TOGCHAT Photography Podcast

Jan 14 2021 67 mins 14

The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast with Joe Edelman is the only podcast that focuses on the HOWS and WHYS behind creating consistently great photographs. Regardless of your skill level, if you are working to improve your photography, this is the show for you. I am an award-winning photographer and photo educator with over 40 years of professional experience and I love to share what I have learned along the way. Join me each week for discussions, photo news and interviews with internationally renowned photographers along with the exclusive TOGCHAT Q&A that is recorded live during my weekly YouTube livestream — where I answer your photography questions and help you solve photography related problems — in real time. TOGCHAT is a great way to learn while you are editing, shooting, exercising, cleaning — well you get the picture! I do hope you'll join me for the next episode of TOGCHAT and let me help you — improve your photography, because your BEST SHOT it's your NEXT SHOT — and I want to help you make it a great one. -- Joe Edelman





Lindsay Adler — NYC Fashion & Portrait Photographer sits down for a chat
Jan 14 2021 73 mins  
Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, Numero, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally. Lindsay enjoys teaching on the industry's largest platforms and most prestigious events. She has worked with some of the top brands in the industry such as Canon and Adobe. Her client list consists of NBC, UNICEF, Grey, Edelman, Saatchi & Saatchi and more. Lindsay Adler has a clean, bold, and graphic style has become the hallmark of her work. Lindsay is renowned for her creativity and collaborating with designers and stylists in order to create fresh looks. Lindsay’s energy and enthusiastic teaching style showcase her excitement to share her passion and knowledge with others, whether it is world-wide through prestigious platforms such as CreativeLive, KelbyOne, and the industry's largest conferences, or through her video tutorials or her five books. She is located in NYC shooting fashion full time. She is honored to have been named a Canon Explorer of Light as well as a Profoto Legend of Light. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Photo Quote: “A photographers work is given shape and style by his personal vision. It is not simply technique, but the way he looks at life and the world around him.” — Pete Turner https://www.peteturner.com/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Talent under 30: Please check out NYC based Fashion Photographer — Zach Alston https://zachalston.nyc/ https://www.instagram.com/zachalston.nyc/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: Lindsay's Links: https://www.lindsayadlerphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lindsayadler_photo/ https://www.youtube.com/user/adlerphotoworkshops https://www.facebook.com/lindsayadlerphotography How to find the “good side” of a persons face for a Portrait https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-pPQvN-pxU - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://tog.chat My Website: https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: This episode of TOGCHAT was sponsored by ImagingUSA and PPA. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this video.


Interview With Magazine Photojournalist Rick Friedman
Jan 07 2021 84 mins  
Join me for a great chat with internationally renowned magazine photographer and photojournalist Rick Friedman! Rick has been a photojournalist, portrait and travel photographer for 4 decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions. His published work has appeared in/on Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, ABC News, CBS News, CNN NBC News, Discovery Channel, The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications around the globe. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers and has worked on 20 film productions. Rick is an ambassador for Tamron Lens, Nissin Flashes and Savage Universal lighting and studio equipment. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Photo Quote: “In order to make art, the frustration of not working has to be greater than the frustration of working.” — Jerry Uelsmann https://www.uelsmann.net/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: Ricks Links: https://www.rickfriedman.com https://www.instagram.com/rickfriedmanpix/ https://www.facebook.com/rick.friedman.54/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website: https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.



Photography in 2021 — What should we expect?
Dec 31 2020 64 mins  
It’s that time of the year! The New Year is just over 24 hours away and 2020 SUCKED! So what should we expect for photography in 2021? Join me for a fun, informative and sometimes irreverent discussion about what the next 12 months hold for photographers around the world! Photo Quote: “My favorite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. If you are curious, you create opportunities, and if you open the doors, you create possibilities.” --Mario Testino https://www.mariotestino.com https://www.mariotestino.com/biography/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: Learn more about the CASE ACT and your rights and options under the new system. https://copyrightalliance.org/ Spekular for Spiffy Gear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg8y4... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8itdP... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website: https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


