Tripod is the first podcast dedicated to nature photography, and that means landscape, wildlife, night, and travel photography. The show is hosted by Jim Harmer, Nick Page, and Majeed Badizadigan, three well-known and highly respected landscape photographers, who also dabble in wildlife and other genres of nature photography. Tripod is the 5th show in the Improve Photography Network of podcasts. Be sure to check out our other shows: Improve Photography, Portrait Session, Thoughts on Photography, and Photo Taco.
Tripod is the first podcast dedicated to nature photography, and that means landscape, wildlife, night, and travel photography. The show is hosted by Jim Harmer, Nick Page, and Majeed Badizadigan, three well-known and highly respected landscape photographers, who also dabble in wildlife and other genres of nature photography. Tripod is the 5th show in the Improve Photography Network of podcasts. Be sure to check out our other shows: Improve Photography, Portrait Session, Thoughts on Photography, and Photo Taco.
Jeff Harmon, passionate hobbyist photographer, works as an Information Security professional by day and loves to break down complicated and/or technical photography topics so that the newest of photographers can understand them. No topic is too simple or too complicated for the show. If he doesn’t know the answer then he brings on an expert to help him break it down. Get photography tips in the time it takes to eat a taco, or perhaps a burrito!
Rank #1: Hobbyist Pricing.
Jeff Harmon walks through some suggestions on how a hobbyist should price their photo shoots. The post Hobbyist Pricing appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
Rank #2: Astrophotography.
Nick Page shares tips on the gear and techniques to do astophotography The post Astrophotography appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
All about the art, science, and love of landscape photography
Rank #1: Achieving Ultimate Sharpness – LPP #12.
In this Episode Nick talks about achieving sharpness in landscape photos. Nature photographers, more than any other genera are the most likely to be sharpness obsessed. In this episode Nick talks about where to focus, hyper focal distance, focus stacking, shutter speed, depth of field and sharpening in post processing.Mastering Luminosity MasksSteve Perry's Sharpening video and actionsTK actions
Rank #2: Photographing Storms with Mike Olbinski – LPP #50.
This week I sit down with Mike Olbinski, amazing photographer and Timelapser from Arizona. We talk about the logistics, and safety techniques when photographing super cells and lightning. Mikes website Mikes youtube channel Nick’s Youtube Channel Nick’s Website
5 photographers (Brent Bergherm, Jeff Harmon, Connor Hibbs, Erica Kay, Brian McGuckin) take turns covering listener questions, photography news, and the famous photography “doodads” of the week with each round table discussion episode. This is the podcast for enthusiast and professional photography nerds who want to level up and master their photography–without the fluff of a “talk show.” The team has a special skill for covering advanced level photography techniques in a way that less experienced photographers can understand. They don’t talk down to newer photographers yet provide tips that help advanced photographers. Come join us as we all work to master our photography together!
Rank #1: PASS’ing The Test!.
Darin sits down with Nick & Brian to answer questions from listeners of the podcast ranging from beginner to advanced. Nick & Darin get nerdy while Brian attempts to keep them grounded. The three tackle the benefits of online galleries & replacing the sky in Photoshop. The post PASS’ing The Test! appeared first on Master Photography Podcast.
Rank #2: Instagram For Photographers In 2019.
Jeff, Erica, and Connor talk through photographers using Instagram in 2019. Massive Commercial Job Lost Due To Instagram Let’s start off by talking about a story that made a lot of waves in the photography media here in late January 2019. It is a story that came out from an discussion between Chris Do from “The Futur” (no “e”) and ... The post Instagram For Photographers In 2019 appeared first on Master Photography Podcast.
This show is for travel and landscape photographers who never stop exploring. Maybe you want to learn about a new destination, technique or style. Or you simply want to learn from other's successes and failures. We have interviews, stories, tips and techniques, and from time to time we’ll even dive into the post-production side of things.
Rank #1: Recent happenings and Macro Photography.
There’s so much to talk about and so little time to do it, so, where to start. First off I’d like to talk about the show in general. Not publishing as often as I’d like. (end of the quarter and all that) Working very hard on my print course and coming up with ideas for future courses. Very busy quarter ahead. 48 in my intro to digital imaging course, 32 in my principles of photography course. Plus putting my dossier together. This quarter will be busy. Going to try out a shorter show format for a while. It will be hard because I love talking photography. But with a shorter show to get out it may not seem so daunting of a task and I might be able to keep at it on a more regular basis. My goal is still twice per month. I do have my workshops that still have several spots left. If shooting the total solar eclipse and other great spots in Chile interests you, please consider signing up. I’ve reserved a large apartment that has flexible sleeping arrangements, but I also have an option about doing your own lodging if you’d prefer. Check out the listing on my site and see if that would work for you. It’ll be so much fun and quite the adventure. We’ll learn some photography along the way too of course. And my Croatia workshop too. If you love waterfalls and historic city centers then this trip is for you. Something I’d like to really stress is that we have some flexibility on the dates. If the first part of the trip can’t work for you please consider the second part. It’s only a half-week but I can easily extend that to a full week if that would be a better fit for your schedule. The problem is we’re coming up on the cancellation deadline which is March 31, 2019. If I don’t have the minimum signed up I’ll have to cancel. So please check it out and reach out to me if you have any questions. My website is experiencing some changes lately. I’m preparing for publishing my course and it will be right there in my main site, http://brentbergherm.com I’ve got the videos edited, I just need to polish them off and get them organized on the site. When I publish the course I’ll do another episode that will walk you through everything in basic detail so you know what’s what and what to expect. I’m so excited to be so close to being finished. I’m spending my spring break getting this thing online and ready to go. It will be way more than just a set of videos to download. I