December 21st, 2018 | 35 mins 36 secs
apple, apple photos, cameras, ebook, iphone, jason snell, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast, take control
If you want to learn all about something, write a book about it. Or, to avoid yourself a lot of work, read someone else’s book about it! Jason Snell has written several versions of his book Take Control of Photos, and he joins us to talk about what’s new in Apple’s photo software and ecosystem for the Mac and iOS devices. We also talk about making print books and calendars, features that were removed from Photos earlier this year, and how machine learning is going to play a more important role in photo software.
December 7th, 2018 | 27 mins 24 secs
a shot in the dark, aperture, apple, cameras, dark shooting, iphone, iso, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, low-light, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast, shutter speed
The winter months are dark for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, so how do you create good photos in dimly lit environments? Your camera wants to make the best exposure possible, but in low-light situations, that can lead to long shutter speeds and blurry camera motion. Kirk and Jeff cover the many options for dealing with dark scenes in this episode.
November 30th, 2018 | 29 mins 15 secs
apple, camera drone, cameras, dji, drone, drones, faa, iphone, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast, quadcopter
In traditional photography, a great piece of advice is to “zoom with your feet,” or, move yourself closer to a subject. What happens when the subject is 400 feet high? Or you want a unique viewpoint that wouldn’t be possible without a crane? This week we talk to Ian Schray about flying drones: quadcopters outfitted with cameras.
November 23rd, 2018 | 36 mins 38 secs
apple, cameras, gentlemen coders, iphone, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast, raw power, raw vs jpeg
This week we’re joined by Nik Bhatt, former developer of Aperture and iPhoto at Apple and now a distinguished gentleman at Gentlemen Coders. Using his deep knowledge of how Apple’s raw photo editing engine works, Nik has just released RAW Power 2.0, an app for macOS and iOS. We talk about RAW Power’s unique features and learn some of the fascinating ins and outs of raw image processing.
November 16th, 2018 | 32 mins 17 secs
apple, cameras, icloud, icloud photo library, iphone, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo backups, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast
If you use Apple’s Photos app on your Mac or iOS device, are you also synchronizing your images via iCloud Photo Library? In this week’s episode, Jeff and Kirk talk about the pros and cons of Apple’s cloud service for photos. Why should you consider it? What are the downsides? And if your images are in the cloud, is that considered a backup? (No, it’s not. We explain why.)
November 9th, 2018 | 31 mins
aperture priority, apple, auto camera mode, cameras, f8 and be there, iphone, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, manual photography, manual shooting, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast, program mode, shutter priority
We (good-naturedly) wade back into the question of “What makes a REAL photographer?” In this case, we’re talking about shooting using entirely manual controls or using the auto or semi-automatic modes on your camera. (Spoiler: Anyone with a camera is a real photographer.) We discuss when each approach works, and the advantages of knowing how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO all work together.
November 2nd, 2018 | 33 mins 10 secs
apple, cameras, iphone, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast, printing
Do you print your photos? Although we know we should make prints, but getting from screen to paper isn’t always easy. It turns out, though, that printing is much easier today than it used to be. In this episode, we welcome photographer and publisher Rick LePage to talk about printing photos at home, from hardware to paper to inks.
October 19th, 2018 | 32 mins 19 secs
apple, cameras, hdr, high dynamic range, iphone, iphone xs, jeff carlson, kirk mcelhearn, lenses, photo editing, photo organization, photography, podcast
“HDR” used to bring to mind surreal landscapes with garish colors and very few shadows. Fortunately, high-dynamic range photography has matured beyond those early days, and is a useful technique for getting more detail out of any scene. The latest iPhone and other smartphone cameras use HDR liberally to create good shots in all types of situations. We talk about making HDR photos using traditional cameras and techniques and also the new iPhone's computational methods.
October 5th, 2018 | 35 mins 36 secs
arnold newman, black and white, conversation, elliot erwitt, igor stravinsky, magnum photos, michael rubin, photo podcast, photography, podcast
August 31st, 2018 | 40 mins 39 secs
chris marquardt, landscape photography, photo book, photo technique, photography, rocky nook, technique, wide-angle
Photographer, podcaster, and author Chris Marquardt just published Wide-Angle Photography (published by Rocky Nook), and he joins us to talk about the time he took only a 24mm lens on a photo tour and fell in love with wide-angle lens photography. We cover composition, thinking in wide-angle terms, and shooting with tilt-shift lenses.