Out of Focus

Episode 9: Season 2, Detaching Ego, and Not Being A Brand

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By Will Malone
A podcast for photographers, artists, and creative minded people.
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Internet Cocktail Party
An audio blog from 10-11-19 about social media and how we behave on it.  You can read this blog and others on willmalone.com/blog You can follow Will on Instagram: https://instagram.com/willmalone Thanks for listening!
October 11, 2019
Dark Mode Can Fix Photography
An audio blog about Dark Mode on Instagram! You can read this blog and more at willmalone.com/blog . Follow Will on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/ Thanks for listening!
October 10, 2019
Episode 40: Is Joker a dangerous film?
Hey everyone, got something a little different for ya this week. In this episode, we record a podcast while driving home from the movies, immediately after seeing the controversial Todd Philips film, Joker. We all have a lot of thoughts about this movie, and you'll get to hear them raw and semi-undeveloped.  Check out my wife and I's movie podcast, You, Me, and a Movie! Follow Will on Instagram Sign up for the Out of Focus Newsletter If you like this podcast, rate and review it on iTunes! 
October 7, 2019
Episode 39: Robert Schoolfield Strikes Again!
Robert Schoolfield returns almost a year after his first appearance on the Out of Focus podcast! We talk about his upcoming shows, what's next for his art, and the aftermath of Special Delivery. Earlier this year, I did photo essays on part of his journey across the US, and you can check those out here: https://www.willmalone.com/blog/2019/3/15/robert-schoolfields-special-delivery-a-photo-essay Follow Robert on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhschoolfield/ Robert's Website: http://www.schoolfieldart.com/ Subscribe to the Out of Focus Newsletter, out every Friday: https://www.willmalone.com/outoffocus Follow Will on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/
October 3, 2019
Episode 38: Location Location Location with Jared Kurt
Hey guys! Got another exciting episode of Out of Focus for ya! In this episode, I talk to Jared Kurt, a location manager with an extensive portfolio of work on such shows as Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Justified, Electric Dreams, and a ton more. He's been in the game for a while, and he comes on the podcast and shares the process of finding locations, preparing a pitch the director, what he looks for in a location and all that goes into finding a great spot to film a TV show or movie.  Thanks for listening!  Sign up for the Out of Focus Newsletter: https://www.willmalone.com/outoffocus Follow Will Malone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/
September 21, 2019
Episode 37: The 365 with Will Malone
Here's a weird one for ya! Past guest, Tim Rountree, wanted to interview me on my own podcast. It's really kind of a document of how I got here and what I'm doing now. Some of this stuff I haven't talked about in a long time, but I think it was a good exercise overall. Not only that, but I liked the perspective of sitting in the guest seat, so I got a good view of how to enhance my guest's experience. Hopefully, an episode like this makes me a better podcaster!  Follow Tim on Instagram!  You can follow Will Malone on Instagram: @willmalone  Sign up for the Out of Focus Newsletter on willmalone.com!  If you're into the podcast, rate and review it on iTunes! 
September 12, 2019
The Secret to Sales
An audio version of this week's Out of Focus Newsletter.  You can subscribe to the Out of Focus Email Newsletter here! 
September 6, 2019
Episode 36: "Inside" the Process of Screenwriting with Kirsten Livie
Hey guys! Here's another super exciting episode of Out of Focus for you! In this episode, South Carolina and Sydney, Australia collide with my talk with filmmaker and screenwriter, Kirsten Livie, who talks about making creative work in a competitive place, the process of writing, and her new short film, Inside.  You can follow Kirsten on Instagram  You can also follow Kirsten's short film "Inside" on Instagram "Inside" Indiegogo As usual, You can follow Will Malone on Instagram Subscribe to the Out of Focus Newsletter, a companion to this podcast.  If you are into what we are doing here, rate and review this podcast on iTunes!
September 5, 2019
Episode 35: Creating a Brand Story with Michelle Taylor
Here's another awesome episode of Out of Focus for ya! In this episode, I talk to Michelle Taylor of Taylor Brand Consulting, and she fills us in on what makes a brand, how to create valuable content, and the importance of simply writing things down.  Go check out her website and business: https://www.taylorbrandconsulting.com/ Check out her Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shellbell_taylor_/ and Business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorbrandconsulting/ Taylor Brand Consulting's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaylorBrandConsulting/ As always, you can follow Will Malone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/ and of course, https://www.willmalone.com/  Rate and Review this podcast! Thanks for listening! 
