I’m sorry it has been such a long time since I put out an episode. The end of 2015 got a little chaotic, and I haven’t gotten one together until now. Between some personal things going on and work, I didn’t do much pod-casting. I hope I’m back in the groove now. Since the last episode, I’ve been thinking about changes to the podcast. Instead of solely doing interviews with photographers about their competition images, I’d like to have some episodes focusing on techniques and other competition topics.

In this episode, I Interview Steve Kelly. Steve has worked at American Color Imaging for almost 30 years. American Color, or ACI, is a huge supporter of professional photographers. I’ve known Steve for several years, and I am honored to call him a friend. I wanted to talk to him about printing for competition.

As always, feel free to give ratings and comments on iTunes or leave comments on the show notes site, too. If you’ve got questions, you can post them on site or via twitter using #12elements.

Show Update

Sorry for the bit of inconsistency in getting episodes out. The recent IPC was causing me some scheduling issues and affected different, scheduled guests. I’m glad to see that we are approaching our 1000th download for the show. It seems to be resonating with you, the listeners. I want you to find value and interesting stories with each episode. If you have guests¬† you’d like to hear on the show, please let me know and I will work on getting them on the show. Also, if you have topics or questions, forward them on, too.

Interview with Toni Harryman

I interview master photographer Toni Harryman of Johnson Photography in Norwalk, IA. I’ve known Toni for several years. She was the Profesional Photographers of Iowa president when I joined PPIowa. Toni has been one of the great advocates of print competition I’ve met. She always seems to be helping photographers get started with and to grow in print competition. I have been trying for awhile to get her on the podcast, and it finally worked out for her to join us to talk about how to started and tips for you.

Make sure you get out Toni’s website to see her work and contact her.

Comments on iTunes

Remember to go to iTunes and leave comments and rate this show. I’ve found that an iTunes comment can take up to 48 to appear, so don’t worry if they don’t show right away. Also, if you’d like other options for listening to the podcast, let me know, there seem to be new ways to listen to podcasts all the time.

If you have competition prints that have merited, especially at 2015 IPC, I would love to talk to you about them on a future episode. You can contact me through this website or via email at the12elements@mark-oehler.com.

Upcoming Episodes

Watch for the following future guests on podcast. Remember, you can subscribe on iTunes to automatically get new episodes.

  • Dennis Hammon
  • Mark Bortz

This episode features a Larry Lourcey interview in the premiere episode for the podcast. I saw Larry speak a couple years ago at our state convention. One of the things he covered was the 12 Elements of the Non-Merit image. It is pretty insightful stuff and I thought you’d love to hear it, too.

Larry hails from Dallas, TX, is a member of the IPC committee, and his work has appeared on the cover of Professional Photographer magazine and he completed a gallery art show this past year. Check out Larry’s website to see more of his amazing work.

As you’ll here on the podcast, Larry generously shared a coupon code for his Print Competition 101 DVD. Use the coupon code HELP25 to save 25% off the regular price. This is a limited time, so you need to order early to benefit from the code.