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The Authentic Photographer

65 EpisodesProduced by Scopio Website

A podcast for the global freelance photographer. Scopio is home to the most diverse images on the web and over 13k photographers and creators. One by one each photographer shares their unique story and their personal experience and tips on what it takes to build a name in the photography industry. L… read more

65 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Scopio has been featured in Yahoo news and Yahoo Finance!

August 18th, 2021

7:44

Changing Perceptions, One Image At A Time.


Scopio, a diverse image marketplace company founded by Christina Hawatmeh, has changed the landscape of visual storytelling and now hosts more than 14,000 artists from more …

Discover NFT Art With Nicky Naimeh

August 3rd, 2021

31:21

Nicholas Naimeh is a Lebanese architect and computational designer.  His initial love for robotics and digital fabrication, pavilion building, and …

Scopio CEO Christina Hawatmeh on Doing The Most Podcast

June 9th, 2021

33:51

In this episode, Christina talks about what it means to be an entrepreneur and the story of how Scorpio all started with one idea, but a lot of hard work.

Snippet of Scopio CEO Christina speaking on the Doing the Most …

Meet these leading photographers in the Scopio community

May 31st, 2021

24:29

We've been taking note of how much talent was in our community, and we love to be able to bring us all together to chat, get to know one another, and …

The lift point click method

May 28th, 2021

0:29

'Capture a once in a lifetime moment' - Photographer/English teacher Gerwin Paul Echegoyen, originally from the #Philippines and now lives in #Japan, …

The Hard Work Behind Creativity

May 7th, 2021

24:08

Karen Jerzyk is a photographer based in New Hampshire, but her unique photography style pushes her to travel around the globe does not let her bound herself there, or really even bound her to Earth. She talks here about …

A Passion for Exploring

April 28th, 2021

20:43

Ayoub is a Moroccan photographer who is currently studying biology in Turkey. He loves to meet new people from different countries & get to know …

The Work-Life of a Photographer during COVID-19

April 21st, 2021

14:01

Thomas Asteriades is an English photographer from Cheshire, who studied photography when he was in university and had turned it from his passion and education into his freelance job. When lockdown hit England, Thomas, …

Managing 2 Adventurous Passions

April 16th, 2021

17:06

Nicolaus is an Indonesian pilot, who has been flying around the world through Air Asia for the past 7 years. He practices landscape & wedding …

A Spiritual Journey through Photography

April 12th, 2021

36:58

Isaac Brady is a photographer, videographer & musician from Birmingham, Alabama. He is currently focusing on his clothing line. Isaac always had a spiritual connection with god, he tries to showcase it through his …

Mapping The Journey Of Syrian Artists

April 9th, 2021

25:38

Basima Husseini is a self-taught 22 years old photographer from Syria 🇸🇾, she started photography when she was 13 when she realized that wrong …

Discover Your Photography Skills

April 8th, 2021

20:10

German Matviuk, born in Argentina 🇦🇷, currently living in Germany, is a photographer who not only likes one specific style in photography, but he likes to experiment and discover diverse styles. Ever since he moved to …

Photography Despite the Lockdown

April 7th, 2021

31:23

Seier Askaryar, photographer and filmmaker born and raised in Holland 🇳🇱has studied Cinematography and Video Editing at the New York Film Academy. …

Travel Bloggers in the Age of COVID

April 2nd, 2021

22:15

Rachel Pregunta is a travel blogger from the Philippines. She runs along with her partner Ruben Arribas, the Gamintraveler Instagram account. They started it at first to generate additional traffic to their website but …

Vietnamese Culture through Photography

April 1st, 2021

20:08

Phuong Tran is a young copywriter from Saigon, Vietnam. Street photography has always been one of his hobbies. Phuong tries to show in his photos how both China in Southeast Asia and France have influenced the …

Connecting Photography With Nature

March 31st, 2021

13:44

“I Believe every animal can be friendly with you.“ said Nick Gračner, a 19 years old photographer from Slovenia 🇸🇮, who discovered photography when …

Mayo: An Application that Helps the People Help Each Other

March 29th, 2021

22:25

Mayo’s main goal is to help people help each other. It started with a simple idea that the people nearby each other are the people who can help each other the most. Megan, the Chief Marketing Officer of Mayo goes more …

Rap: A powerful Tool to Express the Thoughts of a Community

March 18th, 2021

20:21

Parsa known as Pelan is a Persian rapper who mainly raps about social issues, his country, its people, and the situation in his country. Parsa expresses his feelings & thoughts through his art but he faces a lot of …

Exploring Different Cultures through Photography

March 15th, 2021

10:50

Rebecca Margaret from India has been exploring mobile photography for the last 2 years. She loves learning about different cultures and traditions …

How to become a Published Photographer at 19 years old

March 11th, 2021

23:32

Jemiah Fields is a 19-year-old creative photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a scopio contributor whose photos were chosen by Penguin …

Mental Health during COVID-19

March 10th, 2021

21:03

Mojca Studen is one of our Slovenian Scopio users. She works as a psychotherapist both in Slovenia and online. She also conducts psychotherapy workshops all around Europe. She includes Scopio's images her presentations. …

Photography in the Time of COVID-19

March 6th, 2021

31:07

Costa-Rican Artist, Roberto Lopez shares with us how the photography business has changed during COVID-19, along with the challenges he has previously faced during his photography career. Lopez studied architecture and …

Shaping the New Generation through Social Media

March 4th, 2021

24:03

Dominique Jean is a premedical student born and raised in Florida; she has been passionate about photography ever since she was a little girl! Dominique used to focus on portrait & fashion photography, but she is …

Entrepreneurship and Environmental Activism!

