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PhotoNetCast brings you the photography topics that matter, whether you are a newcomer, photography enthusiast, semi-pro or even a photography professional. We highlight the latest news, discuss photography equipment (dSLR cameras, photography lighting, accessories, etc.), workflow, tips and tutorials, as well as discuss in-depth topics to help you improve your photography from both a business and creative prespectives. Hosted by Antonio Marques, Jim Goldstein, Brian Auer and Martin Gommel, PhotoNetCast has a very conversational format in which both digital photography and film photography are discussed in an open and entertaining way. Our guests, people who matter in the digital photography world, bring additional value to the show and share their perspectives in today\'s photography. Whatever your level is in photography, whether you express your creativity through digital or film photography, we are confident you will enjoy our discussions on PhotoNetCast and we hope you join us for every show.

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PhotoNetCast brings you the photography topics that matter, whether you are a newcomer, photography enthusiast, semi-pro or even a photography professional. We highlight the latest news, discuss photography equipment (dSLR cameras, photography lighting, accessories, etc.), workflow, tips and tutorials, as well as discuss in-depth topics to help you improve your photography from both a business and creative prespectives. Hosted by Antonio Marques, Jim Goldstein, Brian Auer and Martin Gommel, PhotoNetCast has a very conversational format in which both digital photography and film photography are discussed in an open and entertaining way. Our guests, people who matter in the digital photography world, bring additional value to the show and share their perspectives in today\'s photography. Whatever your level is in photography, whether you express your creativity through digital or film photography, we are confident you will enjoy our discussions on PhotoNetCast and we hope you join us for every show.

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Marijean

By Marijean53115 - Jul 23 2011
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I just discovered this podcast and I love it. Going right now to download more episodes!

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By On 2 Wheels - Sep 23 2010
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Very wide variety of topics, interesting commentary and guests. Highly recommend!

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Marijean

By Marijean53115 - Jul 23 2011
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I just discovered this podcast and I love it. Going right now to download more episodes!

PhotoNetCast

By On 2 Wheels - Sep 23 2010
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Very wide variety of topics, interesting commentary and guests. Highly recommend!

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PhotoNetCast – Photography podcast

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PhotoNetCast brings you the photography topics that matter, whether you are a newcomer, photography enthusiast, semi-pro or even a photography professional. We highlight the latest news, discuss photography equipment (dSLR cameras, photography lighting, accessories, etc.), workflow, tips and tutorials, as well as discuss in-depth topics to help you improve your photography from both a business and creative prespectives. Hosted by Antonio Marques, Jim Goldstein, Brian Auer and Martin Gommel, PhotoNetCast has a very conversational format in which both digital photography and film photography are discussed in an open and entertaining way. Our guests, people who matter in the digital photography world, bring additional value to the show and share their perspectives in today\'s photography. Whatever your level is in photography, whether you express your creativity through digital or film photography, we are confident you will enjoy our discussions on PhotoNetCast and we hope you join us for every show.

PhotoNetCast #79 – Concert Photography

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Concert Photography

Have you been bitten by the concert photography bug? Hanging around in darkened, smoky rooms trying your hand at shooting jazz or rock? In this show, guest and gig photographer Mark Gvazdinskas joins Jacob Lucas, Bob Lussier, Sean Galbraith and Dave Wilson to discuss the ins and outs of music photography. What gear should you take? How do you go about getting access to shows? How do you handle the low light of indoor performances?




Photo: Dave Wilson

During the discussion, Jacob mentioned Dave Grohl’s keynote presentation at South by Southwest 2013 so here it is:

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Apr 06 2013

1hr 9mins

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PhotoNetCast #56 – The Art and Business of HDR Photography, with Trey Ratcliff

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Episode #56 is (finally) out.

On this episode we have Trey Ratcliff as guest, the one of THE HDR tutorial, talking about his progress in photography and his story from his initial days in HDR to the recognition, trust and respectability Trey has in the HDR world and photography in general.

Besides the normal topics expected from a conversation in HDR photography, we also dip into business models and how a profitable business can be created from HDR photography.

This was a very inspiring conversation and one I’d really recommend you to take the time to listen. I’m sure you’ll take something out of it that you can apply on your own vision, creativity and photography journey in general.

I’ll also take the opportunity to thank Trey, the co-hosts involved in this episode and all the listeners that followed us live during this recording for everyone’s patience – we were plagued by technical issues at the beginning that delayed the recording by much longer than it should have.

App giveaway

We have some codes for Photo Verse (iPhone) and PixelSync (iPad) to share with our listeners. If you’re interested, send us an email stating the name of the app you are interested in on the subject. A week after the show is published we’ll randomly select the winners.

For now, enjoy the show…

Unedited live recording:

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Mar 27 2011

1hr 21mins

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PhotoNetCast #84 – Micro Four Thirds and other mirrorless systems

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No mirror? No worries

Micro four thirds and other mirrorless systems have been on the market for many years, but recently the level of adoption of these once frowned-upon cameras has been very intense.

On this episode, we discuss why would a photographer want a mirrorless system when compared to the tried and tested quality of a dSLR. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the systems, and what is making them so attractive that professionals are now switching and using the mirrorless has their main camera?

In the discussion we also touch up on the history of the system, compare a few prices, and talk about the range of lenses available and the Electronic Viewfinders (EVF).

On the news, what about a newspaper without photos? French newspaper Libération published an issue with white space in place of images, in support of photography and photojournalists.

Photo credit: British Journal of Photography

We also discuss the Panono, and how the Art Center College of Design, Passadena, started offering courses focused on old photography techniques, hoping to improve the digital photography of the students.

We rounded the show with a few listener questions.

