Golden Hour

Golden Hour
Jump into the conversation with host Dave Maze at the PolarPro Studio. Every week Dave sits down with a new guest. These guests are a diverse assortment of creatives ranging from photographers/videographers to entrepreneurs who have taken their creativ…

Andrew Reid (EOSHD)
Oct 20 • 106 min
Andrew is a photographer and cinematographer that started a blog over ten years ago called EOSHD. Now with a large forum and frequent posts, he makes a living reporting camera gear news and creating custom profiles for a variety of camera brands. Andrew…
Levi Allen (Adventure Filmmaker & YouTuber)
Oct 13 • 105 min
Levi Allen is an incredible filmmaker that specializes in adventure films. He is also a full-time content creator with his wife making videos on YouTube about van life, filmmaking education, and short films. Levi has had some incredible experiences and…
Liron Segev (YouTube Expert for VidIQ & TheTechieGuy)
Oct 6 • 86 min
Liron Segev wears many hats. Tech YouTuber and blogger at TheTechieGuy, podcast host for VidIQ’s show TubeTalk, and consultant for creators online. I happen to be good friends with Liron and we were happy to have him on the podcast today to dive deep…
Jacklyn Dallas (Tech YouTuber & Podcast Host)
Sep 29 • 64 min
Jacklyn (aka NBTJacklyn) started her journey on YouTube at just the age of 13! After over 5 years on the platform, Jacklyn now hosts “The Digital Dive podcast”, and has a thriving YouTube audience….
Jeven Dovey Returns! (YouTuber & Filmmaker)
Sep 22 • 70 min
Jeven Dovey returns to the Golden Hour podcast a new Father and with over 500,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel! This interview is rich with information about how to make better videos and be a more successful creator, as well as how Jeven has been…
Ben Consoli (Host of Go Creative Show & director/owner of BC Media Productions)
Sep 15 • 61 min
Ben Consoli is host of the Go Creative Show podcast where he interviews filmmakers, DP’s, and other production related people each and every week! He is also owner and director of BC Media Productions, a production studio based in the north east. LINKS…
Erin Outdoors Returns! (Miniature Photography #OurGreatIndoors)
Sep 8 • 53 min
In this episode, we welcome back Erin Sullivan AKA Erin Outdoors again to the podcast. In this episode, we talk about her new journey into miniature photography and creating the trend: #ourgreatindoors. Erin shares her journey changing direction and how…
Chris Hau & Lizzie Peirce Return! (Photographers, Filmmakers, YouTubers)
Sep 1 • 104 min
We are happy to welcome Chris Hau and Lizzie Peirce BACK to the Golden Hour for their second podcast on our show! In this episode, we talk bikes, cats, food, surviving COVID, and what it’s like working with your significant other. We have timecoded this…
Kevin - The Basic Filmmaker (YouTuber & Educator)
Aug 25 • 54 min
Kevin is anything but basic. With well over 100,000 subscribers and an active community of people willing to learn more about filmmaking, and audio production; Kevin has been able to carve out his own niche of content that is not only educational but…
Zach Mayfield (YouTuber & Filmmaker)
Aug 18 • 50 min
Zach Mayfield is the new host of the YouTube channel Kinotika, as well as a YouTuber for his own personal channel and filmmaker. Zach’s quirky sense of humor and hilarious editing style is what makes his content stand out amongst the rest! My terrible…
Jenna Ezarik (YouTuber // Content Creator)
Aug 11 • 76 min
Jenna began her career on YouTube over 10 years ago and has been crushing it ever since! With content ranging from tech reviews, travel vlogs, and video games, Jenna has built a business around being herself. With almost 1 million subscribers on YouTube…
Matthew Paquette (Editor & YouTuber)
Aug 4 • 60 min
After recently getting “fired” from being Matti Haapoja’s editor, Matthew sits down with us to discuss his future on YouTube as well as how he got started on social media with success on the app; Vine. Follow Matthew on…
Michael Fisher - MrMobile (Technology & Gadget YouTuber)
Jul 28 • 77 min
Michael Fisher makes “premium technology videos for the discerning gadget enthusiast” as described on his social media accounts. With new videos weekly on the “MrMobile” YouTube channel. With almost 1million subscribers and millions of views over the…
