The Travel and Adventure Photography School podcast is designed for those who want to create better images anywhere in the world. We will explore tools, stories, and tips to help inspire your creativity and engage your wanderlust. If you are aiming to better document your adventures and travels, then you are in the right place!It doesn’t matter what you are taking photos on, whether it’s your phone, a DSLR, mirrorless, or any other type of camera. This podcast will apply to you if you are interested in photography, adventure and travel! Our goal is pretty simple, we believe you can tell great stories through photographs and we also believe that travelling and adventuring offer some of the most amazing stories in our entire world. Photography lets us tell the stories of great adventures and amazing locations with the most important ingredient, fantastic people. So come journey with us as we talk about tips for improving your adventure and travel photography, ideas of places to go and things to shoot, and talk to other travel and adventure photographers about their work. All to inspire you to get out, shoot more, and improve your photography. Let's adventure!
5 Things You Need in your Camera Bag (that aren't photo accessories)
15:59Hey, it's Robert Massey, and I'm back with another episode of the Travel and Adventure Photography School podcast. Today, I'm sharing the five essential non-photography items that always find a place in my camera bag. We're talking about portable battery banks, cleaning kits, versatile light sources, snacks, and raincoats. I'll explain why these essentials are game-changers and how they can elevate your photography adventures. Tune in and get ready to pack like a pro!Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
4 of the Best Ways to Find Clients as a Creative
29:54In today's episode, we're tackling a topic that's on the minds of many in the creative community: how to find work. Whether you're an outdoor adventure photographer, a portrait specialist, or a videographer, the insights we share here are universally applicable. From exposure gigs to word-of-mouth marketing and building vendor relationships, we've got you covered.Today we're going to cover 4 topics:Work for ExposureWhen you should and shouldn't consider doing thisWhen you may want to pitch doing your own work for freeWord of Mouth MarketingHow you can influence this in today's marketPlaying the Social Media GameBuilding Vendor RelationshipsWhen and how to reach outSetting up strategic meetings and sessionsOrganize headshot parties or styled shoots to collaborate and showcase your skills.Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
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How to Deal with Smoky Conditions as a Photographer
18:54Join host Robert Massey in this episode of the Travel and Adventure Photography School podcast as we tackle the challenges of capturing stunning photos amidst smoky conditions. From pre-shoot preparation to shooting techniques, post-processing tips, and prioritizing safety, discover how to adapt creatively while ensuring well-being. Get ready to conquer smoky landscapes and create impactful images that stand out. Tune in now and elevate your photography skills in challenging environments.Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
Welcome Back! The Travel and Adventure Photography School Returns!
24:46Welcome back to the long-awaited return of the Travel and Adventure Photography School podcast! I'm your host, Robert Massey, and I can't express how excited I am to bring this show back to life after a 16-month break. Get ready for a fresh perspective as we take this podcast out of the studio and into the great outdoors.In this episode, recorded beside the stunning Bow River in Banff National Park, I open up about the challenges of creative burnout that led to the podcast's hiatus. As a full-time content creator and photographer in one of my favorite places on Earth, Banff National Park, I found myself struggling to balance work, creativity, and personal time. Creative burnout hit me hard, and I had to reevaluate my approach to find the joy in my craft again.Throughout the episode, I share my journey of self-discovery, reflecting on the signs of creative burnout, the toll it took on my relationships, and the impact it had on my photography and work. I reveal the strategies and tools that helped me overcome creative burnout, including giving myself space to step away from creativity when needed and finding a new creative outlet through drawing.I also discuss the importance of reflection and connecting with supportive individuals during challenging times. By reaching out to those who understand and care about us, we can gain valuable insights and rekindle our creative fire.If you've ever experienced creative burnout or simply want to learn more about maintaining a healthy and sustainable creative journey, this episode is for you. Join us as we venture into the great outdoors, explore new perspectives, and inspire each other in the world of travel and adventure photography.Thank you for being part of our community, and let's embark on this exciting new chapter together. Adventure awaits! 🌄📸Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
