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Macro Photography With Pocket Macro

Macro Photography With Pocket Macro

By Sam Williams
All things related to macro photography and super macro photos of insects. My name is Sam and I'm a macro photographer that you can find on Instagram at instagram.com/pocket.macro.
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Keeping Ladybugs Indoors For Macro Photography
Growing plants that attract aphids inside, like peppers, provides a beautiful environment for bugs to thrive. With bugs in your house, practicing macro photography is super easy! I ordered a lot of convergent ladybugs who are loving all my pepper plants, and they are super fun to photograph! 
17:52
April 14, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Growing a Podcast - Pocket Macro Talks
I just went through a free webinar about growing a podcast, and I wanted to share what I learned from the training! Many things hit home for me, and I wanted to share them with you if you are interested in growing a podcast. The main and most crucial step is being specific about your show and what it is about. Being too general and broad makes it hard to find a large audience. With this newfound information, I'll be renaming this podcast "Enthusiastic Talks with Sam" and creating a second podcast specifically about macro photography :). The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
20:24
April 05, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Being Alive - Pocket Macro Talks
Being alive is amazing; all the fun things available for you to experience are quite plentiful! We live in amazing times, and it is sure great to be alive! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
13:42
April 04, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Programming 2 - Pocket Macro Talks
More enthusiastic talks about programming! Cloud computing is just so neat! The project I worked on is something that you can try out for yourself if you want a simple "serverless" website to play with on Amazon Web Services. The blog guide can be found here: https://sammy.life/2022/programming/aws-amplify/. Hit me up on twitter or Instagram @pocket.macro if you have problems with the guide!  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:39
March 28, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Beauty - Pocket Macro Talks
There are so many beautiful things surrounding us all day every day, and taking the time to look at and appreciate them is quite fun! Photography is a great way to appreciate these beautiful things since it allows you to focus on them more while capturing the beauty you see with a camera. The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
15:57
March 23, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Website Development - Pocket Macro Talks
Web programming is super fun, and it is very handy. Being able to create custom programs to handle pictures, files, and information from other users over the internet is pretty neat. Thanks to projects like AWS Amplify, building web applications is much easier than it used to be! I’ll get a tutorial with my little project that I discuss out on my blog at https://sammy.life by March 27th :D. The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
22:39
March 21, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Voice Acting - Pocket Macro Talks
Voice actors are amazing, and there are many different ones that I really enjoy listening to. Thanks to all the anime I watch, it is fun hearing the same person voicing different characters 😁. For something fun to try out, I'll start practicing to see if my goofy voice can be used for something! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
15:11
March 17, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About a Macro Photographer Photographing People - Pocket Macro Talks
There are many similarities between photographing people and bugs and a few key differences; If you do one, you can apply many of the same principles to the other! The most significant difference, which is fun to think about, is that you can tell people how to pose, where to look, and how to move, while with bugs, you must work with how they pose and move :D. The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
20:06
March 16, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Change - Pocket Macro Talks
Change is the only thing that is constant, and I am inspired to talk about change thanks to the lovely time change 🤣. It is normal to get into habits of doing certain things that may be tedious, and it is okay to identify and change those things to make them more enjoyable 😁. The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
15:18
March 15, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Editing Photos - Pocket Macro Talks
Editing photos is fun and it lets you add your own unique style to all your photos. By doing this for a long time, you’ll get into a consistent unique style that will let others easily recognize your work. I personally enjoy using Adobe Lightroom and the Nik Collection by DXO; these make editing fun for me. The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
21:35
March 10, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Being a Jack of All Trades - Pocket Macro Talks
A jack of all trades and a master of none is often better than a master of one 😀. The more things that you learn how to do, the more ways you can creatively make solutions to problems! That is my philosophy, and I think learning is fun and I apply this to my daily life. By learning the basics of something new, you can add it to your toolbelt for use at a later time, and when you build up many different skills you'll be surprised with yourself with how different things work together 😀. The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
14:25
March 09, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Enjoying the Little Things in Life - Pocket Macro Talks
We are surrounded by amazing things all day every day, and all you have to do to see them is to look for them! Taking time to stop and smell the roses is a great stress reliever and it makes you feel great! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
10:45
March 07, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Not Caring What Others Think - Pocket Macro Talks
The most freeing thing to do is do what you feel like doing without worrying about what others are thinking or saying. Both good and bad influences from others can change the way you do things, and the best way to be yourself is to not listen to others 😀. You do your thing your way and throw out everyone's opinions and thoughts! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now! 
