Don't Miss the Fstoppers Series on TogTools Podcast

We are so excited to announce that the staff writers and contributors from Fstoppers have teamed up with TogTools to give you a new series with an in-depth look behind each of our businesses. If you aren't familiar with TogTools, it is an awesome resource for new and emerging photographers to obtain industry information from some of the best pros in the industry. Founders Stephen and Jess Robertson bring you in-depth podcasts with answers to questions you have always wanted to learn from some of your favorite photographers and videographers. 

From now until Fall, a video will be released every week featuring one of our writers. Topics range from food photography, concert photography, commercial photography, wedding photography and more. These podcasts are focused on the business side; how to advertise, brand, and break into markets will be the highlights of discussion. Below is the tentative schedule of the release dates and the topics that will be covered. 

8/12/14: Lindsey Pantaleo - Choosing a Business Entity & Building a Studio Space

8/19/14: Adam Ottke - Photography Gear for Newer Photographers

8/26/14: Rebecca Britt - Breaking into Concert Photography

9/9/14: Noam Galai - Copyright & Building a Multi-niche Photography Business 

9/16/14: Taylor Mathis - The Business of Food Photography

9/23/14: Sarah Williams - Infusing YOU Into Your Brand

9/30/14: Clay Cook - Fashion, Editorial and Advertising Photography

10/7/14: Zach Sutton - How to develop photography education products/services

10/14/14: Jaron Schneider

10/21/14: David Bickley 

10/28/14: Patrick Hall - Building a Relationship-based Photography Business

Also look for John Schell and Aaron Brown to be featured this Fall. 

Please visit TogTools website to watch each eposide. You can also follow along on their Facebook or Twitter to watch for newly released podcasts.

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james johnson's picture

I so could have used something like this when I started out. One of the best ways to learn is to have access to what others are doing. And that access is sometimes very difficult for isolated photographers.

Side note: This is completely irrelevant to the this conversation, but, man, do I hate the word "tog" as a nickname for photographers. It just reeks of Bro language.

Jaron Schneider's picture

In broadcast journalism, they call the video guys "photogs." Probably came from that.

Chris Valites's picture

God I couldn't agree more; hate "tog."

Ralph Berrett's picture

The term "Tog" in most photographic circles is considered very derogatory. Calling a Photographer a Tog is similar to calling a lawyer a shiester, or a doctor a quack.

Stephen Robertson's picture

haha!! We hear that a lot! It came from the twitter hashtag #tog. We like it.

David Justice's picture

I'm really excited for the Clay Cook and Zach Sutton episodes. Although I will probably watch all of them.

Lee Morris's picture

"Oh look 6 comments. People must be inspired by my interview."

Every comment is about the word "tog"

Ralph Berrett's picture

I enjoyed the interview, I had to laugh when Lee Morris was talking about how some shooters view an image as sacred, almost every art director and photo editor will recrop or edit an image to meet their needs. Years ago I should taken Lee Morris's advice about becoming a shooter, I did it forsaking other careers, of I was 16 at the time. ;)