The Nerdy Photographer Podcast

The Nerdy Photographer Podcast

Host Casey Fatchett brings an often humorous look at the photography industry, offering advice, telling stories, and interviewing working photographers - all while going on adventures with the crew of the starship Fibonacci. He's also sure to include just a little bit of useless information in every episode.


November 22, 2022 15 min

Every photographer knows that Black Friday / Cyber Monday is the time when they will be bombarded with deals and discounts on gear and services. But does the 'savings' really live up to the hype? 

I reached out to some of my friends in the photography world, as well as to you, the listeners, and Reddit for feedback on what are the worst things to spend money on for Black Friday and Cyber Monday or what they most regret purc...

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Why do I love the characters and stories of the X-Men so much? When I collected comics in my youth, I amassed a nearly 200 issues straight run of the Uncanny X-Men which included some of the most iconic storylines in Marvel Comics history, as well as numerous X-Men adjacent titles.

Something about these characters and the themes of being an outsider, accepting those who are different from us, and battling your own inner demons real...

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October 27, 2022 95 min

It can be very difficult running your own business. You have to make a lot of the important decisions. And if you're a solo-preneur photographer, you can very well find yourself making ALL of the decisions.

Decisions about marketing, social media, budgeting, as well as all of the client interactions. Throw in a worldwide pandemic, and it's not hard to find yourself suffering from decision fatigue.

On this episode of the pod...

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October 6, 2022 75 min

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of James Bond, I decided to go on a journey of nerdy self exploration with Agents Scott and Cam from the Spy Hards Podcast and discuss my appreciation for the OG Bond, Sean Connery.

My connection to Connery started at an early age as my mother loved his work. I quickly learned that mastering my imitation of the famous Scotsman was a great way to entertain her.

Connery's career post-Bond had it...

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September 29, 2022 52 min

Over the last few years it has become more and more important for photographers to be "content creators" in addition to taking still images. You are probably thinking, "Haven't we always been creating content because we are taking pictures?"

What I am talking about is photographers as content creators in the sense of having to put together behind the scenes videos or funny reels or TikToks just to get notice...

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September 15, 2022 54 min

Have you noticed that more and more photographers are taking advantage of their peers these days? From desperately shilling their own products to trying to get other photographers to sign over their images for commercial use, this type of behavior has become more and more prevalent.

In this episode, I talk with Steven Van Elk from the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast about this unsettling trend.

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Steven Van Elk is a we...

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September 1, 2022 81 min

What do you think of when you hear the words "luxury wedding photography"? I am pretty sure that what most photographers hear is "MORE MONEY!"

However, there is a lot more that goes into being a part of the 'luxury market'.

On this episode of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast, I sit down with award winning luxury wedding photographer, Leandro Da Silva to discuss what it really means to be in the luxury wedding ...

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I was recently watching a video about the lack of originality among artists on social media.

Well, the fault lies partially with us but mostly with social media algorithms that feed us people who are great at marketing themselves instead of people who are very good at their art.

I frequently see what I would refer to as mediocre art in lots of genres with hundreds of thousands, if not more, views because whoever is running the acco...

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July 21, 2022 1 min

The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is taking a short Summer break. No worries! The show will be back at the end of August with new interview episodes, new Nerd Quests, and maybe even a few surprises.

You might be wondering, "Why is the show going on hiatus? Is Casey going on vacation?" Absolutely not! It's the height of wedding season. I'm working! And I want to get a few episodes recorded so we can get back to a more r...

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July 7, 2022 84 min

It can be very difficult for creative minded people like photographers to get their brains in "business mode." Folks like us are just used to thinking creatively.  So, when we need to create a brand strategy that differentiates us from the rest of the creatives out there so that our business can thrive, we may find ourselves unsure of what to do.

Where do you even get started? Well, that's what this episode is about! Si...

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June 24, 2022 18 min

It's a solo episode! That's right, it's just your host Casey on this one.

Recording has been difficult with wedding season in full swing and my neighbors having a lot of jackhammering done for the last month, but I wanted to share some recent experiences with you that I think could be useful.

And if I can help one person reach this point in their life or career without taking as much time as I did, then this entire podc...

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June 9, 2022 60 min

Why do I love Star Wars so much? More importantly, why do I love some parts of Star Wars more than others?

Seriously, folks, this is a question for the ages. I've been a fan of Star Wars for my entire life...and that's not a short amount of time.

To delve into this question and help me on my quest, Lauren and Matt from Hops Geek News - click here to check out their awesome podcast -  come along for the ride, challenging me ...

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Sometimes it can feel difficult to get creative in your photography. Luckily for you, I sat down with fashion and portrait photographer Jonny Edward on this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast to discuss overcoming barriers to our creativity, including those self imposed hurdles, so that we can free up some creative space to help others as well.

It's really a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it.

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May 5, 2022 66 min

Why am I the nerd that I am?

What does it take for a nerdy topic to make me emphatic in my feelings about it?

Why does Coke taste so much better than Pepsi?

These are just some of the questions we will tackle in NERD QUESTS, a new Nerdy Photographer Podcast series exploring topics near and dear to my nerdy little heart.

On this episode, I sit down with Jim from the Film Rage Podcast to ...

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On this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, friend of the show Leighton DaCosta returns to talk about his recent trip to WPPI, hats, why he didn't like The Batman, and coming full circle as a photographer.

This is Leighton's fifth time on the podcast. You may remember our discussions about hiring other photographers to work for you, racism in the photo industry, or arguing about the best fictional photographers.


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April 14, 2022 5 min

We're celebrating the 3rd birthday of The Nerdy Photographer website and the not 3rd birthday of me, the actual nerdy photographer.

I'm discussing the current state of the podcast, what I learned from a recent incredible film that I watched, and a new type of episode I would like to add to the podcast.

Are you ready to join me on these new adventures?

Follow along with the Nerdy Photographer on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTo...

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March 24, 2022 2 min
I'm taking a moment to read some of the new reviews The Nerdy Photographer Podcast has received recently. Who knows, maybe, if you leave a review, you might hear it on a future episode!

Where can you leave a review? Well, head over to

You can leave reviews and ratings on Apple Podcast, Podchaser, and GoodPods among others. Oh, and tell your friends about the show. They will thank you for do...

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March 17, 2022 34 min

I've always been fascinated by toys and collecting. My comic book collection, my growing Funko collection, but, most of all, I had a huge collection of action figures. Setting up the figures to tell stories was so engrossing.

It's strange that I haven't gotten into toy photography, right? Well, it has interested me but I've never fully committed.

In this episode, I interview toy photographer Anthony Mattea whose col...

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As photographers, we receive a lot of weird Photoshop requests from our clients. Podcast listeners have sent me a HUGE list of weird requests that they have received in their careers. Seriously, this list is several hundred entries long and the requests range from slight silly to absolutely insane to downright racist.

On this episode of the podcast, Mel and Dwayne from the Filters Removed Podcast join me once again to go over some ...

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February 17, 2022 48 min
I'm excited to have Peter Hurley, the king of headshots, on the podcast. In this episode, we talk about what Peter feels was the best investment he ever made in his photography business, staying relevant and reaching your audience on social media, and getting comfortable with who you are as a person to communicate more genuinely with potential clients.

Peter also discusses having the opportunity to be an NFL sideline photograph...

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