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087 – Photographers Taking Advantage

Have you noticed that there has been an uptick of photographers taking advantage of other photographers over the last few years. Perhaps the pandemic has brought out the worst in some folks, but it feels like there are certainly more cases of photographers mistreating their fellow creatives in recent months.

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On this episode of the Nerdy Photographer Podcast, I am joined by Steven Van Elk, co-host of the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast, to talk about this unsettling trend.

From tagging all the members in online photo groups in a bid to sell products to asking photographers to contribute their photos to commercial projects for free, has the quest for more money and fame made photographers more likely to step on their peers to get ahead?

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Are Photographers Taking Advantage of Other Photographers More Often These Days?

Do you feel that more and more photographers are using other photographers for their own personal gain? Is “influencer culture” to blame? How do we solve this issue?

Let us know what you think on social media – you can find us on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Reddit or in our Nerdy Photographer Facebook Group.

About My Guest

Photographer Steven Van Elk from the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast

Steven Van Elk is a wedding photographer and one half of the Wedding Photo Hangover Podcast.

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“The Wedding Photo Hangover is the finest in phototainment. We are an irreverent look at photography. The podcast and blog are designed to give photographers a place to decompress and laugh at the horrors of running their own small businesses before the stress wholly crushes them. We also have a corresponding Facebook group for photographers to find support, share funny stories, and get help from other photographers.”

About the Host

Casey Fatchett has created timeless images for his clients for more than twenty years. Whether for weddings, corporate events and headshots, natural portraiture, or fine art landscapes, Casey makes dynamic photos that tell his client’s stories.

Want to see Casey’s work? View his wedding photography portfolio or his galleries for corporate events and headshot photography on his websites. View his most recent work on Instagram.

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