Benj Haisch (Wedding & Film Photographer)
Jul 21 • 86 min
Benj Haisch is a wedding photographer with experience shooting hundreds of weddings over the years. He is also an avid film photographer and YouTuber. Dave and Benj are both Leica fans too and talk about why Benj chooses to shoot on them primarily for…
Chris Niccolls (Host of DPReview TV)
Jul 14 • 64 min
Chris is a teacher, presenter, and host of DPReview TV. He got his start on YouTube hosting the Camera Store TV channel along with his colleague Jordan Drake (ep. 62) over ten years ago. Now Chris balances a full-time job working for DP Review with his…
Lee Zavitz (Photographer, YouTuber, DP)
Jul 7 • 72 min
Lee is an all-around artist. Getting his start in the music industry leading to photography, cinematography, and now YouTube. He is somehow able to balance all these skills and make a full-time career out of it. In addition to getting to know Lee in our…
The Everyday Dad (Technology & Camera Gear YouTuber)
Jun 30 • 59 min
Gary, or The Everyday Dad, LOVES all gear. Camera gear, computers, 3D printers, audio equipment, bikes, and pizza ovens. He has a full-time job in technology but has still managed to generate a large following on both YouTube and Twitter while also…
Becki & Chris: Part 2 (Photographer + Radiologist)
Jun 23 • 55 min
This is Part 2 of our conversation. Becki and Chris are a married couple from Newfoundland currently living in Buffalo, NY. They make weekly vlogs and tech tutorials as well as videos about all the stuff they’re into including home design, helicopters,…
Becki & Chris: Part 1 (Photographer + Radiologist)
Jun 16 • 64 min
This is Part 1 of our conversation. Becki and Chris are a married couple from Newfoundland currently living in Buffalo, NY. They make weekly vlogs and tech tutorials as well as videos about all the stuff they’re into including home design, helicopters,…
Cody Wanner (Filmmaker & #nosmallcreator)
Jun 9 • 57 min
With a rich history in filmmaking, Cody transitioned to YouTube during the rise of the daily vlogs. Many vlogs later, Cody created the mantra: #nosmallcreator which has caused a movement of people coming together to become better “doers” as Cody calls…
Ania B (Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blogger)
Jun 2 • 67 min
With over 116,000 followers on Instagram as well as a very successful blog, Ania has been able to build a business around her brand. Fashion, finance, fitness, home decor, and technology are all topics she covers on her blog as well as on her Instagram…
Ted Forbes (The Art of Photography)
May 26 • 85 min
Photographer and YouTuber Ted Forbes from The Art of Photography YouTube channel has gathered over 640,000 subscribers in the last 12 years. Tutorials, photography challenges, reviews, and short films are all things you will see on The Art of…
Jordan Drake (Cinematographer and Camera Expert)
May 19 • 77 min
If you have ever searched for a camera on YouTube, chances are you have seen Jordan Drake’s work. Jordan’s background is in traditional filmmaking as a cinematographer, but roughly 10 years ago, along with his college Chris Niccolls, he started a…
Rene Ritchie (Tech Journalist & YouTuber)
May 12 • 68 min
Rene is an independent blogger, YouTuber, and podcaster who has been named by business insider as one of the top 100 most influential tech people on Twitter, one of the 15 most important Apple analysts and one of the top 25 gadget gurus.A few months ago…
Tyler Stalman (Full-stack Creator & YouTuber)
May 5 • 72 min
Many people know Tyler as a YouTuber but his profession extends into almost every creative outlet, from graphic design, to on-camera talent, to creative writing. He and his wife @aniab run a production company that handles all things creative, operating…
Kai Wong (YouTuber and Camera Expert)
Apr 28 • 68 min
Kai W. has a decade long career in the camera content space, starting with DigiRevTV based in Hong Kong and now running his own channel that almost has 1 million followers. Originally from England, Kai and his collaborator Lok Cheng began creating…
Caleb Pike (DSLR Video Shooter)
Apr 21 • 67 min
Caleb is what you would call a legend in the YouTube content space. He has been producing videos about camera gear, filming techniques and production tips for 10 years! You may know him by DSLR Video Shooter on YouTube and have likely seen his videos…
