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Art Exists to Be Lived With
"I suppose. It's not all that often that you'll hear podcast in it that he's been making a mistake for some forty years. But that's what i'm going to do is confess that i think i've made a critical mistake which i didn't even know i was making until i started this big downsizing project as i prepare to hit the road. I've been going through all my flat files artwork and my light impressions boxes realizing i have a tremendous amount of really wonderful artwork. Some of it's actually my own if that's not too braggadocious to say so but the vast majority of it are prince. That have come my way either. Because i've purchased them. Because i've traded for them because people have gifted artwork to me. I own drawer after drawer after drawer box after box after box of this really terrific stuff and the revelation in the mistake that i've made all these years is simply this. Why have i left it in drawers and boxes and closets and tucked away. It's preserved archival e stored is suppose for the future. That's a good thing. But i've missed forty years of enjoying this artwork because i was so concerned about it being carefully protected that i kept it stored away. Art work is not intended to be stored away. No artists. You me included. Make artwork with the idea that i hope someone puts it in a box somewhere in a closet but so many times. That's exactly what we do. The mistake i've obviously made is not bringing that artwork out from time to time. Partly i think for a legitimate reason that framing is so cumbersome and so expensive the to bring artwork out to display it can be both costly and a little bit of a hassle so we tend so many of us anyway tend to take a piece of work put it in a frame put it on the wall and it stays there for years and years and in the meantime in those boxes in the storage closet are all really terrific artwork. That never sees the light of day so now that i find myself in this down sizing project. i'm making some decisions about some artwork. Just can't go with me. A lot of artwork just can't go with me in the first place. The trailer is small enough. That i don't have any room for big prince. Maybe there's one place. I could put a sixteen by twenty and that is if covered up television screen with a big print. I could probably have one on display. But what i've discovered is that there are lots of areas in the trailer where i have room for. Small prints and by small prints. I'm talking about basically thirteen by nineteen or smaller. Certainly eleven by fourteen. Eight by tan's. I have plenty of room for those. I'll talk more about that in just a minute. The initial point is however. I think that it's worth it to think. Carefully about storing artwork versus living with artwork. I'm disposing of some work. Now that i just don't have room for. That's quite wonderful. That i missed the opportunity to live with it. Some of these pieces. I've owned since my very first days in photography and now that i'm disposing of them i'll never have the opportunity to live with them. And to some degree that breaks my heart a little bit. I feel badly for the photographers whose work didn't get to be a part of my life. Even though they were gracious enough to sell it to me or trade me for it or give it to me and yet i haven't done them the service that they deserved by taking a little bit of my life and living with their artwork. I think living with artwork is really the only way to appreciate it because we can't really understand a piece of artwork unless we see it in a variety of times of day in a variety of moods and a variety of weather under different lighting conditions. We can't just glance at a piece of artwork and say we really know it. We have to live with it and we certainly don't do that when it's locked up in a box tucked away and isn't enjoyed in all of the opportunities that we
interview With Thomas Bienert
"Well hello everyone and welcome to another podcast from frames magazine. My name is scott olsen. And today i am thrilled. I am really excited to talk to thomas. Thomas has a long and distinguished career in photography is a very active member of the frames community. And i am looking forward to this conversation. Thomas good morning hi scott. I should tell everybody that as we're recording this i am sitting in the mid west of the united states and you are in germany. How is photography life and covid and life in germany these days. yes. I think like most of the countries. It's a much more difficult to work as much more difficult. Because you have to take care of yourself take care of the people you work with. So we're all happy when we're through with that. I think we are all looking forward. I think there's to be an explosion of taga fy once the vaccine comes out and we can start moving around again. I'm going to tell everybody something from your website here in describing who you are mean. I'm just gonna read what you wrote. Because i think this is wonderful. You say that you grew up between cow pastures and potato fields in the lower rhine. You studied visual communication and the cosmopolitan city of krefeld as a designer. When miami vice was still a television series showing your age there. Thomas you have sold herbal liquor. Lipsticks and bank loans as creative director in an advertising firm and you have painted drawn written composed made music filmed and photographed and photographed and photographed. You say that inbetween you've been happily married helped to children improve the world and always made art in your head. I think that is just fantastic. Thomas before we get into your work which for many reasons. I find personally compelling tell me how you got started. Tell me about you know being a five year old with your first camera or however this came into your life. My father worked as a painter so he painted houses not not an art painter but he wanted to be an artist but so he didn't make it so he was but he was always interested in photography and he had an old camera which had damaged light meter and he'd tried to tell me how to take pictures. And as i do not get it. How i don't know The aperture and the shutter speed and you have to look at how the sun is is bright. It's aperture number eight something. I learned it by this. Because it's all it was all analog and it was all with film there was no digital Help at this camera end was very funny to receive the first photographs. You open the box and you have nearly ninety percent of that was crap to large. I learned the hard way. I'm really happy now to to work with digital cameras really. Oh absolutely but what is it about photography. That was appealing to you. Way back then. When i was young i didn't know it was just just the fun about it. What i found out later. Is that as i worked for many many years in advertising and i have a great knowledge about making films and conception of making films and we're thinking about music and all this what you need to make good commercial but there's not one thing that can capture emotion in a part of a second that is photography no music if you take music if you reduce it to just a part of a second. It will not get any emotion. The same with with film photography can can do it. You take you slice the time into a part of a second and you see a picture ended it catches you and this is what i found so interesting to find the right moment to to to something. Visualize that is maybe sometimes not all the time but sometimes it's only there for the pot of of a second that's amazing it's like magic.
Conversion Killers for Photography Sites with Jan Koch
"My name is scott wine wits. And today i'm joined by my guest. Johncock host the wbz agency summit and consults businesses on hosting their own virtual events. His agency power community driven businesses that serve digital agencies to host virtual event so they can grow their loyal audience and establish thought leadership. When he's not working on the business he loves spending time with his wife and daughter were chasing his silver lab through his backyard. So welcome yon finally. We're connecting And i'm glad to have you in. This is going to be a really good a really good educational discussion for a lot of photographers around the world. Thank you so much. I haven't meets code. It's so everybody where you're from because obviously you've got a different accent than i do. So allow share a little bit. A little bit about your backstory absolutely so. I am from germany so english is not my native language bandwidth we if i mess up. Sometimes i do my best. I started using what press in. Twenty twelve's Originally where. I got in touch with his online marketing digital space and in thousand thirteen. I decided to become seven employed. And i haven't looked back since so it's the best thing ever for me. And as you mentioned we have a small family here that is supported by lend business and virtual events and stuff like that recently acquired vitual summit mastery dot com. which is the leading course for running ritual events. It's actually the cause. I took to run. Majority wants to learn how to do the the right process out to make sure that the events are successful and stuff like that. So excited about this. But i'm also very much looking forward to talk about all the good stuff. We have coming up today for sure. So you started using president who doesn't twelve. I just did a quick. Google search that means you started using wordpress inversion around three point four. Yep that's really interesting. I love hearing that. I love hearing because like every stage of wordpress has a different look in a different function that didn't exist in the past and it's always fun to see a just a date myself a bit. When i first started using wordpress was still version one and there is no gallery system so i started using extra gallery. Whatever your it was version one. that's yeah so so what. What is your your favorite thing about. Wordpress that As helped you stick with it and You know that helps keep you. You intrigued and interested in wanting to recommend it to others. Yeah that's a really good question. And they are two aspects. One is how flexible the system. It's like you can do almost everything with repes- if you know your way around. Php and my sequel pretty much. A lot of things with were president than I'm not a developer by trade. I've learned a business consultant. Study for business consultant so What i needed to rely on especially in the beginning is the community and education from the community and by diving into the community mercy myself into that and sharing what. I'm learning learning from others. That is what really made me. Stick with what press because there are so many tutorials out there. There are so many helpful people that you can just approach on twitter or stack overflow or whatever in any facebook group that you might find your own wordpress people want to help you if you post is somewhat relevant enough on your homework before that so That's the best thing ever now with the virtual events that i'm hosting i'm seeing this to speak from all across the globe just willing to volunteer to speak and to help me get the word out of what i'm doing. I think that is the best thing about many other. Cms can out from for sure. Yeah the community is definitely one of the best aspects of wordpress. The is great. But you don't get the same experience community wise that you do with software In the websites based like yes sure. There's facebook for squarespace or or wicks one up but the interactions are not nearly as as depth as you get in the wordpress based plus these dedicated events. Both what used to be in person basically barely virtual these days I can't wait to get back to the in person stuff. how many can you have any work camps. have you been to. i'm just one. I have to admit workum europan twenty eighteen in berlin. Did you speak at it or
Kingston's Workflow Station, a Dream for Photographers
"My annual pilgrimage. To las vegas for the show was shortened somewhat to stroll across the room where i watched product unveilings on my computer. Alas fortunately some of the vendors had the foresight to send a samples ahead of the show in my hands down favorite. So far is the kingston workflow station. They just announced. I'm now going to introduce it to you as well. I hope you enjoy the show. So this is a nifty device. I'm holding in my hand right now. It's not very big at all. In fact if you have an iphone pro max it's A little bit shorter than that and length Obviously it's a little bit wider because it holds four modules and these modules The the three that. I have right now in here. One comes with the station itself which is Two types of usb usb c and then the traditional usb connector and then i have a card reader for st cards. But it has two slots in it. And i have a card reader for micro esti cards and it has two slots in it. So here's the way. The thing works. And i have pictures of it in the show notes so you can go there and see it but this little guy has a power adapter. This workflow station has a power adapter and You plug it in and you set it up and then has a usb c connection on the back and it has a cord any connected to your computer. And if you don't have a usb c port on your computer then you can use a converter for the traditional usb connection so then you plug it in and you've got these four open slots on top and you just plug in the modules that you wanna use and so right now i'm going to plug in my usb module. I mean super use. Soy put flash drives and all that good stuff in the usb module and then the sd card reader. That's going to go on front. 'cause i use those babies a lot in then microsd card reader and i still have another slot open so i could get another module depending on What i use most or depending on what comes from kingston in the future and fill up that fourth slot. If i want so right now. I've got three of these little workflow readers here now. The cool thing about them is that they plug into the station via a usb c port in the back so it's really nice they just doc really's just drop them in there but if you're headed out the door and you wanna bring a card reader with you then you just grab the little module They come with a nice little. Cords all the courts and everything you need. Come with this both with the modules and with the dock itself does grab the cord. You probably already have one in my case. It would be usb c to usb c court grab it and then you've got a module that you can use a card reader a very fast card reader that you can use when you're on the go and you come back. You pulled out of your backpack and you put it in the dock. And how nifty is this. I mean first of all. It's just fun kind of fun. But it's also super practical. Now let me read you a little bit about what kingston says about it. The workflow station in readers give users the freedom to create and customize a file offload setup that fits their needs allowing them to transfer video photos and audio from multiple sources at once. And this is one of the major keys. It's not just like let's say you come back from you. Know a shoot where you have four cards way. You don't have to do one card and then waiting another car and wait and you just plug them all in and it sorts it up. You can do multiple downloads. What's very important. Whether on a four k slash ak multi cam shoot with portable audio recorders or filming. Be roll with drones and go pros with the customizable workflows station. Doc you can. Simultaneously connect the usb mini hub sd or micro sd readers that the shoot requires to transfer footage quickly. Workflow readers can also be used standalone by connecting to a laptop via the included usb c cable giving users the flexibility to have their workflow on the go right. So you can use it either way to keep the dock at your computer at home or in your studio. Grab the little card readers as you need and you know the nice thing about having them in the dock here is you. Don't lose them right so when you come back you put him in the dock and they're always like right there on your desk ready to go. You haven't misplaced me. You haven't forgotten where they are.
