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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

128 Ratings
Average Ratings
78
21
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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!
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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. 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!

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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

34mins

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Rank #2: 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

39mins

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Rank #3: 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

1hr

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Rank #4: 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.

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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

46mins

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Rank #5: 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

46mins

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Rank #6: Ep: 036 - What You Crave

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Ep. 036: What You Crave

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There's something about this episode that is making us really hungry. Maybe it has something to do with our first story involving a photographer and White Castle's somewhat uncouth digital marketing team. But don't you worry. White Castle ended up doing right by the photographer and we're gonna talk about it, as well as our love for their sliders. Don't judge! Our next story involves a very sad tale about a photographer losing her 8-year-old website because of some bumbling errors committed by her hosting company. It's a terrible situation to be in and we really feel for Jenny, the author of this story. Dessert gets served up with a fresh portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" That rounds out episode 36 for Y'all. Enjoy!

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Show Notes:

• Photographer, Wasim Ahmad, shares his less-than-polite encounter with White Castle after they asked to use one of his photos on their Social Media accounts [via F-Stoppers]

• Several months later, White Castle's VP of Marketing reaches out to make things right and we can all love their sliders once again [via F-Stoppers]

• Photographer, Jenny Cruger, lost her website of eight years due to a bungling by her host company [via PetaPixel]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Brian: JPEGMini Pro [via B&H Photo]

Sharky: AFO Fire Ball [via Amazon]

Jul 03 2018

41mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 033: But You're a Portrait Shooter, Dude!

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Ep. 033: But You’re a Portrait Shooter, Dude!

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The internet is filled with people who go to amazing lengths to help others. And, it's also filled with people who tend to help themselves in the name of helping others. Suffice it to say that the topic got Brian in a lather. Fortunately, Sharky was there to balance things out. It's a solid conversation and we're always interested to hear your thoughts about it. We follow things up the recent out-of-nowhere news that SmugMug has acquired Flickr. Some acquisitions feel like the end user will never benefit but in this case, we're pretty certain that everyone will benefit. All that and a heaping portion of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" rounds out Episode 33!

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Show Notes

• An Open Letter to @alexilubomirski [PetaPixel via the Wayback Machine]

• SmugMug acquires Flickr [via SmugMug]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: GCI Outdoor PackSeat Portable Tripod Camping and Sports Stool [via Amazon]

Brian: SmartLifeTime VSGO Full Frame Digital Camera Sensor Cleaning Swab [via Amazon]

May 08 2018

39mins

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Rank #8: 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

1hr

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Rank #9: 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!

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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

53mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 027: The Best Social is True Social

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Ep. 027: The Best Social is True Social

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There's another social network making waves and you may have heard about it. The darling platform of late is called Vero and there has been a recent influx of photographers moving over for the prospect of no ads and no algorithms. Vero claims that their business model will be built atop a subscription fee (beyond the first million users, who get free lifetime membership). Time will tell what happens here and Brian and Sharky share their experiences using the app. Our second topic brings to fruition a prediction that we made way back in Episode 007. In that episode, Brian predicted that we'll start to see more camera technology incorporating intelligence to aid photographers. Sure enough, Canon has answered the charge. All that and a fresh batch of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" to wrap this up.

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Show Notes

• While Vero has been around for a bit, it has recently gained serious traction with photographers. Check it out for yourselves. [iOS and Android]

• Canon announces the 470EX-AI, the world's first strobe with built-in intelligence [via PetaPixel]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Mac Sports Utility Wagon [via Amazon]

Brian: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye [via Amazon]

Feb 27 2018

33mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 052 - Burn Down the Rumor Mill (with David Schloss)

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These days, we measure the success of a blog post or video or podcast by impressions. While the ways these impressions can be defined or quantified vary by platform, but the general rule of thumb is that the more clicks you get, the more opportunities that a host, like YouTube, for example, can serve up ads, which aids in generating revenue. And, yes, while I am oversimplifying this entire process, it is known that the more sensational a piece of content is, the more likely it is to be clicked on. On its face, this presents a number of problems, not the least is the authenticity of the content and how it has been sourced.

When you wrap that loose set of journalistic standards to a particular industry, you have a rumor mill. And when a rumor mill can create stories about product releases with no reputable source and without consequence, interesting things can happen. I’m joined by veteran photography journalist, editor, and all-around-great-guy, David Schloss, to unpack the reality of online rumor mills and how they materially impact and, in some cases, adversely affect camera launches. It’s a conversation that David is perfect for and I’m so happy to have him on. Enjoy!

Show Notes
  • Catch up with David on Instagram and learn more about PixelShift
  • Sony Holds Press Event to Tease Firmware Update Preview, New Camera [via Fstoppers]
  • Canon Predicts a Bleak Future for Consumer Digital Cameras [via Fstoppers]

Jan 31 2019

51mins

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Rank #12: 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.

