Episode 59. Rick Sammon: Lessons from a Legend on Professional Smartphone Photography

Rick Sammon is an American photographer of many decades. He’s a tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker and one of the the most active photographers working today. He divides his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, making personal appearances, and writing books – always educating, creating and inspiring people. He’s also incorporated smartphone photography into his professional work, which is the primary topic of the conversation.

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Episode 58. Meet The New Hosts of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom: Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant are hosts of the new Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom Protecting The Wild’ TV show airing on NBC, which is the successor to the classic Wild Kingdom that aired on the same network from 1963 – 1988. Peter Gros was a host from the original series during episodes in the 1980s and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a National Geographic Explorer and research faculty member at the University of California – Santa Barbara. 

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Episode 57. John Stanmeyer: National Geographic Photographer on the Power of ‘I Don’t Know’ and the Beginner’s Mind, Putting Down the Camera, and Perfect Travel Coffee

John Stanmeyer is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and educator, dedicated to social, humanitarian, and political issues that define our times. For more than than 20 years, John has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic Magazine, producing more than 18 stories, resulting in more than 14 covers. Between the years of 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for TIME magazine. His years with TIME resulted in 18 cover images and 100-plus stories.

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Episode 56. Dr. Tom Smith: How Not To Get Mauled By a Bear, Defensive Strategies, Safety, and Peaceful Coexistence

Dr. Tom Smith is a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he studies human-wildlife conflicts, particularly involving all three species of North American bears and mountain sheep. He also worked with the United States government in southwestern Alaska where he served from 1992-2006 as a research biologist for the National Park Service and USGS.

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Episode 55. Mike Olbinksi: Storm Chasing Photographer and Cinematographer on Tornado Encounters, Haboobs, Supercells, and Risk Taking

Mike Olbinski is a Phoenix, Arizona-based storm chasing and extreme weather photographer and cinematographer. His passion is capturing extreme weather events like tornados, haboobs, supercells, and lightning events on camera and stunning cinematic time lapse videos.

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Episode 54. Matt Payne: Richard and Matt’s Wild Ride Across The Drake Passage

This episode was recorded with my friend, Matt Payne as we made a wild crossing of the Drake Passage last month. We were returning to Ushuaia, Argentina after a 21-day voyage to Antarctica where we encountered amazing scenery and wildlife, including the “impossible” emperor penguin on ice flows in the Weddell Sea. Matt Payne is a mountain climber and fine art nature and landscape photographer living in Durango, Colorado, as well as a fellow Muench Workshops pro.

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Episode 53. Ami Vitale: National Geographic Photographer on Seeing with the Heart, Panda Love, and Authentic Storytelling

Ami Vitale is a National Geographic photographer, Nikon Ambassador, writer, speaker and documentary filmmaker. She’s a traveler to more than 100 countries and the recipient of numerous awards for her photography, including Magazine Photographer & International Photographer of the Year, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and a six-time award recipient from World Press Photos.

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Episode 52. Hanne Strager: The Killer Whale Journals and Our Love and Fear of Orcas

Hanne Strager is a Danish biologist, whale researcher, and author of the award-winning book, The Killer Whale Journals: Our Love and Fear of Orcas and A Modest Genius: The Story of Darwin’s Life and How His Ideas Changed Everything. Hanne co-founded Norway’s Andenes Whale Center and has served as the Director of Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

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Episode 51. William Neill on His New Yosemite Book, Insights Into Expressive Landscape Photography, and Being a Receptor For Inspiration

William Neill is an American landscape and nature photographer, writer and teacher.  He’s been a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, and his award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints. For about 30 years, William wrote a monthly column in Outdoor Photographer magazine.

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Episode 50. The Art of Branding: Lessons for Photographers on Personal Brand, Social Media, Sponsorships, and Marketing with Lexar’s Joey Lopez

In this episode, we talk branding, influencers, gaining and working with corporate sponsors, marketing, and social media with Joey Lopez, Director of Brand Marketing at Lexar. He launched the Lexar Influencer Program, working with renowned photographers and videographers to increase brand awareness.

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