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Exploring the World of Electric Vehicles and Photography
"Going back to our roots. In nimble photography thinking has always been trouble lightly and take only pictures now as we begin to think about post pandemic exploration the world of electric vehicles has become very interesting in combining emissions free travel with nimble photography feels like a match made in heaven. I hope you enjoy the show. Like many of the lightning bolts. That have struck me over the years. The concept for this podcast is the result of ideas and situations all just together today. I'm going to explain how that happened. And then where. I think we should go from here. All righty so. Let's just start at the beginning. I been interested in electric vehicles for some time. You know that on the notification list with a volkswagen buzz which is their reimagined bus. That's all electric so the plan has been when the time came. I would sell the van again. I have in a lot of you. Know about the vancouver. I've told stories about it. I would sell to an owner. Who would really appreciate it. Take care of it and keep it going. It's it's running quite well right now and then. I would use the money from that sale as part of the down payment on the all electric volkswagen buzz. Which is their bus bus. that is really futuristic. Looking at least by all the renderings. Here's the thing. I i gave myself until twenty twenty one before i would make a decision about all this originally. I was thinking that the buzz would be in production now and then. Just be a matter of alright. When does it get to north america. And how many will be coming here. Well volkswagen been working on all sorts of stuff and they've been dealing with the pandemic at the same time. And i know one of their thoughts was or still is to build a factory here in the us To build the bus well as far as they know they haven't built the factory yet and we really don't have any ta on the bus so way back when i joined the mailing list about the bus and I got one not too long ago from volkswagen. That was talking about the car that is here in the us now Called the id four and it's basically an all electric suv built on their new platform. So i took a look at it. Because really what i'm looking for in this next. Two car is something that i can road trip with. Something that you know has enough cargo space for me to have whatever gear. I need possibly to catch a few hours at a rest. Stop if i need some rest to you know to fresh up again before. I hit the road something that just allows me the versatility to do like camping to explore areas for my photography and to do so relatively comfortably so even though the eighty four is not the bus in a dozen have some of the really nice stuff that a bus brings to the table. It brings other things to the table that are also quite nice. So i said okay. I'm gonna take a look at it. Take a look at this vehicle. And when i start looking at it i really liked what i saw so i started reading reviews on it because there has been a a pre production model here in the us. For some time they've already gone through Addition one of the car so owners already have it. So there is information on it and the reviews. Were quite good. And i'm going okay. I'm kind of excited about this. And especially knowing that who knows when the bus is gonna show up. I'll deal with that when that happens so i decided to go ahead and put a reservation down on the. Id four and the way that i worked with a volkswagen program is that you put one hundred dollars down to place your reservation and at that time you design your car. You know you're on you're on the site and you know you're deciding what color you want and deciding what packages you want color interior. You know all that kind of stuff. So i designed my id four and is beautiful beautiful blue with a light gray interior different. Environmental lighting on the inside is pretty fun
Interview With Douglas Hill
"Well hello everyone and welcome to another podcast from frames magazine my name is scott olsen and today i have an absolute thrill we are talking with doug hill. Doug is a corporate photographer. A fine art photographer. His work has been all over the place. It's in magazines books. Catalogues it's at the j. Paul getty museum the library of congress the museum of photographic arts in huntington library. You know of course for his work at frames a very active member of the community. Doug welcome how's everything out in los angeles today. Thank you very much scott. It's a pleasure to be here today. It's probably seventy five degrees and sunny but we're on stay at home orders though. I'm stuck in the office at the moment. Oh th that's a shame because seventy five degrees and sunny out in los angeles. That's a photographer's dream. That's what everybody hopes for. You could get that beautiful light out there does. There is so much that. I wanna talk to you about your photography there. There's so much about this. That i find really impressive and enlightening but i got to begin at the beginning i i really wanna know. How in the world did you get from being you know the seven year old with instamatic up to a world class corporate and fine art photographer. I got started. I got my first series camera niagara matt and the reason that i got it was that i was going out with someone who was very interested in pursuing an acting career. And the well. Here's a perfect opportunity. I'll have a model someone that i can work with them. And start to figure out how the camera work then actually worked out pretty well straight off the bat and i had access to actors and actresses drew agents and producers and folks like that so i began doing head shots and i did that for several years but after awhile i began to burn out on. I certainly loved working with people but there was something about the process of shooting. That was kind of growing stale. So i started looking around for other things that i could do with a camera. I had been interested as a kid in architecture. Thought i might even become an architect at one point except that there was way too much math involved and I i got a four by five. Large format camera and began shooting buildings that interested me but didn't know what to do next with it so i started calling all of the architectural photographers. The serious ones in the area Maybe a dozen people. It was before the the field had really burgeoned. I call them all Asking if they need assistance most of them alike. We said no including julius schulman said nad on the internet system Recommended a guy named leeland lee who had been his assistant for a number of years especially through the period when julius was at the height of his powers and he said you talked to leland and i have confidence that that that may work out. I called leyland. Leland was gracious enough to say sure. Come on by. I showed him some of my work. He said well. This isn't very good Which was but i thought. Okay i'll i'll plough on. But he said you know what. I can use an assistant and you're welcome to to start doing that. If it interests you so it did very much. And i learned an incredible amount from him working with him in the first year that i got to know him and i started to pick up clients and found that i really enjoyed the work. I enjoyed working at a much. Slower pace It was hard work physical work. There's a lot more lighting. The cameras were larger and heavier. It required an attention to detail that i discovered i. I really enjoyed so. I stuck with architecture photography for many years at the same time. It's doing some fine art. I had gone to ucla and studied there. And and also cal arts. So i i was sort of on these two tracks one being the commercial architectural work and the other being fine art.
Street Photography in New York City, with Gerard Exupery
"Back to another episode of this week and photo. I'm your host frederik van johnson today on the show got gerard exupery. He's a veteran new york city based street photographer. That knows more about street photography than than or has forgotten more about it than i probably will ever know about street photography. We're gonna dive into that a little bit as well as what. It's like shooting in and around new york city now and before pandemic all that stuff going to talk about gear all this stuff so gerard. Welcome to the show man. How's it going very well. Glad to be here. Yeah it is good to hear man. I'm excited to chat. So we've got you know. The the john mara of photography. And then this genre of let's call it of photojournalism or that that world of shooting. What's the difference. What's the difference between street photography. And that i think that in journey with photo journalism you tend to think in terms of projects. Not just one image. You know a a series of images that tell a complete story and i think with straight photography. is generally just one image. Okay okay has got to tell the story one at a time. So let let's rewind back to the time to. Let's let's do origin story thing so cue. The flashback so the origin story of girard. Where what was that moment where you knew that. Okay i feel like. I need to be taking pictures of this. This amazing city. I live in well on my planet. We didn't really have photography. And when i came to earth. And i'm sorry all right more and you know it's funny. It's the only thing i've ever wanted to do since As far back as i can remember one of my earliest memories of my father staying his role affleck's in my hand. While i took the first picture took and which was a ship underneath the verrazano bridge and it just stuck in my mind. He passed away about a year after that. And you know. I it just all these feelings about photography and loss. Let's say i don't know all came together. And i just knew that this is the direction i wanted to go. Yeah yeah and it's a good direction. It's the world photography from my standpoint on of you agree with this but it's it's equal parts. Geeky ray is we like the technology and all that stuff and then it psychology you when you're dealing with the public and trying to get the right shot or get the shot or permission to do the shot and the you know the all of this stuff in between psychology science physics wrapped up into the time machine that we call a camera to fast forward to now the president or the recent the recent present. Let's call it like this last this past five five or so years me decade your adventures in and around new york city. The i can't imagine being a street photographer. There for just an extended period of time when i'm there is overload. It's just like what. Do i take pictures of two months. It's too much going on you get analysis paralysis. What would have been some of the standout experiences you've had in city over the past decade or so that you like okay. I got to tell this bar story. Wow pick were got to pick one. I think defining Well this is. It's further back than ten years but sure for for the finding event was i was involved in a robbery and a camera store. And it's a long story but rather traumatic thing. Somebody was killed and and i got roughed up a little bit and it was it was. It wasn't pleasant. But it was. After that i i realized well putting yourself out there making yourself vulnerable and taking pictures strangers asking or you know. I don't think covertly taking pictures of people is for me. It's just not right so if you're going to ask or you're just going to be obvious bat it you've got to put yourself out and up until that point I didn't know what i was expecting to happen but After that i figured well. What's the worst that can happen. I already found out what the worst that can happen. And it really It helped me in. Maybe be taught me to be very aware of my surroundings almost in a comfortable way though. So that okay. Let's not ever forget. I've gone into situations where drug dealers on a corner. And i was taking a picture of this house that was closed and abandoned actually in patterson not beard city paterson new jersey which is really exciting. We've got a water tower waterfall. There you go and a crappy movie was made by. Jim jarmusch bad it. It lasts two years ago and any case so i am standing there taking pictures and You know. I hear this guy walking up to me and it was interesting because there were like three. Get two or three guys on each corner but not the corner i was on the house was and i'm i'm taking pictures and i hit. This guy comes up behind the camera up to my eye. And i can hear him. I'm aware of him and he said. Hey what are you doing. I told them flat out. I'm taking pictures of buildings that have been foreclosed on You know and properties that have been abandoned families that have gone kicked out. And what have you. And he goes off and you know then he goes How much do you think they want that house i should. Oh i don't know but whatever it is going to be pretty cheap
The Mindful Photographer, with Kenna Klosterman
"Able to welcome back to this week in photo. I'm your host frederick than johnson. Today take see because i have kinnock lost min on the hookers. He's a photographer. And you may know her from creative live where she's a host and kind of runs the show over there in terms of what happens on screen so we're going to talk to kim. We're going to dive into who. She is as a photographer. And more importantly i think she is. What i kind of affectionately call people multimedia for. She does a lot of stuff you know and it all kinda has one thread of photography that runs through everything. So welcome to the show how you doing. I'm doing great frederick is an honor to be on your show. Love having you on the podcast host for great live. We are photographers. And i love this concept of multimedia for you that is you the master of mini media. That's so let's talk. let's talk about. let's start there. Let's dive in really wanna talk about just sort of your a lot of the things that you do because you you do my research on you you're are you are obviously be creative live you host a podcast for creative live called. We are photographers. You run workshops when we could do that you know. We read workshops around the world. You are a photographer. Obviously and on and on and on lots of stuff like i said has a common thread of photography reading through it. Let's start with we are. We are photographers. And we'll start there so tell me about the podcast and what was the inception of the podcast and come from. Yeah awesome so for those. That aren't familiar with creative live. We are a educational sites where we stream education and inspiration to Photographers makers all over the world creatives and creative entrepreneurs and so we have a multitude of types of people that watch creative live But i've always had my heart for photography. Because that's what i do and so We wanted to bring additional content and insights to our community global community out there so we started the podcast called. We are photographers. Because i kind of wanted to be inclusive on the we Not just like. Here's a photographer. And this is a photographer But we're all photographers whether that's professional amateur for the love of is And so I believe that there is something to learn from everyone's story and so this podcast is not about gear. is not about reviews of things. Those are all great but it really is about the human story of what can access all as creatives and you know. Everybody has a different story. But there's always themes and threads and we all have our ups and downs and so it's making us all feel alone in the creative struggle. I would say i love that. I love etem. Photo is very much in that in that jetstream. Because it's you know we talk about gear every now and then but in geek out like anyone else. But it's the show is more about these kinds of conversations connecting one on one with other people who just happen to share the love of photography with you and it could be business. It could be your technique or whatever you know. There's so much in this world to talk about in the photography world talk about. Everyone's experience is completely different. I want to kim. I want to dive into creative. Live a little bit I met chase jarvis way back in the day and i've had the opportunity to speak with him in person a couple of times and always always have that rockstar. Kind of you know trying to say something stupid frederick. It's always that and he started. This company called creative live when he started it or when when it got started it was and i don't know if it's still that you can correct me but the whole metaphor was watched for free. But if you wanna watch the replays then there's a small fee that you have to pay in order to get access to the replays. Is it still that model. Because it's been affectionately been kinda dubbed the creative live model in the industry is is still yes it absolutely is and yeah we we started. I've been there from the very beginning essentially as started out as a volunteer back now coming up on eleven years ago which is crazy and So yeah so so so. We are constantly bringing new classes to the platform. We have i think about two thousand classes on the platform now for over ten years time and so yes. There's always something playing for free across the across five different channels photo and video. Art design crafted maker music and then also our money in life channel which has a lot of entrepreneurial courses and everything from yoga to to personal finance and so a lot more than just photography Whether that's for your business hobby or life in general and so people can tune into something. There's always against playing five days a week for free Rotating schedule you can go and see what's playing. Our one of our core. Values is access giving people access to classes that instructors they wouldn't be able to necessarily go and see in person and then yes. It's kind of a for those ones Kind of try before you buy if you have a specific course that you want to be able to have lifetime access to That you want to be able to pause stop remind you can purchase that course and we also have what we call the crater pass and that's our subscription so just like a net flicks these days. You know everybody wants a subscription and so we've created that model where you can Pay one fee and then you have access to nearly all the classes and the catalog a while you have that subscription so again access to two thousand classes in some genres so so We still we still. We've evolved With a subscription but still. There's always something to watch for free and then you can also pay to own courses.
