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We're GONNA be talking about the bush fires. It had been ravaging Australia for the past several months. Our guest is Nick Moyer. WHO's the chief of the Sydney Morning Herald but before we speak with Nick? We welcome our colleague. David Brahma who is the organizer of the optic and depth of field photo conferences. If if you're a regular listener to the show you'll know that we get a lot of great guests. Thanks to Dave is hard work. David puts on a great show invites photographic luminaries such as album Watson and and Michael Kennedy to speak if you are in New York or online we encourage you to come to the New Yorker Hotel on February Eleven and twelve for the twenty twenty depth of field poetry should wedding and event photography conference without further. Ado We present in this Brahma to tell us more about the upcoming conference followed by our conversation with Australian wildfire photographer. Nick Moy but first a man who remains void. Where prohibited Mr David Hammer? Welcome to the show Dave. Hey thanks a lot but a couple of years since I've been on yes. I know that I know that we couldn't keep the door locked anymore. We had to let you back. There were exciting times so tell us about what's happening this field so the depth of field is. Let's talk about what the field is. That's a good starting point. Yes depth the field is about creating an event that empowers A young photographer offer it gets the right year in their hands. Extensive loaner system in a shooting environment. there's inspiration and there's practical so we're covering theoretical and impractical in one event. And the idea is that you walk away with all these great ideas in your head and your portfolio and your instagram feed will swell from the work that you've created at this event and specifically this is the real money-making photographer profession. It's wedding mitzvahs. It's Ben Photography it's portraiture. This is the this. Is the village photographer this year we have. I can tosh coming in from Tacoma Washington. They specialize in the senior market market. So this is the bread and butter photography session That were were really that we're offering we've been there for the two prior Depth of field conferences and the energy entry level of people is really something. There's a real buzz in a real sense of engineer and I'm also intrigued about People come from great distances. We talked to a a lot of people because we always have a little podcast station. We do a lot of interviews and a lot of people stop by to say hello and it really is a cross section of the world. I'll say yeah definitely I mean we really catered to the world because you can come to New York City and attend in person and that's the best way to experience that the field but if I can't make it you just log into B. H.. DEPTH OF FIELD DOT COM starting at nine thirty on February eleventh begins and then it dies February twelfth. It's two days long the main stage on day one to talk about energy opening up Jerry Jonas WHO's the creator of the Ice Light? He's an amazing photographer for and and then After lunch had Greg Gorman come in Greg Gorman the inheritor of the George hurrell lighting photographed so many iconic seventies Wendy's and eighties and nineties movie stars but incredible lighting. I if you thought depth of field is only good on the first day. We're always more popular. In the first day day to is amazing starting off Peter Hurley Shebang Peter Hurley punky about headshots and and also marketing and business of it Sony's Chris or WIG Wonderful Portrait photographer a classic portrait photographer. And then our keynote speaker for day to is Mick Rock. Okay who has been on the show. You just never know what to expect aspect you put a microphone in front of him and just put up. A BUCKLE UP Allen may not be working for the Third Way Way to go to go okay you become a legend for that alone. It's okay it's worth it to announce the depth of field challenge winners Always Fun thing. We got the second stage. second-stage's are things are really help your profession and then we've got something pretty cool. We've got the let there be light room let there be light as Revolving demonstrations nations from Nikon Sony. Canon pro photo in West Scott and then we also have live speaker demonstrations in the trade show Sal Jerry. You're going to be on the stages in respective effective Canon Nikon Chelsea Kyle Isabel Epstein and then like puppies here of course okay so for kittens swell Sony's bringing puppies so they got a camera that tracks the eyeballs. So I know you guys are tight for time by very field challenge if you do attend in person. The challenge this year first prize is a twenty five hundred dollar being h gift card and a green vest up the field challenge winner vast. You can if you if you WANNA honeymoon in the store. He he can help answer. Some questions The focus of this depth of field challenge is going to be a series of steps. So you have to go through. And then you'll be able to enter your photograph that you create at depth of field to get into the challenge. One of the fulcrums of the challenge is