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  • #043: Question: How do you get incredible images of elusive animals?

    Answer: Wildlife tracking skills!

    At least that’s how David Moskowitz does it. A talented conservation photographer and a master tracker, David used his skills to track and photograph the highly endangered Mountain Caribou in the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, and published a beautifully photographed book called Caribou Rainforest.

    So if you’re a photographer that wants to go beyond snapshots and get an insider look at the lives of the species that you want to document, are you ready to make wildlife tracking the next thing on your must-learn to-do list?

    You should. Or at least you should after this episode of Impact, where we chat with David about tracking skills and how they've played into his conservation photography work. And yes, we will definitely dive in more into that amazing species, the Mountain Caribou.

    You'll Learn

    How wildlife tracking can help unravel storiesThe fascinating premise of Caribou RainforestThe delicate balance of ethics in wildlife research and photographyTips to start learning wildlife tracking

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  • #042: Detail shots. They are one of the six essential photos that you need in a photo story.

    But it's easy to forget about capturing the details of a story when you're focused on other things like characters or action. 

    So in this episode, we are celebrating the detail shot in all it's surprising glory.

    We talk about why they’re so essential to photo stories, and three key ways that they can be used to create a richer experience for viewers.

    You'll Learn

    How details add a whole new dimension to stories and charactersHow details also go beyond the story, and create a more immersive experience for viewersQuestions you can ask yourself to figure out how to add details to your shot list


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  • #041: You know those moments where you're like, “You know, this thing would be so helpful. It should exist,” and then you go make it exist? Well, that happened.

    Three weeks ago, Morgan Heim and I had a conversation about the hurdles for women in conservation photography, and how it would be awesome to create something that takes away some of those barriers. And that’s what we did.

    Enter Her Wild Vision Initiative, a searchable directory of women-identified conservation photographers and filmmakers that's going to make big waves.

    In this episode, Morgan and I sit down and chat about Her Wild Vision Initiative. Why we’ve created it, challenges that we’ve faced as women in photography, and not to mention the amazing perks and collaborations we have inside the project.

    It’s a jam-packed episode full of exciting reveals.

    You'll Learn

    What Her Wild Vision Initiative is all about and how it worksThe whirlwind story of how it came to beAll the awesome perks Her Wild Vision has for conservation photographersHow you can apply (it’s free!) and how you can support the project


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  • #040: "Yeah, but how do I make a living at this?" 

    It is a very common question, and for good reason.

    Making a career in conservation photography can feel daunting. There's no road map. There's no right way to do it. You really have to navigate and figure out how in the world you create a successful career as a conservation photographer.

    But the thing is, it's possible - and my guest today proves it.

    Lauren Owens Lambert is a professional conservation photographer with an impressive career trajectory. From landing assignments with big outlets from the Nature Conservancy to Audubon magazine, and being accepted to the Emerging League with the International League of Conservation Photographers, it’s been phenomenal to watch her career progress.

    So, knowing how tough it is to find success in this field, what's her secret? 

    In this episode, Lauren talks about what she's been doing over these last few years to forge that career. What are the moves she's made? What's gone right? What's gone wrong? What is she focusing on?

    Spoiler alert. This interview is definitely a mega-source of insight and inspiration.

    You'll Learn

    Why making a career in conservation storytelling isn’t as scary as you thinkWhy just saying yes is so powerful, and what it leads toHow to know whether your story is ready to pitchSurprising insights about life in conservation photographyThe true value of community

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  • #039: Show Notes

    Ever read or watch something that is so clearly pushing a one-sided argument, trying so hard to win your support but not presenting alternatives or differing perspectives?

    Probably left a bad taste in your mouth, right? 

    That one-sided push is not how to be persuasive.

    Winning a viewers' trust is key, and that means telling stories that reveal the whole picture.

    But, this isn’t as straight-forward as you think.

    See, when you're working on documenting a conservation issue, it can be really easy to become so wrapped up in it that you actually become a little myopic.

    You can get so close to the topic that you perhaps don't see what it is that you're leaving out or you're so emotionally connected to the topic that you find it hard to document opposing views.

    In this episode, we dive into the idea that conservation photographers are bridges, connectors, and how you can use this concept to to put your own opinions aside.

    This way, you can see that whole story and become a far more persuasive conservation photographer because of it.

    You'll Learn

    What it really means to be a connectorThe importance of building bridges through photographsWhy we’re easily persuaded by some things, and not othersHow to frame your thinking and tell persuasive stories

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  • #038: Show Notes

    Launching into a new photography project is not easy. It can be a creative endeavor that can quickly spiral into something overwhelming or unwieldy. 

    What helps is seeing how someone else is managing it - mistakes and all. 