15:43
March 03, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Spring - Pocket Macro Talks
We are going from cold to hot, and back and forth 😂; at least there are signs of spring starting! Spring is a wonderful time of year when all sorts of life start growing and becoming beautiful. I'm excited for spring to plant all my lovely hot hot peppers! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
16:18
March 03, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Freezing Bubbles - Pocket Macro Talks
Freezing bubbles is super fun, and one of my favorite things to do in the winter! At the time of recording this, it is -9F/-23C degrees outside, and I froze some bubbles on a little LED candle! It is quite fun and I highly recommend doing it! Here are my bubble recipes: Mix 1 (Favorite GoTo): 1 tsp corn syrup + 8 oz water + 1 tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp dish soap Mix 2 (Super Cold Weather Below Zero): 1 tbsp glycerin + 8 oz water + 1tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp dish soap The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
16:14
February 23, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Winter - Pocket Macro Talks
Winter has its own unique beauty and snow has a magical way of making any landscape look amazing! I stumbled on a blog post about 26 things that make winter the best and referenced their point of view as well. Snow also looks amazing up close and it is fun to know that each snowflake is unique and special. Freezing bubbles is also quite fun, and something that would be hard to do in a hot climate :). The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
22:30
February 22, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Video Games - Pocket Macro Talks
Video games are fun, and I've spent many hours playing them my whole life! With the rise of NFTs, talks about the Metaverse, and advancing technology I think video games are going to become even more interesting over the next few years!  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:26
February 17, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Incremental Improvements - Pocket Macro Talks
By doing something specific each day you can incrementally improve drastically over time! I use this process to improve my photography by doing it every day! I first started by setting a goal of taking 100 photos every day. By doing this, my photos six months later were drastically better than the ones I first captured! You can apply this simple process to anything that you want to get better at. Draw something simple every day to improve your drawing, or write a page every day to improve your writing; anything you want to improve, do it a little every day!  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:20
February 15, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Drones - Pocket Macro Talks
Drones are amazing little things, and they are a fun, safe, and easy way to capture amazing aerial photos and videos! If you want to sell your drone photos and videos as a service or sell stock drone content, a Part 107 UAV license is required. I took the course offered by Pilot Institute (which took about 5 days online), scheduled my exam, and passed with an 88%! It isn't too challenging to get the license, and I highly recommend investing the time if you are thinking about getting a drone. The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napoleon Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
21:13
February 10, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Responsibility - Pocket Macro Talks
Responsibility and being responsible are fun things that can really help you grow as an individual. I think it is fun to swap the word responsibility for dependability; it has a similar meaning and has more positive vibes to it. Saying I am a dependable person feels better, to me anyway, than saying I am a responsible person 😃.  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
13:11
February 09, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Spending Time in Nature - Pocket Macro Talks
Nature is a wonderful teacher and it can help show you how to go with the flow and relax. Taking a little time every day to spend in the beautiful wonderful great outdoors can do wonders for your mental health and well-being. Whether you put up a bird feeder in your backyard or walk to a secluded park, whatever you can do every day will bring the best benefits!  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:46
February 08, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Doing What You Love - Pocket Macro Talks
Are there things that you do that you don't tell anyone about that you feel embarrassed about? It is normal to feel that way, and if you decide to share those things with others, you'll be surprised by the positive feedback, and you may find a community of others who do the same thing! I wanted to talk about this after watching the first two episodes of the anime, My Dress-Up Darling; it is a surprisingly great show! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
18:06
February 07, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Growing Peppers Indoors - Pocket Macro Talks
I'm a big fan of hot peppers, like the Carolina Reaper 🔥, and they take a long time to grow and produce peppers. Since the summers are short here in Nebraska, I decided to grow some inside to get an early start! The process has been easy and very fun; I'm quite pleased with how well they are doing! With a heating pad, some fertilizer, and an LED grow light, they are growing great!  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:32
