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Brian Matiash brings you a fun, pithy, entertaining podcast covering the intersection of photography and technology in a way that only he can.Brian has over a decade of experience as a professional photographer and published author, as well as a brand ambassador to several top photo and technology companies.

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Brian Matiash brings you a fun, pithy, entertaining podcast covering the intersection of photography and technology in a way that only he can.Brian has over a decade of experience as a professional photographer and published author, as well as a brand ambassador to several top photo and technology companies.

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What happened?

By cubby112 - Jun 12 2018
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All the sudden is there are no more new episodes? What happened? Did this podcast go away?

A must listen

By suerakes - May 10 2018
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My favorite podcast each week!

iTunes Ratings

127 Ratings
Average Ratings
77
21
9
9
11

What happened?

By cubby112 - Jun 12 2018
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All the sudden is there are no more new episodes? What happened? Did this podcast go away?

A must listen

By suerakes - May 10 2018
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My favorite podcast each week!
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No Name Photo Show

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Brian Matiash brings you a fun, pithy, entertaining podcast covering the intersection of photography and technology in a way that only he can.Brian has over a decade of experience as a professional photographer and published author, as well as a brand ambassador to several top photo and technology companies.

Rank #1: Ep. 001: Origin Story

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Episode 001 of the No Name Photo Show. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!

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Aug 23 2017
45 mins
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Rank #2: Ep. 057 - Taking Shortcuts With Photography (with Matthew Cassinelli)

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When the topic of mobile photography is discussed, it’s almost always with reference to the cameras and sensors built into our phones. However, there is another side of this topic that is as interesting and can be quite impactful for photographers. I’m thrilled to welcome my friend, Matthew Cassinelli, to the show to discuss the potential that Apple’s upcoming iPadOS and shortcuts can have for those of us who want to cut down the weight of our gear when we travel. It’s a really interesting episode and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

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Jul 15 2019
50 mins
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Rank #3: Ep. 002: It Crawls for a Reason

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Episode 002 of the No Name Photo Show. Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!

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Aug 29 2017
49 mins
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Rank #4: Ep. 032: I'm Really A Catch

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Ep. 032: I'm Really A Catch

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We've got some great topics ready for you in this episode. Our first story comes from a Petapixel story covering a wonderful video by Jamie Windsor. In Jamie's video, he ties an interesting study called the Dunning-Gruger effect to the mentality of when bad photographers think they're good. What's wonderful is the way that Jamie approaches the subject and it makes for a great conversation that everyone can relate to. Our next topic is dedicated to those photographers looking to add a little extra passive income from their work. It's not about getting rich but it may make buying that new lens or taking that trip a bit easier on the wallet. All that and a fresh portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" round out Episode 32. Enjoy!

Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS!

Show Notes

• When Bad Photographers Think They're Good [via PetaPixel]

• Why I Use Getty Images To Sell My Photos [via PetaPixel]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Tenba Protective Wrap Tools [via Amazon]

Brian: Zeiss Lens Wipes [via Amazon]

Apr 20 2018
34 mins
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Rank #5: Ep. 046: Leaving the Life of Professional Photography (with James Brandon)

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I listen to a lot of podcasts that span a multitude of genres including comedy, politics, and, of course, photography. Regardless of the show, there is a common element to my favorite episodes. When the host and guest(s) dive deep with some real stuff—I’m talking about authentic, personal, and raw conversation—that’s when I find myself glued to the speakers. The show could go on for three hours and I’d still be there listening.

That’s how I feel about this episode. I’m lucky to be joined by my longtime friend, James Brandon, to discuss not only what led him to become a professional photographer, but what made him realize that he wanted to leave that life behind. I suspect that a lot of what he says may resonate with some of you. It certainly did with me. I hope you enjoy this one!

Show Notes
  • Follow James at his website
  • 19 Examples of HDR Done Right by James Brandon [via DPS]
Dec 11 2018
1 hour
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Rank #6: Ep. 054 - Preparing For Extreme Cold Photo Shoots (with Colby Brown)

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I'm very excited to welcome my very close friend, Colby Brown, back to the show. Colby was last heard on Episode 51 and my goal was to follow up our extended conversation into Episode 52, but life happened. Fortunately, we were able to record this episode together while huddled in our cabin in Norway's Lofoten Islands as gale force winds were pummeling the area. Considering that we were about to begin a winter workshop in the area with a group of intrepid photography students, we thought it'd be fun to discuss how we approach and plan for shooting in extremely cold conditions. We follow up with a great conversation about dealing with expectations vs. reality when it comes to photography, gear, and life. It's a great chat and I'm sure you'll love it!