Interview With Ciaran McCrickard
"Today i am really thrilled. I am very happy to be talking with karen. Cricket karen is a as his website describes them a freelance photographer over in worthing in the uk specializing in architecture portrait and editorial work but to say that really does not do justice to his career at all. His work has been on the front page of every national newspaper in the uk. He has a portfolio of celebrities and public figures. That i think is the envy of anybody working in that field and most interesting for conversation. Today he has a brand new projects underway which is bright and colorful. And i'm not about to give away any more of it. Because i want. I want to hear it described from the author's own voice karen today how are you today. I'm good thank you scott. Thank you for coding tonky. Let me on the podcast. I really appreciate it. Well this is going to be a real pleasure. I have to ask because the news as recording this the uk is getting the first doses of the covid vaccine house. The mood over there. Is everybody pretty excited for this. A little skeptical. Yeah a real mixed bag. I think people are excited. But i think we're slightly skeptical simply because of the way. I think our government is handle it so far hasn't been will beating a world class so i think at the moment i think the government and riding on this vaccine in the final with us country have it. The people are the kind of nevada. They don't necessarily know where they're gonna abbott Trusted really. I think we're just gonna see how it goes is obviously the first day so we'll just say well. I hope it all works out better than anybody's expectations because photography as well as every other profession on the planet has been really affected by the lockdowns which brings me to to. Let's just jump in the deep end here. You have a project that is really interesting and really impressive called parks and no recreation thrown and before we get into it. We should tell everybody that your website. And i hope they go to. This sort of follow along is mcgregor. Photography dot co dot uk mcgregor m. c. c. r. I c. k. a. r. d. photography all one word dot co dot uk. And they can get to this project from the about page at the bottom. You've got linked to the latest editorial from the guardian. Which is this but there's also a separate site. I'm a cricket. Photography dot e set dot com slash parks to no recreation. So give it a shot folks. You're gonna find can't tell us what what is parks to no recreation will. It was born simply out of the pandemic under lockdown. Obviously the whole pandemic star raises heading january february. And then i know it's things starting to really slowdown in february with jobs dropping off. 'cause i do work in london and i do abroad. The that stuff abroad really dropped off after march but the stuff in london to fade away a bit and then obviously march the twenty fourth think it was came along and everything just disappeared and i think a lot of us were staring into an abyss. Really we didn't really know what was happening or what would happen in in the future. So once march twenty four th came in on are starting to think. I need to look for different things to do. I need to look about finding another way of bringing money subject to kids and wife allow allowable will kind of thing so i went out and i started. June speculative stuff. Mt beaches empty days. Mtpa the nice to after a couple of weeks to try and pushing these. These specs pitches to the newspapers. I wasn't getting anywhere. And i realized is because there was so many other photographers out. Who in the same boat because the country had shutdowns. There was no concerts. Politicians went moving. The royalty weren't moving around those no sports games to all those talk. I used to do that stuff. Had nothing to do so everyone was out doing the same thing so a couple of weeks. Anita do some different so driving around with my girls just exercise trying to get you know do anything. We could really to get out a house every day and exert. She won't matthias. Projects i started was single unwonted potomac and it was actually photographing oldest stuff. That people would clearing out of their houses and carriages loss because people were home all the time now they can coach their offices were board said they clean out the houses on the street for people to take and this ranged from absolute junk to stuff that you think well i can actually have the semi on home kind of thing so i start around photographing just driving around all this stuff that people would leave and that was great after a while i noticed that people only have a finite amount stuff and they were taking it and it was all around anymore. This is after a couple of weeks. It was all going on. I roy okay. Let's think about doing more empty stuff places. The arm inhabited anymore about football pitches. Tennis cool things like that. But they're all the same from above or any point the rule of saying some slightly different colors. So i think i think i did. I went to a crazy gulf. Cut range thing that name kills co two and it was usually close down. So i'm gonna see what it looks like from above so i got the trona look. Good it look nice. There was competition that was colors but it was. It was really really busy too. It was a crazy sensitive like dinosaurs volcanoes all this stuff kicking off in mobile. They look good. But i'm going to try something else. So i went round to my local park zone. Ikuta wall traffic control and got up and shot from higher up. So you can see everything and then i realized actually close. You got to the ground low. You went the more abstract it became. The battery looked
interview With Anna Gunn
"Over the years. It's been my pleasure to showcase talented photographers of alzheimer's and at different stages of their careers each his provided some wonderful insight into what it means to be a photographer along with sharing the stories of their work and careers. Some photographers have worked. Hard to create and nurture a community photographers. Like aline. smithson of the lines craft blog one of those areas of the miami screw photography festival. And george nabet you of the evening with a masters series have created spaces for photographers to grow. Learn and thrive and a gun has also done. This is the founder of the puerto photography festival that happens annually in portugal though the pandemic led to the cancellation of the event last year and still managed to create a rare opportunity for photographers to get together and collaborate with mansion is an international collection of thirteen female photographers. We found creative ways of interpreting their experiences through covid nineteen the resulting work. The way it showcased online is a wonderful example of innovation and moving beyond limitations. This is ivorian ex and welcome back to the candidate for him So glad you reached out to me in started in and told me about the project. I love glimpses of positivity during these these dark times. Tell us about this. Because i i seen a lot of projects that have revolved around this period of time. But i thought this was really unique. Any take on on it tino. I've i don't even know where to start with this project because it's it's such an aviation In searching for away because obviously the last time we spoke with about festival so in having to move everything around. I think everybody has this. There's no getting around that you've had to move some way shape or form and trying to move around and find a place where that might live in some way shape or form. I've had tested a lot of software. In order to save. We could make that live online and it really couldn't i was searching and it just couldn't but in my searches. I saw a lot of people who were creative in this time. And that project state put them on online galleries and i could see the creativity. That are coming out with with amazing. But i kind of wanted to see what a group off if i say it. It is a demographic of photographers could come up with and the women that i chose. I chose it. Take you to deal with female photographers. Because i remember reading an article. I think back in february last year. That said that the coronavirus was killing. Feminism. and that was strong hemline with that. That seems a bit strong to me. Come on guardian newspaper that has that real anna erect the stats ended. It was horrifying to read. Because they stated that women in work were earning less than men and so in a household that was locked down with the men would take precedence over the female of the house. The female would have through golf to their kids and survey korea would put on hold and it listed these horrible things and in february of two say look dated someone yet that seems rather and blame on. I'll put that away. And as he progressed a kind of sold that was really true. And in the year. I was contacted by photography's many of which was struggling to find a new way in
Protect Your Camera Gear from Theft
"So i have a few stories to start out with one very close to home to from the headlines just to illustrate just how crazy things are right now and it comes to real stealing camera gear and then i have. Some ideas These are things that i'm practicing in my own career But i'm going to share them with you in terms of how to protect myself how to protect yourself and how to hang onto our cameras because it feels like there are a lot of folks out there that want to take them from us and obviously we don't want to lose any of our gear that we like so much and we don't want any harm to come to anyone. The happens to be in the area at the time. So these considerations are very important. So let's start out with a few stories of what is going on now. The first one is close to home because it happened after one of my workshops in two thousand nineteen the bodega bay workshop. And this is the gas station smash and grab so one of our workshop. Participants Had finished up and he was heading back to the airport and a rental suv and he had his camera gear in the back in the hatch area of the suv and he just made a stop at the gas station and he needed to go inside to get a couple items and in that short period of time that he left his car which was locked he left it locked to go inside to get a couple of things. Someone had either been eyeballing him or you know. We're never sure exactly how this happens. But they knew exactly where to go and they went to his suv. They smashed in the back window. And that's what they do. They don't mess around. They just smashed the window. They reach in. They grab the gear in his case. I believe it was two backpacks full gear and then they speed off all in just a matter of seconds truly disappointing to hear that that happened to him. He had had a great workshop. It was one of his first workshops with us and then to have it. Finish on that note made me feel very bad and you go inside for a minute your cars locked and he still lose your gear. That's what i'm talking about the state of things right now. Now this next one was in penn. Pixel i read it on pedal pixel just today in Let me read you this. And by the way i have the link to the story In the show notes. The talkers robbed while stuck in san francisco. Traffic lose seven thousand dollars in camera gear. I don't know if you saw this or not. There's actually a video that goes with it at someone else. Videoed it happening okay and you can see that when you go to the link. Regia the text right here. This may be the modern day equivalent of a stagecoach robbery. A of photographers were just brazenly robbed. While they were sitting in traffic in san francisco robers smashed their rear window and stole a bag filled with seven thousand dollars in gear and it was all caught on camera. Abc seven which is a local news station reports that the husband and wife real estate photographers ben. And marsha of home shots were waiting to get onto the interstate eighty ip around four thirty pm friday afternoon after finishing a photo shoot near dolores park as the video above shows and so they do have the video there a dark honda than pulled up. Alongside the photographers. Prius a man jumped out quickly. Smashed the rear window smashed. They're sitting in the car. Smashes the rear window. Grab the equipment bag that was in the trunk hop back into the car and sped off. The whole incident lasted about ten seconds. Start to finish and it was caught on camera behind. By tesla driver named alex who then pulled over in exchange. Contact information with the photographers marcia. Who had been driving. The car had noticed the dark car falling them after they left the photo shoot. This is a very important point. Then estimates that his stolen gear which includes a camera lens drone in was worth around seven thousand
Photographing Close to Home with James Maher