March 2nd, 2021

21:07

Natalie Lefevre is the chairman of the Non Profit Organization "One Ocean One Future" and the ambassador of "Oceanic Global", a UN Partner! She created her own social media agency along with her own travel brand. …

How to Lead A Movement through Social Media

February 26th, 2021

38:37

Reginald Clack, Jr. is an accomplished photographer, branding stylists, creative director and speaker from Tennessee. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of creativity, Clack works to capture …

Building a Client x Photographer Relationship

February 18th, 2021

23:30

Ali Mousavi is a Dutch photographer originally from Persia. He started out as a music/concert photographer. The pandemic has affected all creative …

How Art can serve the Community

February 16th, 2021

24:40

Rushay is a South African photographer based in Port Elizabeth who likes traveling, meeting new people, learning new cultures, doing community …

Delivering a message of hope through photography

February 11th, 2021

18:23

Jason little is a street photographer from Brooklyn, New York.  He is now based in the so-called Black Mecca of the World “Harlem” and currently shoots the protests of the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

His main goal …

All Forty: A platform that supports Black businesses & professionals

February 9th, 2021

25:52

In this episode, Nour Chamoun, the co-founder of Scopio interviews Gerardo Moreira – the co-founder of All Forty & Megan, its chief Marketing officer. All Forty is a platform that supports black businesses & …

Overcoming challenges through creative writing.

February 4th, 2021

20:01

“From liberals and conservatives, whites, and blacks, rich and poor, and I found myself lost in between it all.” said Laurène Southe, a creative writer and photographer based in Vienna, Austria. Her focus was always …

Mobilizing the African-American Community through Black Culture Weekly

February 2nd, 2021

28:58

Jeremiah Chapman, was born and raised in Massachusetts. He is an athlete, artist, consultant and activist who realized that ideas, concepts and …

Breaking the Ice through Photography

January 28th, 2021

22:21

Ola Alghazzouli is an American Syrian certified personal trainer, functional fitness specialist and certified swim instructor.  She graduated with a …

Building your portfolio & Standing Out

January 25th, 2021

22:15

Joshua Bamidele is a Nigerian amateur photographer who started out his journey by borrowing his friend’s camera on weekends. Brandon Woelfel is one …

Storytelling for a cause

January 21st, 2021

45:58

“I want to make a change, a shift in the way of thinking especially for the Non-Profit Organizations.” said Eveline Gerristen, a portrait photographer from Amsterdam. As an artist by heart, photography is a way to …

From working at a clothing store to being a self-taught photographer, learn more about Dino's success story !

January 20th, 2021

18:34

Dino Rovolis is a Canadian-Greek self-taught photographer who mainly focuses on fashion, portrait and travel photography. He always had a passion for …

Finding Confidence to be a Model

January 9th, 2021

13:58

Although it might seem like most models are born with natural confidence, Catherine shares that it has less to do with confidence and more to do with the desire to express their creativity. She is a Quebecois …

2020 Uncut. How photographers captured history.

December 31st, 2020

22:00

2020 pushed us to be more than we ever could have imagined. When you think of the circumstances we all faced, it would have been an accomplishment …

Visualize the shot, adjust in the moment

December 30th, 2020

20:14

At 11 years old he spent 5 hours recreating dover fairy port with Legos after a family holiday to France. Visualization has been key in Hamish's …

Diversifying your photography portfolio

December 30th, 2020

14:42

Marie Dashkova, a photographer from Russia was looking for a place where she could show her artwork and build a diverse portfolio while earning money …

Entrepreneurial Minded: Starting an global and diverse photo marketplace

December 12th, 2020

22:10

Christina Hawatmeh shares with MBOS her unique story of starting Scopio and why she was led to start a company that focused so intensely on spreading diversity. It started with seeing protest images and realizing that …

Meet Photographers in India and learn from them!

December 12th, 2020

44:13

We recently did a zoom meet up with some of our photographers based in India, they shared their styles, struggles during 2020, inspirations, and new innovative ideas. 

1000+ Portraits From All Over The World W/ Adam Schluter

December 8th, 2020

25:38

"Hello from a Stranger" The creative project was the brainchild of photographer Adam Schluter, who came up with the idea to fly from his hometown in Missouri to Copenhagen, Denmark, and ride trains all across the EU …

We built a photographer portal - this is how you can track your payments!

