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.

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September 16, 2021 47 min

Having an ideal client profile is something that can vastly improve your marketing effectiveness. But first, you have to go through the process of finding your ideal client and figuring out the language that they speak in.

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Knoxville photographer Brittany Sidwell about the importance of finding your ideal client as well as some actionable items to get you started on the road to more e...

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Strange things are afoot at the Fortress Between Eternities. What do Bang the Bonkerors do with their free time? Slip between the dimensions and find out.

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September 2, 2021 58 min

Has the ability to Photoshop images become too easy? At what point during manipulating a photo does it stop being a photo and become a digital work?

What are the ethical ramifications of AI image and video editing software that makes it possible to create deep fakes or entirely new "people" who don't actually exist?

I talk with Photoshop tutor and digital artist, Andrew Kavanagh to explore these questions and more.

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August 26, 2021 16 min

The Nerdy Photographer finds himself transported to another dimension that is both familiar and wildly different. He must work with a new ally to create a trend that will rock the universe, but will he be able to overcome his fears in time? Tune in to find out.

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    August 19, 2021 78 min
    On this very funny episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, Steven Van Elk from the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast drops by to discuss photo industry 'code words'.

    Code words? What code words? The photo industry has code words?

    You know, the things that photographers and people in the industry like to say when they really mean something else. For example, when photographers use the term "unphotogenic" to describe ...

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    August 12, 2021 9 min
    Backing up your photos should always be a priority, and in recent years, more and more cloud photo storage options have become available to photographers. But are they all worth the money?

    In this micro episode (nerdlet) of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, I explore a variety of cloud photo storage options, their pros and cons, and whether you can use them for more than just backing up your pictures. Because, in this age of connecti...

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    August 5, 2021 36 min
    Have you ever felt like you could be doing more to give back to the community you live in? Perhaps through your photography? In this episode of The Nerdy Photographer Podcast, I speak with Connecticut photographer, Lindsey Turner, about working with charities and non-profits. And working with these organizations does not just mean donating your time and services for free. You can work with organizations who pay you just like a corp...

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    Looking to create better long exposure photos? Whether you're shooting landscapes, doing light painting, or creating digital art, the three tips in this micro episode will help you create better images.

    And it takes no time at all, just under five minutes! What are you waiting for?

    Tripod Recommendations:

    Good tripod/monopod combo from Neewer for around $70 or you can go with a more heavy duty model from Manfrotto for $300.

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    Chicago based photographer Jackie Bravo Vicere and I discuss her Front Porch Portraits Project that launched her to notoriety, landing her a featured segment on the NBC Nightly News.

    Jackie has even started a new project, but you will have to listen to find out about it.

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    July 15, 2021 7 min

    Camera lens filters? What are they? What do you use them for? The most important thing to remember is that whatever filter you get, DO NOT GO CHEAP!

    Putting cheap glass (or plastic) between your lens and your subject just defeats the purpose of trying to take a better photo.

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    July 8, 2021 41 min

    Ever wonder what photographers talk about when they are hanging out? They tell stories! Stories about the crazy things that happen while they are working. Shoots that went incredibly wrong, insane clients, and other bizarre occurrences.

    And in this episode we get into some of those nitty gritty stories as Casey is joined by Mel & Dwayne from the Filters Removed Podcast to discuss some hilarious photography bloopers and we also ...

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    July 1, 2021 5 min

    Everybody wants to take better photos, but not everyone is a professional photographer. And, the best camera is the one you have on you. So, whether you're a professional or not, knowing how to take great pictures with your phone can be extremely useful.

    In this episode, I give you several quick tips to improve your phone photography in under five minutes! You can find links to the products and apps mentioned in the episode bel...

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    I sit down with special guest Devon Rowland to talk about photographing offbeat and non-traditional weddings. How does this branch of wedding photography differ from the mainstream? How do you get into photographing these types of weddings?

    All of this and more! Plus some totally useless information.

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    June 17, 2021 16 min

    The Nerdy Photographer and the crew of the Fibonacci meet up with the confounding Dr. What to take on the universe nullifying Mehleks who seek to destroy the world through apathy!

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    I sit with longtime friend of the show, Leighton DaCosta, to discuss photographers in movies, television, and other media. How is the profession portrayed? What is it about these portrayals that photographers love? And hate?

    From Peter Parker/Spiderman to Jimmy Olsen to Dexter and more, we take a deep dive into the world of fictional photographers.

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    The 4th of July approaches! But whatever the time of year, you can always learn how to capture better photos of fireworks. This micro-episode covers several tips for creating better photos of these pyrotechnic displays.

    What are you waiting for? Learn to take better pictures of fireworks in under 5 minutes!

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    Adventure elopement photographer Rob Dight is back, all the way from Ireland, to discuss three ways that photographers can shift their thinking to make themselves more money and reduce their anxiety!

    Let's face it, if you are a professional photographer, you are probably interested in making more money. Rob's simple ideas can help you make better choices and increase profitability.

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    May 20, 2021 6 min

    Every photographer wants that creamy blurry background in their portraits right? This micro-episode is all about tips to help get you that bokeh!

    Guess what? It's not all about the equipment you're using! Shocking!!!

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    I sit down with wedding photographer Erica Leman of Sweet Alice Photography to discuss a topic many photographers don't think about when trying to book clients: the emotional value and 'weight' of photos.

    Whether you're photographing a wedding, family portraits, or newborn images, the emotional impact can be different for every viewer. Here's a secret: people are more likely to book AND spend more money based on...

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    In this micro-episode, I talk about the basic principles of posing subject for portraits. Because whether you pose your subjects or prompt them, it is important to know the fundamentals and how they can be used to your advantage to create better photos!

    You can learn to take better pictures of people, even if you are just using your phone camera, in under 5 minutes!

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