Street Shots Photography Podcast

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Red Hook Ramblings

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Mid-December and I find myself wandering the streets of Brooklyn again, camera in one hand and iPhone microphone in the other and an overly active mind. Join me as I ramble on about photography while walking and taking pix through one of my favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Red Hook. 

Here's my Flickr album from that day of shooting:

 

Creative Oasis

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When the world around us is too overwhelming, where do we go to find respite? A "creative oasis" perhaps? The definition of an oasis is "something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast." How can we find these oases? Join me and my buddy Mark Reierson in an intimate discussion of exploration as we try to figure out together where these oases exist and what we can do when we find them. This show comes from an idea I had after being on the ShutterTime podcast with Mac and we explored a subject together while recording the show. It's a slightly new format which I'd like to try again. I hope you find the chat with Mark as fascinating as I did. 

And big props to my buddy David Szweduik for the fantastic oasis drawing!

Chat with Alex Ford

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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's photos:

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Show links:

Alex Ford Photography

Precious Times Photography

Alex on Facebook

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I’ll show you.

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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. 

 

 

Take a Walk

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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. 

 

Show Links:

Miks Media

ShutterTime Podcast

Mark Reierson

Halide App blog

Photowalks on Meetup.com

 

Excess Max

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.

Simulacrum

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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. 

Mish Mosh

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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.

 

Show Links:

ShutterTime Show with me filling in for Sid

Kelby's World Wide Photo Walk 2018

 

Colorful Language

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This episode I'm joined by my buddy and color grader, Reed Means again to continue our discussion about color, both in movies and stills, and just what the language of color means for the way we express ourselves with our art. 

Colorful language can really be observed in movies (and I'm not talking four-letter words here) because color helps a story along by setting an emotional tone to a scene. So how does that translate to still images? Does it translate to still images?

Stills have a slight disadvantage when it comes to this because they have to package everything into one still frame. Your eye needs to be caught and your emotions grabbed immediately. There are no preceding scenes to get you prepared for what you're about to see.

Expect more episodes with Reed in the future as we continue this great discussion about color.

 

Show Links:

Palm Tree Shoe Productions: https://www.palmtreeshoeproductions.com/
 
 
 
 

 

Reed's mushroom shots:

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David LaChapelle's Shot:

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A Walk Among The Tombstones

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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.