Matti Haapoja (Cinematographer & YouTuber)
Apr 14 • 62 min
Matti Haapoja has become synonymous with YouTube in the camera industry. By using different stories and approaches, Matti shares his knowledge of cinematography and camera gear with the world in a way that has grown his audience to over 850K…
DunnaDidIt (YouTuber & Music Producer)
Apr 7 • 60 min
Dunna comes from a musical background and currently works full time as a music producer. To expand his creative pursuits, he began vlogging and realized his passion for camera gear, since then he has progressed to become a destination for all things…
Sara Dietschy (Tech YouTuber & Content Creator)
Mar 31 • 90 min
New York based creative, Sara Dietschy, broke on to the YouTube scene in 2016 as she produced a daily vlog and never looked back. Being a highly respected YouTuber herself, she has collaborated with large names in the space such as iJustine, Gary…
Kyle Meshna (Adventure Photographer & Filmmaker)
Mar 24 • 56 min
Kyle Meshna is a travel photographer and cinematographer who specializes in long exposure photography and commercial filmmaking. While balancing his day job at Google and his passion for content creation, Kyle shares how he navigates his two very…
Davis Tyler (Medium Format Film Photographer)
Mar 17 • 60 min
Tyler Carey, or better known on social as Davis Tyler (@dvstylr), is a creator who has his hand in multiple aspects of the content production industry. In his personal work, he has discovered a love for film photography where he shoots primarily…
Justin Wylie (Director of Photography)
Mar 10 • 86 min
Justin Wylie is a DOP and visual storyteller, who made the visit to PolarPro’s headquarters all the way from Nashville, TN. He has worked for over ten years as a commercial cinematographer, participating in everything from large-scale productions to…
Eddie Melendez (Mobile Content Creator)
Mar 3 • 59 min
Eddie Melendez, known also as EMT Films, is a photographer and videographer who specializes in mobile content creation. As someone who has found a home in a niche part of the industry, Eddie shares how you can achieve a career as a full-time creative,…
Matt Gonzalez (Creative Director & Tech Reviewer)
Feb 25 • 52 min
Matt Gonzalez is a tech reviewer and the Creative Director of Jon Rettinger’s YouTube channel which serves content to over one and a half million subscribers, multiple times a week. He shares his journey of how he landed in the YouTube space- from…
M. Brandon Lee (YouTuber & Tech Expert)
Feb 18 • 53 min
M. Brandon Lee is a YouTuber, sound engineer, and businessman who has found success in the industry from hosting his YouTube channel, This is Tech Today. As someone who used to consider himself an introvert, Brandon speaks about how he broke out of his…
Andrew Jones (Brand Developer- Deity Microphones)
Feb 11 • 72 min
Andrew Jones is the brand developer and president of Deity Microphones. From getting his start as a wedding photographer, to working in reality television, Andrew has spent time working across several segments of the industry. As a creative who…
PhotoJoseph (Content Producer & Educator)
Feb 4 • 76 min
PhotoJoseph is a successful photographer, filmmaker, YouTuber, and educator. He specializes in providing an educational platform that offers information on photo software, hardware, and technique. As someone who has built his career through the…
Jamey Price (Automotive & Motorsport Photographer)
Jan 28 • 92 min
Jamey Price is an Automotive and Motorsport photographer who has worked across 17 different countries, plus most of the continental United States during his 8 years as a professional photographer. As someone whose previous career was to be in front of…
Skyler Burt (Food & Beverage Photographer)
Jan 21 • 86 min
Skyler is an award-winning photographer and director based out of Los Angeles. He has traveled the globe for over 12 years shooting, directing, and editing projects for world-class clients. As someone who strives for perfection in everything he does,…
Greg Farnum (Commercial Cinematographer & YouTube Host)
Jan 14 • 60 min
Recording live from CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Dave sits down with Greg Farnum- the host and face of LensProTogo and Lens Rentals. This YouTube channel covers all things photography and video related, from camera and lens tests to tutorials and how-to’s….