Interview with Fashion & Lifestyle Photographer Irene Rudnyk
Dec 24 2020 77 mins  
Join me for a great chat with Fashion and Lifestyle Photographer and fellow YouTuber — Irene Rudnyk! Irene is a self-taught fashion and lifestyle photographer located in Calgary, Canada. About Irene in her own words: My name is Irene Rudnyk, and I am a self-taught fashion and lifestyle photographer located in Calgary. I like to describe my style as romantic and artistic, I love to play around with light, softness, colors and textures. I definitely enjoy photographing people the most. I strive to make my models stand out in an image, making sure the background never overpowers the focal point of the picture. Since I was a little girl I was drawn to photography and videography. My sister and I used to pretend that she was a model, and I was a photographer, we would dress up, do our make-up, and plan the poses and locations for photo shoots. When I was quite young and could afford it, I bought my first professional camera and instantly knew that photography was my passion. I started my journey as a fashion photographer, working mostly with agencies in Calgary, like Numa Models, Mode models and Imodels. I have experimented with different styles and techniques and now as a developed photographer, I provide professional services like wedding photography, engagement, family, maternity, boudoir, model portfolio, and event coverage. I’ve also spent several years modeling, which has given me the valuable knowledge to both sides of the camera. If desired, I will be glad to help with posing ideas and angles to give you the best looking, unique images. I am very friendly and sociable, I try to make my clients feel comfortable and have a lot of fun at the shoot. I am truly fortunate to do what I do. I get to be part of a person’s special day or celebration, get to know their family and most of all, capture those precious moments for them! That’s what it’s all about to me, capturing the emotion, character, and surreal beauty in people that will last a lifetime. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links Irene’s Links: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ira559 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irenerudnykphoto/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IreneRudnykPhoto/ 500PX: https://500px.com/p/irenerudnyk AI Culling Software CullAI Software - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website: https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


Interview with High-Speed Sync Portrait Master – Eli Infante
Dec 17 2020 86 mins  
Join me for a great chat with another Westcott TOP Pro Photographer and High Speed Sync Portrait Master — Eli Infante! Eli Infante is a Westcott Top Pro and native-born resident of the Rio Grande Valley who draws most of his inspiration for photography from unique South Texas landscapes and historical structures. When he is not out shooting utilizing the gorgeous South Texas sunset as his background, you can find him educating hungry young minds at a charter school teaching none other than, you guessed it, photography! On top of being an educator for over a decade, Eli shares his skills and talents with all other eager photographers via YouTube and even in person workshops. You may be asking yourself, “Where does he get the energy to do all this stuff?”. Well, for Eli, any time spent being able to teach and learn new skills as a photographer is not only his vocation but his ultimate recreation. Eli is paving his way through the Rio Grande Valley with his style of high-speed sync outdoor portraits and plans to broaden his talents with more fine art studio portraits. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links Eli's Links: https://www.eliinfante.com https://www.instagram.com/eli_infante_ https://www.youtube.com/EliInfante https://www.facebook.com/eli.infante22 Eli's video titled: 3 Portrait MISTAKES That Helped Me IMPROVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUuNFN8unwA My video: Photography Lighting Lesson — Remember the EGG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7CcUrUD2g My video: The Inverse Square Law for Photographers. A visual approach to the Inverse Square Law of Light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F41CRMpFNYk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


My Interview with NYC Photographer Will Cadena
Dec 10 2020 106 mins  
Join me for a great chat with Westcott TOP Pro Photographer Will Cadena! Will Cadena is a NYC photographer who combines a modern, edgy look with traditional photography. His experience has given him the knowledge of traditional photography, and the skills to know when and how to break those traditional rules and deliver a whole new look to his images, without retouching. He has been a member of the Professional Photographers Association and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International for many years. He has been photographing clothing campaigns, high profile events, and much more for over a decade both here in the US and around the world. Will is called upon to represent some of the top companies in the industry, and proud to be working with some up and coming companies, as well! Some of the companies Will is associated with are Westcott Lighting, Canon USA, Graphi Studios, Think Tank Photo, Wacom, Synology USA, Fundy Designer, ProMediaGear, Sekonic, Elinchrom, XRite, Benro, N-Vu, GNARBOX & PhotoTexting. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links Will's Links https://www.willcadena.com https://www.instagram.com/willcadena/ https://www.facebook.com/WillCadenaPhotography Video: The Best Color Photography Background For Portraits Is Gray https://video.joeedelman.com/bestcolor My Mannequin: https://amzn.to/3n2IBpS ** This is an Amazon Affiliate Link - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


