5 Podcasts to keep photographers and creatives inspired

  • 5 podcasts to keep photographers and creatives inspired by Tarah Beaven

Need to get inspired, motivated and uplifted?

Look no further than the tips of your fingers to hear the stories from some of the world’s most prominent and inspiring people.

Welcome to the world of podcasts conveniently accessible on your cell phone or computer.

Years ago I stopped listening to the radio. I was over it. The stations played the same songs over and over and over again. And the commercials were insufferable.

After finding myself thoroughly annoyed by the lack of radio entertainment I simply switched it off and sat in silence. That was until I discovered the vast world of podcasts.

And now I’m addicted. Being able to listen to the stories of some of the worlds most inspiring and profound thinkers, doers and creatives was like sitting on the couch having coffee with some of the most accomplished people in the world.

But only I’m not on their couch, I’m driving to a photo shoot, going for a run or doing chores. And the best part is I get to decide what I need most in the moment to fill my soul.

Specifically, I listen to podcasts for photographers or that relate to my creativity or business acumen. I love having access to some of the greatest, most gifted and successful people in the world who are selflessly sharing their tips, journeys and insights.

These are five podcasts for photographers and creatives that will keep you inspired, motivated and uplifted:

1. The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show

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From photography to business to creativity, Chase covers it all. It’s a perfect mix of right-brain, left-brain content.

When he first started the podcast he mostly interviewed other photographers (he’s a photographer himself) but as his show grew so did his roster. Now you can hear from the greats such as best selling authors, Oscar winners, Pulitzer prize winners and elite entrepreneurs.

What are you waiting for?!

2. GaryVee Audio Experience

the gary vee audio experience

If you haven’t heard of Gary Vaynerchuk then drop what you’re doing right now and check this guy out. Gary Vaynerchuk is a digital media guru, author and businessman who has the chops, knowledge and expertise to throw down.

The first time I listened to one of his episodes I was completely disgusted with him. He interrupts people (majorly interrupts), cusses like a sailor and can be terse. But his content is really compelling and perfect for someone needing a good kick in the pants. He speaks in terms people can understand and is completely transparent and most of all authentic.

I love that he’s a high level thinker and leader but is able to give people tactical advice too. Listening to his main key talking points over and over will keep you focused and thinking about your digital media efforts (hello social media!). If you love, live and want to learn all things digital media, this podcast is for you.

3. Lewis Howes

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Lewis was one of the first podcast shows I listened to. His podcast is all about interviewing the most influential business people, top athletes and A-list celebrities. His show is really focused on digging into the minds of the greats to see what inspiring nuggets they can share about their journey and what they learned along the way.

I love that there’s also a holistic / self-improvement vibe in his podcasts. He touches on meditation and healthy living – he was a former All American after all (college athlete all star).

4. Creatively Unscripted

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Hosted by two of Clickin Mom’s very own, the amazing photographers Elena Blair and Candice Zugich cover everything from the business side of photography to the creative.

The hosts have aired just one season of the podcast that has 12 episodes. Perfect for binge listening and to get inspired by these two talented photographers.

5. Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

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If you’re a creative then you’ve probably read Gilbert’s book “Big Magic.” Gilbert’s podcast was inspired from her book and she put her written words into action.

The podcast is geared towards helping aspiring artists to create joyfully and break free of ruts. She has experts on the show who discuss the different type obstacles these aspiring artists are facing and gleans tips on how to overcome said obstacles.

All of us can use a confidence booster now again, and sometimes getting that boost vicariously is just the boost you need.

What’s your favorite podcasts for photographers and creatives that you’re listening too? I want to know (I really do). I’m always on the lookout for new listening material – leave a comment below.

About the Author:

Tarah is a lifestyle photographer in San Francisco specializing in maternity and newborns. She also loves photographing her son and their adventures together. Tarah has been featured by Good Housekeeping and Red Tricycle and more.


  1. Christopher Hall Apr 27 2018 at 1:25 am - Reply

    I have recently just started listening to podcasts sonhave some new ones to listen to is great. I find them really help and brilliant for new ideas. One I particularly like is by Vicki Knights it’s called Shoot, Edit, Chat, Repeat and she talks to other photographers and creatives who are involved with family photography.