"Welcome to episode one hundred and twenty. My name is scott widen and today. I'm joined by my guest. James mayor james is most known for history. Photography and photography talks at conferences articles that industry sites like digital photography school and photo focus. And of course his e books but james has been a commercial photographer for many years. And he's been working with clients including daily news. Tiffany and co and many other new york businesses and businesses around the world. And i'm very fortunate to call james a friend and i'm delighted to able to share something quite amazing that he's been working on during the pandemic and it's something that will that can get your your creative juices flowing while stuck at home and limited to photographing close to home and so this episode while it's kind of a pivot and shift it's also not a pivot chip which is why this episode is not called a pivot and shift episode But it was also something where we're gonna be talking about. Is something that really came out of this pandemic so Welcome to the show james. I i've as i've been wanting to get you on your for while we finally got it. Make it to work and this is going to be a good good conversation. Thanks for having me and thanks for all those kind words. It's good to be out here. Finally of So what are some of the struggles that you've had photographic in business during the pandemic Yeah it's been for everyone. It's been a crazy year. I mean like for my business. It's you know. I always thought you know my kind of a very diverse strong business a lot of marketing channels have done it for fifteen years The risk. I always thought i had that was just like if i broke my leg or got sick for a whole year or something like that. Like prepared for that. But you know pandemic doesn't really It's not on your radar so yeah not at all so you know i mean everything events. I do a ton of workshops and tours and like everything just kind of dropped off except for some print sales and the digital side and on top of that had to watch my three year. Old has thankfully my wife's jobs you know working remotely but going strong but so quickly overnight at a full-time dad working in the mornings and that times in the evenings and like my businesses lucky in that when this is over at it'll come back but yeah it was just a complete complete shift so that was really had to start trying to figure out how to in the time that i had know find other income sources and fight other things to do and so i created some you know digital classes and a lot of what i did. Actually at the time was just A mailing list of grown with different photographers and just like get free inspirational stuff. Right a lot articles for them and do things think myself inspired Especially when i'm chasing around kid. Twenty four seven at the. You know the photography side gets a little exhausting for sure for sure. Yeah so so you've You've literally shifted to a one hundred percent digital at this point as your way past the the complications through the courses and And this new endeavor. I it will be good to see what happens. Once the pandemic's gone and people start getting their lives back to normal and You know i think in a way. You're fortunate because the the tours that you do around new york city are heavily outside right now even even as people get their lives back to normal there still going to be concerned. But you'll you're still going to get hired for tours because it it's people are going to want to get out and they're gonna wanna see new york city and they're going to want to learn about the history and they're not going to want to be inside the i'm already starting to get like increase for second half of next year which is great to see and it's like you know putting them in a holding pattern like yeah. I think this will work. Let's talk in in a handful of vaccines coming and stuff like that. Yeah that's for sure. The events i'll take longer to come back but Yeah that's yeah so so so really been. Just china had a Send a lot of comment said a lot of content to all my whole photographer list to keep
The Art Of Shooting Hidden Tracks
"But cooling this one today Hidden tracks rather hidden tracks. There's lots of Sort of remnants of you like Clues to the track itself is long quite straightened. Cut through will the the greenery of foliage foliage and and trees will have some trees of now started to grow across. what was the track But there's this small clues to it being a railway once upon a time. So let's get on with the letters. Thank you to michael hong kong for these circus train pages. Now i know not. Everybody is into circus. Must admit after. Wednesday's chatham i'm not a really huge circus fan though addict kid but we've never taken our kids to the to the circus i. I've been to a few went to one a long long long long time ago. Human circus when human circus. He started becoming trendy. And i'm discounting the cirque du soleil here which is a class apart of asleep but this was In a cold ten nicole night the cold harm common which is a play. I think he was awesome coming. Which is a place in hartford in hartford. Share somewhere around there it was It was mainly clowns and for the folks who feel molly squeamish about clowns. You know the way that. I feel about morris men it would possibly have been a kilo cure event. Maybe it was a killer event because an being one since anyway michael says been really enjoying the fertile will conditions of. How many times your son thomas really love train picks. Oh yes he does does a bear. Well you know what i mean so it occurred to me this week. Often walk in part that has various freight trains rolling by when i walk through a casino and a higher. We don't have a lot of passenger trains. Really remember to take pictures. When i'm walking but i'll change that. Oh you must change. That's what this edition all about. Have your camera make some pictures or consult together and as for where you live in ohio with with freight train swore. You'd be thomas's new best mate. You really he loves those big american muscle trains. There is absolute favorite well alongside the trained that we have in this country that we don't have in this area anymore. The classic intercity one to five clause forty-three as or say that it's not a one to five. It's a class forty three high son. I'll get that right next time anyway. Nail i thought about two thousand seventeen when the ringling bros. And barnum and bailey circus was making its loss stop before closing down due to the progressive society. For better or worse they used to stage the train outside. Cincinnati to the east in the performance would live on the train as you can see in the shop between the trains with a garbage bags hanging out the doors. Yes you can on one of the final days before they set out for the last time i did take my newly purchased x t to and sixteen mill. One point four right when. I got into photography much later than i should have unwanted house and took a few paulie frame. Shots didn't do a great job. documenting a piece of history but happy to share the few that i did. So you can. Share those with your. Your son will well. I already have. You might have noticed on instagram Grid yet. I looked in the last twenty four. Maybe they've made maybe they've made them there. We were certainly looking through them together. See yeah thank you. For the pitches these a wonderfully important pictures. Because that's the kind of traveling thing that just no longer exists. Does it perfect for. Today's theme is almost like this was planned here. I am hidden tracks. There you are tracks disappearing not so much the but the trains of course in juxtaposition the to the subject to circuses. Wednesday's show was a real wakeup call. Wasn't that i knew that. Hunting was Was an issue in the world but I had no idea We were at the point of extinction with the african lion and that said the next thirty years. What is under thirty years now. Isn't it the african lion may
Born free, photographed free, living free
"Joe. Jura professional advertising photographer. Your passion lies in wildlife until the vn advocacy as well did did that come out of photographing commercially or or has that always been the way that you've got this. Deep fascination for wildlife and the wildlife fascination begun knows very little seeing the film born free and then having little plastic animals and you know just growing up with it bit. My photography started off in a completely different direction. I wanted to be a repechage documentary photographer. So and the wildlife didn't come to weigh much later. Neither did the repechage for that matter. Because i realized my skill set was more about imagination. Conceptual coming up with ideas so so as a ripple taj new news repechage. Is that what you saw yourself. That's right. i was age. Fifteen or sixteen men are living in scotland and i used to go out and graft political marches and rock against racism events and things like that just because i thought that was the way to get into it. You don't start off really badly. The first first event went on ludi the film properly you know so it was a learning process but then really one side Myself off to photography college. I realized that i was heading in a different direction. I do want to talk about More generally about you'll you'll work with with federal graphing animals and wildlife. In in the second part we do but it but i think that we have some sort of bridge here between between the commercial work and entering the industry and then ending up working with boom freeze a foundation So so let let's bridge. That's a bit and if we cannon precis fashion what what happened well. I had my heart set on coming to london and getting into that. The advertising conceptual photography world. And i did that and the i kinda set myself goals to get a billboard poster or win an award after a while. I just had this urge from photography to really mean something. I was saying these campaigns that were being seen and being well received. And i still enjoy doing those. I don't want to stop doing that. But i just wanted. My work to kind of achieve something in a couple of shoots came up where i had the chance to incorporate wildlife photography graffiti into what i was doing and it was There was a book on you bass next week about my boot translocation and that allowed me to combine those two worlds in a way that i haven't seen done before lately done new direction and that was for me off and running towards wildlife further down the road once. I don not sort of work. I got in touch the born free foundation because they were the wildlife charts whose work i really admired and contacted them about doing some work and took off from that so with all these projects. Full foundations light. Boone free ngos and and and and things like that. I would imagine at first. Is something that you have to invest financially in as well because nobody's gonna say well. George is possibly money help us. Not they definitely don't and the luckily i was busy. Enough with my commissioned work to allow me to go off and do this on a tangent and And to a degree by commission work subsidized my experiments with wildlife photography and a few trips to africa and yes and that was once. I got a taste for that and realized how much liked it especially still trying to combine it with my style. I was often running. And yet i've been doing that ever since a not was fourteen years ago and it had to be africa because that's where the lions are had to be lions. It hot to be lines. I'm absolutely borderline obsessed with them. And i've been since i was a little a child and i do realize i did almost often Polar bears a couple years back. And i know born free. Want me to go to india to do to work on tiger project so i haven't ignored the other continents completely each time you go to africa so different. Note no matter where you go you know. I've covered most of the countries. I've got a good wildlife population so And and that should be there now. I know well how. Yeah i i wanted. Well ascot's envy you send you mentioned. It clearly has affected. But how much have you year were. You hoping to be lost it. This would have been in twenty twenty hoping to be out there well for the last ten years. I've been averaging for five trips a year usually a month time of three or four weeks a time and that usually ties in with a plan for armed for you want me to to work on personally. I'd i'd go anyway. I'm never happier than bouncing into the african dawn in newfoundland rover and just saying you know what's
My Impressions of Online Workshops - TDS Photography Podcast
