Should You Become a Pro Photographer? | The PetaPixel Podcast

This week, Chris, Jordan, and Jaron tackle a tough topic: If you love photography and are thinking of making it your job, should you go pro?

This week’s podcast is once again sponsored by OM SYSTEM. OM SYSTEM Ambassador Ralph Lee Hopkins is also the Lindblad Expeditions Director of Photography. For over 30 years, Hopkins has been teaching photography and guiding Lindblad Expeditions guests to bucket list destinations worldwide. Today on PetaPixel, see the photos from Ralph’s favorite expedition cruises that he recommends for adventure seeking photographers. Hopkins also provides tips and tricks on how he uses his OM SYSTEM OM-1 camera to capture these incredible photos. Check out his excellent photos and recommendations.

In addition to talking about making a hobby into a profession, the trio discusses the deepest underwater photo shoot on record, how SmallRig made batteries exciting, and Sony’s big week of announcements including the announcement of a new camera and a new zoom lens. In case you missed it, make sure to see PetaPixel‘s launch coverage of the a6700 and 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II and Chris and Jordan’s reviews of the camera and lens. Sony also introduced a new microphone that connects directly with a camera via the hot shoe and the team talks about the audio quality.

Below is a table of contents for this week’s episode:

00:00 – Intro
04:36 – Tech Support
05:39 – Photographer sets record for deepest underwater photo shoot
12:18 – SmallRig is making batteries actually interesting
20:25 – Sony’s big week!
32:20 – Chris derails us
36:31 – What have you been up to?
43:55 – Should you go pro?
57:03 – Never read the comments

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