Two long time friends share their hijinks on the road photographing their favorite birds in and around suburban New Jersey. Along the way they'll speak with some of the most creative minds in birding, photography, and even music out there, and more than occasionally will disagree on everything.
Former Kowa and Swarowski Photo Ambassador Kevin Bolton joins the program for the Season Finale. Kevin shares his history in birding, music and photography. Kevin breaks down sweet Warbler calls versus buzzy Warbler calls and the worst seafood platter in New Jersey.
Listen in as Sigma Lenses Marketing Manager Jack Howard joins the show to discuss his history as a News Photographer. Jack shares some secrets in how to get your photography noticed by a camera brand, and how to maintain that relationship. Jack also talks about his favorite birding spots in New Jersey and what it means to be out in the field after being locked up at home.
Father Paul Kammen joins the Warbler Crazy boys to discuss his road to becoming a Priest, talks his most recent article "Captivated By Warblers" in the Spring edition of Nature Photography Magazine, some of his favorite shots he's taken in the field and their favorite pre-birding breakfast spots and why you don't want to play poker with Father Paul.
Listen in as Rick Wright joins Stephen and Enrico to discuss his latest book, Petersons Guide to Sparrows of North America, as well what birds we Sparrows we hope to see at our feeders this spring. Stephen discusses with Rick why seeing a Henslow Sparrow last summer made him sad, and what the future is for this endangered bird. Rick shares what he's going to be up to Post-Covid, and how it involves Common Grackles.
In this Episode, Tom Stephenson of the Warbler Guide joins Stephen and Enrico to discuss his past history in music. Learn how Tom was offered a job by the FBI, and later came to innovate how birders use their ears to locate and identify birds in the field. Listen in as Tom shares with our hosts how he breaks down memorizing a Prairie Warbler by combining birdsong, images, and creating a visualization to associate your bird for recall in the field.
Connect with Tom -- http://www.thewarblerguide.com/
YouTube Birding Sensation Mark Smith joins the show to discuss his early history in music, as well as how his family inspired him to start his now famous YouTube channel. Mark also shares his favorite experiences with Hummingbirds, Sandhill Cranes, and as a bonus gives up one of his special Osprey locations in Florida. Lastly, Mark dives into his favorite gear when he's shooting and talks about his upcoming plans into 2020 and beyond.
Photographer Mathew Malwitz joins Stephen and Enrico to discuss his EIGHT bird feeders at his house and shares some ways to get a variety of birds at your feeder. Mathew talks creative ideas to maximize your shots in both your yard and in the field. Mathew shares how anxiety brought him to birding, and opened up his world to Oystercatchers and Warblers.
Mathew's Instagram page - https://www.instagram.com/mathewmalwitz/
Enjoy a different type of conversation with Iconic metal & jazz guitarist Alex Skolnick of the band TESTAMENT where he talks about the joy he gets from photography, as well as how he's remained creative and inspired throughout his life.. Alex shares a story about how he played a show and almost joined the Ozzy Osbourne band. Listen to Alex share how his friend D. Randall Blythe from the band Lamb of God influenced him to pick up his first Leica and hit the ground running in pursuit of photography. The show wraps with Alex talking about his own favorite shots and what he does to compose in the moment.
Stephen and Enrico discuss what the allure of Bird Photography is, and how it can be a little crazy. Learn why the rewards outweigh the pitfalls and what makes a good shot. Listen as to why Instagram can be terrible for your creativity and how storytelling works to bring your viewer into the birds world.
Join Stephen and Enrico as they discuss how they prepare for a day in the field. Listen in while they discuss bird app Ebird, NOAA weather, making weird noises to scare Black Bears away and why they won't fill up for gas at 4AM anymore.
Meet your hosts Stephen Michaels and his sidekick Enrico Palazzo, as they share their beginnings from playing guitar to bird photography. The duo discusses their own history in how they met in the new social media age, and how creativity is more important than gear to achieve quality photography.
Stephen Michaels - https://www.instagram.com/meadowlandsphoto/
Enrico Palazzo - https://www.instagram.com/marshallazzo_photo/