Alex Gasaway (Social Entrepreneur & YouTuber)
Jan 7 • 75 min
Alex is an entrepreneur and YouTuber who strives to combine her love for content creation with her passion for running a successful business. Alex’s tagline is, “create for a cause” because she works to intersect the pillars of creativity and social…
Connor McCaskill (Editor & Videographer)
Dec 31, 2019 • 76 min
Connor is an editor and videographer who has worked alongside some familiar faces of the Golden Hour Podcast. From getting his start as an editor on Kinotika, to working with Armando Ferreira, Connor has had his hand in some of the most popular tech and…
Nikki Bigger & Ben Waugh (Nomadic Content Creators)
Dec 24, 2019 • 80 min
Ben and Nikki are photographers and content creators, who travel all over North America in their beautiful custom made van. In this episode, they share the ups and downs of van life, how to live a healthy lifestyle on the road, and succeed as creatives…
Samuel Elkins (Portrait & Commercial Photographer)
Dec 17, 2019 • 84 min
Sam Elkins is a L.A. based portrait and commercial photographer, who has worked with huge brands such as Squarespace, Volvo, Uber, and Google— to name a few. With a combined reach across his social channels nearing 1 million, Sam shares how he got…
Kelsey Johnson (Self-Portrait Travel Photographer)
Dec 10, 2019 • 58 min
Kelsey Johnson’s (@heykelseyj) whimsical combination of landscapes with human portraiture has been described by others as fairytale-esque, dreamlike, peaceful and full of wanderlust - drawing an organic accumulation of 165k+ followers across her social…
Ben Hess (Director & Cinematographer)
Dec 3, 2019 • 65 min
Ben is a freelance director and cinematographer, who strives to make his commercial work stand out for his clients. He considers himself to be a dream-maker, since his workflow consists of taking a goal, concept, or idea and bringing it to life through…
Armando Ferreira (Filmmaker & YouTuber)
Nov 26, 2019 • 78 min
Armando, or Mondo Bytes, has been running a successful YouTube channel for over 6 years. He got his start as a tech reviewer and has since catered his content towards the art of filmmaking amassing over 400 thousand in the process. As someone who…
Permagrin Films (Hyperlapse & Stop Motion Creative)
Nov 19, 2019 • 68 min
Marc Donahue broke into the creative industry over 7 years ago with his project Dream Music II which has gathered over 2.2 million views to date on YouTube. Since then, he has made strides in the stop motion and hyper-lapse niche.
Golden Hour Highlights Part: 2 (Jenna Hubin, Josh Yeo, Carmen Huter, DruePhoto, Gerald Undone)
Nov 12, 2019 • 56 min
We found more of our favorite segments from past episodes and bundled them together for an epic highlight episode. Jump into the conversation with Jenna Hubin, Josh Yeo, Carmen Huter, DruePhoto and Gerald Undone. Already heard these segments? Not to…
NicksFort (Freelance Filmmaker & Director)
Nov 5, 2019 • 53 min
Nick is a Portland-based cinematographer who recently won a Shorty award for is work on Not Happy or Healthy a project for the anti-tobacco organization Truth. Some of his other past clients include VH1, HULU, Reebok, Planet Fitness, & Volvo.
Derek Bahn (Hurley In-House Photographer)
Oct 29, 2019 • 52 min
Derek Bahn is a multifaceted artist who is the Senior In-House Photographer at Hurley International as well as a freelance photographer and graphic designer. Derek is skilled in portraiture, fashion and action sports photography from skate to surf.
Matthew Vandeputte (Timelapse Expert & YouTuber)
Oct 22, 2019 • 69 min
Matthew is a timelapse photographer and filmmaker based in London and Sydney. After discovering timelapse photography he went on to specialize in the ‘niche within a niche’ called hyperlapse photography. He has progressed to work with big-name clients…
Golden Hour Highlights Part: 1 (Chris Burkard, Sorelle Amore & More)
Oct 15, 2019 • 50 min
Catch up through our first thirty episodes by listening to insightful highlights from Chris Burkard, Sorelle Amore, @Canon_Photos_, Josh Yeo, Matt Komo, Kitty Peters, Garret King, & Gerald Undone. Be sure to subscribe as we release a new episode…
Ben Lalande (Short Filmmaker)
Oct 8, 2019 • 61 min
@Benn is an up and coming filmmaker who recently was chosen by Vimeo as a staff pick for his project: Nomad. Ben is a Canadian born creative who now calls California home as he works on surf films and commercial projects alike.