Any feedback or suggestions? You know how to get in touch. For now, enjoy the show…

Dec 06 2013

1hr 20mins

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PhotoNetCast #54 – Wildlife Photography

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Wildlife Photography

As we’ve mentioned before, episode 54 is focused on Wildlife Photography. Will Burrard-Lucas is our expert on the topic and we discussed the basics of wildlife photography, including gear and logistics to commercialization of the images and approaches on how to get your images be seen by the traditional media. This is a must listen discussion if you’re interested and/or planning to start in Wildlife Photography.

Before our main topic, we had the opportunity to discuss the future of photography publishing and the shift from the traditional books to e-books and portable applications, following Jim’s launch of his White Sands Fine Art e-photobook, and talk about the new limited edition cameras by Hasselblad.

As in the last episodes, we’ve recorded the live video and we’ll publish it below as soon as it’s ready. it can be seen at the bottom of the post.

As always, any feedback, comments or questions are greatly appreciated.

For now, enjoy the show…

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Uncut video of this episode is now available

Dec 17 2010

1hr 5mins

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PhotoNetCast #76 – Common steps in image processing

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The first steps after importing into your DAM software

Even in cases where you are not really intending to so serious post-processing on images, there are a few image properties that you will always have to check after import and will often have to modify slightly. In this show, we discuss those steps, describe what each of us does and mention a few tools that can help both during shooting (to minimise the need for any later adjustment) and during post processing. New Jersey photographer Scott Wyden joins us to give a helping hand to the discussion.

Such things like Exposure, White Balance (here’s a good explanation for white balance), some Colour tweaks, Noise reduction and Sharpening are all discussed with some explanation on why we do these adjustments.

On the news, we discuss IKEA slowly shedding photography for computer generated images, Kodak set to quit film and photo paper business, the imminent release of the Nikon D600 and the Super-Ultra-Mega new standard for video, the Hi-Vision 8K (is 7680×4320 pixels enough?).

As always, any feedback is appreciated, and if you have any questions for us to answer on the show, go ahead and send them our way.

To keep up to date with all the news from your photography podcast (and receive notifications for the live recordings), follow us on Google plus.

Enjoy the show…

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Sep 03 2012

1hr 20mins

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PhotoNetCast #59 – Standing Out with your Photography

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The Importance of standing out with your photographic work

In this episode we have as guest Scott Liddell to help us in the discussion. Scott is the anonymous now not anonymous anymore author of Dark Edinburgh. This site, although small in scale, has been gaining some notoriety around the local photographic community, and one reason for this might be the focus Scott has placed on it, showing a darker side of the city, that you won’t get on the guide books.

From a lengthy conversation with Scott about the story of this site, I thought it to be a fairly good example of the importance of standing out with your photography and invited him to join us on the show.

Besides the discussion, we talked about iOS 5 and what it means for iphoneographers, and the new Pentax O-GPS1, the new geotagger from Pentax with some interesting peculiar features.

We are also reviving the PhotoNetCast group on Flickr with some themed “competitions”. For this episode the theme is Old. Go out and shoot anything that can be related to this theme and upload it to the group.

Also, out latest poll is still up. How many photography podcasts do you regularly listen to?

Enjoy the show (this one has outtakes too)…

Jul 13 2011

1hr 26mins

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PhotoNetCast #48 – Urban Exploration: Finding beauty in decay

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Urban Exploration – When decay turns into art

As we hinted (sort of) in the last episode, the main topic for today’s show is Urban Exploration. As usual, we got a couple of guests really familiar with this topic to help us in the discussion: Sean Galbraith, which was with us on #47, and Sam Scholes (or on flickr). Both Sean and Sam have extensive experience in Urban Exploration, with Sean co-staring on a TV series (PhotoXplorers) and Sam having several exhibits with his UrbEx photos (one coming soon).

Before this, we discussed the new re-design of Flickr, and the upgrade of the Flickr/Getty partnership (if you remember we had an initial discussion about this partnership on episode #21). While the general feeling is that this is good for photographers, the possibility that photo buyers will approach the photographer directly for a license instead of contacting Getty is very very small. What are your thoughts on this? Will you allow photo buyers to request a license through Getty (even at a loss of 80%)?

Also on the table was the upcoming World Wide Photo Walk. It’s on July 24th.

In our Urban Exploration (or UrbEx) discussion we covered a lot of material from the legality of it (since it usually involves entering into private property), to philosophy, some equipment suggestions, safety, and much more. If you are at all interested in the topic, you really need to listen to this one.

As always, any feedback is truly appreciated.

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Urban Exploration

Other articles on UrbEx you might like

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Jul 13 2010

1hr 31mins

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PhotoNetCast #87 – Highlights from Photokina 2014

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Highlights from one of the largest photography industry shows – Photokina 2014

Every two years, Cologne, Germany, is stage for one of the biggest (if not the biggest) photography industry shows. Thousands or visitors and delegates fill the halls with so much gear that being there is like an gambling addict being dropped in the middle of Vegas…

Anyway, the rumours and announcements abound in the days leading to the event.

In this episode we take a look not at rumours, but at some of the announcements from this year’s show.

Enjoy the show…

In no particular order:

DSLR Cameras

  • Nikon D750 $2300 (24MP, FX, 6.5fps, 12800ISO, 1080p, tilting LCD, WiFi

  • Canon 7D Mk II $1800 (20MP, APS-C, 10fps, 65 point AF, 16000ISO, GPS, dual cards)

Mirrorless and Compact

Lenses

Accessories etc.

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Bob: The Photo Frontier

Sean: Bruce Gilden Critiques Art Photography (NSFW)

Dave: Malkovich, Malkovitch, Malkovitch: Homage to Photographic Masters by Sandro Miller

Sep 30 2014

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PhotoNetCast #71 – Making the most of your Vacation Photography

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Summer is coming, and this usually means some family traveling.

