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Camera and Inspiration #24 | PPN | From passion to profession in photography - with Ian MacDonald
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After his career change from being a paramedic and EMS educator, Ian MacDonald turned his photography hobby into his main job. Today, he is a portrait, wedding, and street photographer as well as a photography educator. And Fujifilm made him one of their brand ambassadors. On this episode, Ian shares why he switched to photography and shares helpful tips on how he made it a successful job transition.
As Ian mentioned in the show, he just finished a blog post about this topic that you can check out here:
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Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:
“Elliott Erwitt - Personal Best”
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Publishers Website: https://teneues-books.com/personal-best-7
Elliott Erwitt is one of the few photographers who has managed to be successful and very well regarded in different genres of photography. He was a great commercial advertising and fashion photographer. And only a few commercial photographers also managed to be this highly regarded in the documentary and art photography community. He is also an incredible street photographer with an eye for the humor in a situation. And his dog photo series in New York is legendary.
Book description from the publishers’ website:
(The book contains) ...unique images from a photographic master that will make you smile but also think
One of the all-time greats, Elliott Erwitt is a master whose photographs have defined the visual history of the 20th century - and the 21st. Although his work spans decades, continents and diverse subjects, it is always instantly recognizable. Spontaneous and original, Erwitt’s visions are imbued with true artistry and no trace of artifice. In this definitive collection, the master shares those works he considers his personal best. As you browse this carefully curated retrospective, you’ll feel nostalgia, wonder—and a lasting sense of life’s rich potential. (source: https://teneues-books.com/personal-best-7)
Marco was interviewed on "Behind the Shot" and talked about the creative thought process behind one of his most famous images:
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About this show:
On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Marco Larousse is a journalist and a fine art, street and documentary photographer, a educator, speaker, and podcast producer of photography related topics - MarcoLarousse.com. Marco has a background in photography of 30+ years.
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