Whether you are a novice or a professional, photography podcasts are a great way to receive advice when you’re on-the-go, which is an obvious universal trait amongst all photographers. As a result, Resource Magazine created a diverse list of some of the most inspirational photo podcasts around. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that most of the podcasts are free. In no particular order, here are the sixteen most interesting photography podcasts.
16 Most Interesting Photography Podcasts
Photographer and instructor Chris Marquardt’s award-winning show, Tips from the Top Floor, is the longest running photography podcast to date. In his latest episode entitled, “Toys, The Key To Photographic Success,” Marquardt openly admits that he’s recording from his home in Germany. His unequivocal honesty and humor is what attracts many to this podcast series.
Jeff Curto, a photography professor at the College of DuPage near Chicago, records his class lectures about the history of photography. He not only teaches different time eras in photography history, but dedicates entire class sessions to prominent photographers like Eadweard Muybridge and John Szarkowski.
Every week, manager of multimedia for the Dallas Museum of Art, Ted Forbes, discusses an array of topics from composition to technique. He also provides intimate profiles of renowned photographers such as André Kertész’s polaroids, Bruno Barbey’s “conflict” photography and Julius Shulman’s architectural photography.
What separates Jeffery Saddoris and Bill Wadman’s show, On Taking Pictures, from other podcasts is the in-depth repartee between the two hosts. New media artist, Saddoris, previously worked for Universal Pictures and founded Faded + Blurred. Wadman, a portrait photographer based out of Brooklyn, N.Y., had his work featured in Time Magazine and The New Yorker, just to name a few. They give personal and detailed advice for newcomers and experts.
5. Ask Tim Grey
Digital photographer and author, Tim Grey, offers exclusive insight to his audience by allowing them to interact with him during the show. The basis of Grey’s show revolves around questions submitted by audience members.
Martin Bailey has one of the longest running photography podcasts devoted to a mixture of interviews, gear reviews, technique and critiques.
Australian photographers Bruce Williams and Glynn Lavender’s podcast ranges from topics like “why it sucks to be a mid-level wedding photographer” to critiques on D-day veteran portraits.
Dramatic landscape photographer, Serge Ramelli, keeps his tutorials simple without using heavy tech terms. He abides by the “visual example only” principle when teaching new techniques.
9. Photo Couch
What sets apart photographer Frederick Van Johnson’s This Week in Photo from others is the social commentary. Issues like plagiarism and the future of photography are discussed in his forty minute to two hour show. TWiP also offers a variety of tips ranging from portrait photography to tech tutorials.
11. The Candid Frame
Ibarionex Perello—photographer, former technical engineer for Nikon and an associate editor for an array of photography magazines—hosts a weekly hour long show dedicated to conversing with world renowned photographers.
Stemming from the twenty-year-old photography publication, LensWork, this podcast has been around since 2004. Brooks Jensen—the editor of LensWork—shares his experiences in the six minute long videos.
Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington’s podcast features pro photographers and examine the latest in the digital photography world. Listeners have the ability to ask questions on the show, which is recorded three times a month.
14. Freelance Radio
Although Freelance Radio is not a photo podcast, it offers advice for any freelancer trying to make it in the art world. Dickie Adams, Kristen Fischer, John Brougher and Von Glitschka discuss issues like running businesses, branding yourself as a freelancer and financial inquiries.
Derrick Story provides a tech-heavy show for gadget fanatics, which includes equipment tips and reviews. His genial and easygoing demeanor fits nicely with the informative aspect of the show.
16. The Grid
This live, interactive talk-show is hosted by photographers Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski and each show highlights a different guest. This podcast covers everything from “how to use Snapseed” to providing commentary on viewers’ photos. Viewers have the chance to interact with Scott and Matt through the show’s blog on KelbyTV.com or on Twitter. Just make sure to add #TheGridLive at the end of your Tweet.