will make the first announcements about the course release to my email list and my Workshops group on facebook. Just search for Brent Bergherm Photo Workshops on facebook and ask to join, or find the link at the bottom of every page on my site and join the email list. I email out my most recent blog posts and other pertinent stuff. I’ll be missing so many of you at the Create Photography Retreat later this week, but please know I’m working super hard to get this wonderful course out to you. Of course, I also have the Walla Walla Print-n-Shoot workshop as well. With this workshop you’ll get access to the print course online when it’s published, but you’ll also have time with me here in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley where we’ll spend a week going out and shooting great images and then you’ll learn tons of post-production and print process techniques to create fine art prints from your photographs. The cost of the workshop includes all the ink and paper you’ll need to print several fine enlargements. I’m still looking for submissions for my next theme where I talk about listener submitted images. For now I’m still hosting that on the facebook group. It should be the first thing you see and the theme this month is RED. I’ll record an episode in late March or early April 2019 and review and comment on three listener submitted images and then we’ll also talk about what red means in an image. Also, I picked up a book by Ibarionex Perello titled “Making Photographs” and so far I recommend it. I’d love to chat with someone about this book. So if you want to get yourself a copy and read it by this summer please do so. We’ll then do an episode that’s a book review of sorts. I think it’ll be fun, check out the link in the show notes or just search for “Making Photographs” at your favorite bookseller. https://www.amazon.com/Making-Photographs-Developing-Personal-Workflow/dp/1681983990/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?keywords=ibonarex+perello&qid=1553205526&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmr0 Shooting Macro. Spring is here and I love to shoot macro images of all sorts of subjects. Flowers, bugs and other details. It’s so fun to look at the amazing detail in God’s beautiful creation. So often we just miss out on the details, but when we take a macro lens and inspect it for all it’s worth, I don’t know, for me it’s just absolutely amazing. I wrote a blog post on this and I’ll link it in the show notes as well: https://brentbergherm.com/shooting-macro/ Other links mentioned: Chile Total Solar Eclipse Workshop: https://brentbergherm.com/workshops/chile-2019/ Croatia Creative Composition Workshop: https://brentbergherm.com/workshops/croatia-2019/ Walla Walla Shoot-n-Print Workshop: https://brentbergherm.com/workshops/ww-print/
Rank #2: Compositional Awareness.
New Workshop for December 2020 just announced. Check out the website for all the details. https://brentbergherm.com There’s still spots left in my Denver one-day printing workshop. https://brentbergherm.com/workshops/denver/ And don’t forget my Oregon Coast Workshop! https://brentbergherm.com/workshops/oregon-coast-2019/ Guest Introduction. Today I have David Long once again joining me. David, welcome to the show. Listeners may remember you from a while back when we talked about winter photography in New England. That was from November 2018. Topic: Today wanted to talk about Composition, and in reality, I maybe should call it “thought processes” on making images, or “thought processes on composition.” We’re also going to weave in some stories from the road. David, you’ve been a busy traveler lately. Tell us a bit about that first. St. Augustine, FL. Beach photography, FL landscape, birds, moon rises, Milky Way items too. Holland, tulips, canals, windmills. There during third week of April. 10 days on CA coast. Northern NH. Waterfalls and Wildflowers workshop. Going to Iceland soon. Going with 5 people. “Composition,” to me, almost seems like an overused word. Yet it’s so important to keep these things in mind as we head out to make great photographs. What compositional idea would you like to start us out with today? (David’s first item to talk about, does not have to be part of the list below) Focal point of the scene. Available elements found in the scene. Other compositional points to ponder in no particular order: (would love to weave in some of your recent images as examples of how you approach these following items, I’ll do the same where possible) Emphasis of the idea you’re trying to convey, how does this idea inform your compositional decisions? Understanding visual weight Understanding balance, symmetrical and/or asymmetrical Different ways to control eye movement of the viewer Seeing like the camera, reconciling the differences in the way a camera records a scene with how we experience it, and being able to convey that in the final image, screen or print. Telling the story, an image should tell a story and if it does, it will finish the goal. No tried and true tricks, just something to practice. Where can they find you online: http://davelongphoto.com https://www.instagram.com/davidlong3653 https://www.bluehourboston.com
The PetaPixel Podcast is a twice-weekly podcast about the wonderful world of photography. It’s a fusion of news, opinions, humor, and real-world experience, bundled into a show that you can listen to on your way to work.Subscribe today to stay up to date with what’s going on in the photo industry from one of the-most-listened-to photography podcasts.Join thousands of photographers from around the world who enjoy host Sharky James' twice-weekly photo podcast where you'll have fun, improve your photography and solve those pesky problems you've been having. Leave voicemails, send in your questions and get answers!
Rank #1: Ep. 83: Cool New Photoshop CC Features…and Adobe Gets Freaky Deaky Promoting Them - and more.
Here’s episode 83 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. You can also download the MP3 directly and subscribe via iTunes or RSS! Leave a comment in this post, or use our voicemail widget for feedback/questions for the show. In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Portrait photographer Neil Kremer opens the show. Thanks Neil! Adobe releases cool new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.15, but promotes them in a really bizarre way. (#) Hasselblad wows with the X1D, a mirrorless medium format camera with a more reasonable, yet still high price tag. (#) Western Digital's My Passport Wireless Pro seeks to help you back up your data by cutting the cord. (#) Eyefi sells it's Cloud service to camera and electronics maker Ricoh. (#) Noted photographer Fan Ho dies at age 84. (#) Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community. We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome! You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”
Rank #2: Ep. 82: Hasselblad Set to Make a Bold Move - and more.