going to be the the next heartbeat of it is the Studio Experience Room where we're going to have about Ten setups rotating models high style sets great lighting from pro photo photo escot January luckily and puppies. I'm poppy sin puppies And the dates of this are February eleventh and February twelfth and the Location is this is at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City on thirty fourth and Eighth Avenue just around the corner from the beach superstore and online everywhere. Where if you go to be h depth of field dot com you can log in and get a reminder for the Livestream Okay David. Thank you so much for joining us. And we look forward to depth of field for twenty twenty thank you and now as promised a conversation with Australian wildfire photographer Nick Moyer. Nick has been the chief photographer of the Sydney morning. Herald since Nineteen ninety-three and unabashed card-carrying storm Chaser Knicks Work and I quote captures the dramatic environmental phenomena of of Australia from its ragged lightning dust storms and blackening bushfires to the devastating effects of climate. Change Nick Ritchie. The World Press Photo award for coverage the destructive two thousand and three bushfire season and in two thousand nine. He was named international environmental photographer the year in the changing climates category. He's he's also covered stories in China and Cambodia and his photo essay last day on Earth. Took a look at the storms of America's Tornado Alley. Nick is a founding member of occupy. The australian-based photo collective and he's kind enough to join us from Sydney via skype today during what must be a very trying time. Welcome to the show. Nick Hi before we begin to things. I want to mention a a big thank you to one of our listeners. Specifically John Ports who suggested today's topic he'd win as far as giving us the names of a few notable Australian photographers we might want to include on the show and be when pulling the show together John reached out to Jordan can tell who along with the Taga filmmaker when filmmaker Jim Reed with guests on episode aired back in two thousand nineteen about extreme weather. Photography Jordan is a wildfire office who lived in Western Australian more recently. He's been serving as the air operations manager in the northeast portion of Australia where he describes his work as trying to contain Australia's epic firestone as being and I'm GONNA quote the most intense period of my professional life just the other day of Aviation C.. One thirty water tank was lost among the casualties with three American firefighters who are members of an international effort to control this continent wide inferno understandably Jordan was not able to join us for today's conversation conversation but in his email to John he wrote something that struck a chord within the. And I'm GonNa read that line right now. It just goes to show how are always working on that very very fine line between everything being okay and everything not being. Okay Nick had. Is that last sentence resonate with you. All things considered well everything has very much they not hang essentially for the past four months. It's it it is a very thin line And so there are times when you might be very confident in your position and what's going on but what's the fire. Behavior can really take you. By surprise this season has been off the sky it really has been astounding ending a day. I I went out It would just be a level than it should have been It's been ferocious. Is the amount of fires. The size the ambient heat that's encouraging what's making this such a a perfect storm for lack of better words This a few things The the three year drought. We've had has been A extremely Date is the I guess the way would describe it so it it wasn't just a slow Eventual drought it. Just immediately there was no rain. And and they just being like just massive Swathes of southeast Australia And particularly the forests of south Have just not had Any way NIA even like a small percentage of the Ryan we will get so the all the fuel loads Dry All the way down to the To the surface. Now there's a lot of fun and certainly it's in some ways it mirrors what happens in the US. There's always a lot of Very Vibrant debate about Hazard reduction and like prescribed burning We've got some some stuff. That's it's not help things. There's been a lot of Staff cuts at the National Park Service. And so a lot of the very experienced during St- pox officers who specialize in fire management Have Been They lost their jobs. So the extra preparation to the last two seasons in particular as being Not as good as it could be but not really. It's just the it's just the act. This season that the difference is the size of the fines this the actual capacity of them there that movement they so some of the fires have been moving Let's say about forty miles Overnight right so when five should not be moving at all moving huge distances And that's really what is being justify justify behavior and just they just keep coming they keep coming. I I've been told that and I've heard that they actually creating their own climates limits within themselves..