With that in mind, on this episode, we decided to talk about vacation photography – basically how to make the most of your trips that are not happening mainly for photography.

We discuss gear that you need and gear that you think you’ll need, finding the best locations and how to ditch your family for long enough to go there and photograph them, the not-quite-right-camera-bag-but-it-was-the-best-I-could-think-of, and security and safety of your gear and your person while on vacation.

We also give a quick look at the news (very very quiet) and, as usual, we have our Selected from the Web.

Big reminder that we have still our Photo Competition and Social Media Competition open until June 16th. The Photo competition is open themed, so you just have to send us a link to your entry photo, and for the social media competition all you need to do is send a tweet, or facebook post, etc etc. Details on the link above.

## 15 prizes, over $1400 value ##

Enjoy the show…

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Jun 09 2012

1hr 14mins

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PhotoNetCast #72 – Apertures, polarizers and GNDs, Portfolios, Brenizer technique and more

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We have finally decided to tackle the backlog of listener questions we were dragging with us (some already for a few months).

On this episode, Antonio Marques, Dave Wilson and Will Burrard-Lucas discuss aperture, shutter speed and their relationship with sensor sizes and different lenses; polarizers and graduated neutral density filters; some suggestions for the choices that have to be made with online portfolios; hosting and different publishing platforms (CMS); the (Ryan) Brenizer technique; creating packages for wedding photography; and more.

On the news side, mentions of the newly released MacBook Pro and Aperture, and some interesting news coming out of Getty on their coverage of the Olympic Games.

As always, questions or general feedback can be sent via photonetcast (at) photonetcast.com or through our contact form.

We are also looking at replacing our long-standing logo on the show. If you have any good suggestions for it, let us know.

Until the next one, enjoy the show…

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Jun 25 2012

1hr 9mins

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PhotoNetCast #66 – Composition, Focus, Eye-Fi, High Key, Tripods and more

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Listener Questions

We have dedicated this episode to clear the backlog of listeners’ questions we have been accumulating.

Lot’s of useful and insightful discussion:

  • We talk about Eye-Fi cards and their advantages and disadvantages;
  • we try to explain the golden ratio, not an easy thing to do on and audio show;
  • We discuss points of focus and problems that might arise from the “focus and re-compose” technique;
  • We lift the veil on high key photography;
  • Filter holders vs screw filters;
  • Medium format in landscape photography
  • Flash fall off

Want to send your questions to the show? photonetcast _(at)_ photonetcast.com

In the news, we mention the closing of Picnik, the photo editing engine used by Flickr – it seems that Flickr is getting a major revamping, let’s see what’s going to be new as editing tool. We’ve also discussed the new Nikon D800 and tried to foresee if the optical viewfinder is going to be around for a few years more or not.

Questions of comments? Drop them below the post.

And don’t forget to connect with us on Google+, Twitter and FB.

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A few links mentioned on the show

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What a full show… and just to finish it even better…

Feb 22 2012

1hr 6mins

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PhotoNetCast #64 – The Street Photography of Thomas Leuthard

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Welcome to the last episode of your photography podcast for 2011.

On this episode we have the pleasure of having as guest Thomas Leuthard. Thomas is a street photographer from Switzerland, although a lot of his work is done all over the world.

During the conversation we had the time to discuss his books (Going Candid and Collecting Souls) which Thomas makes freely available to the community, his initial steeps into the art, his philosophy documenting the street, and how his style evolved since his initial work.

If you want to follow Thomas, you can do so on Twitter, Flickr and G+.

We also had the time to mention Jim Goldstein’s new ebook, Photographing the 4th Dimension – Time, although we’ll have him on one of the next shows to give us more details on it, and a controversial move by CNN to let go some of their photojournalists.

As always, if you have any comments on/for the show, feel free to drop them below or, why not, record them as mp3 and send them to our email address photonetcast_at_photonetcast.com.

If you’re downloading this through iTunes, please rate the show or drop us a review. And, why not share that you’re listening to the show on your social networks? Your help spreading the word is very much appreciated.

2011 is coming to an end and we all want to wish you a happy Christmas season, and a very successful 2012.

For now, enjoy the show…

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Photos ©Thomas Leuthard, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Dec 20 2011

1hr 9mins

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PhotoNetCast #50 – Travelling with Photography Gear

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The summer is at its peak, at least on the northern hemisphere. Time for holidays, time for travelling, and time to pack all that photography gear and take it with you.

Besides the typical "What Camera should I buy?" question, another that comes up frequently is related to camera bags and how to pack the gear. In this episode, we try to expand on this topic and give you some ideas to consider when traveling with photography gear, from what gear to take to what considerations you have to have when flying internationally and crossing borders.

On the news side, Uncle Earl is on the spotlight for having his images mistaken for Ansel Adams’ work, and a new way to connect your SLR on the back of a large format camera (if you can come up with a reason on why you’d want to do this, please let us know).

We still had some time to answer a couple of listener questions, this time to do with copyrights and Flickr and a few tips on how to tell a story with your images.

As always, any comments on today’s show are very much appreciated.

Enjoy, and get shooting.

This episode of PhotoNetCast was brought to you by Nations Photo Lab. For a FREE $50.00 credit (US only), use the code NPLCAST.

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Travelling with gear

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Aug 21 2010

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PhotoNetCast #47 – The Value of Photography Magazines

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Discovering the true value of a photography magazine

For this episode two new voices join us on the show: Sean Galbraith, co-owner of galleryDK and Achim Runnebaum, editor of RAN Magazine.

A few days ago I posted an article on my blog explaining why I don’t subscribe to generalist photography magazines and would rather pay a higher price for a good quality magazine showcasing photography art and documentary, and asking the readers how much would such a magazine be worth for them. This was the same question I brought to the panel for discussion on the show.