My Favorite Photography Gear and Gadget Finds of 2020
Dec 03 2020 58 mins  
As 2020 draws to a close, I want to share with you some of my favorite GEAR and GADGET finds from the past year. Photographers often hear the quote, “it's not the camera that makes the picture, it is the photographer”. They usually hear it from a person who has tens of thousands of dollars worth of camera gear. I like to take a slightly more practical approach and that is simply that all the gear in the world won't make you a great photographer, but the right gear can make your task much easier and help elevate the quality of your work. How's that for politically correct? But it's true. At the end of the day if you don't build a solid foundation of photography knowledge — you know that physics stuff, and if you don't make a real effort to be creative — well then all that gear will not really matter. Let's keep it real — we all like our toys and for me, when I find a toy that makes my job easier or helps me simplify something — that is a big win in my books. I have links to all of these in the show notes. Full disclosure — a few of the links are affiliate links, so I will make a few pennies if you use the links, but I assure you — I am not being paid to show any of this gear and these are pieces that I actively use in my daily work. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links Olympus Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/getolympus I hope to see you at 1:00PM ET on 12/3 for my exclusive livestream. Spiffy Gear KYU-6 — https://tog.chat/kyu6 Spiffy Gear Facebook Group — https://www.facebook.com/groups/412643845788123 Datacolor SpyderX Elite — https://tog.chat/spyderxelite Datacolor ColorReader EZ — https://tog.chat/colorreaderez Light Painting Brushes — https://tog.chat/lightpainting LightPaintingPhoto YouTube Channel — https://tog.chat/jasonpage My video using the Light Painting Brushes at PhotoPlus Expo — https://video.joeedelman.com/photoplus2019 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III — https://tog.chat/em1markIII Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO Lens — https://tog.chat/12-45mm GVM G100W Bi-Color LED Video Light — https://tog.chat/gvm100 Stella Pro CLX10 and Stella CL2000 — https://tog.chat/stellapro Enter the discount code: edelman20 at checkout. Godox AD300Pro — https://tog.chat/ad300 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.



9 Ideas To Make YOU More Creative and Your Photographs Unique
Nov 26 2020 65 mins  
If you don't think that you are very creative and struggle coming up with ideas, I have 9 Ideas To Make YOU More Creative and Your Photographs Unique. One of the questions that I hear frequently from photographers is: “Where do you come up with your ideas?” That question is usually followed by one of these statements: “I’m just not that creative.” or “I guess I’m not creative.” or my personal favorite, “I just don’t know how to find new ideas”. If you are a photographer who thinks like this, I have some bad news for you. If you think you aren’t creative — you aren’t creative. There, I said it. And I mean it. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: My exclusive livestream for Olympus: Tips and Tricks for Creative Holiday Portraits https://www.facebook.com/getolympus/videos/136366801341494 ONE SHOT: PHOTOGRAPHING THE OLYMPIC GAMES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmF3xyLPH2k - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.




STOP making excuses to improve your photography
Nov 12 2020 67 mins  
I frequently consult with photographers who are trying to improve their photography or make more money in their business efforts and recently I noticed a trend. A trend where photographers lament that they are struggling to improve their work or make more money, yet for every struggle and problem that they face, they have excuses, often multiple excuses for why they can’t overcome the problem. And THAT is a big problem. The more I considered this trend, I realized that it’s not really a trend. It’s not a trend because it is a problem that photographers have faced for decades, probably for as long as there have been photographers. Every great photographer has faced this problem and will probably face it again. And that is why I wanted to discuss it with you and try to offer some solutions. Notice I didn’t say easy solutions. They will require work. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


