Every photographer (including food photographers) needs to keep learning and one way to absorb new knowledge is to listen to photography podcasts while editing photos, packing your backpack for the next assignment, or organizing your props. You can listen to advice from industry experts, get new ideas from photographers you have never met before, hear the latest tips on gear and techniques and all that for free. Here is a list of must-follow podcasts.
Learn Food Photography
Listen to helpful interviews by Neel over at Learn Food Photography. He started the blog because he could not find information about food photography online and wanted to build and share his resource space. He has interviewed a long list of talented photographers and stylists, such as Penny de los Santos, Adriana Mullen, and Denise Vivaldo. He is now releasing the interviews as a podcast on iTunes as well.
Full Time Photographer
Commercial photographer Josh Rossi interviews all kinds of professional photographers about their career, business, and inspiration in his podcast Full Time Photographer. His guests have included food photographer Andrew Scrivani, Victor Budnik, and Tara Striano.
Photography marketing coach Nigel Merrick shares his advice and interviews successful professional photographers and expert marketers on Photography Marketing. As you might guess, his very informative podcast focuses on marketing and his topics have included: Who Are Your Marketing Your Photography to Really?, Are You Failing Enough?, and SEO for Photographers: How to Get Your Photography Blog Noticed by Google.
This Week in Photo (TWiP)
This Week in Photo has grown from one single podcast to a ten-video podcast network. One stand-out is an original This Week in Photo show with Frederick van Johnson. He presents photography news and interviews with photographers in a round table style. The new shows All About The Gear and TWiP Talks are also highly recommended.
The Spouting Photographer
The Spouting Photographer is all about business-related education for photographers. CEO and founder Bryan Caporicci and content creator Robert Nowell interview industry experts and business specialists that share high-value, concrete business ideas with professional photographers. Their subjects have included: Growing Your Business Through Blogging, Spending Wisely in Your Photography Business, and Every Photographer Starts Somewhere.
The Food Seen of Heritage Radio Network
In order to stay on top of the food scene, listen to the Heritage Radio Network and do not miss a show of Michael Harlen Turkell's The Food Seen. His guests range from food photographers, stylists, interior architects and industrial designers—all the players that want to make you eat with your eyes.