August 29, 2019
Episode 34: The Adventures of Eliot
Wassup people! Here's another great episode of Out of Focus for ya! In this episode I talk to photographer, videographer, shark diver, and lover of the ocean, Eliot Scarpetti!  You can follow Eliot on Instagram: @theadventuresofeliot  You can follow Will Malone on Instagram: @willmalone For everything else, head over to willmalone.com 
August 22, 2019
Episode 33: Cowforya with Linda Zollo
Hey guys, got a new one for ya! In this episode, I talk to actress Linda Zollo about her love of movies, her path to becoming an actress, and her short film she wrote and directed called "Cowforya".  This was a great episode and I learned a lot about the craft of acting, excited for you to listen! Don't forget to rate and review Out of Focus on iTunes! Check out all of Linda's stuff below! Linda's Demo Reel - http://bit.ly/lindazolloactorreel IMDb Page - imdb.me/lindazollo Meisner Training - https://dramainc.net COWFORYA - http://bit.ly/COWFORYA FOLLOW LINDA ON SOCIAL  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/linda.a.zollo Twitter - https://twitter.com/LindaAZollo Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/LindaAZollo/
August 15, 2019
Episode 32: Life is a Marathon with Mark Lakey
Hey Everyone, this is a very special episode where I got to sit down with my mentor and friend, Mark Lakey from Art Warehouse in Chattanooga, TN. He goes through his experience in business, photography, and the art of printing and color. A lot of great life lessons in here, and I'm really excited for you to hear it.  Thanks for listening!  Check out Mark's Printing and Fundraising businesses: Art Warehouse Pixfunder  Follow Will Malone: Instagram: @willmalone Facebook willmalone.com Check out Will's workshop for realtors here at The Drone Studio! 
August 8, 2019
Episode 31: Duck Hunt with Tim Rountree
Hey guys! This week I talk to Tim Rountree about his duck hunting passion, his guide company, and working for yourself. Great episode, and we’ll probably be doing another one when I go with him in November to document one of his hunts!
August 1, 2019
Episode 30: Indocumentada with Andrés Lugo
Here's a sequel to last week's episode where I talked to Axel Arzola, Executive Producer of the short film, Indocumentada. In this episode, I talk to Andrés Lugo, the director and producer of Indocumentada!  Check out all of Andrés Lugo's stuff below (and watch Indocumentada): Watch Indocumentada Here Check out some of Andrés other work:  DE LA MEMORIA A LA IMAGEN BY JESUS A LUGO GOMEZ Follow Andrés Lugo on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_andres_lugo/ Like Andrés Lugo on Facebook Follow Will Malone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/ Will's Website: willmalone.com  Thanks for Listening!
July 25, 2019
Episode 29: How Axel Arzola Used Filmmaking to Get From Cuba to LA
This is a great episode, guys. So excited for you to hear my talk with Axel Arzola, a filmmaker currently based in LA. He's got an amazing story, and I'm pumped for you to listen. Go follow him on all social media and watch his short film below! Watch Axel's recent short film Indocumentada Follow Axel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/axelarzola/ Like Axel's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/redaxemedia/?eid=ARBjSjUxGZU2dWxGz_XHbdwrxPhKE3IQgW9-qezWdfOsgZtFH7KxyvWFmtKl8sDIwXM1Uy-mZZYLY7Uo&timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=100002388094433&fref=tag
July 18, 2019
Episode 27 (or 28): Out of Focus Mission Re-statement (Battle Against Burnout)
The Mission of Out of Focus Re-stated
June 25, 2019
Episode 25: It’s All Good, Man (An Announcement)
A quick update, followed by a mini-episode announcing a brand expansion of mine and Anna’s annual Christmas podcast, You, Me, and Carol.
June 14, 2019
Episode 24: Forever Malone
This week I talk to Anna Malone, my wife, and co-host of the annual Christmas podcast You, Me, and Carol. It’s an interview of sorts where we really dig deep and ask “Who is the real Anna Malone?” and other such questions. Strap in.