"Do our final presentations. And i'm going to describe how a setup for that morning and some of the things that happened and then we'll get into some of my overall impressions of doing business way. You know us getting together in trying to be better as photographers online instead of in person. But let's start with saturday morning at eight thirty a. m. Sit down. At the. I mac that sits on a folding table in what used to be my portrait room at the studio so this is a room that i used to do all my portrait work and is now a room and i'm sure many of you have converted all sorts of rooms to zoom rooms or zoom corners. Right so you can relate at this point. I'm like pilots preparing for takeoff. I begin the sequence of checking my network download in upload speeds which i think is very important to make sure that i have a good connection and that my zoom will be steady and strong during the event. I also checked my usb audio an audio test in the preferences in zoom allows to check both our audio output in our audio input. Which i find very important. I do that before every meeting. Also check my camera settings and make sure that the lighting looks good on me. Even though i had the same setup. I'm not changing anything just to double check. Make sure the battery in the camera is fresh. Make sure that. I didn't knock it out of focus when i was changing batteries. You know stuff like that by eight forty five. I'm feeling relatively confident that i was prepared. For the day of workshop presentations which began at nine by eight fifty five. The first handful of participants begin to appear in my zoom window. You know unusually at this point folks are often adjusting their settings organizing their work service getting their their coffee in the right place in just sort of preparing for the day headed in kind of fun to the watch that going on you know people just kind of said okay getting getting same thing that i do sept. I usually do it before. I turn on the camera but nonetheless you know so. There's a little bit of of getting together in. We usually do some small talk right. We haven't officially started the meeting yet. But if i see someone it looks like they're pretty much ready. You say hello. How's it going How did you shooting go this week. You know all that kind of stuff like any live performance. Nobody knows exactly what to expect. And there's a couple things going on. The presentation itself is that each photographer has eight images to share and discuss so. They've returned them in to me. I've got them all ready to go. I handle the technical stuff. Because i just want them to focus on their images and telling us the stories that go with them and not having to worry about screen sharing and all that kind of stuff so i take care of all that stuff now even though everyone is prepared and everyone was prepared for our saturday thing. There's always that little bit of a known about okay. I think. I have a straight in my head when i'm going to say but what if i started talking i go down a rabbit hole. That kind of stuff. Plus none of us know the myriad of technical considerations that could go wrong. Hopefully we'll go right for the database success so we have all this sort of anticipation is feels very much to me like theater compared to a movie if you go to the movies chances are everything is going to run descript right. The movies already made. Everything's a well oiled machine. The go to the theater. Chances are good that everything will rent script but not assured now to share. Because it's live in. This is live. And that's part of what i like both when we do physical workshops together but We have the same element when we do. The zoom workshops as well so we get going and usually after the first fifteen or twenty minutes. I can tell how the day's gonna go and in this case this last saturday it went very well as it normally does now by about three pm. And we've had breaks and all that kind of stuff. Everyone you know had shared their work and we settled into a few minutes of relaxed conversation. And you could tell just in the air even though we're all over the place i'm in california. Some of the others are in california. Some are in arizona. Some are in florida leaving had With who was across the pond you know so even though we're all over the place there's there's kind of an air in zoom room of satisfaction of hike. Wow that came off. That was really neat. I enjoyed it. We pull it off even though we spanned many many miles. That part's kind of amazing to me. Still in the in between moments you know. We talk about the nature of workshops going forward and you know for most of us myself. Included believed that the online experience is here to stay now. It's going to change evolve all that kind of stuff so maybe it won't be exactly in the form that we're using it right now but there are a lot of good takeaways that have come out of this necessity to adjust and some of those good takeaways are going to be incorporated into what we do going forward. That's only wanna talk about next because they're fascinating to me. When i have noticed here. We are in march and really. It was last march when the scramble began with us. Trying to figure out where to go from here all right so in the course of one year. The first thing that i've noticed is that we're all better. Ed zoom and i suppose that was necessary for us to survive but the zoom meetings now to me. They look better. They sound better. People aren't talking over one. Another people know how you know to work a zoom call. All of that is better than it was a year ago absolutely for sure. The interactions are much higher. Quality lighting audio. Timing all better now in zoom meetings. And i bring this up because i think that zoom not being as commonplace before and not everybody having to get good at it sort of limited our ability to use that for online courses and gatherings birds of a feather workshops all that sort of stuff. Because you would have some people that were comfortable with and then other people are going. I've i've never logged into zoom in my life. I have no idea what to do. Can i use my iphone that kind of stuff in fact one of our participants in this last workshop Tom he did his presentation from his mac in his studio at home and then he had an obligation he had to take care of persona else could drive so he was riding in the passenger seat still participating in the workshop from the car via his phone and was able to comment and see what was going on and all that kind of stuff. That's pretty cool you know. We've never had that flexibility before so the fact that we're all better at zoom now and are more familiar with it allows us to use it more going forward and have that as a viable option where i just was not that comfortable in two thousand nineteen Doing zoom meetings in all honesty. So that is definitely a plus that rising tide has made all of our boats just a little bit higher.
The Digital Storyteller! with Amy DeLouise
"Hey folks welcome back to another episode of the podcast. I'm your host frederik van johnson. Today of the honor of being joined by. Amy de luise. She is a creative director. But she's so much more than that she does. She is basically the consummate content creator for the current millennia right. She knows what she's doing. She's knows the text knows everything from how to make an amazing zoom call. Look good all the way through to blockbuster type you know backlot studio stuff. So i get to put her on the hot seat today to talk about virtual events and a bunch of other things so all that is coming your way next on this episode of the podcast. Back to the podcast. Amy louise's on the hot seat. Amy party doing and thank you for doing this. Hey it is great to be here. You know it's great to be anywhere that sort of imaginatively outside of my little box. I feel like you know the mind was trapping zilt knocks every day marcel. Day luisa. There's so much to talk about. And then little intro. I did there was talking about how multifaceted you are in all the things that you're involved in you and i have had the pleasure of being on on events together and the past kind of how we we've connected and i'm always off your your will your professionalism for one because you approach everything very like what's next. How do we do this. Boom but then also your management of events in the emceeing side of it. I wanna start. I wanna backup from all that and just start with who you are right. So you're you're add one of those cool how hollywood cocktail parties talking to random people and they say hey how you doing what is it that you what would you say you know. I used to say a whole bunch of stuff. And now i just say i'm a digital storyteller because you know it used to be filmmaker and then it was video producer and small business owner and entrepreneur. And there's a lot of different things rolled into it. But really i think we're all digital storytellers now in different modes with different tools. Yeah i agree. I agree and we've talked about that. A lot on on the podcast just in terms of storytelling or lack thereof in some cases in in the world of let's call it amateur and advanced amateur content creation videography etc in the photography side. Which is the world that i play in. Mostly people that that are amazing artists. Just amazing on the creative side and the technical side you know the post production side but a lot of them lacked. That story element like why. Are you taking this picture of this bug or why are you. Taking the picture of this beautiful landscape all that when you're teaching and when you're explaining this sort of the art of digital storytelling. How do you box that. How do you get people out of that mode of hey everything. It looks good. It's a pretty picture into. Let's let's talk about something. Well you know it all starts with the audience Right often starts from themselves and whatever's going on in their world right so i work with a lot of corporate communicators nonprofit communicators and they're all know they're thinking like we have to put so and so on camera you know or we have to produce this event or we have to get donations from these people but we have to kind of flipping around as storytellers and say well. What's going to draw the audience into this. Why why will they watch this. There is so much content out there and we all know it right. I mean there's so much competing with everything we're doing including you know a lot of frankly garbage content and something really retaining on tiktok and videos. My kids watch and everything else. So what can we do to make. The audience. Want to come and be part of the story. That's the first question. The answer has nothing to do with the tech at all right. Yeah work backwards. You know you you don't you don't decide to. Hey look i have some flower. What can i do with that flower right. It's more of my. I want to bake a cake. What do i need a big that cake. Right ninety flour salt so so it should. Here's a pointed question so should artists. And i'm using the word artists because we're encompassing digital right so should artists look at the things that they're creating from a thirty thousand foot view of an overall story. Kind of like you know. The marvel cinematic universe. Marvel has built this giant universe and then they put characters in it that do things should photographers and and other content creators artists do that. Just play in their own little world or should it be siloed inched right well. I think there's a couple of different answers to that question. The first one is Why are you telling the story sometimes Especially when i work with my not for profit clients and we're telling a story to basically make people cry and big checks ultimately it's because something needs to happen in the world right. We're trying to tell a story that that somebody needs to hear some. You know somebody who needs water in a small town in africa somebody who needs you now to save the whales somebody who are some compelling story out there and we feel like it hasn't really been told her it hasn't been told in this way so so the first question is why. Do you want to tell that story Then you can step back and say okay. It's this interconnected story. Do we wanna tell it from multiple vantage points. Are we telling it on different platforms in different ways. Might there be a long version and a short version. And a you know a more You know casual version and a more film mimic cinematic version. So those are all the questions you have to ask yourself right up front. what's story. Why are we telling it and then warious my audience. Where are they going to see. Where are they gonna hear it. Because i'm very into sound as a as a musician also You know. I really care about the sound part of the storytelling as well. Yeah yes there's so much to talk about their because there's there's the the side of it of you know i use the term on this weekend photo and and and even the behind scene podcast of what is like can you. Can you put paint yourself with the label of photographer or videographer or filmmaker. You know is it or does is too restrictive these days because we're dealing with mixed media. I like you're saying sound right. So i read a photo with a narrative audio track. That goes along with it. It's not a photo anymore. Should photographers be looking at things. From the standpoint of i want to tell a story. What's the best way and the best medium to tell that story right. No absolutely. I mean i have a friend who's a photographer and as an fantastic website and often the showing kind of behind the scenes how she built that photo and that in itself is a story. You know so i yes absolutely. I think there's so much crossover. So i mean. I hate the terms of multi-platform content. Creator so clunky. Filmmaker is more elegant You know it's really true that we are all multi-platform content creators in it really just depends on the platform. How you want to develop that story for that particular audience. I think the even the word photographer seem so vocational and so myopic right a photographer recorder of light right so this is the thing that i do know. Art involved just record light. you know. that's it. The storytelling thing that you teach is much more right. It's it's much more. I tell stories. And i pick whatever paint brushes and paint out of the out of my a my box that makes sense for that particular thing. So then amy. How does it if we fast forward from that and we say okay i get it. I'm a. I'm not a photographer. Filmmaker digital storyteller. How do we move into picking what we want to tell stories about because it could be current events photojournalism.
