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Photography Matters

A Podcast for Photographers

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Photography Matters Ep 82 – Meaningful Work (and other stuff)

I recently was involved in a project for a client that ended up being one of the most meaning peaces of work I’ve done in a long time. I’ll talk about that.Also, took another day trip out with my friend, Garrett last week. More cool stuff. I’ll share my thoughts on why I really love the shots I got on this outing, over the shots I got from the last one. EnjoyThe PhotosAll photos were taken on Fujifilm ACROS, EI 400 with my Leica M6 and Summicron 35.The post Photography Matters Ep 82 – Meaningful Work (and other stuff) appeared first on Photography Matters.

22 Oct 2019

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Photography Matters Ep 70 – Medium Format (film) Photography? Why Not?

Mamiya RB67 medium format camera • 127mm Sekor lens Hey, this episode is kind of followup to an article I posted on the site recently. In the article I talk about how, IMHO every photographer should getting into medium format film photography. I figured it was worth talking about here on the podcast. Enjoy. The Link The article with the photos from the RB67Why Everyone Should Get Into Medium Format Film Photography The post Photography Matters Ep 70 – Medium Format (film) Photography? Why Not? appeared first on Photography Matters.

30 Apr 2019

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Photography Matters Ep 3 – No Bad Cameras

Gear. Does it really matter? In one sense, no. But in another sense, yes. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Photographer-Matters-Ep-3-No-Bad-Cameras.m4a The post Photography Matters Ep 3 – No Bad Cameras appeared first on Photography Matters.

21 Mar 2018

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Photography Matters Ep 79 – Improve Your Photography by Setting Goals

The Importance of GoalsUnless you’re a professional photographer with clients and paid assignments, it can be easy to leave the camera alone for long periods of time. You’re not pushed to keep shooting consistently and so maybe you don’t. If this is you, don’t feel bad, you’ve got lots of good company. But, one thing I feel is important in moving forward with your photography and to keep shooting and creating more consistently is by setting goals. I’ll talk about this in this weeks episode. I also want to pay tribute to three important photographers that we’ve lost recently, in just a short amount of time. The post Photography Matters Ep 79 – Improve Your Photography by Setting Goals appeared first on Photography Matters.

17 Sep 2019

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INSPIRED – Episode 32 – Magnum Photographer, Dennis Stock

Book cover, James Dean | Fifty Years Ago | Dennis Stock Dennis Stock was a photographer who took some of the most famous photographs that most of us have seen. I bet a lot of you already know about Dennis Stock and his work. But surprisingly, I’ve talked to many people, and some of them being photographers, who had no idea who he was. So that’s why I want to talk about him today. Enjoy The Links Life Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan Movie HD Learn more about Dennis on Magnum’s website The post INSPIRED – Episode 32 – Magnum Photographer, Dennis Stock appeared first on Photography Matters.

10 Apr 2019

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Photography Matters Ep 4 – Why You Should be Shooting Everyday

As with any kind of creative artform that you involve yourself in, the last thing you want to do is start thinking during your creative process. By shooting everyday, you’ll be exercising your eye, your vision, your compositional skills to the point where when you do shoot, you act and perform more instintively. That’s the level you want to reach; to be able to create the kind of photos that can only be created with your vision. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Photographer-Matters-Ep-4-Why-You-Should-Be-Shooting-Everyday.m4a The post Photography Matters Ep 4 – Why You Should be Shooting Everyday appeared first on Photography Matters.

21 Mar 2018

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Photography Matters Ep 29 – Studying the Work of Others

You know those moments when you’re scrolling down through your Instagram or Facebook feed and you come across a photo that really grabs your attention? Take the time to study that image. What is it about the photo that really moves you. By figuring that out, this could be one of the most important forms of your education in developing and moving forward as a photographer. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Photography-Matters-Ep-29-Studying-the-Work-of-Others.m4a Links from the Episode note: depending on where you work, some of the images may be NSFW Saul Leiter Peter Lindbergh W. Eugene Smith Robert Doisneau Ted Forbes’ Photographers Playlist The post Photography Matters Ep 29 – Studying the Work of Others appeared first on Photography Matters.