June 4, 2019
Episode 23: Is it Photography Doomsday?
Solo episode where I talk declining camera sales and creating your own opportunities. Follow on Instagram: @willmalone and check out the blog on willmalone.com
May 21, 2019
Episode 21: 24 Hours None The Richer
A quick recap of my 24 hour photo project.
May 13, 2019
Episode 20: The Accidental Interview Part 2
Hey guys! Here’s Part 2 of the Accidental Interview with Andrew Bailes and Tim Rountree! We talk a lot about hunting in this segment which is something I know nothing about! I could listen to hunters talk about their craft all day. Also, in the introduction I announce my plans for my next pseudo-365 project called Lucky Number 7: A 24 Hour 365 Project. Follow it on Instagram @willmalone !!!!
May 9, 2019
Episode 19: What is Failure?
What is Failure? Here’s one of these “diary entry” episodes where I dissect why it can be easy to feel like a failure sometimes, and how it’s really a good thing to undergo at the end of the day. I also share my current beefs with the current preset “orange and white” color trends and give you some sneak peeks for what’s to come with the podcast! Thanks for listening!
May 7, 2019
Episode 18: The Accidental Interview with Andrew Bailes and Tim Rountree
Hey guys! In this week's episode, I talked to Andrew Bailes about his experience singing background for Willie Nelson and other bands, and then moving to China. It was an accidental interview (the best kind), because this episode was very unplanned, but that's half the fun! If anything, this episode of the podcast is a document of Andrew and I meeting, which is pretty neat. This is a two part episode, with the second being more with Tim who teaches me about hunting.  I came with the gear to record two people, so I had to switch to a different microphone mode on my recorder, so the audio quality gets iffy at some points, but I think it turned out pretty great for us being outside on Tim's porch.  Stay tuned for Part II which will be released later! Follow Will on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/ Check out Will's website: https://www.willmalone.com/
May 2, 2019
Episode 17: Is "Photographer" One of the Worst Jobs in the US?
Hey guys! Sorry for missing last week's show! Have a brand new guest coming at you later this week! In today's episode, I talk about the story of my photography career and discuss the recently released article about "Photographer" Being One of the Worst Jobs in the US right now by the numbers. You can read the article here: https://petapixel.com/2019/04/22/photographer-named-one-of-the-25-worst-jobs-in-the-us/ I have a lot of questions about the data on this study and I don't believe it's entirely inclusive of the whole industry, but I do believe there's a lot of accuracy in it. I give a few examples of pros who are leaving the photography world due to it's decline, notably Jeremy Cowart. I read his biography last week and you should too, check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Im-Possible-Jumping-Discovering-Purpose/dp/0785223746/ref=sr_1_1?crid=MYBR6TOMO64F&keywords=im+possible+by+jeremy+cowart&qid=1556035441&s=gateway&sprefix=im+possib%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-1  As always, thanks for listening!  You can follow Will Malone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/ You can LIKE Will Malone Photography on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willmalone365/ Go to my website for everything else: https://www.willmalone.com/
April 23, 2019
Episode 16: The Blog About Blogging
Short one this week! I've had a bunch of stuff going on, but I wrote a blog about how the world of "wedding photography blogging" I could talk about this topic all day, but you can read the post here: https://www.willmalone.com/blog/2019/4/9/blogging-its-just-what-you-do I have a bunch of stuff I want to fix in the post, but it's out there, so I'll do a follow up later.  Basically, I just push back at the idea that people need to feel pressure to blog photo sets just because other photographers do it. You do you.  Sign up for my newsletter! Follow me on Instagram! 
April 12, 2019
Episode 15: Encouragement for Photographers
Here’s a bonus episode where I share something I preach to myself about how young of an art form photography is and how writers and musicians have it way harder. This episode is all about perspective.
April 4, 2019
Episode 14: Us and How to Market Your Photography Business Like Jordan Peele
Anna comes on the show and spend the bulk of this episode talking about and SPOILING Jordan Peele's latest horror outing, Us.  This episode also coincides with a blog post I wrote about how Jordan Peele's transition from comedy to horror and what photographers can learn from that. You can read that here! Thanks for listening!  Sign up for my Wednesday newsletter! Follow @willmalone on Instagram! 
