This week’s episode is a special one. It was recorded on location by Ugo in Penang, Malaysia, where he had the pleasure to meet face-to-face with two great friends and previous guests on the show: Matt Brandon and Pete DeMarco.
Matt Brandon is a Malaysia-based assignment photographer; Matt has experience photographing for nonprofits, assignment, and editorial work Matt often collaborates with NGOs to tell their stories and to train their field staff to do the same.
Pete DeMarco is an award-winning travel photographer. His passion for helping people transform their photography shows through in the expert advice he shares. His work has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, CNN, and Digital Photography School amongst others.
Matt, Pete, and Ugo had a long conversation about Penang and why it is such a great destination for photographers. The capital of the state of Penang, George Town, has a well preserved center that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is also situated in a position that makes it easy to reach other great cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and sites like Angkor in Cambodia.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that Penang is rated as one of the best destination for foodies in all of Asia!
They also talked a bit about what it takes to make a living as a travel photographer, Matt’s upcoming workshops, including the one to Varanasi, India.
Finally, there was also a bit of gear talk, as Matt was test-driving FujiFilm’s latest camera, the X-T3, together with the new 8-16mm F2.8 super-wide zoom.
Duration: 1h 06m 18s.
Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
The first part of the interview is also available on video, if you fancy watching three guys chatting about travel photography.