The Think Stupid-Simple Podcast

The Think Stupid-Simple Podcast

Pye Jirsa, world renowned photographer and educator, brings you unabridged, authentic conversations about life with industry leaders from across the globe.

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May 10, 2021 103 min
Marlies Hartmann is a wedding photographer who has been named one of the top 100 in the world. Having begun her journey in photography well into adulthood, Marlies has defied the norm and broken through to become one of the highest regarded in the industry. In addition to her incredible accomplishments, she has also participated in popular game shows such as The Price is Right and Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, being a prize-wi...
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Seth and Beth Kerechanin are a husband and wife photography and entrepreneur duo from Ohio. With highly educated backgrounds in chemistry and teaching respectively, Seth and Beth are the proud owners of a successful wedding photography business as well as other ventures including their own podcast and a 70 year old company they recently acquired. They are the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit as they are constantly on the lo...
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Chris Hemphill is a data scientist and VP of AI & Growth for SymphonyRM, a platform for provider and patient management in the healthcare industry. Chris’s understanding of the learning process as well as his technical aptitude has opened up a host of opportunities including long distance ultra-running as well as creative endeavors such as music and hosting his own performances on Twitch. Today, Chris seeks out the “why” of thi...
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Lauren Mullee is a family attorney and the founder of The Law Office of Lauren Mullee where she helps couples and families traverse some of the most difficult moments of their lives. With over a decade of experience handling divorces, Lauren seeks purpose in providing a positive perspective on an otherwise unfortunate situation and sets out to genuinely help her clients in ways other lawyers may not. Her profound empathy and intere...
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Dan Kitajima is the owner of Kitajima Insurance Agency that boasts over a million dollars in annual revenue. Having invested in digital and social media advertising as well as SEO and AdWords, Dan’s agency has become the top provider of Insurance for Hispanic Americans in California. Dan has been exploring new ways of creating content and how to connect with his target demographic as well as potential customers as he and his team c...
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Sasha Leahovcenco is a commercial photographer who, in recent years, shifted his focus toward humanitarian projects in underdeveloped countries. Since moving to the US from his home country of Moldova where his family still resides, Sasha has worked tirelessly and built up a reputation as a photographer until he found an opportunity to photograph and tell the stories of residents in places such as Russia and Mongolia. Since then, S...
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Kenna Klosterman is a travel photographer who also serves as the host of CreativeLive TV, We Are Photographers Podcast, as well as her own travel tours and retreats to various countries around the world. After receiving her MBA from Wharton, Kenna moved onto serve on the marketing team of Fortune 500 companies until she decided to hit the road and travel around the world, an experience that would change her perspective as well as h...
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George Varanakis is an event organizer with a history of success working with Creative Live, WPPI, and now, the Portrait Masters. During his eight years with WPPI, George Varanakis grew the show by an incredible 400% and has grown the Photo Channel at CreativeLive into a multi-million dollar business. His incredible connection with his audience and educators as well as his aptitude for adapting and constantly evolving proved benefi...
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Michelle Ford is a project manager at a software development company as well as a photographer. Her youth in the highly conservative Philippines has sparked a unique life trajectory as she navigated the cultural differences since moving to the States and through her experience with religion, relationships, and family, developed a strong mindset and became a leader in the tech world, as well as a happy mother of two.

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Mike Kelley is a renowned architectural photographer who is highly regarded as being one of the top in the industry. Mike’s work has attracted top-tier clientele and his work can be recognized worldwide. Aside from architectural photography, Mike has found immense success with his own personal creative endeavors including his famous “Airportraits,” which has in turn, led to a whole new type of clientele with aviation giants such as...
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Alison Conklin is a Pennsylvania based wedding photographer whose deep connection with photographs and memories help capture incredible moments of her client’s lives. Having grown up with parents who were also avid photographers, her early exposure to photography helped her cope with the loss of her mother, and with a shoebox full of her family’s most precious moments, Alison began her journey in providing her clients with the deep...
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Jerry Ghionis is a Las Vegas based photographer and educator whose work spans multiple genres including wedding, portraits, fashion, and commercial. Having begun his career in Australia, Jerry quickly rose to prominence with his own highly successful photography studio before moving his life to America where he continued his legacy servicing top tier international clients and creating an expansive library of educational content. To...
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Andrew Funderburg is a photographer turned entrepreneur. Andrew’s deep passion for creating memories and client experiences as a photographer paved the way for Fundy Software and Fundy Design Suite, which he founded in 2008, and focuses on design and sales solutions for professional photographers. His services have profoundly impacted the photography industry and since the massive success of Fundy Software, Andrew has expanded into...
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Jason Vinson is an award winning wedding photographer based in Arkansas. Learning to draw inspiration by being in the moment, Jason captures stunning images that portray the most authentic and spontaneous moments. Jason's images are distinct with style and has recently expanded to Family Documentaries where he spends a day with families to capture the everyday moments that often go un-captured.

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Having attended college at Parsons in New York City, Sara Strid's extensive background in photography takes her through the heart of the editorial photography scene as well as a short gig working with the legendary Magnum Photos. Since moving back to her hometown of Stockholm, she continued her photography career away from the camera as the marketer for Kodak and eventually found her way to Profoto and continues taking photogra...
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Tasha Cochran is the founder of One Big Happy Life, an online platform designed to assist people with financial planning and management. Starting out as a single mother in the Marine Corps, Tasha quickly learned how to manage her personal finances and went from making $14000 at age 19 to a six-figure career with a law degree. One Big Happy Life began as a side-hustle creating educational Youtube videos and is now her primary focus ...
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John David Pittman is an Arkansas based commercial and editorial portrait photographer. Since beginning his career in photography, John David has garnered a list of clientele including some of the largest brands such as Nike, Ford, AT&T, Lululemon, and much more. His talent for capturing stunning portraits has earned him the trust of many clients as well as the title of “Legend of Light” by Profoto.

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Me Ra Koh is a Texas based photographer and author. Prior to photography, Me Ra published a book titled “Beauty Restored” where she spoke of her physical and emotional abuse and her journey of healing from the trauma. Since then, she has become an iconic family and portrait photographer, author of various photography books, an educator, as well as the host of her own Disney Junior TV show. Her massive success is a testament to her ...
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Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of Creative Soul Photography are a photography duo and the authors of the highly acclaimed book, Glory, as well as their AfroArt series. Kahran and Regis have dedicated their work to celebrating the beauty and power of African culture and have become globally recognized for their stunning images of children embracing cultural outfits and hairstyles. Their work has been featured by top media outlets and ...
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Nicole Chan is a former business consultant who is now the founder of three successful businesses in the Boston area. Nicole’s remarkable ability to adapt has led to her first post-corporate venture as a wedding photographer as well as opening her own escape room experience and when both of her enterprises were stopped in their tracks by the COVID-19 pandemic, she and her husband shifted gears and developed a revolutionary sanitiza...
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