If you go to the gym, take a long walk, or have an epic road trip ahead of you, there’s a good chance you’re listening to a podcast along the way. A podcast can be great entertainment, while also providing the latest news and some solid education. The podcast industry covers all genres and, of course, photography is part of that. So if you’re looking for something fresh to listen to, we’ve listed the best photography podcasts to check out.
1. The Candid Frame
The Candid Frame is now in its fifteenth year of production – that’s exceptionally good going! Ibarionex Perello hosts and produces the photography podcast, and is often accompanied by respected photographers in the industry. Guests on The Candid Frame include names like Joel Meyerowitz and Ellen Friedlander – a testament to how popular the show is. Perello regularly creates free webinars, all of which are clear and engaging, helping you to take better photographs.
2. Outerfocus Podcast
The Outerfocus Podcast is a bi-weekly show presented by Ian Weldon. The podcast focuses on various styles with a heavy emphasis on street photography. While household names are no stranger to the podcast, Weldon also brings on well-respected street photographers who will be better known by the hardcore members of the street community. The aims of each interview are to identify the meaning behind the photographer’s work right through to understanding what drives them to create. Each show is an interesting listen.
3.This Week in Photo (TWiP)
Frederick Van Johnson is the head honcho at TWiP. The podcast is very much about creating a community vibe and exploring different photography techniques and styles. In keeping with the community spirit, the podcast regularly critiques the work of its listeners. Often joined by another photographer, Van Johnson gives honest and helpful feedback on the selected work, allowing you to understand where improvements can be made. Paid members of the TWiP podcast community have access to member-only courses, meet up events, and discounts on a host of industry-leading events throughout the year.
4. Photography Radio
Photography Radio is a little different from the other podcasts on this list. Rather than creating long-form episodes, the podcast puts out bite-sized episodes of around 20 to 30 minutes. As well as talking about the artistic element of photography, listeners can also enjoy the best in the latest gear news around the world. For those of you with a shorter attention span, or less time to listen to a long podcast, Photography Radio is a great option.
5. Tips From The Top Floor
If you’re after quick tips and techniques that will improve your photography, then look no further. Tips From The Top Floor is brought to you by commercial photographer Chris Marquardt. Each week he shares his vast knowledge and skill set through, informative podcasts. He presents his listeners weekly challenges, encouraging them to go out and practice what he preaches. This podcast pretty much covers everything a photographer needs to learn, and it’s fun and engaging too!
What Are Your Favorite Photography Podcasts?
The above photography podcasts should be enough to keep you going for some time. However, we would love to know what you’re already listening to. Share your favorite podcasts or let us know what you think of our list in the comments below.