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FSB095: Anna Kuperberg

November 19, 2009

Every now and then I get a show where the conversation flows so naturally and is so engrossing, I lose track of time and don’t want to stop. Today’s interview with Anna Kuperberg was such an interview (thus the hour+ long episode). But, don’t let the length scare you. I have no doubt you’ll savor every second of this wonderful interview, in fact, you’ll probably be wanting more.

Anna covers the whole gamut. Born to Polish parents (it was her first language) who emigrated to Houston, TX, then moved to Auburn, AL when she was very young. Eventually moving to the St. Louis, MO area where she attended college. Anna was voted this year by American Photo as one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world, and is by far one of the most successful photographers in the San Francisca Bay Area. Anna talks about what it was like getting a degree in photography but not learning the business side. (That was something she had to learn on her own, which she’s glad she did). We have a wonderful discussion about improvisational jazz as an analogy for photography, which leads to a fun tangent about my stint as a swing dancer (don’t worry, I tie it back into the interview quite nicely). We talk about living in the south, why immigrants make terrific photographers, how she improves her craft, using social media effectively, how the switch to digital has affected her work and business, and her take on the use of Photoshop and other such tools. (You may be surprised at the information she shares). From the funny anecdotes to the insightful advice, this is an interview that will inspire you.

Next week we have a Thanksgiving Day special. Another thoroughly engrossing conversation with a real “rock star” photographer, Gabrielle Geiselman, photographer for such groups as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, and Marilyn Manson. You definitely do not want to miss what Gabrielle has to say.

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  1. November 26, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    great show guys! thanks for the interview.
    Ron i think you should put more links to the different things you guys talk about in the show.
    links to the bands, links to the photographers etc.
    better show notes please!

  2. November 26, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Hey Ron, thanks for the quick reply! And i feel you man!
    maybe we need to start "crowd sourcing" the show notes…
    here in the comments we could add in links and such?

  3. December 3, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I've been dying to hear this interview and I can't get it to load on Anna's blog, your blog or on iTunes. I'm on a Mac Pro and have other podcasts on iTunes that I listen to weekly. Any hints on how I can get to listen to this please? I'm so excited to hear it!

  4. December 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Won't load. Would love to hear it as I'm a fan of Anna's work. Any ideas?

  5. December 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    As of this morning the podcast server is back up. Try again.

  6. December 4, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    still not loading…

    • December 6, 2009 at 7:34 pm

      Episodes 90-96 of were somehow deleted from my server. I'm re-uploading. Hopefully that'll fix the problem. Stay tuned…

  7. December 5, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks so much for the great interview… I love Anna's work… especially her work of dogs…

  8. December 6, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for the great interview!!!

  9. December 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    really loved the interview!!

  10. December 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Great interview! Thanks for asking the question about the little boy on the pillow, I was just looking at that one last night on Anna's site, love it!

    • December 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

      Glad you liked it Meg. Anna was such a joy to interview.

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