KyleWith: Podcast Update

 

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This is just an update on the state of the KyleWith Podcast update. Don’t worry, it is not going anywhere.

Sponsoring

First and for most I’m looking for a new sponsor. All audio files are hosted with a special Podcast Host for maximum quality, but there is also a monthly cost. There is also a percentage of my website hosting that can be attributed to this podcast as it is one of the biggest referrals to my site. On top of that I spend just over two hours an episode, recording, processing and posting. I love doing these types of projects and would try to do it without help, but at the same time I would like to break even on my costs.

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the KyleWith Podcast please contact me. I’m offering a 60 second slot within each episode going forward, talking about you or your business. I am also offering an ad spot or link mention within the Podcast episode post on KyleWith.com.

Subscription or Donate

If you don’t want to sponsor an entire show, but still believe in what I am doing, there are a couple of ways you can help. The first option is a monthly subscription and the second is a one time donation. I would be extremely thankful for either option. Both options are through Paypal’s Secure Payment system, and there is also an option to pay without a Paypal account.


   

Coming Soon

As I mention in this episode, the reason for no shows recently is because I’m in the midst of moving. I had to take down my mixing board and mic, so no shows could be done. I’m hoping by next week I’ll be up and running again (with a sponsor by then… hint hint) with another great show. I have 5 photographers in mind to talk to and will be contacting them in the near future.
I apologize for being so blunt about asking for a sponsorship, but I want to continue delivering these great episodes showcasing Northern – and some southern – talent. If you have any ideas for me, please feel free to contact me

KyleWith: Photographer Kyle Marquardt

 

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Don’t let the fact I butchered his last name stop you from checking out Kyle Marquardt’s work, because it is quite good. Kyle, like many photographers I have talked to, discovered his interest in photography at a young age. For Kyle it was high school. He tells me he took pictures of everything and had his camera with him everywhere. After high school he decided to pursue it further and go to Ryerson University in Toronto for Photography.

Kyle’s career started out much like anyone else’s that would want to get into professional photography at a young age, he became an assistant. Whether for a wedding shoot or in a studio, he would be there helping. He also tells me in the show, that a large part of learning was making mistakes and he did make some along his way.

Apkatok Island

So how did Kyle end up going to the Arctic, Antarctica and around the world? Well it all started with a Travel Company he volunteered at. He would make them slideshows and edit their photos, but eventually they saw his potential and offered him a trip to the Canadian Arctic, so off he went. Then of course one thing lead to another, which he explain in full detail in the show.

If you ask Kyle what makes him think of “warm and fuzzy”, he’ll probably tell you his over 50,000 Google Plus followers. He is extremely humble about the attention and makes the daily effort to post a photo across all networks. For him the Social Networks are a great way to get his photos out there, but also a good learning tool to get people feedback.  He is also more than willing to teach what he has learned and often has a Photoshop tutorial on his blog for others to use.

It was a real pleasure talking with, Calgary based Photographer, Kyle Marquardt. He is on a journey that is exciting and he is earning it. To hear all this and more, be sure to listen to this episode.

Be sure to check out his website/blog, Facebook Page, Twitter and of course Google Plus.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes or by Email here.

Don’t forget if you know someone doing something interesting (or another photographer or yourself) send me their info, I want to talk to them!

KyleWith: Painter Robbie Craig

 

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Robbie Craig’s Northern Projects were first introduced to me by mutual friend Dave Brosha. Robbie’s art can be classed as impressionism, which is very similar to well-known artist Graeme Shaw. He says though that his paintings are more abstract with lots of bold colours. Robbie likes to describe it as funky and wild.

Robbie Craig - The Three of Me

6 years ago Robbie and his wife moved to the Northwest Territories, to the community of Wekweeti. There he and his wife managed the school for a year, before moving to Behchoko to also work in the local school. They have been there since, but as of June of 2011 moved right into Yellowknife as they were expecting their first child and since the painting sales had started to pick up.

Like many others that I have talked with, Robbie’s art is his passion and was a hobby before anything else. He explains to me in more detail in the show that he needed a hobby when not working during the long winter nights, out in Behchoko. That was when he rediscovered his passion for painting.

Since then his art has really taken off. He has sold many of his paintings and even taught a course at one of the Diamond Mines north of Yellowknife. Robbie talks about so much more in the show about what and who inspires him, how he creates a painting and what is in the future. So be sure to listen.

The Show

This Thursday, December 8th, Robbie will be having a show in joint with one of his inspirations, Graeme Shaw, at Visual Effects in Yellowknife. Facebook Event here. He will be featuring some work that has yet to be seen, so it promises to be a good show. You should go.

Be sure to check out Robbie’s website and his Facebook Page.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes or by Email here.

Don’t forget if you know someone doing something interesting (or another photographer or yourself) send me their info, I want to talk to them!

KyleWith: Photographer Dave Brosha

 

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Dave Brosha is one of the photographers I have always looked up to. I taught me the basics of photography; knowledge which I use everyday. So why I find he such a great photographer is not only that he is a great photographer, but also that he is willing to teach those who want to learn.

Photo by: Pablo Saravanja

Dave’s adventure started in the Resolute Bay, which is in the Canadian Arctic, where he wanted to started taking picture to showcase to his family back home. His photography slowly progressed and he also moved to Yellowknife, NT. He realized it was a passion and his and wanted to pursue it. He slowly took on clients and built up his name while still having the stability of a 9-to-5 job. Finally he took the plunge one day and quit his job and started doing photography full-time, he hasn’t looked back since.

Nowadays, Dave isn’t limited to Yellowknife, where he and his family lives. He has traveled as far north as Alert, as south Australia and has been to Egypt twice. He has traveled to these places on writing assignments for magazines or to document a friend living an adventure. He makes the point those that he is very fortunate to have the opportunities that he has had.