Here’s episode 82 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. You can also download the MP3 directly and subscribe via iTunes or RSS! Leave a comment in this post, or use our voicemail widget for feedback/questions for the show. In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Sponsor: FreshBooks. Get your FREE 30 day trial at FreshBooks.com/PetaPixel and enter PetaPixel in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. Photographer RC Concepcion of FotoPromos opens the show. Thanks RC! Hasselblad to announce something big on June 22 and the leading rumor is that it'll be a mirrorless medium format body. (#) Former KelbyOne RC Concepcion and Mia McCormick announce a new education component to Foto Promos. (#) A sleeper Soviet-era lens is a big, heavy beast, but tack sharp if you get a good copy. (#) A German man takes Nikon to task over the D500. (#) Avast releases a solution for all those photos taking up valuable space on iOS devices with a pretty solid solution. (#) Listener Luis in Mexico City, Mexico wants to know if kit lenses are as bad as "photographers" in the forums make them out to be despite his great success with them. Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community. We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome! You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”
The Martin Bailey Photography Podcast provides education and inspiration through a mix of art, creativity and technical topics, interviews, gear reviews and travelogue style episodes. Full archive at http://mbp.ac/blog
Rank #1: Why Expose to the Right?.
Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/381
Rank #2: The Mental Checklist to Make Better Photographs.
Details on blog: https://mbp.ac/498
Portrait Session is the premiere podcast for portrait photographers who want to learn lighting, posing, post-processing, how to build a business, and more!
Rank #1: 10 things to do to improve your portraits - EP 84.
Shoot in rawLearn off camera flashRead Picture Perfect PosingLearn to walk the line between creative and tasteful editingUnderstand white balanceLearn to “see” light.. And milk it for what it is worthMentor with Erica KayGet inspired, look at the works of othersWatch Connor’s High End Retouching Video on IP+Never stop learning and finding that “new thing”
Rank #2: Tips and Tricks for Posing Women - EP 100.
Erica and Connor share their tips and tricks for posing women.For more in depth advice for posing women, be sure to check out Erica’s training video on Improve Photography Plus!Focus on curvesWork from the bottom up for a basic poseAngleFoot placementKneesWeight in back hipArms/elbowsHandsNeck/shouldersChinUsing things to hide imperfectionsArmsDepth of fieldLight and shadows
Photog Adventures is about chronicling and sharing the stories of Aaron King's adventures getting out there with his camera. Whether you have a full time job or demanding family responsibilities you just need to start now MAKING AN ADVENTURE A PRIORITY in your life! You don’t have to go far to get out on a photography adventure and you will never regret it even if you don’t come back with amazing photos. Listen along as I recount the funny, scary and weird stories from photography adventures throughout beautiful Utah and the surrounding areas. On the podcast I discuss what went well, what could have gone better and what I have learned as we were out there.When I’m not talking recent adventures, I learn from guest photographers worldwide who share the same love of landscape and astrophotography.If you are a beginning landscape or astrophotographer come along with me through my YOUTUBE CHANNEL and learn from my mistakes and my successes! If nothing else, seeing me out there will inspire you to find time to get out there too and have a photog adventure of your own!YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/PhotogAdventuresINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/photogadventures/
Rank #1: Ian Norman | Mt. Whitney Milky Way Photography & LIVE Q&A with the Facebook Page Followers! | Ep 86.
LIVE STREAM! with LonelySpeck's Ian Norman!! If you aren't following the Facebook Photog Adventures Page (PAGE not the Group) then you might have missed out on the opportunity of hanging with Ian Norman live. Ian is one of our ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Milky Way Master Gurus and the creator of LonelySpeck.com and many popular YouTube tutorials helping us all be better in our Milky Way Photography!In this episode we start with talking about Ian's hike up Mt. Whitney and doing Milky Way Photography on his way down then move on to our LIVE listener Q&A where he tackles photography technique and processing questions from those participating in the LIVE Q&A.Then for Segment Three we do an extended Gear Time where Ian talks Sony Camera bodies and gets everyone thinking about changing over to the Sony Sensor! Follow Ian and his wife's adventures at http://northtosouth.us/ and over on their Instagram @northtosouthtravel.Learn more Milky Way Photography tips over at LonelySpeck.com!NOTE: Be prepared for long, unedited portions of the hangout with Ian during the live Q&A. Segments Two and Three are better enjoyed watching the live feed off our Facebook Page but I included them here in case you prefer that. I apologize in advance for what turns out to be my worst "one more thing then lets end the podcast" ever. As I say it about three times and the podcast extends another 30-45 minutes!
Rank #2: We discuss 20 Composition Tips from a PetaPixel Article that can help your photography! | Ep 95.
In this week's episode we go LIVE on Facebook and discuss several topics, but I bring to you an edited down audio-only version of our discussion about Barry O'Carroll's PetaPixel article "20 Composition Techniques That Will Improve Your Photos". After announcing an additional podcast EACH WEEK to the Photog Adventures Podcast feed that is NOT Astro Photog and available to Patrons-Only. We go into great detail on every tip that Barry shares in his PetaPixel article. Work on bettering your photography with these reminders or brand new ideas to use in your compositional process!
Get your questions answered and learn to see, no matter if digital or film or if you shoot mirrorless or with a DSLR. You use Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Lightroom? Come in! Exposure, composition and the creative side
Rank #1: 837 AF or MF?.