Secrets to Keeping your Gear Safe while Travelling
19:47Travel is picking up again. Countries are reopening borders. Life is getting back to some semblance of what our normal is now. And that means that a lot more people will be packing up their cameras and hitting the air. This is such an exciting moment for many people. To see the world again, have new experiences, and meet people from other cultures. And that also means packing up the camera gear and travelling with it. We put our cameras through a lot, bouncing in turbulence on airplanes, falling from overhead bins on trains, bouncing around on automobiles the world over. To make sure they get to their destinations in working order, ready for you to do your job, you need to pack them properly. Cameras are rugged, but there is a right and a wrong way to pack them. And as much as you can pack them properly, the better chance you won’t be replacing parts or missing shots.Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
3.5 Ways to Print and Deliver Photos to Your Clients
20:05This week on the podcast we are going over 3.5 ways that you can sell prints online and have them printed and delivered to your clients. We will go over the work that is involved and some backend basics for you to understand.You'll learn about automated dropshipping printing a combo of automated printing and you shipping, and a full in-house DIY printing process.You can check out the full show notes on robertmasseyphotography.ca/shownotes.You can connect with Roberton Instagram @robertmasseyphotography. Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
Capturing Frozen Waterfalls
18:59Learn what it takes to prepare for and capture frozen waterfalls. These majestic settings make for fabulous images, but getting to them can be challenging.You can find the full show notes for the episode on robertmasseyphotography.ca.Follow Robert’s adventures on Instagram @RobertMasseyPhotographyFind all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
5 Tips to Make Your Client Experience Better
15:36The client experience can set you apart from other photographers. But what are some things you can do to give your client a better experience? That's what we are talking about on the podcast today.Learn five simple things you can do, including setting expectations and timelines and surprising and delighting your client.Check out the full show notes on robertmasseyphotography.ca.You can follow along with Robert’s adventures on Instagram @RobertMasseyPhotography.Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
Signs You're Ready to Become a Professional Photographer
12:34This week's episode will be a big one for many of you out there. I'll be talking about some of the signs you'll have to let you know that you're ready to go pro. Going pro means a lot of different things to a lot of people, but for me, it doesn't necessarily mean quitting your 9 to 5 and going full-time. It can mean selling prints part-time, taking on client gigs on weekends, or going full bore into this. Wherever you're at, the things I'll be talking about today will give you an idea of if you are ready to start taking on those paying gigs.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and rate it where you can. You can find more podcast episodes wherever you stream, including Spotify, Apple, and Google.You can follow along with Robert's adventures on Instagram @RobertMasseyPhotography.Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography
4 Tips to Make Better Pitches from a Brand's Content Manager
12:12For the first episode back, I want to get into something that could significantly impact your photography business. Something that should help you land more clients and have some money rolling in the door, regardless of if you are working full time or just doing this on the side. I'm going to help you pitch your work to content managers, creative directors, and anyone in charge of making beautiful things at brands around the world. I've taken on this role at a tourism board and couldn't be more thrilled that I get to work with incredible creatives to help promote the destination I work for. And in the now seven months I've been in this position, I've learned a lot about pitching, what works, and what just irritates me. So today, I'm going to give you four tips to help get your pitch through the door and make it more likely that you will get a callback. This is coming from the perspective of someone working in the tourism industry. Still, I think it applies across a broad spectrum of brands and businesses.As we get going, there are a few things that I'm taking for granted here with you, the listener. You are interested in working with brands to make content - if you're not, this information really won't help you. You can consistently create fantastic images, and you are ready to put in the work. Because working with brands can be a lot of fun; but it is also a lot of time, energy and effort.You can follow along with Robert’s adventures on Instagram @RobertMasseyPhotography.Find all the show notes, connect with Robert, or book a session by following the links below.Website: robertmasseyphotography.caInstagram: @robertmasseyphotography