Love photography? Love listening to podcasts? Well, I’ve got you covered!
I’ve been a fan of podcasts for years now and regularly tune in to my favourite shows.
I’m often listening to podcasts as I work (working alone listening to the sound of my keyboard tapping does get a bit dull!), and when I’m out and about in my car or even when I’m doing chores around the house.
Over the years, I’ve discovered lots of brilliant podcasts but I mainly love to listen to business- and photography-related ones (is that sad?!). These are some of my favourites.
Photography podcasts I recommend
1. Shoot Edit Chat Repeat with Vicki Knights and Eddie Judd
The award-winning Shoot Edit Chat Repeat podcast sets out to inspire and motivate other ‘people’ photographers and creative entrepreneurs.
Hosted by Vicki Knights and Eddie Judd, two top UK-based professional portrait photographers, the show is lively, refreshingly honest, insightful and entertaining.
Vicki and Eddie answer listeners’ questions on the show and feature in-depth guest interviews. I love that they interview their guests in person and obviously have a lot of fun making the podcast. Their enthusiasm is infectious and I really enjoy tuning in each week.
Update: I was delighted to be featured on the Shoot Edit Chat Repeat podcast myself in January 2020! I took part in their live panel at Shoot Edit Chat Repeat Live in London and spoke about how to become irresistible to your dream photography clients. You can listen to the episode here.
2. Sprouting Photographer – The business of photography with Brian Caporicci and Robert Nowell
Canadian-based Brian and Robert have recorded over 400 episodes at the time of writing this, so there is an extensive back catalogue which you can dive into at any time.
They interview leading photographers from around the world. They also talk alone or together about topics relating to running a successful photography business.
Recent topics they’ve covered include how to create a content marketing plan, photography pricing mistakes, and how to create your ideal workflow.
3. PhotoBizX with Andrew Hellmich
This is another photography podcast that I love.
Australian host, Andrew interviews some of the most successful photographers from around the world to “uncover the facts about running a wedding and portrait photography business for profit”.
I always find his podcast episodes interesting. He ensures that all his guests stick around on the interviews for a decent length of time, allowing him to ask lots of questions and extract all the nitty-gritty detail about the subject at hand.
The only down-side of these in-depth interviews is that you may not have time to listen to them in full in one sitting. I tend to save these longer episodes for long car journeys or listen to them over a number of sittings.
Andrew restricts the full interviews to paid subscribers to his paid membership (which you can grab a month’s trial of for just $1). But even if you listen just to the free version of each episode, you’ll still get tons of value.
4. Through the Business Lens with Kim Hartz
This podcast is also recommended if you’d like to discover useful marketing tips, tools and strategies for growing your photography business.
The podcast host, Kim is a successful pet photographer based in the U.S. and has built her business from scratch into a six-figure photography business since she started up in 2010.
What I love about this podcast is that the episodes are typically around 15 minutes long. So, it’s possible to listen to a full episode on a short car journey or whenever you get a little bit of spare time.
5. The Evolve Your Wedding Business podcast with Heidi Thompson
This one is specifically for wedding photographers, as the name suggests. But much of the advice shared could also apply to other genres of photography.
A new episode is released every other Wednesday, and there are over 150 episodes to check out at the time of writing. Heidi interviews wedding photography experts and also offers solo training.
Recent topics have included mastering Google Analytics, how to raise your prices, email marketing, the importance of mindset in business, and how to get more leads and enquiries.
6. The Six Figure Photography podcast with Ben Hartley
Host Ben Hartley is a successful international photographer and photography educator, based in the U.S.
He interviews professional photographers and shares advice about how to grow your professional photography business into a six-figure enterprise.
Check out these photography podcasts today!
Have a listen to these photography podcasts and don’t forget to subscribe to the ones you like. That way, you wont miss out on future episodes as they become available.
Which other photography podcasts do you enjoy?
If there are any other photography business and marketing related podcasts you’d also recommend, do please let me in the comments. I love discovering new resources, and other photographers reading this would no doubt be grateful if you shared below too.
Enjoy the podcasts!