Street Shots Photography Podcast

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Made the Papers


Couple days late but not short a dollar. On my own this episode as I tell you about getting profiled by a local Brooklyn newspaper and I take another tour of Green-Wood Cemetery with my microphone and my twin lens reflex camera.   







Lost in Lartigue


In this episode, I'm joined by my buddy Ward Rosin and we do a deep dive into the photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue. 

Ward and I touch on many aspects of Lartigue's work including his love of speed and his use of one of the first color photography processes called "Autochrome." We make some interesting discoveries during our chat and I'm sure you will too as you listen to us both talk about a photographer we've admired for a long time.

This is the first of what will be a regular feature on Street Shots. The idea of talking about interesting and exceptional photographers with a buddy has been something I've wanted to do on the show for a while now. Any feedback is appreciated. 

Show Links:

Ward Rosin's Website, Instagram feed and Facebook page.

Ted Forbes “TheArt of Photography” - "The Color Photography of Jacques-Henri Lartigue"

Ted Forbes “TheArt of Photography” - "Lartigue"

Autochrome Process

Explanation of the distortion in the racing image.

Guardian article on Lartigue

Boyhood photos of J.H. Lartigue

Book - Lartigue: Life in Color

Uncle Gene


This episode I recount a trip I took in February to visit my wife's uncle, Gene, for his 90th birthday. I decided to bring my cameras but wasn't sure if I wanted to be a documentarian during the visit. What role did I have during this trip? Was I a photographer or family member? Or both?


Learn Something Old


This episode is just me and I talk about just how do we learn photography. Is it piecemeal or as formal education? Not that there's any wrong way to learn about photography but just what are the limitations of the methods of learning. Also, I chat about a topic inspired by another podcast and a friend's blog post: why do we always need to be creating new images? Should we take the time to look back at what we've already made and seek inspiration there sometimes?


Lenswork Ep. 1149 "New Is Not Always Necessary"

David Szweduik: "Looking back on missed creative opportunities."

David Szweduik: "Mobile photography as a replacement for shooting film."

Poetry of Coincidence Redux


This week since I'm not feeling that great, rather than have no episode, I decided to rerun one of our earlier shows with an interview with photographer and podcaster, Marco Larousse. Tom and I interviewed Marco over two episodes but I glued them together to make it just one show. Yes, that means Tom is back! Here are the show notes from those episodes:

Marco started taking pictures as a young teen and has never looked back. Digital and film are part of his repertoire and despite some of the differences shooting in Germany versus the U.S. (particularly with privacy laws), Marco and the Switch to Manual guys find they share the same passion for capturing images from the street. His striking photography along with his Fuji X Files blog (where he shares techniques, tips, and reviews of Fujifilm's great X-series cameras) helped him gain a rare slot as an official Fujifilm X Photographer.

Marco’s work can be found on his website where you can also check out his Fuji X Files blog. It’s a  wonderful resource if you own a Fuji X camera and if you don't own one, you'll probably going to want to get one after reading it. Marco can also be found on Twitter and on Flickr.

UPDATE: Marco can also be found on his podcasting site

Deep Dive


Another stroll through Green-Wood with my camera, a Lensbaby, and my microphone. On this walk, I ruminate on some "deep dives" I've taken recently, studying some of the famous photographers such as W. Eugene Smith and Irving Penn. Also, some encounters with geese.

Clear Skies Ahead


Wonderful show this week as I'm joined by my friends Mac Sokulski from the ShutterTime podcast and Fujifilm X photographer Bryan Minear. This show is a somewhat sideways response to Shuttertime episode 232 "The Replacements" where Mac goes on a little rant about (lazy) photographers who decide to replace flawed skies with newly purchased stock skies (I found these for sale on Etsy). I decided to ask Mac to come on the show, along with landscape photographer Bryan Minear, to flesh out the discussion about using manipulations to improve an image. This is not a pro or anti-Photoshop discussion; more, we talk about what we all do, at some level, to create images that speak to the viewers.

Happy Photography Week


This week I'm wondering, out loud, what's going to happen to the "Switch to Manual" brand. Also, I had a couple of nice photography experiences that I'm sharing with you all regarding my adventures back into shooting film and a photo technique revived from the 90s. 

Show Links:

David Szweduik's Adventures in Creativity Episode 12 "Unleashing your creative workflow in one simple step"

The Darkroom

Antonio's Gallery

ShutterTime Podcast

Harold Ross Light Painting


Collaborate or Cry


The start of the new year brings all sorts of self-promises and resolutions. This year, I'm taking the advice from Mac of the Shuttertime podcast: choosing a single word to guide me throughout the year. The word I pick is "collaboration." Find out what I hope that word will mean for me in 2019. In regards to collaboration, I reveal a little news in regards to that word. 

Also, I give a little update into my foray into shooting film. Yes, film! This should be interesting.

Happy New Year to all! 


Links from Show:

David Szweduik's Adventures in Creativity Podcast

Shuttertime Podcast

KAGE Collective

Have We Got A Story To Tell

What started out as an idea I wanted to explore about our photos telling a story, morphed into a great discussion with my friend and photographer Ward Rosin about whether or not photographs on their own can tell stories or need to be part of some larger narrative. 

Show Links:


Ward Rosin

"Between Dust and Sky"