7 Jul 2018

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Photography Matters Ep 73 – William Eggleston – Not About the Wow Factor

William Eggleston Memphis c. 1969William Eggleston – Not About the Wow Factor Every once in a while I’ll revisit a particular documentary on YouTube about photographer, William Eggleston. It’s a good reminder for me, to not miss the photographs in life that, while not epic in nature, still contain so much story and interest. I think that’s important. Enjoy. The Links Documentary: Imagine | The Colourful Mr Eggleston Official website: egglestontrust.com Latest video about ACROS II on my YouTube channel The post Photography Matters Ep 73 – William Eggleston – Not About the Wow Factor appeared first on Photography Matters.

18 Jun 2019

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Photography Matters Ep 58 – Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Meyerowitz, Jay Maisel – Photographers I could listen to all day.

You know those certain photographer who, when they speak about photography, it really resonates with you; inspires you and you could listen to them all day. I’ll talk about a couple of photographers that fit that bill for me, and also talk about a daily source of ideas and inspiration… all in one book. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Photography-Matters-Ep-58-Mary-Ellen-Mark-Joel-Meyrowitz-Jay-Maisel-Photographers-I-could-listen-to-all-day.m4a The Links Joel Meyerowitz Presentation (youtube) Mary Ellen Mark Interview (youtube) The post Photography Matters Ep 58 – Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Meyerowitz, Jay Maisel – Photographers I could listen to all day. appeared first on Photography Matters.

11 Jan 2019

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Photography Matters Ep 22 – The Search to Replace ACROS – Part III – Search Over?

In this episode of Photography Matters I want to share with you a unique film that I had a chance to shoot with this week. Of the four film stocks I’ve shot in the past weeks, this one easily comes closest to the look of our beloved Acros. Does this mean the search is over? https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Photography-Matters-Ep-22-The-Search-to-Replace-ACROS-Part-III-Search-Over.m4a A few shots Adox Silvermax 100, shot at box speed, Leica M6, Summicron 35mm The post Photography Matters Ep 22 – The Search to Replace ACROS – Part III – Search Over? appeared first on Photography Matters.

8 Jun 2018

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Photography Matters Ep 31 – Road Trip and My New Love Affair with Kodak Tri-X

Wednesday morning I woke up way too early and couldn’t go back to sleep. This happens every now and then with me, but on this day I decided to take advantage of actually being up before the day became unbearably hot here in Southern Nevada. I grabbed my M6, loaded with Tri-X, jumped in the car and headed out for a short road trip. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Photography-Matters-Ep-31-Road-Trip-and-My-New-Love-Affair-with-Kodak-Tri-X.m4a The Shots All shots taken with Tri-X, pushed to 1600, Leica M6, Summicron 35mm, B+W 3-stop ND filter. The post Photography Matters Ep 31 – Road Trip and My New Love Affair with Kodak Tri-X appeared first on Photography Matters.

13 Jul 2018

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Photography Matters Ep 32 – Books, Pushing Film and Stuff

Two photo books from two different photographers arrived this week. (always a good thing!) I want to talk a little about these photographers and also answer some questions I’ve received about pushing film and using ND filters. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Photography-Matters-Ep-32-Books-Pushing-Film-and-Stuff.m4a Episode Links  Saul Leiter (My Saul Leiter board on Pinterest. Depending on where you work, image may be NSFW) Edwin Smith (RIBA’s website) Books Mentioned Saul Leiter Early Color Early Black and White In My Room Edwin Smith Evocations of Place – The Photography of Edwin Smith The post Photography Matters Ep 32 – Books, Pushing Film and Stuff appeared first on Photography Matters.

17 Jul 2018

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Photography Matters Ep 77 – Street Photography – What Does That Mean To You?

Fujifilm ACROS, EI 400 • Leica M6, Summicron 35mmStreet Photography – What Does it Mean For You? Street Photography is a genre; a category of photography that when someone says, “Street Photography” I think we all kind of have an idea in our mind about what that term means. However, the thing is that street photography has grown into a category that really has no rules, no boundaries, no clear meaning of what it actually is. It can be something completely different for each person who considers themselves a street photographer. Enjoy. The Links Tim Johnston YouTubeInstagramWebsite Paul C. Smith YouTubeInstagramWebsite The post Photography Matters Ep 77 – Street Photography – What Does That Mean To You? appeared first on Photography Matters.