Follow Colby on his website and on Instagram.

Mar 12 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #7: Ep. 020: The Intersection of Photography and Social Media

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Ep. 020: The Intersection of Photography and Social Media

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Here we are! A new year, a new episode (#20!) and a new guest. With all the resolutions and goals that photographers make, we thought it'd be a great time to dive into the role that social media plays with how we share our work and build our brands. To help bring that conversation to life, we're thrilled to introduce our next guest host, Colby Brown! Usually, each episode consists of two topics but because there was so much great chatter about how social media affects today's photographers, we decided to devote the entire show to it. If you've been looking for ways to help improve how you utilize social media with your photography, definitely listen to this show. And don't you worry... we've also got a fresh portion of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" waiting to be served up.

Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS!

Show Notes

• Thank you to our show sponsor, Gulf Photo Plus Photo Week 2018. Save 15% off registration with code NONAMEDUBAI

• We're pleased to welcome our next guest host, Colby Brown [Website | The Giving Lens]

• One of the key topics discussed is a photographer's ability to leverage a large social media following and that isn't always as easy as it sounds

• Brian mentions that he uses Buffer as a service that schedules his social media posts in advance [via Buffer]

• The hosts discuss the importance of understanding who your audience is and how to effectively reach them

• Post cover photo [Clem Onojeghuo via Unsplash]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Colby: Kahtoola MICROSpikes [via Amazon]

Brian: Tile Sport [via Amazon]

Sharky: PhotoPills

Jan 09 2018
55 mins
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Rank #8: Ep. 041: Did Ya Hear About That New Camera?

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Ep. 041: Did Ya Hear About That New Camera?

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August and September have been quite busy months for the camera industry. Whereas we've mostly become accustomed to hearing about new cameras and lenses from Sony, lately it has been Nikon, Canon, and Fujifilm who have been making waves. And you know what? We couldn't be happier! The fact of the matter is that competition is a great thing, especially for consumers. It requires manufacturers to be on their toes by offering innovative products, compete with pricing, and provide users with options. And with Sony cornering the market with full-frame mirrorless cameras for so long, having some real competition has been long overdue. So, we thought that it'd be fun to devote an entire episode to discussing what Canon and Fujifilm have just announced along with putting our ears to the ground around a possible new entrant with Panasonic. These are interesting times to be a photographer, that's for sure!

Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS!

Show Notes

• Canon Unveils the EOS R, Its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera [via PetaPixel]

• Fujifilm Unveils the X-T3 with a 26MP X-Trans Sensor and 4K/60p Video [via PetaPixel]

What's on your gear shelf?

Sharky: V-Flat Black/White  [via B&H Photo]

Brian: Aputure 120D LED Video Light + Light Dome [via Amazon]

Sep 11 2018
53 mins
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Rank #9: Ep. 031: Mobile Killed the dSLR Star

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Ep. 031: Mobile Killed the dSLR Star

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Greetings, friends, and welcome to a new episode! It seems that several times a year, some new app or accessory comes out and makes us think whether mobile photography could actually be a viable alternative or—gasp—replacement for traditional cameras. Mobile phone manufacturers certainly are spending millions upon millions of dollars in R&D and design all centered on that tiny camera sensor or lens (or lenses, depending on the phone you own). And of this, an entire industry of mobile camera accessories has been created, allowing photographers and videographers to eek out as much creative opportunity as possible from these pocket systems. That covers the first topic of the show. Next, Sharky and Brian discuss their views on whether it's important for photographers to manage their own blogs/websites. With so many people sharing work on social media, the question begging to be asked is, "is there a point to investing time and money to manage your own site?" It's a timely and important topic for sure. All that and a new installment of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" will call this episode complete. Enjoy!

