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A weekly podcast, hosted by Ugo Cei and Fabrizia Costa, about photography, art, business, life, and everything.


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Latest Episodes

Turning Pro, part II

This week we pickup where we left with the previous episode. There are so many things to say about the topic of turning pro that we just couldn't fit them all into one episode.On this one, we talk about:Turning pro is a journey of self-discovery.Clients care for the experience more than anything else.How good you need to be start?Why you don't need to justify your prices.Learning how to run a business.Specialists vs. generalists. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 minJUN 10
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Turning Pro, part II

Turning Pro

In these uncertain times, many people are being furloughed, have lost their jobs, ot are struggling financially. It they have been considering becoming a professional photographer for some time, they might think now is the time to do it.Taking this step, if not done with the right mindset, can be dangerous, however.In this episode of the podcast, the first in a series about turning pro, Fabrizia and Ugo discuss what it takes to become a pro and the mistakes to avoid. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 minMAY 20
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Turning Pro

Eyewitness

It is said that our brains only remember things in three ways:Through highly emotional connection, like deep joy or deep traumaThrough repetitiveness over a long period of timeThrough photosWhen one of these ways isn’t available, the memory will fade and eventually get archived, deleted from consciousness. We only remember our lives through one of these “anchors”Unfortunately, when photos are simply digital files, they’re hardly ever looked at, and often end up lost, deleted, or corrupted. Even when we save photos on a cloud service, that’s where they end up: literally on a cloud, far away, forgotten. If we don’t print them, it’s very likely that we won’t see them again.Eyewitness is an opinion campaign, spearheaded by our own Fabrizia Costa, to raise awareness about the importance of printing your photos.Ugo and Fabrizia are back on the podcast to discuss this. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32 minMAR 11
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Eyewitness

The Importance of Writing, Part Two

In last episode we discussed why photographers and all creatives, even if they are not writers, should start writing and we listed some of the way that creativity and productivity can benefit from writing.This week we continue the conversation on the topic of writing. We give you some more practical tips on how to develop and maintain a writing habit. We analyze and debunk some of the typical objections, like “I am not a good writer”, “I don’t know what to write about”, and “People will laugh at me.”Mentioned in this episodeSuperpowers by Fabrizia CostaUgo Cei Photography See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39 min2019 AUG 14
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The Importance of Writing, Part Two

The Importance Of Writing, Part One

17 – The Importance Of Writing, Part OneIf you want to be a great photographer, you need to learn how to write.We know this is counter-intuitive, but it actually makes a lot of sense and we hope that listening to this podcast will convince you that it’s actually true.This week, we talk about the reasons why you should be writing. Stay tuned for next week’s episode, when we will give you some very practical tips on how to start developing a writing habit.The Benefits Of WritingWriting helps you avoid distractions.Writing helps you communicate more effectively.Writing helps you think more clearly.Writing is essential to achieving commercial success.Writing helps you remember.Writing influences your speaking.Writing teaches yourself while you teach others.Writing makes a name for yourself.Writing is storage for your ideas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 min2019 JUL 31
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The Importance Of Writing, Part One

"Create" with Marc Silber

After a hiatus of a few weeks, the show is back, but for this week’s episode we have something different from our usual format.A few days ago, our good friend, photographer, educator, and writerMarc Silberinformed us that he was about to publish his latest book, titled “Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Creative Life”.We thought that the topic of the book–creativity and the tools and processes that help creative people produce their best work–would be perfectly appropriate for out podcast. So we asked Marc to be our special guest and talk about what it takes to be truly creative. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 min2019 JUL 24
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"Create" with Marc Silber

The Green-Eyed Monster

This week on the podcast we talk about jealousy and why being envious of the success of others is yet another manifestation of theResistance. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29 min2019 MAY 30
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The Green-Eyed Monster

