Should I Start A Podcast?

April 15, 2009

in Podcast

That’s the question that has been banging around my head for months. I go back and forth on it. In some ways it would be fun, in others a lot of work. Would the work be worth it to me and to you my listeners?

Here’s what I’m thinking. It would be an interview podcast on model photography. There are lots of photography podcasts out there and for a Glamour Apprentice podcast to be worth it, it would have to be different from other podcasts. How to do that?

One of the things I like to focus on here on GA is the interaction between model and photographer, as well as support people like Make Up Artists. I don’t know of any other podcast that does that.

So if I do one, it will be interviews with photographers, models and MUAs on their perspectives of the creative process, how to be professional, and what differentiates a wannabe model from a real one. A GWC from a professional.

I’d also focus less on big time NY and LA photographers who are making a living shooting for magazines*, and instead focus on quality internet photographers and models.

Many of the photography interview podcasts I listen to also focus on wedding photographers, or photo journalists. My podcast wouldn’t. I want photogs that shoot models for art and for fun.

For models, I’d probably interview models I shoot, or would shoot and talk to them about the things they wish photographers knew. With the more experienced ones, I’d also find out what other models need to know.

I also wouldn’t be afraid to interview controversial choices like fine art nude, fetish, and erotic photographer and models.

In a way I have two interviews recorded. I’ve got the video interview I did with Valerie Whitaker. I also did an interview with SuperShoot’s JT Smith. Had some audio challenges with that one, which is why it isn’t available now.

I’d also take questions from you my blog readers/twitter followers for the interviews. I want to make sure you get answers to the questions you always wanted to know.

Hey, maybe I should make each guest come up with a question for the next one, possibly without knowing who it is. 🙂

What do y’all think? Does the world need another photography podcast? Would one as I describe it, be worthwhile to you?

* the Light Source podcast from does that well already. My only problem with them is the audio quality of some of their interviews is so low it is painful to listen too.

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1 Dustin Stone April 16, 2009 at 7:25 am

I think this sounds like a good idea and would address a segment of the photo world that I don’t think is very well represented. I personally have never shot a model. I mainly do weddings and family portraits, but I am pretty fascinated with the stuff you cover on the blog and love reading about it. I subscribe to about 5 photo podcasts currently and would be happy to add another!

2 Richard Turner April 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Yes! There aren’t enough podcasts on photography.

Speaking as an avid podcast subscriber, we have great expectations on regularity and length of content. Be ready for unfair coments on delays.
Speaking as someone who enjoys your output – looking forward to it!!!

3 Ron M. April 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

Yes ! It is not like we are limited to just a couple of networks.

Please start this podcast up. No one really deals with this topic line. I understand that others are sometimes close, but they do not fill this need.

Can not wait to hear the first show.

Ron, from Charleston, SC

4 Dan Baker April 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Absolutely! While there are other photography podcasts there are none that I’m aware of that focus on working with models. They will tell you all about the newest camera but little information that applies to using the equipment you already have or where your dollars are best spent. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the ones out there but one focused on your line of work would certainly interest me!

5 Michael . April 17, 2009 at 12:15 pm

There is always room on my media player for more photography podcasts!

I’ve done some fine art work for a couple of years and would like to get back into making more. Your podcast does sound interesting.

6 Jeff April 17, 2009 at 6:16 pm


7 Ariston Collander April 21, 2009 at 9:06 am

As an aspiring glamour photog you’ll get another resounding YES from me.

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