War, country shows and getting personal
"Just to clear this one out for now set. Your website is room. Twenty eight fifty dot com. Why why that harks back to the day of life magazine as very loudly youngster. I used to collect them and read them. And does my photography grew. It was life magazine on magazines of the type that quite a big influence on on the type of photography that that i liked view and now to like to try and do self room. Twenty at fifty was the room in the american office of life. Magazine where hall of the photographers were in town usa to sit on meet to discuss projects or we're going to do kick ideas around and that was the room this. Those ideas were were born of some of those. You know amazing stories. I'm sure we've all say in life magazine. And i watch some documentary as the mentioned the factoring twenty or fifty thought. Yeah that's quite a good good name for what was a blog for me then and then became a website because of that i wanted to room. Twenty eight fifty still exists. Somehow i wonder what it is now. Probably being changed into apartments province. They they'll have no idea how important that room while she studied to photograph career in the army photography unit. Didn't he was how it all started. Yet that's right. I was in the army twenty two years so sixteen of those years. I was The photo observe in the royal artillery. So we used to work alongside our and armored colleagues with them do what they did. When there was a requirement to bring down artillery fire. It was responsible earth cellophane colleagues like may to bring down not Throughout all this photography debating the increase in interest. Tonight i was taking pictures and i was joyous i was teaching me self black and white film development and all that good stuff document bedroom at all been boggs over the window is all businesses and then as i pull continued through. Miami korea became aware of the army photographic trade until which point didn't navy noted that existed to be but it's a very small tree it under the rmc logistic corker podge. Under the time that. I think there was about thirty. Six people total Who all transferred from whatever units. They were in On joined his or continue. Whatever clears the hudson arizona. Job is what i did for the last six years correa a string now contributed for getty images news which which means you're images generally go to who in terms of distribution and all of the editorial subscribers to get images globally Would pretend to how the site of any pictures that i filed down to. The picture desk is a string is a string of duoyin. Well i'm a. I'm a freelance photographer. A work cell. I'm responsible for your books. You know tax returns all that kind of self employed stuff. But what i do is i look around mike. Mike switches northeast england north yorkshire through the cost of the look through. And i'll look at and find out about all say are here all kinds of events which i then tick and think will listen. Event the top this weekend be of entrusted. Get the energy. If i think so that. I'll go back to the to the person that i deal with the picture desk and say look. I've got this coming over the weekend. What do you think if they say yes. We like that will take us that. Essentially that's the confirmation of me being a string at for them for that deer so essentially you become stuff for the jewish of job so you get a wage. You're going to shift shift fake. Get your mileage expenses. You're going shoot the job at caption file In in the in the normal way to get those pictures out of the picture desk and on the goal on that distribution network potential editorial clients to say so the next day i could go and do a completely different job for somebody else. I'm obligated by contract. Fecta getting outside of that
Interview With Lucas Foglia
"Come to this show. It's a pleasure really have yet been fascinating to go through your your work it. It was kind of interesting about our approach. Is that you leverage your working. So many different ways you. You're fine art photographer. you're also an activist and you're also sort of a storyteller and you're finding different ways for your for your work to be seeing to be shared to be used. That's one of the things that i wanna talk to you about. But i thought we would startle just talking about your beginnings especially growing up on a farm on long island. Will your parents first generation. Farmers did they come to it from another lifestyle or this was this a generational thing anything about farming is if you go back enough generations you'll find another farmer no matter who you are right like so my great grandparents on both sides were immigrants who came from farm families and my grandparents who lived on the farm next door to my parents had worked at a local college queens college in new york city in queens and when they saved up enough money from working queens they bought the farm and then my father was the first first person in that line of the family. That was a fulltime farmer. But my dad also had other projects a helping other farms farmer's preserved their land getting grass clippings to not be thrown away and sent out to farms in eastern long island for fertilizer. He's always active and the community because my grandparents were family believed in education believed in activism believed in being connected to land so we had a a community among each other in our friends who had come visit the farm that believed in farming but also believed in principles about the environment and did your mom as well a mom and dad would always they farm a lot more together in the past couple years growing up my mom who is a storyteller when she started publishing the story books and then or picture books and recordings she would perform in all the local schools and then actually travel around the country in the world telling stories in a sense what i do photography as a combination of my parents where i tell story stories through photographs people's connection to land when you were growing up were there many farms around europe because i know there's a lot of development over over the years since your parents bought a farm but at the time wears a larger community of farming than than there was now there is now also i was born in the eighties. Nineteen eighty-three when my parents grunt. Dad was growing up on that same farm. The area around it wasn't developed and there were a lot more farms by the time by dad married my mom and they had me there. Were there was a lot of other open land. there were less farms. Remember being friends with the other farmers in the town. And i remember a lot of them as i was growing up selling their land for suburban developments because people would live in suburban houses in my town and get on the train or the highway and go into new york city to work so the identity that i had as i was growing up was one that was very different from our neighbors from other kids in school and knowing my parents are one of the few very few families who were agricultural who chose to maintain that lifestyle because there were so many economic to do otherwise. So how did that. How would you say that shaped your perspective in terms of your your understanding of the relationship between people in the land. Because i know that's informed so much of your work. It showed me how connected we are to land two seasons to resources that we don't fully control in a sense that everyone i meet each food one type or another the majority of people who i know right now cannot picture in their minds exactly where everything they eat comes from or they can't look at the table their computers is on and nowhere the would would came from or stone or even plastic like to know the systems that allow us to live our lives so by growing of the way i did. My parents were very interested in us. Knowing those systems and so photography for me has been away of to take any thing. I want to understand or learn about and i and it gives me permission to look at it and by looking at it i can learn about it and then my making an interesting photograph. I can tell other people about it to you. Started you photography than your mom. Lets you hear your dance camera and you started photographic around the farm puts urged but spurred that that gesture from from your mother well. My parents worked a lot in the summer. 'cause my mom. My dad was on the on the farm full and mom would also be helping my father my mom would also be doing. Storytelling is a busy time. Like dawn to sunset. My dad says gardening fun at farming. It's like really hard work. And so they would should try to get us off into programs in the town to give them some space during the summers and through would barter a lot where they were Through friends I was in a local camp program. actually what it was like sports travel something or other i was never really oriented that way and at the program that for one summer the only girls who were there were a crowd of girls who are friends with a woman. I had broken up with when i was like fourteen and none of them talk to me. I was so sad to like not be popular at as a young teenager. That i quit the camp and i was just hanging out in moping around my family's farm and then my mom basically called my aunt gina who with her wife margot were were they going province town to hanging out to hang out for part of the summer with a whole bunch of friends and so they sent me off with my dad's camera to province town and just wandering around with the camera while my answer hanging out with all their friends then when i got back from those from take from that trip Show printed the picture for me and like some of them and said oh. Why don't you spend time for the summer photographing around the farm. And if they can make a story out of the pictures will call the local library the huntington south huntington library and you can have a photo show in the lobby of the library. C
Don't follow the 'SHOULDAs' in 2021: be YOU!
"I i've been asking his all year of course about this. This corona virus and of course how it's affected their business but a a lot of people. You photograph found their industries pulled apart. Me let actors. I i mean how busy is the local studio beano of the last. What is it nine months now. My left is busy since jill. Good i you wouldn't believe it. I think it is because there's not many things that you can do at the moment even if there's no production but you can't take care of your publicity stuff. Why don't we do that now. Plenty of time. And that's austell closed from amazon or whatever that's just photos shoot that we do use the time kind of you know a and a prolific ways that we get stuff done so in costing is still happening even though a lot of productions are very careful at the moment. Because i mean you you're allowed to shoot considered to be essential in los angeles. The film industry right. Let's say you have a big budget movie and somebody gets sick. You have to shut the whole operation down so this is costing a ton of money on these big productions and the insurance that would cover. That is very expensive so this is kind of a reason why the studios are a bit more cautious in that when it goes big up productions but soaps clinton says are happening in smaller. Indie movies are happening. So entertainment business is sort of recession immune. Because what we'll do when there's nothing to do that. Watch stuff if you have a show right now if you have a story that's an edited and that has coherent story arc. You the chances are that you can sell it a really high so because people want to watch stuff. So okay queen's gambit done with next joke i love that as well but now that now you talk about arts and watching production. That was an amazing piece of television. I was so sad two nights ago. I had big photo shoot with a stark. And i decided to do the editing the whole night such simple show as well. Yep that well done the characters beautifully flats the beauty of imperfections. Yeah absolutely. I want to get back to your your cinematic headshot approach Because you said at the start the the The cinematic approach and spending time with. Dp's that that was what you liked to do to understand why they were lighting from behind so You saying to me then. The you'll not really a strobe. Shoot to you you quantify. Those constant light shoots for various reasons very important reason for me. Is that if you hang out with somebody. In this moments these settled reactions. Squint like this comes right there and you wanna have. I wanna have swish. Maybe one as a whole was we all know how it is. Sometimes to come undone was fishing. The focus couldn't find it so with stroke. You have to wait until this thing. Recycles boom and then you can shoot again whereas when you use continuing sliding i have the chance i can go up up up up up up up. I can get this. It's kind of like you catch a butterfly and we strobes wait now we can do again second aspect is i cannot make you forget you end up with strokes you're constantly reminded of. Oh that's what we're here. It's an invasion into that private moment. That's what i prefer. Continues lighting just also for the approach. Because in the beginning i did guerrilla shooting. I only shot outside. I didn't have any lights. I used natural lighting. And i noticed. That's the luxury of having natural lighting. That you can get the moments right there and you also seeing what you get with strobes. That's done this guy down a bit Dammit i didn't get that was stroke was too harsh. Because you don't what you get you'd sure you have a muddling light and with many years of experience you probably have a feeling for it but you still don't know i love when i see what i get so if i was to look around your studio now part from the amazon folks can see all over the back behind you that. What have you been buying I probably i probably wouldn't see a probably wouldn't find a strobe. Now would i is. It will continue. Oh keno keno flares. Yeah yeah. i recognize those. Because they're the combination of being soft yet harsh so the light waves are not too diffused harsh. The have it's a beautiful now. Recognize that. I've the benefit of seeing what the listener count studio so not concede that that's going to beauty dish. So yes a strobe. Sometimes use off most of the time. I love fluorescent more. Like even the way. I'm letting us right now. This is a construction that i did myself. I constantly play around with it. I had a. I had a thing built for myself. A custom built on this one. He also fluorescent these actually from home depot.