On Mediocrity

In today’s over-competitive world, the wordmediocrityhas taken on a decidedly negative connotation. When we say something is mediocre, we mean it is not good, even worse than average.In reality, on any scale by which we can measure the quality of what we produce, something that is of median quality is, by definition, better than 50% of the rest. Is that such a bad place to be? We don’t think so.There are some photographers whose work we admire greatly. Looking at our bookshelves right now we can see books by Steve McCurry, Sebastião Salgado, Nick Brandt, Art Wolfe, and others. If we put our work besides theirs, we can’t help feeling that ours is so much inferior that the only word to define it is mediocre, in comparison.Our first advice to those who feel the same is the following: if you want to overcome your mediocrity, do more work. Study the work of the masters and practice deliberately. If it takes 10,000 hours to become proficient at anything, as Malcolm Gladwell says, then...

28 min2019 MAY 15
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On Mediocrity

Make Friends, Don't Network

The topic of today's episode was inspired by an article on artsy.net that presents the results of a research on the relation between the degree of success that many famous artists enjoyed and the number of their connections.The conclusion of the research is that "for successful artists, making friends may be more important than producing novel art."We discuss the importance of making connections in today's world, be it in person and virtually, on social networks. It turns out that there are some behaviors that would be considered normal, if not absolutely expected, in real life, that most people forget in the virtual world.We also give some tips for making the most of online connections, without looking like a complete dork.What do you think about this? Let us know what you think by leaving a message using the button below. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min2019 MAY 1
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Make Friends, Don't Network

Ignore the Critics

Unsolicited critiques are the bane of online photography forums. In this episode of the podcast we argue that you should ignore the criticism you receive online, unless it’s coming from someone you admire and respect and who you know has your best interests at heart.Most critics have a tendency to put others down for purely selfish reasons and they should be ignored at best.It also follows that you should refrain from criticizing the work of others, because it’s highly unlikely that you’re not doing it for purely selfless reasons.As Steven Pressfield writes, criticism is a manifestation of the Resistance but, unlike other manifestations, it hurts others, not just ourselves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28 min2019 APR 3
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Ignore the Critics

Latest Episodes

Turning Pro, part II

This week we pickup where we left with the previous episode. There are so many things to say about the topic of turning pro that we just couldn't fit them all into one episode.On this one, we talk about:Turning pro is a journey of self-discovery.Clients care for the experience more than anything else.How good you need to be start?Why you don't need to justify your prices.Learning how to run a business.Specialists vs. generalists. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 minJUN 10
Comments
Turning Pro, part II

Turning Pro

In these uncertain times, many people are being furloughed, have lost their jobs, ot are struggling financially. It they have been considering becoming a professional photographer for some time, they might think now is the time to do it.Taking this step, if not done with the right mindset, can be dangerous, however.In this episode of the podcast, the first in a series about turning pro, Fabrizia and Ugo discuss what it takes to become a pro and the mistakes to avoid. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 minMAY 20
Comments
Turning Pro

Eyewitness

It is said that our brains only remember things in three ways:Through highly emotional connection, like deep joy or deep traumaThrough repetitiveness over a long period of timeThrough photosWhen one of these ways isn’t available, the memory will fade and eventually get archived, deleted from consciousness. We only remember our lives through one of these “anchors”Unfortunately, when photos are simply digital files, they’re hardly ever looked at, and often end up lost, deleted, or corrupted. Even when we save photos on a cloud service, that’s where they end up: literally on a cloud, far away, forgotten. If we don’t print them, it’s very likely that we won’t see them again.Eyewitness is an opinion campaign, spearheaded by our own Fabrizia Costa, to raise awareness about the importance of printing your photos.Ugo and Fabrizia are back on the podcast to discuss this. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32 minMAR 11
Comments
Eyewitness

