Photofocus Podcast

Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level. In today's episode we chat with photojournalist Julie Dermansky.


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We discuss:

  • How Julie got her start in photojournalism
  • The challenges of having a career in photojournalism
  • some of the photographers she followed to develop her skill set
  • How she separates her pain of covering disasters from the creativity of creating images
  • How she makes a personal connection with the people she meets in the field
  • How to maintain your sanity while working as a photojournalism
  • The role personal safety plays when covering floods and other disasters
  • The role of PhotoShelter in her business, especially with helping her get your images out to the public and staying organized
  • Advice for photographers who want to break into photojournalism

You can find Julie at:

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Welcome to the Mind Your Own Business Podcast! Today we chat with advertising photographer Nick Vedros.

All images © Nick Vedros

We discuss:

  • How Nick got his start in photography
  • How he capitalized on a rare opportunity to get his work out to the public
  • Pushing the envelope on creativity and relationships
  • Designing his career around the lifestyle that he wanted
  • Working with an ad agency
  • How the work of Gary Larson and Norman Rockwell influenced his work
  • The role of storytelling in his body of work
  • How Nick incorporates fun into his photo concepts
  • The process of building a "super studio" and built a name nationally
  • Building relationships with advertising companies
  • Nick's advice for photographers who want to break into advertising photography
  • How to look for openings in the market you can capitalize on


You can find Nick at:

  • Nick's portfolio site
  • @vedros on Instagram
  • @Vedrosphotography on Facebook

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In this special Meet a Photofocus Author edition we catch up with Scott Wyden Kivowitz.

Scott shares his many contributions to photography as well as work with Photofocus.


  • Having a dual career.
  • His first 3 Photofocus articles.
  • His ideas for future Photofocus articles.

To learn more about Scott, visit his blog.

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