The Future of Editing Software is Here and I Predicted It Years Ago!
Nov 05 2020 69 mins  
I am often asked what I see in my crystal ball for the future of photography. Truth is I don’t have a crystal ball for the future of photography. I mean, who really does. Right? But I have been involved with photography since I was 11 years old and one of the big lessons that I’ve learned is that we can find many of the answers to what the future holds by actually looking to the past history to a large degree repeats itself. As photographers, we reward manufacturers for making gear or software that makes our photographs better and makes our jobs easier. So part of making our job easier is to make it faster or save us time. So about four years ago on one of my very first TOGCHATS, I was asked about how I thought current cameras and software would evolve my prediction, which I have repeated in numerous talks and demonstrations and events across the country. Honestly, it kind of freaked out a lot of people, that my prediction was that digital cameras would become video-centric, meaning video first stills second. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: Kodak Professional Select Software https://www.kproselect.com/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


How to FIND the BEST Models & What Makes a GREAT Model
Oct 29 2020 59 mins  
I frequently hear photographers lamenting that they just can’t find models or that they don’t know how to find models and I receive messages with those questions several times each week. After I wrote the title, How to find the best models, I realized that the bigger problem is that many photographers don’t actually understand what makes a great model. So here we are. Before I dig in, please listen closely to what I am about to say — I am going to share my experience, which began working with agency models that my clients hired and then evolved to working with the models to craft their portfolios so that they could get signed by agencies and hired by clients and then evolved to today where I work with models mostly on creative projects. I started working with models in 1984. I have worked with the best and the worst. I am also going to share some things with you that will not be politically correct in today’s social climate. Please listen closely to those statements. They are not my opinions, they are observations. As you will hear me say — don’t take my word for it — look around you — do some of your own research. Sometimes reality is not ideal, but I assure you that I am a person with a liberal and progressive mindset and my only agenda here is to help you. With that being said — let’s talk about what makes a great model. I think it will make the discussion easier if we create three categories to begin with — Agency Models, Freelance Models and Acquaintances. Just like photographers, there are many types of models. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: How to find the “good side” of a person's face for a Portrait? https://video.joeedelman.com/goodside - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.



Under Promise & Over Deliver is the WRONG Approach
Oct 22 2020 65 mins  
I first heard Under-Promise and Over-Deliver from an early mentor way back in my twenties. It is an aphorism. Aphorisms, like clichés are those pithy, often overused observations that contain a general truth, like, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I mean, it makes sense right? Set the expectations low and over deliver on those expectations and your clients will think you are a superstar. The more I thought about this concept, the more I began to realize its shortcomings. So I did a little research and sure enough, there is a lot of research both psychological and also business and marketing research that shows that while this is a well intended concept — it is ultimately a poor practice that can harm your business. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: The Way I See It by Pete Souza: https://www.focusfeatures.com/the-way-i-see-it Savage RGB Pro Panel: https://savageuniversal.com/products/led-lights/rgb-pro-panel/ StellaPro LED Lights: https://go.lightandmotion.com/joe Use the discount code: edelman20 and receive a 20% discount at checkout. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


How to Improve Your Portrait Lighting With a Circle and Some String
Oct 15 2020 63 mins  
In this episode I share a really cool, super simple trick that will definitely up your lighting game. And this trick is not just for beginners. In fact, there are times that I still use this trick even after more than 40 years of working with lighting. I call it the five-foot rule, actually, I hate rules, so let’s go with the five-foot guide. You will hear me break down the step-by-step of this elegant portrait lighting arrangement and how easy it is to set up and work with. Remember hat photographing people is 80 percent psychology and 20 percent photography, so you need to simplify the photography stuff as much as possible. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: PEC Pads: https://amzn.to/3403hHG (#commission) PEC-12 Photo Emulsion Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3k0giXy (#commission) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


Most Valuable Learning Technique That Most Photographers Ignore
Oct 08 2020 63 mins  
Photographers tend to do the shoot, find a few images they like, celebrate, and then file the images away and move on. They rarely take the time to consider the failures. To ask why they don’t like that image? They don’t consider how they could have improved it? A normal workflow for most photographers, myself included, is to shoot images and then return home and download them to the computer. Then we eagerly cull through the shoot to find the best image or images. Then we process them and either deliver them and post them to social media. When we are done with this, we file the images away, sometimes never to be viewed again. That is a missed opportunity to improve your photography. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Episode Links: PEC Pads: https://amzn.to/3403hHG (#commission) PEC-12 Photo Emulsion Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3k0giXy (#commission) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOGCHAT Resources Show Website: https://togchat.com My Website https://www.JoeEdelman.com Join the TOGCHAT Photography Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers My calendar of upcoming Live-Online Photography Presentations https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ I would love to be your PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR! https://www.joeedelman.com/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://tog.chat/gear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this show. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker, a TetherTools Pro and a StellaPro Champion of Light. These companies do provide me with various pieces of gear that I frequently discuss or mention, however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this show.


