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reCOMPOSE Photography Podcast

Bi-weekly podcast with professional photographers Andy Williams and Marc Muench where they discuss all topics related to photography. A combination of photo technique, gear, travel and more.

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reCOMPOSE 78: Do This Not That

reCOMPOSE 78: Do This Not That Over the years we have compiled quite a list of great photography tips. In this episode, Andy and Marc present some of the best.    Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Email your questions to reCOMPOSE Andy Williams: Website, Instagram, Facebook Marc Muench: Website, Instagram Facebook Picks of the Week Andy: Muench Workshops - Free Photography Resources Marc: Pack a pouch with critical gear like reading glasses, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, small pocket knife, etc. The reCOMPOSE Podcast is edited by David Rosenthal 

38mins

25 May 2020

Rank #1

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reCOMPOSE 038: Welcome Nikon and Canon to the Mirrorless Party!

reCOMPOSE 038: Welcome Nikon and Canon to the Mirrorless Party! Finally Nikon and Canon are seeing the light when it comes to mirrorless systems. Nikon has announced the are about to release a new full frame mirrorless camera system and rumors are that Canon is most certainly working on one. In this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast Andy and Juan discuss mirrorless systems in general and their advantages over DSLRs. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links mentioned on this episode AlphaMirrorless Podcast Picks of the Week Juan: Gaffer Tape Andy: Apple iMac Pro The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products Juan and Andy recommend. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

50mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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reCOMPOSE 050: The Art of Seeing - Ebook by Marc Muench - Part 1

reCOMPOSE 050: The Art of Seeing - Ebook by Marc Muench - Part 1 Marc Muench has recently released a new Ebook titled "The Art Of Seeing" and in this Ebook he relates how he sees through the camera. On this episode, Juan and Andy take a look at the Ebook and talk about some of the points and techniques Marc makes. This is the first part on the discussion on this Ebook. For the next episode we will have Marc himself giving us further insights into some of his techniques. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links Mentioned Download the Ebook. If you are already on the MW mailing list, just email info@muenchworkshops.com and ask for the book. Picks of the Week Juan: Volta 2.0 USB-C Magnetic Cables Andy: The Art of Seeing, by Marc Muench! The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products Juan and Andy recommend. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

41mins

4 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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reCOMPOSE 019: Essential Travel Gear & Tips for Photographers

reCOMPOSE 019: Essential Travel Gear & Tips for Photographers As many of you know, Andy and Juan travel extensively so we thought we would share with you the gear that we find essential when traveling as well as our best travel tips. Make sure to check out the show notes as we will have links there for most of the gear we mention on the podcast. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links mentioned on the episode Travel Tips on MW Blog Healthy Travel Tips Lensrentals.com use code ‘muenchworkshops’ for 15% discount FosPower 3-Outlet Mini Power Strip RRS Photographers Multi Tool Gaffers Tape Photographic Solutions Aeroclipse Digital Sensor Cleaning Fluid Photographic Solutions Sensor Swabs VITCHELO V800 Headlamp with White and Red LED Lights Anker PowerCore+ mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity SCOSCHE USB Car Charger - The FASTEST CHARGE RATE for Apple and Android Devices Loctite Blue Threadlocker Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Wipes Giottos Small Rocket Blaster (bulb Blower) Juan's Favorite Bulb Blower As mentioned on this episode, we are offering an additional $500 discount on our Antarctica 2018 photo workshop when you mention the reCOMPOSE podcast at signup, but you need to sign up by Oct 15. This is in addition to the current $1,000 discount for early bird registration for a total of $1,500 discount!. Make sure to check out all the details on this epic adventure, and we hope you can join us! Picks of the Week Juan: Really Right Stuff tripod foot spikes Andy: Oboz Boots Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

