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On Taking Pictures

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Rank #7 in Visual Arts category

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Every week, Jeffery Saddoris and Bill Wadman take on the art, science, and philosophy of photography and explore how they play out behind the camera in the process of making images. Insider insights for the novice, shop talk for the professional, and opinionated discussion for the interested observer of the field's trends and legacy. Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

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Every week, Jeffery Saddoris and Bill Wadman take on the art, science, and philosophy of photography and explore how they play out behind the camera in the process of making images. Insider insights for the novice, shop talk for the professional, and opinionated discussion for the interested observer of the field's trends and legacy. Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

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181 Ratings
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Only the best photo podcast

By zdfghjkloiu - Mar 24 2018
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A perfect discussion about the philosophy of photography.

Frustrating

By the_wise_man_chooses_nachos - Jan 09 2018
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There's so much potential here but ultimately this comes down to hours of Jeffrey (who hardly makes pictures) complaining about lack of direction in his career and never really doing anything about it, and Bill (an editiorial/commercial photographer) getting over his head and making ill-informed statements whenever trying to discus art photography, and calling women girls like some mildly sexist boss. They sure do know a lot about computers, though.

iTunes Ratings

181 Ratings
Average Ratings
154
12
7
4
4

Only the best photo podcast

By zdfghjkloiu - Mar 24 2018
Read more
A perfect discussion about the philosophy of photography.

Frustrating

By the_wise_man_chooses_nachos - Jan 09 2018
Read more
There's so much potential here but ultimately this comes down to hours of Jeffrey (who hardly makes pictures) complaining about lack of direction in his career and never really doing anything about it, and Bill (an editiorial/commercial photographer) getting over his head and making ill-informed statements whenever trying to discus art photography, and calling women girls like some mildly sexist boss. They sure do know a lot about computers, though.
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On Taking Pictures

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Rank #7 in Visual Arts category

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Every week, Jeffery Saddoris and Bill Wadman take on the art, science, and philosophy of photography and explore how they play out behind the camera in the process of making images. Insider insights for the novice, shop talk for the professional, and opinionated discussion for the interested observer of the field's trends and legacy. Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

Rank #1: 151: Perfectly Punctuated Piece On Absolutely Nothing

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It’s Q&A time and we do our best to answer the questions you’ve sent in. We got a ton of great questions this time about gear, process, business and even a few that were too big to tackle, so we’ll get them in the mix for larger discussions next week. William Albert Allard is our Photographer of the Week.

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Mar 17 2015
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #2: 325: Closing The Loop

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This week, we close the loop on 325 episodes of talking about photography, creativity, and sometimes just the ups and downs of life in general. It has been such a privilege to be a small part of your lives for the past six years. Speaking for myself, I am a better person for having done this show, though I would imagine Bill feels the same. This show has—in no uncertain terms—changed my life and whether you have listened to one episode or all of them, thank you for making time in your lives for us each and every week. I don’t think either one of us know what’s next, but I do know that we would love to keep the conversations going. Thank you again for six amazing years.

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Jul 17 2018
2 hours 39 mins
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Rank #3: 313: No One Wants To Be In A Cover Band Forever

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This week, we’re circling back to an earlier discussion around style and whether you choose your style (and maybe even overall aesthetic) or your style chooses you. Also, do you recognize the point at which emulating or being inspired by your artistic heroes became something more unique? Plus, planned obsolescence, photography in video games and do we really need a digital 8x10 camera? Ara Güler is our Photographer of the Week.

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Apr 25 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #4: 150: Who’s Pressing the Brakes

Mar 10 2015
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #5: 49: Happiness is an Inside Job

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Things get a little heavy as Bill and Jeffery discuss the importance of dreams and what often keeps us from chasing them. Plus, standing up for the value of your work, just how limited are limited editions and pioneering female photographer Margaret Bourke-White as Photographer of the Week.

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Apr 03 2013
1 hour 42 mins
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Rank #6: 42: That’s Just Going to the Driving Range

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Style vs Fashion and How do you develop a style anyway? The influence of luck, snow angels, and listener Q&A. Michael Light is Photographer of the Week.

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Feb 12 2013
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #7: 326: Special Episode - Apple Announcement Oct 2018

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They said it would never happen – that we were through, done for, washed up. Turns out, all it took was a new Mac Mini, Macbook Air, and an iPad Pro for us to dust off the mics and smash that record button. Is it a one off? Will there be more? Time will tell...

Oct 30 2018
37 mins
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Rank #8: 305: I Really Like The Deep Dives, Ted

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This week, we’re talking about planning purchases — specifically, how do you determine what gear you want, versus what you need? Also, a recent gallery show inspires a discussion around editioning work and the value (or potential caveat) of arbitrary editions in a digital world. Plus, a new social media platform is gaining ground, but is it the new Instagram? Finally, a bit of gear talk musing over the latest offerings from Fuji and Sony. Isabel Magowan is our Photographer of the Week.

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Feb 27 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #9: 314: It’s Either Silence Or A Heart

May 01 2018
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #10: 181: You’re Gonna Get Paid, Son

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This week, we continue our platform discussion from last week and expand on it into areas of reach and archiving. Do you look at your website as long term storage of ideas or a snapshot of where you are in the moment? Also, an interesting story around whether art is personal property or a ward of the state. The Elizabeth Gilbert discussion has been moved until next week. Check the link in the show notes so you can follow along. Tatiana Gulenkina is our Photographer of the Week.

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Oct 13 2015
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #11: 233: Live Up To An Impossibility

Oct 11 2016
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #12: 180: Holding a Leica, In Her Underwear

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This week, we’re talking about influences, using the terrific Keith Richards Netflix documentary Under the Influence as a starting point. How do we want to be influenced and to what extent should we allow our work (or art) to change because of it? Too little and the influence may be wasted. Too much and the work may cease to be our own — and ultimately less authentic. We also talk about art as a vehicle for moving us towards attentiveness, as explained wonderfully by Milton Glaser. Plus, we’ve got some links that we will be discussing next week about inspiration and what we could or should expect from it. Conceptual photographer Daisuke Yokota is our Photographer of the Week.

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Oct 06 2015
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #13: 288: An Iterative Process Like Everything Else

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This week, happy Halloween! What constitutes a cultural experience for you? A museum? A gallery? Going bowling? Also, what motivates you to look at art? Plus, we talk about managing expectations of creative endeavors when they are just outside of your comfort zone. Four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Guzy is our Photographer of the Week.

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Oct 31 2017
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #14: 43: Artistic Monkhood

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Safe vs Experimental, to get good you need to stop trying to get good, and Jeffery's monologue at 42:20 which is among the best things ever spoken on our show. Iconic war photograph Robert Capa is Photographer of the Week.

Feb 19 2013
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #15: 285: The Composition Within the Chaos

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This week, how do you approach a new project or body of work? Is the making more important than the potential juice? Or is potential monetization always a component? Also, a discussion around creating work vs. seeing work, using photojournalism as an example. Plus, a spoiler-free discussion of the making of Blade Runner 2049 from the perspective of practical vs CG environments. Lynn Gilbert is our Photographer of the Week.

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Oct 10 2017
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #16: 112: You Wanted A Do-Over

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This week, what happens when creativity doesn’t go the way you want it to? Sometimes there’s “good enough,” while other times, you get the opportunity to take another pass at it. How do you know when to choose one over the other? Also, we talk about fear as not only an obstacle, but also as a motivator to get you “living above the 45.” Randy Scott Slavin is our Photographer of the Week. Oh, and happy 71st birthday to The Man Who Writes the Songs (even though he didn’t write that one), Barry Manilow.

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Jun 17 2014
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #17: 199: Claustrophobia In All the Control

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Paris Photo LA is cancelled permanently and what that means to collectors and fans of photography. Where do you fall when it comes to awards and competitions? Are they worthwhile endeavors and potentially valuable experiences or simply distracting popularity contests? Also, we discuss an interesting connection between audiophiles and photographers and the suggestion that where you came to photography from has an influence on the type of work that you produce or are drawn to. Sebastiao Salgado is our Photographer of the Week.

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Feb 16 2016
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #18: 32: Screw Those People

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Should you retire of you're no longer doing good work? What skateboarding has in common with photography and why Bill will never get asked to shoot the Pirelli calendar. Portraitist William Coupon is our Photographer of the Week.

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Dec 05 2012
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #19: 153: The Community Is Getting Inside My Head

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This week, we talk a bit about the democratization of photography vs demonetization, not from the point of view of making money but from simply making pictures. Also, how can social media impact photography as an individual pursuit? When did photography become a social activity? Francesca Woodman is our Photographer of the Week.

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Mar 31 2015
1 hour 35 mins
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