Interview With Dan Westergren
"I was recently exchanging emails with today's guest. A bad he's premium membership and it turns out he has a love of sauk cling lock. Do he used to rice and he even spent time in south australia from the us. I while on assignment for white for national geographic now is picked up and i poked a few more questions by any told me on the nat geo and commercial travel photographer stock at home trying to decide how to make money with that getting on an airplane right now putting my towards commercial real estate architectural things but honestly don't know what's going to work out a cape listening to the podcast about facebook marketing for portraits etc thinking. Maybe that's the way to go. We exchange and other email to and i post a few questions and he said for more than twenty years. I was director of photography for national geographic. Travel up magazine. I had an editor who let me find the graph. A couple of stories a year usually adventure top stories and i was lucky enough to photograph stories to the magazine. Such as climbing mont blanc the matterhorn and skiing to the north pole now following that exchange. I invited him on for this recording. I'm talking about dan west to grin and i'm wrapped to having this now. Dan welcome andrew so good to talk to you. Do you still pinch yourself when you hear an intra liked about the things that you've done in the past. I do i do. It's it's kind of funny. It's a hard act. Live up to for many many years. I would tell my photographer friends who seemed to have up and down lives. You know the freelance yoyo. And i would joke to them. Well you know. I'm addicted to my paycheck. And i have the chance to send you guys out into the field my editor lets me go out every now and then you know. This is working pretty well. Well you know the media marketplace changes and so now here. I am not working on the staff at national geographic anymore doing some projects for them but just trying to figure out how to make this thing happen as a photographer. Yeah the tables have really turned. I think not only for youtha for all of us. Haven't i this year. Oh yeah yeah. I mean and it's a double whammy with a travel photographer because i don't even of course you can imagine after all those years. I have this huge rolodex of all these photo editors of magazines and things like this but nobody even pays money for magazines to take pictures anymore. It's like the rug was pulled out from under my profession. The one savior for me. The last few years has been you could either call it native advertising or content marketing or partnership projects. That's the kind of things like last year. I got to go to canada. Three times for national geographic. To do ten day long stories about places and so i did prince edward island nova scotia new brunswick last year and british columbia and those were my favorite Trips to take. Because i will talk to my producer at national geographic since i had a background in doing the photo editing. At national geographic. The photo editors really acted like a regular editor at most magazines. If we thought that a story was not sufficiently visual we would tell people. We didn't think we should do the story. And a lot of magazines. The phone will editors are just kind of in their corner in somebody throws them a manuscript is air pictures to go with this so when they tell me okay we wanna to do an online piece about adventures in new brunswick ten adventures in new brunswick will then i get to study new brunswick i pull out a map i get defined tended ventures. I contact all the people that i think might lead me to those adventures and then make pictures that i hope people find interesting and then when we get back in my case usually i sit down and they know that i've chosen the photo subjects with story line and so they don't even send a writer. They have a friend of mine. Who i get on the phone marielle. And is her name. And she sorta ghosts rights for me. And i just tell her what my experience was like and why i went to particular plex. And that's just that's what i love about. It all is to do the research into a place and then actually go take those pictures myself in sounds amazing and said the way you described this right now the role you had. Oh have you familiar with the movie. The secret life of walter. Mitty of course. Yes you the walter. Meeting is at your role in national geographic traveler. It was a little bit different because he was more had a role that we would call film review which were the people that actually got to look at the pictures. I didn't have a big role in putting the magazine together. So you know that was kind of funny. It was interesting that i love that movie. You know he got to go out into the field. And i've just i've seen that movie so many times i was watching it and my kids. My son is twenty two. My daughter's twenty five and they're really into music and david bowie died. We had to listen to all the versions of space. Oddity that we could find.
The Creativity Conference, with Maxim Jago
"All right maximum. Welcome to the podcast. I'm i'm excited. Chat with you about the conference in particular but also some of the things that you're also involved in the kind of lead you to want to start a conference. Let's start there. Let's start with a little bit of background on you. Know just sort of who maximum jego is and the kind of things that you do and what keeps you sort of interested in engaging in this crazy world of tech that we have going on my word. Well thank you. Thank you for having me first of all of course that's an i. I usually say that. I've been pretending. I know what i'm talking about since the mid eighties and And sometimes in the us because the accident people believe me so been pretending to be understanding things and all these people about things you know. When i was really young. I just became a fan of existence. I wanted to know how everything would. I wanted to understand that. Not because i particularly wanted to change it just because i appreciate it and it turns out that would everything you know when you're a kid you think. Well i know that tea and coffee at different things. Therefore i know the universe but then as you get older you realize oh wait. There's a universe of things out there. And so i become a life long lover of learning and every opportunity. I get to understand something and how it works. I take it along the way. I started to detect Some patterns that emerge and Some some trends some trends in the world thinking is some trends in the way people some trends in important things to to bring it back around to the conference Some trends and creativity and i'll be doing in our In our keynote the opening of the conference that a creativity and intrinsic quality of the human experience that you don't learn it cannot be told you because it's already there like breathing and as long as you ought changing and causing change you are creative and so once you start with that you realize wow everybody's trying to express themselves will try to coastal agents. They will want to cost shadow. Have their place under the sun footprints in the snow. We all want our existence to mean something and one of the ways that you existence can be meaningful is by having impact and so when we. When i was thinking about the creativity conference the goal originally was to was to create a kind of meeting of minds. And if you'll forgive me taking up the time with the story there's a please do. There's a beautiful concept that was explained to me years ago and i don't claim to have any connection with the tradition But i was told that in the native american tradition. The culture is largely shamanic. Shamanism is rooted in a siberian fire. Religion ancient siberian fire religion. But ultimately suppose you'd say that it's It's a religion that focuses on nature with a capital n so there is a small end nature which trees and bushes in that kind of thing. And then there's capital nature where which is closer to the concept of aptness. But there's a right way to do things that's appropriate under the circumstances and of course it's natural with a capital n us as a species spend time in nature with a small pen. But i'm going off topic so the when when Native american shaman is holding a very large ceremony. There may actually be to shaman the perform the ceremony and the first is the one who performs the ceremony they speak the words. They perform the ritualized aspects of the ceremony. The second shaman will be that to hold the space. It creates an environment in which that's a good work done. Whatever it is. And so. When i had this idea for the creativity conference originally it was intended to be held in reykjavik in iceland on the concept is simple. We get cool people together. Who are passionate about really being alive really participating in this thing called life and give them an opportunity to share ideas and connect and so i described it as a meeting of minds and my goal was never to be a speaker. I was never going to be if you forgive the parallel the shaman holding the actual ceremony. I wanted to be the one holding the space so my goal was to create an environment where everyone felt safe and included and welcome and it was meant to be kind of campfire chat where people say one person says the other person. Oh you do that amazing thing. Don't you tell me about that. Amazing thing the second person would say. Oh well thank you for asking. Actually is the essence of his the heart of the matter. Let me tell you how it really works. And in that safe environment people would learn and grow and connect. I hope and develop projects together and be more impactful in the world and healthier and happier more whole and i think ultimately creativity is about self realization. Our goal is to take whatever is the essence of you in the world. Whatever is truly you not the nurture the nature if you believe that people have a soul soul if you believe that it's the id and the ego and the superego. It's that that ina part of you. The observer that has no opinions and is simply experiencing an existential is. They would call it a passenger but whatever that being is i think. Creativity is an opportunity for that being to to manifest itself in the world
Why Now Is the Time for Infrared Photography
"I have one two three walks. That i take daily in every time i head out the door. I have a camera with me hoping to capture something new and unique. These walks important because my jobs as a photographer have all been crushed by the virus. And i haven't traveled for work since march twenty twenty so each day. I hope to see something new to record and possibly share with others in lately each day. I've been disappointed. So one of my friends herald is a big fan of infrared photography and he's shown me a lot of different things that you can do with it to go beyond what i've dabbled with the years so i go all right. This is kind of exciting. So i decided to revisit. What's happening in. I are and to tell you the truth. What's going on right now. Blew my mind. It did in the me excited about my daily walks again now. The big leap that i took this time. And i'm gonna talk about a pun intended the full spectrum of photography In a few minutes here because you can start versus simply. I done that. And it's very satisfying and then there are more options and more options more options and each time you go to that next set of options everything gets a bit more exciting but in the beginning any of it is exciting. Believe especially compared to probably which you've been doing or haven't been doing lately the big leap that i took was guinea my hands on a olympics. Emt mark three that had been converted to full spectrum by kalari vision now. Kalari vision is a company There about three companies. You know three big name companies. That are doing these infrared. Conversions and kalari vision is my favorite of the three. I have a camera by them. I've talked with them. I mean these are terrific folks and they really know what they're doing and all you have to do is click on the link in the site and you can go over there in you know read All sorts of background information really understand what's going on with infrared photography learn about all the filters learn about all the cameras you know by converted cameras. Get your camera converted. I mean it just goes on. And on and i'll go into more of that right now but when i referred to kalari vision that is the company that is doing the work you know for the gear that i'm using and they provide the filters that i use with that gear so getting this ten mark three converted to full spectrum camera just opened up this whole new world for me beyond what i had experienced before with. Ira photography because by using different filters a different points in the wavelength I was able to create completely different effects for example now on i take those daily walks over familiar territory which i'm doing still right because things haven't really changed to tell you the truth. It's like i'm in a different world each day on monday. I can shoot with a seventy two filter for stunning. I are black and white photography and then on tuesday take the same walk with the i. r. chrome filter and get something completely different this delicious world of complimentary oranges in blues. So every day is new. Thanks to photography. And now i'm excited. I'm excited i'm excited to go on the walk. I'm excited thinking about okay. How am i going to approach today. And because you don't know how certain things are going to look until you actually look at them through the camera. It's like this adventure in. You have like this magic set of glasses to unlock the view into this different world. And sometimes i'm very surprised but what i see. Sometimes you can kind of anticipate a little bit. What you're gonna see but every time it is then fresh and exciting. Now this backup a little bit on you know getting started with. I are so you can start small and ease into i r or go big with the converted camera and then you know there's like lots of options in between what i'm going to do now is give you five helpful tips about. I are photography to help you. Kinda shape your approach right now anyway and then you can plot your path forward after that but kind of help you figure out where to start right now with this if you are indeed interested in it. Here's the first thing you can test an existing camera for i our sensitivity. Some cameras just right out of the box are more sensitive to the i. R. part of the spectrum then other cameras. Which is you know the i parts of the higher end of the spectrum. I have like for instance one of those. It is a older fuji film. X twenty is just a regular x twenty s a little Range finder camera. That will super popular when it was out because it was small enough to put in your pocket but you know it packed some really nice kind of professional level features in it so. I've always liked this camera. In fact i believe it was the first fujifilm's digital camera i own so one of the delights with this camera is that it also has pretty decent i are sensitivity
Dog Breath Photography!