    In this first part of a series of episodes, I’m going to be doing something a little different. I'm going to take you behind the scenes in one of the projects that I'm working on, Watershed Sentinels, and I'm going to break it down.

    I'm digging into all the things I've done right, have figured out, and that are working well. And all of the places where I've gone down the wrong path, been confused or have gotten stuck, and how I've had to dig myself out of conundrums.

    In part 1, I’m taking you to where it all began, the very origin of the project, because sometimes the way a project takes shape dictates whether or not you're going to move forward fluidly ... or with some stumbling blocks.

    You'll Learn

    All the steps I took in shaping Watershed SentinelsWho to turn to when you need input (and how they can best help you)The key questions that really matter when you’re planning a projectMy three biggest take-aways from this first part of shaping a new long-term photo project

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  • #037: The ability to push through challenges is incredibly important to a conservation photographer. The determination to get the shot against all odds is what ensures you capture something no one has seen before. The drive to look for answers and find pathways into the story even when things get hard ensures you're shedding light on every last, important detail. 

    That’s what gets photographers to the next level, taking them from average to extraordinary.

    Mac Stone is one of these next-level photographers. Focusing on the Everglades in the southeast of the United States, Mac turns his camera toward everything from snail kites to ghost orchids as he documents all things nature and wildlife in the most incredible ways. His dogged determination to get never-before-seen images is shedding light on this fascinating corner of the world.

    If you’re looking to get inspired to pick up the camera, you will definitely want to listen to this episode. Mac talks about his process in diving deep into natural history of the Everglades, the gripping stories behind his jaw-dropping images, and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

    You'll Learn

    The value of random conversations, and how they can turn into storiesThe not-so glamorous challenges behind getting the shotRecognizing that moments can happen at any time. As Mac says “The story is going to happen regardless of whether you shoot it or not.”

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  • #036: Conservation photographers tend to come from a background of wildlife or landscape photography. People photography is often either uncharted or uncomfortable territory. We feel awkward or intrusive holding a camera in front of someone, and that discomfort makes it hard to capture those decisive and emotional moments.

    Yet... every quality photo story NEEDS a human element.

    Pictures of people are what get viewers to pause, to look deeper, to connect, to ask questions that help them understand a conservation issue even more, and maybe even act on it.

    So if you’re looking to push past your discomfort and start photographing powerful people portraits, then this episode is for you. I will walk you through a building blocks style process that is going to help you to think more about how to photograph people, and about the kinds of images that will make a conservation story effective in creating change.

    You'll Learn

    A step by step process to help you become more comfortable and skilled with photographing peopleThe two core skillsets you need to capture epic portraits How restrictions (like COVID-19) can boost your skills

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  • #035: Show Notes

    When you dig into a new photography project,  you want to focus on the creative parts and do the work. You don't want to tediously plan a fundraiser or wait for grant or sponsorship money.

    Well, what if I told you that you could do both? That you could be out in the field doing what you love and creating impact, but also getting the money to take your project to the next level?

    In this episode, I’m introducing three fantastic funding tools that I use to keep my passion project overhead costs covered so that I can continue to stay active on all the other parts of the project I love.

    And the thing is, they are super easy for anyone at any skill or experience level to implement. 

    Whether you're starting your first project or are launching your fiftieth, these strategies will help you bring in some funds so you can stay focused on creativity and the project's big picture. 

    You'll Learn

    How to sell swag, without upfront costs or boxes of t-shirts and mailing supplies filling your closetA simple - and automated! - way to start selling prints and licensing imagesThe essential tool that will help you create a community of paying supportersInspiring stories of photography projects that have used these methods

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  • #034: Conservation photographers often work with clients to produce beautiful portfolios of images for marketing efforts, or professionally crafted films that explore the work of scientist, nonprofits, or businesses. It is a fairly straightforward gig. Sometimes, though, going the straightforward route means leaving a lot of important possibilities on the table.

    You can provide ohhh so much more as a creative – both in what products you actually deliver and in how those products maximize the investment your clients have made in your creative talents.

    In this episode, we’re digging into the notion of thinking “laterally” and building full packages for clients. Join Kika Tuff, founder of Impact Media Lab, who understands what it means to think laterally when working with clients, to take the time to truly understand what your client actually needs not just what they say they need, and then to design something that helps your client accomplish bigger things.

    We're not simply talking about sales strategy or products that you offer. We’re talking about HOW to think bigger in using your creativity to provide things to your clients that help them do bigger things. It's a win-win situation all the way, and Kika, who is a master at thinking laterally, is going to dig into so much detail.

    This episode is jam-packed with information, so I highly encourage you to pull out a notebook and take notes as you listen. If you are currently working in conservation photography as a side hustle, or you want to do more as a volunteer with organizations, or if you want to build up your photography business even more there's so much in this episode for you!