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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

55mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 035: The Farce Awakens

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Ep. 035: The Farce Awakens

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Be still our beating hearts. Could it be? Is this really a new episode of the No Name Photo Show? Alas, friends, it is! Before we dive in, Sharky and Brian would like to extend an especially heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to all of our listeners who wrote in, tweeted, or emailed hoping that the show wasn't canceled. The last six weeks have been challenging and rather than put out a subpar show, the hosts decided to take a hiatus. They go into very personal detail regarding what has been going on in their lives during the first half of this episode. Then, it's back to business as usual with a new photo story about a photographer who had her entire kit lost (read: stolen) while flying home. It's certainly a cautionary tale. And, of course, we wrap things up with a long overdue installment of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?" We're so thrilled to be back and hope you enjoy this episode!

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Show Notes

• Sharky joined Frederick van Johnson for TWiP Episode 522 to discuss his personal and family bouts with depression, anxiety and suicide

• Brian launched a new creative growth blog series called "Breaking the Block," where he shares his own personal details with battling inner demons. [via matiash.com]

• A photographer had $13,000 in photo gear lost while flying on American Airlines [via PetaPixel]

Suicide Prevention Resources: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline http://www.Crisistextline.org Text: HELP or any word 741741

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Brian: Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset [via Amazon]

Sharky: Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 [via Amazon]

Jun 27 2018

36mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 039: Zed's Dead, Baby. Zed's Dead.

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Ep. 039: Zed's Dead, Baby. Zed's Dead.

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You may have heard about a little camera announcement by a small camera company that rhymes with Mikon. In the off chance that you haven't heard, then all you need to do is listen to this episode. As an added bonus, we're thrilled to welcome Mike Olbinski back to the show! For those who don't remember, Mike was our very first guest back on Episode 10. Between Sharky, who is a Nikon shooter, Mike, a Canon shooter, and me, a Sony shooter, you can be sure that there are plenty of opinions being thrown around.

Before you dig in, we want to make sure you take a minute to check out Mike's amazing work at his website. Be sure to take a few minutes to watch Mike's video, Pursuit, which just took Second Place at the Festival Internacional de Time Lapse! Congrats, Mike!

https://vimeo.com/226958858

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Show Notes

• Nikon unveils the new Z-series full-frame mirrorless camera system [via PetaPixel]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Hoodman H30MB HoodLoupe Outdoor LCD Viewfinder for 3.0" Screens [via Amazon]

Brian: Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L [via Amazon]

Mike: Unfortunately, Mike decided to choose a feature of a smartphone camera app and not an actual product. He's a rebel.

Aug 28 2018

49mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 040: The Storm Whisperer

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Ep. 040: The Storm Whisperer

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Despite all odds, we've made it to our 40th episode and with that, an impossibly difficult-to-pronounce tuple. But, we persevered and are excited to have Mike Olbinski back as guest host! Aside from being a generally great dude, we asked Mike to come back because we wanted to spend an entire episode digging deep into the world of storm chasing photography and there isn't anyone else who we'd rather talk to about it than him. We cover a variety of subjects related to storm chasing, including how to make it into a business, what the competitive landscape of storm chasing looks like, and what is involved with locating and getting to a storm. It felt great to spend the episode focusing on this topic and we're sure you're going to find it as interesting as we did.

To whet your appetite for the show, check out a small selection of Mike's storm photos, including this episode's Featured Photo (all used with permission), along with two FB Live videos that Mike shared while on-location at some storms.

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Tenba Reload SD 9 Card Wallet [via Amazon]

Mike: VisibleDust Quasar Plus Sensor Loupe [via Amazon]

Brian: DJI Mavic 2 Pro + Fly More Bundle [via Amazon]

Sep 04 2018

54mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 025: Welcome to the First Quarter Quell

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Ep. 025: Welcome to the First Quarter Quell

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Welcome to Episode 25, everyone! That's probably 24 more episodes in the can than both hosts expected, but who's counting? The stories covered in this episode share the theme of branding and how some photographers choose to market their brands. Our first story involves a photographer whose brand is used to limelight and controversy. We're talking, of course, about Peter Lik and the recent confirmation that he had composited a recent super moon photo even though his initial description made no such claim. The second story comes from a video shared by Youtuber and photographer, Jessica Kobeissi. Despite billing herself as a professional photographer and resource, she made the tragic—and rookie—mistake of no maintaining any sort of backup for her work. So, when her sole external hard drive crashed while traveling, she had to cough up $4,000 to recover the data. How does this even happen anymore, people? All that and a fresh dose of "What's on Your Gear Shelf?"

