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Historian Podcaster – Scott Rank Ep46

What do you do when your job prospects look bleak? Create your own job of course. Scott Rank talks about how he has carved out a career as a historian by way of podcasting and e-books. Now host of the History Unplugged podcast Scott has taken a very unique road into making a career as a historian after getting his Ph.D from Central European University in Budapest Hungary in 2015. He explains why he didn’t follow a more traditional route, how he made being a podcaster a full time job and how he researches such topics “Who had the worst flatulence in history?” in episode 92. Scott was also kind enough to answer some of my poorly worded history questions!

Check out his podcast webpage at www.historyonthenet.com

Author & Coach – Sarah Lavender Smith Ep45

Sarah Lavender Smith is a bit of a renaissance woman and in this episode she talks about how that came about. We chat about her path away from her original journalism career plan and how she found herself a runner much to her own surprise. Then how running became a career of its own.

Sarah and her husband have also followed some not so traditional life and career moves including taking nearly a year off to travel the world with their two kids. I ask her to explain how you can go about doing that financially and whether it was really all it was cracked up to be. For anyone interested in a non traditional career path Sarah’s candor and insights will really be helpful.

Photo by Howie Stern

Find her book The Trail Runner’s Companion here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And find out more about what Sarah is up to and how she can be your coach at www.sarahlavendersmith.com

Sarah in a self-supported stage race last May during the 155-mile Mauna to Mauna Ultra on the Big Island, drenched from rain. Photo courtesy Mauna to Mauna Ultra

And below her and her family in Barcelona on their round the world trip.

Photo Professor – Marc Ullom Ep44

One of the things that I find most interesting is all the different ways you can make a career out of the same thing. As a professor of photography Marc Ullom and I in some ways do the same thing, take pictures, the reality though is what we do is nothing alike and that’s interesting. Marc was actually one of my teachers and early inspirers to explore photography more. I was excited that he was willing to come on the show and share what his journey has been like, what it’s like to teach photography and what he has going on now that excites him.

You can find Marc’s work at www.marcullom.com

I’m also very excited about the photography workshops and tour business that he and his wife Sharron are now doing that you can find more about at www.ullom.photo

Here is a few highlights of Marc’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documentary Family Photographer – Kirsten Lewis Part2 Ep43

Back for a second hour with documentary family photographer Kirsten Lewis. I ask more about this whole Creative Live and education side of her business. She tells me more of what she has up her sleeve for the future…it may or may not include Jennifer Garner. We also talk a little about some of her equipment and why she uses it to try and best capture real moments both of subjects and her own family.

You can see her speak like in Boulder CO on October 25th 2017, I think there will be streaming too if you can’t make it out. But doesn’t everyone need a good excuse to come visit Colorado! Here is the link for free tickets. 

You can find Kirsten’s work at www.kirstenlewisphoto.com

Also if you’re interested in her education classes check out www.kirstenlewiseducation.com

Documentary Family Photographer – Kirsten Lewis Ep42

One of my favorite things is people with unique careers and Kirsten Lewis certainly has one of those. In fact she kind of helped create the genre of documentary family photographer. We talk about how she arrived at her niche, inspiration, teaching, balancing family life and so much more.

If you’re in the Denver/Boulder area you should check out an event Kirsten is giving on October 25th. It’s free but you need tickets which you can find at the following link.

https://kirstenlewis.yapsody.com/event/index/159811/failure-i-lifes-best-gift-and-other-le

You can find Kirsten’s work at www.kirstenlewisphoto.com

Also if you’re interested in her education classes check out www.kirstenlewiseducation.com

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