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Show Notes

• Moment announces a Kickstarter campaign for their new mobile-only anamorphic lens, battery case, and filter holder system [via FStoppers]

• Nisi announces a mobile-only ND, Soft ND, and Polarizer filter system. We can't deny it. It looks super cute. [via PetaPixel]

• Do photographers really need a website in 2018? [via DIYPhotography]

• Should photographers have blogs? [via FStoppers]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Insta360 One [via Amazon]

Brian: WD My Passport Wireless SSD [via B&H Photo]

Apr 03 2018
41 mins
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Rank #10: Ep. 034: Zoom Zoom

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Ep. 034: Zoom Zoom

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April showers bring May flowers, which also brings about the start of wedding season. Going with this theme of nuptials, Sharky and Brian have some stories that bring up interesting questions. The first story kicks off with a heaping dose of click-bait titling but makes some worthwhile points as you read through. Is wedding photography dead? Can anyone these days hope to make a living as a photographer? The second story deals with gear and can be a bit contentious. Brian and Sharky discuss one photographer's point of view of hating the 24-70mm lens for wedding photography. Are primes the way to go? Listen up to find out and be sure to check out our latest "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" installment.

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Show Notes

• Wedding photography is dead [via DIYPhotography]

• A Rant On Why One Photographer Hates The 24-70 For Wedding Photography [via SLR Lounge]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1saneb9Pto0

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: TetherTools Jerkstopper [via Amazon]

Brian: DJI Ronin M 3-Axis Gimbal [via Amazon]

May 15 2018
39 mins
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Rank #11: Ep. 016: It's Not the Size of Your Sensor...

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Episode 016: It's Not the Size of Your Sensor...

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We're covering all the bases related to gear in this episode. No camera, computer or piece of software is safe! To start things off, Sharky and Brian discuss whether there is enough justification for upgrading from one camera to a new version within the same family. For example are there enough compelling reasons to upgrade from the Sony a7R II to the a7R III? What about a Canon 5D Mark III to the Mark IV? Lots of juicy stuff there. Next, the hosts field a question left by a reader of Brian's blog about whether more photographers are moving from Mac to Windows. All that and a fresh, heaping portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" round out Episode 16. Enjoy and please share!

Show Notes

• Brian brings up the recent results of the Sony a7R III by DxOMARK [via DxOMark]

• Brian also mentions a video by Tech YouTuber, MKBHD, where he does a great job of explaining DxOMark [via YouTube]

• The hosts then segue to a comment left on Brian's blog about whether there is a trend of switching from Apple to Windows [via Matiash.com]

• Post cover photo [Lilly Rum via Unsplash]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Think Tank Photo SD Pixel Pocket Rocket [via Amazon]

Brian: Tripp-Lite UPS Battery Backup [via Amazon]

Dec 05 2017
32 mins
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Rank #12: Ep. 010: A Tale of Two Lightrooms

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Episode 010: A Tale of Two Lightrooms

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Alas, double digits and it feels so good! We've got something special in store for this milestone: our first guest host! From the get go, our goal has been to introduce guests because... guests are cool and cool guests are even cooler. But unlike many other shows that make the episode about the guest, our goal is to bring on guests who become part of the show. So with that, we're thrilled to introduce wedding photographer and the Storm Whisperer himself, Mike Olbinski, to join us for this episode! Fortunately, Adobe made some seriously big announcements with their Lightroom road map last week that provided more than enough fodder for our trio to discuss. Finally, each of our hosts share some pivotal moments from their lives that fundamentally changed their professional directions and led them to become full time, working photographers. All that plus a triple dose of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" make up Episode 10!

Show Notes

• Brian and Sharky are thrilled to announce the show's very first guest host, Mike Olbinski. Aside from being a helluva wedding photographer, Mike is also one of the best storm chasers out there and has created some of the most visually stunning time lapse videos that your eyes have ever seen. Seriously, clean your floor because your jaws are about to be hitting them pretty hard. [Vimeo]

• Now that you've had a chance to lift your jaws back up and wipe the mess you made on the ground, we can move onto the lil' bit of news coming out of Adobe's camp. In addition to a slew of major updates to their Creative Cloud ecosystem, the company announced a "new" version of Lightroom dubbed "Lightroom CC" with the existing implementation renamed with the lovely moniker, "Lightroom Classic." As you can imagine, this caused a lot of confusion and even more ire with the legion of photographers hoping for a more substantial update. [via the always wonderful Julieanne Kost on the Adobe Blog]

• Mike and Sharky weigh in on these changes and lament about how much they wish Lightroom's initial culling experience was faster, similar to what Photo Mechanic provides. [Camera Bits]

• After much hullabaloo, the hosts shift gears by recalling some of their more pivotal experiences that led them to leave their existing careers to pursue photography as a primary profession

• Mike references a particular haboob time lapse he captured on July 5th, 2011 that went viral and served as the first major stepping stone on his five year journey to fully embracing photography as his profession.