The problem with “Fix it in post” and “Get it right in the camera”
Oct 01 2020 67 mins  
You can read: The problem with “Fix it in post” and “Get it right in the camera” on my website at: https://www.joeedelman.com/fix-it-in-post/ Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast on iTunes or any platform that allows reviews, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. Links for this episode: Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations: 10 Tips to find your photographic style. Is it important to have a photography style? FTC Disclosure: No sponsors have paid for inclusion in this video. I am an Olympus Visionary photographer, a Delkin Image Maker and TetherTools Pro. These companies have provided various pieces of gear that were used in this video however all words and opinions are my own, and I was not asked to produce this video. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com


BLINKING in photos — it's the photographers fault!
Sep 24 2020 60 mins  
This episode of TOGCHAT LIVE is sponsored by Imaging USA which is hosted by PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Use this link to receive $25 off your new PPA membership and attend Imaging USA 2021 Right AT Home for FREE and Imaging USA 2022 also for FREE. Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast on iTunes or any platform that allows reviews, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. Links for this episode: Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations: FTC Disclosure: Spiffy Gear has supplied products for review in exchange for its mentions in this program. All words and opinions are my own. No other sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. I am an Olympus Visionary sponsored photographer. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com



7 Things My Subjects Taught Me About Photography
Sep 17 2020 71 mins  
This episode of TOGCHAT LIVE is sponsored by Spiffy Gear. Use the discount code TOGCHAT15 to receive a 15% discount on all purchases until October 3rd, 2020. Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast on iTunes or any platform that allows reviews, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. Links for this episode: My Home Studio Video ClickCon Nation | August 2020 – May 2021 | Virtual Conference Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations: FTC Disclosure: Spiffy Gear has supplied products for review in exchange for its mentions in this program. All words and opinions are my own. No other sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. I am an Olympus Visionary sponsored photographer. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com


9 Behaviors that GREAT Photographers Embrace
Sep 10 2020 68 mins  
This episode of TOGCHAT LIVE is sponsored by Spiffy Gear. Use the discount code TOGCHAT15 to receive a 15% discount on all purchases until October 3rd, 2020. Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes or any platform that allows reviews, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. Links for this episode: ClickCon Nation | August 2020 – May 2021 | Virtual Conference Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations: FTC Disclosure: Spiffy Gear has supplied products for review in exchange for its mentions in this program. All words and opinions are my own. No other sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. I am an Olympus Visionary sponsored photographer. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com


The MOST Important QUESTION Photographers Forget to Ask
Sep 03 2020 69 mins  
This episode of TOGCHAT LIVE is sponsored by PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Receive $25 off your new PPA membership: https://www.ppa.com/join/joe-edelman LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE ImagingUSA 2021 National Wildlife Photographer of the Year Sony Alpha Female+ Grant Program Olympus Break Free Program Spiffy Gear LED Bracelets Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations Facebook Groups The I Shoot People Photographers Group The TOGKNOWLEDGE Group FTC Disclosure: PPA (Professional Photographers of America) has paid for its mentions in this program. All words and opinions are my own, and I am a dues paying member of the organization. No other sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. I am an Olympus Visionary sponsored photographer however all words and opinions are my own. #TOGCHAT #PhotographyPodcast #PPAAmbassador Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com