We’ve also analyzed some of the new features of Lightroom 3 namely the noise reduction and how it compares to some third party applications.

iPhone 4 anyone? Is iphoneography here to stay with the new improvements (supposed) on the new iPhone’s camera? Everyone seems to think so.

Got some thoughts on the topics? Just drop us a comment…

If you want to submit your photos to the PhotoNetCast group on Flickr, we are looking for your black & white landscapes. Don’t forget to tag them with PNC46.

Very nice conversation with everyone. Thanks again to Sean and Achim. I’m sure we’ll have them again on the show soon.

Enjoy the show…

This article was brought to you by PsPrint.com. And here are 10 Flickr groups to give you more vintage photography inspiration.

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Jun 21 2010

1hr 10mins

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PhotoNetCast #65 – Real Estate Photography

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Real Estate Photography with Michael James

For the first episode of 2012 we have the pleasure of talking with Real Estate photographer Michael James.

Michael, based in northwest Florida, came to real estate photography out of his own need for quality property imagery and found a niche that, according to him, is far from dead.

During the conversation we talk about the difficulties faced while shooting interiors, Michael’s approaches to lighting, workflow, gear, assembling a portfolio, etc. According to Dave, this “seemed more like a workshop than a podcast recording”, so it has to be good.

We discussed also some of the more recent news, namely Kodak’s filing for bankruptcy protection and what it might mean for the company, the release of Lightroom 4 beta, a couple of items coming out of CES 2012 and the controversial use of a HDR image on the cover of the Washington Post.

If you haven’t voted on out latest poll yet, we want to know what would you like to hear more of on PhotoNetCast

As always, comments, suggestions, feedback in general is very much appreciated. And why not give us a review on iTunes? Thanks…

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Jan 24 2012

1hr 19mins

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PhotoNetCast #52 – Talking Photography with David Nightingale

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David Nightingale

Episode 52 is out. In this episode, which marked our semi-successful attempt at broadcasting the recording live (more on this on an upcoming post), we started by discussing a couple of news coming out of Photokina 2010. The new Nikon D7000, some news from Sony, Canon G12 and the small Fuji Finepix X100.

David Nightingale (@chromasia) was kind enough to agree joining us on this episode and we explored his photographic work and career, as a photographer, author and  teacher, starting from his initial postings on his photoblog, to establishing two companies fully dedicated to the photography industry.

David also discussed his three books (Baby Photography Now, Practical HDR and Extreme Exposure) and highlighted some of the process that led to publication.

There was still time to discuss the influence the internet, and more recently social media, had on his establishment as a renowned photographer.

A big thank you to David for his time and availability. It was a pleasure having a good conversations with such an inspiring person.

This episode of PhotoNetCast was brought to you by Nations Photo Lab. For a FREE $50.00 credit (US only), use the code NPLCAST.

Offer ends September 30.

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News

David Nightingale

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Sep 27 2010

1hr 12mins

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PhotoNetCast #73 – Film and Film Cameras

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Film is funny this way: photographers who spent years and years burning film, after the digital jump, either can’t stand the thought of film anymore or still use it once in a while. And then there are the digital era photographers that never tired anything film related… Once in a while, in conversations, I come across this latter kind and, surprisingly or not, many want to give it a try, if for nothing else, to at least bury the subject and never have to think about film again.

But, unlike digital media, the variety of camera types and different film is so big that confusion reigns.

Agfa Billy I, copyright A. Marques

To increase the confusion provide a little help, on this episode we have as guest Rob Nunn to talk about different cameras and some of their characteristics, as well as different film stocks. We even approach (slightly) film developing at home (in my opinion, if you’re going to try shooting film, you will lose much of the experience if you don’t try to develop it at home).

As always, we appreciate your feedback. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them our way.

Enjoy the show…

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Some of the cameras mentioned on this episode:

Kodak Retinette, Olympus Trip 35, Canon AF10, Minolta SRT 101, Olympus OM2n, Nikon F55, Mamiya C33

Jul 12 2012

1hr 34mins

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PhotoNetCast #74 – Tom Hogarty talks Adobe Lightroom 4

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Tom Hogarty on Lightroom 4

As we announced Tom Hogarty, principal product manager for Adobe Lightroom, joins us on the podcast to tell us all about Lightroom 4. He was with us before, and after more than 3 years it was time to get back and tell us what has changed, and masterfully managing to avoid answering questions on what is coming in the future for Lightroom .

We discussed what’s new, the processing magic behind LR4 – PV2012, the new GPS and book modules, Adobe Revel, synchronization of catalogues, the surprising price drop, some complaints from users, and a lot more.

It was a great conversation, and if you enjoy using Lightroom 4, or if you are thinking about trying, I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to it.

So, a big thanks to Tom for taking the time to join us and Lauren (PR from Adobe) for the help setting it up.

Lightroom 4 giveaway

And if you don’t have Lightroom yet (or if you want another copy with the box and all), here is your chance. We are giving a boxed copy of Lightroom 4 to one of our listeners, courtesy of Adobe.

All you have to do is drop us a comment on this post and tell us what is your favourite feature of Lightroom 4, or what you would like to see included on the next version. We’ll randomly select a winner from the comments we get.

And don’t forget to let us know what you think of this episode, and the show, and give us your suggestions for new topics or people you’d like us to interview.

For now, enjoy the show…

Here is the audio version, at the bottom you can find the video of the recording (not edited)

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Jul 25 2012

1hr 9mins

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PhotoNetCast #88 – The Ultimate Filter Show

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Everything in the interwebs these days seems to be “Mega this…”, “Hyper that…”. This episode is about filters, so…

The Ultimate Filter Show

I had the pleasure of having both Scott Wyden and Richard Wong as guests on this episode to help me in the filter discussion.

