Episode 024 – You Can Go Liquify This

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Welcome back, friends! The past few years have been brought about an important and thoughtful need for change around accepting people for who they are and as they are. Messages about the importance of body-positivity can be seen spreading everywhere, and today’s girls and young women need to hear it more than ever. We continue to see onslaughts of preened and manicured photo streams, showcasing picture-perfect moments taken at picture-perfect locations and including picture-perfect bodies. All of this has taken a toll on today’s youth, so when a company like CVS decides to take action by banning the use of photoshop on any beauty product photos, it deserves to be recognized. Sadly, not everyone has gotten the memo, and we talk about that, too. Next up, Brian and Sharky share thoughts and best practices to keep in mind when considering joining a photography workshop. There are plenty of amazing ones out there… and just as many “not-amazing” ones, too. We’ll help you figure out one from the other. Finally, a new dose of “What’s on Your Gear Shelf?” to make your day.

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Show Notes

  • CVS bans photoshop in its beauty product photos [via PetaPixel]
  • Vanity Fair makes an oopsie by giving Oprah an extra hand [via PetaPixel]
  • A wedding photographer fat-shames her clients on social media [via F-Stoppers]
  • Photographer Sean King tragically dies from noxious fume inhalation while leading a photo workshop [via PetaPixel]
  • Post cover photo [Joao Silas via Unsplash]

What’s On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Camera LCDs [via Amazon]

Brian: Eyelead Sensor Cleaning Kit [via Amazon]


  1. You’re discussion on workshops was terrific. It might be an interesting follow-up, especially at this time of year, to talk about places or events like Maine Media Workshops, Palm Springs Photo Festival, both of which I’ve attended, or the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and others. They have multiple workshops going on simultaneously with a good deal of interaction among participants in housing and at meals. They all attract amazing workshop leaders many of whom have been leading them for years.

  2. Great show as always! Thanks for doing what you do. One thing, what’s with all the Taco Bell talk? Everyone knows if you are a bit pudgy then you should go to Subway. 😉 I know a guy that would give you a free sub too. Lol.

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