We’ve launched our new podcast series!

In each of our bi-weekly podcasts (also available on all your podcast platforms) we’ll be presenting fascinating conversations between PSPF Director, Jeff Dunas and members of our workshop instructors, faculty (portfolio reviewers & seminar speakers) as well as our sponsors in each.  We’ll be talking about their careers and work, PSPF, what they’ll be doing at the festival, and recommendations and tips that can be of value to our attendees. Listen & subscribe on I-Tunes by clicking our graphics below:


Workshop Instructors: Rock Star Architecture Photographers Tim Griffith & Scott Frances both talk about their careers, passions and methods. Fascinating for all photographers! 

Maverick Nazraeli Press founder & publisher Chris Pichler talks about his passions for book making, photography, L.A. in the 60s, Central Coast ranching, olive oil and his two cows. Chris has made a magic life and published over 600 photobooks. 


Workshop Instructor: Entertainment photographer extraordinaire Art Streiber talks about constantly promoting his work even though he is published constantly in many magazines

Minor Matters book publisher Michelle Dunn Marsh who brings intelligence and diversity to the PSPF symposiums talks about how books are vital to our lives

Sponsor: Canon’s Rebecca Nichols and friend Lulu share a new free download link allowing you to use your Canon DSLR or Mirrorless for your Zoom calls


Workshop Instructor: Fashion & Beauty photographer Miranda Penn Turin who reveals her breakout realization & recommendations for the early part of your career

Father of Digital Printing Mac Holbert gives a mini class in color management, tells many a great story about his time with Crosby Stills & Nash and later, Nash Editions and reveals the secret contents of his storage facility 

Sponsor: Fujifilm’s Senior Manager for Product Development, Justin Stailey talks about being a talk show host, the great new generation of Fujifilm camera systems and reveals what it’s like in secret meetings at Fujifilm


Workshop Instructor: Distinguished, venerable fine art photographer Keith Carter reveals the two epiphanies that liberated him and focussed his style, and discusses how there’s no limits to his subject matter nor his methods

Sponsor: Epson’s Dano Steinhardt, reminisces about about the days before digital, how digital printing science sprang from crystals and the truth about the word giclee

Workshop Instructor: Prolific & enigmatic fine art photographer Todd Hido discusses his early days, his obsession with photo books and his influences that have shaped his vision

The director of the Los Angeles mega-gallery Fahey Klein, David Fahey, reveals his beliefs on what it takes to be an star in the fine art photo market, the gallerist’s responsibilities, and the true story about the day he introduced Gary Winogrand to Ansel Adams

Sponsor: Juliette Wolf Robin, National Executive Director of American Photographic Artists (APA) has advice for festival attendees and discusses the the post Covid-19 changed landscape for professional photographers she and her teams are preparing us to navigate 


Workshop Instructor: Beauty Photographer Extraordinaire Ben Hassett talks about his early days, his lighting & thoughts on the importance of shooting all manner of things including street pictures, liquor stores & trees to be fresh in the studio

Portfolio Reviewer: Ken Zane, seasoned art producer and photo editor discusses his ideas for successful portfolio reviews

Sponsor: Josef Blazer of Blazing Editions explains the magic & virtues of large scale dye-sublimation printing on aluminium


Workshop Instructor: Chicago Advertising & Fine Art Photographer Sandro Miller talks about his long collaboration with actor John Malkovich and his secrets for disarming nervous sitters

Seminar Speaker: Eric Joseph, Freestyle Photo Printing & Paper Specialist discusses how to make perfect digital prints and why you should love your custom paper profiles

Sponsor: Digital Silver Imaging Co-Founders Eric Luden & Andrea Zocchi discuss Lightjet Technology (hybrid digital / analog gelatin-silver printing) and tell the story of how they made their first franken-analog printing machine


Workshop Instructor: Polyglot Photographer / Illustrator / Filmmaker Matt Mahurin announces his new 1600 page opus, The Image-maker’s Handbook, talks about his career arc and why you wouldn’t want to bring a camera to his class

Portfolio Reviewer:  Wired Director of Photography Anna Goldwater Alexander talks about why Wired is unique, why she loves publishing photographers before her friends learn of them & her grandfather Senator Barry Goldwater

Sponsor: Sony Senior Business Development Manager Samantha Corn describes the Sony full-monty at PSPF 2020


Workshop Instructor: Frank Ockenfels 3 discusses his work in the film industry, why he is incessantly experimenting, his new book Volumer 3 and his long career following the light

Sponsor: Canon Imaging Technologies & Communications Group Manager Rebecca Nichols talks about the Canon Title Sponsorship of PSPF and what’s going to be available for our attendees at PSPF 2020

Portfolio Reviewer:  Photographer’s Rep Marianne Campbell reveals secrets for a successful portfolio review, what reps discuss amongst themselves  and continuing relationships with photographers met at PSPF