by Skip Cohen
The fun of these podcasts is getting to know another artist combined with the insight they each share during the interview process. Since Chamira Young and I started this series, we've learned the key is merely keeping it casual and letting the conversation go wherever it wants to. In the initial contact with each guest, I always refer to our style as being no more complicated than if we sat down next to each other on a plane, and I asked, "So, what do you do?"
Mike Peters joins us on this episode of "Beyond Technique," and shared a lot of great thoughts on how he captures so much personality in each of his subjects. Most important of all are his thoughts on treating subjects with respect - no hiding in the bushes with a long lens for Mike, he's right there, closeup and letting his subjects get to know him just as much as he wants to know them.
Mike and I have gotten to know each other thanks to Panasonic. He's a LUMIX Ambassador and no stranger to SCU, where we've shared several of his past images. Check out more of Mike's work with a visit to his website.
The "Beyond Technique" podcast is thanks to Platypod!
Podcasts, workshops, webinars, conventions and even online educational conferences can't happen without support from companies who are more than just vendors of the community. Platypod believes in education and helping artists find new perspectives, not only with their cameras but their overall skill sets in marketing and business too.
If you haven't visited the Platypod website, take a scroll through the blog and Instagram pages. Artists from around the world are sharing their creativity every day.
And if you're stuck with ideas to expand your creativity, wander into the Platypod store. Just click on the banner to the right. You'll find some unique kits like the new Ultra Essentials Kit, now on sale.
A BIG thanks to Photofocus for all their support. Their team is always sharing great content to help photographers grow their technical, marketing, and business skills. Photofocus also hosts some of the very best podcasts in photography! They're just a click away.
Images copyright Mike Peters. All rights reserved.
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