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Mike: Lightning Trigger LT-IV [via Lightning Trigger]

Brian: X-Rite i1 Display Pro Color Calibrator [viaAmazon]

Sharky: X-Rite ColorChecker Passport [via Amazon]

Oct 24 2017
41 mins
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Rank #13: Ep. 038: I, Robot Photographer

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Ep. 038: I, Robot Photographer

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The Skynet Camera Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from the creative photographic process. Skynet begins to learn HDR and Luminosity Masking at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the SD Card.

Well, we've officially reached the point where AI is being used to judge photo contents. It had to happen someday and we welcome our robot overlords. But in all seriousness, building AI systems to serve as a complement to the creative process isn't all that bad! Now, before you grab your monitor and toss it at the wall in a fit of rage, take the time to listen to this episode and hear our take on it. We think it makes sense. While you're at it, let's also talk about whether taking photos of pedestrians' text messages counts as street photography. There's a lot to discuss, so pull up a chair and let's get to it.

Show Notes

• Is It Okay for Street Photographers to Take Photos of Private Messages? [via PetaPixel

• Jeff Mermelstein is a F***ing Anthropologist [via PetaPixel]

• Huawei Launches First Photo Contest Co-Judged by a Phone AI [via PetaPixel]

• Huawei "Spark a RenAIssance Contest Photo Gallery [via Huawei]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: OP/TECH Rain Sleeve (2-Pack) [via Amazon]

Brian: Shimoda Explore Accessory Case [via Amazon]

Jul 31 2018
46 mins
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Rank #14: Ep. 051 – The State of Photography & Social Media (with Colby Brown)

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I’m so happy to welcome back one of my closest friends, Colby Brown, to the show. Colby was the guest for Episode 20, which just over a year ago, and it was great to compare the state of photography and social media from January 2018 to today. Because, as you can imagine, a lot has changed. Between Facebook’s myriad PR and political nightmares to Google+ shutting down, to Flickr working its way back to glory, the digital landscape for photographers is wildly different.

This episode covers a lot of ground, whether you’re a photographer who is interested in making a career out of your passion or simply in it to share your photos with the world. Even better is that Colby will be returning for Episode 52! We had a second topic to discuss, but our conversation about photography and social media was too good to cut short. Give it a listen and let me know what you think in the comments section!

Show Notes
  • Check out Colby Brown at his website and on Instagram.
  • If you want to join Colby and me to shoot auroras and ice caves in Iceland, check out his upcoming photo adventure workshop from March 4 – 10
  • Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it [via PLOS ONE]
Jan 25 2019
1 hour
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Rank #15: Ep. 026: A Jack of All Trades and Master of None

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Ep. 026: A Jack of All Trades and Master of None

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We're thrilled to welcome our next guest to the show. If you've ever had your jaw hit the ground after seeing some particularly stunning macro photos of snowflakes, odds are they were taken by Don Komarechka. Don is the consummate photographer, equally passionate about the art of photography as much as the science behind it. And, Don is the perfect person to join us as we discuss the topic of niches and what role they play in developing your brand. Don lends some very keen insight here, given his extensive knowledge of the topic. Next, we segue to a murkier conversation about the perils of sharing your photos on social media. What counts as "Fair Use" these days and is it possible to unwittingly find yourself in trouble by sharing someone else's photo. It's a great conversation and we think you're going to love it. And just in case all of that wasn't enough, we've also got a fresh batch of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" to tide you over until suppertime.

Tweet your questions and topics with #AskNNPS!

Show Notes

• Let's start by welcoming our guest, the wonderful Don Komarechka. You can also subscribe to his wonderful podcast, Photo Geek Weekly. And be sure to check out the episodes where Brian and Sharky were Don's "co-pilots".

• We discuss the evolution of how most photographers start out as generalists and eventually settle into gaining a deeper understanding of the area(s) they are most passionate about

• Nieman Labs brings up an important court case that will determine whether embedding someone else's photo on your website could be a copyright violation. [via Nieman Lab]

• Zack Arias interviews Unsplash CEO, Mikael Cho, to discuss the very real dangers that the photo-sharing site is creating [via Dedpxl]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Don: Formvar Solution [via Amazon]

Sharky: Rosco Lux Swatchbook [via Amazon]

Brian: Luxebell C400 Aluminum Skeleton for GoPro Hero 5/6 [via Amazon]

Feb 20 2018
46 mins
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