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Talking Feet is a podcast brought to you by the Walking Heads team, aimed at exploring our series of audio walking tours and expanding on stories in arts, culture, history and society in Scotland with relevant experts. This podcast is produced by Inner Ear.
 
How do you elevate your photography? If you read articles, listen to photography podcasts, watch a lot Youtube videos; and you’ve attended numerous workshops and conferences; you’ve probably tried lots of techniques-different lights and lighting set ups; you've purchased a ton of gear, software, and apps; or taken to the extreme, you’ve changed camera systems. And are your photos really that much better? What if I told you that the secret to better photos isn’t in the latest gear or the late ...
 
Thirty years ago -- in the second year of our marriage -- my husband Gene and I (with our toddler Brooke in tow) took -- what turned out to be -- a glorious two month motor trip across Canada and Alaska -- starting in Quebec and winding up in British Columbia. I still smile as I think of Gene shaving in our motor home’s rear view mirror on a cool morning by a pristine lake in Yukon Territory. I still cherish the extraordinary kindness of a farmer in Saskatchewan who rescued us from a ditch w ...
 
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Episode 12. How to Have Successful Photo Shoots Without Your Own Studio. In this week's episode we talk about an issue that many photographers face: How to produce successful professional-style photo shoots if you simply do not have a space. Necessity isn't called the mother of invention without good reason. When you want to do something badly enou…
 
Episode 11. In this week's episode we go behind the scenes of a recent photo shoot that just sort of happened. In one of my most successful photo shoots, we look at the elements that came together to create the perfect storm: Preparedness, Professionalism, Killer Attitude, and Confidence on the part of the client, the makeup artist, and the photogr…
 
Episode 10: Have you ever thought about how much money you spend on photography education...and why? In this week's episode we discuss how to get the most out of your photography education, who to follow and why, putting a limit on how much you spend on monthly subscriptions, and the criteria you should use in deciding which educators you should pa…
 
Episode 9. In the "Know Your Camera" series that will be intertwined between regular episodes, we take a deep dive into understanding the basics of our cameras. Why? Even if you are familiar with the basic functions, sometimes there are little nuggets that change our understanding or we just need to hear something or talk about a topic we haven't a…
 
Episode 8. Organization of every part of your photography life is key to success as well as minimizing your stress. It also makes a heck of an impression on your team and your clients because nothing says amateur like disorganization or frequently searching for gear or for something you know you wrote down somewhere. Organization is an essential pa…
 
Episode 7. In this week's episode we take a look at how to map your portrait photoshoot in order to create a seamless workflow for the client, the team, and for the photographer. Those annoying minute details that we dread taking care of before a shoot can make all the difference between a quality experience for everyone involved and a series of ch…
 
In Episode 6, I take you behind the scenes from the day of my first conversation with my client to the day of her photo shoot. In this episode you'll hear intimate details of this process from our first discussion through details related to getting the shoot set up in the studio. You'll get the low-down on what happened, what should have happened, …
 
Episode 5. If you want better photographs the 2 tools we talk about in this episode will get you there so much faster. These 2 tools, the X-rite color checker and the light meter, are essential for accurate colors, white balance, and desired lighting in your portrait photography. For all the money photographers spend on gear, presets, videos, webin…
 
Episode 4. In this week's episode we dive into why it's critical for photographers to do their homework when it comes to shooting at venues and especially when shooting at houses of worship. We talk about how to avoid becoming a disruptor by knowing the rules. We also talk about the need for awareness of guidelines, permits, and required permission…
 
Episode 2. In this episode we talk about several different ways to find the right model for your photoshoot including traditional methods such as: Friends and family Professional modeling schools Modeling agencies Then we move to the power of social media that provides the potential for rapid response and the ability to view several profiles in a s…
 
Episode #1. Welcome to Clued Up with Maria B: The BTS Photography Podcast. In this episode I introduce you to the 5 Pillars to building Quality Portrait Photoshoots that will influence what goes on BTS before you ever hit the shutter and will not only change but elevate your photography. If you’re like most photographers you’ve spent a lot of money…
 
How do you take better photos? How do you elevate your photography? If you read most articles, listen to photography podcasts, watch a lot Youtube videos, and you’ve attended numerous workshops and conferences, you’ve probably tried lots of techniques, different lights and lighting set ups, purchased a plethora of gear, software, and apps, or taken…
 
Welcome to the Walking Heads Talking Feet podcast. We’ve been pretty quiet over the last few months but we’ve been busy plotting out the year ahead and take the podcast across Scotland. We have also been working alongside friends and creatives in the podcast community to help develop new strands & content, which we will hopefully be previewing in t…
 
For our 9th episode, we invited two locally based DJ/Producers into the studio - Rebecca Vasmant and Patrick Pothul. Rebecca juggles a busy DJ schedule with a slot on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM and production with Scottish National Jazz Orchestra trombonist Chris Greive in Glasgow Jazz Experiment. Patrick also DJ’s regularly across Glasgow and …
 