Exploring the World of Electric Vehicles and Photography- TDS Podcast
"Roots. In nimble photography thinking has always been trouble lightly and take only pictures now as we begin to think about post pandemic exploration the world of electric vehicles has become very interesting in combining emissions free travel with nimble photography feels like a match made in heaven. I hope you enjoy the show. Like many of the lightning bolts. That have struck me over the years. The concept for this podcast is the result of ideas and situations all just together today. I'm going to explain how that happened. And then where. I think we should go from here. All righty so. Let's just start at the beginning. I been interested in electric vehicles for some time. You know that on the notification list with a volkswagen buzz which is their reimagined bus. That's all electric so the plan has been when the time came. I would sell the van again. I have in a lot of you. Know about the vancouver. I've told stories about it. I would sell to an owner. Who would really appreciate it. Take care of it and keep it going. It's it's running quite well right now and then. I would use the money from that sale as part of the down payment on the all electric volkswagen buzz. Which is their bus bus. that is really futuristic. Looking at least by all the renderings. Here's the thing. I i gave myself until twenty twenty one before i would make a decision about all this originally. I was thinking that the buzz would be in production now and then. Just be a matter of alright. When does it get to north america. And how many will be coming here. Well volkswagen been working on all sorts of stuff and they've been dealing with the pandemic at the same time. And i know one of their thoughts was or still is to build a factory here in the us To build the bus well as far as they know they haven't built the factory yet and we really don't have any ta on the bus so way back when i joined the mailing list about the bus and I got one not too long ago from volkswagen. That was talking about the car that is here in the us now Called the id four and it's basically an all electric suv built on their new platform. So i took a look at it. Because really what i'm looking for in this next. Two car is something that i can road trip with. Something that you know has enough cargo space for me to have whatever gear. I need possibly to catch a few hours at a rest. Stop if i need some rest to you know to fresh up again before. I hit the road something that just allows me the versatility to do like camping to explore areas for my photography and to do so relatively comfortably so even though the eighty four is not the bus in a dozen have some of the really nice stuff that a bus brings to the table. It brings other things to the table that are also quite nice. So i said okay. I'm gonna take a look at it. Take a look at this vehicle. And when i start looking at it i really liked what i saw so i started reading reviews on it because there has been a a pre production model here in the us. For some time they've already gone through Addition one of the car so owners already have it. So there is information on it and the reviews. Were quite good. And i'm going okay. I'm kind of excited about this. And especially knowing that who knows when the bus is gonna show up. I'll deal with that when that happens so i decided to go ahead and put a reservation down on the. Id four and the way that i worked with a volkswagen program is that you put one hundred dollars down to place your reservation and at that time you design your car. You know you're on you're on the site and you know you're deciding what color you want and deciding what packages you want color interior. You know all that kind of stuff. So i designed my id four and is beautiful beautiful blue with a light gray interior different. Environmental lighting on the inside is pretty fun full panoramic rough the whole deal so i gotta design and i put my hundred dollars down to put me in reservation line now. This car is in production. So it's not like i'm putting a reservation down for something that they're still figuring out there building them right now. They're shipping them right now. So then the next step is and they actually. Vw's actually created a portal and You can see the status of your project of your car. So the next step is when they send me. Hey you can move onto the next step. Then i actually place my real order The car is built in germany. Right now i think eventually going to be built in the us but right now they're built in germany. You put another four hundred dollars down at that point. All this money of course goes toward the price of the car. So you know. It's backed out later. On at that point they start working on the car and then you just follow the progress of this project. You know a through the portal where you log in and so they let you know in the car complete. They let you know. When it's being shipped you pick a to have it delivered to i. Fortunately have a vw dealer here in santa rosa sending it to that dealer and then when it gets here you can check out what they've specifically sent you and if you like what they did then you finish off the paperwork and you take it home now. I'm anticipating that that will happen sometime this summer. The whole process should be completed before the end of summer about the time that things start lighting up for the pandemic right this. This is all part of my thinking by the way. I'm going to test drive and eighty four on march fourth. So i'll actually get a chance not the one. Obviously they're building for me but same car. I'll be able to do that. March fourth and I'll provide an update. And i have a place i'm going to be putting all those updates and we'll talk about that in a minute. So that's the way the process works and that's sort of the big picture. Here's the next factor that came into play with all this. Which is the notion of how we're going to emerge from the pandemic because my thinking is we're not coming out of the pandemic the same way that we went into it. I think that at least in my case. I'm thinking about travel differently. I'm thinking about my explorations in a different light. I'm just thinking about everything differently in all honesty after the pandemic settles down. I have my vaccination all that kind of stuff. I will still fly when necessary. But it's not gonna be my first choice anymore. And i'm really leaning more towards road trips for my adventures now. I've gotten a real taste of this lately. Because i've been going down to southern california which is about a seven and a half hour drive to visit my mom There are three of us kids. And we're sort of taking turns going down there hanging out with her For a day or so doing stuff around the house and then heading back on my last trip.
TCF Ep. 554 - William Allen Young
"Blessed with good friendships in my life for which. I'm very grateful. Some of them have been as a direct result of the candidate frame which was an unexpected benefit of producing the show. However one of the people who has become a significant lynch pin in my life goes back all the way to high school where he was one of. My teachers wasn't photography teacher but a drama teacher who during his short tenure left a lifelong impression on me william allen young and actor who is best known for his character of frank. Mitchell the patriarch of the family on the popular ninety sitcom moesha. His credits include a long list of television programmes and films. Not least of which are this is us called black district nine and a soldier story but for me. He's been a mentor. An emotional touchstone that has provided me great insight into what it means to be a man and an artist. We share a wonderful synchronicity. That has made our conversation special for the both of us. So i thought that would finally record one of our conversations for you. I hope you take much from it as we do. This is your body annex and welcome back to the candidate for him. So how are you brother. I'm going good considering that we're all in the same boat. It's a it's wonderful to be able to say that you good that you're in good health that you're in good spirits and that to me is a victory that to me is success right now. Anything else is doing. It's just icing on the cake. So i've got my cake and some ice to and you still got your figures. That's that's a good thing. Counting the little mini blessings. Now but that. That's what's good about something like a pandemic just. It reminds me of how special those little things is really fortunate to have all. Its the end to re appreciate all of it. That's good well. I appreciate having a moment like this. It's always good. When i had a chance to sit down and talk with you. Don't do it often enough. But every time i do do it i come away with just so fulfill their enrich and i just wanna thank you for the The past moments and for this one. Yes amen saying. I think one of the things. It's so interesting about going to the watering hole and getting killed up with Relationships in compensation certain people. I'm surprised that we don't do it more often. I'd just because it's a no brainer. There's no question about the fact that it does something good for us. So i think we just have to really be intentional conscious of going back to that watering hole especially when we need to be filled up. Yeah i was having a conversation with someone today and realize how how much more important having touchstones like army life. And that i think i need them even more now because it's it's so easy to get caught up in the craziness it is. It is if all you're sort of contact points are relate related to the craziness. It really is hard to pull back. The reins centered and to have a healthy perspective about the stuff. That really does matter. Yeah in fact. I think the reverse is also true. I think the therapist that we are looking for to deal with the craziness is right in the room. Wanted these things that again. Back to what i said about the water and hope it's right there. We literally have access to it. And we forget. It's like mike conversations with you. I have been among the most dynamic the most revealing in good feeling so. I know that that's their so i gotta remember. I can't forget. I have several watering holes around me. And when those crazies hit i'm blessed to have that now i just have to access it and that's easy just got to pick up the phone. Gotta do that and when i was younger i like that and i really had an impact on me and variety reasons. Why why that was was the case and one of the things that allowed me to really connect to you when i met. You was the fact that you came up in the neighborhood. Much like mine grew up on sixty fifth. Figura you in nickerson gardens. You know and i saw someone who looked like me. And it wasn't so much that you had worked as an actor that i had seen you on television in movies. It was the fact that you you held yourself with a level of dignity sincerity. That i really admired and i certainly had people in my life that you know who worked hard and and and you know did things in accomplish things. There was something aspirational in terms of queer. Were and i think it was the first time that i had i had met someone who looked like me. Who had qualities that. I wanted to have so.