1hr

12 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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reCOMPOSE 056: Astrophotography

reCOMPOSE 056: Astrophotography As inspiring as astrophotography can be, we are always surprised as to find out that most people think it is beyond their capabilities or their equipment. We are here to tell you it is not, astrophotography is relatively easy and you can do it with the gear you most likely already have. In this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast, Juan and Andy go over the gear and techniques to help you make your own images of the stars. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Items mentioned on this episode PhotoPills The Photographers Ephemeris StarStax Picks of the Week Juan: PhotoPills Andy: Sea To Summit SIL Dry Backpack The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products Juan and Andy recommend. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

55mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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reCOMPOSE 029: Growing as a Photographer

reCOMPOSE 029: Growing as a Photographer In this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast Juan and Andy discuss how do we grow as photographers. Specifically we discuss what things we need integrate into our thought processes as we go out to make images. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Picks of the Week Juan: Hufa Lens Cap Clip Andy: The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products Juan and Andy recommend. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

59mins

27 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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reCOMPOSE 066: Size Matters

reCOMPOSE 066: Size Matters In this episode, we’re going to position the major different camera systems out there, from m4/3s to APS-C to Full Frame to Medium Format. This really comes down to sensor size, hence the title of this episode :) Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Email your questions to reCOMPOSE Andy Williams: Website, Instagram, Facebook Marc Muench: Website, Instagram Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page Items mentioned in this episode Picks of the Week Andy: Anker Small, Compact USB-C Charger Marc: Peak Finder App The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products that Andy and Marc recommend. The reCOMPOSE Podcast is edited by David Rosenthal Header image Image by Photorama.

37mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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reCOMPOSE 002: We Answer Your Questions

reCOMPOSE 002: We Answer Your Questions This episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast is dedicated to answering your questions. We are so grateful to you all for being in touch with us and the amazing feedback we have received on this new podcast, and the questions you have already been sending in. Keep those questions coming! We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links mentioned on the episode Think Tank Photo DSLR Battery Holder 2 LensCoat BatteryPouch DSLR 2+2 ReallyRightStuff PG-01 Compact Pano-Gimbal Head Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Add to Cart Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Metabones T Smart Adapter Mark IV for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens MacPhun's Luminar CaptureOne Apple Photos Lynda Kelby AdobeTV Picks of the Week Juan: Harvard Class on Digital Photography (Digital Photography Exposed) Andy: Stanford Digital Photography Courses Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

1hr 2mins

30 Jan 2017

Rank #8

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reCOMPOSE 035: Back Button Focus

reCOMPOSE 035: Back Button Focus You may have heard of Back Button Focus before, and you may be wondering what it's all about. In this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast Juan and Andy describe what BBF is, why it's important and how to use it. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links mentioned on this episode Back-Button Autofocus Explained by Rudy Winston Picks of the Week Juan: Mindshift Photocross slingback pack Andy: Any 50mm Lens for the landscape Sony 55mm f/1.8 Canon 50mm f/1.4 Nikon 50mm f/1.4 The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products Juan and Andy recommend. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

44mins

19 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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reCOMPOSE 017: Black and White Photography

reCOMPOSE 017: Black and White Photography In this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast Juan and Andy discuss Black and White photography in the digital age. How it is different than the days of film, and they share with you a few tips and techniques for creating beautiful B&W images. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links mentioned in the podcast Ripcord Travel Insurance Lightroom Class in Las Vegas Muench Workshops Infrared processing guide Muench Workshops Blog post on Travel Insurance Picks of the Week Juan: Breakthrough Photography Filters Andy: Ripcord Medical Evac Annual Subscription Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

42mins

12 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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reCOMPOSE 046: Juan and Andy Answer Your Questions

reCOMPOSE 046: Juan and Andy Answer Your Questions This is our favorite type of episode where we answer your questions. Keep sending those questions in. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links mentioned on this episode reCOMPOSE Episode 37 - File Storage & Backups reCOMPOSE Episode 42 - Lightroom Series #3 Masking reCOMPOSE Eposide #30 - Lightroom Series #2 The Develop Workflow LG 38” Ultrawide Monitor reCOMPOSE Eposide #39 - Phoneography Marcs Travel Lightroom Workflow Picks of the Week Juan: Montana Outdoors Magazine subscription Andy: Laowa 15mm f/2 The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products Juan and Andy recommend. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

51mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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reCOMPOSE 065: Drones

reCOMPOSE 065: Drones In this episode, Andy and Marc talk about flying cameras! If you're new to drones, or an experienced pilot, we got something for you. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Email your questions to reCOMPOSE Andy Williams: Website, Instagram, Facebook Marc Muench: Website, Instagram Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page Items mentioned in this episode DJI Mavic 2 Pro Beluga Whales from Andy's Drone Wayne Suggs Photos Andy's Tongass Forest Video Picks of the Week Andy: Polar Pro Filters for your DJI Drone Marc: Travelon Portable Luggage Scale The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products that Andy and Marc recommend. The reCOMPOSE Podcast is edited by David Rosenthal

43mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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reCOMPOSE 032: The Dark Side of Photography

reCOMPOSE 032: The Dark Side of Photography Oftentimes we hear about photographers that go a little too far in pursuit of an image and as result they may imperil their subject or deceive their audience. So in this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast Andy and Juan discuss the some ethics basics for photographers. But before we get into this weeks topic, we discuss Andy's recent experience shooting with the Sony Alpha A9 camera. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links mentioned on this podcast PetaPixel Article exposing the image we discuss on this episode Followup Article from PetaPixel MW Alaska Workshops April 2019 MW Alaska Workshops May 2019 Picks of the Week Juan: Breakthrough Photography X4 Dark 3-Stop Circular Polarizer Filters Andy: Portable mosquito netting for your camera bag List of our favorite photo accessories Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

44mins

7 May 2018

Rank #13

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Landscape Photography with Marc Muench

reCOMPOSE 003: Landscape Photography with Marc Muench For this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast we have invited our good friend Marc Muench to join us on a discussion about landscape photography. Marc is a landscape photographer whose work has appeared on covers or inside of Time Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Traveler, Arizona Highways, Ski, Skiing, Sunset, Outside, Sierra Magazine, and more. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Picks of the Week Juan: Mindshift Gear Backlight 26L Andy: LensTag Marc: Adobe TV Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Marc Muench: Website, Facebook Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

48mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #14

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reCOMPOSE 048: Cold Weather Photography

reCOMPOSE 048: Cold Weather Photography On this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast Juan and Andy discuss cold weather photography. For many of us winter tends to be a very busy time photographically speaking, but cold weather can present us with some challenges. However, if you are prepared with the right gear and the right techniques cold weather photography can be lots of fun. In this episode of the podcast Juan and Andy share with you some of their favorite pieces of gear and techniques to make the best of cold weather photography. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Links Mentioned Muench Workshops Antarctica December 2019, $1,000 discount: Heat 3 Gloves Valleret Photography Gloves Andy on Photography Gloves WoolX The Warming Store Picks of the Week Juan: Rechargeable Electric Heated Socks Andy: Valleret gloves The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products Juan and Andy recommend. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

59mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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reCOMPOSE 75: Exhibiting Your Work, Part I

reCOMPOSE 75: Exhibiting Your Work Part I In this episode, we'll interview Stacey Otte-Demangate of the Wildling Museum in Solvang, California. In part two, we'll follow up with photographers who are exhibiting their work in galleries. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Email your questions to reCOMPOSE Andy Williams: Website, Instagram, Facebook Marc Muench: Website, Instagram Facebook Wildling Museum Picks of the Week Andy: Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC Marc: Scan Cafe The reCOMPOSE Podcast is edited by David Rosenthal 

29mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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reCOMPOSE 031: Interview with Photographer Michael Strickland

reCOMPOSE 031: Interview with Photographer Michael Strickland In this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast Juan and Andy have the privilege of interviewing Kansas landscape photographer Michael Strickland. Michael now resides in his home state of Kansas, where he has the incredible opportunity to photograph the beautiful prairie of the Great Plains on a daily basis. He enjoys photographing and exploring areas close to his home, to study the light carefully, and understand the landscape on more of an intimate level. Though he enjoys travelling to exotic locations with camera in tow, Michael is always finding his way home to explore the places he knows and loves. Michael works with a Linhof Technorama 617 SIII, a Mamiya 7II, and an Arca Swiss F-Line 8x10 and exclusively works with Fujifilm and Kodak color films and Ilford black and white films. If you have specific questions about Lightroom or have topics you'd like us to discuss make sure to get in touch at contact@recompose.photo. Picks of the Week Juan: VSGO Camera Sensor Cleaning Swab Type 3 Andy: DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Flame Red) List of our favorite photo accessories Connect with Our Hosts Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

37mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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reCOMPOSE 059: Interview with Marc Muench

reCOMPOSE 059: Interview with Marc Muench As mentioned, Marc Muench will be co-hosting this podcast with Andy from now on. In this episode, you'll get to know Marc a little better, and along the way, you'll get some great photography advice and tips. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Andy Williams: Website, Instagram, Facebook Marc Muench: Website, Instagram, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page Items mentioned in this episode Some of Marc's inspiration: Luke Shadbolt Nick Brandt Picks of the Week Marc: DJI Osmo Pocket Andy: Land Of Giants, by Will Burrard-Lucas The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products that Andy and Marc recommend. Additional Links Here are some past episodes of this podcast, featuring Marc: reCOMPOSE Episode 3, Landscape Photography with Marc reCOMPOSE Episode 41, Wildlife Photography with Marc reCOMPOSE Episode 50, The Art of Seeing Part 1 with Marc reCOMPOSE Episode 51, The Art of Seeing Part 2 with Marc

38mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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reCOMPOSE 057: Specialty Lenses

reCOMPOSE 057: Specialty Lenses In this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast Juan and Andy discuss all kinds of specialty lenses. From reversed lenses, to magnifying filters, Tilt-shifts, lens babies and more. If you have a unique need, there is a lens out there for you. We don’t always have all the answers, but if we don’t we will research it and try to give you the best answer we can. So what have you got to lose, go ahead and send in your questions to us at contact@recompose.photo. Items mentioned on this episode Tilt Shift Miniature Effect Petzval Picks of the Week Juan: Sony 12-24 f/4 Lens Andy: Lensbaby Composer Lens The reCOMPOSE page at kit.com where you can see all the products Juan and Andy recommend. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

51mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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reCOMPOSE 010: Lightroom Series #1 Why Lightroom and Intro to Library Module

reCOMPOSE 010: Lightroom Series #1 Why Lightroom and Intro to Library Module This is a special episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast, where Andy and Juan launch the reCOMPOSE Lightroom Series. Both Andy and Juan are avid Lightroom users and have helped countless photography students with Lightroom since Lightroom was released 10 years ago, as such they have become keenly aware of the challenges many Lightroom users face. In this first episode of the reCOMPOSE Lightroom Series, Andy and Juan will start by discussing why they use Lightroom and they alos provide an introduction to the Library Module. In this Lightroom series, Juan and Andy will share their knowledge of Lightroom, explaining it's advantages and features from a real world usage perspective. We don't have a set schedule as to when each episode of this special series will be released, but we hope to release an episode at least every other month. If you have specific questions about Lightroom or have topics you'd like us to discuss make sure to get in touch at contact@recompose.photo. Picks of the Week Juan: Samsung T3 500GB External SSD Drive Andy: Contigo Travel Mug Connect with Our Hosts & Guests Juan Pons: Website, Facebook Andy Williams: Website, Facebook reCOMPOSE Facebook Page

1hr 5mins

23 May 2017

Rank #20