Before filters, we had a look at some recent news:

Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica (Oct 24 – Jan 11; Deichtor Hallen)

natural History museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moment to be reprinted

2013 Conviction at Zion National Park Serves as Reminder

And then to Filters… Here’s a short list of the filters we discussed.

What is a filter?
Materials
Glass
Resin
Attachment types
Threaded
Holders
Filter types
UV/Skylight
Polarizer
        Linear
Circular
Color balance
Neutral Density
Graduated neutral Density
        Hard Edge
Soft Edge
Reverse GND
Color Graduated Density Filters
B&W filters
Hot Mirror filters
Infrared filters
Diffusion / Softening filters
Effects
Stars
Bokeh

Can’t really get much more comprehensive than this.

Enjoy the show…

We still had time for our listener questions and, as usual, our Selected from the Web

Nov 16 2014

1hr 9mins

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PhotoNetCast #86 – The Value of Photography

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The Value of Photography

If you listened to show number 85, you probably remember that we discussed South African photographer Greg Lumley’s offer to sell his one-off aerial panorama of Cape Town for $35000. After the show was released, Greg contacted us (you can read his response in the comments on the show page) so we invited him to join us for a discussion about his image and, more generally, the value of imagery and photography today.

News

In the news, we talked about the verdict in the Morel vs AFP case being upheld – that’s US$1.2M.  Still with copyrights, the appeals Court says streamlined copyright registration for collections is legal, and the Wikimedia Foundation is being naughty.

On Kickstarter there was a campaign for SnaPICam, a Raspberry Pi powered Touchscreen Digital Camera complete with interchangeable lenses – as of this writing, the funding was unsuccessful

The Research labs at Microsoft have been busy, and they have published some results of adjusted Hyperlapse, and the results are very very interesting.

To finish off the news, we talked about Canon launching Irista, a free dropbox-like cloud storage service for photos.

Enjoy the show…

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Photo Copyright Greg Lumley – used with permission

Sep 09 2014

1hr 38mins

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PhotoNetCast #95 – Long Term Projects

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And here we are once again. After the long time that took us to gather the crew, and an even longer time to edit the episode, we are back to talk about Long term projects in photography.

Besides the really interesting conversation (after I’ve heard it, I really felt like grabbing the camera and going out for a few images), there was time for the news topics, and of course, our Selected from the Web.

News

Olympus Air A01 – micro 4/3 camera for your smartphone (compare to Kodak SL10, Sony DXC-QX range)

DXO One – smartphone camera attachment with DSLR quality

Nikon P900 and it’s amazing 83x optical zoom lens

The photography uprising against musicians: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Live Nation changes photographer job after backlash.

Projects

Tips for a long term project: http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-design-and-shoot-a-long-term-photography-project/

Jacob’s book – Commute Culture – thanks for bringing that up , Dave

Sean’s Ecuador from the Back Seat of a Taxi: http://seangalbraith.com/ecuador-from-the-back-seat-of-a-taxi/

Bob Mills Work – http://www.lussierphoto.com/lawrence-and-the-mills/the-mill-collection/

Dave’s Rodeo Portraits – http://www.davewilsonphotography.com/galleries/rodeo-portraits/

Enjoy the show…

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Aug 25 2015

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PhotoNetCast #94 – Moving to Mirrorless, with Brian Matiash

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Thinking of a move to a mirrorless system?

As we hinted a few episodes back, we have the privilege of being joined by Brian Matiash to discuss his move to the Sony mirrorless system after over a decade shooting Canon dSLRs. If you want some more background to Brian’s move, he has written a free ebook about it. We talked about his reasons, advantages and disadvantages of the mirrorless cameras in general and the Sony system in particular, the biggest challenges faced, shooting hybrid with Canon lenses, EVF technology, and much more. We hope you enjoy the discussion.

In the news, we look at a promising new technology that could revolutionize lenses, the World Press Photo revokes a prize, and Defrozo goes Kickstarter.

As always, any feedback is very much welcome.

Enjoy the show…

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Brian: Rob Whitworth’s Dubai Flow Motion

Scott: Jesse Summers beautiful long exposure and star photography

Bob:Salt of the Earth,” a documentary about Sebastião Salgado and his work

Dave: Fair Witness – Street Photography by David Lykes Keenan

Sean: Real Meaning of Common Photographic Terms

Antonio: Ceramic prints that survived the ages

Apr 05 2015

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PhotoNetCast #93 – Creating and Maintaining your Photography Portfolio

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Photography Portfolios

In this episode, Antonio, Dave and Jacob Lucas discuss the news, answer some questions from listeners and discuss how they go about building and maintaining a photography portfolio. How do we define a portfolio and what do we intend it for? How often should you update the work in the portfolio and how should you go about deciding exactly what goes in and what stays out?

In the news this week, rumors of the upcoming release of Adobe Lightroom 6, Lytro’s finances and plans to move into virtual reality and movies, Getty Images’ cash-flow woes, Serif Affinity, a new, low cost image editor with Photoshop in its sights, and that blue and black (or was it white and gold?) dress.

Information related to listener questions

Mark asked about whether welders’ glass would be suitable for use in shooting the upcoming solar eclipse. No-one on the panel had looked into this but it was felt that it would likely introduce unpleasant distortions in the photos and may not be dark enough to use safely. Regardless, our advice was NEVER to use the viewfinder to focus when shooting into the sun. Poke the lens through a hole in the center of a large card or sheet of thick paper and use as much neutral density filtration as you can in front of the lens. ALWAYS use live view to focus.

This picture was taken by Dave a couple of years ago using a 10-stop ND filter stacked with a polarizer (12 stops of density in total) and a 400mm lens on a crop sensor body.

