Street Shots Photography Podcast

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Machine Nation


In this episode, Antonio follows up on his newest birthday toy, the Polaroid OneStep2. A recent trip with the instant camera changed the way to have fun with a camera, or maybe he rediscovered how to have fun. Also, he discusses a new and perhaps disturbing trend in automated photo editing and processing: machines that learn what a "good" photograph is and tell you how to fix your flawed images. Something to fear or embrace? Antonio is sure to share his opinion about that. The machinations of the algorithm.

Show Links:

Petapixel: Google’s New AI Can Score Photos on Technical and Aesthetic Quality

Google Nima: Neural Image Assessment



Show and Tell


In this episode, Antonio shares his latest experience with printing and hanging a show of his street photography at a Brooklyn brewery/gallery. Some tips and lessons learned. Also, after receiving a Polaroid OneStep camera for his birthday, Antonio chats about his new, or we should say renewed, foray into the world of instant photography. 


Show Links:


Island to Island Brewery

Digital Soup Podcast

ShutterTime with Sid & Mac

Polaroid Originals


2017 Photo Expo


It's October and that means Antonio is walking the floor of the PDN Photoplus Expo again. On this episode, Antonio chats with a few of the vendors at the show and a photographer who shares his opinion about cameras as status symbols. Tune in and take a virtual tour of the Expo with one of the STM guys.


Show Links:

Ken Shung Photographer

Polaroid Pop

Polaroid Originals

Lomography & Lomo'Instant Square

Macphun/Skylum Software

My Case Builder

Photography as Therapy


In this episode, Antonio is joined by longtime STM friend, Mac Sokulski of the Shuttertime with Sid and Mac podcast. First we get an update about Mac's foray into shooting film for an entire year. Also, Mac and Antonio discuss several Kickstarter projects featuring unique takes on digital cameras. Finally, they chat about whether or not picture taking can be considered a form of therapy. Can you tame some of your inner struggles by just going on a photo walk or testing a new camera? Hear how Antonio and Mac find some inner peace when taking out their gear and taking some pictures.


Show Links:

MiKSMedia Photography

Shuttertime with Sid and Mac

Let's Talk Photography Podcast

The Lomo'Instant Square Camera

Jollylook - The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera!

I'm Back - Digital back attachment for analog cameras

Yashica digiFilm Camera

Miroslav Tichý





Turner, Learning and Walking


Episode 61 and Antonio is on his own again. This show he speaks about Pete Turner, a commercial and fine art photographer who recenty passed away and had a big influence on Antonio's color work. Also, Antonio talks a bit about his street photography class and asks the Street Shots audience for some help. Finally, next week is the Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk and Antonio talks about leading a walk in Green-Wood Cemetery.



Pete Turner

Worldwide Photo Walk

Diamond Episode


The Switch to Manual guys celebrate their 60th episode; their "Diamond Episode." Antonio and Tom chat about all sorts of stuff: how Switch to Manual started, how the podcast began, what it really means to shoot in manual, some awesome photo book Tom found, and previews of what's to come on the podcast. So grab your favorite beverage and join the STM guys for a great chat between good friends.

Artifact of Light


Not a real episode, per se; just a filler until Antonio & Tom record their 60th episode in the next week. Until then, Antonio wanted to close out the summer with a short update show talking about an interesting photographic expericence he had this past weekend: getting his and his wife's portrait made in an old fashioned method called a "tintype." 

Hold the Phone!


We’re sure you’ve heard this before: which is better, an iPhone camera or a DSLR? There are endless debates about this question. Pixel peeping, increasing megapixels, accessibility, portability, the list goes on.  The STM guys don’t plan to rehash this ongoing discussion.

In this episode, Antonio and Tom try to tackle this question from a slightly different perspective; what is it like to actively choose to take photographs using your phone instead of a traditional camera and why would you choose to do so? Because we’re so quick these days to take photos with our phone and not think twice about it, are we handing off our real world experiences to our digital devices? By choosing to photograph the world using a device which you keep with you constantly are you forgetting what you capture and relegating your visual memories to a digital shoebox? 


Links for the show:

World Wide Photo Walk


Shuttertime with Sid and Mac

The Candid Frame Podcast


Processed Feelings


In this episode, Antonio talks about two great art exhibits he went to this past weekend: photographer Irving Penn at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and painter Georgia O'Keeffe at the Brooklyn Museum. Then, in the meaty part of the show, Antonio speaks about what he's really trying to depict when he photographs: reality or feelings? Showing a friend how he processed his photos made him wonder whether he was revealing too much about how he interprets what he sees and photographs. If he's not showing reality then maybe he's showing how he felt.

The Changing Landscape


Antonio is joined by long time STM friend, photographer Jean Miele. In this episode, Jean and Antonio discuss the current landscape of digital photography education. Lately, there's been a shift away from people devoting themselves to learning photography applications like Photoshop and Lightroom. More and more, emerging photographers and veterans alike are seeking out how to use these tools and their equipment to create the images that have the most meaning to them by relying more on intuition and inspiration rather than technique. Listen to Antonio and Jean as they try to hash out what this means for photography education in general and their own photographs in specific. 


Show Links: 

Jean Miele

Anderson Ranch Art Center - From "Almost" to "WOW" Lightroom & Photoshop Workshop

North Country Studio Workshops - Visual Alchemy Workshop

Jean Miele Private Lessons

Jean Miele Photographer, Facebook