In our 8th episode, the Talking Feet team is joined by fellow podcasters Halina & Phoebe from PodcART. They host the New Music podcast together and are very active within music in Glasgow but inhabit different areas of the community. In this episode, Halina & Phoebe opened up about where their music experiences in Glasgow began, where they are now …
 
In this seventh episode, the Talking Feet team captures the conversation between by Robert Kilpatrick of the Scottish Music Industry Association and SAY Award, and Stina Tweeddale from the band Honeyblood. Bringing together the perspectives of an industry professional and a performing artist, we get an informative and engaging glance at how the mus…
 
In this sixth episode, the Talking Feet team tells the untold story of Edinburgh’s live music scene with Stephen Allen of the National Museum of Scotland and Jonathan Trew from Glasgow and Edinburgh Music Tours. We explore both the RipItUp exhibition at NMS, the new Edinburgh Music Tour and their aim to reveal hidden or forgotten stories of Edinbur…
 
In this fifth episode, the Talking Feet team has been exploring the exciting creative community activism that’s gaining strength in Edinburgh, and throughout Scotland. We’ve been enjoying that spirit in the live music scene in Glasgow but for latest episodes we ventured east to find out what’s going on in Edinburgh. We met up with Andy Summers and …
 
In this forth episode, we are joined by Catriona Reilly and Fraser Bone. They both DJ regularly in Glasgow but across the UK, promote club nights, run radio shows on local independent station Subcity Radio and very active in the LGBTQ+ community in the city. On top of all this, they both work in venues in Glasgow - Cat is the booker at Stereo on Re…
 
In this third episode, we celebrate the 6th Birthday of the Walking Heads Glasgow Music Tour by going back to where it all began. The tour was launched in January 2012 at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, with tour guides and hosts, Dougal Perman and Jim Gellatly. So to celebrate, it seemed fitting to head down to the venue and catch up with two guys who know…
 
In this second episode, we invited two local artists with common ground to share their experiences with music in Glasgow. We were joined by Darren McGarvey, who performs under the name Loki, to have a chat with rising talent, Joe Heron, known to many as Shogun. We will hear about early gigs, influential venues and look at not only the common ground…
 
In this first episode, we are joined by Jm Gellatly who leads the Glasgow Music Tour. No one knows the new music scene better, but we've often wondered where Jim's relationship with city's music scene began? He joined Dougal Perman in the Inner Ear studio to talk about Glasgow music. Together, they explore what makes Glasgow a music city and visit …
 
In this final episode in the series, Donna recalls savored moments from nine years of life with her sibling pair of Old English Sheepdogs. In the first segment, we walk with her through the love-at-first-sight day of Mac and Molly’s adoption to M&M’s abysmal performances in puppy kindergarten. We hear about the dogs’ tug-of-warring with and trashin…
 
Gary 'Montana' Robert is a multi-award-winning stuntman and stunt coordinator who has worked on more than 700 TV shows and films from CHiPs and The Dukes of Hazzard to Forrest Gump, Platoon, Underworld, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Fast and Furious. In this episode, we’ll hear from Gary "Montana" Robert about life in stunt work and li…
 
Mark Twain wisely noted that: "twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." In this episode, Donna will share some of what it can be like to answer the call of, wh…
 
Regarded as one of the rarest birds in the world, the California Condor is the largest land bird in North America with a wingspan of up to 9 ½ feet and a weight of up to 23 pounds. At one point, only 22 of these magnificent creatures remained in the world. Now, through Herculean efforts in reintroduction, there are more than 400 and more than 70 of…
 
There is no such thing as a typical day for a wildlife biologist especially for one whose 'office' is Grand Canyon National Park. A day’s agenda might find you discouraging a bobcat kitten from 'entertaining' hikers along Bright Angel Trail OR studying Mexican Spotted Owls deep in the Canyon OR helping native fish species reach recovery in the wate…
 
Two-thirds of Americans and Europeans won’t ever live where they can see the Milky Way- their own galaxy, their own solar system- because two-thirds no longer experience real night- that is, real darkness- and nearly every person in the world lives in areas considered polluted by light. In this episode of On the Road with Mac and Molly, we hear fro…
 
The Adventures of Salt and Soap at Grand Canyon is the true story of two puppies who wandered into the Canyon and maneuvered their way into some great escapades--multiple rim-to-river hikes, a white-water rafting trip, and even a helicopter ride-all while ultimately snuggling their ways into park rangers’ hearts. The author of this charming book fo…
 
Four kittens. A crumbling English cottage. One touching tale of life in the British countryside. In Paw Prints at Owl Cottage, the sequel by Denis O’Connor to Paw Prints in the Moonlight, the author tenderly and humorously charts the ups and downs of days shared with feline companions. In his first book, then bachelor Denis detailed his life with h…
 
