This episode I get the chance to chat with someone who I've only known through social media. Six years ago, Alex Ford and I connected on Twitter for the first time as I was live tweeting from my Brooklyn home as Superstorm Sandy crashed into New York City. That was the same year Alex decided to retire from the British military and become a professional portrait and wedding photographer. Join me as I chat with my friend about what it was like for him to end his military career and begin a new one as a photographer. What I learn from Alex is his photography is something that literally saved his life.
Alex Ford Photography
Precious Times Photography
Alex on Facebook
It's October and you know what that means? PhotoPlus East Expo. I walked the floor for a couple days and give you my take on what I'm seeing presented here. Also, I manage to get one interview with this greatyoung company about their new gadget.
In this episode, I first do a quick followup to some information about the new iPhone XS Max camera since my last show. I still have some issues and I found an article which explains some of the "anomalies" I've been seeing. Then... I get to talk to a couple of friends about photo walks. Both Mac Sokulski from the Shuttertime podcast and previous guest & friend, Mark Reierson, talk about our experiences with photo walks and how to best take advantage of them when you're able. It was a great late night conversation with a couple of good friends about a great photo activity.
Halide App blog
Photowalks on Meetup.com
Episode 82 and I've got nothing. Well, almost nothing. A definite off-the-cuff episode though I do manage to chat it up for nearly an hour about the new iPhone XS Max and its camera. There are some nice things about it and one thing that looks like a serious flaw. Listen to what I've found out about it.
On this episode, I'm talking about my experience digitizing a selection of slides using a new Nikon slide digitizer and also I have some thoughts about the new iPhone and just what it could mean for our photography.
This is the show's 80th episode!!
I had a scheduled discussion planned with a buddy but that got bumped due to some technical issues I had regarding my camera equipment. But guess what? I explain all of that to you in this end-of-summer episode. Just going over some stuff regarding photography like what shows I've been on lately and what new photo books I'm reading. Also, a plug for a photo walk in Brooklyn on October 6th. Nothing too revolutionary, just me catching you up on what's going on. Hope Y'all had a great summer.
ShutterTime Show with me filling in for Sid
Kelby's World Wide Photo Walk 2018
No, not the Liam Neeson film but an experimental episode where I talk and walk while shooting in my local historical landmark, Green-Wood Cemetery (and, yes, the Liam Neeson movie WAS filmed there). In this episode, I give you a little update about how it's going for me now that I no longer submit images to Instagram. Yes, another social media update but a couple of surprising consequences I've discovered. Then, an experiment. I decided to mic myself up and take a walk thru Green-Wood with my camera and have a chat about what's going on while I do; sort of a "inside the mind" dialogue, which I decided to share on this show. Let me know if you dig this self-introspection or not. I figured it's summer and why not try something new.
In this special episode, I continue a conversation started on episode 203 of Shuttertime with Sid and Mac. A mashup of sorts, Sid and Mac invited me onto their show and rather than make it one long show, we decided to record it in two parts, the second part here on Street Shots.
The question we ponder is what kind of photographer do you want to be? We chat about all the different paths we can take when we decided to make photography our expressive medium of choice. We also take some inspiration from this video of photographer Jay Maisel talking about how to be a better photographer.
Before you listen to this episode, please go here and listen to part one on Shuttertime with Sid and Mac. Please give me some feedback if you enjoyed this mashup or not. We may do it again in the future to promote cross-border podcasting goodness.
Yes, I did say I wouldn’t be talking about social media again, but I thought it might be important to start exploring the aftermath of reducing my presence. What is it like not to be “beholden” to social media. Well, the results are interesting. I spend this episode giving you an update of what it's like to be on a social media “fast.” It's been just over a month since I quit uploading images to Instagram and all sorts of things are happening but I’ll just talk about a couple. Who am I now that I don’t immediately share my images with the rest of the world? I’m sure this is a question we all wrestle with. Hang out with me for an hour or so and hear what I’m doing about that.