Will storing your lenses horizontally or vertically degrade their sharpness over time? And what’s better, autofocus or manual focus? Photo by David Travis[sc:podlovebutton] Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email[sc:workshops]The post 837 AF or MF? appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.
Rank #2: 835 A Touchy Subject.
Chris discusses ethics in wildlife photography and how there’s now a proposal for Exif data that deals exactly with that: what was the stress level of the animal, how much manipulation was taking place during the shoot, and much more. Your opinion? Discuss it in the Slack on channel #genre-wildlife. Special guest on today’s episode is mad scientist photographer Don Komarechka, who tells us about his experiments with snowflakes, freezing soap bubbles and UV photography. Photo by Trevor Cole [sc:podlovebutton] Links: Ethical Exif (EE) for Wildlife Photos Discuss with other TFTTF listeners, get on the Tfttf Slack here Don Komarechka Podcast: Photo Geek Weekly Norway: Lofoten Fantastic Fjords 2018 Photo Tour – phantastic tours and workshops 2016 Lofoten Norway photo tour with Chris Marquardt Silk Road Kyrgyztan Photo Tour – phantastic tours and workshops 2019 Kyrgyztan Silk Road photo tour with Chris Marquardt Romania Fall Colours Photo Tour – phantastic tours and workshops 2019 Romaina photo tour with Chris Marquardt Support the show SPONSOR: WeTransfer – Not Creepy! Shownotes wurden mit dem Showmator erstellt Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email [sc:workshops] The post 835 A Touchy Subject appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.
Photography News, Reviews , Community and Discussion
Rank #1: The Myth of Full-Frame!.
In this interview, I chat with photographer Joe Edelman about the perception that small sensor cameras are somehow inferior to cameras with full-frame sensors.
Rank #2: Unleash Your Inner CREATIVE! With Marc Silber.
Marc Silber joins me to talk about his latest book on creativity called CREATIVE!
Join us each week for a conversation with insightful and entertaining guests. From gear and technique to history, science and art, we discuss the topics most important to the contemporary photographer.
Rank #1: Street Portraiture -- Intention and Interaction with Ruddy Roye and Amy Touchette.
The simple theme for today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast was to be “how to speak to people in the street when you’d like to take their photo.” For this conversation, we invited two of the best street portraitists in New York—Amy Touchette and FUJIFILM X-Photographer Ruddy Roye, both incredibly talented photographers (and writers!) whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Time, Esquire, and many other publications. They are both also very active on Instagram, with work that seems ideally suited for the best that medium has to offer. However, as good conversations often do, ours takes a winding road. We discuss personal and family histories, gentrification, race, and a range of subjects, all along tying these ideas to the fundamental aspects of engaging with people, often strangers, to produce passionate and compassionate street photography. We ask our guests how they approach people, how they describe their work when asking for a photograph, and about the importance of body language and eye contact to convey your intention and develop trust. We also examine the differences in approach when photographing people from cultural and economic backgrounds different than your own, when shooting groups of people and, finally, we discuss how to handle pushback, requests for money, outright rejections, and even upsetting encounters. For the gearheads, we touch on working with formats from medium format to cellphone, and how that effects your approach and the interaction with your subjects. Join us for this inspiring conversation. Guests: Amy Touchette and Ruddy Roye Photograph © Amy Touchette Host: Allan Weitz Senior Creative Producer: John Harris Producer: Jason Tables
Rank #2: Ethics of Landscape Photography, with Ryan Dyar and Adam Burton.
We are in a Golden Age of landscape photography. Digital cameras and improved software enable the kind of imaging that until recently was only possible via the budgets of large publications and the talents and ambitions of a few select photographers. Ambition and talent remain, and with enhanced dynamic range and color algorithms, higher sensitivity settings, simplified stitching and compositing software, and a network of websites to display work, impressive landscape photography is abundant; however, there are new masters and the skill set of current practitioners includes not only those of the photographer, but also of the savvy digital graphic artist. With the ability to pull details from shadows, augment colors and combine distinct files into a single image now easier than ever, we must ask—is it acceptable to represent nature without natural characteristics, to merge photos from different focal lengths into one image, or add a blazing sunset to a foreground taken hours or days apart? Can images composed in such a way even be defined as photography and does an ethos, akin to that in photojournalism and documentary, apply to nature photography? These are some of the questions we pose to two incredible landscape photographers, Adam Burton and Ryan Dyar. We spoke with them separately, but prepared a similar set of questions, and asked them to walk us through their in-camera workflow and post-process techniques. We spoke about their approach to a scene, their use of “grad-filters” and plug-ins, acceptable degrees of enhancement, and strove to understand if there is indeed an ethics to landscape photography. Guests: Ryan Dyar and Adam Burton Photograph: Ryan Dyar Adam Burton - 02:30 Ryan Dyar - 39:00 www.ryandyar.com www.adamburtonphotography.com For more images see: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/features/podcast-ethics-landscape-photography-ryan-dyar-and-adam-burton To subscribe to our podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/b-h-photography-podcast/id1052860428?mt=2
Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These talks focus on the creative process in fine art photography. LensWork editor Brooks Jensen side-steps techno-talk and artspeak to offer a stimulating mix of ideas, experience, and observations from his 40 years as a fine art photographer, writer, and publisher. Topics include a wide range of subjects from finding subject matter to presenting your work and building an audience. Included in this series are the LensWork Podcasts -- typically 10-15 minutes exploring a topic a bit more deeply -- and our almost daily Here's a thought . . . series. Here's a thought . . . is the audio portion from videos with the same title and are snippets, fragments, morsels, and tidbits from Brooks' fertile (and sometimes swiss-cheesy) brain. Usually just a minute or so. Pretty much daily. Always about photography and the art life. Brooks Jensen is the publisher of LensWork, one of the world's most respected and award-winning photography publications, known for its museum-book quality printing and luxurious design. LensWork has subscribers in over 73 countries. His latest books are "Seeing in SIXES (2016), The Best of the LensWork Interviews (2016), Photography, Art, and Media (2016), Seeing in SIXES (2017), Seeing in SIXES (2018), and Seeing in SIXES (2019).