February 05, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Photographing Toys - Pocket Macro Talks
Photographing toys and action figures is something that has newly piqued my interest! Action figures are like really tiny people, and they are great for practicing lighting techniques that you would use to photograph people! Photographing small figures is a fun way to play around with macro photography, which will help you with portrait photography! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
16:20
February 03, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About New Technology - Pocket Macro Talks
New technology is fun to play with, and keeping up with all the changes and things to come is pretty exciting! I just got Starlink for the internet (starlink.com), and it is Elon Musk's solution to provide global internet to places without internet. I'm very happy with it and I can't wait to see all the other things that come out in the near future! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:53
February 02, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Playing Musical Instruments - Pocket Macro Talks
Playing an instrument is pretty dang fun! I didn't do much when I was a child, and in my later years, I picked up a harmonica and really enjoyed it! I've also been learning the tin whistle too! Both are fun and compact instruments!  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
10:38
February 01, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks about Working from Home - Pocket Macro Talks
Working from home is getting more and more popular; I have some tricks and suggestions from my early years of working from home :). The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
15:43
January 27, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks about Reading - Pocket Macro Talks
Reading is a great way to get someone's perspective on different subjects and ideas; I think it is a great way to really expand your horizon!  Here are my favorite books: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Grow Rich with Peace of Mind by Napoleon Hill How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Mind Hacking Happiness by Sean Webb Karma by Sadhguru The Convoluted Universe Book 1-5 by Dolores Cannon Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss The Five Levels of Attachment by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. I Will Teach you to be Rich Ramit Sethi Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts Between Death and Life by Dolores Cannon Keepers of the Garden by Dolores Cannon The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther and Jerry Hicks Wallace D Wattles Trilogy The Science of Getting Rich, Being Well and Being Great The Fun Formula by Joel Comm The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
19:53
January 26, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks About Starting A Business - Pocket Macro Talks
Is starting a business something that you are thinking about? It is a rewarding process if you desire to be your own boss! You can start small with a side hustle while working your current job, and then when your side hustle has grown big enough, you can leave your job and have fun making your side hustle a full grown business! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
18:55
January 24, 2022
Enthusiastic Talks about Having Fun - Pocket Macro Talks
Having fun is a wonderful part of life, and keeping note of things that bring you joy is a great idea. Having fun is so fun, sometimes you can forget what things are actually fun for you! Sometimes we forget to have fun and you have to re-learn what sparks joy in your heart. The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
15:46
January 17, 2022
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Self Learning
Thanks to the internet and fancy sites like YouTube and Tiktok, it is easy to learn how to do many different things! From photography to 3D printing, I've learned how to do many things by watching helpful videos! If you'd like to learn or want to try something different, look it up and start learning! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
18:56
January 13, 2022
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Anime
Anime is my favorite form of entertainment; I can watch it for hours and enjoy every minute of it! Many of the shows have life lessons and motivation built into them, which is what I like most and what brings me back for more! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:33
January 10, 2022
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Crypto Currency
Crypto currency is neat stuff, and I really like the general ideas of the different currencies and their technology. I need to learn more about them, and I'm pretty excited with how they will shape and enhance the things we do in the very near future! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:47
January 06, 2022
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks about Personal Branding
Personal branding is something Garyvee talks about all the time, and it finally makes sense to me! I go over my thoughts on personal branding and what I plan to do for my own personal branding! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
19:43
January 04, 2022
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About 3D Printing
