The tagline for 10FPS says it all: “A podcast about photojournalism, with photojournalists, for everyone.” The niche topic gives hosts Elena Volkova and J.M. Giordano a great starting point to create a truly unique podcast, interviewing photographers who take a different, often more daring route than commercial and wedding photogs. Both Volkova and Giordano are pro photojournalists, which helps guide the hour-long interviews in a specific direction that showcases the career paths and inspiration global photojournalists bring to their trade.
Fans of talk radio will love Photobomb, hosted by friends Booray Perry and Gary Hughes. These guys are great, distinct radio personalities, bantering quickly, unafraid of getting sidetracked by oddball personal anecdotes and funny observations from their careers. But central to the show is photography, and listeners who want to hear two photography dudes chat somewhat aimlessly will be glad to listen along for an hour.
This one’s a relative newcomer on the podcast scene from Glyn Dewis and Dave Clayton, creative friends who’ve known each other for nine years. One’s a photographer, the other’s a graphic designer, and together they chat with guests and swap industry stories. The fact that they come from different backgrounds makes it a more compelling conversation, since they actually learn from each other and attract a different audience than the other shows on this list, which are almost 100 percent photo-centric. With an upbeat tempo and professional quality, you get why their dedicated fanbase tunes in every week.
Creative Podcasts for Photographers
Not all photographers want to hear other photographers talk shop, however – plenty hear enough from the blogs, vlogs, and friends they already have. For something a little different, photographers may find podcasts geared toward general creatives more refreshing.
With that in mind, here are some of the best creative podcasts for photographers:
It’s tough being a full-time freelancer. The work is so diverse, so dependant on client experiences and personal work ethic, that many freelancers feel alone in the world, unable to relate to others’ experiences or understand the broader industry. Are you charging too much or too little? How do you find clients? How do you market yourself? Podcast host Steve Folland has been working as a freelancer for years, and on Being Freelance, he interviews other freelancers about their self-employed lives, diving into exactly the kind of practical issues that freelancers of any sort might hope to learn.
Joanna Pieters is a self-described “creativity coach” who helps others release their inner creativity and act on their artistic dreams. In her podcast, she interviews people who might help folks on that journey, including artists, thought leaders, philosophers, mentors, and anyone else who contributes to the broadly defined world of “creative life.” If it all sounds a bit airy, well, it is – but the tips and interviewees are indisputably worth hearing out for photographers who need an extra push to follow their dreams. A sleek website and ample resources help round out the experience for committed fans.