Rank #1: LW1176 - Digital Myths.
Just because everyone says it and it's deeply rooted in conventional wisdom, that doesn't make it true. As a pragmatist, I'm amazed how many myths about digital photography simply don't describe what I experience as a pragmatic image maker. You might be interested in . . . "How to" tutorials and camera reviews are everywhere on YouTube, but if you're interested in photography and the creative life, you need to know about the incredible resources you can access as a member of LensWork Online. LensWork Online includes hundreds of hours of audio, video, and downloadable content - literally terabytes of content, content, and more content. All 1200+ of Brooks Jensen's podcasts, the complete Here's a Thought... video library, Looking at Images commentaries, Creative Labs and new channels for 2020 including Finding the Picture and Those Who Inspire Me and Why. We add new content literally every day. You can learn more about memberships to LensWork Online at www.lenswork.com. And don't forget that all members can download the digital versions of LensWork for your tablet or computer. The most content-rich resource for ideas and inspiration you'll find anywhere on the Internet.
Rank #2: LW1175 - Fundamental Decisions.
Before I left for Asia this year, I went back and did a deep review of my images from 2009 - in particular, those images that had a technological failure. From this review, I developed a strategy that I'm delighted to report worked perfectly during this year's trip. You might be interested in . . . Announcing the 2020 LensWork Community Book Project! In 2020, we are shifting gears from six-image projects to outstanding single images. Our 2020 book project is for those of you who prefer to create a stand-alone, outstanding image. The 2020 book will revolve around a theme, and will be titled Our Magnificent Planet. Obviously, the emphasis will be on landscape images, but there will be a number of categories represented: The grand landscape Our flowering world (plants, blossoms) Trees Water (ponds, creeks, rivers, oceans) Humans in the environment Mountains and snow Dunes Intimate landscape Boats and the water's edge Now accepting entries! Deadline for entries is May 31, 2020 Everyone who enters will receive a book (One copy per entrant.) whether or not your image(s) is selected for publication. Our Magnificent Planet entry form and instructions
Where photography meets technology. Weekly podcasts, photo tips, equipment reviews, and more. Author and pro photographer Derrick Story shares his insights, experiences, and opinions.
Rank #1: "Which Photo Software Should You Use?" - TDS Photo Podcast.
This is The Digital Story Podcast #713, Nov. 12, 2019. Today's theme is "Which Photo Software Should You Use?" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue For many photographers, the quest for the right photo management software continues. You would think, now that we're two decades into the digital age, that the dust would have settle. But if anything, the landscape is more cloudy than ever. On today's podcast I share insights from our photography community on what they're using and why. I hope you enjoy the show. Digital Photography Podcast 713 Which Photo Software Should You Use? As part of my job, I have to be somewhat software agnostic. That doesn't mean that I don't have my favorites. But I try to discuss as many viable applications as possible. Because, quite honestly, one of them might be best for you. For a while there, it looked like things had settled in to Lightroom, Aperture, and iPhoto. But then Apple turned over the cart, and we seemed to be right back where we started. This did, however, open the door for new software to make the scene that might have otherwise received no attention. And now we have many choices. I polled our Inner Circle members, they shared what apps they're using now. Here's the list in defending order. Photos for macOS - 30 votes Adobe Lightroom Desktop Version - 26 votes Other - 20 votes Adobe Lightroom, Creative Cloud Version - 19 votes Adobe Photoshop, with or without Bridge - 15 votes Capture One Pro - 15 votes OnOne Suite - 9 votes DxO PhotoLab - 6 votes Exposure X5 - 1 vote I think Charles sums up the position of many photographers these days: "I primarily us Lightroom Classic to manage and edit my images. I use Photoshop if and when the image requires PS's advanced editing capabilities. Apple's Photos app is used primarily to share images with my Apple centric family. While Lightroom (formerly Lightroom CC) gets used mostly so I can check what's going on in the Creative Cloud. I also use Lightroom Mobile, Luminar and Aurora HDR. Since I've been a Lightroom user since its first beta, I don't think I'll ever change as long as Adobe keeps up its current rate of advancing the platform." Andrew adds: "Lightroom Classic is my go to now but I use Capture Pro for my my Fuji pictures. I still miss the organisational abilities of Aperture. My workflow is built around Lightroom now and that is my biggest barrier to change. I think things like Luminar are interesting from a processing perspective but it's difficult to find a time to experiment. Lightroom CC and Photos I mainly use to support mobile devices." Andrew, a former Aperture user, writes: "Nothing has quite replaced Aperture. However, Capture One meets most of my needs although the catalogue isn't quite there. I think Photos is better than many people think and good enough for most. Plugins cover the gap in process. Luminar's catalogue features are pretty basic at the moment, but it's a great plugin." And finally, Rob chimes in: "I am sticking with LR /PS. A lot of images are in it and I know them well enough for what I do. I do use Luminar and photolab ( they do the best noise reduction ). Luminar I use but via the flex plugin. I find it too slow for culling. Not mentioned but I do like LR mobile on my iPad and it's ability to synchronize with LR desktop. I can do edits and share easily enough that way. I just tried PS for the iPad. Very disappointed. How can you release a product without refine edge ? For now on the iPad I am sticking with affinity on the iPad. I then went over to our TDS Facebook page where I asked the question: ""Which Photo Software Should You Use?" - And I want your input. What do you love/hate about the photo software that you're using now." Lawrence wrote: "My current software suite is Lightroom for catalog management along with light editing (can't say I love it, but I've stuck with it because of the tagging/collections/rating I've done there over the years. I also use Luminar for heavier editing but I am VERY disappointed that they made a big deal out of Libraries, but then quietly dumped supporting import of Lightroom Libraries). I'm also not thrilled with their move into compositing with sky removal. And lastly, I use a series of other tools as plugins to Lightroom (Excire visual search, ON1 B&W conversion, TopazLabs DeNoise AI)" Jim added a very interesting comment: "I use Lightroom Classic. I