April 1, 2019
Episode 13: How To Make Money With Your Drone
Hey Guys, here's an episode where I talk about the Part 107 Commercial Drone certification process and what you need to know. THIS IS NOT A STUDY GUIDE, but rather, a guide to tell you where you can find info and what to expect during the process. Here are the links I discussed in the episode that should give you everything you need in order to take and pass the test. You don't need to spend a dime on classes, you can find everything for free online.  Hope this episode was useful to you! Hit me up and let me know what you thought or if you have any questions that I didn't answer on the podcast: willmalonephotography@gmail.com !  The FAA Study Guide (this will help you pass the majority of the test): https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/media/remote_pilot_study_guide.pdf Free Practice Tests: https://3dr.com/faa/drone-practice-tests/ Free, in-depth Youtube class from Tony Northrup (incredible, free, and you can pass the test by watching this class (a few times). He goes over the entire FAA Study Guide): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ucCKFJUCU How to read Latitude and Longitude on Sectional Charts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de1JxnfzZNA Sectional Chart help:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX2_G9jzeuc You can sign up for my weekly newsletter here: https://www.willmalone.com/wmpnewsletter Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/ Like Will Malone Photography on FB: https://www.facebook.com/willmalone365/
March 27, 2019
Episode 12: Antitrust, Social Media, and The World of Lawyer Advertising
In this week's episode of Out of Focus, we talk about the dark hand of Facebook and the power it has over our businesses as seen by the blackout last week. I talk to Greg Steele, a lawyer in South Carolina about what it is that we can even do about the power that Google, Facebook, and Amazon have over all information. Spoiler: Probably nothing.  Greg also brings us insights from the world of Law Firm Advertising, a world known for cheesy commercials. Now that people are watching TV less and less, where do lawyer ads go from here?  Referenced Clips: Alex Jones/Bon Iver mashup Jamie Casino Lawyer Super Bowl Ad Facebook Congressional Hearing Google Congressional Hearing Follow Will Malone on Instagram Check out the Print Shop on willmalone.com, use promo code WMP20 for 20% off your purchase.  Sign up for the Will Malone Photography newsletter for deals on photography packages, print promos, and other content. 
March 21, 2019
Bonus Ep: My Week with Robert Schoolfield
Hey guys, didn't plan on making this episode, but after finally thinking about last week and the craziness of all the travel for Robert Schoolfield's project, I use this episode to reflect. It's raw, the audio quality isn't great, but I needed to get this out there.  Go follow the rest of Robert's project, Special Delivery on Instagram: @rhschoolfield
March 21, 2019
Episode 11: Special Delivery w/ Robert Schoolfield
I've been on the road this week with artist Robert Schoolfield documenting his project Special Delivery, where he's dropping off paintings across the US in various public spaces. I've had the honor to shoot photos and video of the project, and Robert is gonna tell you what it's all about in this episode of the podcast! Enjoy! Follow Robert: @rhschoolfield on Instagram His website: schoolfieldart.com Follow Will: @willmalone on Instagram My website: willmalone.com 
March 15, 2019
Out of Focus Returns!
Out of Focus is back! Next full episode will be out later this week! Sign up for the Newsletter on willmalone.com!!! Instagram is @willmalone
March 5, 2019
Episode 9: Season 2, Detaching Ego, and Not Being A Brand
Hope you’re have a great 2019! I’m changing things around a bit due to my busy schedule and respect for yours. I will be treating this like a TV show and release it in seasons rather than every single week right now. Listen for more info on that, the future and my thoughts about the photo industry. Pardon my out of breath-ness I recorded this quickly right after a work out. You can follow me as always on Instagram @willmalone and my website is willmalone.com! Seeya soon!