"Pay welcome back to another episode of this week and photo. I am your host frederick johnson. Today we're talking about dog photography and and this specific conversation and you guys know. I've had people on the show before that that specialize in pet animal photography. But this one's a little different for several reasons. We're going to go into keighley's work style and why she shoots what she shoots house. She shoot what she shoots and this amazing new book that he just released. Which is how we came into contact with each other so kaley. Welcome to the show. How's it go it. Hey thank you so much for having me. I'm so pumped to be here and it's going well a relatively well given the weird wild crazy year. The where the wheels fell off the world's but other than that everything's going good and i'm really grateful to be here. Thanks for having me. You're welcome you're welcome. Thank you so much for agreeing to do the interview during the down week between christmas and new year so would most people are just veg watching movies and putting on pounds. We're working and having fun and talking photography so thank you for taking the time out. I'll feel great. Yeah yeah so. Let's dive into this. So kayla are you. You are a photographer. You specialize in animal photography pet photography dot photography specifically. So let's let's rewind a little bit and go into how you got started in this world this sort of upside down world of shooting furry people instead of models in all that. Cool stuff yeah. It's one of those things where like when you show up at a party. You know who what when parties where thing You know and and you're sorta like talk to other people and you get to know people and you meet them and they sorta like ask you. You know everybody sort of sizing each other upright their electrical. What are you do what you do. And then that's when i enter and say oh i photograph dogs for for a living and often. Kinda say like oh. Oh that's that's cute like do you do do okay with that. You know or or whatever they find it quite interesting. In fact i think they probably think like oh so you're unemployed between exactly right But actually it's been oh man. It's been an incredible wild ride. I've been photographing dogs professionally for a decade now. So i started my business ten years ago. i'm based in the boston area and my business called dog breath photography And and basically. Since the moment that i began ten years ago i started by photographing dogs at the shelter Simply just volunteering. My time and trying to make whatever small difference. I could make in the lives of these dogs who had no voice to speak for themselves You know dogs. That had these amazing stories to tell that had had no way to tell them basically. That's where i figured out. That photograph had the power to to save a life to change your life. And so that's kind of where i started to learn. I did go to college for visual arts. And so i had photography is sort of part of my curriculum and so i i kind of you know knew a little bit about it. But i wasn't by any means professional or real even good which is okay. That kinda came over the years as i developed and progressed. but that's just kind of weird. I'll started you know it's interesting so no no no this. This is great. It's funny. I wanted to interject in there or not funny. It's actually coincidental that we're having this conversation. Because when i started in the in photography combat photo journalist by training for the for the air force and when i was going through my training one of the assignments that they gave us. This is in denver. Colorado was to pick a story. All come in all the photographers that come in to train right. And they gave us these assignments and my simon over three days was a shoot it process printed mounted and presented to the class. This is back when we processed and printed and you know made stuff other than digital so so we did this thing and one of the miami assignment was to photograph animal shelter. And i remember. It's so funny that you say could save a life because this we were talking about the assignment. And i was trying to figure out what i should do for the assignment and i wanted to do something that was kind of what you talked about. You know saving lives and sort of helping helping somebody. It turned out to be dogs but the long story short my story was on. I think i titled it or deny zed euthanasia because it was about the animal shelter and showing you know. I showed the ingest all the way through the end for the dog didn't get or or pets that didn't get adopted and what that looked like and i wrote up a story about the the situation in denver at the time of the how many animals there were versus people that were willing to take them in and what happens to the leftovers right so yeah it was crazy. How incredibly powerful. I had no idea that you had in your background. That is that is so incredible. And so powerful. And i mean what a big beautiful heart you have to have to be able to witness that from from front to back like you said because i will admit that the part that i experienced. Typically the shelters You know kind of the the part where. There's so much hope. There's still so much hope right because the dogs are They're coming in. And it's heartbreaking and sad when you see their previous owners can of walking out the doors and leaving them and that that part is hard. But i always have lots of hope for their futures in kind of what can happen for them next so i will say that. I've never not that i haven't by choice stuck around for the those final bits that that can happen to them but just that the shelter that i volunteer at that system is very private about that. Part of things and that that process at the end is very like sort of hidden from the public and from the volunteers to because our hearts are so wrapped up in this work and we love these dogs so much that it is so gut wrenching emotional to out here. You know what happened to two fido and selby or whatever so so to actually. I saw a photographer who did a series somewhat like. You just mentioned who was with the dogs. They took their final portraits before the dogs sort of went into the us in asia room and they were so powerful and i thought my gosh that is what a heart and a spirit. This person has to be able to for the sake of art for the sake of spreading an incredibly powerful message to the public. The stuff that happens behind closed doors that we prefer not to think about
Kingston's Workflow Station - a Dream for Photographers - TDS Podcast
"To las vegas for the show was shortened somewhat to stroll across the room where i watched product unveilings on my computer. Alas fortunately some of the vendors had the foresight to send a samples ahead of the show in my hands down favorite. So far is the kingston workflow station. They just announced. I'm now going to introduce it to you as well. I hope you enjoy the show. So this is a nifty device. I'm holding in my hand right now. It's not very big at all. In fact if you have an iphone pro max it's A little bit shorter than that and length Obviously it's a little bit wider because it holds four modules and these modules The the three that. I have right now in here. One comes with the station itself which is Two types of usb usb c and then the traditional usb connector and then i have a card reader for st cards. But it has two slots in it. And i have a card reader for micro esti cards and it has two slots in it. So here's the way. The thing works. And i have pictures of it in the show notes so you can go there and see it but this little guy has a power adapter. This workflow station has a power adapter and You plug it in and you set it up and then has a usb c connection on the back and it has a cord any connected to your computer. And if you don't have a usb c port on your computer then you can use a converter for the traditional usb connection so then you plug it in and you've got these four open slots on top and you just plug in the modules that you wanna use and so right now i'm going to plug in my usb module. I mean super use. Soy put flash drives and all that good stuff in the usb module and then the sd card reader. That's going to go on front. 'cause i use those babies a lot in then microsd card reader and i still have another slot open so i could get another module depending on What i use most or depending on what comes from kingston in the future and fill up that fourth slot. If i want so right now. I've got three of these little workflow readers here now. The cool thing about them is that they plug into the station via a usb c port in the back so it's really nice they just doc really's just drop them in there but if you're headed out the door and you wanna bring a card reader with you then you just grab the little module They come with a nice little. Cords all the courts and everything you need. Come with this both with the modules and with the dock itself does grab the cord. You probably already have one in my case. It would be usb c to usb c court grab it and then you've got a module that you can use a card reader a very fast card reader that you can use when you're on the go and you come back. You pulled out of your backpack and you put it in the dock. And how nifty is this. I mean first of all. It's just fun kind of fun. But it's also super practical. Now let me read you a little bit about what kingston says about it. The workflow station in readers give users the freedom to create and customize a file offload setup that fits their needs allowing them to transfer video photos and audio from multiple sources at once. And this is one of the major keys. It's not just like let's say you come back from you. Know a shoot where you have four cards way. You don't have to do one card and then waiting another car and wait and you just plug them all in and it sorts it up. You can do multiple downloads. What's very important. Whether on a four k slash ak multi cam shoot with portable audio recorders or filming. Be roll with drones and go pros with the customizable workflows station. Doc you can. Simultaneously connect the usb mini hub sd or micro sd readers that the shoot requires to transfer footage quickly. Workflow readers can also be used standalone by connecting to a laptop via the included usb c cable giving users the flexibility to have their workflow on the go right. So you can use it either way to keep the dock at your computer at home or in your studio. Grab the little card readers as you need and you know the nice thing about having them in the dock here is you. Don't lose them right so when you come back you put him in the dock and they're always like right there on your desk ready to go. You haven't misplaced me. You haven't forgotten where they are. Now here's some of the highlights of the device. You've picked a few up already but you can offload files quicker transfer video photos and audio from multiple sources at once which is really cool. It's a flexible system. Use only the hub in the readers. That fit your setup so for instance in that fourth slot that i have opened now i would probably get another. Sd card a dual st car. So that will give me four s. d. card slots to micro usb slots Usb a slot and then a usb see all of that just in this one doc. Right here okay. So it's flexible portable versatility use the card readers on the go with their included usb c cord and incredible performance. I was wondering where they get to this. The workflow station support usb three point two speeds. Which gets you to editing faster. And they are fast. So i did raw files from olympic cameras into capture one pro and i have the new capture one pro twenty one and then i you know. Put this workstation here which is powered workstation for the cards that you know like on the cards at supports. Uhs to Both for the micro esti cars in the stf. Carso supports a very fast format and is powered and between the software of capture. One pro twenty one and then there's reader so nice with it is so so very nice very cool very very fast now in order to use it. You'll need at least a windows eight on your windows machine and i'm guessing preferably windows tan. But you know i think that's kind of a blanket statement anyway right or Mac os ten point. Ten of for compatibility now. I did my doc. Testing on catalina. Mac os catalina and it worked fantastic. I haven't tested it yet on my big sur top. But i'll be doing that. As as anything notable i mean. If there's anything that happens that i wouldn't expect to happen then i'll definitely follow up without making note on that so now here is the pricing on this little bad boy and at the moment You can get directly from the kingston website. And i have the link in the show. Notes saying this. Click on that and they'll take you straight over there and interesting enough as also the cheapest price for it is directly from kingston. So i think that's where you wanna go to get this. Like for instance right. Now you can get the workflow station. So you get the dock with the four ports on it and the chords and the power adapter all that stuff and that also includes the mini station. That has the Usb in the usb ports so right away you know you have the setup where you can put flash drives and all that stuff in that kit right. There is one hundred and thirty five dollars at the kingston site now. I went over and looked at bien. H and they won't be shipping This for a couple of weeks yet. They had the same setup that i just described for you at one hundred and ninety dollars so i don't know if that's a mistake or what's going on there. I have had the experience before that. If i buy directly from kingston i get a better price. But that is a substantial difference. Hundred thirty five dollars for this at the kingston cy hundred ninety dollars at bien h.