did switch fully to Lightroom CC because I love the idea of having my images in the cloud (backed up locally of course) because I want to move to a mobile only workflow doing all my editing and management on the iPad. It's so much more convenient for travel! I was very pleased with Lightroom Cc but then I discovered a big issue. The mobile applications (phone and iPad) actually store a smart preview of EVERY image and there is no limit on how much space it will use on your mobile device. I confirmed with Adobe that it will consume 100% of device capacity if needed. That was a show stopper that caused me to switch back. None of the other Adobe competitors will work for me because none of them offer desktop, mobile and cloud support. Only Adobe offers all three. I hope one of the others like Skylum one day hits all three!" I think Peter's comment is interesting: "After many years I've been looking for alternatives to LR. Currently using ON1 as my default and like it. Started to develop a rhythm with it. I like that it doesn't rearrange my file structure. The raw processing works fine for me. HDR module is pretty useless IMO, but that's not a deal breaker. Lots of options to fine tune images to get to my vision. I really wanted to like Luminar, but haven't been able to zero in on a workflow I can get my head around. Did get Aurora, their stand alone HDR software to try out. We'll see. Will go back and try brackets that failed in ON1 and see what Aurora gives me. Retraining my brain to new software is a painful process. Actually have to think about what I'm doing." And finally, Bob adds:" I currently use LR, with Aurora, Luminar, PS, NIK and a few others when LR falls short. I have a lot invested in LR as a DAM, that getting me to switch off of it would require a huge jump in capabilities to go through the effort. Overall, I feel Adobe is abandoning the LR+PS photographers in favor of pursuing their cloud strategy that does NOT work for me." So where does that leave us? If you prefer the Adobe ecosystem, there are advantages to using Lightroom + Lightroom Mobile + Photoshop as needed. iPhone photographers and Apple fans should definitely revisit Photos and its substantial bullpen of Editing Extensions. Tethered shooters, RAW aficionados, and those who don't care about having a companion mobile app might want to consider Capture One Pro. And if not of these work for you, there's still the OnOne suite, DxO PhotoLab, Luminar with Libraries, and a handful of others. Skillshare for Photographers Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere. You can take courses in photography, videography, audio production - you name it, they've got it. So whether you're picking up a new skill for your day job, figuring out your next side project, or pursuing a long-time passion, Skillshare has classes for you. The photography courses are amazing. One that I recommend is "Documentary Photography: Capturing Places and People" by National Geo photographer Ami Vitale. She is both a great photographer and a compelling personality. And this is just one of many top notch titles on Skillshare. Join the millions of students already learning on Skillshare today with this special offer for TDS listeners: Get 2 months free. That's right, Skillshare is offering The Digital Story community 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for free. To sign up, go to skillshare.com/tds. And a big thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this show! Don't Stop with Portrait Mode - Make Your iPhone Shots Even Better You can read the entire TDS article here complete with step-by-step illustrations. Portrait mode on current iPhones is incredible. Just open the Camera app, slide the options to Portrait, and shoot away. And as impressive as the results initially look, you can make them even better with just a few clicks. Here's how. Choose the best lighting scheme. Improve skin color. Add a soft vignette. Don't forget a dash of sharpening. Now, thanks to iOS 13 and iPadOS, all of these techniques can be applied on the iPhone and iPad as well, with the exception of White Balance. When in Photos for mobile devices, use the Warmth and Tint adjustments instead. Our LA Street Photography Experience is Coming this March This 3-day event on March 13-15 explores classic Los Angeles locations and architecture. Our excursions will take us as far west as Venice Beach, as well as famous movie spots and the back streets of this fascinating Southern California area. You will learn new techniques for safe and effective street photography, how to capture the vibe of great architecture, and enjoy some classic California cuisine along the way. Olympus Educator, Mike Boening, is our co-instructor. Those of you who have worked with Mike at our SF Street Photography events know how much he brings to the table. Not only is he an official Olympus Educator, he's an accomplished street photographer, and he's going to bring gear for you to test and learn about. If you want to join Mike and me this coming March, just visit the information and registration page, or go to www.thenimblephotographer.com and click on the Workshops link, or go to the Olympus site - no matter how you get there, Mike and I are looking forward to working with you this coming Spring. Updates and Such Inner Circle Members: A big thanks to those who support our podcast and our efforts! Podcasting Skills Course - Big thanks to everyone who attended our Podcasting Skills Course this past Saturday. I really enjoyed sharing all of those gems with you. B&H and Amazon tiles on www.thedigitalstory. If you click on them first, you're helping to support this podcast. (The Digital Story is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.) And speaking of supporting this show, and big thanks to our Patreon Inner Circle members: Affiliate Links - The links to some products in this podcast contain an affiliate code that credits The Digital Story for any purchases made from B&H Photo and Amazon via that click-through. Depending on the purchase, we may receive some financial compensation. And finally, be sure to visit our friends at Red River Paper for all of your inkjet supply needs. See you next week! More Ways to Participate Want to share photos and talk with other members in our virtual camera club? Check out our Flickr Public Group. And from those images, I choose the TDS Member Photo of the Day. Podcast Sponsors Red River Paper - Keep up with the world of inkjet printing, and win free paper, by liking Red River Paper on Facebook. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere. Get two months of learning for free by visiting www.skillshare.com/tds. The Nimbleosity Report Do you want to keep up with the best content from The Digital Story and The Nimble Photographer? Sign up for The Nimbleosity Report, and receive highlights twice-a-month in a single page newsletter. Be a part of our community! Want to Comment on this Post? You can share your thoughts at the TDS Facebook page, where I'll post this story for discussion.