The Importance of Writing, Part Two

In last episode we discussed why photographers and all creatives, even if they are not writers, should start writing and we listed some of the way that creativity and productivity can benefit from writing.This week we continue the conversation on the topic of writing. We give you some more practical tips on how to develop and maintain a writing habit. We analyze and debunk some of the typical objections, like “I am not a good writer”, “I don’t know what to write about”, and “People will laugh at me.”Mentioned in this episodeSuperpowers by Fabrizia CostaUgo Cei Photography See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39 min2019 AUG 14
Comments
The Importance of Writing, Part Two

The Importance Of Writing, Part One

17 – The Importance Of Writing, Part OneIf you want to be a great photographer, you need to learn how to write.We know this is counter-intuitive, but it actually makes a lot of sense and we hope that listening to this podcast will convince you that it’s actually true.This week, we talk about the reasons why you should be writing. Stay tuned for next week’s episode, when we will give you some very practical tips on how to start developing a writing habit.The Benefits Of WritingWriting helps you avoid distractions.Writing helps you communicate more effectively.Writing helps you think more clearly.Writing is essential to achieving commercial success.Writing helps you remember.Writing influences your speaking.Writing teaches yourself while you teach others.Writing makes a name for yourself.Writing is storage for your ideas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 min2019 JUL 31
Comments
The Importance Of Writing, Part One

"Create" with Marc Silber

After a hiatus of a few weeks, the show is back, but for this week’s episode we have something different from our usual format.A few days ago, our good friend, photographer, educator, and writerMarc Silberinformed us that he was about to publish his latest book, titled “Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Creative Life”.We thought that the topic of the book–creativity and the tools and processes that help creative people produce their best work–would be perfectly appropriate for out podcast. So we asked Marc to be our special guest and talk about what it takes to be truly creative. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 min2019 JUL 24
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"Create" with Marc Silber

The Green-Eyed Monster

This week on the podcast we talk about jealousy and why being envious of the success of others is yet another manifestation of theResistance. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29 min2019 MAY 30
Comments
The Green-Eyed Monster

On Mediocrity

In today’s over-competitive world, the wordmediocrityhas taken on a decidedly negative connotation. When we say something is mediocre, we mean it is not good, even worse than average.In reality, on any scale by which we can measure the quality of what we produce, something that is of median quality is, by definition, better than 50% of the rest. Is that such a bad place to be? We don’t think so.There are some photographers whose work we admire greatly. Looking at our bookshelves right now we can see books by Steve McCurry, Sebastião Salgado, Nick Brandt, Art Wolfe, and others. If we put our work besides theirs, we can’t help feeling that ours is so much inferior that the only word to define it is mediocre, in comparison.Our first advice to those who feel the same is the following: if you want to overcome your mediocrity, do more work. Study the work of the masters and practice deliberately. If it takes 10,000 hours to become proficient at anything, as Malcolm Gladwell says, then...

28 min2019 MAY 15
Comments
On Mediocrity

Make Friends, Don't Network

The topic of today's episode was inspired by an article on artsy.net that presents the results of a research on the relation between the degree of success that many famous artists enjoyed and the number of their connections.The conclusion of the research is that "for successful artists, making friends may be more important than producing novel art."We discuss the importance of making connections in today's world, be it in person and virtually, on social networks. It turns out that there are some behaviors that would be considered normal, if not absolutely expected, in real life, that most people forget in the virtual world.We also give some tips for making the most of online connections, without looking like a complete dork.What do you think about this? Let us know what you think by leaving a message using the button below. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min2019 MAY 1
Comments
Make Friends, Don't Network

Ignore the Critics

Unsolicited critiques are the bane of online photography forums. In this episode of the podcast we argue that you should ignore the criticism you receive online, unless it’s coming from someone you admire and respect and who you know has your best interests at heart.Most critics have a tendency to put others down for purely selfish reasons and they should be ignored at best.It also follows that you should refrain from criticizing the work of others, because it’s highly unlikely that you’re not doing it for purely selfless reasons.As Steven Pressfield writes, criticism is a manifestation of the Resistance but, unlike other manifestations, it hurts others, not just ourselves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28 min2019 APR 3
Comments
Ignore the Critics
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