365 Project / A Year In 5 Minutes from Dave Brosha on Vimeo.

We go much more into detail about how his business grew and where he has been in the show. Dave also shares with me what is in his bag and who inspires him. So be sure to listen.

Be sure to check out his website and his blog and is ever-growing Facebook Page.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes or by Email here.

Don’t forget if you know someone doing something interesting (or another photographer or yourself) send me their info, I want to talk to them!

KyleWith: Designer Janet Pacey

 

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Janet Pacey is a designer, a graphic designer, a print designer and just a creative person. This local of Yellowknife has recently moved from her house to her very own office in downtown Yellowknife.

Janet Pacey by Pat Kane Photo

Janet has a wide variety of work, one of the most notable is her stuffed animals called Ptarmi. They were created from a cartoon she created based on the arctic chicken, the ptarmigan. Ptarmi took off from Yellowknife and has been seen around the world. Janet tells me how Ptarmi got its start and where it is going. Possibly another character will be coming to life.

As our conversation continued we get onto the topic of business. Janet wasn’t always a small business owner so she reflects on what it took her to make the switch, as well as offers advice for those who are thinking about starting their own business.

She has a successful stuffed animal, amazing art and a wide variety of clients she loves working with, she also has a wicked sense of humour. Janet Pacey is a smart lady and she shares some good information that we can all use going forward.

Be sure to check out her website and like his page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes or by Email here.

Don’t forget if you know someone doing something interesting (or another photographer or yourself) send me their info, I want to talk to them!

KyleWith: Photojournalist Pat Kane

 

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Pat Kane is an Editorial Photographer for the Yellowknife based UpHere Magazine and has been for the last 6 years. He tells me he comes from an artsy family, but it wasn’t until in college that he really got into photography. He was in college to become a reporter with the hope of writing for a magazine when his interest in photography came about.

Pat Kane Photo

After getting an internship with a Sports Photography company and later taking a job with them, Pat moved up to Yellowknife to work with UpHere Magazine and now has seen most of the Arctic. Depending on the assignment, Pat has gone to different communities to document the people and the culture. He calls him self a generalist photographer, but that hasn’t stopped him from producing great photos, and says his favourite type of photography is probably editorial portraits.

Recently Pat is working on a project with Yellowknife filmmaker Jay Bulckaert. It is a documentary and photo essay on the famous Range Street which is located in Yellowknife. They plan on showcasing the Photos and Film for everyone to once they complete the project.

Other links from the show:

Be sure to check out his website and like his page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes or by Email here.

Don’t forget if you know someone doing something interesting (or another photographer or yourself) send me their info, I want to talk to them!

KyleWith: Photographer Karl Johnston

 

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Adventure Model - North Slave Region
Karl Johnston first caught my attention with his amazing shots of the Aurora in the area of Fort Smith, NWT. Since then I have watch his career as a Photographer grow.

During our conversation Karl and I talked about how in the last couple years he was worked towards supporting himself a photographer and proper marketing. Even though it can be very difficult, Karl has set out to make sure he is selling his prints. His prints can be seen in Fort Smith, Yellowknife and more to come.

A recent project that Karl has been working on is combining the natural beauty of the Fort Smith, NWT area and the beauty of a human. Check out some his latest work on his website and hear more about Karl, the project, what inspires him and what is next in this episode.

Be sure to check out his website and like his page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes or by Email here.

Don’t forget if you know someone doing something interesting (or another photographer or yourself) send me their info, I want to talk to them!

KyleWith: Alexander Legaree

 

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World on Fire (2011).

Coal Photography

Coal Photography first came to my attention just after he was up in Kugluktuk taking photos with Dave Brosha. Since then I have been glued to the photos the man behind the name, Alexander Legaree, has produced. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to get him on the line and talk about his photography.

Alexander calls the NWT home and has for many years, but not only that, he calls it his inspiration for photography. Ever since the age of 4, Alexander his been into photography, but it really became a passion when he was living in Sweden in 2003. He says “I haven’t looked back since” and his photos show that. Alexander also shares with me he favourite genre of photography, who inspires him and what he is up to next, all in the show.

I highly recommend everyone check out his website and like his page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes or by Email here.

Don’t forget if you know someone doing something interesting (or another photographer or yourself) send me their info, I want to talk to them!

KyleWith: Nancy Zimmerman

 

I started following Nancy (@MoneyCoach) on twitter in 2009 and since then she has been a huge inspiration for me and has always encourage me to go further and keep doing what I’m doing. But before I met Nancy and before she moved to Yellowknife, she started a Money Coaching business, called Your Money by Design.

In Vancouver she would help people understand their finance better, but that was soooo 1.0, now YMbD is about to launch 2.0 and will be totally ONLINE. Nancy explains to me in the show how she became to be MoneyCoach and how YMbD 2.0 works.

To top it all off, she will be having a Virtual Launch Party, yes I said Virtual and Launch Party. September 10. All the details will be on here blog at NancyZimmerman.com

Be sure to also Like her Facebook Page and Mine as well – don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes.

KW25: Google+ Photography and Accountability

 

Well this is an impromptu little episode of my newly named KyleWith show.  In this episode:

Photography

I talk about my journey to find my niche in the photography world. I mention how I still haven’t found my style and don’t mind. I’m always looking for new ways to learn.

Google+ for Photographers

One of those ways to learn is through Google Plus. It is full of a lot of great content for photographers at all levels.

Social Accountability

Finally I switch topics and go back to the Social Media. You know the whole do as I say, not as I do rant. All I’m saying is, if you want to get into Social Media, you (we) need to be accountable.

That is all for now. Remember I need people to come on this show with me. Invite them, send them my way.