I tried to cancel the order of my first 3D printer, and luckily it was too late! I use a 3D printer quite a bit with photography and to help make simple little things and I think it is pretty dang cool! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
19:10
December 23, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Freezing Bubbles
The winter is fun and it brings the opportunity to freeze bubbles for those who live in places with frigid winters (Sorry Florida!)! The process is magical to watch; seeing the ice crystals form in front of your eyes is pretty magical! Bubble mix is 8 oz hot water with 1 tbsp corn syrup mixed in + 1 tbsp sugar mixed in + 1 tbsp dish soap mixed in.  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
17:55
December 20, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Fun in the Workplace
Having fun in the workplace is a great way to make work more enjoyable for you and your co-workers! I look for new ways to make non-fun things more enjoyable and do some quirky things to add my own variety of fun to the workplace :). Positive communication, spending extra time to improve things, and being yourself with everyone at work adds lots of fun! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
21:35
December 14, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Chickens
Chickens are fun little creatures, and having them has been a real treat! They are wonderful for photography practice and they are good for your soul too! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
15:13
December 09, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Honey Bees
In this episode, I talk enthusiastically about honey bees. These are super neat creatures who do amazing things together! Every bee has a job and they are always working crazy hard. If you don't carry your weight in the hive you get kicked out 😲🐝! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
25:43
December 08, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Time
This is an interesting enthusiastic talk subject 😃; I attempt to explain my perception of time and go off on different sub talks about randomly related things 🤣. These books have helped shape my perception: The Convoluted Universe, Book 1-4 by Dolores Cannon The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
18:32
December 07, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Photography
Here is my fifth enthusiastic talk on photography! Photography in general is a great skill to learn that can be helpful to you in many different ways. Learning the basics to take portrait, event, landscape, and product photos will give you the ability to do a lot of fun photography work that can even make you some money! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
20:01
December 01, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Flipping
Here is my fourth enthusiastic talk on the topic of flipping things. Thanks to Gary Vaynerchuck (Garyvee) I was inspired to go through all my old things and sell them on eBay, Mercari, Facebook Market Place, and Craigslist to get extra cash to upgrade my camera gear. You can free up extra space, get some extra cash, and have fun learning how things sell! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
20:10
November 29, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About The Agile Process
Here is my third enthusiastic talk on the topic of the agile process. This is something I learned through working in technology, and the process can be applied to anything in life. It involves breaking down large tasks into smaller tasks to complete large volumes of work efficiently. By making large tasks a collection of little tasks, many people can work together to tackle a large goal quickly! From building software to losing weight, this process is very effective! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
22:08
November 24, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks About Macro Photography
Here is my second enthusiastic talk on the topic of macro photography! Macro photography is an amazing way to discover the tiny hidden world that surrounds you all day every day! By using a super macro lens, you can see some crazy things that you have no idea about!  The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
20:46
November 23, 2021
Pocket Macro Talks - Enthusiastic Talks about Technology
Here is my first enthusiastic talk on the topic of technology! I use technology daily to help improve my life and I think everyone should know a little bit so they can take advantage of its awesomeness too! The goal of these talks is to improve my ability to talk enthusiastically! The challenge is based on the book "Grow Rich! With Piece of Mind" by Napolean Hill, and you are to read or talk enthusiastically for 10 minutes a day. Try it with me! It will be fun comparing this episode to one a month from now!
24:25
November 17, 2021
Update and Talking with Enthusiasm Intro
After reading "Grow Right! With Peace of Mind" by Napolean Hill, I received the inspiration to revive my podcast in a fun way based on a section of the book. There is a chapter explaining the importance of communicating with other people and how enthusiasm helps improve communication. The book provides a fun practice to improve your ability to speak enthusiastically, by reading or talking about something enthusiastically for 10 minutes every day. This episode explains what I've been up to, and what to expect! There will be enthusiastic talks coming! 
18:14
November 15, 2021
Where I've Been, What I'm Doing, and Why My Macro Photos Suck!