LW1230 - A Few Random Thoughts About Archived Work
"Here's the editor of lens. Work publishing bruce jensen once in a blue moon. I have just a number of random thoughts that occur to me relative to some particular project. I'm working on and that's what i have for you. This week i've been working on cleaning out my archives. Getting ready for this life on the road phase going through flat files and storage boxes and it cetera and obviously looking at a lot of my old work. I started photography. At least seriously in nineteen seventy and i think i have every single print i've ever made matted and framed anyway still. I've kept them all these years. I've been looking at them. I've also been throwing a lot of them out there. They're technically fine. I mean they they look okay. From a technical point of view they're mad had meticulously and labeled meticulously and etc etc. There's just no there there in terms of artistic content. And now that i look at them i realized they have only one value. And that's a personal memory to me sort of looking back on my creative life and seeing some of these images for the first time in many many years but that's not a lot of value. There's certainly not going to be of any historical importance to anybody else other than me. I don't even think my family would want them. So they're getting destroyed. I'm literally tearing them up and throwing them in the recycle bin and i thought that was going to be kind of traumatic. A difficult thing to do turns out it hasn't been difficult at all turns out it's just learning curve images learning curve prance. I can look back on them and say they taught me something but they have literally no value to me now. If i were a historically important photographer maybe but that's just not the case. So outta go. And sort of good riddance. The next thought that comes up is related to that. Because i'm also going through all my flat files and storage boxes of other photographers work. You can imagine. After fifty years in photography. I've collected quite a number of prince purchased some traded some been given some. It's a sizable quantity of stuff to store and take care of so. I've been going through all of that. This is where it gets real interesting. Because i recognize that every single one of these some other artists has sweat bullets over this and then kind enough and gracious enough to allow me to have their artwork in my personal collection. Great it it i mean. How do you complain about that. It's so generous. But in going through this i found a lot of prints that are not signed. They're just loose sprints not even in matt board. I have no idea who made them. I have no idea why i have them. I don't remember the circumstance. By which i came to this print it has obviously know historic value and a lot of them quite honestly. I'm not that interested in the artwork either. The subject matter the presentation the technique many many times people would send me alternative process prince. I think because they wanted me to see what an alternative process print could do and might be lovely from a technical point of view. But they're not what i would call collectible. Not when they're unmerited an unsigned and no identifying characteristics so as much as it pains me because they're sort of a cosmic retribution. I fear pout. Destroying and disposing of other people's artwork.
#181 I've FAILED (or have I?)
"Last wednesday i was watching intensely has speech on television beamed around the globe. That for many for granted. Bob it seems many perhaps internationally most an address. The brunssum brings a great deal of hope. We're good people over the centuries storm in strife in peace and a war. We've come so far. We still have far to go. We'll press forward with speed and urgency for. We have much to do in this winter apparel and significant possibilities much to repair much to store much too much to build and much to gain. It seemed to me that there was a sense of calm but been a text twenty four hours earlier that i received the greatly played on my mind promoted in my thoughts. At least anything come a completely different start to today's show musically and tony i need i think for it feel different because today i want to address something that's been bubbling and bubbling for many professionals. Who feel that. We have may have a about to fail. This is an episode. That's been inspired by a text. I received from a good friend last week. He like me is a ope is a full-time working commercial and social photographer. But if your palms greased by pounds dollars or euros professionally in photography and you do this thing purely for the love. Y'all still valuable set of ears for today's show and equally. I'm hoping you may leave feedback in the comments section. That may implore upon the writer of the texts that we're in this together as a graphic community in the collective spirit dangerously close to modeling. A presidential speech now is what we need to retain belief in ourselves out creativity and our future. So i've called the show. Two words the powerful was everything about the situation the emotional place and creative pits that some of us will undoubtedly have found ourselves in all or may yet with the gradual soap very gradual progress being made in the fight against the largest red stop sign ever luminated in our lives. Those two words are as you've gathered by the off today show. I've filed and to help me with this members from the show's patriot. Who had a preview in conversation about this last thursday. When i i personally reached out for some help with the episode and the philosophical photographer. Youtube sean tucker. Who had this to say after. I read him. I'll do view you in a moment. The text that had floored me to be able to reach out and say i'm struck me as the difficult thing. So that's amazing but when your your impulses mate is obviously toward the phone and go. Hey you can do xyz. But you know as well as i do. There is no xyz. That feeling of photographers have been talking about that. They have somehow failed. You didn't fail in your business. Literally just i mean you. You sat at home in the world said itself on fire. We discussed weather as my good friend. Kevin mullins fujiko says the social in social media whether it's sometimes be more about bragging rights instead of being social during this time. I think you have to. Beware of the marketing. Like everyone's always marketing so especially online. So you're not hearing from people who are struggling because they don't want to admit it the fact that you're ran reached out to you and say hey i'm struggling is is unfortunately too rare and no one ever or very rarely jumps on social media to tell the general public that they're struggling. Don't ever jump online. Try and get a good gauge of doing. You'll only hear from the voices who are shouting about. How well the do you talk about how we can support each other professionally and creatively. You reach out to some friends voluntarily. Say hey i'm i'm struggling at the moment chunks out the moment they're gonna say yeah. I'm really struggling back. And you're gonna feel less alone. We talk about one of schumann's favorite subjects and something that i personally seem to be increasingly cooling upon within the articles. I'm reading the films. I walked having a stoic approach to all this my clients decisions so their budgets only control. The pandemic is not in my control. Stories of life told by photographers and today that photographer as shown tucker and some very important friends from the support group. I suppose in our patriot membership. I usually of course at this point have a patron of the day. But since you're about to hear the thoughts of some of those it seems inappropriate to highlight just one. But i do want to thank him. Pb dot com for that sincere support during this time for this show. They're the number. One platform for buying selling and trading used camera gear online in europe the uk and the us. They have themselves at this time given a platform for photographers to share. And you'll find that if you go to. Mpp dot com and file through their blog articles. So let's doubt. I'm going to transition in. And out of the conversation with sean tuchus so you can hear the thoughts of some special people who have taken the time as i said to put digital pen to paper and reach out to my friend. I guess up pricing what they said. And if you want to read the full response then go to the show page today. Which i've linked to in the player description all go to talk of daily dose show direct and on the episodes tab. Show one eight one. I've failed. I let me recount the message i received i will say this. The message echoes. What many people have been saying. It seems but have been too afraid to make it public. I think i felt some of the home. I felt many of the emotions actually myself. In fact i know. I have since last march when the world turned upside down commercially. That is what. I'm hoping that this isn't an episode of darkness but one way we can actively work together.
397: Richard Grenfell The Coaching Diaries with Steve Saporito
"And welcome to this episode of the podcast and now the episode of the coaching diaries. We'll get straight into the interview with richard in just a second if you haven't caught the last couple of episodes of the coaching diaries the first one featured a assif alley photographer based in the us and last week faded. Nick bodyg- based in western australia. Working with joel done and see if he's working with umberto ga both photography exactly how they coaching programs going. And if you call it last week's episode you've heard series of updates from a safe on just how things have progressed since we recorded that very first episode of the coaching doors with him and in today's episode the plan is after the interview with richard to update you on exactly how he's going now at the time of recording which is just a few hours before this interview goes live. I'm having some technical issues getting access to audio files. So we're working on that together right now but the plan is to have an update from nick rod after the interview reaches stage in for that one and for some reason. It doesn't go ahead. I'm going to bring it to you next week in another episode of the coaching diaries stick around interview with richard for a couple of announcements and a fantastic shoutout already. Let's get into this with richard another. You're gonna love what he has to share all and just one quick thing if you are hearing this announcement it doesn't mean you are listening
Episode 494 Welcome 2021
"It is mr glenn. Lebanon elia run. But you can't get what we were gone. They hope will you. Were hoping twenty twenty would claim. It knows that pedram went up significantly asking people to not a anti-patriotic the how was your christmas. It was that she was actually now. That i think about it. It probably wasn't that flash will things can see are at the time of the year the is. I have noticed that funny in summer at all for those north winter. yeah at least. Every second year in july the warms visit us called christmas. I think fay much like get at all. Well i know that in the new south wales snow country. And i'm assuming the victorian snow country does the same thing. They do christmas in july visit. Christmas july probably not here July twenty six southern hemisphere. But you'd never be june twenty-fifth really to be six months if it's aldridge july. Yeah you keep said a birth ipod waterpipe. On sunday sixty degree off that's brutal and pretty called blasting williams a nasty was somewhat on the frozen side of a popsicle year that she was okay about my past Into november is gonna pfister's that both parents and my sister and i are the only siblings here in starting. My brother lives in london. We both have moved at the table and notch right to over there at the end of the table with all these was with the vestige of the the the the eldest of the family show we. Yeah that's a steady. It's it's it's they are pasta. These were knicks knicks above eyesight. Very god my mom has spent the last seven days of nights with her. That's great. I'll set a camp stretching next to her bid for the seven nights and didn't it pretty much cleared the toilet cassette while she wasn't really that she wasn't there was no. Yes conscious insane. Geneva that and with it away to a slot slot breeding skeleton. That it was want to watch. But you know when you put your parents into or your parents into a k. him You wonder what concave gonna get. Yes what isis actually lock you worry and not have the same months before the end of course was was extremely tough and especially the last few months she was declining rapidly and not being able to go so it was quite a shock to go and see because gone from what you remember what you got a hell of a difference but the people at the by mom. My mom died eight nine days before she right so she held on friday night and is well beyond anyone's expectation to the point that we were injecting her with more at five times the amount that not maybe the doctors and the nurses five times the amount that took my dad out go. Wow was getting a bit. Every two hours and hours to dies and the doctors come in a third of those things that set beautiful is the most important was they would call in on their day off or call up diane to see how she was he had evan. They come and they come in and psychic box wake shaved. It'll be cry staff. Genuine t isn't genuine upset at that lever. Then they come back. That was friday afternoon then. The company in monday. What the hell are you doing here. Him on another four or five days begun golf shift against but but the it reminded me of when my dad passed he. He had a bad diabetes and kidney problems also but his specialist. Dr came into the room and cried. Anthony say and then and they all all the stuff that was be popping in and aside the other day for for their faith me for breakfast lunch dinner morning and most mornings and afternoons. They forgot one afternoon. Tea on and give them a negative review on yelp forced coming ten o'clock at night novelties. Mbeki's great cancelled tat. Said that the problem would is joy. There's one of the authors of my life to spend those seven days. Yes sure. I don't think in my entire fifty five years that she was no fifty four years that she was cognizant of drying that in my life i ever heard a safety love me recall much of it and having a hug well yeah explains me if abe it to a few people but i've got to those seven days even though she wasn't a say i after which was never been sitting in life a stroke hair. Just just sing songs to her. Just just be silly. You know just just just shade. so it was. It was an my easing thing. And funny is that i was. I was not sleeping. I was i was lying next to a number of aaron have to sleep and all broken and the last night i was the white took came for the two o'clock injection took talk to i five to six and i was awake. Put me just off to fifteen detect charlotte charlotte's she's gone wouldn't the window and just popped up because i was never really haven't really got deep sleep yet. Popped up on your mom like high and and and funny enough by chance. Bring it all to a climax. Yesterday we bet the will so it's the pipes involved can come to probably bites and get supreme all this stopped and so we've got lawyers. We've got the law to do all the work. It's hassle and paperwork so that's good to find laws all that stuff and realize it's no locks to lose a as off the wall
