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Summary: Denver Photographers Levi Tijerina and Adonye Jaja give their take on photography, race, culture, life, and art. With special guests from both Colorado and beyond, this podcast is dedicated to talking about the things that are hidden and to expose the hidden thoughts, mindsets, and realities around the things we encounter within the wedding industry...for better or worse.

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 The Last One | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3789

This is the finale of the Blacklight Podcast. In this one, we talk about some of the things we've learned over the years, where we've been the past year, and where we're both headed. Much love to everyone who has followed along with us—we are thankful you've joined on this journey with us.

 4th Times the Charm (Where do we go from here?) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2551

Levi and AD discuss the on ongoing nature of what we continue to do in light of Black Lives Matter, but also working too make forward progress.

 Who do you call when the police murder? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4612

In the wake of the riots, protests, and the murder of George Floyd, we speak up and talk about race and racism in America.

 Bad Days Made Good (Ft. Joe Tobiason) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2942

This week we talk with Joe Tobiason about keeping spirits high amidst COVID-19.   One thing that is happening is Pedro and Tailor ( is hosting a photography grant to give away $1000 to a photographer. Go out and celebrate a life of wonder.

 Fear and Uncertainty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2498

This week we talk about all the fear surrounding COVID-19 and we talk about what our current responses are.

 What should our response to COVID-19 be? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2340

This week, Levi and AD talk about the coronavirus, COVID-19, and what our response to that should be.

 Who do you Shoot? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2664

This week, we talk about our Cereal Shack and the idea of who do you shoot and document on a wedding day.

 The Plantation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3083

In our kickoff of Season 2, in honor of Black History month, we talk about the racial politics of weddings, particularly tied into Plantations in the South.

 51. Rangefinder Magazine & 30 Rising Stars (With Jacqueline Tobin) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3073

This week we have the Editor in Chief of Rangefinder Magazine, Jacqueline Tobin on to discuss all things the magazine. She'll give us a look behind the scenes of the 30 Rising Stars competition, and share her response the culture around wedding photo awards.  Happy New Year Folks! 

 50. Award Culture (with Sam Hurd) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3962

This week we talk with Sam Hurd about Award Culture within the wedding industry. Sam recently made a facebook post that took on a lot of heat for his critique of award culture within the wedding photographer realm. This week, we talk with him about what he thinks needs to be changed in the wedding industry.

 49. Spooky Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3340

AD and Levi discuss the scary things that happen inside of photography. What is the role that we place on danger and incorporating dangerous situations for our clients?

 48. The Season of Booking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3492

As we move into the booking season, we talk about the things that surround that time of the year.

 47. New Things + Camera Talk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3080

Levi and AD catch people up on what they've been working on plus have their first session of Camera Talk.

 46. Changing your Mindset (with Rachel Havel) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4036

Today we talk with Rachel Havel, a photographer from Colorado Springs, about mindset, focus, and what it takes to continue to run a creative business that stands out. She has put in the time, energy, and work to get noticed and hear about her journey as a photographer to start (and continue!) shooting work she loves.

 45. Redefining Success (with Benj Haisch) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3416

This week we talk with photographer Benj Haisch about what success means, what it takes to stand out, and we also learn a lot about quicksand! You can see more of Benj's work at:


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