Rank #2: "Photographer's Gift Guide - 2019 Edition" - TDS Photo Podcast.
This is The Digital Story Podcast #715, Nov. 26, 2019. Today's theme is "Photographer's Gift Guide - 2019 Edition" I'm Derrick Story. Opening Monologue Photographers aren't the easiest bunch to buy for, that is, unless you have a fully-vetted gift guide at your disposal. And that's exactly what I'm going to share with you today - 5 items ranging from affordable to well, slightly more than that, each and every one will be a delightful surprise for the visual artist in your life, even if that person is you. Digital Photography Podcast 715 Photographer's Gift Guide - 2019 Edition Feeling a little stumped for gift ideas this holiday season? Take a gander at this list. Nitecore P12 LED Tactical Pocket Flashlight ($42) - Built for durability, the light features an aluminum housing with a Type III hard-anodized black finish that resists scratching and corrosion. It is O-ring sealed to be IPX8-rated submersible to 6.6' and impact-resistant to 5'. A textured diamond pattern is machined into the handle to provide a sure grip, and there is a removable tactical ring that fits on the handle for use with a 'cigar-style' two-handed pistol grip. Using separately sold Nitecore mount and remote switch accessories, it can be used as a weapon light. The light can run on 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123 li-ion rechargeable, or 2 x CR123 disposable batteries. There is reverse-polarity protection that prevents damage to the light's circuitry if the batteries are put in incorrectly. Nanlite LumiPad 11 Bi-Color Soft LED Panel ($49) - Handy for use on or off-camera, the LumiPad 11 Bi-Color Soft LED Panel from NanLite is a versatile 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.4" light source with solid control features at a price point that makes it a good choice for both part-time and full-time shooters. Its wide beam spread, and soft output are well-suited for portrait, wedding, group video, and photography, while its thin 1.4" profile allows placement where larger lights can't go. The light has color that's CRI-rated at 95 for accurate rendering and variable from 3200 to 5600K to meet any ambient light challenge or to blend in seamlessly with other fixtures. Light intensity is variable from 0 to 100%, while the fixture's quiet air-cooling is an asset, especially in sound-sensitive situations. The LumiPad 11 is ready for worldwide use via an optional 110-240 VAC power adapter, but it can also run on separately-purchased batteries when mains power is unavailable via its NP-F battery plate. SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD ($89) - Designed for saving and editing high-resolution photos and videos, the 500GB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD from SanDisk provides users with up to 500GB of storage for their creative content work, as well as a 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 and delivers read speeds of up to 550 MB/s. Additionally, this SSD is IP-55 rated and features resistance against water, dust, and shock. It can withstand a water flow of up to 30 kPA for 3 minutes, 1500 g of shock, and 5 gRMS of vibration @ 10-2000 Hz. It can also withstand drops of up to 6.5' on a concrete floor and temperature extremes, with operating temperatures ranging from 32 to 113°F and storage temperatures ranging from -4 to 158°F. FUJIFILM INSTAX SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-2 with Instant Film Kit (Silver) ($94) - The silver FUJIFILM INSTAX SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-2 allows you to print photos shot with a smartphone or tablet using FUJIFILM's free downloadable INSTAX SHARE app for Android and iOS. Each print measures 2.4 x 1.8" with up to 320 dpi resolution and prints in approximately 10 seconds. A reprint button lets you make additional copies. Choose from several templates and filters, and upload your images to social networking sites. The SP-2's battery recharges in approximately 90 minutes. This twin pack of FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini Instant Film contains 20 sheets of instant color film that is compatible for use with the INSTAX Mini series of cameras. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless MFT Digital Camera with 12-32mm and 45-150mm Lenses (Black) ($448) - This is a deal with $550 in savings making it more than half off. Complementing the imaging attributes (16MP sensor with dual stabilization), the camera also incorporates both a 2.76m-dot electronic viewfinder as well as a 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD, which has a tilting design to better enable working from high and low angles. Built-in Wi-Fi is also integrated into the design, which facilitates wireless image transferring and remote camera control from linked smartphones or tablets. DJI Mavic Mini ($399) -The Mavic Mini from DJI is a compact drone that offers professional-quality results with no restrictions. Thanks to its small size, the Mavic Mini can fly where larger drones are legally not permitted, or where a drone license is required. This freedom of flight is combined with a stabilized 3-axis gimbal and sophisticated flight modes, which can achieve up to 12MP images, 2.7K Quad HD videos, and complex cinematic shots with just a touch in the DJI Fly app. Another advantage of the Mavic Mini's size is that it can stay in the air longer. The Mini drone features up to 30 minutes of flight time on a full battery charge. The included controller is designed to work with Android and iOS smartphones, letting you easily fly the drone while maintaining a low-latency HD video feed from the gimbal from up to 2.5 miles away. To help get started, DJI includes a flight tutorial in the DJI Fly app, making the Mavic Mini an ideal drone solution for beginners to professionals alike. How I Became a 40mm Lens Guy There's something about 40mms that's just perfect for me. I have a bit more breathing space for composing than I do with a 50mm optic. Yet, it's not too wide like I often experience with 35mm lenses. It's just right for this street photographer kind of guy. But this revelation didn't come to me overnight. It evolved over years, beginning with a lens that wasn't 40mm at all: the Zeiss Tessar 45mm f/2.8 for my Contax film camera. I wanted this lens because it was a super compact pancake that would travel nicely on my Contax Aria. I loved it from the