#180 Friday Photowalk: Photography brings me 'normalcy'
"This is one of my long walks back from the garage. The cars being service today. For what reason i don't really know how many eastern third of the malla it usually would as what we call knocks down car. Mileage fab business for the us motors market. I suppose because. I think he just retained a whole lot of value over the last twelve months. Going to tweak a little bit this week tweak i hasten to add not pivot far better v neck which i'll tell you about in a moment anyway. Welcome to the front photo walk and it's kind of sure what's the title this one long movie photography daily the friday photo walk with kind assistance from our patrons and of course. Mvp dot com the number one choice for buying kit selling kitten trading. Your kit online in the states in europe. This is the mailbag show of the week. Very different to monday wednesday shows. This is the one where you get to send your feedback to guests who've appeared. Ask questions or just tell us about what you let to photograph inspire others and be a part of a truly different style of photography focused the only as far as dedicated fighter show of its kind in the past universe on that note. It's kind of a feedback and linked with them pb. I got this this week from gem young eric rostrum one of our scandalousness. He said thanks appointing me to mp look go second flash. There's a photograph here. So i can stop playing with a bit more advanced lighting setups and i actually earn money getting it. I sold a compact camera. I hadn't used several years. I'll be looking at buying a second flash for some time but thought it was a bit too much money but now i have more money account and a flash thanks mentioning. Mpp even if he says in brackets. It wasn't that well jim is done. You no harm. It turned the the money for jam. And if you're in the states or europe it can do the same for you go to. Mpp dot com living in times of covid restrictions. As we are this would takes the daily exercise. We're allowed some work which we still allowed me with my camera and a microphone out and you hopefully with your camera. Because that's how a lot of you now say you. Listen it's the episode where you take me out on your photo walk enough of my studio. So let's get out. That stopped walking that. Start them with this This tweak which actually links nicely with this mail from jamie fulford first male the week Which is a complete coincidence. She when you consider what would just about to talk about. Unless jamie you're reading my mind from afar which oversee shouldn't take too long. So jamie fulford from afar in idaho part of idaho jamie. It's a big place was his early. One jamie fulford q. The football terraces song one jamie offered. There's only probably haven't heard that. John have you not in idaho. Remember the first time. I heard that chant was taken by my friend. Alex paget that funny. How you remember the full names of friends that you haven't seen for years and years but Whenever you meet somebody for a business meeting you. Struggle to find a struggle to find their names at all the met them sort of a week or two ago previously. Yeah we were. I went for my first first football match experience to us. No football club when they used to have the was the old stadium highbury much much smaller than the the current on the emirates. They were the days they were the days that Everybody used to stand. He didn't he didn't sit. Nobody sat at football matches. You stood and I don't know how old i was. What a oh. I've been had eleven. Maybe i was a lot shorter. I think most of the The fans around me. We were playing sunderland. Afc and i remember there was a player and the squad. Cooled allen's sunland. Who was my one of my pinup football. Israeli odd football cards of him and posters and It was it was caught on eventful match was a one all i think. In the end. I remember at one stage shouting. Come on sunday learned is he was my favorite favorite favorite football player for that squad on everybody in red white scarfs which is a bit confusing because sundell nor were red and white. But i'm talking the ones everybody look round at this eleven year. old They they had somebody in their midst who wasn't supposed to be. That's end When we did school. I remember just being trampled on and drink going everywhere all over me. That was my first experience. Only one jamie forefoot anyway. Hello neil he did say. Don't be shy so here. I am remaining to email since you started doing these walks at the end of the week. But it's the new thing that you do. The end of these shows that have me reaching for my pen in old fashioned pre tiktok language. I usually try to actually listen during a photo. Walk myself the. I take something not really thought about until until the show on photograph my entire life and i'm i'm interested in photography. They're not lucky enough to earn any sense through doing it. I take my cameras. I'm an econ nikon. Nikam man Everywhere that i go. But i've ever consciously taken a trial just to take pictures so here. I am a thirty nine dangerously near forty doing something new so the reason for rising is as a request really really liked the segments on the show the the interview to walk a lot the bits in between as well the sound bite moments. Says you call them from previous guests any chance of a breakaway show. Featuring just those i wanna plucks up the courage i'll send you some of my photo will pages jamie jamie. Don't need to pluck up courage. Come on let's. Let's see them now. Send them Well funnily enough. I'd been thinking about this Of actually having the the sound bites In between the The walkie bits if you like and so Yeah from today. I'm going to try this out. We'll have some thoughts some nuggets between my bits as i walk. And sometimes they'll They'll be some sort of Hejin between what. I'm talking about in the sound bite. This sometimes nantes all that's the beauty of Of just being random occasionally so. Yeah i'm going to start doing that today. But thank you jamie. Fyfe your email and Yes please if you have any photo pictures that you may just send
Beyond Technique: Roberto Valenzuela Discusses How to Make 2021 Great for Your Photography Business
"Pod focus focus inskip cohen university. This ishmael young. And i'm joined by my co host and fellow pixel peoper skip cohen flow. That there's a new title for me in this new year. Right i'm accepting. Hey shimomura. I love these haitian moments i know right. Yeah i'm really excited about the new sale that plateau pot has going on. And i i hate when these sound so much like little infomercials but the multi accessory kit is out there at fifty percent off because plateau pods got an accessible inventory so for fourteen and a half box you can get the multi accessory kit and there are so many components in it but what gets me excited and part of this is because of the pandemic. Everybody's got downtime now. And it's a great opportunity to just play a little with your camera gear and in the accessory kit. I don't know what your favorite accessory is but one of mine is that little silicon pad in fact charleston jennifer marin use it when they're blogging. They've used it and they can set the camera on the pad on the dashboard their car when they're recording and it doesn't slip off. You got any favorites in the kenai. Utility took my favorite with the silicone pad. But i'll highlight another one that to while just to add to the silicone pad one. I mean it's so great because you don't even have to get out of your car you can google. We have these gigantic freighters pass port. Huron and i mean you can get amazing shots from your car. Talk about social distancing at its best but the other one is the the strap the cinch strap that comes with it where you can attach plant to trees for example. I mean another grade social distancing activity being outdoors in a walking path or walking through the floor store a path through the forest. Attach platypus to a tree and you can get some amazing images you can have fun and play with your skillset grow and expand your skill set. I mean there's so many possibilities you've got the spigot adapter which will let you drop in an umbrella or or or a a light pole into it. We've also got the well. I call it a step up disk. I think it's called something else. But you can go from three inch to quarter-inch and you've got the adapter. It's just a great little product. And again the fun thing about plateau pod and you and i experienced this working with them for the last. Oh it's now over a year year and a half just about Is the the way it expands creativity and changes your perception of things. And you know. I've said this about one hundred times. That hunkering down is about your health. It's not about your creativity and getting out with a camera in your hands and just remembering how much you loved photography. Absolutely what a show we got today. I am excited if you think about what happened last year and what. We're all facing the and the optimism for two thousand twenty one. We've got the perfect guest to launch this first episode of on technique For twenty twenty. One roberto valenzuela's in the house and what a kick. It is to have miz against today. He's one of the industry's leading event photographers especially with weddings. But he's also an accomplished author an educator and over the years i've quoted him so many times one of my favorite roberto quotes is quote. Practice doesn't make perfect. What if you're practicing it wrong close quote which absolutely explains why. I suck at golf. He's also got secret powers double secret powers everybody as super dad and he is a good buddy to so many of us in this industry. We're going to talk about the business side of photography and his new book. The successful professional photographer. You know there's so many things you can be doing now to maintain your business even with the pandemic and we're also going to talk about the importance of education another perfect activity of during downtime and roberto's lighting conference coming up which is photo creators. dot com is may third to the sixth. And we'll talk about that too. So hey buddy. If i didn't screw something up in technology now this is the cue for your lips to move. Welcome to beyond technique escape are you. Everybody has going super super excited to be hearing your voice against gibson's we haven't heard it and shamir. I've never met you. But i feel like we have to meet some time very soon. Most definitely the first the first major show out of the blocks. I'll tell you we're all going to be. There will never be more excited to mingle and get together again. And then after this. I'll tell you i am i'm done. I'm like that's it throwing in the towel. Just give it to me. Whatever happens just to get out there. We're with you review resumes were so pumped to have you on the show and the conversation that we're going to have today and we wanna kick it off with their favorite first question now skipping. I obviously know about you but for those listeners. Who have heard about you. Can you tell us about how you got. Started your background and how you ended up doing what you're doing today. Sure i was a high school business teacher back in early. Two thousands and i guess starting photography because the president of the united states george bush the son that he wanted to bring more attention to business calls coming from high schools so he thought he would be better to teach high school students. That are taking business classes how to run a business by actually running a business instead of through traditional textbooks so he gave every business feature a
The President's picture
"Now back on election night in two thousand eight. I was sitting on the couch watching the news. My career in photojournalism at morphed into a career shooting weddings. Not because. I really wanted that because it paid money. Such is life and so there. I was sitting on that couch. Not working the most historical election night of my life. The crowd is reaching a million in grant park. The anchor said in washington. Tens of thousands of people are gathered at the white house. Some tv journalist explained breathlessly. And i couldn't take it anymore. I looked at the clock. It was eleven. I gotta go. I said to man where she replied. No i gotta go make a picture of something and so a jumped into my car and sped down a sleepy military road. And then i loved myself. Where would i find a parking spot near the white house. Isn't it funny. How logistics can be such a buzzkill aloft. Again you idiot. Forget the white house. Go to the lincoln. Martin luther king marian anderson. I have a dream. I figured there'd be thousands of people just like the white house was a ton of the twenty. Six as i walked up at tv crew was walking away. Nothing to see here. My fellow agenda said to me. Helpfully barack obama's speech from bronco was coming through the radio. My fellow citizens. I stand here today humbled by the task before us. Grateful for the trust. You've bestowed mind-mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I felt lanka wounded into a candid camera prank twenty-six very quiet people who gathered around a single transistor radio in the steady drizzle. Not even a mile from where tens of thousands of people were screaming. Their heads off. It was around midnight and was very dark in the rain was fogging things up on my camera. But i'm made some pictures because that's what we journalists do the next morning at six. Am i emailed gone you at the new york times. I think. I wrote something like election night. Lincoln memorial twenty six people in rain in the subject filled to get his attention. Five minutes later. My phone rang. i chuckled. The photo ran the size of a stamp on the op-ed page of the times. The next day better than nothing. I thought then some woman named connie email me i say some woman comically because i didn't know her at the time she has since become a dear friend but back in two thousand and eight two days. After the election of barack obama. She was just columnist. I didn't know saying she wanted to write a story about my picture and she was on deadline so i called her back and some guy named sherritt answered the phone detecting trend here. Connie really needs to talk to you but she's just getting out show. Just hang on a few moments. She'll be here so i talked to share it for five minutes chatting about the election and everything and having no idea i was talking to a united states senator email. My sister woman named connie schultz interview today connie schultz. I love her. She's on msnbc all the time you dingo and connie wrote beautiful column. Everyone was excited for me. The grainy photo of the twenty-six folks in the dark and the rain that i shot for no publication in particular was suddenly gaining traction. My neighbor republican joe crowley loved it. He asked me if he could give some to his colleagues. I made copies. Joe gave them to members of the congressional black caucus he also brought one to the white house event and gave it to the president and that photo got framed and hung outside the president's study for eight years and that's where this story should end except that in two thousand sixteen after donald trump was elected. The new president-elect was invited for white house to by president. Obama and my old friend pete souza took a photo of that man. Sizing up the president's study. Will you see in. The photo is his orange hair as he pokes his head in and his hands on the wall right next to my framed photo. Pete's picture is awesome and that's where this story ends except for today because i've been getting e mail after e mail from people who've gotten their hands on president obama's memoir and in his memoir. He says that my photograph the slightly boring one of twenty six people standing in the rain is his favorite photo from his election night. His what president obama rights. But i worry the my memories of that night night so much else has happened these past twelve years a shady by the images that i've seen the footage of our family walking across the stage the photographs the crowds and lights and magnificent backdrops as beautiful as they are. They don't always match the lived experience in fact my favorite photograph from that nice isn't a drum park toll rather it's the one i received later as a gift. The photograph the lincoln memorial taken. As i was giving my speech. It shows a small gathering of people on the stairs that's is obscured by the dot is behind them. The giant figure shining brightly. Here face craggy is is slightly downcast. They're listening to the radio. I am told quietly contemplating who we are as people. And the ark of this thing. We call