OMG! Micro Four Thirds is here to stay!?!?!?
Aug 27 2020 71 mins  
This episode of TOGCHAT LIVE is sponsored by PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Receive $25 off your new PPA membership: https://www.ppa.com/join/joe-edelman LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE PhotoPlus Expo 2020 ImagingUSA 2021 Top 10 Selling Cameras In Japan Professional Photographer Magazine Hot Ones for 2020 Portrait Shadow Manipulation AI Sony Webcam Software Olympus Webcam Software Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations Build Your Personal Brand to Build Your Photography Business The full calendar of presentations Facebook Groups The I Shoot People Photographers Group The TOGKNOWLEDGE Group FTC Disclosure: PPA (Professional Photographers of America) has paid for its mentions in this program. All words and opinions are my own, and I am a dues paying member of the organization. No other sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. I am an Olympus Visionary sponsored photographer however all words and opinions are my own. #TOGCHAT #PhotographyPodcast #PPAAmbassador Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com


Happy World Photography Day!
Aug 22 2020 72 mins  
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE This episode of TOGCHAT LIVE is sponsored by PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Receive $25 off your new PPA membership: https://www.ppa.com/join/joe-edelman Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations: https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/togknowledge/ FTC Disclosure: PPA (Professional Photographers of America) has paid for its mentions in this program. All words and opinions are my own, and I am a dues paying member of the organization. No other sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. I am an Olympus Visionary sponsored photographer however all words and opinions are my own. #TOGCHAT #PhotographyPodcast #PPAAmbassador Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com



Welcoming a NEW Sponsor - PPA!
Aug 13 2020 72 mins  
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE This episode of TOGCHAT LIVE is sponsored by PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Receive $25 off your new PPA membership: https://www.ppa.com/join/joe-edelman Darktable: https://www.darktable.org/ Oakland Museum of California showcases the work of Dorothea Lange: https://dorothealange.museumca.org/ 16 Frames by David Hume Kennerly https://kennerly.com/ Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations: How to make a photography website that gets you hired https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/photography-website/ The Psychology and Techniques behind Photographing Beauty https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/photographing-beauty/ Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/togknowledge/ FTC Disclosure: PPA (Professional Photographers of America) has paid for its mentions in this program. All words and opinions are my own, and I am a dues paying member of the organization. No other sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. I am an Olympus Visionary sponsored photographer however all words and opinions are my own. #TOGCHAT #PhotographyPodcast #PPAAmbassador Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com


Sony went a whole week without announcing a new camera!
Aug 08 2020 61 mins  
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Links for tonights show: Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations: Shoot PREP — How to plan a great shoot https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/shoot-prep/ The Psychology and Techniques behind Photographing Beauty https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/photographing-beauty/ EXPOSURE — What is “Correct Exposure”? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/exposure/ Soundstripe 10% OFF https://soundstripe.com?fpr=edelman Discount Code: EDELMAN10 Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/togknowledge/ Capturing Kids in Motion https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/learn-center/photography-tips/sports/capturing-kids-in-motion Why you NEED to join Professional Photographers of America (PPA) https://youtu.be/q_06lREkjN0 Receive $25 off your PPA membership: https://www.ppa.com/join/joe-edelman SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com


A 12MP Camera in 2020? But does it overheat?
Jul 31 2020 70 mins  
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Links for tonights show: Upcoming LIVE Interactive Online Photography Presentations: Shoot PREP — How to plan a great shoot https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/shoot-prep/ The Psychology and Techniques behind Photographing Beauty https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/photographing-beauty/ EXPOSURE — What is “Correct Exposure”? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/exposure/ Soundstripe 10% OFF https://soundstripe.com?fpr=edelman Discount Code: EDELMAN10 Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispphotographers/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/togknowledge/ Capturing Kids in Motion https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/learn-center/photography-tips/sports/capturing-kids-in-motion Why you NEED to join Professional Photographers of America (PPA) https://youtu.be/q_06lREkjN0 Receive $25 off your PPA membership: https://www.ppa.com/join/joe-edelman SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com


Special Monday Edition of TOGCHAT
Mar 15 2020 59 mins  
VIDEOS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III - featuring Starry AF Autofocus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nho1i0gj6fA Shot Breakdown - Shooting Cowboys and Cacti in the Arizona Desert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn_wYqPd9mI DON'T BE AFRAID TO SUCK if you want to find success as a photographer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyPqFP1y8Hw Create Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop Tutorial - Background Blur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u-CbaNLulY How to use a REFLECTOR the right way! STOP using REFLECTORS to make bad outdoor portrait lighting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9wsgusqn1Y LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE B&H Depth of Field Conference: Olympus Capturing Light Tour: SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com


