#133: Behind Northborders & 7th Era

By Jordan Michaelides
August 27, 2019


Northborders (Mike) and 7th Era (Liam) are photographers and YouTubers based in Melbourne, Australia. These two are easily some of the most talented creatives in this space, so I couldn’t help but want to get them in for a round-table conversation on all things photography.

Unsurprisingly, they’re both part of a new generation ditching university degrees to focus on real world experience, which accelerates their further potential in the process.

In this episode we covered:

  • How they met each other

  • How they got into photography

  • Ditching uni and travelling

  • Photogenic Phones and their presets

  • Youtube and collaborations

  • Their go-to kits






SHOW NOTES:

00:49 - Introduction

01:59 - We have a giveaway

04:44 - Selecting Instagram names

09:21 - How Mike & Liam met

16:05 - How Mike got into photography

21:33 - How Liam got into photography

25:37 - Ditching uni, travelling together

35:40 - Turning photography into a career

39:04 - You don’t need to go to uni

44:09 - Advice to those starting out

55:25 - Structure & explaining what they do

57:24 - Ego and authenticity

01:03:08 - Photogenic Phones, their presets

01:09:04 - YouTube and collaborations

01:13:44 - Their go-to camera

01:14:24 - Lenses they use 80% of the time

01:17:06 - Drones and extra equipment

01:19:10 - Software and storage

01:23:54 - Who they look up to

01:26:21 - Pinterest is underrated

01:27:34 - What’s in the fridge

01:28:12 - Daily routines

01:32:16 - Best purchase under $200

01:32:30 - If they could have a billboard anywhere

01:34:08 - The Nikon meme


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