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Photojournalism on the radio...sort of

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Outstanding listen!

By Turnerx5 - Oct 02 2016
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What a gem. The Talking Pictures Podcast is a great listen for anyone interested in photo journalism, photography, media, or the newspaper business. Authentic in every way, great midwestern sensibility on display here. Great in every way!

Terrific in every way!

By Turnerx5 - Sep 13 2016
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I love this Podcast! Great conversations about photo journalism, and an assortment of great topics.

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
0
0
0
0

Outstanding listen!

By Turnerx5 - Oct 02 2016
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What a gem. The Talking Pictures Podcast is a great listen for anyone interested in photo journalism, photography, media, or the newspaper business. Authentic in every way, great midwestern sensibility on display here. Great in every way!

Terrific in every way!

By Turnerx5 - Sep 13 2016
Read more
I love this Podcast! Great conversations about photo journalism, and an assortment of great topics.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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The Talking Pictures Podcast

Latest release on Jul 05, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Gangsters and Blackhawks with Marianne Morgan

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In this week's edition of the Talking Pictures Podcast we chat with Chicago Tribune photo editor Marianne Mather Morgan about Gangsters & Grifters: Classic Crime Photos from the Chicago Tribune. Marianne, one of three editors involved in the book, is also a former Dispatch/Argus photo intern. The conversation also features a behind the scenes look at covering the Chicago Blackhawk's 2015 Stanley Cup celebration.

Jun 22 2015

41mins

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Rank #2: A first time for everything

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The team has recently experienced some milestone firsts but none bigger than Jess enduring her first mid-western snowstorm. She hails from Alabama and needless to say she is currently experiencing a little bit of climate-shock. Photographically speaking we talk about Meg and Jess successfully completing their first photo stories for the newspaper. Other highlights of this episode include Jess' first Pacesetter location portrait shoot and team surfing the blue wave on election night.

Nov 14 2018

50mins

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Rank #3: Nikon D500 review

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We have been waiting for months to get our hands on the new Nikon D500. Meg jumped into the deep end of the pool and bought one as soon as it was released. Here is our (her) review of her new favorite storytelling tool.

Jul 19 2016

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Rank #4: 'That Tree' Photographer: Mark Hirsch

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The incomparable Mark Hirsch sits down with us to his discuss his book "That Tree : An iPhone Photo Journal Documenting a Year in the Life of a Lonely Bur Oak ” and his experience as a Quad City Arts Visiting Artist. Mark’s journey to “That Tree” and beyond is both fascinating and inspirational.

Aug 11 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #5: Photojournalist Brian Powers

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In this week's episode Brian Powers, of the Des Moines Register, talks to us from his mobile newsroom outside the Iowa State Fair. Brian, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, talks to Todd and Jessica about some of his recent projects which includes a powerful series of video interviews dealing with abortion, a muslim TV reporter and an immigration ceremony. A fantastic photojournalist and storyteller Brian also shares his insights on how photographers should deal with criticism via social media. We also talk about pizza, baby pictures and RAGBRI.

Aug 20 2018

55mins

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Rank #6: From the land of sky blue waters

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Former Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist and current Media Specialist, University Photographer, Adjunct Instructor for the University of Wisconsin - Stout, Brett Roseman, makes his long awaited debut on the podcast. Brett, a former Dispatch/Argus intern and Quad-Cities native, talks about the emotions of being one of the Sun-Times 28, how he bounced back and landed in Wisconsin. We also talk about internships and why they are so important for aspiring photojournalists.

Mar 22 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: The big switch - Nikon vs. Sony

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Nikon or Canon? Nikon or Sony? Sony or Fuji? Talking Pictures Podcast co-host Paul Colletti recently had to answer the difficult question of what camera system buy. After over 8-years with the Dispatch/Argus Paul is moving on to start his own photography business. Rest assured Paul isn't leaving the podcast but in this week's episode we cap off his career with the paper and discuss his big gear selection. Tune in to find out if he switched from Nikon to Sony...or maybe Fuji.

Aug 11 2017

57mins

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Rank #8: Tintype: Better photography through chemistry

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Todd Welvaert returns to his co-host seat to talk about his new photographic passion - tintype photography. The early form of photography dates back to 1853. Todd talks about how a great deal at a priest's estate auction and his desire to try something new, albeit old, very old, has turned into a full blown obsession to make 100 great tintype portraits. To see a video of Todd making a tintype go to our blog - http://bit.ly/2fNrDup

Oct 05 2017

49mins

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Rank #9: Quick-cast: Coach Purses And Camping

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Reporter Laura Anderson Shaw returns to the Talking Pictures Podcast studio to tell the boys about her harrowing (and hilarious) adventure in the woods of Wisconsin.

May 30 2015

24mins

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Rank #10: Quick-cast: How hot is that fire?

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In this week's edition of the Talking Pictures podcast from The Dispatch, The Rock Island Argus & QCOnline.com Todd talks with D/A reporter Laura Anderson Shaw and D/A photo intern Meg McLaughlin about their recent coverage of the Fire Ops 101 training program. To read Laura's story and see Meg's photos & video go to http://tinyurl.com/kxho8mj

May 11 2015

18mins

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Rank #11: He broke the internet and survived

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Our guest this week is Kyle Grantham, the National Press Photographers Association clip contest chairman. In addition to giving us an inside look at the monthly clip contest, Kyle weaves some great stories from his days as a photojournalist in Delaware, Indiana and Wyoming.  Tune into the podcast and find out what body part freezes first when it is -27 degrees in Casper, Wyoming and much, much more.

Nov 18 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: Hurricanes and Riots

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In a recent Facebook post former Dispatch/Argus reporter, Brian Krans, wrote: “To any journalist friends who are covering Hurricane Harvey: one, remember your stay in a hotel room makes one less for evacuees. Two, go into counseling immediately after your assignment is done. You're going to see things you wouldn't normally expect and then go home to people acting like everything is normal. The juxtaposition can be jarring.  I learned the latter the hard way covering Katrina from the ground. It changed me forever.” Brian talks candidly about his experience covering Katrina and his more recent experience covering the violent protests in Berkley. We also talk to Brian about the state of journalism in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Brian, who left the Dispatch/Argus in 2009, is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Journalism at the University of California, Berkley. The veteran reporter also hosts The Rock Town Podcast

Aug 31 2017

40mins

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Rank #13: The Pain of Suicide

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Jess and Todd sit down with veteran reporter Jonathan Turner to talk about his recent series of articles on the suicide epidemic. The series featured Todd's collection of black and white portraits titled: "Left Behind - The Pain of Suicide still haunts these loved ones."

Oct 12 2018

29mins

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Rank #14: The Twitter storm

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It was a week that started with a fatal fire and ended with 6 high school football players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Our photos from both events garnered reaction on Twitter. In this week’s edition of the Talking Pictures Podcast we talk about what makes people react passionately on Social Media? We also discuss our reaction to people’s personal and professional attacks on our character and our images.

Oct 11 2016

57mins

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Rank #15: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

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We chat with Chicago freelancer Ting Shen about his quest for the perfect camera strap, shooting NBA basketball and his experience covering the Dallas police shootings. On July 7, 2016 four Dallas police officers and one DART officer were gunned down on the streets of Dallas, Texas. Ting, who was working as the photo intern for the Dallas Morning News, was sent to Baylor University Hospital. He recounts the events which led up to making the unforgettable image of a DART police officer comforting a colleague in the emergency room entrance. He also discusses the lessons learned in the wake of the tragic event. http://interactives.dallasnews.com/2016/rally-shooting/

Apr 22 2017

57mins

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Rank #16: Thanks for the 1720 memories

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The real estate listing for our soon to be former home at 1720 5th Avenue in Moline reads as follows; "Current Daily Dispatch Property. Now available for purchase. Over 53,000 SF of office and warehouse space……Will be vacated within the next 120 days.’ Well those 120 days are just about up, so we decided to gather six current and former Dispatch/Argus photographers to take a hilarious and heartfelt trip down memory lane about life at 1720. 

As for our new home, the Jefferson’s theme said it best - “Well we're movin' on up to the east side.”  We will be moving into a beautiful new building just down the road in East Moline. But before we go forward, we take a look back. We hope you in enjoy the show. Our panel includes Todd Welvaert, John Greenwood, Gary Krambeck, Paul Colletti, Todd Mizener and on the phone from Kansas City, Dan Videtich.

Dec 10 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: Gone with a tip of his cap

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We are back after our three month hiatus. Thank you for sticking with the Talking Pictures Podcast we really appreciate it. If you are a regular listener you already know we moved to new offices in late Decemeber 2017. The combination of getting situated in our new digs and a busy high school sports season conspired to keep us from taping any new episodes. We returned to the studio this week just in time to say goodbye to one of our own. Tune in and find out which member of the Talking Pictures Podcast is walking into the sunset wearing a cowboy hat and Nikes.

Mar 28 2018

43mins

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Rank #18: Max-imum portraits

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We apologize for the delay in posting a new episode. We have been busy moving to our new offices but before we moved out we recorded one last episode in our old photo studio before moving to our new offices. Max Gersh, of The Villages Daily Sun photographer, calls into the show to talk about his fantastic sports portrait project. The elaborately staged portraits were shot for the Villages Daily Sun’s high school basketball kick-off issue.

Jan 13 2018

47mins

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Rank #19: Listening Matters: Reporting on tragedy in the Black community

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In this week’s episode of the Talking Pictures Podcast we talk to former Dispatch/Argus reporter, and local African American leader, Brandy Donaldson, about media responsibility when covering tragedy in the black community. We taped this episode the day after the ambush killings of Police officers in Dallas, TX and the officer involved shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. We want to encourage everyone to listen to the entire episode. We hope you’ll find our conversation thought provoking and honest.

Jul 11 2016

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Rank #20: Solar Eclipse....totally stoked

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Alan Sheidler, the President of the Quad-Cities' Popular Astronomy Club, is excited about witnessing his first total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. Before leaving for Columbia, Missouri he was kind enough to chat about photographing and witnessing the eclipse.

Aug 18 2017

19mins

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