An image of the sun showing the planet Venus in transit. (c) 2012 Dave Wilson

Some more advice on shooting solar eclipses:

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Mar 09 2015

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PhotoNetCast #92 – Doing Your Own Thing

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Defining your photographic style

In this episode Antonio Marques, Sean Galbraith, Bob Lussier and Scott Kivowitz engage in a discussion about defining style in photography, how to develop one and finding inspiration from other photographic works and bodies of work to help photographers learn while introducing individuality into their work. What do you think? Does photographic style still exist?

In the news, the megapixel wars rages on with the new Canon 5DS and 5DSR, Nikon releases a super niche D810a, Scott introduces a perfect Nikon mirrorless full frame and the darkroom comes to the iPhone.

No time for listener questions, so we’ll have a few more on the next episode.

For now, enjoy the show…

Selected from the Web

Bob: Gotham: a moody BW Timelapse of San Francisco

Scott: New KelbyOne Lightroom show

Sean: World Press Photo Awards; Gallery

Antonio: Martin Gommel’s new work on refugees

Feb 19 2015

1hr 7mins

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PhotoNetCast #91 – Continuing from the last show

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We continue from the last episode, this time answering listener questions on off-camera flash triggers, photo sharing sites, night sky photography and back button focusing.

And, of course, time as well for our selected from the web.

Enjoy the show…

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Sam: 13% SALT

Dave: The Life of a Siberian Reindeer Herder

Antonio: Elena Chernyshova

Feb 02 2015

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PhotoNetCast #90 – Looking back, looking forward

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We hope you had a great Christmas together with your loved ones (and that Santa has been generous with the photographic treats).

For the last episode of the year, we decided to have a quick look into the past year, from our photography ventures and also from PhotoNetCast’s perspective. At the same time, we briefly discuss what we have planned for 2015, and what we expect to change during the year.

We also address some of the news topics: the appearance of a new file format that wants to take JPEG head on; Flickr backtracks on the whole Creative Commons for Wall Art thing; Fuji firmware updates add features for X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1, Metz, a leading provider of lights just a few years back, files for insolvency; a new service that promises centralising all your social media photo uploads; Time UK being naughty with rights grabs; and lastly a Toronto Gallery Buys the Entire Collection of Vivian Maier Negatives Owned by Jeffrey Goldstein.

After all this, the show was just getting too long so we’ve split it in two, with Listener Questions and Selected from the Web coming up on a separate episode, just after the New Year.

Hope you enjoy the show and, as always, feedback and suggestions are very much appreciated.

From all of us at PhotoNetCast, we wish you a great entry into 2015.

Dec 31 2014

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PhotoNetCast #89 – Photography Accessories

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Photography Accessories

This episode sees the return of Sam Scholes to the co-hosting team.

A round through the news takes us to the heated discussion about Flickr using CC-licensed images for their wall art business – but are they really doing anything legally wrong?

Also, GoPro makers seem to be developing a new line of consumer drones to be the perfect match for their cameras. However, with the FAA planning to tighten the regulations on commercial use of drones, is this the best move fore them?

And for the stock photographers out there, how would you like to have your images captioned (maybe even keyworded) by your computer? Google getting closer.

And a reminder that we are giving away two copies of David Taylor’s Mastering Landscape Photography. Just let us know you want one via the comments below, email, twitter, facebook, etc. More details on the giveaway just around the corner.

In terms of accessories (thanks to Dieter for suggesting the topic), here are some of those we mentioned on the episode:

Scott

Bob

Antonio

Sam

ColorChecker PassportND Filters Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large - BlackGiottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large – BlackBlackDust blower
RapidStrap
Circular PolarizersMicrofiber cloth LensPen Circular PolarizersCable/Remote releaseRuggard Card Case Pixel Pocket RocketM-Plate LensPenWacom Tablet LED flashlightX-Rite ColorMunki Cable/Remote release

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Sam: Flickr

Scott: NitzStrap

Bob: Pop Spots

Antonio: DUFFY: The Man Who Shot the Sixties

Dec 09 2014

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PhotoNetCast #88 – The Ultimate Filter Show

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Everything in the interwebs these days seems to be “Mega this…”, “Hyper that…”. This episode is about filters, so…

The Ultimate Filter Show

I had the pleasure of having both Scott Wyden and Richard Wong as guests on this episode to help me in the filter discussion.

Before filters, we had a look at some recent news:

Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica (Oct 24 – Jan 11; Deichtor Hallen)

natural History museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moment to be reprinted

2013 Conviction at Zion National Park Serves as Reminder

And then to Filters… Here’s a short list of the filters we discussed.

What is a filter?
Materials
Glass
Resin
Attachment types
Threaded
Holders
Filter types
UV/Skylight
Polarizer
        Linear
Circular
Color balance
Neutral Density
Graduated neutral Density
        Hard Edge
Soft Edge
Reverse GND
Color Graduated Density Filters
B&W filters
Hot Mirror filters
Infrared filters
Diffusion / Softening filters
Effects
Stars
Bokeh

Can’t really get much more comprehensive than this.

Enjoy the show…

We still had time for our listener questions and, as usual, our Selected from the Web

Nov 16 2014

1hr 9mins

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PhotoNetCast #87 – Highlights from Photokina 2014

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Highlights from one of the largest photography industry shows – Photokina 2014

Every two years, Cologne, Germany, is stage for one of the biggest (if not the biggest) photography industry shows. Thousands or visitors and delegates fill the halls with so much gear that being there is like an gambling addict being dropped in the middle of Vegas…

Anyway, the rumours and announcements abound in the days leading to the event.

In this episode we take a look not at rumours, but at some of the announcements from this year’s show.