December 3rd, 2020

1:12

We reached out to our photographers to ask them how their experience has been using the Contributor Portal which we recently launched at Scopio. We found a way to allow photographers to grow as artists, and earn income …

Female founders and finally acting on your ideas

December 3rd, 2020

24:46

"Do something, build something, create something, ADD SOMETHING. This is the only way to advance society." CEO of Scopio, Christina Hawatmeh went to Dubai to speak at a founders conference and share her perspective on …

Wildlife photography in India. Plus start your own tour company!

December 1st, 2020

30:24

Bhasmang Mehta, a Wildlife photographer and co-founder of a wildlife tour company “ Wildlife Sojourns “, from Ahmedabad, India, and now a resident of …

CEO of Scopio, the most diverse photo library shares why this is her passion

November 27th, 2020

45:31

Scopio was formed as a way to bring images that represent diverse and authentic communities. CEO of Scopio, Christina Hawatmeh @christinahawatmeh did not just want to build a business, she wanted to build an authentic …

Using Instagram as an influencer to earn money

November 2nd, 2020

20:46

Amelia is a UK based, but naturally nomadic Landscape and Lifestyle photographer, who shares the story of how she got started on Instagram (which was …

Capturing the forests of Transylvania after the fall of communism.

October 31st, 2020

30:04

Originally from the infamous Transylvania, in Romania- Val Vesa speaks about growing up in a former communist country, and how after communism fell in 1989 he was introduced to photography after receiving a gift from a …

Art Director, Stylist and Graphic Designer- Doing it ALL!

October 31st, 2020

15:15

Syrine Aouididi, a 25-year-old photographer, born and raised in Tunisia is doing it all! She studied in a school of design in Milano, Italy, and did …

Astrophotography and the great outdoors

October 31st, 2020

18:25

Steve Walasavage, a passionate outdoor photographer shares how he differentiates his niche and why he has a special love for astrophotography, as it …

Helping people find their inner strength through photography

October 31st, 2020

20:19

Luisa Carvajal, an Ecuadorian photographer currently dedicated to portrait photography and expanding her brand into digital marketing.
She has been a student of photography for almost 4 years and has built her brand …

Choosing photography after pursuing a law degree

October 31st, 2020

25:13

Zeina Kassem is a photographer from Beirut Lebanon that focuses on capturing portraits of nature, humanity, and important social issues.

Shortly after the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon Zeina went out and documented the …

Creating an international photography business

October 31st, 2020

23:41

Tamer Radwan, an Egyptian photographer, now based in Dubai has had his photography featured in many international exhibitions, including the international exhibition exposure in Sharjah. He has been featured in National …

Using photography for brand communication

October 31st, 2020

19:02

Jay Carson is a global brand communicator, Content creator, Life Researcher, Visual Artist, Content Director, and founder of a Social-cultural …

Landscape Photography in South America

October 31st, 2020

12:10

“Landscapes, travel, and people are my favorite styles of photography. In a constant search to improve my skills to bring my audience quality work that reflects my passion for the beauty of our world.”

Roberto Destarac …

Blending African Style W/ Modern Ideas: Photos shot on iPhone.

October 25th, 2020

27:02

Jude Lartey has taken inspiration from his roots and culture in Ghana to create images that portray the style of Africa in a more modern way. He …

Avant garde fashion photography in Ukraine

October 25th, 2020

17:29

Olga Larionova from Ukraine lives in a small town where high fashion photography is not easy to come across. She discusses the creative ways she is able to build a brand and photography business despite her …

Documenting Images for NGO's (Non-Profit Organizations)

October 25th, 2020

25:30

Osvaldo Jesus Barrientos Palomo, a documentary photographer from Mexico, tells us his photography story working for different NGO's through South …

Turn Your Photography into A Business

October 25th, 2020

17:06

Meet Rebecca Rinaldi from Genoa, Italy. An outdoor photographer who collaborated with many photographers locally and internationally inspired by …

Conceptual Photography as a Means of Self Expression

October 25th, 2020

14:19

Richard Ashia from Accra Ghana entered into conceptual photography as a way to express himself beyond the world of commercial photography. The transition was one of self-discovery and opened up a path to healing from …

Overcoming Depression through the Art of Photography

October 24th, 2020

39:07

Growing up near the Rift Valley in Kenya, Oprah Omeka always valued beauty. Later in her life when she began to notice symptoms of depression - she turned to photography, focusing on capturing human shots. She soon …

Breaking Stereotypes in Libya W/ Photography

October 24th, 2020

18:30

Mohammed Alsharif, a young photographer from Al Bayda Libya, has already been exposed to discrimination against his passion - photography.  He shares how he changed the way his community viewed photographers and took …

Underground fashion photography in Tunisia

October 23rd, 2020

22:09

Yesmine Abed knows all the top spots in Tunisia to set up her photoshoots. Her hands-on approach to photography, passion for pushing human rights, and a unique understanding of styling have transformed her images into …

Breaking out of your comfort zone as a photographer

October 19th, 2020

30:29

This first episode will cover how to break out of your comfort zone as a photographer and will offer a guide on how to start out and build your brand. 

Your host,  Christina Hawatmeh, CEO of Scopio- home to the most …

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