Phil Penmen Reflects on the Insane Money made in Press Photography

Phil Penman is a world-renowned street photographer based in New York. Follow his Instagram or regularly visit his website. You’ll see him touring different parts of the world, dropping his street photography knowledge to the people who attend his workshops. On this week’s episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind, Penman joins us to share even more knowledge and take us through the journey of his photography career.

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How Omar Z Robles Made $200,000 from Street Photography

As wonderful as street photography is, most who practice it seldom make substantial money. Often seen as something you shoot on the side, professional photographers instead fund their life with other genres, like portrait and commercial photography. However, now and then, we see success stories. Stories that validate a photographer’s talent for street photography and earn them a decent chunk of cash. That’s what happened to Omar Z Robles, and on this episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind, he tells us all about it.

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Kristin Bedford Photographs the Unique Lowrider Car Culture

Kristin Bedford joins us on this episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind. She’s an L.A. based photographer with a keen eye for social realism. Her work explores race, stereotypes, and communal self-expression. Throughout the episode, she shares her journey into photography, how she approaches her work, and her best-selling photo book, Cruise Night. Here’s what’s in store.

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Chris Gampat on Three Potential New Tamron Lenses for Fujifilm

On this week’s episode of The Phoblographer’s Inside the Photographer’s Mind, I’m joined by our EIC, Chris Gampat. We have a lot coming up in this episode as we tackle Fujifilm speculations, gear from Leica and Canon, and everything else in between. We’ll also be talking about The Phoblographer’s app! So stay tuned and read on to find out exactly what’s in store.

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Katie G. Nelson Talks Photography, Media, and Life with a Chronic Disease

Katie G. Nelson joins us on this episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind. She’s a multimedia journalist with a background in photography, filmmaking, and investigative writing. Returning to Minneapolis, Nelson kindly agreed to sit down with us and talk about her experience in journalism, including the good, the bad, and the traumatic. She’s a great source for a behind scene view of what life is like making content in the most difficult circumstances. Here’s what to expect.

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Polly Irungu on the Incredible Rise of Black Women Photographers

Two years ago, Polly Irungu wasn’t your average 26 years old. Instead of going out to party or eating in a fancy restaurant, Irungu began a movement that would change the direction of her life. She founded Black Women Photographers, an organization that aims to uplift the demographic in various ways. We cover it all in this week’s episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind.

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Brittany Smith: The Best Gear in Town from a Female Perspective

We’re very excited to bring you this week’s episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind. On this occasion, we’re blessed by the presence of our very own Reviews Writer, Brittany Smith. She joined The Phoblographer six months ago, and since then she’s been contributing top-level quality reviews of the latest gear and accessories in the photo industry. Naturally, we discuss gear, but we also delve into how brands are dropping the ball on inclusivity. Take a look at what’s in store.

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Derek Fahsbender on How He Intends to Gift Someone a New Camera

On this week’s episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind, we’re joined by New York-based street photographer Derek Fahsbender (aka Like a Macheen). He kindly took an hour out of his busy schedule to discuss all things photography, including the new release of his latest book, Twenty Twenty. We’ll also cover his relationship with Fujifilm, and why the camera you use is important. It’s a fantastic episode and one you’ll enjoy from start to finish. Below is an overview of what to expect.

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Cath Simard Creates Majestic Photographs in Beautiful Destinations

On this week’s episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind, we speak to Candian photographer Cath Simard. Her clients and collaborations include DJI and Lowepro, and she’s also an official Sony Ambassador. Her rapid rise through the photography ranks is nothing short of spectacular. Having taken up photography in 2016, she’s already an established name in her field. We’ll cover all that and more in this week’s podcast.

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Gear with Chris Gampat: The Most Innovative Lenses and Cameras

On this week’s episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind, I’m joined by our EIC, Chris Gampat. In an episode we’re calling “Gear with Gampat,” we talk about what’s going on in the world of photography equipment. From cameras to studio lighting, lenses to camera bags, there’s something for everyone in this episode. So, if you’re looking to add to your photographic arsenal, follow us.

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Yekaterina Gyadu on the Hustle and Grind of Professional Photography

Yekaterina Gyadu joins us on this week’s episode of The Phoblographer’s Inside The Photographer’s Mind. Currently in New York, Gyadu is a portrait, documentary, and wedding photographer. She also has a background in fine art. Her relationship with photography began in her youth, as she loved making photographs whenever she would visit her family in Russia. What’s particularly striking is her love for shooting analog. It’s something we like to see as the new generation rises through the ranks. As her work and name grow, we wanted to talk with Gyadu as we’re certain she will be a huge name in the future.