TCF Ep. 548 - Michael Clark
"Extreme sports whether it's free climbing surfing mountainous waves leaping off a cliff in a wing suit. I am in awe of the men and women who take these calculated risks to experience the greatest thrills. The same can be said of photographers michael. Clark who photographed them. Unlike armchair viewers like myself. Michael puts himself in the middle of the action to create jaw dropping images of what seems impossible. His photographs reflect his attention to detail as well as his talent as a visual storyteller. This is about ex and welcome back to the candidate for him. Well happy new year first off. Happy new year to you. It's good to talk to you. I didn't sorry. I didn't talk to you. During the evenings with a masters. I was so intimidated to talk to half the people there. That was one of the reasons. I decided to go first last year. Smart do not. I do not wanna follow up same able. I don't to follow up martha meyerson. I don't gotta gerd ludwig. There's no way. I wanna follow up any of those people so let me just get it done wish And i can enjoy the rest of the presentation. So i was thinking the same thing towards the end of the season. I was like thank god. I went early on in this thing. I don't belong in this group of people. Having dang great allen say that your work is just amazing though. I have to say that you're probably the craziest physicist i've ever on the show. How many other physicists. We had curious the first okay. Well the crazies by middle no stuff. I think no more risky than driving your car. I mean that's the thing that people don't really realize though. I do have a lot of near death story so maybe it's not true. I don't have a thing with heights. certain with certain types of heights. Like i'll get on top of my roof Not a problem. Yeah but if i go to a location where there's like an edge drop. I'm very conservative. About how far closed. I get to that edge and i see these people that will sit on the edge of a cliff for the for going. No i mean. I used to be a rock climbing guide. I always used to tell everybody like everybody's afraid of heights is just how far off the ground. You've gotta get them for them to realize they're afraid of heights the edge cap and there's thirty three hundred feet of air below you everybody's conservative. Just you're talking about a good good civil you are invited girlfriends. Deathly afraid of heights. So it's kind of funny. Everybody's afraid he's gotta push past those fears in some way. He gives her even before the photography with the rock climbing. So what sparked that interest. I was in university and had done outdoor things as a kid. But i was never really into the outdoors that much in texas at university of texas at austin i saw these rock climbing classes at the university is offering thought that could be interesting in also. There was in one of my classes. I took this class mountain geo ecology and the guy in front of me every day every other day in class. Was this climbing dude. In every monday came in with these epic stories of like adventure out on the cliffs. After hearing this for a couple of months.
LW1229 - Art Exists to Be Lived With
"Here's the editor of lens publishing. Bruce jensen i suppose. It's not all that often that you'll hear podcast in it that he's been making a mistake for some forty years. But that's what i'm going to do is confess that i think i've made a critical mistake which i didn't even know i was making until i started this big downsizing project as i prepare to hit the road. I've been going through all my flat files artwork and my light impressions boxes realizing i have a tremendous amount of really wonderful artwork. Some of it's actually my own if that's not too braggadocious to say so but the vast majority of it are prince. That have come my way either. Because i've purchased them. Because i've traded for them because people have gifted artwork to me. I own drawer after drawer after drawer box after box after box of this really terrific stuff and the revelation in the mistake that i've made all these years is simply this. Why have i left it in drawers and boxes and closets and tucked away. It's preserved archival e stored is suppose for the future. That's a good thing. But i've missed forty years of enjoying this artwork because i was so concerned about it being carefully protected that i kept it stored away. Art work is not intended to be stored away. No artists. You me included. Make artwork with the idea that i hope someone puts it in a box somewhere in a closet but so many times. That's exactly what we do. The mistake i've obviously made is not bringing that artwork out from time to time. Partly i think for a legitimate reason that framing is so cumbersome and so expensive the to bring artwork out to display it can be both costly and a little bit of a hassle so we tend so many of us anyway tend to take a piece of work put it in a frame put it on the wall and it stays there for years and years and in the meantime in those boxes in the storage closet are all really terrific artwork.
#178 Stop the steal's frozen moment: Inauguration week
"Photography daily today. American photojournalist racquel nataliya. Who is in washington. This week for the inauguration of the forty sixth president of the united states of america talks of the stop. The steel rally outside city hall in la where she trained to camera on the plight of a woman. Could belinda niba attacked by a mob of protesters set upon beaten mason. Racially assaulted racquel. Made a record as deal. Deal to place into recounts two stories as a photographer and as a person. I mean when you're being tossed back and forth between log. I honestly think. I need to defend myself. So she tried kind of swinging in the air as best she could and that just opened up the floodgates and the men began to eat her with flag poles and punch her and essentially. Just meet her about. How photogenic important now more than ever a storyteller zomba's evidence collectors. I have a strong and firm belief that through photo journalism. You're showing people what is happening on the ground we raising. The camera is putting further jealous in the line of five eyewitness that literally tried to take people's cameras away from them even through journalist in front of a bus that had just stop think bronco talks of why she believes making photographic. These events can help people make better decisions. You never know who that one person or that one. Catalyst event is that does course correct us. And so there always has to be that opportunity but walls the cries of fake media and those who believe journalists and photojournalists record their own political agenda. Where capturing the truth of what happens on the ground and some people do not want the troops to be seen or to be told away from protests to become a part of elle's photographing mission. She talks of her love photograph in the street and i found lebanon. I wanted to share that with people. I wanted to inspire people to get out of their cars and explored walk around and really see the hidden gems and the beauty. That you can only see you get lost in the city of advice for those entering the business wanting to end the business of journalists man photojournalist journalism right now is shape shifting away that it never been before and so we need more people who want to be journalists doors of love toe by photographers today. That photography is racquel nautilus. Today show is supported by the camera professional people. Mpp come been talking about them for a couple months now. I know another. I'd find it very hard to promote something. I don't know. I haven't personally used on this channel. I don't have a strong historical personal history of using him. Pb to date to buy and sell and trade gear taking away the nightmare scenario that some trading platforms have. We just don't know what you're getting have no guarantee and often the uncertainty. The kit being advertised is the kit. You'll actually get. That's the thing about 'em. Pb when you buy you can click on an item and have a look of the actual gear that you'll buying out patron of the day. Is emily reynier very much known to this. Podcast through her writing and the friends tab that everybody can be a part of incidentally photo store is written by those who listen. You've heard from emily just prior to christmas and it's her street were that are linked to today. Which is on instagram. As at underscore. Emily dot rainier dot street underscore all linked to that in today's show nights which is ever you'll find in the show description on your podcast player and he says of her photography. My own passion in life is to find common ground in differences however significant the difference may be the media and in particular social media is thriving on polarize views. Them fueling anger. Why we are the same really. None of us have good together. Were all complete mixed bags of both wonder or should it be wonder and weirdness in equal measures wherever we come from some. I projects tend to try to celebrate the humanity in old people and putting all of us on an equal playing field. Louis throw is one of my favorite dog filmmakers. Because he does just that he goes and finds. The polarized looks into the uae rather than the warden doing so seeks out the humanity and all the people that he made. And i love that links to emily's work on the show pages i say today. My facts is always to those who I say patron of buying their round the coffee bar takeaway only of course in the uk right now in helping the show to stay in grow is the photographic months of twenty twenty one. Stretch out ahead beyond us my guest today. Racquel nataliya has a strong passion for st work. Maybe coffee to a new here. Why taking time out to photograph you'll passion has that keyword again is good for the photographic so a pitcher comparator is worth a thousand words and expression. We're all familiar with. I'm sure credited. Initially to an ancient chinese dynasty with one picture being worth ten thousand words. Then and rick gibson nowegian playwright remember peer ghent. Who says a thousand words leave not the same. Deep impressionist does a single deed which later inspired fred. barnard who promoted the use of images in adverts appear on the sides. Streetcars coining the more familiar. Say and when. I looked at racquel not to leaky as fast. Circulating media pitches of events in la on the day. The capital was stolen by rises. There were pages. She made of one particular ugly scenes that demonstrates frozen moment can tell. Many different story spread entirely differently. Perhaps by each person that views it meet photojournalists racquel nazi leakiest from an there is a pig to the mistaken on the day of the assault on the capital may by you the pro trump demo in los angeles racquel near city hall. It's a picture that made me do a double take. Many did that day but this one in particular that featured on twitter then started to spread quickly this on a particular happy asking more questions than most of any of the others. It shows a man who in the picture looks to be restraining a woman yet. there's there's conversation and in the newspaper tells the story that actually. He is helping her to safety. She was attacked him beaten by this no other way to describe this a mob after an altercation where the color of her skin was verbally weaponized. I suppose you could say by a group of frankly racist and people at one stage an arm comes in from out of frame from behind the pillar. Something that actually macy's her. It's a picture that tells two stories. But i'd like you to tell me what you saw. Because your journalist peter journalist and equally a witness to this moment and this is but one moment from a series of pictures to yes. It's actually one moment in a string of violent events. That happened that day at city hall when i arrived at this stop. The steel protests. Firstly i witnessed hundreds of people gathered without a mask. And without any kind of social distancing in place but previous to this incident of the photo that you're seeing there had already been three accounts of violent assaults both on photo journalists on journalists. And just anyone who basically didn't look like them so if you're wearing black your target you were targeted
396: Nik Buttigieg The Coaching Diaries with Johl Dunn
"The podcast and the coaching diaries. Why have got eight massive episode you today so we are going to get straight into things just for a quick heads up before we start talking to nick. He's gonna be sharing his experiences with since hiring joe plus in the second half of today's episode. We're going to be hearing again from asif. Ali new york york-based boudoir photographer. We heard from in episode one of the coaching diaries. He is working with umberto garcia and in the second half of today's episode. We're going to get a series of dates from a safe in. What are his audio diary. Recordings and following audio. Dari entries of three quicken. Ask us to share with you. One is about the photographers virtual conference the upcoming dighly vogue kicking on the first of february. And if you are a personal brand new photographer. I wanna remind you about the virtual summit which is happening light up this week already.