Let's Talk About Working With Models
Mar 15 2020 70 mins  
VIDEOS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III - featuring Starry AF Autofocus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nho1i0gj6fA Shot Breakdown - Shooting Cowboys and Cacti in the Arizona Desert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn_wYqPd9mI DON'T BE AFRAID TO SUCK if you want to find success as a photographer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyPqFP1y8Hw Create Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop Tutorial - Background Blur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u-CbaNLulY How to use a REFLECTOR the right way! STOP using REFLECTORS to make bad outdoor portrait lighting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9wsgusqn1Y LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com



Special THURSDAY Edition of TOGCHAT
Feb 14 2020 68 mins  
VIDEOS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III - featuring Starry AF Autofocus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nho1i0gj6fA Shot Breakdown - Shooting Cowboys and Cacti in the Arizona Desert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn_wYqPd9mI DON'T BE AFRAID TO SUCK if you want to find success as a photographer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyPqFP1y8Hw Create Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop Tutorial - Background Blur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u-CbaNLulY How to use a REFLECTOR the right way! STOP using REFLECTORS to make bad outdoor portrait lighting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9wsgusqn1Y LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE B&H Depth of Field Conference: Olympus Capturing Light Tour: SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com


What are YOUR photography struggles?
Feb 06 2020 63 mins  
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE B&H Depth of Field Conference: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/promotion/14708/depth-of-field-conference.html Olympus Capturing Light Tour: https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/events/workshops My speaking schedule: https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/ - - - - - - - SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. All words and opinions are my own. - - - - - - - Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com


How can I help YOU with your photography?
Jan 30 2020 70 mins  
IN THIS EPISODE OF TOGCHAT... How can I help YOU with your photography ? I am trying a slightly new version of the Q&A. Let me know what you think PHOTO NEWS The end of PDN and Rangefinder Magazine My interview on the FotoFacts Podcast VIDEOS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Don't Be Afraid To Suck if you want to improve your photography What to know about working with a makeup artist You need a Makeup Artist for Great Portraits, Headshots and Model Shots My Marketing Videos on YouTube LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE B&H Depth of Field Conference WPPI Photo Expo My speaking schedule My Facebook Group Modeling Resources on my website SPONSORS: No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. THIS WEEKS PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS INCLUDE How do I become more confident in my creative and technical abilities? What is your method for getting a look of subtle laughter without it looking fake? I have been shooting plus sized ladies for years. My wife is plus sized and likes iphone photos better than the ones I shoot. Any ideas of what I can do to get a similar look to an iphone? How do you deal with unreliable clients and last minute cancellations? How do you define a genre of portraiture? I don't know if my images are portraits or headshots or something entirely different? How does one break into the commercial/fashion photography industry? How do I build a team? I would like to have a model / makeup artist / stylist? I'm struggling with getting people interested in my work. I would like to at least make my photography gear pay for itself. I'm a family / children outdoor photographer. I do not have a studio. What do you feel is the best way to market my services? - - - - - - - - - - - Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com




Unlimited DIY Portrait Backgrounds with a 4K LED TV - DIY PHOTOGRAPHY
Jan 23 2020 64 mins  
IN THIS EPISODE OF TOGCHAT... An awesome Q&A session and the premier of my latest video: Unlimited DIY Portrait Backgrounds with a 4K LED TV - DIY PHOTOGRAPHY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM0vNpfY2G0 Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ===================================== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG℠ http://www.togswag.com





The THREE MOST Important things you can do to improve your photography in 2020
Jan 05 2020 63 mins  
IN THIS EPISODE OF TOGCHAT... The THREE MOST Important things you can do to improve your photography in 2020 Traditionally, this is the time of year where people make New Year's Resolutions… and of course post them for the world to see on Facebook and Instagram as if the world will actually hold you accountable for these self made promises that you will inevitably break within the first 30 days of the new year. Look, I am not a pessimist - I'm just keeping it real. Researchers have found that about 60 percent of us make New Year's resolutions but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving them. In other words, statistically, the time and effort put into a New Year's resolution is a waste of time. That being said, I have decided to take a different approach and give you just three things that can have the biggest impact on your photography. SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this podcast. ---------- Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG http://www.togswag.com


