Q&A Talks

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“Q&A Talks” is your bi-monthly video talk where your questions get answered by sexy women pro photographer Dan Hostettler & Guests.

In every show Dan comprehensively responds to 4 – 6 questions. The show’s duration is about 20-30 minutes. The talks will be either along a prepared topic (we asked your questions for) or a complete freeflow session, addressing and debating your various matters.

Upcoming Talk

  • Topic: “Ask Me Anything”*
  • Questions: Send us your questions via the form below!
  • 19.00 GMT / 20.00 CET / 2PM EST / 6AM AEDT Sunday morning
  • Host: Dan Hostettler


  • * Pain points? Frustrations? Insecurities? For example: Model collaborations, private clients, rates, lighting, posing, organization, preparation, looks & styles, portfolio building, commercial aspects, crew issues and so forth. You get the intention, right?
  • * Just one note: This is not exactly a gear show. Dan will not pick and answer questions about specific camera/lens brand/model types. Cut out things like “what’s your opinion on Nikon D850 / Canon 5D Mk4 / Sony A7 II” – thank you! (You can use our forums for specific tech questions. )
    However (!), if your topic is in a more general range regarding focal length/lens choice, what type/built of strobe to use etc… – shoot ahead!

Open up, be vulnerable. And tell us what you’d like to improve upon…that’s the best way to grow. For all of us.

Be thoughtful. But never shy!

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Q&A TALKS: Archive for Academy Members

Recording: Q&A Talk 003

60 Min Runtime. FullHD
Host: Dan Hostettler
About Retouching: Why, How Much & How? Photoshop, Plugins, Panels. | Model Rates: What to pay and for what? Beginner models, intermediate, pros, photographer levels & more | Models (Rights) & Obligations: Models start using your photos commercially on sites like Patreon?!? What to do & contract types talk.

Recording: Q&A Talk 002a

100 Min Runtime. FullHD
Guest: Jenni Czech, Host: Dan Hostettler
The deal: Jenni prepared a questionnaire without letting Dan know what she will ask. A complete blind flight for Dan, so to say. Get to see most honest career insights, frank opinions and surprising moments. Have (exclusive) fun!

Recording: Q&A Talk 002b

80 Min Runtime. FullHD
Guest: Jenni Czech, Host: Dan Hostettler
Based on SWP member questions, Dan’s curiosity, Jenni’s experience, and as a follow up to Joe Rooney’s article “Don’t Be An Asshole…”, here is a talk about personal #meetoo-incidents, overreactions, drama, and how behavior can affect a photographer’s reputation. Is the situation for us working photographers and hobbyists really that dangerous? Watch!

Recording: Q&A Talk 001

60 Min Runtime. FullHD
Host: Dan Hostettler
Questions & Answers: How to find “private places” and avoid external viewers? | Am I good enough: How to get valuable critiques outside my comfort zone? | Being deaf (or speaking a different language): How to interact with a model? | Creation instead of creativity: How to fuel and keep spontaneity?


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