It has been a while since my last episode! I got a new job, and many changes have happened where my macro photography took a downward spiral 😂. All that and chickies on this episode!
19:16
June 25, 2021
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Sam Update
Lots of things have been going on for me lately, here is a fun little update! Progress on Incubating Chicken Eggs Macro photography Weather Beekeeping status!
16:46
April 11, 2021
Reading With Sam Episode 4 - Aesops Fables 2
Here is some more fun reading with Aesop's fables! The ones about the Ass caught my eye 🤣, so here they are! Have a wonderfully awesome day!
13:09
March 28, 2021
Flapjack Talks About Crypto Currency
An interesting experience with crypto currency makes me want to share this with you! It is fun stuff with lots of potential! The speed you can do things is pretty amazing!
15:33
March 20, 2021
Reading with Sam Episode 3 - The Bogey Beast
Another fun episode of reading with Sam! In this episode, we read The Bogey Beast from American literature. Practice makes perfect! It is fun reading these little stories!
12:59
March 13, 2021
Reading With Sam Episode 2 - Aesop's Fables
More fun times reading some things 😀; I found these fables from Aesop, and they are quite enjoyable! Simple, with a good life lesson mixed in!
16:07
March 06, 2021
Reading with Sam Episode 1 - The Three Little Pigs
Listen to the three little pigs narrated by me from americanliterature.com. I'm told frequently that I sound like Flapjack from The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, and I've also received some requests to read stories, so here we go. I'm looking for something I can do every day forever once I get going, so we'll do the short story narration for a bit to see how it goes!
07:59
February 28, 2021
Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Sam Out Photographing in the Cold
I'm out taking photos and doing a podcast episode for fun
16:57
January 23, 2021
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Sam Sunrise and Lessons learned
😄 I'm learning how to use my mic better; had to re-record this episode! Sunrise, crypto currency and random talks
20:12
January 20, 2021
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Sam 360 Camera Fun
360 cameras are fun and interesting; here are my thoughts on them
18:20
January 09, 2021
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Sam Behind the Scenes of Bubble Making
I left a mic on while I froze lots of bubbles so you can hear behind the scenes ❄😁.
31:37
January 07, 2021
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Sam Immersive Audio
This is recorded with the Zoom H3 VR mic to play with immersive audio 😁
10:57
January 01, 2021
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack/Sam With Bees
Let's talk about all the pretty things around us and how bees and wasps look to different people.
24:34
December 26, 2020
The marvelous misadventures of Flapjack/ Sam Strange Weather and Earth2.io
Strange weather freezing bubbles to playing with the bees in the warm sun 🌞! Have you heard of earth2.io? It is a site looking to add a virtual world on top of the physical world 🌎!
20:05
December 19, 2020
Flapjack, Fixing Felix, and getting comfortable with uncomfortable things
Talking about the sound of my voice and how you can get comfortable with uncomfortable things
24:50
December 12, 2020
Fun under the stars
The night sky is so magical and fun to look at out away from the bright city 💖.
13:14
December 06, 2020
3d printing fun with chickens
I made some fun chicken accessories with the 3d printer 😆🐔🦖
15:37
November 28, 2020
Morning Timelapse with Sam
I'm enjoying the sunrise and making a timelapse for fun.
17:00
November 21, 2020
Growth and fun, be like a tree!
Fun day with walking Izzy chicken, and how trees work can be applied to all sorts of things
24:45
November 14, 2020
Random Saturday Thoughts
Fun random thoughts
24:60
November 07, 2020
A little about me and some lessons I've learned
A little about me, and some things I've learned
29:53
October 31, 2020
New Macro Photography Diffuser and Winter Thoughts
It is cold !! Im super pumped about my new macro diffuser and excited to start freezing bubbles
25:54
October 25, 2020
Walking With Sam, new mic, negative people, winter here
A new format, walking and talking! new rode wireless go, winter is here. I talk about negative people and thoughts about options to be happy
24:17
October 18, 2020
Hidden Messages in anime and Building a good Day
I go over why I like Anime and hidden Messages in them as well as thoughts on building a good day to grow and be happy.
