by Skip Cohen
Beyond Technique is a podcast that's meant to be just a little different than our regular "Mind Your Own Business" show. While each episode highlights another guest's work, my co-host and I have had some great conversations about everything that happens beyond the technique of capturing an image or building a business.
Chamira Young and I have hosted over one hundred podcasts since our first one together in March 2017. With each guest, I've been delighted at their insight and willingness to share so many different aspects of their journey. And equally impressive is their passion for the industry and helping other artists stay focused at a time through the pandemic when fixed focus is often close to impossible.
Mike Peters: Although there's probably nothing he can't photograph, Mike's best known for his street photography. It's a topic we've never really discussed much with past guests. He's also a testimonial to one of the most fun aspects of this industry – the friendships. Mike and I met through Panasonic's LUMIX Ambassador program, and I'm a big fan of his work.
In Mike's bio on his website, there's a statement that describes his love for being a storyteller:
I believe that all photographs should make a connection so that you, the viewer, can feel something familiar or imagine a story about the photograph.
Mike is the ultimate storyteller capturing our imagination and the personality of his subjects with just one image. It's a skill set that goes far beyond the technique of just pointing your camera and clicking the shutter.
Click on the banner above to listen to his podcast, and his website is just a click away!
Moose Peterson: Although Moose and I have known of each other for many years, we'd never met until Photoshop World three years ago. When you think of outdoor/wildlife photographers, his name is always at the top of everyone's list, but so is his role as an artist, writer, podcaster, and educator.
Along with his wife Sharon, his passion for photography started forty years ago when they went into business. Moose and Sharon have dedicated their lives to education and protecting our wild heritage, the lands, and the critters. In 2008, Moose added aviation photography to preserve our aviation heritage and the freedoms they protect.
Moose is one of the most diverse artists in our industry, with a standard of never compromising on the quality of his images or his relationships with his students, readers, listeners, and associates. Click on the banner above and enjoy the diversity in the insight he shared with us and stop by his website to enjoy his galleries!
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