In this episode, Donna chats with Kathryn Bertok, Curator of Animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue. The 55-acre Pittsboro, North Carolina facility has more than 70 animals in its care including tigers, binturongs, lions, cougars, bobcats, caracals, kinkajous, ocelots and servals. The organization is working toward the day when wildcats are not owned by …
 
Donna chats with Rebecca Cagle, life coach and author of Grieving the Loss of Your Pet and Grieving the Loss of Your Horse. In this program, they discuss grieving the loss of a pet through trauma or illness; through natural causes - old age; through euthanasia; through loss in the event of theft or a pet’s wandering away or when a pet has to be giv…
 
In this episode of On the Road with Mac and Molly, Donna chats with Karen Johnson, Director of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center and longtime friend of the Schulz family. We hear about the Peanuts Gang, its creator and the museum. And then we center, most especially, on all things Snoopy from his doghouse decor (a pool table, Wyeths …
 
In this week's episode, the focus is on the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program, which is operated under the umbrella of Monty's Home, a North Carolina-based organization that was inspired into being by the love and generous spirit of Monty, a dearly loved therapy dog and canine star who brought sunshine into the lives of many. After Monty succumbed …
 
After ministering to those shaken by the bombings along the route of the Boston Marathon, specially trained therapy dogs have been deployed to help those struggling to recover from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Donna speaks with Tim Hetzner, who is leading the team in West, Texas and who was also on the team deployed to Boston. Tim…
 
In this episode, Donna adds a third installment to her occasional series on Threats to Pets. In earlier episodes, we heard from veterinarytoxicologist Sharon Gwaltney-Brant and San Antonio veterinarian Rae Dishinger about dangers associated with external and internal parasites; infectious diseases; insects, wildlife; plants; and toxins. Donna's gue…
 
In this episode, The Wild Life: Surprise Encounters, Donna, author of the forthcoming book, Rubber Hobos, shares stories from some of her adventures with wild animals. She takes you from a watering hole and savanna in Zimbabwe to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, from the pine flatwoods and forested wetlands of Florida to the middle of Death Valley.…
 
Of the 56,000 animals that came into city shelters in Los Angeles last year, 17,000 were killed. A newly-formed coalition, led by the Best Friends Animal Society wants to reduce that number - within the next five years - to zero. In this episode, Donna chats with Francis Battista, one of the founders of the Best Friends Animal Society. This highly …
 
In this episode Donna visits with Kitty Terry, Executive Director of the internationally-known, Birmingham, Alabama-based animal-assisted therapy organization, Hand in Paw. HIP, founded in 1996, provides professionally trained animal-assisted therapy teams to help people heal physically and emotionally. These 120+ teams (which are made up entirely …
 
In the second episode of a multi-part series on animals and art-making, Donna visits with Tifane Grayce, author of Fur in My Paint. Pictured and profiled in this full-color, hardcover, high-gloss coffee table book is the work of art-making creatures from scorpions to beaded lizards, from macaws to elephants, from rhinos to gorillas, from sea lions …
 
In this episode, Donna launches into a new series on animals and art-making. Her first chat is with Ken Lytwyn, Curator of Marine Mammals at the Oregon Coast Aquarium Their focus: Lea, Max and Quill, the facility’s resident sea lion artists that paint on canvases using their flippers and mouth-held brushes. Ken describes each one's temperaments and…
 
In this episode Donna visits with Nevada Barr, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Anna Pigeon mystery series. The Rope, Nevada's 17th book featuring the crime-solving park ranger, Anna, has just been released. The New York Times has called the Pigeon series, "Thrilling!" USA Today has deemed Nevada's books, "Extraordinary!" And the Boston Glo…
 
In this episode, Donna visits with Catherine Powers, Animal Control Officer for Curry County on the southern coast of Oregon. From a heart filled with passion and compassion, Catherine tells us how she was drawn into this work. We hear about the wide range of responsibilities that rest on the shoulders of animal control officers. Catherine’s duties…
 
In this episode, Donna visits Gold Beach, Oregon to take a 104-mile jet boat trip on the rugged Rogue River. She learns that the company serving up the adventure -- Jerry’s Rogue Jets -- now Oregon’s only mail boat outfit, has come a long way since the days of pike poles and sails. Jerry’s shallow-draft, jet-propelled vessels can carry 38 to 65 pas…
 
The North American Gray Wolf has been protected by the Endangered Species Act since shortly after the law was passed in 1973. But now, in an unprecedented move, Congress has delisted the Gray Wolf in Idaho, Montana and parts of three other states. The action is being challenged in court by environmental groups but, at this moment, wolf hunting seas…
 
In this episode of On the Road with Mac and Molly, Donna chats with artist and full-time RVer Debra Goode. The two discuss what it’s like spending all your days on the road, what inspires the artwork, and what makes a good subject for an artistic rendering. Debbie explains why her focus is on pets and wildlife and details how she sees and how she c…
 
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