25:20
October 12, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Sunday funday
Me with bees in the butterfly house thinking what to do with winter 🤔
24:02
October 04, 2020
Driving with Sam in the Morning
Random fun, talking about thoughts, time, and driving.
20:29
October 01, 2020
Social Media Trends, Macro Accident, and Makung Slight Changes
Here is another fun episode with some trends I've noticed with Social media. Also a happy accident with my camera 😆.
26:60
September 27, 2020
Driving with Sam - mindfulness, New wallet hurts my butt
Fun with mindfulness and how my wallet turned out
20:03
September 21, 2020
Change things up, 3D printing Wallet
Fun, nice day, changing things up and playing with the 3d printer
15:58
September 20, 2020
Driving with Mothy and Sam
A moth decided to tide along, and we are having a wonderful time
19:06
September 15, 2020
Wasps, Idea talking with Bot, Time Illusion Idea
Here are fun thoughts with Sam on this lovely day
25:23
September 13, 2020
Driving with Sam 3
Here is a random episode while im on the road 😊.
24:27
September 10, 2020
Episode 19 Random Thoughts
Here are some random thoughts on this lovely weekend, im thinking a lot about 3d printing!!
23:32
September 05, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 18
Update on the small account challenge and what im up to
23:44
August 30, 2020
Driving with Sam 2
While driving around, I thought id make an episode for fun 🌞
26:48
August 26, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 16 - Saving money
Learn from my mistakes and my new knowledge 😁, and save some of your money 💖.
25:10
August 23, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 15
Taking it easy, having fun, and playing with chickens.
20:21
August 16, 2020
Episode 14 Driving
thoughts while driving
21:49
August 11, 2020
Episode 13 - No News is Good News
My thoughts on news, and how no news looks.
24:42
August 02, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 12 - Random Thoughts and The Convoluted Universe
Random thoughts for today; I touch on my past alcohol addiction, and Dolores Cannon's book, the convoluted universe.
17:06
July 26, 2020
Taking Time to Relax
Relaxing is essential to keep a clear mind! it also helps with anxiety!
16:38
July 19, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 10 Finding bugs
Here I talk about bugs and where to find them
20:42
July 13, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 9 - Use your talents for yourself too
We all have talents, and if you are like me, you forget to use them for yourself! If you don't know your abilities, ask those close to you what you do best! If you are still stumped, try more things 😄
23:40
July 04, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 8 - Uplifting Exercise
Here is something t boost your mood if you get down, and what I'm up to.
31:50
June 28, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 7 All about content
Here is why I create content and where I share it. I also create a lot of content that I don't fully utilize and hope to do more in the future.
33:47
June 21, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 6 - Random Thoughs
This episode is exciting, it is the longest I've consistently done a podcast 😂. Here are some of my random thoughts, and I plan to narrow my episodes to a topic for future episodes.
33:31
June 14, 2020
Pocket Macro Talks Episode 5, Macro Photography Tips
Here are some macro photography tips focusing on gear, lighting, composition, and patience 😀.
31:26
June 07, 2020
Pocket Macro Talk Episode 4, What I'm up to!
Here is what I've been up to lately, bees, work, and 3d printing
32:39
May 30, 2020
The Benefits of Nature
Nature has been a huge impact in a positive way to my current lifestyle! I explain my stressful past and how nature helped me get back into alignment 😁.
21:36
May 24, 2020
Pocket Macro Talk Episode 2 - Why I'm Doing This
In addition to sharing more about myself, I am also using this as a way to overcome a fear of speaking. I found that podcasting makes me feel the same anxiety as when I speak around groups of people; doing a podcast regularly will help me get over that 😁.
10:57
May 16, 2020
Intro Podcast Episode
This is my first episode, for the 59th time trying to start a podcast, I'm gonna just go from here! Im working on getting the audio top notch 😄
20:06
May 08, 2020