King Penguins in Snow

The Evolution of the Photographer (Podcast 438)

Today I talk about a topic that was raised by Andy Bartlett, a member of my cohort on The Arcanum, regarding how we push through the mental barriers and doubt as we try to create beautiful photographs after making some earlier spectacular work. Although not all of our work will be...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Steve Graham
    Posted at 08:58h, 10 September Reply

    Always the voice of reason. So true and so well thought out and expressed.

    Really fits into where I am now and my line of thinking, so excellent timing for me and I thank you for your wisdom. (Man, that sounds corny!)

  • Mark Harris
    Posted at 00:29h, 11 September Reply


    Thank you for the terrific advice regarding on-line images. I plan on doing major surgery or a complete rebuild of mine very soon.

    I recently took a class at the Maine Media Workshops that was based around the premise that, at some level, every photograph we make is a self-portrait.
    As you so well pointed out, our backgrounds lead us to how we see whatever our subject is.


    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 08:46h, 11 September Reply

      You’re very welcome Mark. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      That’s a great way to look at this. I’m pleased that others are thinking about this stuff too. I actually tried to do a bit of research about this as I prepared for this Podcast, and couldn’t find anyone talking about this subject. Thanks for letting me know.

      All the best!

  • Michael Rammell
    Posted at 08:26h, 22 September Reply

    Another great episode of the Podcast. Nice one Martin. These sort of topics are always up my street!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 21:34h, 05 October Reply

      Thanks Michael! I’m pleased you enjoyed this one.

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