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Photo 365

Learn how you can be a photographer every day. Educator and media producer Andrew Haworth presents interviews, commentary, and practical advice to keep you motivated on your long-term photography projects.

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Before you go pro, enjoy being an amateur

If you’re just starting out as a photographer, undoubtedly there is pressure to “git gud” and start making money. Don’t fall into that trap. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being an amateur photographer. Think about the freedom you have. Freedom to shoot when, where, how and what you want. Freedom to constantly experiment. Freedom to create your art.  Articles mentioned: The Overjustification Effect: https://thedecisionlab.com/biases/overjustification-effect/ Why I Never Charge for Photography (Medium): https://medium.com/@robert.rittmuller/why-i-never-charge-for-photography-4ae992c61ea1 Being a Pro to be an Amateur: https://blog.mingthein.com/2014/09/13/being-a-pro-to-be-an-amateur/ Support the show: Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239

20mins

20 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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What music can teach us about sequencing images

Have you ever considered why a particular album, or musical playlist is your favorite? What makes an album great? Today, we talk about the importance of sequencing images, and what our favorite music can teach us about that process. Music mentioned on this episode: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis (Full album, YouTube) Random Access Memories by Daft Punk (Full album, YouTube) The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails (Full album, YouTube) "Strobe" by Deadmau5 (YouTube) Support the show: Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239

16mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Some thoughts on film photography

Like vinyl records, typewriters, fountain pens and mechanical watches, film photography seems to be back in vogue. For some of us, it never really left. This show will be a little different because I’m not pitching any questionable advice today. I’m just reminiscing about film photography, which I’m seeing more and more interest in these days, despite efforts of the industry to get rid of it altogether. Support the show: Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239

19mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Letting go of the past, to define the future

Are you unhappy with your progress as a photographer? Creatively, do you feel like you’ve reached a plateau, or worse, have you fallen into a valley? If so, it may be time to let go of what you’ve done in the past, to influence and shape your future. In this episode I talk about letting go of cameras and lenses I've owned for nearly a quarter century, and how letting go of bad habits and preconceptions can make us better, or at least happier, photographers. Support the show: Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239

20mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Building a Second Brain with Photography

We generally want to remember important moments in our lives. We take photos to document life events; we post memorable moments to social media, and so on. But what about the more mundane days of our lives? Photography can help you remember those too. Today, I'm talking about one of the unintended side-effects of shooting daily -- building a "second brain." Links: What smartphone photography is doing to our memories: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/3/28/17054848/smartphones-photos-memory-research-psychology-attention Taking Pictures Can Help You Remember—But There’s a Catch: https://www.cambridgebrainsciences.com/more/articles/taking-pictures-can-help-you-rememberbut-theres-a-catch How Taking Photos Impacts Our Memory: https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/photo-impact-memory/ Support the show: Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239

15mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Imaging Infinity: Shooting the cosmos with Hap Griffin

His images represent a journey through space and time. They transport us to alien, glowing worlds on the edges of the universe, while still reminding us of what it means to be human. Today, I’m having a conversation with astrophotographer Hap Griffin. In this episode, we discuss cameras modified for astrophotography, Hap's photographic process, photographing rockets and more. Hap Griffin online: ImagingInfinity, Hap's camera modification service: http://www.imaginginfinity.com/ The MAC-Hunter Observation Site: http://www.machunter.org/ The Midlands Astronomy Club: https://midlandsastronomyclub.org/ Hap's AstroBin gallery: https://www.astrobin.com/users/HapGriffin/ The MoonArk project: http://moonarts.org/ Topics discussed: (05:44) Growing up, loving space (08:07) Getting serious about astronomy (10:12) Building an observatory (13:17) Modifying cameras (16:16) Hap's photographic process (29:53) Reflections on time (34:30) Art vs. science (38:44) Advice for beginners (40:16) His favorite objects to photograph (43:35) Photographing rockets (52:28) The MoonArk project Support the show: Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239

56mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Freedom and Justice: A conversation with Cecil J. Williams

