots of questions and extract all the nitty-gritty detail about the subject at hand.
The only down-side of these in-depth interviews is that you may not have time to listen to them in full in one sitting.
I tend to save these longer episodes for long car journeys. Or, since time is usually limited, I listen to them over a number of sittings.
Andrew restricts the full interviews to paid subscribers to his paid membership (which you can grab a month’s trial of for just $1). But even if you listen just to the free version of each episode, you’ll still get tons of value.
3. Through the Business Lens with Kim Hartz
This podcast is also recommended if you’d like to useful marketing tips, tools and strategies for growing your photography business.
The podcast host, Kim is a successful pet photographer based in the U.S. and has built her business from scratch into a six-figure photography business since she started up in 2010.
What I love about this podcast is that the episodes are typically around 15 minutes long. So, it’s possible to listen to a full episode on a short car journey or whenever you get a little bit of spare time.
4. The Evolve Your Wedding Business podcast with Heidi Thompson
This one is specifically for wedding photographers, as the name suggests. But much of the advice shared could also apply to other genres of photography.
A new episode is released every other Wednesday, and there are over 100 episodes to check out at the time of writing. Heidi interviews wedding photography experts and also offers solo training.
Recent topics have included mastering Google Analytics, how to raise your prices, email marketing, the importance of mindset in business, and how to get more leads and enquiries.
5. The Six Figure Photography podcast with Ben Hartley
Host Ben Hartley is a successful international photographer and photography educator, based in the U.S.
He interviews professional photographers and shares advice about how to grow your professional photography business into a six-figure enterprise.
I particularly enjoyed his interview with renowned photographer Jasmine Star (episode 40). In that one, they talked about the future of social media and common mistakes that photographers are making on social.
Check out these photography podcasts today!
Since you’re reading this I presume that you’re serious about growing your professional photography business? In which case, have a listen to these photography podcasts and take from them what you can.
From the descriptions I’ve given above, I hope that you’ve gotten a sense of why it could be worth your while to tune in.
There are so many more out there too, so have a look around and see what others you can find.
Tip – Don’t forget to subscribe to the ones you like so that you are sure to not miss out on future episodes as they become available.
Which other photography podcasts do you enjoy?
If there are any other photography business and marketing related podcasts you’d also recommend, do please let me in the comments.
I love discovering new resources, and other photographers reading this would no doubt be grateful if you shared below too.
Enjoy the podcasts!