Josh McNair (California Through My Lens)
Oct 1, 2019 • 67 min
Josh McNair is a YouTuber, Photographer and owner of California Through My Lens which is a blog that focuses on travel destinations within the Golden State. This blog has pulled in over 10 million lifetime readers as people look for places to visit as…
Ryan Resatka & Brayden Hall (Adventure Photographers)
Sep 24, 2019 • 97 min
Connected by their love for lifestyle adventure photography, Brayden Hall and Ryan Resatka’s unorthodox journey to become full-time professional photographers crossed paths creating a brotherly bond they continue to share with their evergrowing community.
Carmen Huter (Create > Consume)
Sep 17, 2019 • 64 min
Carmen Huter, an adventure-seeking photographer and travel enthusiast, has mastered the art of capturing the culture of each country she visits from more than just the images she takes. As someone who shares a deep affection for Mother Nature and the…
Drue Schnelle (Portrait Photographer)
Sep 10, 2019 • 83 min
As an up and coming portrait photographer, Drue Schnelle, recently made his move across the country to turn his passion for photography into a career. Drue is known for his behind-the-scenes creativity on his photoshoots, and has recently made a name…
Gerald Undone (Gear Guru & YouTuber)
Sep 3, 2019 • 86 min
Gerald “Undone” is a YouTuber/ Gear Guru who is most recognizable for his YouTube channel where he reviews camera gear and shares how-to videos with his subscribers. As one of the most detailed reviewers, Gerald has climbed his way to the top as one of…
Jenna Hubin (Animator & Video Director)
Aug 27, 2019 • 71 min
Jenna Hubin is a videographer, animator, YouTube personality and the lead video director at PolarPro. In this episode, we spoke about how animation should be a tool you experiment with that can expand your creativity as well as the current landscape of…
Josh Yeo (Filmmaker & Innovator)
Aug 20, 2019 • 81 min
Josh Yeo, is a filmmaker, storyteller, artist, and content creator who has developed a unique YouTube channel, Make.Art.Now, where he shares interesting solutions to problems filmmakers face. Josh lives by his mantra: “Pursue your dreams with reckless…
Jason Anthony (Commercial Videographer & YouTuber)
Aug 13, 2019 • 62 min
We sat down and chatted with Jason Anthony, who is a content creator, filmmaker, and YouTuber. Jason has navigated a compelling journey to become a full-time content creator. At age 28, he quit his corporate 9-5 job, packed up his things, and moved…
Matt Komo (Music Video Director & Filmmaker)
Aug 6, 2019 • 73 min
In the creative world, there are people who are multi-talented and then there are those who can convey stories through almost every medium. Matt Komo talks with us about filmmaking, directing music videos, producing music, graphic design, photography…
Garrett King (Photographer & Expert Colorist)
Jul 30, 2019 • 81 min
Garrett, aka @ShortStache, is a color theory savant who has developed a personalized aesthetic which presents itself in much of his work from photography to filmmaking. Both his client list and social media following are impressive but he expresses…
Kitty Peters (Media House Founder & YouTuber)
Jul 23, 2019 • 45 min
Kitty Peters (@AtolaVisuals) is a multitalented creative who works as a photographer, videographer, director, and YouTuber. She owns and operates her media house, Atola Visuals, which works with a wide range of commercial clients. In this episode, we…
Zeke Silva (Aerial and Night Photographer)
Jul 16, 2019 • 52 min
@ZekesView is a drone pilot and night photographer who faces creative challenges which he overcomes to produce meaningful photography that he shares with his Instagram audience. In this episode, we also talked about his winding journey from the…
Jeven Dovey (Filmmaker & Educator)
Jul 9, 2019 • 89 min
Jeven Dovey is a full-time filmmaker who shares his experiences on YouTube. His channel consists of tutorials on cameras, filmmaking skills and keys to success when using the YouTube platform as a whole. Whether you are looking to get into filmmaking,…
Jason Vong (Hybrid Videographer & YouTuber)
Jul 2, 2019 • 84 min
We sat down with Jason Vong who is a videographer, wedding content creator, YouTuber, and camera review extraordinaire. In this episode, we cover Jason’s passion for videography, his strong ties to the Sony brand and his view on how YouTube content…