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Vanessa Charlot’s Inspiring Journey into Professional Photography

On this week’s episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind, documentary photographer Vanessa Charlot joins us on the show. Born and based in Miami, Vanessa Charlot has been commissioned by prominent publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Vogue. Her work primarily focuses on marginalized groups, as she helps to give a voice to those that society often silences. It’s a terrific hour of conversation, and below is an overview of what you can expect.

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Donato Di Camillo Likes to Focus on Stories most Photographers won’t.

Inside The Photographer’s Mind is back, and this week we speak to Brooklyn-based photographer Donato Di Camillo. He’s made a name for himself in the street photography community, and he’s best known for focusing his lens on stories most other photographers won’t. He’s a colorful character and has no issue with expressing his opinion on various topics within the photo industry. It’s a great hour of photography conversation, and he’s what to expect.

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Amy Lombard on Brand Identity, Emotional Healing, and Fearless Youth

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Queens-based photographer Amy Lombard joins us on this week’s episode of Inside The Phoblographer’s Mind (ITPM). Lombard has created her own identity throughout her career, and we wanted to sit down with her and learn more about her photographic journey. In this candid, sometimes deeply personal episode, we talk about the impact photography can have on a person’s life and the opportunities it can create.

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A Houston Photographer is Being Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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In this week’s episode of Inside The Photographers Mind, we tackle some of the more pressing stories happening in the industry this week. Hosted by our Arts & Culture Editor, Dan Ginn, the episode looks at serious allegations made against a Houston-based photographer. We’ll also look at the topic of street photography ethics and a photo shared on Instagram that polarized the photography community.

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Video: Jamie Windsor Shares the Truth on Being Successful on YouTube

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Photographers who create content for YouTube can get a bad rep. Often seen as fame-hungry attention seekers, only concerned about views and popularity, some industry members reject their credibility as skilled photographers. But that can hardly be fair. Surely there’s more depth to a photographer who makes YouTube content? I was eager to find out. So I invited popular YouTuber Jamie Windsor on to The Phoblographer’s official podcast: Inside The Photographers Mind.

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Inside the Photographer’s Mind: Photographer Tony Gale

Photographer Tony Gale has a very specific creative vision that’s all about feeling and ensuring that emotions are put across in his images.

On the latest episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind, Tony Gale takes us through his creative process and guides us through a number of personal projects, insights into how he creates his portfolio, and his thoughts on how we need to put women in more powerful places in our industry. Tony has been shooting for years and evolved to not only be an Editorial and Commercial photographer, but also an ambassador for a number of companies such as Sony, Manfrotto, X-Rite and more.

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Inside the Photographer’s Mind: Geoffrey Berliner of the Penumbra Foundation

Geoffrey Berliner is one of the heads of the Penumbra Foundation and he joined us to talk about the analog world and his process.

On the last episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind, we spoke with Geoffrey Berliner of the Penumbra Foundation. Geoffrey has an interesting background. He loved photography growing up, and then got into repairing fountain pens and other things, then came back to photography. Geoff is now one of the people who runs Penumbra and arguably the face of the organization. If you aren’t familiar with them, they’re an organization that specializes in the super old school photography techniques. It’s all about doing things slowly and with magic.

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Inside the Photographer’s Mind: Photojournalist Frank Smith

Photojournalist Frank Smith shoots philanthropic work that’s brought him to some of the darkest parts of humanity. 

On our most recent episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind, we talked to Photojournalist Frank Smith–who has worked to be a very special photojournalist. Most of the work that we know from photojournalists are seen in media, but Frank’s is quite different. He’s often commissioned by non-profits with causes that stem in different countries. For example, he shared with us one particular story of being in a brothel in India and this being one of the scariest moments of his life.

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Inside the Photographer’s Mind: Lois Greenfield

Dance Photographer Lois Greenfield told us she’s been shooting more or less the same way since she started.

On our latest episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind, Lois Greenfield graced us with her presence, knowledge, and overall creative thought process. Lois started out in photography as a photojournalist in theaters, but then she decided to do a different type of work in studios. Of any modern dance photographer, Lois is truly one of a kind. I reference this heavily in our interview. While Lois started out in film, shooting with a Hasselblad camera and Broncolor Lights mostly with black and white film, since moving to digital, she’s been able to do much more.

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Inside the Photographer’s Mind: Dance Photographer Omar Z Robles

Dance photographer Omar Z Robles has been shooting for the better part of 15 years now; and he’s earned quite a bit of fame from it.

In our most recent episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind (hosted at Adorama) we interviewed Omar Z Robles about his journey as a dance photographer over the years. Omar first started out as a mime and then went back to school to rediscover himself. He found photography and got into shooting street photography. Over time, it turned into working with dancers on the streets to create a type of image that has become iconic on Instagram over and over again. While Omar feels like he still does some sort of documentary process with his work, he feels like he is a creative director of the most part.

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