CREATIVE INTERVIEWS Episodes

Jan. 6, 2023

Nicolas Bates: How personal projects create growth outside of just co…

EP 101: Today's guest is Nicolas Bates; an outstanding portrait and editorial photographer based in Los Angeles. In this episode, we discuss how he developed his own style and aesthetic through countless projects and iterati...

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July 8, 2022

Jacob Basheer Anton: An introspection into male modeling

EP 79: As visual creatives, it's important to grasp the responsibilities and roles of your creative team for optimizing your projects as best you can. As human beings, it's even more important to have empathy for the people ...

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Oct. 22, 2021

Matt Brown: 10 things every photographer should know

πŸ’― πŸ’― πŸ’― "It's not about the gear at all in any way. No one's gonna hire you because you had a 600, no one's gonna hire you because you have a phase one, but both those you can rent, …

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Sept. 10, 2021

Todd Bigelow: Licensing for Life

πŸ’― πŸ’― πŸ’― ""As a freelancer, I don't get the guarantee of work. I don't get company gear, I don't get a 401k, I don't get health benefits. So what do I get? I get the copyright to my work. …

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July 23, 2021

Christina Peters: Establishing a marketing mindset

πŸ’― πŸ’― πŸ’― "I don't believe that 'fake it till you make it' thing. I don't believe in that. You do have to believe in your work and yourself. But for those starting out with a marketing plan, you've got …

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May 14, 2021

Mick Orlosky: Why a good workflow is so important

πŸ’― πŸ’― πŸ’― "If you want to be a very efficient ninja with your workflow, to do things as fast as possible like a sports photographer on Super Bowl Sunday, the key is kind of doing a little bit of …

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April 2, 2021

Alexis Cuarezma: Finding Your Vision

πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’― β€œLeonardo da Vinci says that β€œcolor is the children of light”, which I found beautiful. You could assign any emotion that you wanted to color. There are no rules to say that red is powerful, or blue is this …

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March 19, 2021

James Patrick: How to get your work published

πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’― β€œAn imperfect portfolio that is pitched will be infinitely more successful than the perfect portfolio that's never shown to anyone" James Patrick

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March 12, 2021

Brad Smith: The Lens of a Photo Editor

πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’― "I've worked in sports for years on some level or another. I've never hit a home run in my life so it's like, that's the average person. I love photography. I had no desire ever in my life to …

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March 5, 2021

Kyle Zedaker: The Road to the Superbowl

πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’― β€œI need to shout out my whole team, like our whole team; the Bucs photo team, the creative team, the behind the scenes stuff, like we've been saying, there's so many people that have helped me get here and …

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Feb. 19, 2021

Tri Nguyen: How to create demand for your work

πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’― β€œYou’ve got to be proactive. Instagram is great, but you can't just post nice photos and expect people to just come flocking to you, that doesn't happen. I don't passively market." Tri Nguyen

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Feb. 12, 2021

Brandon Magnus: Facing Imposter Syndrome

πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’― "I feel like right now, more than ever, with this pandemic, people are having a hard time feeling like they know where they belong, especially in their role. And in sports photography, with restrictions on events being tighter, there's …

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Feb. 5, 2021

Kelly Aoki: Building comfort with your family and senior clients

πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’― β€œGetting to know the clients is one of the more important things just because they feel like you're invested in them. I think anyone wants to feel special. And that's what I'm here for.” - Kelly Aoki

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