Ben Horne (Large Format Film Photographer)
Jun 25, 2019 • 50 min
Ben Horne limits himself to spark creativity. He only photographs with large format cameras primarily using 8x10 or 4x5 film which forces him to create visually stunning landscape photography within those parameters. In this episode, we talk with Ben…
Gab Scanu (Landscape & Aerial Photographer)
Jun 18, 2019 • 65 min
In episode 15 of Golden Hour, we speak with Gab Scanu about his roots of shooting aerial content of the Australian coast and how he was able to develop an aesthetic that resonates on a worldly scale. His refined skill set has allowed him to work with…
Ken Bolido (Tech Reviewer & Creative Director)
Jun 11, 2019 • 94 min
Ken Bolido is the production lead for the Austin Evans YouTube channel which has well over 3 million subscribers. We sat down with Ken to talk about YouTube strategies, how he got started, and why he chooses to shoot on production level cameras such as…
Matthew Underwood (Commercial Director & Filmmaker)
Jun 4, 2019 • 80 min
Matthew Underwood has collaborated with brands AT&T, Rolling Stone, Evan Williams Bourbon, and Kellogg’s to make commercial content. Alongside those commercials, Matthew has continued to develop both narrative and documentary projects. His work has…
Erin Outdoors (Travel Savant & Photographer)
May 28, 2019 • 73 min
Erin Sullivan is a wildlife/travel photographer, writer, blogger, professional travel guide, on-camera host and overall outdoor savant. Also known as ErinOutdoors, she has created a strong personal brand that spans across multiple disciplines. Follow…
ItsJustL (Portrait and Street Photographer)
May 21, 2019 • 88 min
L Tanjuquio is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and graphic design artist who has almost 20 years of experience working with high-profile clients like Kanye West, Drew Barrymore, and World Champion Boxer Canelo Alvarez. His talent in graphic…
Meagan Bourne (Adventure & Elopement Photographer)
May 14, 2019 • 37 min
Meagan Bourne (@mlbourne) is an adventurous landscape photographer who has also carved out a niche in wedding photography, specializing in unique elopements and engagements. She provides insight for up and coming photographers as well as what it truly…
Pierre T. Lambert (Your Photos Are Ugly)
Apr 16, 2019 • 70 min
Pierre is not only a fellow photographer & filmmaker but a host of his own podcast which features similar conversations like the ones here on Golden Hour. He and his wife create content for their travel-centric YouTube channel and, separately,…
Sam Ciurdar (Filmmaker & Photographer)
Apr 9, 2019 • 57 min
We sat down with Filmmaker & Photographer Sam Ciurdar, to talk about his journey from sneaking into college classes to success as a commercial photographer. We also spoke about working with his wife, Amanda, and their clothing project…
Lizzie Peirce & Chris Hau (Videographers, Directors & YouTubers)
Apr 2, 2019 • 78 min
Chris & Lizzie are not only individually amazing content creators via YouTube and Instagram but they work as a team under the media production house that they own: Know Hau Media. Join the conversation as we talk about their working relationship,…
Sorelle Amore (Advanced Selfie Queen)
Mar 26, 2019 • 68 min
We sat down with the Advanced Selfie Queen herself, Sorelle Amore, to talk about everything from her photography skillset to her outlook on life
@Canon_Photos (Ian Harper and Henry Nathan)
Mar 19, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode, we sit down with Ian and Henry who have built a huge ≈ 3 million community of photography enthusiasts. From @Canon_Photos to @CPcreatives they leverage their audiences into brand deals and client work. While they have succeeded on the…
Chris Burkard (Adventurer & Legendary Photographer)
Mar 12, 2019 • 61 min
Legendary photographer Chris Burkard shares how he turned is passion into an award winning career.
Sidney Diongzon (YouTuber & Filmmaker)
Mar 5, 2019 • 41 min
Join us as we sit down with Sidney Diongzon who is a YouTuber and Filmmaker full of creative insight.
Chris Poplawski (Landscape & Travel Photographer)
Feb 26, 2019 • 57 min
In this inaugural episode of the Golden Hour Podcast, we speak with Travel Photographer Chris Poplawski