Enjoy the show…

In no particular order:

DSLR Cameras

  • Nikon D750 $2300 (24MP, FX, 6.5fps, 12800ISO, 1080p, tilting LCD, WiFi

  • Canon 7D Mk II $1800 (20MP, APS-C, 10fps, 65 point AF, 16000ISO, GPS, dual cards)

Mirrorless and Compact

Lenses

Accessories etc.

Selected from the Web

Bob: The Photo Frontier

Sean: Bruce Gilden Critiques Art Photography (NSFW)

Dave: Malkovich, Malkovitch, Malkovitch: Homage to Photographic Masters by Sandro Miller

Sep 30 2014

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PhotoNetCast #86 – The Value of Photography

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The Value of Photography

If you listened to show number 85, you probably remember that we discussed South African photographer Greg Lumley’s offer to sell his one-off aerial panorama of Cape Town for $35000. After the show was released, Greg contacted us (you can read his response in the comments on the show page) so we invited him to join us for a discussion about his image and, more generally, the value of imagery and photography today.

News

In the news, we talked about the verdict in the Morel vs AFP case being upheld – that’s US$1.2M.  Still with copyrights, the appeals Court says streamlined copyright registration for collections is legal, and the Wikimedia Foundation is being naughty.

On Kickstarter there was a campaign for SnaPICam, a Raspberry Pi powered Touchscreen Digital Camera complete with interchangeable lenses – as of this writing, the funding was unsuccessful

The Research labs at Microsoft have been busy, and they have published some results of adjusted Hyperlapse, and the results are very very interesting.

To finish off the news, we talked about Canon launching Irista, a free dropbox-like cloud storage service for photos.

Enjoy the show…

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Photo Copyright Greg Lumley – used with permission

Sep 09 2014

1hr 38mins

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PhotoNetCast #85 – We’re Back!

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We’re Back!

Has it really been 8 months? Surely not?

Just when you thought we had disappeared for good, we’re back. Job changes, house moves and family crises are (hopefully) behind us all so we’re hoping that we can now get back to something like a regular podcasting schedule. Keep your fingers crossed and keep watching!

In this episode, Antonio is joined by Dave and Sean for a general natter about some recent news topics and to answer listener questions.

During news discussion, Dave enthuses about the new Nikon D810, a camera that finally hits the function and price sweet spots for D700 owners looking to upgrade, we consider the value of photography in the light of a couple of news stories from ImageBrief and South African photographer Greg Lumley, consider Flickr’s newly-announced photo licensing marketplace and get confused about how Sony will manufacture their new curved sensor.

On a more light-hearted note, we take a quick look at some imaginative on-the-job engagement photos from a Chinese SWAT officer and note that DXO Film Pack 3 software is available free until August 15th.

Enjoy the show…

Questions from Listeners

  • Lee vs. B&W 10 stop ND filters? Although we like both of these options, the consensus was that the Lee system, though more expensive, is easier to use.
  • Web sites to support client proof galleries and offer print purchases? Several suggestions were offered with the two most popular in the host’s opinion being
  • What resolution of file is needed to print at a given size? This question resulted in lengthy discussion of the variables involved in figuring out the answer. There’s more to it than just the paper and printer with viewing distance also playing into the equation.

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Aug 11 2014

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PhotoNetCast #84 – Micro Four Thirds and other mirrorless systems

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No mirror? No worries

Micro four thirds and other mirrorless systems have been on the market for many years, but recently the level of adoption of these once frowned-upon cameras has been very intense.

On this episode, we discuss why would a photographer want a mirrorless system when compared to the tried and tested quality of a dSLR. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the systems, and what is making them so attractive that professionals are now switching and using the mirrorless has their main camera?

In the discussion we also touch up on the history of the system, compare a few prices, and talk about the range of lenses available and the Electronic Viewfinders (EVF).

On the news, what about a newspaper without photos? French newspaper Libération published an issue with white space in place of images, in support of photography and photojournalists.

Photo credit: British Journal of Photography

We also discuss the Panono, and how the Art Center College of Design, Passadena, started offering courses focused on old photography techniques, hoping to improve the digital photography of the students.

We rounded the show with a few listener questions.

Any feedback or suggestions? You know how to get in touch. For now, enjoy the show…

Dec 06 2013

1hr 20mins

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PhotoNetCast #83 – Instant Cameras

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Are instant Cameras still worth considering?

Instant cameras… The availability of digital cameras, with the final result right there on the display milliseconds after pressing the shutter, might fog the memories of old times when the idea of seeing an image quickly after it was made had one name only: Polaroid. A Polaroid camera could easily have been a central point of a party, and the memories, usually with added written comments (the kind actually written with a pen and not on some social networks’ statuses), could easily be made into an album right then and there. A few decades forward, and against all odds, the Polaroid name still exists, and is still recognized by a younger generation that might never have shot with one. So, what is so attractive about these cameras? On this episode we talk about the latest developments in instant camera “technologies” and what a number of companies are doing to keep the “instant” alive. Keeping in the topic, Sean also reviews the Impossible Instant Lab (see video below).

And still on reviews (this show is full of them), Sean gives us a long and short version of his take on “Watermark” and “Finding Vivian Meier”.

In between other news, listener questions and our selected from the web, that’s an almost 90 minute episode right here.

Enjoy it…

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News

Instant Cameras

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Oct 30 2013

1hr 27mins

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PhotoNetCast #82 – Panoramic and 360-degrees Photography, with Ron Pepper

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Panoramas and 360-degree photos

In this episode we are joined by Ron Pepper to talk about his expertise in panoramic photography, with emphasis in 360-degree images. While panoramic images are frequently made, and even more so with the large advances of software for this specific application, 360-degree images are not so frequent, and still demand attention for their interactivity. This is probably the only type of photography that is mostly reserved for the web and Ron is a skilful artist in achieving quasi-magic results.