402: Katie Kolenberg Take control and thrive with your photography business during the pandemic
"Episode number four hundred unseen and today's episode ages photographer. He is not only succeeding through the pandemic. She's had her biggest ever quarter biggest month and biggest ever week which totalled of the kirti azam does in siles as a port of dover all during the talking about tidy convert of hot story. Told the she's gonna be sharing xactly out the changing the contributions that interviews coming up just planning to have a successful waiting and portrait photography business join andrew. Is he interview successful. Photographers and business. Experts to fuss track your success. Welcome to the photo. Bees exposed podcast with your host andrea helmich. How many
Episode 497 A million miles from home
"Au ally although in. But he's survey love to have you onboard to not once again you feedback from the show at the last show we put that was just fabulous Enough of the guys just constructive criticism wouldn't go strikes and pot at the time but will's best podcast. Which for my young. So are trays. I can handle that maybe slightly larger than audience. Thanks everybody much appreciated. But maybe sheldon. Love for bruce as well some-something wouldn't go astray your last three weeks being up and denmark assyrian empire. It's lows than even. Lois and then often get that of all. The somebody does the basement. I'm anything fire stat- god it's talked to the kids to school. I'll be the computer on our drives back until convinced. They minutes rams rip most screens. Mike okay waco uses to wake up to. I'm batman's attorney on-off nothing. I'm doing all the the tricks for thirty seconds. Balls holding one up in the air all the tips and tricks to. Yeah i'll even this disparate. I got saw this one video. This guy if you're surface pro black screen and what wake up you take the cover off the keyboard. You've followed the stand down. You take your unplugging the power you put some you put some nice soft fabric of screens e then scratches screaming depending face. You do compressions like you're doing. Cpi from the fact that the very middle. that's rates. I could not get the damn thing to work at all. So it's been for like fifteen hours. Wow you get this working. So i finally got the name on your went down to calm friday afternoon. Computer shop like said explain the problem. They said we'll see what we can do. Come back tomorrow. Come back to the next afternoon. I've walked into this alarm i. We tried all day long yesterday. I absolutely nothing just could we could do nothing at all because at one stage the little surface logo came up on the screen. When blackie and that was it. I said well. That's more than i've had said. Well this role can do about his thirty. Give it one more try. Yeah say trenches. The signed buttons impressing. The hell comes to lobbying still you. He's looking at the health. The eighty bucks. Y'all gonna that was two days a fanzines. Yeah so you were unable to get. Your computer started on thursday night. I reached out to joe element. And i said. Hey you know short notice. What are you doing in the next thirty six hours and so we agreed that we would record on saturday morning my time which would be friday afternoon. His time. so we record and straightaway. I sent to him. Oh night rodeo sounds great. What have you done said you gotta differ mike and he said yeah i have and so we had a big chat about how he's got this other microphone and he's doing some podcast stuff with it and i said well i'm assuming you're doing your own. You're not just sit up for the occasional appearance with us and he said yeah. I am doing my own so we had a bit of a chat about that and and he said i'm now set up so i can record my end if you want me to. I went yeah. That'd be great because then we both sound like we're in the studio and so he recorded his audio and sent it to me. And i did what i always do. Which is the audio that i record of. Our conversation goes to a flesh record of. it's a nineteen inch rec unit audio specialist hardware thing that records to see if qods and what i do is i in. My voice tracked to the left channel. And i send you a voice track to the right channel and that way i can split channel editing so anyway i've recorded me and joe expecting the joe. Vinson me his web file which he did and then sit down to edit the podcast on saturday afternoon. And i've dragged my file of those. Cf cod into reaper. And i've dragged his file that he sent me into reba. why is he's web. File a good ten or fifteen minutes longer than mine. I'm thinking they must have just left it recording after we stopped and there's always extra crap at the end. 'cause i could see that i'd lined up. He's already the beginning of the podcast. I could see him on the right choice of the stereo recording recording that he'd sent me and so anyway i've started editing. The podcast about aw fifteen twenty minutes into it and suddenly the audio the i've recorded starts glitch ing and just dropping like thousands of samples and it was just an absolute mess. There was nothing i could do with that at all. And i just had i joe. I'm really sorry. I've had this major issue at my end of just go to scrap it and i had this theory and it's this and that's right so i had an eight gig. Cf cod and what i would do. Is i would record only cf every time we'd record a podcast and when we finished i take it out of the recorder and i'd mounted in a cadre so that i could drag the file into a folder on my window system in order to do the editing done that i would wipe the cod and put the car back in the recorder and it occurred to meal as dealing with all of these. You know these issues on saturday thinking. That's probably not such a great idea because it means i'm recording over the same sick of memory over time because i'm always recording from the beginning of the kind of like using the same ten minutes of a cassette tape over and over again where all the oxide offense. Yeah so that's my theory. I ditched the cod and grabbed another. Cf cod because my is fifty two ucf cod. So i've got a bunch of cf qods long and put another cat in the recorder and then just did a dummy recording for an hour and it didn't didn't miss a beat so i'm figuring that that's what was the issue so what i'm going to do now is naughty. Raise the cod between podcast episodes. And that way. I'll just use the whole cod and this one's a thirty two gig so i can record about thirty two hours of audio so there's hurry to irap fields that long. That's so we'll bring water. Yep the question. Why didn't you as good. Podcast housed just record your audio pretending to be asking joe questions and acting findings surprise as intelligent replies. I seriously considered attempting it. But once i set down what would have been loved. You say something completely opposite on and then the onces anyone's going. What the hell joe on and then you can give a jar. That didn't really answer the question
#195 Friday Photowalk: Gone fishing
"The sign says foot off. This is no way. I mean at a picture. This popular pocket. There's no way this is a foot path. He'll see by the photo of you. Go to the show notes today. Hold on. I've got my trusty twenty eight millimeter again today poked on my ex pro one. What are we on is so So four hundred feels appropriate at five six foot off to tell you. I'm a pocket. Yeah we're we've riverside or canalside but don't panic. Boris he was the worst fish hairstyle ever spotted by a i has decree. We may walk further afield in the not too distant future. Now really very excited about that. Didn't boris is doing the really bad hair day thing on purpose. now there. I mean it does rather shout. You shall not go to the barnabas. Doesn't it look me but there is a. There is such a thing as a comb. Boris widely available. I understand through amazon. They could probably get him on by ten pm in the westminster area. I'm sure let's not get too political. But the roadmap has he's calling. It does seem promising. I'm looking forward to touch. As i say that we could be out there walking together very soon so while we riverside today for the photo walk edition of the week where i take your emails out for walk with my camera microphone. Well it's it's really in tribute to somebody very special who i've never met. I want to tell you about sort of named the show his on today so today we figuratively going fishing. Welcome to dany the
#194 Laughter, love and loss: The Family Imprint
"Photography daily american photojournalist nancy berwick. I always loved photography. But i didn't actually think it could make a career out of it and i didn't quite know who i was photographer. I was just. I enjoyed making pictures taking pictures connecting with people using my camera we talk about the power of the still image. My photographs made a difference in the lives of these kids in the school and house. How special how world that. The parents changed dramatically in twenty twelve. My parents called and said hey like we're coming into new york city. Where do you want. let's have dinner in. So i got us a table at my favorite restaurant. You know so excited and we got to the dinner. And i knew something wasn't right. The news have parents brought was the both of them had concept but they wanted to record this journey of treatment together with nonsense the document. I think i was so lost in the news that i wasn't even thinking about that and suddenly i had a purpose as like okay. Yeah of course. I'll tell your story or of course will be that platform for you to tell your story. And that's what that's really what kicked off the family imprint as we know it now. Which is the story of of my family is. My parents were in treatment. Begun the most incredible personal for to account. It was interesting to see the dynamic change because in some ways my mother was the expert and my father was the newbie. She had cancer on an offer eighteen years at his just diagnosed and there were a lot of moments of humor. We've talked about how a camera can detach who photographer from the reality of what is before. There is the kind of coping mechanisms and suddenly. When i that picture i wasn't thinking. These are my appearance sitting. Having chemotherapy drugs pumped through their body. I was thinking that the symmetry was interesting. But this isn't a project about las. It's a far. Deeper retrospect about the story that i was telling a story that i was Documenting was the story. We were living which wasn't about cancer. It was about making the most of the time that we had left. Not knowing how much we learn about the gift making picture skips there. Were so many funny things that happened to hold onto that. I get to keep that forever. Which is what i about. Photography and really all mediums that where you can capture information permanently because you know once the moment's gone moments gone on the in. The midst of new beginnings as nazi gets married. I'm assigned to this story but this is your story and you need to tell it. So how are you going to shoot your own leading. We talk about the human angle of this very personal boss very public story. That's now being featured by magazines. A news outlets across the globe won many awards and even encouraged former presidents to right after seeing nancy borowitz photo essay. There were moments early on where i felt like. What if i'm going to miss something important. What if i'm so close to my story so close this story that i'm not going to see something that's important and relevant tarver stories of life told by photography's today. That photographer is non subaru. I think hearing is the last thing that goes. And i think she probably felt comfort. Hearing us get we're okay. Supported as ever by. Mpp dot com for buying and selling and trading us camera gear in the uk. The us and europe quality us gear is a way of driving the circular economy. And of course this makes it a sustainable way to shop to each year. And i know of quoted this figure before but every time i look at it i think wow. Why doesn't everybody do it this way and pb. Safe twelve hundred. Football pitches worth of plastic bubble wrap by using recycled packaging. Just prior to christmas actually. Mpp partner with one tree planted to plant trees. Every time somebody used the platform to buy sell or trade their camera gear this man that mpp customers helped to plant over twenty thousand trees as a global platform and pb's proud to support reforestation projects in several regions around the world. And we're proud to have them as a sponsor to this show patron of the day. David tanner who's instagram grids. At a lens in the landscape all linked to it as always is a study of life. The light caused by a standard lamp at home evening. A pin badge of a man. Could frank still life moving bali field spiders webs in the rain. Wonderful stuff and yes. The link is within the show notes today. Patrons get a chance to spread the word to thousands of listeners. And of course here are tuesday and thursday patron channel. Wet mario the price. I've personally paid over the last seven days. What i shall call a social media mistake so nancy barwick guest today. I'm so privileged that. Nancy agreed to tell her family story as this for me is the ultimate reminder of what gift we can give us photographers back to those. We photograph those we love and actually also to ourselves. The family imprint. His story a book about nancy's parents howie in laurel married for over three decades. Is that treated for cancer together. Often in the same room taking kema. The book shows everything from to do lists to greetings cards to saved love letters. To the the most empathic black and white photographs of this incredibly potent life and love story. It's influence many others to photograph and tell their stories and even moved one former president to write din ansi. I wanted to write and tell you how moved. I was by your wonderful photo essay about your parents. Rank showed throughout. This project is remarkable and a true inspiration to all those struggling with illness and loss signed. William jefferson clinton. That's another subject. people instantly phillies with. I know in many coaches such photographic projects might be deemed inappropriate sold privately. These rule comments that nazis face. And when you see her work and how and why was made. I believe you'll understand exactly why the family imprint has come to the hearts readers worldwide. Earning a world press visual mood in two thousand sixteen and humanitarian award. Two years later meet storyteller. Nancy borwick nancy. You're you're interesting storytelling proposal of a one one. The start some youth you as you freely admit to
TCF Ep. 553 - Alejandro Cartagena
"When we think of home. We are often thinking of family and community. It's a place that hopefully provide security and stability however that degree of those things looks very different depending on many factors including location culture race and sex. It's easy to forget that the promise of that security is shaped by politics class and power. It's not always just an innocent dream to aspire to a hundred cartagena has spent years focusing on the complexities of urban ization. Homeownership especially in monterrey mexico where he lives but the ideas and themes that he explored in. His photographs can be found in central south in north america. His latest book a small guide to homeownership compile several personal projects and presents it in a unique but that showcases work with a sense of humor and irony. This is baron acts and welcome back to the cannon frame. Sorry doing good. It's been an interesting week. Lots of work. you know. Happy listening to a lot of stoic philosophy ideas to rebalance myself. I think i was just telling my girlfriend that. I need to listen to these ideas every certain amount of time because i forget that i know how to live or or i've lived that way and so i try problems kyla pile-up and then you you just look at the problem in you. Don't think of yourself in. It just becomes a big mess. So what are your go. To's or office that you read a seneca. Marcus aurelius Epoch titas their ideas. Mainly are the ones that you know inspire. Communists and i mean the main. The main thing. I go to is the idea that it's not the problem. That's the problem is how you think of the problem. That's the problem. So i mean it sounds so simple him in your face but to live a life like that is it takes. You know you need to constantly be reminding yourself that that's the best. That's one of the best ways to think of the things that are happening. And i was also telling her how we've been with this whole pandemic thing we've been thinking all we strive to be debt free and tried to have the most simple life possible. I was telling her that you know what. I think that we were going the wrong way. Because it's also really important to be in trouble and to test yourself because there you find things that you would never find if you're just living a simple nothing happens life life you know so. It's a balanced. It's not like live in chaos to see how far we can go and how better we can get. But it's not bad to have situations that push the limit of you think you are in an how you think you are in this life. So that's what been no. No that's something. I'm i'm i'm also you know trying to practice in my own my own life. The idea that nothing is permanent. Both things that are good and they're bad. Yeah and that it's really The choice. I may have how i reacted to all the circumstances in my life. That's on you. Yeah yeah. I think gotten better with respect to handling difficult and painful moments i think the struggle is is however. Why appreciate it enjoy. The good moments are the moments. When i do have an opportunity for serenity because that is not a default mode for me. It's always about sort of. I'm in the midst of chaos in struggling with it or anticipating. It seemed that. I i had a divorce three years ago and through psycho analysis and really a lot of a philosophy philosophy i came to i i saw myself caught up in this paradigm about trying to predict the way. I want things to happen and working so much for things to happen. That way. That i wasn't i didn't have a pause in life to live life. Yes yes. I'm always about okay. Am i going to do. Xyz to make things go as smoothly as possible and in doing that x y z. You miss out that opportunity of living that moment. Because you're anticipating what you're gonna live tomorrow you don't even know if you're gonna wake up tomorrow and you're spending time right of how tomorrow's gonna be and that was my life free divorce and i like after the divorce Through therapy you know. I came to a realization that. Of course it's i mean a really uncomfortable and unbearable to live with somebody who's always dissipating their life. You know it's like we're gonna drive to some okay. What route are we gonna take. Are we gonna go here here here. How much time is gonna take and and yeah so. I think my my wife. That's now my girlfriend more leaving me and then and then you know showing me that i was a pain in the ass good.