beginning, even though it wasn't the fastest at f/2.8, or quite as wide as a true 40mm. I still shoot with it today. You can read the entire article here to see all the optics that I'm currently a fan of. New Details for Our Upcoming LA Street Photography Experience This 3-day event on March 13-15 explores classic Los Angeles locations and architecture. Our excursions will take us as far west as Venice Beach, as well as famous movie spots and the back streets of this fascinating Southern California area. Our HQ will be in a cozy Santa Monica neighborhood, not far from the iconic Santa Monica Pier and the Metro Rail station. From there we'll ride the rail into the heart of LA urban culture, making stops along the way to explore. We will also spend a day photographing Venice Beach with all of its So Cal charm and charisma. What a dream for urban explorers! You will learn new techniques for safe and effective street photography, how to capture the vibe of great architecture, and enjoy some classic California cuisine along the way. Olympus Educator, Mike Boening, is our co-instructor. Those of you who have worked with Mike at our SF Street Photography events know how much he brings to the table. Not only is he an official Olympus Educator, he's an accomplished street photographer, and he's going to bring gear for you to test and learn about. If you want to join Mike and me this coming March, just visit the information and registration page, or go to www.thenimblephotographer.com and click on the Workshops link, or go to the Olympus site - no matter how you get there, Mike and I are looking forward to working with you this coming Spring. Do You Have a Film Camera that Needs a Good Home? Over the last year, I've received donations from TDS members who have film cameras that need a good home. What I do is inspect the items, repair and clean as I can, then list them in TheFilmCameraShop where I can find a good home for them. If you're interested in donating, please use the Contact Form on TheNimblePhotographer site. And thanks for you consideration! Updates and Such Inner Circle Members: A big thanks to those who support our podcast and our efforts! B&H and Amazon tiles on www.thedigitalstory. If you click on them first, you're helping to support this podcast. (The Digital Story is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.) And speaking of supporting this show, and big thanks to our Patreon Inner Circle members: Affiliate Links - The links to some products in this podcast contain an affiliate code that credits The Digital Story for any purchases made from B&H Photo and Amazon via that click-through. Depending on the purchase, we may receive some financial compensation. And finally, be sure to visit our friends at Red River Paper for all of your inkjet supply needs. See you next week! More Ways to Participate Want to share photos and talk with other members in our virtual camera club? Check out our Flickr Public Group. And from those images, I choose the TDS Member Photo of the Day. Podcast Sponsors Red River Paper - Keep up with the world of inkjet printing, and win free paper, by liking Red River Paper on Facebook. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere. Get two months of learning for free by visiting www.skillshare.com/tds. The Nimbleosity Report Do you want to keep up with the best content from The Digital Story and The Nimble Photographer? Sign up for The Nimbleosity Report, and receive highlights twice-a-month in a single page newsletter. Be a part of our community! Want to Comment on this Post? You can share your thoughts at the TDS Facebook page, where I'll post this story for discussion.
Each week host Ibarionex Perello brings in-depth, intimate and thoughtful conversations with photographers on living a photographic life. A welcome alternative to gear talk, the show provides insight and inspiration to anyone who has a passion and love for photography. A must listen.
Rank #1: The Candid Frame #200 - Dan Winters.
After studying photography in Southern California, Dan Winters finished his formal education at the film school of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. He began his career in photography as a photo journalist in his home town in Ventura County, California. After winning several regional awards for his work, he moved to New York City, where magazine assignments came rapidly. Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his unusual celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, photo illustrations, drawings and photojournalistic stories. Dan has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communications Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, PDN, The Art Director's Club of New York, Life Magazine, and won the world press photo award in the portrait category, among others. He was also awarded the prestigious, Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he was honored by Kodak as a photo "Icon" in their biographical "Legends" series. He has had four exhibitions of his personal work in galleries In New York and Los Angeles and had a book of his magazine work entitled Dan Winters: Periodical Photographs published in 2009 by Aperture. In addition, he has photos in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin and the Wittliff Collection at the Jepson Center for the ARts/Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA.www.danwinters.com www.laurencemillergallery.com/artist_metzker.htm email@example.com
Rank #2: TCF Ep. 368 - Benjamin Von Wong.
Motivated by the desire to be creatively challenged and overcome impossibilities, Benjamin Von Wong has become notorious for his epic photography. His hyper-realistic art style captures viewers in a fusion of special effects and innovative concepts. Benjamin's background in engineering gives him a unique edge for creative problem solving, where technical challenges become friendly competition. Fueled by his passion to connect people, Benjamin has an affinity for finding unique talent to bring his complex stories to life. He is also highly engaged in the photographic society by sharing his experiences and techniques through blogs, social media, workshops and videos. Resources: Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Click here to download for Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with contributing to our Patreon effort. You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .