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137 — 5 Photography Resolutions For the New year

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:57:53 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #137 finally returns to offer up 5 realistic photography resolutions that we can make for the upcoming year. Happy New year Everyone!!! Click the player at the end of this post to listen to or download this (almost)10 minute podcast. If you liked this podcast and want to review it on Itunes, this link [...]

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136 — Lube up your Old Filters

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:03:03 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #136 talks about creating dreamy images by placing Vaseline or petroleum jelly on an old UV filter attached to your lens. By doing this you are often able to create dreamy, impressionistic images. The procedure is simple; take an OLD UV filter (because removing the vaseline from the filter after use might damage its [...]

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135 — Photographers — Get Thee To a Museum

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:33:11 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #135 discusses how going to museums to study painters and paintings can improve your photography. After all, both painting and photography are 2D media trying to represent a 3D world. When photographers study the compositional and lighting techniques used by painting masters, their own photographs often improve. Feel free to add to the conversation [...]

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134 — Finding Your Unique Photography style — Interview with Bret Culp

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:37:23 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #134 features an interview with Toronto, Ontario fine art photographer Bret Culp. During the interview we talk about finding and developing your own photography or shooting style. Bret offers up some practical tips on how to make this process easier. Feel free to add to the conversation by leaving a comment or sharing/liking this post [...]

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133 — Essential Camera Features — Interview with Royce Howland

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:17:45 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #133 features an interview with Canadian fine art photographer Royce Howland. During the interview we discuss what camera features we think are essential. There are loads of extra bells and whistles on cameras these days and even though both Royce and I have kick-butt camera gear, we ignore the majority of the new features and [...]

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132 — Rust Photography — Interview with Bryan Davies

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:04:52 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #132 features an interview with Canadian photographer Bryan Davies. During the interview we discuss Bryan’s rust photography. We cover what inspired the series, how it was shot, how it was post-processed and Bryan’s plans for the future. Thanks to The Camera Store (The largest camera store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada)  for sponsoring the podcast. Click [...]

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131– The Lensbaby Composer Review

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:44:09 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #131 reviews a Lensbaby lens. Lensbaby lenses are special in that they have a sweet spot of sharp focus in the center of the lens and blur out toward the edges. In addition to this (and where the magic truly lives), you can actually bend the lens to move that sweet spot of focus around the frame. The [...]

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130 — The Big Stopper Filter Review

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:40:02 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #130 reviews the Big Stopper by Lee filters. The big stopper is a 10 stop glass filter that slows down shutter speeds in order to accentuate movement. Both clouds and water are classic subjects for use with this filter and the resulting photographs tend to be ethereal and dreamy. Aside from reviewing the filter, [...]

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129 — How to Photograph Strangers

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:04:45 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #129 talks about how to photograph strangers in public so that your images are stronger and more interesting. I offer up 4 easy tips on how to make this process easier so that your shots have more punch at the end. These photographs were mostly taken over a period of 1 week. In the [...]

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128 — Your First Lens Should be a Nifty 50mm

Tue, 27 May 2014 18:56:48 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #128 talks about five reasons why I think the 50mm lens is the first lens you should get for your SLR or DSLR. Two of these reasons are all the aperture advantages this lens has to offer has and the fact that it’s one of the most affordable brand new lenses you are likely [...]

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127 — Point and Shoot Cameras Suck for Learning Photography

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:04:20 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #127 goes into why point and shoot cameras suck for learning photography. I actually rag on point and shoot cameras quite a bit in this podcast but it’s because photography should be fun and learning photography on a point and shoot camera is rarely fun and almost never user-friendly. At the beginning stages of [...]

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126 — 6 Tips to Improve the Edges of Your Photos

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:57:38 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #126 discusses the importance of the four edges of your photographs. They are seriously important and paying attention to them will improve your photography. The podcast offers up 6 (actually a few more than 6) practical tips on how to improve the edges of your photographs. Thanks to The Camera Store (The largest camera store in [...]

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125 — How Much Post Processing is Too Much — Interview w/ Darwin Wiggett and Sam Chrysanthou

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:43:14 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #125 features an interview with photographers Darwin Wiggett and Sam Chrysanthou (apologies to Sam for mucking up her name) of where we talk about post processing in photography and how much post-processing is too much. Thanks to The Camera Store (The largest camera store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada)  for sponsoring the podcast. In this [...]

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124 — Luminosity Masks — Interview with Tony Kuyper

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:53:20 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #124 features an interview with Arizona fine art photographer Tony Kuyper. After years of experimentation Tony has developed an intermediate post processing technique NOT based on the pixels that make up the image but rather the brightness levels or tones that make up the image. One of the game changing reasons to work in [...]

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123 — Entry Level Camera Trigger Showdown — PocketWizard versus Cactus

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:49:54 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #123 compares 2 entry level triggering devices for your camera. A ‘trigger’ is simply a device that allows your camera to fire nearly any portable flash, monolight or studio flash while it is OFF-camera. The ability to fire a flash or other light source while OFF-camera allows you to modify the direction and the [...]