LW1234 - The March of History
"Certainly one of the oddest questions. I've ever heard in my photographic life was in twenty ten when i was in xuan china attending of photography conference a number of american photographers had been invited to give lectures to chinese photographers about our work when it was her turn to present her work woman got up and gave a long drawn out conversation about her particular body of work. The work was heavily laden with psychological interpretations and personal history and metaphor. She went on and on about how all the symbols in her imagery were intending to show something which the rest of us couldn't see because we didn't have her personal history but it was a fascinating discussion nonetheless because when it came to the question and answer period a chinese photographer from the back raised. His hand stood up and asked the question. Which version of photoshop are you using. And i thought what a strange question to ask after this woman had spent the better part of forty five minutes describing all the subtle psychological aspects of her photography. I can only speculate. Why the chinese photographer ask that particular question. But probably it had something to do with the fact that he was wondering if he could do the kinds of things that she was doing because maybe he saw something in her photographs that he wanted to replicate the march of history in photography is ever present and in this case the march of technological history was influencing his thinking but clearly he had missed entirely the purpose of her talk and her hopes of getting across certain ideas to these chinese photographers. That simply bounced off this fellow and is one of those strange cross cultural experiences that i haven't forgot. Well i wanna talk a little more about the importance of the march of history but shift from technological based anecdote to a more pragmatic based idea. It's a strange thought. I know but it does lead to an interesting observation. Let me ask you this.
#193 Silencing the press
"Photography daily bring having a conversation of late on this. Haven't we about the press and in particular photo journalist who found attitudes towards them changing from the public. I'm from those employed to keep law and order straight. Home us flagged. I'm happy close policewoman. Shos me you awards all this. I didn't realize just what she knew. My car registration photojournalist now costing twenty thirteen who found photographing as simple protest. A nap on with land him in a great deal of trouble fast. Forward though to twenty twenty one and the story is breaking for journalist. And the aitchison. It's about to change his relationship with the law to. I have received a tip off three one of my social media channels about something happening outside ninety barracks and this is where definition and language. It's important back in two thousand thirteen. Pancu they were not as plate. Craig funds start accusing me of you know part of this protest. I didn't do that. British photojournalist idea history unfold in twenty twenty one. I start friday evenings architects of blood over each other and over the gates. It looks very realistic. Cassettes what is that is it. Blood and forgets gone in sixty seconds. This was a protest witnessed and half the time. These people sort through their buckets down. Turn round to me facinia runoff and it must have lasted about thirty seconds. Guest nal carlson beliefs. The press is being tested. Just think yes. It's awesome you are just living in the. Uk is being photojournalists. Seemed to make him just as much. A part of the store. And i had one shop. You get the car with the camera. But then on this story takes the lead to unfathomable and but frankly i was sitting on my desk working. Why kids came into the room saying this. Is the police officers arriving house either. My kitchen and I said we need central premises remember. How carson face. The words criminal damage and twenty twenty. One eight is stunned to hear those words connected with his photography when they came to the house. They said all you android rest in the criminal drawn freedom that trump is only just started phenomenon released. But we're keeping your car your computer or your phone for six or seven days is going to be friends leaks. These two stories today in his point. Don his concerns generally about the silencing of the press trust the ball he does feel like a price of of of being silenced a lot more in the current climates. And that's our edition today for two photojournalists accounting two stories that are becoming more common as a wider conversation. Stories of life told by photographers and today those photographers are now. Costs and andy. Aitchison
#192 Friday Photowalk: Finding our mojo again!
"Then welcome to the friday photo walk. I sound a bit more chipper this week. That is because last week was so cold. I could tell. I had a clipboard with me with emails. Which is how i usually walk into. Could hardly turn the pages. My fingers were frozen despite wearing fancy new photography gloves this week. Look around because that's sunshine. It's it's a really mild lovely mid february morning stroke early afternoon anyway. Welcome see graffiti. Dany the friday photo walk. It's the show of the week. Where i take my camera. Her sound recorder and the show's mail bag and we just wall. Can we talk. Can we just shoot pictures between your mouth and messages you hear. Some of the wonderful inspiring guests have appeared on the show with one today. Funny enough who is due to appear just by way of a change. Today's location still not too far from pd hq because we're still being requested to stay close to hook for our exercise. So bob share. It is once again in the leafy southeast of england taking the tracks the lakes and the woodland two hundred and fifty year olds state spread across four thousand acres. We could be here sometime. The idea of this friday show as you. Just take your walk with us. Share some of those feelings of just making pictures because you want to know because you have supported it as ever by the wonderful people at n. p. b. don't come based in brooklyn brighton and berlin all the base. They are the the used camera accessory specialists buying and selling and trading and it is where much of the kid i buy comes from the days. Money wear mouth is and all that By because i don't have many places who sell used gear. You receive peace of mind and a guaranteed form goto. Mpp dot com walking boots. Check camera check recorder check. Let's get started. She's gorgeous actually the As a copy of wildflowers beginning to appear oh really does feel spring as well maybe not sprung but it certainly about. Let's get going. Let's get busy with your your miles and The messages that you being sent and we're going to start off with one from steve own. His good friend both shows that I present one of them. Of course co presented with a meal mark. Mullins fuji cast Steve says Thought i send you an email for your next photo. Walk as you know. I'm trying to walk a thousand miles in twenty twenty one. yes steve. You're on trying to find interesting places to what with lockdown his across a bit of a challenge My this this sunday was to lost village in oxford chicken. Hamilton lost village at sound properly. Mysteriously antic doesn't it. There are a few lost villages account. Remember what the costa visit one. He's gone holiday. Short was in norfolk. Where the The dunes sanjin said effectively claimed back village. I can't think of it now. Do you know the one now. I know i can hear you scream at me but Yeah this one is cooled. This one's in a switch in school hampton. Gay is now a just a ruined manor house. An isolated church back. Victorians says steve it was also the location of what was at the time. One of the worst rail crushes with over thirty dead charming story safe on the walker used a sony. A seven four and also my phone. Twelve pro max enroll mode blimey stave. That's very technical. I didn't even realize some i see. I'm on an eight plus probably doesn't have rule no of course it doesn't And to be honest for the purposes of A-walking blog because. That's what steve's making it's Is become his project is thousand. Mile walk is also blog so you can actually follow his his progress now leave linked today so you can do exactly. That's an an look at this particular. Walk that he was taking to the lost village He says of attached a couple of photos Latest blog is here. So yeah you've you've got lincoln. Also steve sent me some photos as you heard an put those up on today's show page all the best from steve people. Steve stop a thousand miles. I steve is you know what i'm sure. Read that you done alread already clot wall to forty to fifty. I looked at earlier today. So iraq and you could probably extend that thousand. Couldn't he when they Relaxed lockdown you will dislike forest. Just keep walking. He kept running. Just keep walking But i'll include a link to your pace on the walk in a couple of picks. As i say i did look up the train crash. Eighteen seventy four christmas eve. The derailment thirty four dead sixteen uninjured And so winston churchill's father actually was part of the rescue team that night. The story goes that the the manor house because the manor houses burned down now which you can see we will see steve's photo of it The story goes at the manor. House refused to take anybody in that night when people knocked on the door needed refuge or they needed medical help. They closed their doors. And some say that A curse descended upon the manor house and thirteen years later unlucky for some that number. The manor house burned to the ground. So yeah spooky story from lost. Village is one from morris webster. hello neil. Hope you're keeping well all sitting here listening to the latest cast and editing photos to lockdown thing. It dawned on me that i've never sent any photos so rectify that please find some images of my village taken on a recent personal fireworks as you've mentioned. These proved to be an essential part of maintaining both physical mental wellbeing during these challenging times. That's exactly what i think about these. These walks last week actually when it was so bitterly cold. Go back in. Sam said to me. She said Which you've done this if you weren't going to recall the program and i said you know oddly probably We're not oddly. No definitely not. I would have said no. I think i'll stay in and have a cup of coffee. So you know having an i see this is a project is a photographic project as much as polk house one. It does take me out non. You know it's it's fantastic So i understand entirely what you're saying that morris pandering to my ego further images can be found on instagram which is m w w like tones and on the website As always thanks for the content comfort. Blanket babylon morris on the website. By the way which will include link for of course There is Awesome lovely contrast black and whites rutta alley a love by the way the the greenhouse reclaimed by nature When i say website. I mean the the the page for today's show notes. You can go look at morrison's websites as well. Because when i did there was a feature in your blog. Morrison demonstrations and marches I did have a good old. Poke around to see what i could find there And i always think demonstrations and marches. We've had a few of them. We ever the loss. yeah really interesting Photo stories to go look at the the characters in them and and you know the feeling of the crowd because you can honestly when somebody makes a really good photo story of a march you can. You can truly feel the emotion and I was looking at your your Your blog poster on it feature rather on it and some wonderful humour Amongst the placards
Beyond Technique: Bryan Caporicci discusses the importance of new revenue streams, transparency, and more!