Flickr Needs Your Help... Should you care?
Dec 27 2019 61 mins  
IN THIS EPISODE OF TOGCHAT... Flickr Needs Your Help... Should you care? On December 19th, the Founder and CEO of Smugmug - which is the company who now owns Flickr… the Founder and CEO, Don MacAskill penned an open letter to Flickr users on the Flickr Blog. The letter began with the headline: The world’s most-beloved, money-losing business needs your help. Should we care? I will share my thoughts with you and they might surprise you. VIDEOS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Flickr: https://www.flickr.com My profile on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/joeedelman Letter from Flickrs CEO: https://tog.chat/flickr USA Today Interview: https://tog.chat/flickr-usatoday Petapixel article: https://tog.chat/flickr-petapixel F-Stoppers article: https://tog.chat/flickr-fstoppers DIPhotography.net article: https://tog.chat/flickr-diyphoto SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this podcast. ===== Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT™. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT™ photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! ========= LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG http://www.togswag.com


Interview with Lighting Master John Cornicello
Dec 13 2019 82 mins  
IN THIS EPISODE OF TOGCHAT THE PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST WITH JOE EDELMAN This week, join me for an interview with lighting master and Interfit Creative Pro photographer John Cornicello from Seattle, Washington. John Cornicello has been involved in the photo industry since starting out as a photo assistant in New York City in 1979. In the early 1980s he had a still life advertising studio where he worked with cameras from 35mm up to 11x14 and with a large variety of lighting systems from Hollywood-style hot lights, to strobes, and now almost entirely digital with LED technology under his tool belt. Now based in Seattle, John is a home studio based portrait and headshot photographer. He is a regular fixture on CreativeLIVE, both as an instructor and as the lighting technician for other instructors. His passion is around teaching photographic concepts from basic camera functions to lighting theory and practice. For the past three years John has embarked on a personal portrait series called the Chair Project photographing people from all walks of life in an old chair purchased at a garage sale and now with a new "Egg Chair." John is also the author of an e-book, Anatomy of a Studio Portrait, which is available on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2s3LFu8 (#commissionearned) Learn more about John on his website: https://cornicello.com/ Be sure to follow John: https://www.instagram.com/cornicellophoto/ https://instagram.com/thechairproject https://www.facebook.com/cornicello https://twitter.com/cornicello ===== SPONSORS No sponsors have paid for advertising or mentions in this video. ===== THIS WEEKS PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS INCLUDE - DIY Modifiers with Bedsheets? - Ideas for using umbrellas in unconventional ways? - Looking to make a change from Nikon to Olympus - is there an issue with more dust on the sensor because of the absence of a mirror? - What camera do I use for live streaming? - How do you get smooth transitions in your backgrounds? - Do you use a green screen? - What software do you use for livestreams? - Do you think that universities or colleges are worth it for a photographer? - What software do you use to tether? Thank you for listening to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast! If you subscribe to the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review the show to help me move up in the rankings so that other photographers can find me. I hope you will join me every WEDNESDAY at 6:00pm ET (USA) for a LIVE episode of TOGCHAT. https://tog.chat/live Each weekly episode of TOGCHAT photography podcast includes 60 action packed minutes of Photography News and Tips with the emphasis on the HOW’S and WHY’S behind making consistently great photographs. Don’t miss the popular Photo Q&A with YOUR questions and MY answers in real time! =============== LET’S CONNECT - Follow on INSTAGRAM: https://tog.chat/instagram - Like & Follow on FACEBOOK: https://tog.chat/facebook - Follow on TWITTER: https://tog.chat/twitter Looking for a PHOTOGRAPHY MENTOR? https://www.joeedelman.com/edu/mentoring-for-photographers/ WANNA SEE MY GEAR? https://joeedelman.fyi/gear SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss NEW VIDEOS! https://tog.chat/ytsubscribe MY WEBSITE & BLOG https://www.JoeEdelman.com My FACEBOOK GROUP https://tog.chat/fbgroup SHOP FOR TOGSWAG http://www.togswag.com




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