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  • 137 — 5 Photography Resolutions For the New year

    31/12/2016 Duração: 09min

    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 [...]

  • 136 — Lube up your Old Filters

    31/07/2015 Duração: 09min

    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 [...]

  • 135 — Photographers — Get Thee To a Museum

    26/06/2015 Duração: 15min

    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 [...]

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

    08/01/2015 Duração: 33min

    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 [...]

  • 133 — Essential Camera Features — Interview with Royce Howland

    22/12/2014 Duração: 44min

    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 [...]

  • 132 — Rust Photography — Interview with Bryan Davies

    06/11/2014 Duração: 13min

    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 [...]

  • 131– The Lensbaby Composer Review

    23/10/2014 Duração: 11min

    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 [...]

  • 130 — The Big Stopper Filter Review

    11/08/2014 Duração: 18min

    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, [...]

  • 129 — How to Photograph Strangers

    07/07/2014 Duração: 10min

    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 [...]

  • 128 — Your First Lens Should be a Nifty 50mm

    27/05/2014 Duração: 08min

    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 [...]

  • 127 — Point and Shoot Cameras Suck for Learning Photography

    17/04/2014 Duração: 13min

    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 [...]

  • 126 — 6 Tips to Improve the Edges of Your Photos

    20/02/2014 Duração: 12min

    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 [...]

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

    31/12/2013 Duração: 30min

    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 [...]

  • 124 — Luminosity Masks — Interview with Tony Kuyper

    18/12/2013 Duração: 31min

    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 [...]

  • 123 — Entry Level Camera Trigger Showdown — PocketWizard versus Cactus

    31/10/2013 Duração: 14min

    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 [...]

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

    23/09/2013 Duração: 50min

    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 [...]

  • 121 — Make Better Self Portraits

    02/09/2013 Duração: 11min

    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 [...]

  • 120 — How to Create Interesting Stories Through Your Photography

    24/07/2013 Duração: 13min

    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 [...]

  • 119 — Manipulating Photojournalism — Interview with Moe Doiron

    28/06/2013 Duração: 01h12min

    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 [...]

  • 118 — Manipulating Photojournalism — Interview with Carl Neustaedter

    18/06/2013 Duração: 45min

    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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