    • Tarah Beaven Apr 27 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      Awesome! I’ll be downloading Vicki Knight’s podcast this weekend since I’m driving all over the place for my shoots. lol. Thanks for the recommendation. I can’t wait to check it out. I’m always on the lookout for good new content. 🙂

  2. Lisa Faubion Apr 28 2018 at 12:02 am - Reply

    I was surprised to see Magic Lessons on this list since the latest episodes were in 2016, but I do enjoy Creatively Unscripted (more episodes please!) & Chase Jarvis. My favorite photography related podcasts are The Family Photographer & The Business of Photography (formerly The Sprouting Photographer).

    • Tarah Apr 28 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

      I love Elizabeth Gilbert and even though the podcast is over there’s really good content to binge on. Check it out! The Family Photographer is great too – Jennifer is really fun to listen too. But I’ll def check out The Business of Photography! Thanks so much for the recommendation.

  3. Maureen May 14 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I also love The Family Photographer! I look forward to listening to each new episode. I learn so much from Jenny’s conversations with the accomplished photographers she has on the show. I also love the fact that she’s a mom taking photos of her family, like me!


    • Tarah May 14 2018 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Maureen – I also really enjoy listening to The Family Photographer. Jen has great content and she’s a ton of fun listening too. Although I sometimes wonder how she does it all with her flock of kids. I seem to barley manage with my one lol. She’s awesome.

    • Jenny Stein May 17 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Thanks, Maureen! It’s aways good to hear that people are enjoying the show – It’s a great excuse for contacting great photographers and saying, Let’s talk!

  4. Leanne Stamatellos May 14 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Photo Biz X – such a fabulous photography podcast hosted by Andrew Helmich (Australian) – free for most of the content but you can subscribe to hear the entire podcast. Best money I’ve ever spent! He interviews mainly photographers covering a huge range of topics.

    • Tarah May 14 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Leanne – ooooh, I haven’t hear of Photo Biz X! Yay for a new podcast. Interesting that he charges to listen to his content. I haven’t actually heard of that with any of my podcasters. I’ll check him out. If it’s the best money you’ve spent it must be good! Thanks.

      • Jenny Stein May 16 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

        It’s a great one for business! Also, included in the premium membership is his very active and supportive facebook group – he’s very active there and so are his guests.

        • Tarah May 16 2018 at 7:08 pm - Reply

          Hey Jenny! Btw: I love listening to your podcast too! Eek. Thanks for chiming in – I’ll check it out for sure. So many great podcasts to listening too.

          • Jenny Stein May 17 2018 at 9:58 am

            Hi Tarah! Glad you enjoy the show. There are so, so many podcasts to listen to. And so many KINDS. I love 99% Invisible and recently started listening to Hidden Brain. Do you know Kristen Kalp’s – That’s what she said? An all time favorite was the first season of First Day Back by Tally Abecassis. None of those are photography related!

            Podcasts about photography that are great – Valerie Jardin’s Street Focus and The Candid Frame. A new one is Outerfocus.

        • Tarah May 17 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

          Thanks for all the recommendations. I can’t wait to dive in. Sounds like I need an excuse to go for a long walk or drive lol. Looking forward to tuning into your next episode too.

  5. Tami Keehn May 15 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the list! I have just started listening to “The Minimalists” podcasts while I do my morning workouts so some more podcasts to inspire me at the start of my day are always welcome! Thanks, Tarah! XOXO

    • Tarah May 15 2018 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Tami!! Hey lady – I’ve heard about that one but need to check it out still. But now that I have a solid referral from you it’s going to the top of my list:) thanks!

  6. Jenn May 20 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I love The Family Photographer. It’s one of my favorites while I walk at lunch. Great information with some laughs about how kids are unpredictable but oh so sweet. Those moments don’t last long. Thank you for your list! I look forward to checking these out!

    • Tarah May 20 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      Jenn – Yes, the Family Photographer is a super great one. I enjoy listening to it too. I’m happy to have shared some new ones with you too. 🙂

  7. Lynette Davis Jun 16 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this list Tarah! These will make the drive home so much better. xo

  8. Tarah Jun 17 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Yaaassss! Let me know if you find others you love. I’m always on the lookout. Enjoy friend!

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