© Antonio Marques, Isle of Skye, Scotland

In the news, we talk about Photoshop World, the new Sony QX “Lens Cameras”, the Creative Cloud deal for photographers ($9.99 – bargain), and a new promising technology developed in partnership between Cornell and Adobe. Take a look at the video below,  after the show notes.

As always, feedback is most welcome.

Enjoy the show…

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Sep 26 2013

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PhotoNetCast #81 – News, Views, Questions and Toys

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Lots of topics on this one.Creative Cloud, the New Galaxy NX, surprises from Lytro and Lightroom 5, plus a bunch of listeners’ questions:

Lurch: Hi, Thanks for all the work you guys do. I’ve just got one question for you right now. Can you explain light field photography/cameras like the Lytro. Is it just a gimmick or something that would be useful in higher end photography?

John DeVille: Hi guys. I’ve tried to read the manual of my camera, but I still don’t get this: when I press the button half way to lock focus, I’ll get 2, 3, maybe 4 red dots that light up. Are these the areas of the photo that the camera is focusing on? I can change the mode so that only one red dot shows up in the viewfinder. Do I want this?

Paul Maguire: I’ve recently started using film which was a new experience for me. With digital, all the exif data is there when you need it if you want to analyze an image and see what worked and what didn’t, but in film there’s no such thing. Any suggestions on what is the best way to record this info? Thanks

Takashi: Greting from Japan. Need help with white balance cards – Where in the frame do you put it? How to use it in software? Should I make two frames of every image one with card and one without? Many thanks for help

Frank Jesmond: I was wodering what aperture do you recommend for star trails and other night sky photography. If I consider it a landscape, then I’m thinking f5.6-8 no?

Enjoy the show…

Aug 06 2013

1hr 5mins

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PhotoNetCast #80 – Selling Prints

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Many apologies for the delay in releasing this one.

On this episode I’m joined by Dave Wilson and Jacob Lucas to discuss some ideas around selling prints from your photography – we discuss self-printing vs outsourcing, order fulfilment directly from a gallery websites, quality issues, personalisation, pricing, etc.

As usual, we had also time for a quick look at the recent news, and our selected from the web.

As always, suggestions and feedback are very much appreciated.

Enjoy the show…

News

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Jun 30 2013

59mins

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PhotoNetCast #79 – Concert Photography

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Concert Photography

Have you been bitten by the concert photography bug? Hanging around in darkened, smoky rooms trying your hand at shooting jazz or rock? In this show, guest and gig photographer Mark Gvazdinskas joins Jacob Lucas, Bob Lussier, Sean Galbraith and Dave Wilson to discuss the ins and outs of music photography. What gear should you take? How do you go about getting access to shows? How do you handle the low light of indoor performances?




Photo: Dave Wilson

During the discussion, Jacob mentioned Dave Grohl’s keynote presentation at South by Southwest 2013 so here it is:

Show Notes

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Apr 06 2013

1hr 9mins

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PhotoNetCast #78 – Photoblogging

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Ins and Outs of Photoblogging

And here we are again (photography podcast anyone?), this time to discuss all about photoblogging. Dave Wilson takes the hosting job on this one, and together with Bob Lussier, Jacob Lucas and Scott Wyden Kivowitz go into detail on the practice of keeping a blog dedicated to visual imagery. We last talked about photoblogging on episode 58. Most of that episode was about the benefits of a blog and self-hosting. This time, the panel discusses various platforms that people can use and the actual practice of photoblogging.

There was still time for a couple of listener questions (when Antonio is not around the panel actually manages to answer these in a timely manner), and the regular selected from the web.

Until the next one, enjoy the show…

Show Notes

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Mar 14 2013

1hr 9mins

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PhotoNetCast #77 – And four guys get together to talk photography

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Back in the cloud

Hello world! No, this is not a mistake on your feed – we have indeed recorded a new episode of PhotoNetCast.

It took us a long time to get together, and definitely more than usual for me to edit it, but #77 of your favourite photography podcast is here.

On this show I try to explain why the absence, and believe it or not I’m blaming it on a 5-month old baby (Dave insisted this time he wouldn’t take the blame).

We also take a look at some news (that were relevant when we recorded, maybe less so now), including the new ToS from Instagram with a nice conspiracy theory behind it, new gear coming out of CES, the Getty-Google deal, and more.

And we answer a few listener questions about shooting in very cold weather, infra-red photography and converting your cameras, image stabilization in lens and in camera, and the strange effect of beer has on composition and sharpness.

Hopefully after this episode the next ones won’t take as long to release. Once again apologies for that, but for now, enjoy the show…

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Feb 27 2013

1hr 8mins

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PhotoNetCast #76 – Common steps in image processing

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The first steps after importing into your DAM software

Even in cases where you are not really intending to so serious post-processing on images, there are a few image properties that you will always have to check after import and will often have to modify slightly. In this show, we discuss those steps, describe what each of us does and mention a few tools that can help both during shooting (to minimise the need for any later adjustment) and during post processing. New Jersey photographer Scott Wyden joins us to give a helping hand to the discussion.

Such things like Exposure, White Balance (here’s a good explanation for white balance), some Colour tweaks, Noise reduction and Sharpening are all discussed with some explanation on why we do these adjustments.

On the news, we discuss IKEA slowly shedding photography for computer generated images, Kodak set to quit film and photo paper business, the imminent release of the Nikon D600 and the Super-Ultra-Mega new standard for video, the Hi-Vision 8K (is 7680×4320 pixels enough?).

As always, any feedback is appreciated, and if you have any questions for us to answer on the show, go ahead and send them our way.

To keep up to date with all the news from your photography podcast (and receive notifications for the live recordings), follow us on Google plus.

Enjoy the show…

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Sep 03 2012

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