For more than 40 years photographer Cecil J. Williams documented the civil rights struggle in the deep south. Now in his 80s, he's still fighting for freedom, justice and equality. In this episode, we catch up with Cecil Williams and discuss history, his new museum, his favorite photo, the struggle for equality and more. Cecil online: The Cecil Williams South Carolina Civil Rights Museum: http://cecilwilliams.com/ Museum virtual tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=2DmpozTzVqa Freedom & Justice: Four Decades of the Civil Rights Struggle As Seen by a Black Photographer of the Deep South: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0865544786/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_CZSWX4QWMQA1WJ52T0PZ The FilmToaster scanning system: https://www.filmtoaster.photography/ Topics discussed: (04:01) Growing up segregated (06:19) Photography at age 9 (08:42) Documenting his community (11:10) Learning from his mentor (14:57) Photographing Thurgood Marshall (17:49) Shooting for national publications (22:29) Orangeburg, the 'epicenter' for civil rights (24:37) Integrating Clemson (28:51) Friendship with JFK (35:08) Photographing MLK (37:40) The Orangeburg Massacre (44:20) Racial harmony (49:20) A conflict between justice and injustice (51:31) Cecil's civil rights museum (55:30) Cecil's favorite image Support the show:  Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239

58mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Crafting a Narrative with Photography

Humans have been sharing stories since time immemorial, by word of mouth, paintings, books, and eventually the camera. Every image tells a story, but are you telling stories with your images? The following artists are mentioned in this episode: Chris Aluka Berry, "Affrilachia": https://www.alukastorytellingphotography.com/portfolio/G00002bm1OCwPMFA Kaja Rata, "Kajnikaj": http://lenscratch.com/2020/04/kaja-rata-kajnikaj/ Forest Kelley, "Michael": http://lenscratch.com/2020/04/forest-kelley-michael/ Tabitha Barnard, "Sisterhood Summer": http://lenscratch.com/2019/07/2019-lenscratch-student-prize-tabitha-barnard/ Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! (Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239)

12mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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Raw Intimacy: A conversation with Chris Aluka Berry

Today we talk with Atlanta documentary photographer Chris Aluka Berry about long-form visual storytelling, race and class in the deep south, and raw intimacy. Chris is a regular contributor to the European PressPhoto Agency and Reuters. His work has been published in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many others. For the past six years, he’s been photographing African American culture in the Appalachian Mountains for his series, Affrilachia: The Remnant that Remains. Check out Chris online: Chris Aluka Berry's online portfolio: http://alukastories.com Photoville | Affrilachia: The Remnant That Remains: https://fence.photoville.com/affrilachia-remnant-that-remains/ Chris Aluka Berry on Instagram: @alukastories https://www.instagram.com/alukastories/ Topics discussed: (02:12) Growing up in the South (05:44) How Chris learned photography (07:33) Becoming a photojournalist (12:40) Shooting photo stories (17:40) Affrilachia: The Remnant That Remains (23:45) How growing up in the South informs his work (26:16) Selling yourself (28:37) Getting the work out there (32:47) On photographing politicians (35:50) The importance of getting close / Having a unique view (37:33) On photographing Congressman John Lewis (43:06) On staying creative Support the show: Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239

47mins

25 May 2021

Rank #9

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A Limited Viewpoint: Photography at Home

Kitchen tables, windows, televisions and vases. On the surface, these may not sound like worthy artistic subjects, but many photographers have achieved success making images of these objects in the confines of their own home. This episode is about artists who have created great work in limited environments. Whether you're still in isolation, or have become accustomed to the solitude of being at home or working alone, the images discussed here hopefully serve as a reminder our vision isn't limited by location. The following artists are mentioned in this episode: Lee Friedlander, "Stems": https://www.moma.org/collection/works/106191 Nicéphore Niépce, "Still Life" and "View from a Window": https://blog.samys.com/nicephore-niepce-inventor-photography/ Laura Letinsky: https://lauraletinsky.com/ Lucas Samaras: http://www.craigstarr.com/exhibitions/lucas-samaras2 Carrie Mae Weems, "KItchen Table Series": https://carriemaeweems.net/galleries/kitchen-table.html Hayahisa Tomiyasu: https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/tomiyasu-hayahisa-ttp-photography-250119 Jan Groover: http://janetbordeninc.com/artist/jan-groover/ Cindy Sherman: https://www.moma.org/artists/5392 Abe Morell: https://www.abelardomorell.net/ Chrissy LaMaster: https://www.chrissylamaster.com/ Nina Katchadourian, "Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style": http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/photography/sa-flemish.php John Pfahl, "Picture Windows": https://www.josephbellows.com/exhibitions/john-pfahl Gregory Crewdson: https://gagosian.com/artists/gregory-crewdson/ Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/photo365 Need a portfolio site to showcase your work? We love Format.com! (Affiliate link: https://format.grsm.io/andrewhaworth8239)

14mins

18 May 2021

Rank #10