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#133: Behind Northborders & 7th Era

By Jordan Michaelides

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

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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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