    You'll Learn

    What thinking laterally meansWhy looking at the bigger picture is so important for savvy strategyTips for interviewing clients to figure out what they really wantIdeas for building packages that your clients will loveInspiration for planning, pricing and more

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  • #033: As you advance as a photographer, one of the big jumps that completely transforms the quality of your images is learning to move away from shooting reactively, to shooting proactively.

    Proactive shooting changes everything about your photography, from your style to the impact of individual images. 

    See, you might be an extraordinarily talented photographer. But are you crafting stories within each frame?

    If your goal is to move past portraits, past stellar-but-standalone shots, then you have to move past shooting whatever appears out in front of you and instead shoot with intention.

    You have to move from shooting reactively to shooting proactively. And I'm going to walk you through how. 

    You'll Learn

    What reactive shooting is and how it limits youWhat proactive shooting is and how it steps up the quality and content of your imagesTwo sets of questions that are key to shooting proactively (Hint: the first set gets you thinking about the why and what, and the second set gets you thinking about the how, when and where)


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  • #032: Working in photography - no matter if you're a hobbyist or a pro - means juggling a whole lot of things.

    If you aren’t doing this full time, then you’re juggling your full-time life and your passion work. 

    If you are doing this full time, then you’re probably juggling half a dozen projects (some paying, some not) plus the business side of things. 

    And all of us have to balance all of this with a functional personal life.

    It gets messy.

    But there are great tools out there that help to keep things organized, reduce how much time you spend on tasks, and save sanity. 

    I’m outlining three of these that are essential to my business and that I’m confident will go a long way in helping you as well.


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  • #031: What stops you from starting something new?

    Is it fear, is it self-consciousness, is it uncertainty about the unknown, is it overwhelm? 

    There are a lot of things that might hold you back from doing something amazing – but none of those things stand a chance against courage, passion and resolve. Your passion for what it is you deeply want to accomplish through your work overrides your fear of doing that work. It overrides your fear of doing something new. It overrides your fear of judgment. It overrides your fear of unpredictability or uncertainty.

    Carla Rhodes discovered this recently when she launched into her very first conservation photography project. The decision changed her life forever.

    In this episode, we’re talking with Carla about how her very first conservation photography project took shape, the types of things that she was thinking as she planned it and headed out into the field, and some of the big lessons that she learned as well.

    Whether you're brand new to the field or have been working as a conservation photographer for awhile, you're going to find loads of inspiration, encouragement and joy in this interview.

    See the full details and get links to all the resources mentioned in the show notes at JaymiH.com/31

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  • #030: To put inspiration into practical use as a creative, you really have to get at the WHY behind that spark of inspiration. I’m walking you through three important questions to ask every time you’re out looking for new sources of inspiration because they’ll help you go from, "ohhhhh, hummm…" to "Ah-ha! Yes!" and send you running for your camera.

    You'll Learn: 

    The difference between inspiration and creativityHow to understand the what, why and how behind inspiration so you can develop ideas and put them into creative actionTwo underutilized yet totally useful sources for inspiration

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  • #029: It is instinctual to want to protect yourself from the tough emotions that come with this work. Trust me, I know. 

    I actively built a photo project that I thought would minimize the potential hurt that comes with advocating for wildlife. Instead, it has required me to dig deep into vulnerability, empathy, understanding, and communication with other people. 

    In this episode we take a look at the ways vulnerability actually sets you up for incredible levels of strength in your storytelling skills – both as a creative thinker behind the camera, and as an effective conservation advocate as you craft visuals that lead audiences toward solutions. 

    You'll Learn

    What vulnerability has to do with empathy and why it mattersTwo (of many) ways you can use vulnerability to growThe essential tool that can bring you back from those tough moments

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  • #028: Imagine this. You're driving down a beautiful highway. The road stretches out for miles ahead. You are filled with joy and inspiration as the music blares and the wind blasts by your open window.

    Then, red and blue lights ahead. A guy in an orange vest holds a stop sign. Road block.

    That's about what it feels like to launch into an amazing new photography project you're passionate about, only to discover a lack of financial resources to pay for it.

    All this awesome creative energy slams to a halt because you have to focus on funding. You might even question if you want to keep working on the project at all.

    YES, YOU DO! You very much do.

    The process of finding funding doesn't have to be daunting. In fact, you can break it down into three steps.

    You'll Learn

    Step 1. Tracking Opportunities
    Grants are one of the best ways to gather funding for your project. Finding them in the first place is important, sure. But even more important is having a system for tracking them so you can stay on top of due dates, requirements, and when you'll hear back.

    Step 2. Gather Your Project Materials
    Applying for a grant is not a speedy task. I don't blame you for procrastinating to the point that you're rushing to submit your application minutes before the cut-off time.