#177 Friday Photowalk: Wild horses and dirty boots
"I have Walked from one end of snow is more common right. The other it would appear not excellent with wild roaming hulce's but I'm in the part where i'm supposed to find. The wild roaming horses probably spelled out by the fact that i've seen what wild roaming horses leave behind. i think i'm pretty close. Not very good though with wild roaming horses so this could be an hour breath. Running away Photo walk the ability to travel has been curtailed by the by the rumor in this era that police are more likely to stop an ascii. Where you're going in your car. I don't know of course the the two or three traffic cops i've only ever seen in this county is going to be fairly busy but imagine but then i did get stopped by the only on duty one once. I'm sure in the whole county on the sunday evening coming back from a wedding. That's the story. I should tell you. Anyway it's a squelch. She one welcome to the friday photography. Dany the friday faces walk. It's the only as far as i have. Found regular photo will show in. The polk costs fear. Just us and out cameras smells more coming today. A country park that we visited before dry heath birch woods the five thousand year old lamp peaked. It's very bulky. The military depot during world war two though now a ramblers paradise particularly during lockdown home to wild ponies. Never sure after a recent interview whether i should use the work who also honing. But i do know that the science say don't feed and don't pet. But i am going in search. It's the show of the week where i take your thoughts about photography on a photo walk in the idea is that you go for your own photo with me. Same time and hopefully you'll send me some of those pictures from you. Thanks to our friends at. Mpp dot com the number one people thinking of buying used or selling your kids or trading in the states in europe. I'm currently on the lookout for another used. X pro one to go with the one that i use here on my walks and of course they're being two models that Follow it. It's a very attractive proposition. Pb dot com so it is joining it up with a wide angle vintage piece of glass and i will be made 'em pb dot com are linked to them on the show page. As i will the websites that i talk about today and the pages santan shall we walk. Shall we start. I suppose really. I should start with that story about the the traffic cop shouldn't i. Yeah otherwise a lonely be thinking. What's nil done. Masa story about being chased by police. How the the great train robbery It's not a great war story. But i was coming home from a wedding was a beautiful summer evening coming home to box from gloucestershire of you know the geography of of the uk. All of england you know. That's not really that far. It was about nineteen minutes. Nine hundred the most. I'm sure and Another folk here left all right. Go out one. Looks proper churned up by horses. I must be close to the horses. That is anyway. I was coming back and Hang on cars going. Be really unhappy this week. This is proper squelch and he has sunday night. I was looking forward to getting home a little bit earlier. From a wedding unusual weddings weddings and Yeah i i think my my right foot. Because i was thinking i'll get home in time to read the boys story. I think my right foot was a little bit more eager on the gas. Otherwise should be. That's my excuse anyway. And i saw my rear view mirror very plain looking car the always playing out cups and has sort of navy blue collar. I think from memory and sure enough. The blue lights came on. He pulled me over and her proper straight world. We now my dad always said to me son of you ever do get stopped not know that he was an expert in this or stop to lots but he said Always always respect the The copper make sure you get out and apologize. That'd be wasting in some kind of nonchalant manner wanting to be approached. Get out say ob. So sorry officer on. Do you know what it's me. i'm in the wrong. And he was absolutely right because that particular day the couple looks at many. He just asked me where we had a long conversation about. Weddings thought for my. When i was going to i was going to be able to sell him a A wedding i thought you not getting married a. That'd be a sort of stroke of luck. Now it's funny because the i think the beans couple. Tom's drive in career and Maybe the the other time before that was by was by the brother of somebody's wedding shot. Anyway that's another story. turns out though. This couple was part of the royal detail. He was actually looking after prince. William and. Kate wasn't really in the mood to be issuing speeding. Tickets so Yeah a lot was with me that day did sell them a wedding though. That's a shame right away this way. I don't wanna bride. I want meet the walls goals. This isn't the point of come out looking for the wild horses going to brian away anyway. Here's one from For noah mahane to start the show proper. Hello neil were in lockdown again though. The vaccination program here is rising from israel. Looks like it's going to be ramped up. Real seem hoping upon hopes for life to get some sort of normality back again. I've missed the the street traits Should which keeps me happy as my day jobs in pharmaceutical retail. You worry about photo walking. Try this. We've had to live with autism not going beyond a thousand meters from our home. Always a silver cloud has saying. I've spent the time photographing my family has. Here's a pool traits that That i didn't do before. I missed the first and second lockdown really photographic lisa come the third and was ready one portrayed every day i say a word and they react to that word that i say i think i found a wonderful way to work with people again on the street
Mind Your Own Business: New Year, New Plans!
"Mind your own business episode where it's just you and me riffing on what's out there for the year ahead. I am really. I'm i'm excited this. We've got a new year. We got a clean slate. And there's so much potential and twenty twenty one and leading up to twenty twenty two absolutely absolutely s photographers. We really need to stay focused on what we can do to grow our businesses. we have. We've gotten through twenty twenty and now is the time to plot to start plotting to continue plotting to see how we can grow our businesses and twenty twenty one there so many different things we can do. And that's what we're going to talk about today. And i'm i'm kind of hoping that this becomes a pivot less plan more A year Where you don't have to be as reactionary. Especially now. I mean this is the slow season it would be the slow season with or without a pandemic rate and it's an opportunity. I think for everybody out there to really start to put some building blocks In the foundation of your business to rebuild and jump start what what disappeared Or has been just dormant because of the pandemic slow. Did you want take this off it. Well i wanna start with with a quote from cher haberman. Who's the founder of click on. Because she wrote recently. The new year will be a recovery year for most photographers and videographers. And a time to catch up on accumulated debt from the twenty twenty losses. So if we stop looking in our rear view mirror. I mean we all know the pain of twenty twenty and start looking forward. I mean there's no question that that the vaccine is out there and things will slowly get better providing the politicians don't screw it up. Sorry got negative there for a minute. Come there's an opportunity here. I think it starts with everybody. Thinking about diversity in your specialty. Is there a theme for twenty twenty one for example. There's a great line that i've used a lot. Growth only happens outside your comfort zone. That means that as everybody starts to and everybody's in a rebuilding mode. I don't care. How good your november december might have been and there are a lot of talk that had some great success towards the end of the year. It doesn't change the fact that the bulk of twenty twenty Hurt your business. So it's time to rebuild so as you start to rebuild and look for ways to make yourself stand out. I think there's some really unique ways than we're gonna talk about now. of things you can be doing to really make yourself stand out and it all starts with that line about. Take those risks and step outside your comfort zone. Yes yes i love it. And i mean it when you think about twenty twenty. We were all put outside of our comfort zone already whether we liked it or not just with everything going on with their businesses in the country. I mean we were all uncomfortable and so if you think about it for twenty twenty one. Let's continue to grow outside of our comfort zone because we've already been out outside of it anyway and you know just to throw this in there. Now is the perfect time to focus on the diversity on oliver skill set and in post production. And you know it's one of the good things about this. Being the slow season right now is that we can focus on growing our skills and some areas. Where maybe we're not so comfortable. Such lighting for example or pushing the envelope in styling your photos in post production in lieu manar for example. So one of the things that i love doing and i've seen other photographers do just for example is digging into your archives and going back and restyling those in really sharpening post skills as far as developing your own personal style and many of us most of us don't have a ton of photo shoot scheduled right now and so it's just a great time to sharpen your skills. Can you think of anything. Skip that you've seen. Well i i laugh about it. Because i referred illuminaries making a lot of my images look better than i deserve with because it is it is minimal. It's it it. I can hit one button. And take one of their presets and it just like the clarity Button i it it just it might sharpen. It might change the contrast slightly not to the point where everybody says. Oh my god. He's become a filter junkie but just to clean up some images them better. And then this also the ability right now Macro and close up have never been more popular. And you and i do a lot of work with with plata pot That's kind of fun. And i mean there's a max macro set things like that and we're not going to turn this into an infomercial but the fact that this an opportunity especially for wedding photographers to hone in on their skills and really create better ring shots detail shots and that leads right into