Underwater cinematographer/photographer – Perrin James Ep 41

Whenever I see a Perrin James image or video I am always jealous. Which I think is a good sign for how good he is at what he does. He captures some of the most amazing underwater imagery I have ever seen and I was always left wondering how did he do that? Well I got him on the podcast to explain how he did do that!

Follow him on Instagram @perrinjames1

Or check out his website to see more of his short films and buy prints www.perrinjames.com

Here is just a smattering of his imagery.

 

Aerial Photographer – Tobias Hägg Ep40

Aerial photography has for lack of a better pun really taken off in the last few years thanks to advances in drone technology. Around the same time Instagram grew in popularity and became one of the places to showcase aerial photo and video work. Instagram is how I found photographer Tobias Hägg of Sweeden. His aerial landscapes are some of the most interesting and beautiful photo work I have seen recently. I got the chance to talk with him about how he got started, how you make a career out of taking aerial photos and putting them on Instagram and what are the challenges of the field.

Here are a few of his amazing photos and I hope you will check him out more on Instagram @airpixels or his website www.airpixelsmedia.com

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Birth Photographer – Jessie Fultz Ep39

Life goes in some odd directions. I feel that way about my own career and looking at where my high school classmate of mine Jessie Fultz ended up I found myself both curious and mystified. How does someone end up as a birth photographer? Well Jessie found her passion in birth photography despite having never really studied photography or given birth! I wanted to find out how all this happened.

Find her awesome work at www.ashevillebirthphotography.com and on Facebook at Jessie Fultz Photography

Portrait & Celebrity Photographer – Art Streiber Ep 38

Art Streiber doesn’t want to be described as a celebrity photographer. He’d prefer portrait photographer or problem solver, maybe visual fixer. Really though Art is all those things. He is also a very open book about how he goes about solving those visual problems and making portraits of celebrities. And being open in the world of high end photography is not a normal thing. Many photographers act as though they are guarding magical secrets given to them by the gods that they are scared every up and comer is going to steal. Streiber on the other hand gives talks on how he does everything from shoot planning to running his business and then for good measure has an Instagram feed showing how he lit everything. His openness and willing to share was personally inspiring to me as are the long long list of portraits he’s done that you’ve seen on scores of magazine covers.

You can find his work at www.artstreiber.com 

Also check out his Instagram feed @aspictures

Instagrammer – Jess Dales pt2 Ep37

More with Jess Dales breaking down how she gets jobs from Instagram, who hires her and what they hire her to do. For anyone trying to make something more from social media or just wondering how others have done it these episodes with Jess are super insightful.

Jess was really great to talk and is a great follow on Instagram you haven’t already I hope you will check out her feed on Instagram which is

Instagram @jess.wandering

check out her blog www.jessdales.com

Instagrammer – Jess Dales part1 Ep36

Jess Dales doesn’t call herself an Instagrammer, that is a lame name I gave her. She would say travel blogger or visual storyteller and those both would be very true and she is very good at both of those things. But the primary way that Jess gets her visuals and stories out into the world is Instagram and it always has been. I wanted to understand how this all worked. How she built up a following of over 300,000 people. How she has found ways to get paid. What things about all this have been hard. What are the choices she has made. And how exactly do you get paid to go to Slovenia by posting pictures on a free app that most people scroll through on their phones. Turns out Jess is awesome and was willing to share about how all this happened and how it all works.

Check her instagram feed out @jess.wandering

And her blog at  http://www.jessdales.com/

 

Writer – Leslie Jamison Ep 35

Leslie Jamison is the author or the New York Times best seller the Empathy Exams. She is also someone who in her writing is willing to share about some of the most raw things that ever happened to her.  In turn in her book people share the raw things that happened to them. I found about Leslie and her writing through my friend, who happened to be her older brother Julian Jamison. I got in touch with Leslie because I wanted to know more about what it’s like to share such intimate details of your life and your family’s life as your profession. We also chat about the business of writing and lots more.

Pro Runner – Tim Olson pt2 Ep34

Tim is back for part two talking about the people chasing his record at Western States 100, looking at you Jim Walmsley!

We also chat what it’s like to get pegged as the poster child for things like meditation and diet. I also talk smack about runners way better than me and tell Tim how I destroyed him in a race once…for about 10 minutes…until I didn’t.

Follow Tim the following ways

Instagram –@timothyallenolson

Facebook – www.facebook.com/timothyallenolson

And check out his retreats at www.adventuremindful.com

Pro Runner – Tim Olson pt1 Ep33

Tim Olson is someone I had hoped to talk to for a while. He is one of the most well known ultra runners out there but he has a lot of things that make him unique. The unique things that some people see are his look with his long blond hair, his dietary habits have gotten a lot of attention as has his embracing of meditation. I wanted to know some other things though like what is it like trying to be a pro runner and having a family? Is racing worth it when you don’t win? And when did he know that he could make a living from this? What is it like to be sort of a poster child of meditation and diet?

Tim also talks about the growing other side of his career his Adventure Mindful retreats. He and his wife Krista have started putting these on with some other friends and partners and I really came away thinking that Tim’s meditation retreats are about the only I’d ever consider going to as he shared his approach which was, find what works for you. Anyway a little plug for his passion project.

Follow Tim the following ways

Instagram –@timothyallenolson

Facebook – www.facebook.com/timothyallenolson

Travel & Adventure Blogger – Heather Balogh Rochfort pt2 Ep32

Heather Balogh Rochfort the writer behind the Just A Colorado Gal blog and the new book Backpacking 101 is back for part two. Find out more about her best adventures, the good and bad about being a woman in the outdoor publishing world, my blabbing and more!