Finding background entertainment is so important when you are by nature a creative who spends many long and secluded hours in front of a computer. We live in an intensely visual world, and within that space, I find it incredibly refreshing absorbing audio Podcasts in the background as I work.
Besides the entertainment aspect, I also appreciate the insight and education that is gained simply from listening. The price of admission is basically free to jump in and get your collection rolling. As long as you have a relatively modern mobile phone, tablet, computer, or even smart tv you are basically good to go. Really it could not be any easier to take advantage of this and there are definitely some gems that really double down on photography culture. These all add up to the effect that it’s a joy getting a notification that a new episode is ready to stream for some listening pleasure.
Below a few show examples you will always find synced up on my devices. These are great if your a podcast fan to slot into your existing library, or get you started if podcasts up to this point haven’t nudged your radar.
A Few Show Samples
B&H Photography Podcast
Hosted by Allan Weitz, as you would guess this being a podcast from the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States, is a show that a good amount of the time highlights photographers favorite topics, industry news, and gear! It is enjoyable listening about photography and video from the retail giant’s perspective. Curious to know how those Sony a7R III versus Nikon D850 sales are stacking up, you'll find that kind of info here.
The RGG.EDU Podcast
Co-hosted by Rob Grimm and Gary Martin. If you enjoy fun and entertaining interviews with some of the giants in the photography industry then this is definite listen for you. These are not stoic interviews, Rob and Gary keep it loose and you really come away from the listen with some insight on the guest, takeaways from their industry journey, and a good feel for them as people. Consistently the highest entertainment value I get from a podcast is from these guys.
CAMERAS OR WHATEVER
Hosted by Tyler Stalman, as he terms it is “the podcast for the working photographer;” this is a quality listen. These are generally laid back episodes, sharing some intelligent and insightful conversation around honest stories that you can learn from to help you elevate your photography game.
Picture This: Photography Podcast
Co-Hosted by Chelsea and Tony Northrup, what I enjoy about this show in particular especially early on, Chelsea and Tony set this up as a historical rundown of photography, some of the famous names like David LaChapelle and Ansel Adams and the history of the most iconic images and largest camera brands backstories are all here. It is time well spent to know a bit of what shaped the industry leading up to where we stand today.
These are but a few samples of what is available out there, I'm always on the hunt for additional quality podcasts so I’d love to hear what shows currently reside over your background airwaves while you edit your next masterpiece!