January 10, 2019
Episode 8: Fake People, The End Times, and The War on Christmas
Last episode of the year! (You, Me, and Carol is next week!) On this episode, Aaron Fortune comes in from Switzerland to talk about technology's place in the world and how to respond to it. We talk about fake photos made by AI, how technology could usher in the end times, and we call you to arms to help us fight in the War on Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone! See you next week for our annual Christmas Carol podcast, You, Me, and Carol! Follow me on Instagram: @willmalone My website: willmalone.com
December 20, 2018
Episode 7: The 2018 Year End List Episode
There will be another episode next week, but we are going ahead and doing a year end list thing this week. We talk about things we've learned, our favorite things we did in 2018, and then we move into our favorite movies and tv shows of the year. It starts heavy and then becomes light, airy and fun at the end. Thanks to everyone who has been listening over these 7 weeks! Looking forward to spending 2019 with you! Instagram: @willmalone Website: willmalone.com
December 14, 2018
Starting from Scratch, Creative Discipline, and the Fractured Photo Industry (Ep. 6)
Hey guys! Sorry we're a little late with this one. I'll be better, I swear :) Kelsey came all the way to SC for this one, and she kind of ended up interviewing me, which wasn't planned in the slightest. We talk about having a system in order to stay creative, starting from scratch, and I go on about the weird nature of the photo industry (if it can even be called that). Leave a review and subscribe to the podcast if you like it! Follow Will Malone on Instagram: @willmalone Shownotes are on willmalone.com
December 9, 2018
Working out the Creative Muscle, Road Life, and Blue Man Group Banana Spray (Ep. 5)
I talk with my wife about more tales from the road! (We'll go back to our regularly scheduled programming next week....whatever that means) I talk about the reminder I got over this trip that creativity is a muscle, and it needs to be worked out daily. Two movies we've watched recently, Creed II and The Man Who Invented Christmas (for our Christmas podcast) share this theme of fighting writer's block. Follow the final leg of the road trip on my Instagram: @willmalone Shownotes are on willmalone.com
November 29, 2018
Road Trip Update, The Coastal Triangle, and Starting On Your Own With A Camera (Ep. 4)
Greetings from New Mexico! (That's at least where I am posting from this week) In this episode, I talk to my dad, Charlie Malone, about his video series, The Coastal Triangle, where he gets to share stories from the locals of the Gulf Shores area of Alabama. We also talk about starting on your own with a camera, and Anna and I give you a quick update from the road. You can follow The Coastal Triangle on Instagram: (@thecoastaltriangle) and watch the longform videos on Facebook by searching for The Coastal Triangle's page. As usual, my Instagram is @willmalone, and shownotes live on willmalone.com/blog
November 23, 2018
Moving, Driving Cross Country, and Multiple Instagram Accounts (Ep. 3)
Will has his wife on the show to talk about moving from Chattanooga, TN to Greenville, SC, their upcoming cross country trip, and why Will is anti-multiple Instagram accounts. Follow Will on Instagram: @willmalone, and go to willmalone.com for show notes and other comings and goings.
November 14, 2018
Banksy, The Value of Art, and Being Yourself w/Robert Schoolfield (Ep. 2)
In this episode I sit down and have a chill conversation with artist Robert Schoolfield. We talk about the difficulty of being ourselves, Banksy, and the Value of Art. Follow Robert on Instagram: @rhschoolfield Robert's website: schoolfieldart.com Follow Will on Instagram: @willmalone Will's website: willmalone.com
November 5, 2018
It's All About People w/ Kelsey West
In this episode, my sociologist professor friend, Kelsey West comes on the podcast to talk about how people work, and that we're really all sociologists deep down. Follow Kelsey on Instagram: @kels_megan Follow Will Malone on Instagram: @willmalone Website: willmalone.com
November 1, 2018
A Photography Podcast For Everyone (what that even means)
A mini-episode that further explains what "A photography podcast for everyone" even means. Spoiler: it's not a podcast about camera gear! Follow Will Malone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willmalone/ Website: willmalone.com
October 15, 2018
a "shocking" sneak peek of episode 1
here's a sneak peek of episode 1, where kelsey west tells us about a "shocking" sociology experiment.
October 8, 2018
episode 0: who am i and what is this?
welcome to out of focus, a photography podcast for everyone! in this podcast we'll talk photography, but i'll also be talking to people in different fields other than my own. i'm a portrait photographer for a living, and i'm very excited to get started. stay tuned for episode 1 coming soon!!!!! my instagram: @willmalone my website: willmalone.com see you soon!
September 25, 2018
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