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57. John Stanmeyer: National Geographic Photographer on the Power of 'I Don't Know' and the Beginner's Mind, Putting Down the Camera, and Perfect Travel Coffee

March 06, 2024
57. John Stanmeyer: National Geographic Photographer on the Power of 'I Don't Know' and the Beginner's Mind, Putting Down the Camera, and Perfect Travel Coffee
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57. John Stanmeyer: National Geographic Photographer on the Power of 'I Don't Know' and the Beginner's Mind, Putting Down the Camera, and Perfect Travel Coffee
Mar 06, 2024

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John Stanmeyer is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and educator, dedicated to social, humanitarian, and political issues that define our times. For more than than 20 years, John has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic Magazine, producing more than 18 stories, resulting in more than 14 covers. Between the years of 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for TIME magazine. His years with TIME resulted in 18 cover images and 100 plus stories. 

John is the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa Award, Magazine Photographer of the Year, and the World Press Photo of the year, among others. 

Topics Richard and John discuss:

• A start in fashion photography - a failure?
• Biggest lesson learned while working with National Geographic
• How much preparation and research is enough?
• The power of "I Don't Know"
• Seeing with a child's mind
• "I'm bored with photography"
• How to reset when not inspired
• Putting down the camera
• Meeting Mother Teresa
• The perfect travel coffee
• Travel accessories

And much more.

Notable Links:

John Stanmeyer Website
John Stanmeyer Instagram

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John Stanmeyer is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and educator, dedicated to social, humanitarian, and political issues that define our times. For more than than 20 years, John has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic Magazine, producing more than 18 stories, resulting in more than 14 covers. Between the years of 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for TIME magazine. His years with TIME resulted in 18 cover images and 100 plus stories. 

John is the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa Award, Magazine Photographer of the Year, and the World Press Photo of the year, among others. 

Topics Richard and John discuss:

• A start in fashion photography - a failure?
• Biggest lesson learned while working with National Geographic
• How much preparation and research is enough?
• The power of "I Don't Know"
• Seeing with a child's mind
• "I'm bored with photography"
• How to reset when not inspired
• Putting down the camera
• Meeting Mother Teresa
• The perfect travel coffee
• Travel accessories

And much more.

Notable Links:

John Stanmeyer Website
John Stanmeyer Instagram

*****

This episode was brought to you by Luminar Neo.

Powered by AI technologies, Luminar Neo streamlines the editing process and provides everything you could possibly need to get photos that will look amazing on the screen and in print. Luminar Neo was designed for both hobbyists and pros and includes cutting-edge editing tools - all in one intuitive and easy-to-use app.

Luminar uses generative AI to intelligently analyze your photos and erase distracting elements in your compositions, add realistic objects that seamlessly blend into the background, or expand the frame in any direction. If that's not your thing, Luminar is still one of the most powerful photo editors for natural and realistic images too. Luminar Neo has all the features you need to enhance your images with precision and ease. 

You can use Luminar Neo as a standalone app on your PC or Mac computer or as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, so you can keep your existing workflow.

Learn more about Luminar Neo and how it can amplify your creative vision for your photos  by visiting skylum.com.

*****

This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.

Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.

And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.
beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10

Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.