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122 — How Big Can I print that Photo — Interview with Royce Howland

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 01:14:22 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #122 features an interview with Royce Howland where we discuss how large we can print our photos. These days cameras of all kinds are everywhere and if we want to make big enlargements from those cameras we need to know how big we can print the image before it starts to look bad. Royce [...]

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121 — Make Better Self Portraits

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:01:37 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #121 offers up 6 tips on how to make better self portraits in photography. Making a self portrait, sometimes known as an autoportrait has a long history in photography and many past and modern photography Masters (Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe and the extremely prolific self portraitist Cindy Sherman for example) have produced fabulous self [...]

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120 — How to Create Interesting Stories Through Your Photography

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:56:25 +0000

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #120 provides tips on how to create, craft and tell more interesting stories through photography.  Some of the aspects we talk about include being active with framing, hunting down the gestures and watching the edges. I’m super-pleased to welcome  The Camera Store (The largest camera store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada)  as a sponsor of The [...]

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119 — Manipulating Photojournalism — Interview with Moe Doiron

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:00:40 +0000

Photography podcast #119 is the second of two episodes dedicated to manipulation in photojournalism. In this episode we feature a 70 minute casual conversation with Moe Doiron, a photojournalist with The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest National Newspaper. In the interview we revisit the 2012 winning world press photo by Paul Hansen, discuss the Chicago Sun-Times firing of their [...]

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118 — Manipulating Photojournalism — Interview with Carl Neustaedter

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:11:29 +0000

Photography podcast #118 is the first of two episodes dedicated to manipulation in photojournalism. This first episode features an interview with Carl Neustaedter who is the deputy editor of the Ottawa Citizen, the largest daily newspaper in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Carl is one of the people who decides on a daily basis what images make it [...]

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117 — Noise Halos and Chromatic Aberration — Interview with Royce Howland

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:03:21 +0000

Photography podcast #117 features an interview with fine art photographer Royce Howland where we discuss the ‘junk’ that can get into our photographs. In particular we discuss and dissect noise, halos and chromatic aberration in photography. We talk about how to avoid getting these problems, how to fix these problems and how for some photographers — these aren’t [...]

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116 — Sharpness on Steroids — Focus stacking interview with Michael Breitung

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:10:13 +0000

Photography podcast #116 features an interview with German landscape photographer Michael Breitung where we talk about why and how to do focus stacking in photography. Basically focus stacking involves taking multiple frames of the same scene but each frame is focused at a different part of the image. Then these frames are blended together using a graphics program [...]

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115 — Color spaces — monitor settings — recommended hardware — Interview with Joe Brady

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:03:54 +0000

Photography podcast #115 features an interview with Colour expert Joe Brady who works for Macgroup US. Joe knows pretty much everything there is to know about getting accurate colour from your monitor and your printer. Joe has recorded 2 podcasts with us already about monitor calibration and those links are listed below in the shownotes. In this [...]

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114 — 360 degree light painting — Interview with Patrick Rochon

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:36:11 +0000

Photography podcast #114 features an interview with light painter Patrick Rochon who discusses his new experimental 360 degree light painting technique. In a nutshell, Patrick light paints a model who stands in the middle of a ring as 24 DSLR cameras around the ring expose the scene at the same time. The frames are then strung together with software [...]

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113 — Six essential photography day trip accessories

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:38:01 +0000

Photography podcast #113 discusses what I feel are six essential accessories for day trip photography. I just came back from a super-quick trip to Nevada where I did solo day trips on 2 days to Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park. For now, my day trips to national/state/provincial/local parks and other cool places [...]

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112 — Why camera bags suck

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:48:45 +0000

Photography podcast #112 addresses a question posed by Gordon Laing on Google+ The best camera bag — what do you use? I replied to that question saying that these days I usually shoot bag free and keep my lenses that are in lens holding cases, attached to my belt as per the picture below. In case people [...]

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111 — My shit weather photo vacation

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:11:29 +0000

Photography podcast #111 is a personal account of the worst photo vacation I have ever taken and the steps I took to make the experience more enjoyable. I’d love to know how others have dealt with this issue in the past.   Due to all the bad visibility in the mountains, I looked to the foreground instead [...]

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110 — Crash course in black and white film photography

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:59:24 +0000

Photography podcast #110 gives you a full on crash course in black and white film photography in around 30 minutes. Black and white film photography is not at all dead. Many creative photographers are getting their hands wet in a traditional darkroom.  If you’ve ever wanted to know what’s involved in black and white photography, I [...]

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109 — Flash photography tips — Interview with Joe McNally

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:29:11 +0000

Photography podcast #109 features an Interview about flash photography with well known photographer Joe McNally. Joe has been shooting for decades for well known magazines life Life, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic. He was in town giving a seminar on the variety of lighting techniques you can achieve by using just one or two flashes. After the seminar I sat down [...]

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108 — Film Photography Rocks — Interview w/John Meadows

Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:03:32 +0000

Photography podcast #108 features an Interview with fine art photographer John Meadows where we talk about the advantages of shooting on film. Although it’s true that film photography is slowly being replaced by digital, it continues to remain VERY popular with fine art photographers for a bunch of reasons. One of these reasons is the incredible quality of the [...]

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