Thoughts on Photography
Thoughts on Photography is the podcast with the most timely stories in the photography industry. Each week, Brian McGuckin interviews the experts in the thick of the most interesting issues in photography, taking apart and understanding the issue from the experts.
In this podcast, I discuss the importance of developing and implementing photographic projects as a way to sustain yourself as a fine art photographer. I also cover a project planning and implementation process that listeners may find useful.
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Category:photographic projects -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

In this podcast, I discuss the role of motivation in promoting your fine art photography. In particular, I cover three specific levels of motivation and use them to create a framework to help you effectively promote your work while remaining true to your goals as a photographer.
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Category:promoting photography -- posted at: 8:24pm EST

In this podcast, I discuss six of my favorite new photography books that were published in 2007. You can get more information about these books by visiting the links below (available only via my blog,

Driftless: Photographs from Iowa - Danny Wilcox Frasier

Cage Call: Life and Death in the Hard Rock Mining Belt - Louie Palu (Note: this book is no longer available however, selections from the book were recently published in Lenswork)

Eye of the West - Nancy Wood

Shaolin: Temple of Zen - Justin Guariglia

I See Angels Every Day - Hiroshi Watanabe

Findings - Hiroshi Watanabe
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Category:photography books -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

In this podcast, I discuss various magazines that I find inspirational, informative, and pleasureable to read. Magazines mentioned in this podcast include:



Blind Spot


Contact Sheet

Photography Quarterly

Nueva Luz

B&W Magazine



Photo-Eye Booklist

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Category:magazines -- posted at: 9:41pm EST

This podcast discusses self-publishing options for photographers using on-line publishing companies. Mentioned in this podcast is
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Category:self publishing -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

Here are some of the reviewers mentioned in this podcast:

Brooks Jensen - publisher and editor of Lenswork Magazine

Darius Himes - editor of PhotoEye Booklist

Tim Anderson - publisher and editor of CameraArts Magazine 

Mary Virginia Swanson - consultant, educator

Other Great Reviewers
Laura Addison, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of New Mexico
Pilar Graves - Owner and Director, Pilar Graves Fine Art
Marita Holdaway - Director, Benham Gallery
Julianne Newton - Editor, Visual Communication Quarterly
Larry Padgett, Executive Director, The Center for Fine Art Photography
Ann Pallesen - Gallery Director, Photographic Center Northwest
Alan Rapp - Photography and Design Editor, Chronicle Books
Madeline Yale, Program Director, Houston Center for Photography

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Category:photo review -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

This podcast focuses on photo reviews (or portfolio reviews) and provides an overview of how they can help emerging photographers move to the next level with their fine art photography.

Some of the photo review venues that are mentioned in this podcast include:


Review Santa Fe

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Category:photo review -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

This is the first episode of Thoughts on Photography, a podcast that explores what it means to live a photographic life.
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EST