Episode Archive

Episode Archive

106 episodes of PhotoActive since the first episode, which aired on May 30th, 2018.

  • Episode 10: Quintin Lake's Long Photo Walk

    August 3rd, 2018  |  44 mins 33 secs

    Long walks are great opportunities to bring a camera and make photos—but what about 10,000 km of walking? In this episode, Kirk and Jeff welcome photographer Quintin Lake, who is walking the entire coastline of Britain and taking photos of what he discovers. Our interview talks about the motivation behind Quintin’s The Perimeter project, how it quickly made him realize what gear is essential and what can be left behind, and why ambitious projects like this are worth pursuing.

  • Episode 9: Instagram for Photographers

    July 27th, 2018  |  32 mins 43 secs
    cats, instagram, photography

    In this episode, we turn our attention to something that often takes too much of our attention: Instagram. It's an annoying time trap filled with hucksters, motivational imagery, and so, so many selfies—while also being one of the world's richest resources for experiencing all kinds of photography.

  • Episode 8: Episode #8 - Gordon Laing on Taking Great Photos In Camera

    July 20th, 2018  |  40 mins 14 secs

    We chat with Gordon Laing about how to take great photos without post-processing, by taking advantage of the capabilities of your camera.

  • Episode 7: Do You Really Need All That Gear?

    July 13th, 2018  |  35 mins 52 secs

    We all end up carrying too much gear. In this episode, we discuss the mistakes that we've made with gear, and when and why we need certain types of gear.

  • Episode 6: Raw vs. Jpeg

    July 5th, 2018  |  31 mins 19 secs

    We explain what raw image files are, and discuss the balance between shooting in raw, jpeg, or both. And explain how to shoot in raw on the iPhone.

  • Episode 5: Wenmei Hill on Personal Photo Projects

    June 29th, 2018  |  33 mins 42 secs

    We welcome Wenmei Hill to talk about her work as Editorial Manager at DPReview, volunteering with the organization Soulumination, and inspiring and helping women become better photographers as part of Mamas with Cameras.

  • Episode 4: Mastering iPhone Photography

    June 22nd, 2018  |  31 mins 21 secs

    We talk about the many advanced features that the iPhone's camera contains, and explain some tips and shortcuts that can make your iPhone photos better.

  • Episode 3: Black & White

    June 15th, 2018  |  33 mins 13 secs

    Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn chat about black and white photos: the history of black and white photography, the various ways you can convert your photos to black and white, and how you can shoot and think in black and white.

  • Episode 2: Managing Photo Libraries

    June 8th, 2018  |  31 mins 55 secs

    Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn discuss why you want some sort of photo library in place, such as Photos or Lightroom, and their different approaches to managing their images. We dig into software, keywords, machine learning-based search, and the advantages (and annoyances) of cloud-based libraries.

  • Episode 1: Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast

    May 30th, 2018  |  34 mins 21 secs

    Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn introduce PhotoActive, a podcast about photography and the Apple ecosystem. We explain what we plan to cover in this podcast, and how you can participate.