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Creative Flow and Being a Content Creator With David Johnston

Creative Flow and Being a Content Creator With David Johnston
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Episode 71: Today I sit down with Tennessee-based landscape photographer and educator, David Johnston, to chat about:

  • How he got interested in photography and how and why he decided to become a professional photographer
  • How his current podcast, the Landscape Photography Show, differs from the first podcast he started
  • What he’s learned from his conversations on the podcast about connecting with your emotions through your photography
  • The idea of “creative flow induction”
  • The benefits of starting a YouTube channel from a business perspective and the impact he hopes to have as an educator
  • Advice on how to start a YouTube channel
  • How to deal with internet trolls
  • Balancing work, family, and time for his own creativity
  • How he manages to work two days/week so that he can spend time with his young daughter
  • How he repurposes long-form content
  • Things to consider before going full-time into photography
  • His ideas around visual flow in composition



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David Johnston started his journey into photography back in 2004 when he took a film photography course in high school. However, it was in 2010 that he really became obsessed with photography after he got his first DSLR camera. At that point, he decided to put all of his energy into photography to make it his career.

In 2014 he started his first blog and podcast called Photography Roundtable where he met some of his best photography friends and enabled him to teach and run photography workshops at national parks throughout the United States. He now hosts a second podcast called the Landscape Photography Show.

David also helps people improve their nature photography with video content on YouTube, post-processing courses, and video tutorials.