30 Jul 2019

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Photography Matters Ep 25 – Artisan Obscura

I don’t generally talk that much about manufacturers and companies on the podcast, but in this episode I want to share information about a company that manufactures products I really love. Artisan Obscura https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Photography-Matters-Ep-25-Artisan-Obscura.m4a Visit ArtisanObscura.com The post Photography Matters Ep 25 – Artisan Obscura appeared first on Photography Matters.

19 Jun 2018

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Photography Matters Ep 30 – Photographer, Matt Day

Matt Day has been a staple of the YouTube film photography world for a few years now. He’s put out so many videos and provided good, solid, helpful advice to so many of us over the years. Recently Matt has been in poor health and he and his family could really use your support right now. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Photography-Matters-Ep-30-Photographer-Matt-Day.m4a The GoFundMe page for more details and where you can contribute. Matt’s Video on Developing Black and White Film Matt’s YouTube Channel The post Photography Matters Ep 30 – Photographer, Matt Day appeared first on Photography Matters.

9 Jul 2018

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INSPIRED – Episode 41 – Stop Searching

Jonny • Fujifilm X-Pro2 • XF 56mm f1.2 • ACROS+G film simulationIt’s been a while since I’ve recorded an episode of INSPIRED, but I was reading through Jay Maisel’s book, “It’s Not About the F-Stop” this morning and found a lesson that I thought would make a good topic for one of the shorter broadcasts. Enjoy. The post INSPIRED – Episode 41 – Stop Searching appeared first on Photography Matters.

3 Oct 2019

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Photography Matters Ep 59 – Your Website – A Digital Memory Lane (and yes, they’re still important)

With so much of our online time spent on social media these days, does anyone ever pay attention to their own websites? Or do the even have a website? Are website’s still important? All that and much, much more in this episode. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Photography-Matters-Ep-59-Your-Website-A-Digital-Memory-Lane-and-yes-theyre-still-important.m4a The Links My photography website TAVPhotography.com Film Photography Project (FPP) Their website: FilmPhotographyProject.com Podcast: filmphotographyproject.com/podcast FPP on iTunes FPP on PodBean The post Photography Matters Ep 59 – Your Website – A Digital Memory Lane (and yes, they’re still important) appeared first on Photography Matters.

15 Jan 2019

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INSPIRED – Episode 24 – Documenting Creativity

Noah – Just some shots from the series I mentioned during the episode. I’m a big fan of documentaries; the behind the scenes stuff. Some of my favorite photos to see are those of people who have been photographed, or documented in someway while they were creating. Sometimes I’m actually more excited by seeing those photos than I am of the actual finished work. We all know people who are artists, or at least creative. I think that is such a wonderful subject for our photography. Enjoy. https://photographymatterspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/INSPIRED-Episode-24-Documenting-Creativity.m4a The post INSPIRED – Episode 24 – Documenting Creativity appeared first on Photography Matters.

11 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Photography Matters Ep 68 – Personal Projects… 3A.M.

Conversation • 3A.M. Happily, I seem to be (a little) better at sleeping through the night these days, so I’ve decided to wrap up my 3A.M. project. I had a lot of fun on those outings, but I admit it is nice getting a little more sleep these days. But I do kind of miss that time out on the streets during those late nights/early mornings. I’ll talk a little about the project, share the zine and talk about a couple other things on my mind this morning. Enjoy. The Link 3A.M. – Photography and Ramblings of an Insomniac (it’s free, man!) Bruce in China (the Bruce Gilden video I referenced.) The post Photography Matters Ep 68 – Personal Projects… 3A.M. appeared first on Photography Matters.

9 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Photography Matters Ep 71 – Changing Directions, Adobe Pricing, and a New Look for the Site

Changing Directions • Fujifilm ACROS EI 400 • Leica M6, Summicron 35mmIn order to experience growth in anything in life you have to branch out; try new things; try changing directions. Maybe even make a complete departure from the old into something completely different. In this episode I share my thoughts on this topic. Also wanted to briefly talk about the Adobe Photography Package pricing. Have you guys heard the news? Hey, I did a new design for the website. I wanted to tweak it a bit; make everything more accessible as soon as you land on the site. Stop by and check it out if you get the chance. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the episode. The post Photography Matters Ep 71 – Changing Directions, Adobe Pricing, and a New Look for the Site appeared first on Photography Matters.

14 May 2019

Rank #20