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What’s Good! (Photography)

What’s Good! (Photography)

By Ryan Walter Wagner
A laid back look at all things photography. Hosted by Ryan Walter Wagner
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Episode 8 - Photography Studio's
In this episode I talk about photography studios and why or why not to consider having one or if you even need one.  I discuss my experiences with and without having a photo studio to work out of.
February 01, 2022
Episode 7 - Picking My Brain with Christian Nambayan
A conversation with Christian Nambayan who is hoping to pick my brain about how to boost his photography career.
August 04, 2021
Episode 6 - Metadata with Jordan Lane
Episode 6  with guest Jordan Lane - In this episode we talk about organizing photos and what metadata is and why it's useful.   You can find more about Jordan here: As promised, here are some resources for topics we covered in this episode. This youtube playlist has data editing guides for the three software suites we discussed. Here is an explanation of flat vs. hierarchal keywording structures. Here photographer Michael Greco explains his naming system for both digital files and external HDs. The Pro Storage/How To Archive blog also has a lot of posts aimed at photographers. Here's a piece aimed at optimizing image metadata for web SEO. There are a ton of web resources to learn Excel and other database software; if you have a library card, there is often access to digital resources like LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) to learn a ton of skills for free. Here's a two-hour beginner course and a more thorough 6-hour one, both on youtube. There's a piece of software called Exif Tool that's extremely powerful for users that are looking to bulk-update *just* the metadata. It's a command-line type interface, but if you can get past the intimidation factor of what looks like coding (I'm not a coder either) it allows you to do all of the updates you would do via Lightroom, Photo Mechanic etc. without needing to view the images and all of the clicking. Here is a link with more details about IG scraping for content and metadata:
June 14, 2021
Episode 5 - Christopher Edmonstone
In this episode I talk with Christopher Edmonstone, a Vancouver photographer known for his concert photography and many fun and interesting projects.  His latest being 'Me, Myself & I' a self portrait project made during the COVID pandemic. 
May 29, 2021
What's Good! Episode 4 - Persistence
What's Good! A photography Podcast, Episode 4 - Persistence  In this episode I talk about being persistent in your work.  I encourage you to keep trying and keep "going for it", to find your style, your audience and ultimately your satisfaction in achieving your goals after all of your hard work!
May 25, 2021
What's Good! Episode 3 - Personal Projects
What's Good! A podcast with a laidback look at photography In Episode 3 I talk about the importance of Personal Projects.  A quick run though of why you should be creating and working on your own personal projects.
May 20, 2021
What's Good! Episode 2 - Everything printing - with guest John Goldsmith
Episode 2 of What's Good! A podcast with a laid back look at all things photography.  Hosted by Ryan Walter Wagner   In this episode we talk all things printing.  My guest John Goldsmith runs a print lab in Vancouver BC and discusses the ins & outs of printing for photography. ©2021
May 15, 2021
What's Good! Episode 1 - How to pose when you don't know how to pose.
In this first episode I talk about some easy fundamentals of posing and how to use them in your own photography.  I go over some simple actions that can help when photographing people or being photographed yourself.
May 09, 2021