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Show Notes

• Jared Polin receives email confirmation from Peter Lik's "people" about "Moonlit Dreams" being a composite [via PetaPixel]

• F-Stoppers first shared an extensive look at the dubious inference of the photo being a single exposure [via F-Stoppers YouTube]

• The photo post on Peter Lik's website now shows up with a 404 error. Womp womp. [via lik.com]

• Youtuber and photographer, Jessica Kobeissi, has to spend $4000 to recover lost data [via YouTube]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Tenba Heavy Bag [via Tenba]

Brian: Really Right Stuff Ultra Pocket 'Pod [via RRS]

Feb 13 2018

32mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 022: No Tripod For You

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Ep. 022: No Tripod For You

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You know what we love? Whenever we hear from our audience about the topics covered (or suggested topics). We're super lucky to have a wonderful band of listeners and when one of you shares feedback, we take it seriously. Such is the case with the first segment of our show. After listening to Episode 20 with our guest, Colby Brown, DCraig left a comment with some insight and poignant questions about training your competition and the overcrowding of the photography space. We really liked what he had to say and decided to expand on it here. Like we said, we LOVE hearing from you, so don't hesitate from actively engaging on our posts. Next up, Sharky and Brian cover a rather contentious policy change at Zion National Park. While it won't affect general tourists and photographers, it will have a serious impact on commercial projects, like photo workshops.

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Show Notes

• We open our show by responding to an in-depth comment left by listener, DCraig, from Episode 20 [via NNPS]

• In an unfortunate blow to photographers who want to lead workshops in Zion National Park, you better not rely on a tripod [via PetaPixel]

• Sharky wonders whether a low profile surface, like the Platypod Pro, could be a viable alternative [via Amazon]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: PacSafe Anti-theft Camera Bag Protection System [via Amazon]

Brian: Heat 3 Smart Layer System Gloves [via Outdoor Photo Gear]

Jan 23 2018

35mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 050: Hindsight is 20/20 (with Nicolesy)

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We’ve made it to 50 episodes! Thank you SO much to all of you for subscribing, listening, and writing in. I’ve had a blast putting out new episodes of this show and can’t wait for all the things I have planned to grow it even larger.

Sometimes, one of the best things you can do when you reach a milestone is to look back on the journey you took to get to where you are and that’s exactly what this episode is all about. Once again, I’m joined by the wonderful Nicolesy to share a few things we wish we could tell our younger selves as we began building our photography businesses. If you’ve got your own nuggets of wisdom that you’d share with your younger self, leave them in the comments below! Enjoy the show!

Jan 14 2019

51mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 018: Do What Is Great

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Ep. 018: Do What Is Great

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Just because you can doesn't mean that you should. "What the heck are these jokers even talking about?" is something that you reasonably may be asking yourselves regarding that statement, right? So let us tell you. Let's say you have the ability to share 100 photos with your audience at the same time, should you? Photo sharing site, 500px, doesn't think so. In fact, they've taken steps to actively restrict how many photos you can share (with a free account) and we applaud them for it. Listen up to understand why. We follow this up with a tough topic as it relates to major photo blog sites and whether they're doing more harm than good under the guise of being "journalists" and "news sources". Heavy stuff, right? Well, let's lighten that load with another solid installment of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" and call it good. High fives all around!

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Show Notes

• Photo sharing site, 500px, restricts the number of daily photo shares for its free accounts [via PetaPixel]

• The hosts debate whether major sites like PetaPixel, FStoppers, DPReview, and others should be held to journalistic standards if they want to be considered news sources

• Post cover photo [Martin Shreder via Unsplash]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Cam Caddie Scorpion Stabilizing Handle [via Amazon]

Brian: Belkin SurgePlus Mini Travel Power Adapter [via Amazon]

Dec 19 2017

36mins

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Ep. 023: These Go To 11

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For those about to rock, we salute you. That is, of course, you plan on rocking out at a Jack White concert with your mobile device. In that case, you're out of luck. More and more, musicians are clamping down on the prolific use of smartphones at live events. Concertgoers who wish to nab some photos or a quick video to remember the event are out of luck, so Brian and Sharky discuss whether the new policy is too far-reaching. Next up, the hosts build on some topics brought up in Episode 20 with Colby Brown. With all of the algorithms in place at Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that determine which of your shared content will get shown, is it even possible for emerging photographers to make a dent with their brands? All that and, you guessed it, a fresh heaping scoop of "What's On Your Gear Shelf?" round out this episode. Enjoy!

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Show Notes

• Make sure to check out the awesome giveaway that Sharky is holding [via LensShark]

• Jack White bans mobile devices from his concerts [via DIY Photography]

• Are boutique social platforms, like Ello, viable alternatives to Facebook and Instagram? [via DIY Photography]

• Post cover photo [Noiseporn via Unsplash]

What's On Your Gear Shelf?

Sharky: Fotodiox Pro 5-in-1 Reflector [via Amazon]

Brian: Pocket Tripod

Jan 30 2018

34mins

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