"Here's here the hats he wears. He's an educator he's a writer he's a podcast or he's a business innovator he's a great manager somewhere in there. He's a working wedding photographer. He's a super dad. He also happens to be the only canadian i've ever met who rarely says so. I had to throw that in there. He's also been working hard with the sprouts studio team and they've been working hard to develop Content to help artists stay on track and build their business during the pandemic I know that's going to be a big part of what what going to talk about today and especially important to remind everybody down about your health. It's not about your business so brian. This is going to be the cure for your lips to move to be on technique. Thank you guys for having me this is. This is a ton of fun i. I'd say that it's neat to be on the other side of the microphone. But i'm still on. I'm still on this side of the microphone. I'm just on the other side of the interview. I guess and you haven't used a it so you wait. That's true with the pandemic you have been home and around all those fellow canadians much more than in past years right. Oh that's hilarious sprang. We are so thrilled to have you on the show. And i mean skipping i have known you for years. This is really going to be a kick. This is gonna be so cool. And i'm so curious to hear how you were doing and your business and your family during the pandemic especially but just to kick off for those who may not know who you are much about you tell us about your background. How did you get started. And how did you end up doing what you're doing today. The funny story That i have. I don't tell enough but it's interesting i. I was in university for computer science and of course being in computer science. I was the guy that everyone went to four computer. Anything right. it's like oh your computer science. You must know how to do anything so. I got a summer job in my first year of university working for another photographer now. He did sports photography so he did gymnastics events where we would go to events and he would send out crew photographers onto onto the floor. And then they would bring back their their cards from their cameras To the to me at the computer and then we would offload them. We would display and sell them to parents as they as they came back after. Their child was on the floor for gymnastics. So i got. That was my first introduction to photography. I don't this long history In photography as kit. And things like that. You know my dad's been a photographer for me. I just got into it. Because of computers and long story short. I had this entrepreneurial knack and ended up starting a business with the owner of that company called memories and motion and after him and i decided to go different ways. I was like. I'm going to keep doing this and what we were doing. It's funny to think of it now but we call it digital memory preservation which is like a really fancy way to say we. We did sloppy jobs. But like this was this was early days of digital. This is two thousand five where that kind of Presentation of photography was unique and different new. So i basically had this business. I was now going to run by myself. Called members in motion and i knew nothing about photography because he did all the photography and i did all the technology side of things so i walked my way into. Henry's a local camera store here. And i said hey. I own photography business What camera should i buy. And and that was the start of my career as a photographer. I mean that was fifteen years ago but the interesting thing about that story and the reason like to tell it is because i got into photography as an entrepreneur i as a business person first and then i learned an opposite now. I love photography but most photographers are the opposite right. They get into photography because they love photography they love the creative side of what they do and then they realize that they have to run a business And so i think for me in the last fifteen years of being a full-time professional photographer having that business edge having that in spite of marketing and selling in pricing in that passion to pursue those topics in to hone my skills in those areas has given me the successes as i've defined him In my career. To where am today where i can now teach photographers and and run sprout studio which helps photographers again on the on the business side of what they do. So that's kind of like the the long and short of it for you know when you look back. There's there's so much there and i remember. I mean it's hard for me to believe that it's been. I don't know seven or eight years since you and i first met. Because the industry has changed so much and then the pandemic world in but that whole entrepreneurial entrepreneurial spirit that you have that. I have that a lot of our mutual friends have. I'm chamara has it. It's all a foundation. That is so important to keep your business going. And i'd love to jump right into the topic. I don't wanna make this one of those what you do during a pandemic kind of podcast because there in so many of them but you really shared a lot of great information on sprout studio and in content on the blog of things. People should be doing to stay in touch with their clients and the importance of that importance of that relationship building to continue. Come on. let's go in there and jump in on on any aspect to that that that you want to. Yeah i i love it. I think you know we spent a lot of time early days of the pandemic i. I started going live in our facebook community.
#191 Presidents, passion and problem solving
"Being a photographer really means in the story starts with a competition shoots off as a young fertile to graphically that is we had two roles felt for the entire day in our assignment was fisherman's wharf in san francisco so two roles attracts on and they had somebody develop it. Today really is a conversation about being photographer quickly. Establishing that one important parts of our skill set to be a problem solver. You go into fix it mode immediate. You don't worry about the problem. And sometimes the problem itself creates a better picture. We talk about full traits in the empathy required to make good one the best thing right off the bat is to be a good list star and you combine listening with the body language observing. If you're a doc shooter in terms of streets pulled traits social scott share. Some ideas for a brave new commercial weld out. Then try to find places. In this case. I think it was the cleveland. Clinic is a big hospital in. The united states and i was able to make photographs for their annual report but in a journalistic style where nothing was set up and so i would recommend that to other journalists. Who might be listening here to use your talents. Creating real honest images with corporations that need that scott's political workers brought him into close contact with former presidents and those on the campaign trail but he's wondering how the latest former president will be remembered for to graphically the behind. The scenes of the real person were not documented. And i find that troubling historically. We told today about the the real y of photography. Yeah i absolutely love doing this. I have my grandmother in chicago who said to follow your passion and the money will follow on the how wonderful it still is to be photographer. I think all of us ask us sometimes. What we're on this earth to do. And why we're here. And i think that as a photo journalist we're lucky because we have the opportunity to do these incredibly meaningful things that we can leave behind for others to look at enjoy. Share stories of life told by photographers and today. That photography is scott goldsmith. H another day. Today is april brown at sutton m. a. is my home on instagram which is april's hometown in massachusetts sultan. That is which going by the grid. Right now is covered by a blanket of beautiful snow. There's plenty to lock. You're not department but in particular. I spy prove the cats at the foot of that beautifully snow in upped tree. Simplicity strikes again love it. Today's show is supported by mpp dot com to the number one platform for buying selling and trading us camera gear. You know that by now. They have offices in brighton. Uk brooklyn usa and now berlin for europe. If you're buying selling all trading these are the people you can trust to make the whole thing easy to do. Unlike other camera resellers m. p. b. focus exclusively on the used kit with over one hundred and sixty thousand dollars. Lenses and accessories traded every single year more than two hundred and fifty million pounds in quotes to sell us per year. Where if you do so you get paid same day. Inspiring photographers and filmmakers to choose used. P. b. is making creative industries more sustainable and they are driving the circular economy. So scott goldsmith. Well if for any reason as a photographer you've been questioning your place decision to pick up a camera and shoot professionally or otherwise particularly during these challenging times. Today's conversation should be. I think a tonic from features about fracking to flying with the president. His projects about immigration healthcare. Tragedy you're you'll left for the sense. That scott cares deeply how he makes his pictures and who he makes them with a near the tail end of my conversation with him today store that has left me thinking really quite deeply myself about how lucky we are to do what we do. This is scott goldsmith. If there were ever a photographer with a well stamped passport. I think scott that a. b. you but it all starts in college and i think that's where we'll start with this 'cause you what you want an award do you remember what kind of pitchy you won that award for where. It was a william randolph. Hearst contest which is An nationwide tiger an writing competition. I was obviously in the photo section. It's based on a portfolio of work that hopefully shows a diverse ability and they narrow it down to three nationally and this was the first year longtime ago that they sent the three finalists to san francisco for shoot off so i went out there with some stiff competition and we got. We had two rolls of film for the entire day in our assignment was fisherman's wharf in san francisco. So two roles attracts them and how they had somebody develop it. I got very lucky. And i won the shootout so to speak. And that's how that happened now. I've not heard anybody a shootout in quite that fashion before we will really guarded beforehand. I'm not telling you where i'm going what i'm doing. I think i found from the very beginning up until today. The tigers are going friendly to one another very helpful. We weren't guard off. Fisherman's warf so big place. I barely saw those those people I think one thing that really helped me win. That shoot off. Was they had a tourist helicopter. You pay a fee. Go up for ten minutes. I went up. And i took one frame which is highly unlikely for most most helicopter rides. But the one frame showed the whole place and I think that kind of brought the story together a little bit more and was a great day. I think that any of those three people could have one is easily as me. it's at that level. It's hard to pick one person that i'm happy that it turned out the way it. Did you say something really interesting. Actually that that. I think's true. That photography has generally aqua agenda sponge and it seems actually further. Maybe this is a clumsy expression with a further up the food chain you go you know when you when you when you approach people that have got real heritage that have been doing for years and years. They're just as happy to share this. Quite i don't i think it's it's not a unique thing but i i don't know many arts creative arts where that's the case. I agree with you from the very beginning. It's other photographers. That have helped me get to where i am and so i have always made it a point to help others whenever i can. You know i've been lucky to work. When i was in college. I had internships at different newspapers and the people that worked at those newspapers. It's all about making mistakes and you learn from their mistakes. And i was able to make a lot of steaks and a lot of different places early in my career to push me forward and the people that work at those places out me learn from those mistakes too so i think it's a great we kinda odd profession in many ways and i think that we tend to help each other because we all speak the same language in a in a sense we we know that the pitfalls and the the mountains and the different places you have to climb and i get. I get
New Cameras for 2021
"So in the photography industry. I think we're off to a good start at least in terms of options for new gear. You'll see that. The variety of equipment. That i talk about today is pretty wide. I mean there's a wide variety of stuff and it's funny. I'm starting at the top of the list with the most expensive. And i'll be working down the list to downright affordable and everything on the list. is interesting. There's nothing on this list that i don't like now some of that. I can afford some of it. I cannot but that doesn't mean that we can't talk about right. there's nothing we can't do a little window shopping and that's exactly what we're gonna do right now just so we know what's going on right. We know what's going on. You know that way worthy experts when people ask us well you know. What do you think of the new this say for example the leica m ten p. reporter. That's the first camera. I'm going to talk about right now. This was inspired by lancashire history in connection with press photography so the m ten p. reporters a special edition range finder camera featuring a streamlined. Body design along with a characteristic dark green paint finish now. I don't know why it was characteristic. I don't know why that word is in the description but it's their price just left it out. Don't you think. The camera also supports a highly durable scratch resistant coating in his fitted with kevlar trim for even more rugged appearance in enhanced grip now this cameras parv limited edition of only four hundred and fifty units only with like us. I look at them i go. That's a cool camera would love to have it. But it's out of my price range. This camera i look at it and all sorts of things start to happen to me. Start to have these views going back in my past when When i was a kid does a young photographer. I dreamed of traveling the world and shooting for life magazine. And i could see this like a hanging around my neck as i went from continental continent reporting. You know all the good and bad things happen in this world. This is a very durable looking camera. I i love the idea that you know the finnish extra durable that they have your kevlar for the grip. I mean all that's neat. I love the color of it. And i can just see it with that. Thirty five millimeter f to lands on there. I could do anything with that camera that it gives me that sort of feeling now. One thing i might not be able to do with the camera is pay rent or buy because it's eight thousand seven hundred and ninety five dollars and that's for the body only probably that thirty five millimeter lens cost about another three and a half grand or so but for that money. Here's what you get twenty four megapixel full frame cmos sensor so a nice full frame camera the latest leica image processor an optical viewfinder and a three inch touchscreen. Lcd iso one hundred fifty thousand five frames per second shooting built in wi fi. They redesigned the shudder in. They added a built in level gauge. Now this is a stills only camera so no video with this so you're going to have to have a video guy with you as you travel the world to document everything that's going on because no video with this particular leica and again. It has a beautiful dark green. Finish with kevlar trim. So this thing is a beauty. I would love to have it in my backpack and just pull it out and shoot whenever i wanted to look cool and get great shots as well right in great shots as well so it's available now for eight thousand seven hundred and ninety five dollars body only so if you already have like a lenses then okay makes a little bit more sense for me. I would be starting from scratch