    But, there's an easier way.

    In this step I break down the essential items to have in a folder, ready to go, when a grant opportunity pops up. 

    No more last minute rushing - everything you need will be at your fingertips. 

    STEP 3: Tracking the Status
    Now that you have your foundation in place, it's time to dive into the work of completing and submitting applications.

    We dig into one powerful tool for getting applications submitted. We also dig into how (and why!) to track the status of your applications. 

    And that's it! The whole funding conundrum tackled in a three-step process.

    You can SO do this!! Blast through that road block and continue on your inspiration-filled creative journey.

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  • #27: There are certain people in this field who I think of as true leaders, and not because they're sounding a cavalry charge or heading up the keynote at every event.

    It's because they focus on their own path with such clarity, creativity, boldness and determination that they inevitably find success. And with that success, they both inspire and guide others. 

    Suzi Eszterhas is one of these incredible and invaluable leaders for conservation photographers.  

    Suzi has about a zillion gold stars on her resume, from landing cover after cover in magazines across the globe to publishing nine books with more in the works; from heading up the highly prestigious Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition, to winning her own awards in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Environmental Photographer of the Year. 

    But that's NOT what we talk about in this episode. 

    Inside all that success that Suzi has built for herself, she has simultaneously created huge successes for conservation. 

    That's what we dig into. Suzi is an amazing example of how a wildlife photographer can run a thriving business that builds conservation advocacy straight into its very structure. Conservation is not an add-on, it is part of the model itself. Through that model she's raised $200,000 and counting for conservation organizations around the globe.

    In this episode, we talk about Suzi's conservation ethos, business savvy, and how those make a winning combination.

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  • #26: Project burn-out is real. Sometimes it's a full-scale asteroid-hitting-Earth kind of burn out, and sometimes it's just that slow camp-fire-melting-into-embers kind of cool off. 

    Either way, it's disappointing. And common. And overcomable.

    A creative strategy that's talked about a lot is an inspiration board. But what isn't talked about much is how to make this strategy actually effective. 

    Because let's face it... it's easy to create it then never look at it again. And what good does that do? 

    So, let's talk about strategy!

    You'll Learn

    Choosing the right platform for your inspiration boardThe trick to sourcing images that are effective in sparking your creative driveThe simple method that makes an inspiration board actually helpful in an ongoing way

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  • #025: Ok, ok… I know that this seems dull at first glance. After all, budgets are not typically the part of the creative process that gets you leaping out of bed in the morning and running out the door to go shoot. 

    But, it is the part of the creative process that can mean being able to shoot at all. 

    When it comes to photography projects, budgets are essential – and not just for funding your work. They also allow you to see your project clearly, uncover tasks you'll need to do to hit your goal, and even allow you to talk about your project more eloquently with potential funders.

    Kind of magical, right? Most definitely. 

    But I know that the very idea of building a budget can feel like a sticking point. So I'm making it as easy on you as possible. I made you a template!  It takes a lot of the legwork out of even beginning this task.

    Download it here: JaymiH.com/25

    You'll Learn

    Why a budget is necessary for projects of every size, even small personal projectsEverything you need to have in front of you to build your budget, including your free budget template (don't worry, I'll wait here for you while you grab that…↑) and your 5 essential listsThe five core categories of a budget and the kinds of expenses you'll budget for inside of eachThe one absolutely essential line item you want to factor in for each category in your budgetOne simple trick for making sure you don't go over budget


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  • #024: Finding continued artistic creativity in a project, as well as figuring out the best ways to get the story out there, can be a challenge. What helps is looking toward those doing exactly this in a brilliant way. The Platte Basin Timelapse Project, launched and run by Mike Forsberg, is one of these ideal sources of inspiration.

    Mike is an absolute master at recognizing and photographing beautiful scenes of the every day, and his long term project documenting the Platte River over long periods of time thrives in large part on this talent, this capability, of seeing so much more than most people see when they look out their windows or as they walk along a trail.

    In this episode, Mike joins us to talk about how he has shaped his project over the years, and how his relationship to the project as well as his photographic skills come into play in his conservation messaging.

    If you’ve been thinking of starting a long term project or you’ve been working on something for awhile now, this episode is going to inspire you. Mike is full of knowledge, and his quiet, contemplative yet extremely purposeful and productive approach to his work will definitely leave a mark on you.

    You'll Learn

    How your project topic can span cultural divides, and teach you more about communication than you ever realizedHow to allow a story to take its own direction and guide you. As Mike says, “If you let them, the stories will take you where they want you to go.”How to notice the value and importance of the stories nearest to you. And how to recognize something special in the nearby: “I think all of us have something that we can call a habitat of our heart. It's the place that we feel most alive in the natural world, and there that can be almost literally right in our own backyard.”



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